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Jennifer Harper

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Tom Steyer appears to be leading the outcry for President Trump's impeachment with a new interest group and a broadcast campaign. (Associated Press)

Tom Steyer leads the impeachment outcry

The jubilant news media has gone impeachment crazy, the non-stop, highly speculative coverage fueled by evolving legal developments in President Trump's world. One progressive billionaire, meanwhile, is leading his own charge. Tom Steyer - who has already founded a political interest group called Need to Impeach - is donating $110 million to the midterm elections, hoping to ensure Democrats win back the House and impeach Mr. Trump. Ironically, establishment Democrats fear such talk will only infuriate loyal Trump voters who will turn out in droves on Nov. 6 to protect their hero. Published August 23, 2018

According to a poll, 61 percent of Americans say political experience is a positive quality, but 51 percent prefer to vote for a "political" outsider. (Associated Press)

The ideal candidate for America in 2018: 'Experienced' political outsider

He is the consummate political outsider. Nevertheless, President Trump continues to take care of business as hostile media coverage and controversy spins around the nation. Another force is at work as the president marks his 19th month in office, however. The role of the political outsider has become a factor in the midterm election, now just 75 days off. Published August 22, 2018

Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham and an Illinois state lawmaker have asked President Trump to come to Chicago to solve its problems. (Associated Press)

The call goes out for President Trump to help Chicago

At the end of every weekend, news reports from Chicago detail the number of shootings on the city's streets, press and pundits quote the numbers, agree that it is a distressing phenomenon — and then move on. Now comes an alternative suggestion. Published August 21, 2018

Ann Coulter has a new book arriving titled "Resistance in Futile! How the Trump-Hating Left Lost its Collective Mind," published Tuesday by Sentinel. (Sentinel Books)

Ann Coulter: The Trump-hating left has lost its mind

Some reading to consider from Ann Coulter, already an author of a dozen previous books. The succinct message of her new title tells it all: "Resistance Is Futile! How the Trump-Hating Left Lost its Collective Mind," published Tuesday. Published August 20, 2018

In this March 24, 2018, file photo, Michelle Wolf arrives at the 6th Annual Hilarity For Charity Los Angeles Variety Show in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Netflix cancels Michelle Wolf's late-night comedy show after 10 episodes

Comedian Michelle Wolf both charmed and shocked the press during her appearance at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in April. A month later, she landed a late-night spot on Netflix. After 10 weeks, the show is gone. Netflix has pulled the plug on "The Break with Michelle Wolf." Published August 20, 2018

A familiar scene: President Trump stands and fields a constant barrage of questions from news reporters earlier this summer. (Associated Press)

Rampant Trump 'hatred' damaging the media

Over two years ago, New York Times media columnist James Rutenberg suggested that "normal standards" didn't apply when journalists covered Donald Trump, who had just won the Republican nomination for president. Dean Baquet, the newspaper's executive editor, publicly agreed. Published August 19, 2018

A historic image from Aug. 1, 1971: astronaut David R. Scott gives a military salute during Apollo 15 lunar surface "extravehicular activity." (NASA)

Space Force: Voters back Trump on U.S. space security, says new poll

President Trump's new Space Force is now a reality, essentially set to go active in 2020 as the sixth branch of the U.S. military, pending congressional approval. Potential designs for a new space warrior logo are already in circulation. The global press, meanwhile, has seized on the subject with gusto. Published August 16, 2018

Critics say that an editorial war declared on President Trump by 350 newspapers for Thursday could be a bust for multiple reasons. (Associated press)

Critics slam 'stupid' newspaper war on Trump

With much rustling of pages, some 350 newspapers on Thursday will denounce President Trump's scorn of the press by publishing their own editorials on the matter. The collective effort was organized by Boston Globe op-ed page editor Marjorie Pritchard, who insists the press is not an "enemy of the people," and plans to sound the alarm on the president's "unrelieved press bashing." Published August 15, 2018

A new IPSOS global poll of close to 20,000 adults in 28 nations finds that 56 percent of developed nations say the world is "on the wrong track." (Courtesy of IPSOS)

Massive global poll says world 'on the wrong track'

Feeling edgy, disconcerted, peevish? You are not alone. A massive new Ipsos poll reveals that the developed nations of the world share one concern in particular. The survey of close to 20,000 adults in 28 nations says that the majority of them -- 56 percent -- believe their own nation is "on the wrong track." Published August 13, 2018

In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., responds to a question during a town hall meeting in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Sorry, Bernie: Just 7% of voters are 'enthusiastic' about socialism, says poll

There much ado in the news media about the rise of socialism among millennials, even as self-described democratic socialists are emerging in politics with attractive promises for a better life. But is socialism chic genuine, or just a passing fancy? The reviews are tepid at best. Published August 13, 2018

President Trump has a whopping 64 percent approval rating among NASCAR fans according to a new Zogby Analytics survey. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

NASCAR fans still intensely loyal to Trump

The news media never tires of gauging President Trump's approval ratings; the often hostile press pores over the poll numbers, many seeking proof that the nation has at last rejected the president. Mr. Trump, however, views the presidency as a long march rather than a dazzling sprint -- and his favorability numbers are either stable or creeping upwards. Published August 12, 2018

Lafayette Park is a favorite spot for protests. The space across from the White House will be site for the "Unite the Right" rally on Sunday. (Associated Press)

'Unite the Right' rally, counterprotests make for a complicated Sunday at Lafayette Park

Locals in the nation's capital are used to protests in their town; They have been a fixture in this city for many, many decades. Sometimes, these events draw a million people, sometimes a dozen. They can be raucous, dramatic, heartfelt, amazing, amusing, disturbing and, yes, violent. The city may see all of those Sunday when several factions have their say in Lafayette Park, an attractive seven-acre public space directly across from the White House. Published August 9, 2018