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By Sean Long | | October 9, 2013 | 2:22 PM EDT

The next Federal Reserve Chairman will be Janet Yellen. President Barack Obama plans to nominate her on Oct. 9. Ahead of the announcement, Yellen, the liberal Fed vice chairman, was considered the most likely candidate to replace Ben Bernanke ever since Larry Summers, her chief rival for the nomination, bowed out of the race on Sept. 16.

She was a frontrunner even before Summers’ withdrawal. But between July 12 and Oct. 8, the networks paid very little attention to Yellen and the Fed candidacy. In fact, they spent more time covering Miss America in one day, than in three months of coverage of the future Fed chairman.

By Randy Hall | | October 9, 2013 | 1:19 PM EDT

Even though the Nov. 4, 2014, mid-term election is more than a year away, liberals are already doing some wishful thinking regarding the prospects of Democrats winning back control of the U.S. House of Representatives, which is currently under Republican leadership.

During an interview on MSNBC's The Cycle program on Monday, NBC News chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd stated that such “a wave” is entirely possible as a result of the government shutdown, which a poll commissioned by the liberal website MoveOn.org said “appears to be taking an electorally deadly toll on House Republicans.”

By Tim Graham | | October 9, 2013 | 1:15 PM EDT

Liberals have grown increasingly angry at Republican “gerrymandering” as a cause for today’s “crazy” conservative House, that Republicans represent overwhelmingly anti-Obama districts and are in no danger of losing. They often completely ignore that many minority Democrats represent overwhelmingly pro-Obama districts and are in no danger of losing. (In response to Voting Rights Act-caused racial gerrymandering, we have silly-looking districts like Mel Watt’s in North Carolina. See PJ Media for more.)

In Tuesday’s USA Today, black columnist DeWayne Wickham -- a former reporter for U.S. News & World Report magazine -- took this willful blindness to new heights, and bizarrely made it sound like a white conspiracy that Republican districts are so white  the House GOP “looks like a Klan klavern”:

By Kyle Drennen | | October 9, 2013 | 12:56 PM EDT

On Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer wrung his hands over Congress, particularly Republicans, not yet reaching a budget deal to end the government shutdown: "...the Tea Party seems very much dug in here. Both sides seem dug in." Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd responded by removing the criticism of "both sides": "You're right, the Tea Party side of this is dug in." [Watch the video after the jump]

Despite them being so "dug in," Todd hoped for "good news" of Republican surrender: "House Republicans, they seem to be dropping the health care thing. The question is whether the Tea Party folks will be okay with that. I don't think they will, but it does feel like the leadership of the Republican Party is trying to get away from it. And if they do, then we'll actually see an end game here."

By Ken Shepherd | | October 9, 2013 | 12:12 PM EDT

"They have one month," announced Time magazine's Kate Pickert. "If the officials running the new Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges cannot fix crippling computer glitches by then, the health law’s future could be imperiled, according to a former high-ranking health care official."

“By November—certainly the middle of November—the sites have to be able to handle major traffic for people to be able to set up accounts and purchase coverage," Pickert quoted Joel Ario, former director of the Office of Health Insurance Exchanges at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. "[T]he longer it takes to repair problems with exchange web sites, the harder it may be to enroll Americans who want coverage," Pickert noted. [Helpful suggestion for Pickert: For the office Halloween party you really should dress up as Captain Obvious.]

By Sean Long | | October 9, 2013 | 11:57 AM EDT

Janet Yellen and her left-wing views get less time than Miss America; ABC covers pageant winner 25 times more than potential Fed chairman.

By Noel Sheppard | | October 9, 2013 | 11:45 AM EDT

It's a metaphysical certitude you haven't heard of Tomas Hertl, but after what he did in Tuesday's game between the New York Rangers and the San Jose Sharks you will.

With the Sharks already ahead 7 to 2, and eight minutes left in the third period, Hertl made possibly the most spectacular goal in NHL history.

By Noel Sheppard | | October 9, 2013 | 10:59 AM EDT

In recent days you can't swing a dead cat without hitting some media member or politician blaming the Koch brothers for the government shutdown.

On Wednesday, Koch Industries sent a letter to a number of people on Capitol Hill trying to set the record straight while attempting to end the misinformation campaign (published with permission):

By Geoffrey Dickens | | October 9, 2013 | 10:40 AM EDT

The liberal media have taken sides in the government shutdown debate and not surprisingly holds only one party to blame - the GOP.  In the last week liberal anchors, reporters and writers have depicted fiscal conservatives in terms usually reserved for terrorists as they’ve hyperbolically charged that Republicans were being run by a “suicide caucus” that is holding America “hostage.”

The following is the Top 8 list of the Nastiest Liberal Media Quotes Blaming the GOP for the Shutdown: (Videos after the jump)

By Noel Sheppard | | October 9, 2013 | 10:26 AM EDT

Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder had some harsh words for gun rights advocates last week.

In an interview he did with surfer Mark Richards to promote the band’s new album being released next week, Vedder said, “I get so angry that I almost wish bad things upon these people” (video follows with transcript and commentary, vulgarity warning):

By Noel Sheppard | | October 9, 2013 | 9:40 AM EDT

The folks at CBS News are clearly unhappy with how ObamaCare is going.

After reporting on a Dallas man that tried for a week to sign up without any success on Tuesday's Evening News, CBS This Morning Wednesday featured a segment tearing the program apart with Jan Crawford saying "the website’s launch has been nothing short of disastrous" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tim Graham | | October 9, 2013 | 8:17 AM EDT

The Washington Post typically boosted a leftist rally for amnesty for illegal immigrants, with one major difference – they utterly ignored the hypocrisy of the Obama administration and the National Park Service closing open spaces in Washington, unless a left-wing protest was scheduled.

The Post promoted the rally in a story on A-4 with three photographs and a story on the front page of the Style section on the protest’s musical stars Los Tigres Del Norte. This is the closest either story got to the smothered controversy:

By Evan Mantel | | October 9, 2013 | 4:28 AM EDT


I know I've said it before, and while I don't want to be the boy who cried propaganda, this most recent episode of SHIELD reeked of it. 

By Noel Sheppard | | October 9, 2013 | 12:30 AM EDT

The CBS Evening News aired a stunning report Tuesday about a Dallas man that’s been trying for a week to sign up for ObamaCare and still has not been successful.

“I don’t accept the excuse of saying the system is just overloaded,” he said (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Tom Blumer | | October 8, 2013 | 11:54 PM EDT

While a great deal of attention has deservedly been given to Kathleen Sebelius's refusal to directly answer comedian Jon Stewart's question about why Obamacare's individual mandate was not been deferred until 2015 like the employer mandate was, at least one of her other comments about the wonders of the government-controlled "marketplace" has been ignored, and shouldn't be.

Her supposedly expert observation, staring at about the 4:35 mark of the video found here (HT Hot Air): "People who have been waiting for a long time finally have a market to choose from." ... "You can also then figure out if your doctor's in the plan that you want, if the network of hospitals is in the plan you want, what kind of drugs you take, is that in the plan you want. You've never been able to do that before." She took it further, saying that if you tried to shop around for insurance companies, "You would never know what's there. You might deal with one agent, one broker. ..." Stewart asked, "So this is the first mall?" Sebelius answered, "You bet." What horse manure.