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A group of black pastors and pro-life leaders are calling for the removal of a portrait bust of Planner Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger from the National Portrait Gallery. (Image from STAND)

Black pastors, pro-life advocates rallied against museum portrait of Planned Parenthood founder

- The Washington Times

Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger does not belong beside Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks in the "Struggle for Justice" exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in the nation's capital. So say Ministers Taking a Stand, a group of black pastors who are asking the gallery to remove a portrait bust of Sanger, and rallied Thursday outside the facility. The group has drawn support from Texas Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Louis Gohmert, who have circulated a letter among their colleagues supporting the pastors' request.

Advertising outreach for a new ammunition line meant to down invasive lightweight drones. (Snake River Shooting Products)

'Prepare for Drone Apocalypse': New ammo meant to protect privacy-- and down drones

- The Washington Times

Now ready for citizens concerned their privacy is at stake in an increasing drone-friendly culture: Snake River Shooting Products has just introduced Drone Munition shot shell based defense rounds. "Prepare for the Drone Apocalypse, the Idaho-based company warns in its first ad for the new product, which they describe as a "12 gauge 3-inch shot shell solution aimed at defending against drone-based privacy concerns and terror."

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets his eager public in Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Sweet home Alabama: Donald Trump 'pep rally' in Mobile likely to draw record-breaking 35,000 fans

- The Washington Times

Yes, Donald Trump campaigns on a jumbo scale. The "Donald J. Trump for President Pep Rally", scheduled in Mobile, Alabama on Friday evening, has drawn such an overwhelming response from Trump folks that it had to be moved from a sizable civic auditorium to the Ladd-Peebles Stadium, which can seat 40,000. This is likely to be one of the biggest campaign event of the season - eclipsing a recent gathering for Sen; Bernie Sanders which drew 28,000 fans.

An American classroom in early fall. (AP Photo/The Alpena News, Paige Trisko)

Crisis in the schools: GOP hopefuls told to set rhetoric aside during upcoming education summit

- The Washington Times

It could be the first serious dialogue they have on the U.S. school crisis. A half dozen Republican presidential hopefuls bustle into Manchester, New Hampshire on Wednesday for the 2015 Education Summit, and organizers hope they leave their standard talking points in the campaign bus and have an "urgent conversation" about the failing state of American schools.

Rick Perry gets into it with the grassroots audience at the Iowa State Fair "soapbox" in 2014. (AP Photo)

16 presidential hopefuls head for the challenge: The Iowa State Fair soap box, hecklers included

- The Washington Times

It is a candidate's challenge: The Iowa State Fair is open for business in Des Moines on Thursday, and with it comes the "Candidate Soapbox," set smack in the middle of the main concourse. Over the next nine days, 16 presidential candidates will have 20 minutes on a small stage to have their say before God, country, cows, locals and journalists who hope some hapless hopeful will have a fried-food malfunction for the cameras.

Two Perseid meteors, center and lower left, streak across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower during 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Perseid meteor shower puts on a major show tonight -- 'best in years'

- The Washington Times

Yeah, why not pay attention to some flashy meteors while the White House hopefuls duke it out? NASA and assorted "Perseid pundits" report that thanks to a new moon, this week's Perseid meteor shower is expected to be one of the best in years. NASA Television will be there, offering a live broadcast, hosted by some true meteor hotshots from the Meteoroid Environment Office, the American Meteor Society and other learned spots. The four-hour broadcast begins at 10 p.m. EDT on Wednesday

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina waves to the crowd after speaking at the RedState Gathering, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Carly Fiorina now on the A-List says Rasmussen Reports poll: 'Carly's up, Trump is down'

- The Washington Times

"The post-debate picture has a new contender in the top 10 of Republican presidential contenders, while the leader of the pack has taken a fall," says a new Rasmussen Reports poll released Wednesday. It reveals finds that Carly Fiorina - "stuck in the bottom tier of debaters last Thursday" - now garners support from 9 percent of support among Likely Republican primary voters, which puts her on par with Sen. Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Gov. Scott Walker.