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President Trump blasted Democrats in public outreach to voters. He called it an "impeachment scam." Supporters have rallied around him. (Associated Press)

The impeachment war begins

- The Washington Times

Impeachment news coverage has erupted with a shower of caustic content, speculation and premature conclusions about the future of President Trump and his administration. Social media is brimming with hashtags such as #MerryImpeachmas while progressive activist groups march in protests. Mr. Trump, however, has his own straightforward message for the 65-million-member army who voted for him — and Americans in general.

Multiple polls, including one from CNN, reveals that support for the impeachment of President Trump has fallen in the last three weeks. (Associated Press)

Polls show support for impeachment now 'under water'

- The Washington Times

Americans are rejecting impeachment, reveals not just one poll, but multiple polls. Let's start with a new CNN poll now reveals that support for the impeachment of President Trump has fallen by 5 percentage points in the last three weeks -- dropping from 50% to 45% since Nov. 24. Another 48% say there is not enough evidence to impeach Mr. Trump while 47% say he should not be impeached at all.

Impeachment activities have taken a toll on Congress. One lawmaker urges his peers to be problem solvers not "circus performers." (Associated Press)

Ill will and impeachment corrodes Congress

- The Washington Times

The evidence mounts daily. Clear, practical, aggressive policy fostered by President Trump and his administration has helped the nation. The economy is humming, the stock market roaring, wages and job creation are up, and consumers have historic levels of optimism. The next level of success will require Congress to get back in touch with their role as public servants, step up to the plate and get back to business, says one Ohio Republican.

A new Cold War could be brewing in an even colder place: the Arctic. One Alaska senator wants the U.S. to be prepared. (Associated Press)

A new Cold War heats up in the Arctic

- The Washington Times

The old Cold War has not completely disappeared. It's gotten colder — frozen, in fact. Russia is mighty active in the Arctic, home to untapped mineral, natural gas and oil deposits plus newly expanded shipping lanes. Indeed, Russia has recently resumed fighter patrols over the North Pole, bulked up northern air bases and tested the fearsome Kinzhal Dagger hypersonic missile in the region. Also on their to-do list: perfecting a fleet of ice-hardened shipping vessels and burly ice breakers — including the Arktika, a nuclear-powered vessel which is 568 feet long, has a crew of 75 and can crush through Arctic ice 10-feet thick. There will be four more in this class, and initial sea trials began last week.

Psychologist: Americans tired of 'childlike reactions of our political leaders'

- The Washington Times

Public fatigue with the possible impeachment of President Trump is growing. Multiple polls have suggested that many Americans are either not interested in the Democratic Party's impeachment push or don't approve of it. But there could also be some collateral damage. Clinical forensic psychologist John Huber warns that an endless impeachment cycle could take a toll on the nation as voters witness a "process" which could prove faulty on a very high level.

House Republican Minority Whip Steve Scalise is tallying just how many times the Democrats have tried to impeach President Trump. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Scalise tallies up all those 'solemn days' Democrats tried to impeach Trump

- The Washington Times

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise is keeping track of the impeachment habits of the Democratic Party, citing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who declared that it was a "solemn day" as she launched two articles of impeachment against President Trump. Actually, this makes the fourth "solemn day" that Mrs. Pelosi and the Democratic Party have treated themselves to so far.

"Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd compared the impeachment inquiry against President Trump to the trial of O.J. Simpson. (Associated Press)

Uh-oh: Media fails to impeach Trump

- The Washington Times

Maybe it's just a temporary glitch in the big media machine, but some observers are now saying that the liberal press is getting tense and/or mournful that President Trump may not be impeached on schedule — or he may never be impeached.

Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey is one of two Democratic lawmakers who broke ranks with his party and opposes the impeachment inquiry. (Associated Press)

Democratic jitters: Vote yea or nay on Trump impeachment?

- The Washington Times

When and if the time comes for a House vote in the impeachment of President Trump, many wonder if there will be a few unconvinced Democratic lawmakers who will, uh, side with the Republicans and stand against the vote. It is the moral dilemma of the moment among those who sense that Mr. Trump has not committed any impeachable offenses — particularly those vulnerable Democrats in swing states full of Trump fans. Even The Washington Post is now addressing this phenomenon, and the potential risks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faces in her zeal to impeach the president.

One veteran pollster now calls for the nation to balance out differences with one another to ensure society will "thrive and survive." (Associated Press)

A pollster's warning about outrage politics

- The Washington Times

There is a lot of squawking and snarling about politics out there — and a lot of melancholy tales of families and friends who part ways over political beliefs. There's hostility — and even murmurs of a possible civil war in the United States as political polarization gets extreme and compromise gets rare.

Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat, has become more visible because of his role in the impeachment inquiry. (Associated Press)

Is Adam Schiff going to run for president?

- The Washington Times

A new set of impeachment hearings is now underway. But the after-effects of the previous set of hearings have not been forgotten — and they have now fostered an unusual political by-product. Consider that the nation had become quite familiar with House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam B. Schiff. The California Democrat was on-camera and in the news for weeks during the first impeachment hearings.

Concerns about the "deep state" continues. A survey reveals that some voters now say federal employees are "members" of the deep state. (Associated Press)

Update: Trump voters and the 'deep state'

- The Washington Times

Public concern that a "deep state" or shadow government has been working against President Trump has not ebbed, a factor that could irk Democrats determined to impeach Mr. Trump. Consider that much of the public frowns on convoluted impeachment inquiries. Add a gnawing suspicion that a mysterious force is out to undermine the president's efforts to improve life in America. The combination could backfire on the Democrats.

Consumers are predicted to spend an average of $1,047.83 each during this major shopping period, a retail group says. (Associated Press)

Trump Bump: 165 million shoppers spend $730.7 billion

- The Washington Times

Well, here we are on Black Friday. Like Thanksgiving, the biggest shopping day of the year somehow arrived despite endless impeachment hearings, partisan discord and a hostile media. Even President Trump's online campaign store is staging a big Black Friday sale, with 35% off all that interesting merchandise with a distinctive Trump theme.

The "big three" broadcast networks displayed liberal bias during BIll Clinton's impeachment in 1998, and again for President Trump's impeachment hearings, a study finds. (Associated Press)

Impeachment coverage inspires epic liberal media bias

- The Washington Times

Well, of course it did. A new study finds that the "big three" broadcast networks went wild over House impeachment hearings directed at President Trump — but they selectively ignored significant proceedings associated with former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment in 1998. Yes, there's a study.

A study tracked the media's insults toward President Trump in the last four years. It says the insults have gotten much worse since then. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Unprecedented: Study tracks 223,598 Trump insults in the media

- The Washington Times

The news media has been insulting President Trump since — when, the dawn of time? Seems like it, particularly to his most ardent fans, who point out that Mr. Trump left a billionaire's life to take on the woes of an entire nation, and endure an unprecedented number of insults from a hostile press. Now there is a study charting this trend, and it found that things are only getting worse.