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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise cites dozens of manufacturers, retailers and interest groups which "strongly support" Republican tax reform, otherwise known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Feisty support emerges for GOP tax reform

- The Washington Times

The dreaded floor vote looms over Capitol Hill on Thursday. The House will signal yea or nay on Republican tax reform, accompanied by much handwringing from Democrats, who treat the vote like a fearful spectacle - though many supported key components of the bill in a previous era. Much of the news media refuses to frame the legislation as positive or productive, embracing the standard narrative that the bill favors the rich and hurts the poor - or words to that effect.

A new study comparing broadcast coverage of Roy Moore and Sen. Bob Menendez finds Mr. Moore garnering 40-times more coverage than the Democratic lawmaker, who faces corruption charges. (Associated Press)

Shocker! Roy Moore gets 40 times more coverage than Bob Menendez

- The Washington Times

The news media has provided intensive coverage of the ongoing woes of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, and the coverage often showcases melodrama, speculation and sensationalism. Reporters and anchors, in fact, frequently repeat the same "damning accusations" and key phrases against Mr. Moore says Rich Noyes, research director of the Media Research Center, a conservative press watchdog now monitoring the news about Mr. Moore produced by the "Big Three" broadcast networks.

Fox News anchorman Chris Wallace at the podium after receiving the Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism from the International Center for Journalism. (International Center for Journalism) (International center for journalism)

Chris Wallace: Trump is right about 'media unfairness'

- The Washington Times

Fox News anchorman Chris Wallace recently received the Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism from the International Center for Journalism, a 33-year-old organization based in the nation's capital which promotes better news media practices. Mr. Wallace's award was a big deal. So were his closing remarks, made before an audience of 600 people, at an event moderated by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer.

President Trump and first lady in Beijing this week, midway in a five-country trip through Asia. Yes, Mr. Trump has continued to tweet throughout their travels. An organization recently analyzed his tweets. (Associated Press)

World 'transfixed': Each Trump tweet gets an average 98,000 likes says new study

- The Washington Times

President Trump often bypasses the irate news media with his tweets, pushing back against hostile press narratives that overlook such positive nuggets as this: 82 percent of those who voted for him back in 2016 would do so again, according to a tidy new Politico poll. Mr. Trump maintains a conversational tone to his Twitter missives; he appears accessible, unapologetic and in good humor to his fans. And there are many. The president currently has 42.3 million followers and has tweeted over 36,000 times.

A new biography of former White House adviser Stephen K. Bannon arriving Monday details his life, influence and "conservative populism." (Associated Press)

Steve Bannon, the book

- The Washington Times

The press has been fascinated with Stephen K. Bannon for years, penning both fancy prose and damning reviews of the former White House adviser, political strategist, film producer, media kingpin, talk radio host, scholar and combat veteran. Mr. Bannon is many things. He has drawn lots of news coverage -- much of it uneven, speculative and tinctured with venom from journalists who are disenchanted by President Trump. Yeah, well.

What once was: Donna Brazile brandishes a Hillary Clinton campaign sign at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, 16 months before the publication of her new book "Hacked." It comes out Tuesday. (Associated Press)

'The Clintons are done in politics'

- The Washington Times

On Tuesday, the rest of America can get their own copy of Donna Brazile's 288-page tell-all book when it is released by Hachette Books. Excerpts from "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House" already have blasted the political landscape, leaving several large craters and plenty of pockmarks.

Supporters watch the election results on a larger television monitor during Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's election night rally in the Jacob Javits Center glass enclosed lobby in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Press stress: Psychologists say the news media prompts serious anxiety

- The Washington Times

Americans pine to be well informed. But there's a price to pay. New research from the American Psychological Association finds that majorities of the chronically over-informed public are stressed — "experiencing anxiety, anger and fatigue" — and the news media plays a role in it. Even tracking the news itself is a stressful event for the majority of the public, the study found.

"You guys seem completely obsessed with this," said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to the press on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

The Mueller media marathon persists, with Trump in the starring role

- The Washington Times

The news media is mired in Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation in the Russian collusion matter, prompting critics to suggest it's not only lazy journalism, but built on a selective set of partisan talking points. In a few choice words, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders summarized the press' fixation on the combination of Russia, the 2016 election and President Trump — at the expense of all else.

Progressive Future, a California-based nonprofit, has conducted an "unflinching" autopsy of Democratic Party failures, offering remedies in time for the 2018 and 2020 elections. (Progressive Future)

Dismal Democrats conduct their first autopsy

- The Washington Times

The mainstream news media is obsessed with any story that suggests President Trump is squabbling with establishment Republicans or failing to improve the nation despite solid evidence proving otherwise. That we know.

Finesse: Trump still knows his voters

- The Washington Times

President Trump is honing his prowess as a statesman, policy wrangler and defender of the nation. Despite months of partisan challenges, Mr. Trump has not lost his heartfelt and authentic respect for everyday Americans; he knows what resonates with them, and he has the showbiz sensibility to reach a wide audience. The president has not lost touch with his public, and it plays in his favor.

President Trump faces the press before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House last week. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

'All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump': New Ed Klein book

- The Washington Times

Monday will be noisy as more details on the Russia collusion probe emerge. But wait. "All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump" by veteran investigative journalist Edward Klein, also arrives Monday, making a detailed case that the notorious "deep state" is indeed up and running against President Trump and his administration.

Pro-life advocate Kristan Hawkins - shown with the sign in the center of the group - is president of Students for Life, and will tour college campuses to speak out against views of "aging feminists." (Students for Life)

Berkeley bound: Pro-lifer to test 'aging' feminists

- The Washington Times

Kristan Hawkins begins a "Lies Feminists Tell Tour" at the University of California Berkeley on Thursday. Miss Hawkins is the president of Students for Life, a national organization that boasts 1,176 chapters on college and high school campuses nationwide — and she is prepared to debunk the ideas of "aging, second-wave feminists" who have given students some faulty ideas.

Former NPR CEO and author Ken Stern visited tea party meetings, churches and NASCAR races, learning how to "love the right." (Associated Press)

Former NPR kingpin embraces conservatism

- The Washington Times

A new book with a red, white and blue cover arrives Tuesday, and the title tells all: "Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right" by Ken Stern has surprised many onlookers in these cranky days of political discord and media mayhem.