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Sen. Ted Cruz prepares to face a huge crowd during a previous CPAC appearance; the event typically draws some 13,000 people. (AP Photo)

The power of CPAC drowns out the news media

- The Washington Times

News coverage of the Conservative Political Action Conference -- CPAC -- is often dismissive, sarcastic or just plain negative, dwelling on controversy and even creating it. Such coverage will get drowned out when this bodacious event roars to life on Thursday, drawing some 13,000 attendees who are thoughtful, enthusiastic and politically engaged. There's some real passion here, and refreshing sincerity.

Some critics thought President Trump wouldn't last long in office, but as of Tuesday, he is not the president with the shortest term in office, according to historical records. (Associated Press)

Day 33: Trump passes an unexpected presidential milestone

- The Washington Times

President Trump passes a noteworthy milestone on Tuesday. He begins his 33rd day in office -- which means he is no longer the shortest-serving president in history -- a title his critics likely wish he had obtained. The shortest-serving president on record was William Henry Harrison, who was in the White House for 32 days before he died of pneumonia, brought on by a severe chill on his Inauguration Day in 1841.

President Trump visits an airplane hangar in Melbourne, Florida for a rally on Saturday, five months after his rally there drew 8,500 people. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Loyal forever: They love Trump in the heartland no matter what the media does

- The Washington Times

The press may hate him. But the grassroots are still fiercely loyal to President Trump no matter what the news media does. He has the untiring support of heartland voters who rallied behind him with gusto, then went to the polls to vote the man into office. Mr. Trump revisits that territory on Saturday when he journeys to an airplane hangar in Melbourne, Florida, for a jumbo public rally -- a familiar feature of his relentless campaign for the White House.

President Trump still has strong support from Republicans, says a new poll, though typical news coverage would suggest otherwise. (Associated Press)

The numbers are in: Republicans are 'very happy' with Trump

- The Washington Times

Well, that's straightforward enough: "Republicans are very happy with President Trump," reports a new YouGov/Economist poll, which counters the shrill narratives in the news media that suggest GOP voters are now fretful and regretful about their decision to put Mr. Trump in the White House. They're not.

Prominent pro-life organizations are putting together 217 rallies in 45 states Saturday, each of which calls for defunding Planned Parenthood. (Associated Press)

Their turn now: Pro-lifers march against Planned Parenthood nationwide on Saturday

- The Washington Times

It's been the season of big marches for progressive and anti-Trump causes. Now it is time for the pro-lifers to have their say. A coalition of five major pro-life organizations has organized 217 rallies in 45 states Saturday, each calling on Congress to defund Planned Parenthood. All the events will be staged outside the organization's local facilities.

Americans are optimistic since President Trump took over at the White House, with businesses overwhelmingly expecting improvements. (Associated Press)

Nation's mood 'brightened' with Trump -- and 51% of the public support his travel ban

- The Washington Times

Takes one to know one, perhaps. President Trump is having a remarkable influence on the nation's merchants, manufacturers, builders and retailers, and they're vocal about it: 80 percent of the respondents in a business outlook survey believe the nation's business conditions will improve this year -- compared to 44 percent in 2016. The primary reason for the boost in optimism is "clear," the survey analysis noted, citing Mr. Trump and calling the president "a positive game changer for the business community." The research was conducted by McDonald Hopkins, a business advisory and advocacy law firm.

Organizers of the Women's March on Washington are hard at work putting together a "general strike" called "A Day Without a Woman." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Democrats warned: Trump rage could backfire

- The Washington Times

They are angry, sad, scared, outraged. And they complain, march, holler and insist the nation is in "chaos." And so it goes for Democrats and hefty populations of liberals and progressives who are still upset over President Trump's victory. The phenomenon is billed as "Trump derangement syndrome" by Sen. Ted Cruz, political analyst Seton Motley and other observers. But the public may soon develop its own case of derangement fatigue as the appeal of such noisy fare wears thin.

When President Trump arrives in Florida for the weekend, protesters have planned a "March to Mar-a-Lago for Humanity" to greet him. (Associated Press)

Another weekend, another outcry: Protesters plan march to Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate

- The Washington Times

The protests keep on coming, just like clockwork. After President Trump took office, women in pink "pussy" hats with multiple causes marched. The following weekend protesters angry over immigration policy descended on the nation's airports. On Saturday angry Floridians plan their own outcry, just as Mr. Trump takes a little break this weekend in the Sunshine State, meeting first lady Melania Trump and son Barron at Mar-a-Lago, his estate in Palm Beach.

Libertarians have some praise for Trump and big plans for 2018

- The Washington Times

The Libertarian Party has offered some quiet applause for President Trump, citing his goal of reducing pesky federal government regulations by 75 percent, along with his canny proposal to eliminate two existing regulations whenever a new regulation is proposed. Interesting. The Libertarians have a point of contention, however. Regulations are not neat and uniform, they say, reasoning that some regulations "impose 100 times the burden that others do. So a two-for-one deal won't necessarily result in a net reduction in red tape, bureaucratic obstruction or "needless government meddling" in people's lives.

President Trump waits for more executive orders to sign, resulting in a frenzy of outrage among Democrats, the news media and Hollywood. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump, man of action, has press, Democrats and Hollywood in a dither

- The Washington Times

Oh the hand-wringing, the outrage, the overuse of the word "chaos," plus endless shrill talking points. The news media, the Democratic Party and Hollywood have stumbled upon reality at last: President Trump is in the White House, taking care of business full speed ahead -- just as he said he would. Livid news organizations, operatives, strategists and movie stars are almost incandescent with rage, as America looks on. The phenomenon will intensify Tuesday when Mr. Trump reveals his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, likely setting off a whole new round of strategic, carefully crafted narratives that suggest the nation is on the brink of disaster and tumult.

Protesters gather at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to protest President Trump's new immigration restrictions. (Associated Press)

Record numbers of Muslim refugees entered U.S. in 2016 says new study

- The Washington Times

As the nation and the White House wrestle with complex immigration issues, some numbers to consider, including the official total of refugees who arrived in U.S. in the last year, and how Americans feel about the phenomenon. Some states took on many refugees; two states had none. A record number of Muslims were among the new arrivals according to new research.