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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Knapp Center on the campus of Drake University, Jan. 30, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. . (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Campaign-style Waco rally kicks off busy schedule for Trump

- The Washington Times

Former President Donald Trump has a busy schedule coming up. He has his first big "Make America Great Again" rally of the year on Saturday in Waco, Texas -- an event that many observers consider his official entry into the 2024 presidential race. The rally promises to uphold the Trump tradition of attracting big crowds who arrive early.

A 34-foot Dauntless-class patrol boat assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron Eleven keeps watch over Charles Moulthrope, Coast Guard Patrol Craft. (U.S. Navy photo by  Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Randi Brown)

Maritime hearing to focus on securing coastline

The Washington Times

The U.S. has a dedicated population of those who mind and monitor the nation's coastlines, which run 95,471 miles, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security will host a hearing Thursday on securing those borders.

Retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony J. Tata has written his 16th book — a military thriller novel titled "Total Empire: A Garrett Sinclair Novel" which described a rogue military mission in the Sahara Desert. (Image courtesy of St. Martin's Press)

Military author Anthony Tata releases 16th thriller book

- The Washington Times

Just arrived from military-thriller novelist Anthony J. Tata: "Total Empire: A Garrett Sinclair Novel." The book focuses on the heroic, nimble and fictional Gen. Garrett Sinclair, who has been sent on a rogue mission in the Sahara to thwart "China's globalist agenda" and an "ongoing international nuclear threat." Well. That is certainly a timely focus.

Former President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks at a campaign event Monday, March 13, 2023, in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Ron Johnson)

Trump's 2024 campaign seen as upgrade over previous presidential runs

- The Washington Times

Some say that former President Donald Trump has changed his approach to campaigning. Could this strategy repel his loyal fans who like the straightforward political style of yore? Regardless, observers think a new and improved candidate could be on the way. The Associated Press noted on Monday that while Mr. Trump is seeking to "project supreme confidence," he is also now "aiming for a more disciplined campaign." Others, such as Axios, have reported similarly.

Supporters of former President Donald Trump cheer as he speaks at a Save America Rally. Jan. 15, 2022, in Florence, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

New York Young Republican Club answers Trump's call for rallies

- The Washington Times

At least one New York City political organization is responding to former President Donald Trump's complex legal situation, which he has suggested could lead to his arrest on Tuesday. The New York Young Republican Club -- established in 1911 -- has quietly planned a "peaceful protest" rally in New York City on Monday to draw attention to the "American judicial system," according to an exclusive event notice shared with Inside the Beltway.

The U.S. Agency for Global Media -- the independent federal agency which operates Voice of America and four other broadcast sources - has outlined $944.0 million in resources to fund critical international broadcasting efforts. This is an increase of $59.3 million or 6.7% above the FY 2023 Enacted level. (Image courtesy of  U.S. Agency for Global Media).

U.S. Agency for Global Media sets audience record

- The Washington Times

A round of applause for the U.S. Agency for Global Media, the federal agency that counts Voice of America and Radio Free Europe among its six significant media entities. Those networks reached a record weekly audience of 410 million people in 2022 -- and they are mission minded.

A spread of U.S. $100 dollar bills are seen here. (AP Photo)

More on the Biden budget horror show: National defense gets shortchanged

- The Washington Times

So we already know that President Biden's budget is $6.9 trillion. The Republican National Committee, meanwhile, has delved into what's in this budget -- and what's to come. "Biden's budget puts U.S. national security at risk. The budget would shortchange America's military, with defense funding failing to keep pace with inflation," the analysis said.

Some major automakers have removed AM radios from their electric vehicles citing safety issues. Fans of AM stations, however, say AM radio is one of the critical ways that officials can communicate with the public during an emergency. (Image from Shutterstock)

Fans of AM radio rally to resist being dropped by automakers

- The Washington Times

This could be annoying news to those who like listening to old-school AM radio while driving, be it a leisurely trip or frantic commute. Things change, though. Eight automakers -- including Ford, Mazda and BMW -- have removed AM radios from their electric vehicles -- also known as EVs.

This May 4, 2021, file photo shows the U.S. Treasury Building in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

RNC paints Biden budget horror show

- The Washington Times

The Republican National Committee is not allowing President Biden's plans for a $6.9 trillion budget to skate by unnoticed or without close inspection. The committee has released a stark comprehensive study of the actual content of the budget.

In this April 3, 2019, photo a tip box is filled with U.S. currency in New York CIty.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Biden's $6.8 trillion budget prompts outcry from Republicans

- The Washington Times

Republicans are not holding back when it comes to President Biden's burgeoning budget, which weighs in at $6.8 trillion. That looks like this: $6,800,000,000,000, in case you wondered. "President Biden's proposed budget is designed to satisfy his base, not to actually become law," observed Sen. Mitt Romney, Utah Republican.

Migrants wait to get into a U.S. government bus after crossing the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to El Paso, Texas, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The mayor of the Texas border city declared a state of emergency Saturday, Dec. 17 over concerns about the community's ability to handle an anticipated influx of migrants across the Southern border. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez, File)

Crisis on U.S.-Mexico border becomes global moment

- The Washington Times

The situation on the southern U.S. border has become so dire that it is drawing concern from afar. "Authorities in Mexico found an abandoned truck carrying 103 unaccompanied minors, making it the biggest discovery of migrant children traveling through Mexico in recent times," Deutsche Welle, a German news organization, advised in a report published Tuesday.

Former President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2023, Saturday, March 4, 2023, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Media speculates on 'vintage' Trump CPAC speech; he sees it as setting up 2024

- The Washington Times

Former President Donald Trump gave an epic speech -- one hour and 45 minutes -- on the closing night of the Conservative Political Action Conference. His audience remained enthusiastic and good-humored from start to finish Saturday; the event was more campaign rally than fireside talk. The news media, of course, offered mixed, often jaunty commentary in the aftermath, Here are a few sample headlines from the last 48 hours:

President Joe Biden speaks to the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference, Wednesday, March 1, 2023, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Is Biden too old for second term? Most voters say yes

- The Washington Times

It is an uncomfortable but necessary question. Is President Biden too old to hold office? If reelected in 2024, he would be 82 at the start of his second term -- and 86 by the time it concluded. A Yahoo News poll has plunged into that quandary.

A new book, a new video and lots to say: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis takes his place in the political spotlight.

DeSantis brand emerges in new book about Florida's success

- The Washington Times

"Florida's blueprint." This little phrase could very well carry Florida Gov. Ron. DeSantis right into the 2024 presidential race. He has a book arriving Tuesday titled "The Courage to Be Free: Florida's Blueprint for America's Revival," which has already reached No. 1 on the Amazon best-seller list.

Caption: The National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express are stepping up to help the nation’s beloved small restaurants and cafes, offering $1 million in grants to help the often historic establishments with inevitable expenses during challenging times. (AP Photo)

A delicious idea about funding historic preservation

- The Washington Times

For the third year in a row, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is stepping up to help the nation's small restaurants, bolstered by some very handy support from American Express. We're talking about those beloved spots which add much character and charm to the American legacy. Some could get a handsome boost. The two organizations have teamed up to fund the "Backing Historic Small Restaurants Grant Program" for the third year in a row.