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People chant during a rally in front of the Trump Hotel Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Las Vegas. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at the rally held by the Culinary Union to support a union drive at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas. The hotel tower in back right belongs to the Wynn, where a Democratic presidential debate will be held Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Debate: Low expectations, lots of popcorn

The moment the whole country has been waiting for ... well, actually, not really. The expected ratings for the Democratic Party debate hosted by CNN hover around the 5 million mark -- not even in the same universe as the estimated 25 million people who tuned in to the Republican debate on CNN.

Duplicity in fact and fiction

Back in June 2013, when Pete Earley, Joe Desantis and I began considering writing a novel about terrorism and a presidential campaign, we could not have imagined how much fact and fiction would blend together.

Illustration on Iran's "North Korean strategy" for developing nuclear weapons by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

N. Korea can strike U.S. with nuclear ICBMs

Since the last nuclear deal, when then-Democratic President Bill Clinton channeled future President Barack Obama and told the world how great the "deal" was for peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and how North Korea would not achieve nuclear weapon status, much has changed.

Watch the launch and impact of a Spike Missile from an undisclosed location.  Video courtesy of NATO TV.

WATCH: Spike Missile Launch

Watch the launch and impact of a Spike Missile from an undisclosed location. Video courtesy of NATO TV.

Russia foils ISIS-trained terror attack on Moscow

Russian FSB agents today arrested six Russian citizens at a Moscow apartment who were apparently planning to detonate an explosive device in similar strength to that used in the Ankara bombings. The explosion was to be carried out on Moscow public transportation.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, is handed the gavel from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, left, after being re-elected for a third term to lead the 114th Congress, as Republicans assume full control for the first time in eight years, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais )

The speaker's selling of the House's sovereignty

The House speaker routinely sells to the House Republican rank and file committee assignments, chairmanships and preferred treatment in the course of their legislative responsibilities in exchange for handsome donations to the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee or its political equivalent under the speaker's control.

President Obama is pressing for fast-track powers now so that he can finalize an Asian trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, that he's negotiating with 11 other countries. A European trade deal could also be on the horizon. (Associated Press)

Shhh, 'Obamatrade' is here, and Congress is on the spot

The Republican Party slowly self destructed last week. While that drama worthy of the Netflix series "House of Cards" played out, there was other major news developing. The opening shots in what will probably be the last major congressional battle with the Obama Regime were fired.

The 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth offers Italian sass at home (Photo by Rita Cook)

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth offers Italian sass at home

Get ready for the feisty little Fiat's latest incarnation, the 500 tweaked for 2016 with new styling inside and out. However, in 2015 from Italy with love, the Fiat still offers everything Americans love about the Italian style and sass from across the pond.

Jazz festival in Moscow

Do you remember?

While conducting some reporting on the former Soviet Union, I recently had the distinct pleasure of being invited to a free jazz, big band concert in Moscow, held during one of many music festivals

Sderot, Israel, on the Gaza border, in July 2014. (Photo by L. Todd Wood)

The rockets from Gaza begin again

To continue on our reporting on terrorist violence in Israel, spurred by the lack of American leadership in the Middle East, on Friday the first rocket in months from Gaza landed in Israel. It seems Hamas, which controls the territory, has decided to get involved in the outbreak of attacks on Jews in Jerusalem and elsewhere in the Jewish State.