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The 12th annual Values Voters Summit has arrived in the capital to emphasize the "momentum" and lasting power of America's values. (Family Research Council)

Values Voters Summit holds the line as D.C. rages

- The Washington Times

The Values Voters Summit has arrived in the nation's capital for the 12th year in a row, and just in time. Amid discord, distractions, media mayhem and the rigors of a fast-approaching election, the three-day event provides a forum for traditional values, drawing 3,000 people and an impressive roster of 65 speakers. The weekend is dedicated to ensuring the "momentum" of bedrock values — along with religious freedom, pro-life causes, the state of conservatism, effective pushback against cultural foes and national security.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is surrounded by reporters, all seeking her commentary on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.
and the challenges he now faces. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Associated Press)

Media in frantic frenzy over Kavanaugh

- The Washington Times

There was once a time when the news media seemed all dressed up with nowhere to go. That is certainly not the case at the moment. News coverage of the turmoil surrounding Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court now mutates from one thing to another with startling speed. Press narratives unfold like origami. Indeed, there is now an army of journalists, analysts, broadcasters, pollsters, bloggers, strategists and columnists on the march, presenting their wares to a public that says that news coverage confuses them.

A Wall Street Journal editorial says, "A story this old and unprovable can't be allowed to delay a Supreme Court confirmation vote." (Associated Press)

The complex hazards of the 'MeToo Kavanaugh ambush'

- The Washington Times

Behold. The Wall Street Journal has offered a new editorial titled "The #MeToo Kavanaugh Ambush." Regarding the baroque challenges now facing Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh from political and cultural opponents, the news organization simply advises "A story this old and unprovable can't be allowed to delay a Supreme Court confirmation vote."

A former McCain campaign adviser says that voters are becoming weary of the slams against President Trump and losing their power.
President Trump faces the press and their many microphones during a brief encounter on the White House lawn. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnick) (Associated Press)

Repetitive Trump attacks losing their power

- The Washington Times

Anyone out there remember details from the infamous, anonymous New York Times op-ed? Anyone? It was just one in a long line of intense, coordinated, strategic attacks on President Trump and his administration which arrive like clockwork daily, and every other word is "chaos."

Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis has a new book arriving "Republicans Buy Sneakers Too: How the Left is Ruining Sports with Politics." (Clay Travis)

Clay Travis: 'How the left is ruining sports with politics'

- The Washington Times

Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis has much to say in a forthcoming book titled "Republicans Buy Sneakers Too: How the Left is Ruining Sports with Politics." Mr. Travis is intent on saving sports, he says, from "social justice warriors seeking to turn them into another political battleground." Mr. Travis is naming names and supplying anecdotes; he refers to ESPN as "MSESPN" and insists that politicized sports could sully national unity.

Talk radio host Michael Savage does not mince words in his 26th book, titled "Stop Mass Hysteria: America's Insanity from the Salem Witch Trials to the Trump Witch Hunt," which will be published Oct. 9. (Courtesy of Center Street Books)

Michael Savage fires off new book on mass hysteria and the 'Trump Witch Hunt'

- The Washington Times

An unsettling new culture seems to have sprung up now 20 months after President Trump was inaugurated, fueled by the president's tenacious persistence, negative press coverage, shrill outcry and much more. This unprecedented political phenomenon has fueled a new book by talk radio kingpin Michael Savage and the title tells all: "Stop Mass Hysteria: America's Insanity from the Salem Witch Trials to the Trump Witch Hunt."

A massive new Gallup "Global Emotions" poll surveyed people in 147 nations and reveals that 70 percent seem happy with their lives. (Courtesy of NASA)

Massive Gallup 'Global Emotions' poll suggests world is actually happy

- The Washington Times

There are some intriguing findings in a massive new Gallup "Global Emotions" poll of 147,000 people which took a year to conduct and offers insight into mood of the world's populations. Some of the findings are surprising, even counterintuitive given the endless media coverage suggesting madness and mayhem rules the planet. Most people appear happy.

Serious business: President Trump, FEMA Administrator Brock Long and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen discuss incoming Hurricane Florence. The media is already labeling it "Trump's Katrina." (Associated Press)

News media fixates on 'Trump's Katrina' and Hurricane Maria

- The Washington Times

The weather was politicized years ago when global warming and climate alarmism were ramped up as a dire, dramatic topic by the news media and quickly added to the liberal list of pet issues. The weather was again politicized when former President George W. Bush was criticized for his administration's response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Ongoing studies by the Media Research Center charting broadcast coverage of President Trump reveal 90 percent of coverage is negative. (Associated Press)

Media attacks on Trump run like clockwork

- The Washington Times

For many Americans, the political world goes from complicated to incomprehensible when the news media makes negative claims against President Trump that don't match up with reality. The public, for example, rejoices over the administration's very real economic and diplomatic gains but then are warned by grim journalists that the administration is in "chaos."

Organizers behind the protests during Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings have declared that the situation is now "an emergency." (Women's March)

Trump resistance now 'an emergency,' say organizers

- The Washington Times

The volume has gone way up on the non-stop effort to counter President Trump, his administration and his nominee for the Supreme Court. It's about to get a lot louder according to chief organizers - who have declared that the situation has escalated into "an emergency, all-hands-on-deck moment."

President Trump shares a hearty handshake with Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, in the White House on July 9, 2018. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Aggressive media primed for Kavanaugh hearings

- The Washington Times

They're likely ready with foregone conclusions and dire warnings. Big media appears poised to offer a volley of unfriendly coverage at Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. But wait. This practice has been going on since the evening of July 9, when President Trump nominated Judge Kavanaugh for Supreme Court justice, prompting multiple journalists to portray the federal judge as a pro-life partisan who could change the highest court in the land, and the nation itself.

Joe, Bernie, Liz, Hillary? Over a dozen determined Democrats eye 2020

- The Washington Times

Democrats may be all charged up about the 2020 presidential election, but it's still a mystery who they would favor on the ballot. A new Zogby Analytics poll of likely Democratic voters found that almost a third of the respondents -- 31 percent -- simply couldn't name who they would back in the White House bout.

Fox News Channel has been the No. 1 news channel for 200 consecutive months. Sean Hannity pulls in the largest audience. (Fox News)

Sorry MSNBC, CNN: Fox News marks over 16 years as No. 1 cable news network

- The Washington Times

Fox News Channel still does everything right. Viewers, it seems, simply can't get enough of the coverage. Fox News hit a major milestone in August, marking 200 consecutive months as the most watched cable news network of all, this according to Nielsen Media Research. That means Fox News has been top dog for 16 years and six months — with a prime time audience averaging 2.3 million viewers, compared to 1.8 million for MSNBC and 1 million for CNN.

President Trump enjoys an enthusiastic rally with those who support him, staged recently in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Associated Press)

The political peril of irking Trump voters

- The Washington Times

Establishment Democrats don't like to bandy about the "I-word." They caution that talk of impeaching President Trump will rile up Mr. Trump's very loyal supporters — who will flock to the polls on Nov. 6 and launch a red wave to be reckoned with. Curbing impeachment chatter could prove a challenge for these Democrats, particularly when billionaire activist Tom Steyer is spending $110 million to counter Mr. Trump through a public interest group called Need to Impeach, plus vigorous voter outreach and a 30-city national tour.

Women's issues and the #MeToo cause are the most likely to spark a rally says a new Gallup poll, which also found that liberals and Democrats were the groups who were most prone to protest. (Associated Press)

Liberals are hard-wired to protest says Gallup poll

- The Washington Times

Vigorous protest marches were the norm during the 1960s. These days, the compunction to get out on the street and make a big noise over select issues is almost as prevalent among certain groups — mainly Democrats, liberals, the educated elite and women.