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By Noel Sheppard | | June 23, 2013 | 2:24 PM EDT

Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said something Sunday that should be of grave concern to Americans on both sides of the aisle.

Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation, Feinstein said that as far as what has been relayed to her, the United States government doesn't what documents National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has in his possession.

By Noel Sheppard | | June 23, 2013 | 12:39 PM EDT

NBC's David Gregory is taking a lot of heat for asking the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald on Sunday's Meet the Press if he should be charged with a crime for aiding and abetting National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

Greenwald and a host of folks struck back at Gregory on Twitter (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | June 23, 2013 | 9:58 AM EDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was booed by liberal activists Saturday for defending President Obama on the NSA’s surveillance programs and saying leaker Edward Snowden broke the law.

This occurred during a Q&A session at the far-left Netroots Nation conference in San Jose.

By Tom Blumer | | June 22, 2013 | 11:55 PM EDT

Before taking a series of cheap shots at Howard Kurtz, the former Daily Beast Washington bureau chief and CNN "Reliable Sources" host who has moved to Fox News to host its "Fox News Watch" program, Salon political reporter Alex Seitz-Wald characterized Kurtz's new employer as "a stable for journalists who have fallen on hard times."

In related news, the New York Yankees and the Miami Heat, respectively, have become basement-dwelling final refuges for baseball and basketball players whose skills have seriously eroded. (/sarcasm).

By Jack Coleman | | June 22, 2013 | 7:40 PM EDT

And let's not forget crude and boorish, Ed Schultz's two other signature traits.

On any given day, it doesn't take long for the left-wing radio host and MSNBC weekend prison guard to turn bellicose and bizarre, as was the case Thursday. (Audio clips after the jump)

By Randy Hall | | June 22, 2013 | 7:23 PM EDT

The main function of a White House press secretary is to distribute information for the administration, which often requires answering difficult questions. Apparently, no one knows this better than Jay Carney, the current spokesman for President Obama.

According to a study by Yahoo News -- which is by no means a conservative outlet -- Carney has dodged answering reporters' questions 9,486 times in the 444 briefings he's held since his first press conference on Feb. 16, 2011, by using 13 different methods, ranging from saying “I don't have the answer … ” 1,905 times to “The president won't tell me … ” on 117 occasions.

By Noel Sheppard | | June 22, 2013 | 4:06 PM EDT

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer and the Washington Post’s Colby King got into a heated debate on PBS’s Inside Washington Friday over who’s to blame for Iraq spinning out of control now that the United States is no longer there.

Not surprisingly, King was opposed to laying any of the blame on President Obama for failing to negotiate a troop withdrawal that left some of our forces there (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | June 22, 2013 | 2:40 PM EDT

As NewsBusters reported almost ad nauseum, Anthony Bourdain on his 9PM Sunday CNN program Parts Unknown regularly uttered profanities including varieties of the S-word without being censored.

Yet on Friday’s Stroumboulopoulos which airs at 11PM, Bill Maher was censored when he said “bulls—t” (video follows with commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | | June 22, 2013 | 2:11 PM EDT

Bill Maher may have said one of the dumbest – and therefore funniest! – things ever to come out of his mouth Friday.

Appearing on CNN’s Stroumboulopoulos, Maher said, “You have to really be smart” to get on his HBO Real Time show (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Scott Whitlock | | June 22, 2013 | 1:14 PM EDT

In a continuing attempt to humanize George Stephanopoulos, ABC is now running lighthearted new promos for the host of This Week. In the spots, the former Democratic campaign operative barges into the kitchen of a couple to ask, "You guys got any milk?"

The admiring woman coos, "It's George Stephanopoulos. He's also on Sunday mornings." In another commercial, a second woman praises, "George on Sunday mornings. Now, that's good." One odd moment in the ad has Stephanopoulos, who is five foot, six inches tall, towering over a refrigerator by a good five inches. (Just how short is that fridge? See picture below.)

By Tom Blumer | | June 22, 2013 | 12:15 PM EDT

There's no word on whether Elizabeth Vargas had to receive smelling salts during her interview of Madonna which appeared on "Good Morning America." But it wouldn't be a surprise if she did.

When the ABC reporter, whose interview was relayed by the network's Sabrina Parise and posted at, questioned the diva's use of gun choreography in her current tour's stage show, she certainly expected a robust defense. But she probably didn't expect a trip into the land of the Second Amendment. Nonetheless, that's what happened (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary; HT Hot Air; bolds are mine):

By Mark Finkelstein | | June 22, 2013 | 11:29 AM EDT

On her MSNBC show this morning, Melissa Harris-Perry vilified John Boehner as a "super-villain," a "bad guy" and "pitiful."  His sin?  Failing to pass the farm bill.

So who is MH-P's idea of a good Speaker?  Why, Nancy Pelosi, of course.   Harris-Perry praised Pelosi as "one of the most effective leaders in the House's history."  So effective that, as a result of her disastrous leadership, Pelosi's Dem House caucus went down to crushing electoral defeat in 2010.  View the video after the jump.

By Noel Sheppard | | June 22, 2013 | 10:59 AM EDT

It appears someone at Yahoo! News has opened one too many email messages from Orly Taitz.

On Friday, the website actually published a piece claiming Kenya was Barack Obama's country of birth:

By Tom Johnson | | June 22, 2013 | 10:16 AM EDT

They say one man's trash is another man's treasure, and while most people are happy that Communism rests in the ash heap of history, a Daily Kos blogger opined this past Wednesday that it didn't deserve such a sad fate, at least in America.

"gjohnsit" remarked that many idealistic young adults are abandoning the Democratic Party because it's "center-right" rather than left-wing, and wondered, "How did we arrive at this point?" He contends that the crucial developments were two purges of Communism and other hard-left groups from American political life:

By Tom Blumer | | June 22, 2013 | 10:08 AM EDT

Netroots Nation, the leftist annual convention currently in progress in San Jose (next year it's in Detroit; can't wait), bills itself as a "connector of awesome progressive activists."

Based on Emily Schultheis's Saturday morning report at the Politico on the viewpoints of those in attendance, the gathering's slogan should really be, "Blame it on Bush and Boehner." The Politico reporter also professes surprise that these largely angry leftists aren't angry at President Barack Obama, as if anyone would have really expected that (bolds are mine):