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This Dec. 1, 2012 file photo shows a silhouette of a crucifix and a stained glass window inside a Catholic Church in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Guardians of churches sought in midst of attacks

- The Washington Times

CatholicVote, a national faith-based advocacy organization, has launched a seven-figure TV and digital ad campaign that the group says highlights "President Biden's failure to protect Catholic churches and pregnancy centers that are under widespread attack."

In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Smith & Wesson pushes back on lawmakers who blame guns

- The Washington Times

Smith & Wesson Brands president and CEO Mark Smith has pushed back against a House oversight panel that subpoenaed the gunmaker on Aug. 2, asking for documents related to the manufacture and sale of AR-15-style semi-automatic rifles. Mr. Smith declined to respond to the panel. Now he is having a say.

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is running for an open congressional seat in the state.  (Associated Press)

Sarah Palin returns as national political figure

- The Washington Times

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is running for an open congressional seat in the state, with the election coming on Tuesday. Ms. Palin has not drawn this much press coverage since, as 2008 vice presidential hopeful, she appeared with the late John McCain in a pair of red Naughty Monkey high heels, which created both a political and fashion sensation -- as did her nickname "Mamma Grizzly."

Former President Donald Trump delivers the final remarks during Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (Shafkat Anowar/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Trump continues to tantalize media, covering CPAC speech

- The Washington Times

It seems like old times. The news media just can't stop covering former President Donald Trump, though he's been out of office 565 days, give or take an hour or two. Trump-centric reporting is understandable, though. Mr. Trump continues to offer flashy fodder and memorable, made-to-order quotes for press coverage, be it print, broadcast or online.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks before former President Donald Trump at an America First Policy Institute agenda summit at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Gingrich describes how to create a red tsunami

- The Washington Times

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has much institutional knowledge about the Grand Old Party. He also has some helpful recommendations for Republicans who now visualize a sweeping victory in the midterm elections.

The American Conservative Union is staging a second CPAC event of the year in Texas this weekend, keeping with their mission to push back on those who "cancel" conservative values and thinking. (Image courtesy of American Conservative Union.)

Yeehaw: CPAC rides again in Dallas meeting

- The Washington Times

The Conservative Political Action Conference -- that CPAC, of course -- is now underway in the Lone Star State. The cheerful four-day event in Dallas boasts 142 speakers who hail from virtually every political and cultural realm -- from Capitol Hill to conservative news media.

An American flag waves below the U.S. Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden promised to 'Unite America'; he hasn't

- The Washington Times

As of Thursday, President Biden has been in office for 561 days, or 80 weeks plus one day. Some wonder about a vow he made on the day he was inaugurated way back when. "Among President Joe Biden's main promises upon entering office in early 2021 was that he would unite Americans and end the divisiveness that plagues our politics. His first inaugural address, which he titled 'America United,' was largely dedicated to the idea," recalled Terry Jones, editor of Issues & Insights.

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Young America's Foundation's National Conservative Student Conference, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Mike Pence gets ready

- The Washington Times

Former Vice President Mike Pence has been a busy man in recent days, making significant appearances and noteworthy speeches, in both public events and news media. He also has a telling new book on the way, set to arrive at a pivotal time.

A new book by talk radio producer A.J. Rice tracks the destructive influence of left-leaning politics in culture, politics and the American mindset. (Image courtesy of Post Hill Books).

A Monster Alert

- The Washington Times

There's some intriguing reading to be had in a new book by A.J. Rice, an almost legendary producer in the talk radio realm who has worked closely with Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham and Jeanine Pirro, among many well-known talents. Mr. Rice is also CEO of Publius PR, a public relations powerhouse in the nation's capital. Now he is Mr. Rice, author.

Voters deliver their ballots to a polling station on Nov. 3, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Republicans say 'hola,' claim 'Democrats are in denial'

- The Washington Times

The Republican State Leadership Committee is determined to up the GOP appeal among Hispanic Americans. The committee has just released its first-ever Spanish language ad -- backed by a "five-figure buy" and set to air in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Texas.

The old Trump magic: Then-Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is seen here on the campaign trail during his first bid for the White House, on Oct. 20, 2015. (AP Photo, FIle)

Hysteria over Trump's 2024 plans

- The Washington Times

Will he or won't he? Should he or shouldn't he? The stark questions and hand wringing have begun over the possibility that former President Donald Trump will launch a bid for reelection in 2024.

The late talk radio host Rush Limbaugh dissected media trickery and politics for his listeners, from "fake news" to Trump bashing, for decades. His longtime executive producer James Golden offered insight into those years during a new podcast with Talkers Magazine, an industry source. (Image courtesy of RushLimbaugh.com)

Revisiting Limbaugh with James Golden aka 'Bo Snerdley'

- The Washington Times

Rush Limbaugh died 525 days ago as of Wednesday. Many fans still fondly recall the days of his daily blockbuster talk-radio program, which drew a typical audience of 15.5 million listeners, many of whom would plan their day around the three-hour show.

An Eastern White Pine tree stands against a brilliant blue sky. (File photo by Songlin Fei/Purdue University via Associated Press).

News from the woods on the Biden presidency

- The Washington Times

Inside the Beltway has heard from our old friend "Deep Woods," a thoughtful guy who indeed lives in the deep woods of New England but nonetheless pays very close attention to national political trends. He is concerned that the White House, uh, doesn't know what it is doing.

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)

Voters not enthused by 'retread' candidates

- The Washington Times

The faces may be familiar, but they don't appear to be in favor when election day dawns. "In 2024, voters don't want retread presidential candidates," said Rasmussen Reports, which asked voters whether those who have already vied for the White House should try again.