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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest in Las Vegas on July 11, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Numbers don't lie. Politicians do.

At the end of the day, politics is a numbers game and it is a very simple equation. Who has enough votes to win? Politicians, news agencies and pundits spend a lot of money and time analyzing data to tell everyone before the election who is going to win.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Jim Lee/Sioux City Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT **FILE**

Liberal hysteria and the growing populist rebellion

This is a party with its largest state legislative base in history, a majority of the governorships, control of the House and Senate, and more candidates for president than it can get on one stage -- yet there are reasons enough for some columnists to believe it is on the verge of dying. The establishment is beginning to panic and it is going to get worse -- a lot worse.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mualem, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia on Monday, June 29, 2015. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin puts boots on the ground in Syria

Last month, the Obama administration squealed and complained to the Kremlin, when Iranian Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, visited Moscow in an apparent violation of a U.N. travel ban due to Soleimani's sponsorship of terrorism.

Police officers give medical aid to a colleague after a grenade blast during a clash between protesters and police after vote to give greater powers to the east, outside the Parliament, Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Vladimir Donsov)

Kiev erupts over status changes in the East per Minsk Agreement

Protests turned violent outside of the Ukrainian parliament today as lawmakers considered granting special status to the separatist regions in East Ukraine as required by the Minsk agreement negotiated between Germany, France, Russia, and Kiev. According to the Ukrainian government, MPs gave initial approval to the proposal; however, the deal's final passage is far from assured.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers questions from the media after speaking at a rally at the TD Convention Center, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro) ** FILE **

Donald Trump 2016? It's up to the conservative movement now

He currently holds unprecedented leads in national polls, including across-the-board edges in all of the early primary/caucus states. His likability numbers with Republican primary voters are on the upswing. Nevertheless, most of the intelligentsia still doesn't believe Donald Trump has much of chance to be the 2016 GOP nominee.