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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, proposes a toast to U.S. President Barack Obama during a state dinner Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Washington. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) ** FILE **

Obama's hypocritical backing of 'blackface' Justin Trudeau

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama just gave his official, formal, all-the-weight-of-a-former-U.S.-president endorsement to Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, who's seeking reelection. You know, the guy who just weeks ago acknowledged donning blackface and brownface as recently as 2001?

Chicago Public Schools teachers picket early Thursday morning, Oct. 17, 2019, at Lane Tech High School on the first day of a teacher's strike, in Chicago. (Colin Boyle/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago teachers: for themselves, not the children

- The Washington Times

Teachers in Chicago, where their median pay is $75,000, have called for a strike for more money, lower health care costs and smaller class sizes -- all while leaving 300,000 district school children in limbo. This is not about "justice," or the students. This is about teachers, at the promptings of union heads, getting more for themselves.

Freedom From Religion Foundation's co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor at the foundation headquarters in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) ** FILE **

Atheist ad during Democrats' debate mocks 'burning in hell'

- The Washington Times

In between the first and second hour of the Democratic Party's presidential debate in Ohio was a brief commercial from the Freedom From Religion Foundation calling for watchers to remember that secularism was a founding father plan for America's government from the get-go and that those who say differently are, well -- uninformed.

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, businessman Tom Steyer, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro stand on stage for a photo before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Democrats swing big at CNN's 'impeach Trump' softballs

- The Washington Times

At the fourth Democratic Party presidential debate in Ohio, moderator Cooper opened the floor with a softball question about impeachment -- after which he made clear all 12 on stage would have an opportunity to address. Play ball, he said. And play they did.

President Barack Obama sitting next to Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, and S. James Gates Jr., director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland, College Park, talks about antibiotic-resistant bacteria as he meets with members of the his Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, Friday, March 27, 2015, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

That time Valerie Jarrett got down with the common folk

- The Washington Times

Valerie Jarrett, the fabled White House whisperer of Barack Obama's administration, has stepped from the shadows to press this current batch of Democratic Party 2020 candidates to please, oh please, remember the women-folk. Title this "That Time Valerie Jarrett Got Down With The Common People." And insert LOLs here.

The Rev. Franklin Graham talks to the media before he speaks at his Decision America event at the Pitt County Fairgrounds in Greenville, N.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

Franklin Graham to Beto O'Rourke: Bible is 'truth' -- you're not

- The Washington Times

World-renowned Christian evangelist Franklin Graham responded to Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke's recent push for churches to perform same-sex unions or face the loss of their tax-exempt status with this blunt statement: No. Go, Billy. There's a whole country of Christians who think the same.

Protesters burn a flag outside President Donald Trump's campaign rally at the Target Center, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Minneapolis. Protesters got into a brief confrontation with police outside Trump's campaign rally after some of the demonstrators set Trump hats on fire. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

Trump talks freedom, Democrats push communism

- The Washington Times

Riot police were called to the scene of President Donald Trump's rally in Minneapolis to stem the surge of violence the left unleashed against MAGA hat wearers -- and journalists -- and public and private properties. And all while in the background waved flags from communist countries. That really says all that needs to be said.

President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters during an event on "transparency in Federal guidance and enforcement" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Fox News' 'Impeach Trump' poll a bit on the schizo side

- The Washington Times

A widely reported poll from Fox News puts national favor for an impeachment of President Donald Trump at 51%. But this same poll then asks participants to name their favorite among a list of people -- to express either favorable or unfavorable opinion of each -- and guess who wins in a field of nine? Trump. Schizophrenia, anyone?

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Rochester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Joe Biden campaign, facing New York Times fire, panics

- The Washington Times

Joe Biden's campaign team has all the markings of entering panic mode. And really, why shouldn't Team Biden feel that way? It's like 2016 all over again, when heir apparent Hillary Clinton thought she had a cake walk to the White House. Biden's approach on the campaign trail has been similarly self-entitled.

New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Demario Davis (56) celebrates after an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. The Saints won 31-24. AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Demario Davis, NFL's Saints, breath of fresh 'Man of God' air

- The Washington Times

In a world of drug-using, steroid-cheating, wife- and girlfriend-beating, alcohol-abusing obnoxious, entitlement-minded professional athletes comes New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis, with a talk the talk, walk the walk example of how to go bold for -- get this -- God. Gotta love this. He's a John 1:5 in action.

Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protest prior to the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)

PETA's monkey love leaves humans in medical lurch

- The Washington Times

Nobody wants to kill Bambi. But then again, if it came down to a choice between the life of Bambi or the life of a loved one -- a loved human one, that is -- sorry, so sorry, sad to say, but Bambi's got to go. And most sane people would see similarly. Not People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in SEIU Unions For All Summit on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Elizabeth Warren's newest dance around the truth

- The Washington Times

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has doubled down on her claim that she was fired from her first teaching job because she was visibly pregnant. The takeaway from that sentence is the phrase "doubled down." Whenever a candidate for political office has to double down on something, it's a sign of doubt in the air.

House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism member Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks during a hearing on "meeting the challenge of white nationalist terrorism at home and abroad" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Ilhan Omar can divorce, but she can't hide

- The Washington Times

Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from Ahmed Hirsi, the father of her three children. And all the rest of the country goes: What's going on with this Muslim Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota, anyway? Her personal life doesn't just seem a mess. It's also, legally speaking, a curious mix of question marks and asterisks.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., at a news conference as House Democrats move ahead in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. In an unusual show of anger today, Trump defended his phone call with the president of Ukraine and said Adam Schiff may have committed treason by investigating the matter. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump flips tables on foes Pelosi, Schiff

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump, in a late Sunday evening Twitter rant, did what he does and continues to do and with just a few short characters spread over a few short tweets, utterly slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff. This is why Trump's "poll numbers are defying the impeachment mess," as CNBC recently wrote.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Forewarned is forearmed: Pelosi determined on gun control

- The Washington Times

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in brief remarks, told reporters that Democrats were bound and determined to pass gun control legislation, regardless of how long it takes, regardless of what else is taking place in the political world, regardless of how many stones Second Amendment supporters throw into the way. Take this as a threat.