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In this Nov. 6, 2008, file photo, Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, is photographed outside the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

Welcome to the 116th Congress, the 'impeach the motherf--' era

- The Washington Times

Rep. Rashida Tlaib is Michigan's newest lawmaker on Capitol Hill, and because she's a Muslim woman raised in "southwest Detroit who didn't speak English," as she self-identified on Twitter, that makes her elevation to public office worthy of historic note. And then she crowed this, right after her swearing-in ceremony, about President Donald Trump: "Impeach the motherf--!"

Media is mad 'cause the left has no MAGA hat

- The Washington Times

Members of the mainstream media have been harping on President Donald Trump for signing MAGA hats brought by military troops he visited in Iraq and Germany. As if he were doing something shamefully wrong? Truly, these critics have hit bottom-of-the-bucket for reasons to hate on Trump.

In 2005, Tennis magazine selected Martina Navratilova as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005. Navratilova was World No. 1 for a total of 332 weeks in singles, and a record 237 weeks in doubles, making her the only player in history to have held the top spot in both singles and doubles for over 200 weeks. (AP Photo) ** FILE **

Another transgender truth-teller cowed to apologize

- The Washington Times

Openly lesbian tennis legend Martina Navratilova has been a hero of sorts to the LGBTQ crowd -- until now, that is, when she dared to tweet that males who simply "proclaim" themselves females to compete in female sporting events is unfair and wrong. Thing is: Navratilova only spoke the truth.

European and French flags are flapping at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and local, national political leaders, unions, business leaders and others to hear their concerns after four weeks of protests. French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to speak to the nation at last after increasingly violent "yellow vest" protests against his leadership. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

EU moves forward with genderless nonsense

- The Washington Times

The European Union has sent a guidebook to member states telling them that words like "mankind," "manpower" and "man-made" are no longer acceptable -- that rather they should sub in "humanity," "staff" and "artificial," and any number of other genderless options. Doesn't the EU have enough to worry about, with Brexit and borders and burning fires in the streets and all?

Former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listen during the State Funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool) ** FILE **

Michelle Obama topples Hillary Clinton in 'most admired' poll

- The Washington Times

For the first time in 17 years, Hillary Clinton is not the "Most Admired Woman in America," according to Gallup polling -- Michelle Obama is. Perhaps the bigger story here is that Hillary Clinton managed to hang on to "most admired" status for 17 years. Who are these people?

Christmas decorations are displayed at a shopping mall as the territory prepares to celebrate the Christmas holidays, in Hong Kong Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Record retail sales rain on anti-Donald Trump parade

- The Washington Times

So the left has been up in arms for days now about the government shutdown, pitching wails over the Wall Street numbers and stock market showing and predicting nothing but gloom and doom and financial suffering because of President Donald Trump. Then along come retail sales and put all that blather in its place.

Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who won her bid for a seat in the House of Representatives in New York's 14th Congressional District, at the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics at Harvard University, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) ** FILE **

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dinged by Democrat

- The Washington Times

The outgoing senator from Missouri, Democrat Claire McCaskill, went on CNN and told the host and listening national audience she was "confused" why the House's newest soon-to-be-seated member, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was "the thing," given her all talk, no action state of reality. Well, aren't we all.

Members of the House Freedom Caucus Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., left, and Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., arrive at the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

The eight Republicans who bucked on border funding

- The Washington Times

The eight Republicans in the House who voted against the border wall funding measure are: Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo, both from Florida; Justin Amash and Fred Upton, both from Michigan; Ken Buck from Colorado; Will Hurd from Texas; Erik Paulsen from Minnesota; and David Valadao from California.

President Donald Trump listens as Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C. speaks during a meeting with the Republican Study Committee, Friday, March 17, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

House Republicans show how to fight right

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump won his requested $5 billion for a border wall -- and then some -- in a House stopgap bill that passed on Republican-dominated votes, 217-185. It won't pass the Senate. But the point is this: At least Republicans were willing to fight for the wall. Senate GOP, are you watching? This is how you fight.

In this file photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, post trucks leave the Amazon Logistic Center in Rheinberg, Germany. Workers at two Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike as part of a push for improved work conditions, leading to fears that Christmas orders may not arrive in time. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)

Amazon busted for 'immoral, almost voyeuristic' Alexa eavesdropping 'error'

- The Washington Times

An Amazon user in Germany was just able to gain access to an estimated 1,700 voice recordings of an Alexa user -- because, get this, of a glitch at the Amazon company. That's some glitch. But the bigger glitch is these erroneously shared files gave eavesdroppers the access to enough snippets of private in-home conversations they were soon able to piece together the Alexa user's identity.

Afghan boys look out over the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) ** FILE **

Afghanistan 'boy play culture' seeps to America

- The Washington Times

Eleven-year-old boys don't have drag hobbies. They have parents who don't properly protect and who toss what's supposed to be their prized priorities -- their children -- to the predatory clutches of child molesters. And when the media applauds such sickness, the path of America's culture leads right to the door of Afghanistan, where "boy play" is accepted.

The U.S. Capitol is seen as Congress and President Donald Trump move closer to a deadline to fund parts of the government, in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate sidesteps border, puts squeeze on Trump

- The Washington Times

The Republican-led Senate, no doubt concerned with the politics of a government shutdown and the media-generated storm that would come, sent a stopgap funding measure to the House absent President Donald Trump's requested $5 billion for a border wall. That's called: Putting the squeeze on Trump.

Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York, Thursday, March 2, 2107. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) ** FILE **

Fox News boycott? Now it's Tucker Carlson's turn

- The Washington Times

Once again, Fox News has been set in the crosshairs of angry left-leaning activists who still haven't grasped the concept that freedom of speech runs both ways -- both liberal and conservative -- and who are now, currently, as we speak, drooling up boycotts of the media giant. This time? It's Tucker Carlson.

The Capitol is seen in Washington, Friday morning, Dec. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Government shutdown? Yawn

- The Washington Times

Sen. Chuck Schumer said in a recent NBC "Meet the Press" appearance that Republicans ought not allow President Donald Trump to shut down the government over a "temper tantrum" about the need to fulfill campaign pledges and build a border wall. But really, a government shutdown is not all that. It's actually quite a yawner.

Terry Swann protests against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh outside the office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) ** FILE **

Another RINO bites the dust

- The Washington Times

So Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the chief justice of the Supreme Court of California, has left the Republican Party, in part, because of the backlash from all the sexual allegations that swirled about Brett Kavanaugh, newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court justice. Well, goodbye and good riddance.