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The Media Research Center will stage its annual Dishonors Awards, targeting the liberal media, on Thursday evening. (MRC)

Bodacious party lampoons liberal media

- The Washington Times

Yes, it is a bodacious and merry occasion: The Media Research Center stages its annual Dishonors Awards Gala on Thursday night, so large that it can only be housed in the behemoth National Building Museum, a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. What draws this bustling conservative crowd? It is a rare moment for them to get back at the liberal media and cite those who are the bossiest, most inane, most extreme.

Ben Carson has written his ninth book, "A More Perfect Union". (Sentinel Books)

Ben Carson's new book has a call to arms: Read the Constitution -- then defend it

- The Washington Times

"Many ungrateful people like to denigrate our nation. They act as if America were the source of evil in the world and a nation to be escaped, but the large number of people risking life and limb to enter this nation illegally tells a different story," writes Ben Carson in his new book, "A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties." The Republican presidential hopeful begins a significant book tour Friday with a sold-out event at the National Press Club; he will visit 38 cities through the first week of November.

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks at a town hall meeting at the University of South Carolina at Aiken Convocation Center, Friday afternoon, Oct. 2, 2015, in Aiken, S.C.  (Michael Holahan/The Aiken Standard via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Carly Fiorina: The insider's outsider

- The Washington Times

Hillary Rodham Clinton herself attempted to soak in a little outsider glory during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire on Monday, advising her audience, "Who could be more of an outsider than a woman president?" It's a remark she's made more than once on the campaign trail.

A "surge" in Republican preference for those with new ideas and different outlooks likely drives the popularity of "outsider" candidates like Donald Trump and Ben Carson. (Associated Press)

They want new ideas, different approach: Republican yen for outsider candidates has 'surged'

- The Washington Times

GOP voters prefer outsider candidates in the White House race: The penchant for a presidential hopeful with "new ideas and a different approach has surged -- with virtually all of the increase coming among Republican and Republican-leaning voters," notes a Pew Research Center poll. "Today, by more than two to one (65 percent to 29 percent), Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters say it is more important that a candidate have new ideas than experience and a proven record. Just five months ago, GOP voters valued experience and a proven record over new ideas, 57 percent to 36 percent."

Sharyl Attkisson debuts Donald Trump on the debut of "Full Measure," a new investigative news program from Sinclair Broadcasting.

'Full Measure': Sharyl Attkisson makes emphatic, content-driven step into political talk

- The Washington Times

It's a new, emphatic and straightforward presence in the chatty Sunday talk show realm: The investigators have arrived. "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson" debuted Sunday, with programming that is handsomely produced and bolstered with ambitious content - including their own immigration poll and original video footage and interviews. The show intends to focus on investigative journalism and authentic accountability rather than sound bites and talking points, its creators say.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is among those who've filed a lawsuit against the Commission on Presidential Debates. 
 Gary Johnson

'Alternatives to the status quo': Libertarians, Green Party sue for a spot at presidential debates

- The Washington Times

They want in. The Libertarian and Green parties -- along with their respective presidential candidates, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein -- filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court, charging that the exclusion of "qualified candidates" from the general election presidential debates by the Commission on Presidential Debates violates federal antitrust laws.

America in 50 years; 'Non-Hispanic whites' a minority; immigrant population quadruples to 78 million

- The Washington Times

Immigration since 1965 has more than quadrupled the nation's foreign-born population: it's swelled from 9.6 million to a record 45 million in 2015, notes a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census data, which predicts the nation will have 78 million immigrants -- and a very different population in the future. "Non-Hispanic whites" will be in the minority, comprising 46 percent of the population by 2065, the research reveals.

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump holds a Bible as he speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's annual fall dinner in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Largest crowd EVER at Values Voters Summit

- The Washington Times

They gather in the nation's capital with the belief that America can't thrive without God and a socially conservative, traditional mindset. The 10th annual Values Voters Summit gets underway Friday, boasting eight presidential hopefuls, a host of elected officials, the thoughtful, the outspoken, the outraged and some 2,500 grass-roots activists.

The press and public have different interpretations of the historic visit of Pope Francis. (Associated Press)

A visit from Pope Francis: It's complicated

- The Washington Times

Even before his "Shepherd One" aircraft touched down in America, Pope Francis assured the press on board that he was not liberal, noting that news organizations with "more leftish" perceptions about him had made "a mistake of interpretation."

Ron Paul is campaigning for his son, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, saying their mutual belief in liberty scares the media. (Associated Press)

Rand Paul, Ron Paul and 2016: A father steps up for his son

- The Washington Times

He's got the knack: Republican front-runner Donald Trump wields provocative ideas, blunt talk and inimitable style. Now it appears to be Sen. Rand Paul's turn. He's up next as the designated straight talker, with Hillary Rodham Clinton as his target, and her email scandal as the perfect vehicle.

Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton can escape the taint of those old State Department emails, which have sunk into the public mindset for better or worse. Mostly worse. (Associated Press)

Emails, emails, emails: The taint settles in on Hillary's campaign

- The Washington Times

She can make polished speeches and frequent the campaign trial. But it does not appear that Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton can escape the taint of those old State Department emails, which have sunk into the public mindset for better or worse. Mostly worse. Yes, there's a Gallup poll that measures the effect.

Inquiring analysts want to know: Which GOP hopeful is the most like Ronald Reagan? (Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library)

Gipper envy: The candidates compete to be 'Reagan'

- The Washington Times

Welcome to the GOP debate planet: 2,000 people in the audience, 11 tightly wound Republican presidential hopefuls, and a potentially behemoth broadcast audience which could include every single American save President Obama, who will not be watching because he has "better things to do," according to the White House.

Sen. Bernie Sanders during his speech Monday morning at Liberty University. (Screen image courtesy of C-SPAN)

Out of his element, Bernie Sanders visits Liberty University, finds polite disagreement and a prayer

- The Washington Times

It is a cultural moment, and one likely to attract attention. The students of Liberty University -- originally founded in Lynchburg, Virginia, by evangelical minister Jerry Falwell in 1971 -- will hear 80 speakers this fall semester as part of their weekly "Convocation" series, described by the school as the world's "largest weekly gathering of Christian young people."