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Jennifer Harper

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Pollster Frank Luntz warns journalists that their credibility with the public is dropping due to hostile reporting against President Trump. (Associated Press)

Backfire: Anti-Trump media irks the public

The news media was hostile to President Trump the moment he declared his intention to run for the White House in 2015. The tradition continues. Ongoing analysis of broadcast coverage by the conservative Media Research Center, in fact, has documented the fact that 90% of the news accounts have been negative toward Mr. Trump since he took his oath of office. Published August 8, 2019

"All the News That's Fit to Print" apparently doesn't have to be true. (Associated Press/File)

Weakening: The woes of The New York Times

A leading progressive publication has a warning for the zealous liberals and Democrats who attacked The New York Times for running a headline that was actually fair-minded toward President Trump, noting that he was urging "national unity" over racism during a difficult week amid a contentious campaign. Published August 7, 2019

The Nation warns progressives that The New York Times 'won't save us from Trump'

A leading progressive news organization has a warning for zealous liberals and Democrats who punished the New York Times for running a headline that was actually fair-minded towards President Trump - noting that he was urging national unity over racism during a difficult week, and amid a contentious campaign. Published August 7, 2019

Hello, Main Street. Amid an avalanche of alarmist coverage of the economy comes good news about small business from Gallup. (Associated Press)

Hello Main Street: Small business thriving despite alarmist predictions

Hello, Main Street. Amid an avalanche of alarmist coverage of the economy and the stock market comes this happy news. Gallup reveals noteworthy sentiments among the nation's U.S. small business owners: 58% say their revenues have increased in the past year, 64% say they expect further increases in the future, while 79% now say they are optimistic about the future in general. All of these percentages are up since the second quarter of the year, the pollster says. Published August 6, 2019

Mourners bring flowers to a makeshift memorial for the slain in the Oregon District after a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Dayton. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Bloomberg-funded advocates organize 'Urgent Gun Safety Presidential Forum'

Three advocacy groups funded by Michael Bloomberg have organized an instant "Urgent Gun Safety Presidential Forum," set for Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. The event has already attracted a half dozen Democratic hopefuls who include Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. Published August 6, 2019

The National Rifle Association has vowed not to politicize two mass shootings. (NRA logo)

National Rifle Association refuses to politicize mass shootings

The National Rifle Association has refused to politicize the two mass shootings that occurred within 24 hours of one another in Texas and Ohio. The events rocked the nation and prompted many Democratic presidential hopefuls -- as well as activists and operatives -- to use the tragic events for political gain. Published August 5, 2019

Talk radio host Michael Savage (middle) hopes President Trump will act to remove his name from a list of undesirables banned in Britain. (Michael Savage)

Michael Savage seeks Trump's help to remove name from Britain's undesirables list

A decade ago, talk radio host Michael Savage was banned from the U.K. by Britain's then-Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, who placed Mr. Savage on a list of undesirables that included known terrorists and neo-Nazis. One of the few who defended Mr. Savage was Boris Johnson, then the mayor of London, who called the ban an "utterly demented decision." Now he is prime minister. Things change. Published August 4, 2019

People attend a vigil for victims of the shooting Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. A young gunman opened fire in an El Paso, Texas, shopping area during the busy back-to-school season, leaving multiple people dead and more than two dozen injured. (AP Photo/John Locher)

News organizations emphasize political slant to mass shootings

In the last 24 hours, news organizations offered dramatic and competent coverage of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. Many also put a political spin on their accounts of the events -- quickly reflected in headlines which appeared in the immediate aftermath. Published August 4, 2019

Maryland's famous blue crabs will benefit from climate change, predicts the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science . (Photo courtesy of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science)

Memo to Al Gore: Blue crabs are a 'climate change winner' say scientists

Memo to Al Gore: Climate change is not always a negative factor. Scientists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science predict that warmer winters in the Chesapeake Bay will likely lead to longer and more productive seasons for Maryland's beloved blue crab. Published August 3, 2019

Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's chief of staff, couldn't believe what he was seeing during the second Democratic debate earlier this week. (Associated Press)

'This is nuts': Rahm Emanuel jabs Democratic hopefuls over Obama criticism

The 20-plus Democratic presidential hopefuls have been called all sorts of things in recent days. "Deranged" has been a favorite description of this bustling group, deployed daily by the Republican Party - which points out, and rightly so - that the flock of would-be presidents is either fixated on impeaching President Trump, or driven into a frenzy by his latest tweet. Published August 1, 2019

New voter surveys from Heritage Action for America had a surprising result. The surveys found that U.S. voters overall clearly agreed with many conservative beliefs. (AP Photo) ** FILE **

Surprise: U.S. voters agree with conservative beliefs, say Heritage Action surveys

A trio of well-focused new surveys from Heritage Action for America identifies issues that the organization says is pivotal to "victory in 2020." The research -- which surveyed 4,500 likely voters in key congressional districts and around the nation -- also had a surprising result. It found that these voters clearly agreed with many conservative beliefs. Published August 1, 2019