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President Trump faces a wall of reporters and photographers during a brief question and answer session on the White House lawn. (Associated Press)

Not immune: Voters agree that 'big league' reporters are fair game for public criticism

The New York Times and other news organizations are complaining that allies of President Trump have targeted hostile reporters by exposing controversial social media postings from their past. The reality: Most voters consider these reporters are "fair game for public criticism," according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey. Published August 29, 2019

Judge Jeanine Pirro has a new book out which accuses the left of plotting to undermine and then change traditional America. (Center Street Books)

New book: Judge Jeanine Pirro blasts left's 'plot to remake America'

Fox News prime-time host Judge Jeanine Pirro has a bodacious book arriving Monday titled, "Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge: The Left's Plot to Remake America." It will likely do just as well as her previous book, the best-selling "Liars, Leakers and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy." Published August 25, 2019

Multiple polls reveal that the majority of voters reject the idea of impeaching President Trump, seen here at an AMVETS gathering. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

It's over: Voters reject Trump impeachment

Impeaching President Trump: It is the favorite dream of many Democrats, particularly House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, who is already making plans for a formal inquiry into the matter. Published August 22, 2019

The Women for Trump organization will stage an "Empower" rally to fire up support for President Trump and down-ballot Republicans. (Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.)

Women for Trump stage an 'Empower' rally

An event of note for anyone who might question feminine loyalty to President Trump and his administration. With the blessings of Mr. Trump's campaign, the very active Women for Trump organization will host "An Evening to Empower," described as a campaign coalition event centered on the 99th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Published August 21, 2019

Should Democratic candidates please moderate voters, or go for a far-left agenda? It's a quandary, says an analyst. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Case study: Erosion of the Democratic Party

Should Democratic candidates coddle moderate voters with reasonable proposals or go for the glamorous far-left agenda and all its media furor? Published August 20, 2019

A Media Research Study reveals consistent bias against Republicans at CNN and MSNBC. (AP Photo)

Media bias at CNN and MSNBC: Just 3% of questions friendly to GOP, says study

A new study reveals why the Republican Party has an image problem with many TV viewers. They are outnumbered, then subjected to potentially hostile questions, according to a major new study by the Media Research Center. It reveals that CNN and MSNBC host Democratic lawmakers seven times more frequently than their Republican counterparts -- then center the discussion around Democratic talking points. Published August 20, 2019

Democrats' fixation on a recession and the Trump administration will backfire, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said. (Associated Press)

Democrats sharpen their recession obsession

Oh, beware the "R" word. Right on cue, "recession" is being bandied about by the news media and the Democratic Party ad nauseam, leading the next predictable push against President Trump and his administration. The threat of a "recession" is the new narrative meant to upset voters and undermine the president. Published August 19, 2019

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders eats a corn dog with his wife, Jane, (left) at Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Pork chops and corn dogs: The Democrats face a trial by fryer

The deep-fried Oreos, the funnel cakes, the pork chops on a stick: The news media covers what presidential hopefuls eat on the campaign trail as much as their policy statements. Maybe more. It is a very telling moment when a candidate addresses a corn dog live on camera; to emerge unscathed is definitely part of the contemporary political skill set. Published August 18, 2019

President Trump's campaign is receiving an unprecedented number of donations, particularly from those offering under $200. (Associated Press)

Democrats mired in the misery narrative

At the top of the Democratic Party's to-do list should be this item: "Develop a new narrative." The party's big summer meeting is coming up next week, so there's still time. Maybe. Published August 15, 2019

"Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency" by Andrew McCarthy meticulously proves that President Trump has faced some unprecedented partisan hostility. (Encounter Books) (Encounter Books)

Russia 'collusion:' Andy McCarthy explains all

A timely new book has just landed: "Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency" by Andrew McCarth meticulously proves that President Trump has faced some unprecedented partisan hostility. The author parses the "collusion fable" and revisits details almost too numerous to mention. Published August 13, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Des Moines Register Soapbox during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Joe Biden and the flamethrower

The spectacle of 2020 presidential politics continues, punctuated by melodrama, unintentionally comedic moments and gaffes. Now-and-then Democratic front-runner Joseph R. Biden had a moment in that realm during a campaign appearance at a "gun safety" forum in Iowa — when he declared that flamethrowers were illegal. Published August 12, 2019

A majority of voters do no care for the crowded stage at Democratic presidential debates, a new poll finds. (Associated Press)

Fatigue: 60% of Americans NOT looking forward to future Democratic debates

Public patience with the 24 Democratic presidential hopefuls and the electoral process appears to be wearing thin very early in the election game. Let us consider the fact that 6-out-of-10 Americans say they are not looking forward to any future Democratic debates. So says a new Economist/YouGov poll. Published August 11, 2019