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Jennifer Harper

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"You're probably going to see me get back in there after this election cycle," said former Rep. Allen West, Florida Republican, on Tuesday. (The Washington Times)

Allen West: Ready to run again

When former Rep. Allen B. West left office five years ago, the Florida Republican had a final message for his constituents. Published July 31, 2018

"Trump Anxiety Disorder" has been getting a lot of global press lately. The symptoms sound similar to "election anxiety" and "Trump trauma." (Associated Press)

Media fixated on 'Trump anxiety' in 2016 too

There is considerable hubbub in the global press about the existence of "Trump Anxiety Disorder," as recently reported by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Published July 30, 2018

President Trump meets the press. A poll suggests that there could be emerging sympathy for him and his confrontations with the media. (Associated Press)

49 percent of Americans don't approve of the way media treats Trump

President Trump frequently takes on both the hostile news media and persistent negative coverage. That we know. What's new is this: there could be emerging public sympathy for Mr. Trump's side. Half of all Americans - 49 percent - say they do not approve of "the job the media has done handling Donald Trump"; that includes 77 percent of Republicans, 50 percent of independents and even 28 percent of Democrats. Published July 29, 2018

Major General George Armstrong Custer, shown here in May, 1865. He was best man for Confederate Capt. John "Gimlet" Lea's wedding. (Library of Congress)

America's next 'civil war'

It is an alarming headline: "America's next Civil War will be worst than our last," writes H.W. Crocker III, a historian and novelist who points out that in summer 1862, Union Capt. George Armstrong Custer attended the wedding of Confederate Capt. John "Gimlet" Lea at Bassett Hall in Williamsburg, Virginia, as best man. Published July 26, 2018

Mike Lindell, inventor of My Pillow, laughs with President Donald Trump during a "Made in America," roundtable event in the East Room of the White House in Washington in 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

MyPIllow guy Mike Lindell on Trump: 'Best president this country has ever had'

President Trump has some high-profile fans who remain completely steadfast in their admiration. Mike Lindell -- the now famous inventor of MyPillow -- is one of those. He has been in the nation's capital this week, making an appearance in an iconic spot -- the main floor of the Trump International Hotel, just three blocks from the White House. Published July 26, 2018

A recent friendly arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. A major Gallup poll is now gauging "migrant acceptance" in 140 nations, including the U.S. Iceland tops the list at the most accepting. (Associated Press)

The world wrestles with 'migrant acceptance'

Gallup has conducted a massive global poll to determine the rate of "migrant acceptance" among the nations of the world. How massive? It took the pollster two years to complete the research, which involved telephone and face-to-face interviews in 140 countries; each sample included at least 1,000 adults, though India, Russia and China warranted larger polls — between 2,000 and 4,000 respondents. Published July 25, 2018

Radio host and syndicated columnist Dennis Prager now warns that a vote for a Democrat is a vote for "hysteria" in the upcoming midterms. (Associated Press)

'A vote for Democrats in November is a vote for hysteria'

Like other analysts, veteran culture watcher and radio host Dennis Prager is now an eyewitness to an emerging era ruled by extreme partisan discord, misinformation and a growing sense of despair and fatigue among many Americans. Published July 24, 2018

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro now say unprecedented hatred from the left for President Trump could undermine the nation. (Fox News)

Judge Jeanine Pirro: Trump hatred undermines the U.S. not the president

Fox News Channel host Judge Jeanine Pirro's book rules the marketplace. Published last week by Center Street, "Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy" remains No. 1 on Amazon. The author is in the middle of a book tour which takes her to the nation's capital Tuesday for an event at a historic site within blocks of the White House. Published July 23, 2018

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman testifies during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination to become the U.S. ambassador to Russia, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Jon Huntsman slaps back at suggestion that he resign as U.S. ambassador to Russia

Robert Gehrke, a Salt Lake City Tribune columnist, recently suggested that U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman resign his post, calling President Trump a "pawn." Mr. Huntsman -- former governor of Utah and a presidential hopeful -- replied Sunday to this suggestion in a letter to the very same newspaper. Published July 23, 2018

Megyn Kelly, host of the daily talk show "Megyn Kelly Today," will showcase an upcoming film on Ronald Reagan starring Dennis Quaid. (NBC)

Megyn meets Reagan -- 'A great man, a humble man'

She was once globally famous for appearing to challenge then-presidential hopeful Donald Trump on the 2016 campaign trail. That would be Megyn Kelly, who was then a Fox News Channel prime time anchor; the pair were must-see TV that year. Consider that the first GOP presidential debate on Aug. 5, 2016, was hosted by a Fox News team which included Ms. Kelly and drew an unprecedented 24 million viewers -- emerging as the highest rated cable news program on record. Published July 22, 2018

Judge Janine PIrro's new book is currently the top-seller at Amazon. (Center Street)

Jeanine Pirro's book 'Liars, Leakers, and Liberals' hits No. 1 at Amazon

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro has a new book, and the title explains all: "Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy." In the middle of her book release, a national tour and a recent noteworthy spat with Whoopi Goldberg, Judge Pirro offered insight into her new book. The take away message: Mr. Trump will persevere, and he will fight "the good fight," she said in an exclusive interview with The Washington Times. Published July 21, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, arrive for a one-on-one-meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump on the rebound: President can flip the script against his opponents

Analysis continues over President Trump's summit with Russia President Vladimir Putin earlier this week. Mr. Trump will rebound following that controversial press conference, says Ford O'Connell, an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management and a former presidential campaign adviser. Published July 20, 2018

Surrounded by the press, then-candidate Donald Trump grins following the fifth GOP presidential debate, staged in Las Vegas in 2015. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Trump's strategic war on the media

Voters already know that President Trump has confronted a hostile news media, which has produced an unprecedented amount of negative coverage aimed at his campaign, presidency and administration for three years. The practice ultimately may backfire on the press; Americans dislike the media almost as much as the media dislikes Mr. Trump. Almost. Published July 19, 2018

Then-candidate Donald Trump at a rally in 2016. He was thinking about "talking peace" with Russian President Vladimir Putin even then. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Michael Savage: Trump hoped to 'talk about peace' with Putin even before 2016 election

During the final days of the 2016 presidential election, then-candidate Donald Trump had an exclusive chat with talk radio host Michael Savage — which suggests just how long the future president had been mulling over his future dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Trump hoped at the time to "talk about peace with Putin," according to Mr. Savage — and that time was over 21 months ago. Published July 18, 2018