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Susan Walsh, Andrew Harnik / AP

CNN's Jim Acosta and top White House advisor Stephen Miller got into a shouting match at the daily press briefing on Wednesday, and partisan media quickly took sides.

Why it matters: This fight is just one more vivid example of the ongoing war between the Trump administration and main stream media as well as the vicious partisanship surrounding the Trump presidency. As usual, left-leaning media sites rushed to praise Jim Acosta as a hero and criticize Stephen Miller, while right-leaning media companies ran headlines mocking Acosta or cheering on Miller.

Here are some headlines from right-leaning and left-leaning news sites on the Acosta-Miller brawl.

Right-leaning
  • Daily Caller: "Jim Acosta just threw a temper tantrum after getting spanked"
  • Breitbart: "Jim Acosta has no idea how many immigrants speak English"
  • The Blaze: "Watch: Stephen Miller shouts down and insults CNN's Jim Acosta over immigration"
  • Washington Examiner: "Conservatives praise Stephen Miller, rebuke CNN's Acosta after White House press briefing"
  • Washington Times: "Stephen Miller, Trump aide, spars with CNN reporter Jim Acosta over immigration plan"
Left-leaning
  • Democratic Underground: "Top White House aide gets questioned on racial coding in new immigration policy, totally flips out"
  • ThinkProgress: "Stephen Miller attacks Statue of Liberty poem, echoing popular white nationalist talking point"
  • Daily Kos: "Trump aide goes off rails, cites hate groups, disses Lady Liberty's 'Give me your tired' call"
  • HuffPost: "Top Trump Aide Struggles To Back Up Trump's Push For Slashing Legal Immigration"
  • Daily Beast: "Stephen Miller loses it on CNN's Jim Acosta"

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The Biden protection plan

Joe Biden announces his first run for the presidency in June 1987. Photo: Howard L. Sachs/CNP/Getty Images

The Joe Biden who became the 46th president on Wednesday isn't the same blabbermouth who failed in 1988 and 2008.

Why it matters: Biden now heeds guidance about staying on task with speeches and no longer worries a gaffe or two will cost him an election. His staff also limits the places where he speaks freely and off the cuff. This Biden protective bubble will only tighten in the months ahead, aides tell Axios.

Bush labels Clyburn the “savior” for Democrats

House Majority Whip James Clyburn takes a selfie Wednesday with former President George W. Bush. Photo: Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images

Former President George W. Bush credited Rep. James Clyburn with being the "savior" of the Democratic Party, telling the South Carolinian at Wednesday's inauguration his endorsement allowed Joe Biden to win the party's presidential nomination.

Why it matters: The nation's last two-term Republican president also said Clyburn's nod allowed for the transfer of power, because he felt only Biden had the ability to unseat President Trump.

GOP research firm aims to hobble Biden nominees

Alejandro Mayorkas. Photo: Joshua Roberts/AFP via Getty Images

The Republican-aligned opposition research group America Rising is doing all it can to prevent President Biden from seating his top Cabinet picks.

Why it matters: After former President Trump inhibited the transition, Biden is hoping the Republican minority in Congress will cooperate with getting his team in place. Biden hadn't even been sworn in when America Rising began blasting opposition research to reporters targeting Janet Yellen and Alejandro Mayorkas.

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