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America now in 'constant crisis'

- The Washington Times

The United States has become "a country in constant crisis," said House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy in a statement that included a summary of the past 12 months with Mr. Biden in the White House.

A man walks past the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 27, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Why Democrats are leaving office

- The Washington Times

Almost 30 Congressional Democrats -- well, 28 to be exact -- have decided not to run for reelection and are leaving office. In contrast, just 14 Republican lawmakers are planning their exit. It is both a cultural and a political moment.

Former President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks at a rally Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Florence, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Energized Trump now on the march

- The Washington Times

Former President Donald Trump is already on the move -- marching toward his next big projects -- namely, the Friday launch of his own social media site and the next jumbo rally in Texas in less than two weeks.

Supporters react to music before President Donald Trump arrives at a Latinos for Trump Coalition roundtable at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump rally brings joy, high-profile guests to Arizona Republicans

- The Washington Times

Former President Donald Trump will stage one of his signature jumbo rallies on Saturday in Arizona -- and Republicans in the state couldn't be happier. "There will be the first Save America rally of 2022 with President Donald J. Trump in Florence, Arizona," said a beaming Arizona Republican Party chairwoman Kelli Ward in an upbeat video message.

President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 response and vaccinations, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden flunking 'kitchen table' test with voters

- The Washington Times

Politicians on both sides of the aisle must never forget the importance of "kitchen table" items -- those issues which are of intense interest among voters, such as wages, jobs and health care costs. President Biden earned only tepid reviews in this department, according to a CNBC/Change Research survey which gauged voter sentiment.

Talk radio host and longtime media presence Glenn Beck has written his 14th book. “The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century Fascism”

Glenn Beck's 21st book: 'The Great Reset'

- The Washington Times

Talk radio host and longtime media presence Glenn Beck has written his 14th book. "The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century Fascism" arrived Tuesday and is dedicated to "all those who believe that men are born to be free."

In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, voters wait in line outside a polling center on Election Day, in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Heads up: Midterm election cycle 'truly underway'

- The Washington Times

Ascent Strategic -- a prominent political consulting firm -- has a reminder for candidates and political organizations poised to encounter the midterm elections. "This all-important election cycle is truly underway, but are you ready? The balance of power in Congress on the line, and countless important state and local races up for grabs," the group said in a message to the political community that was shared with the Beltway.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham has suggested that the media's political influence is so great that  the term "Biden administration" should be replaced by "MSNBC administration." (AP PHOTO)

Biden's 'MSNBC administration'

- The Washington Times

Journalists' penchant to lean left has continued over the decades and now appears to have reached some sort of cultural and political zenith: "The MSNBC administration."

The U.S. Capitol in Washington is shown on Dec. 29, 2020.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Media squints at Jan. 6 anniversary

- The Washington Times

It's been a year since the unfortunate attack on the U.S. Capitol. The event has been heavily covered by the news media, analysts and pundits for the last 12 months -- and that coverage continues. There is much focus on security issues, political opportunities and former President Donald Trump's sudden decision to abandon a press conference he had planned to conduct Thursday from Mar-a-Lago, Florida.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speak to reporters outside the White House after a meeting with President Joe Biden, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

Bring back the 'America First' agenda

- The Washington Times

The promising news these days is that the Republican Party could reclaim the U.S. Congress in November. That's a start. "But taking nominal control of Capitol Hill won't be enough. Will Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy and their lieutenants be content with stopping the woke and socialist-inspired agenda of progressives? Or will they boldly implement a full-throttle populist nationalist 'America First' agenda? Doing so requires focus, not a scattershot approach," wrote Steve Cortes in an analysis for RealClear Politics.

In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with reporters in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) **FILE**

Trump's Jan. 6 press conference stirs media curiosity

- The Washington Times

The press is already offering both news and commentary about former President Donald Trump for a very specific reason. Mr. Trump is planning a late-afternoon press conference on Thursday from his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. And of course, Thursday is Jan. 6, the first anniversary of the unfortunate attack on the U.S. Capitol.

In this Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson adjusts the American flag hanging off his front porch in Appleton, Wis. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

America's destiny: Red Nation and Blue Nation?

- The Washington Times

Does the American public believe the United States should cease to be united and divide into two separate nations based on political beliefs? There's a poll, which offers some noteworthy findings as the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol approaches, an event that sparked much discussion about political callings.

In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, a supporter of open carry gun laws, wears a pistol as he prepares for a rally in support of open carry gun laws at the Capitol, in Austin, Texas.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)  **FILE**

The 'crime-panicked wealthy' of Los Angeles now want guns

- The Washington Times

Things changed in the year 2021. Los Angeles Magazine reports that attitudes toward firearms are evolving in the Golden State. "The arms race of the affluent: From Beverly Hills to Santa Monica, the crime-panicked wealthy are banishing bling and buying guns," the magazine reported this week.

The U.S. Capitol at dawn. (AP Photo)

Jan. 6 anniversary just a week away

- The Washington Times

The first anniversary of the Jan. 6 uprising at the U.S. Capitol is a week away, and it has prompted a frenzy among news organizations anxious to weigh in on this very unfortunate day, and from every imaginable angle.

The four-day Conservative Political Action Conference — affectionately known as CPAC — is now on the calendar, set for Feb. 24-27 in Orlando, Fl.  (Image courtesy of the American Conservative Union)

Get happy: CPAC is on the way

- The Washington Times

The clarion call has gone out: The four-day Conservative Political Action Conference -- affectionately known as CPAC -- is now on the calendar, set for Feb. 24-27 in Orlando, Florida.