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Jennifer Harper

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The Faith & Freedom Coalition hosts its annual "Road to Majority" gathering this weekend and it features some high-profile guests. (Faith & Freedom Coalition)

Faith & Freedom Coalition welcomes Pence, McConnell, Ryan, Scalise and a cast of thousands

Thursday marks the beginning of a pivotal 72 hours in the nation's capital for the Faith & Freedom Coalition, the 1.8 million-member grass-roots nonprofit that will stage its annual "Road to Majority" gathering. The three-day event features a startling number of lawmakers and power players, including coalition chairman Ralph Reed and Vice President Mike Pence -- the keynote speaker for a Saturday night "Patriot's Gala" at a historic hotel north of the White House. Published June 6, 2018

Here comes Bilderberg -- with talk of populism, U.S. leadership and the 'post-truth' world

In 24 hours, the 66th Bilderberg Meeting begins in scenic Turin, Italy -; a cue for those wary of powerful secrets and/or conspiracies to go into watch mode, seeking proof that a master shadow government is at work and a new world order is afoot somewhere or words to that effect. Organizers of what is generally described as a "secretive" gathering say 128 learned folk plus economic and political titans from 23 nations are headed for the three-day event - rumored to be staged at the NH Lingotto Congress Hotel, a sleek, historic and moderne spot with views of the Alps and a spectacular rooftop attraction which once involved race cars. The hotel is definitely sold out at the moment. Published June 5, 2018

More Americans feel optimistic about their ability "to get a job, work hard and succeed in America today," according to a new survey. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

He persisted: Trump's good news continues

"Following record levels of confidence in the job market, Americans are more optimistic than ever about the ability to get a job, work hard and succeed in America today," says a new Rasmussen Reports survey, one of several which report persistent optimism among Americans regarding the economy and other factors. Published June 4, 2018

FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the coffee company's annual shareholders meeting in Seattle. Starbucks Corp. says Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman later this month of the coffee chain he joined more than 30 years ago. Schultz, who oversaw the transformation of Starbucks into a global chain with more than 28,000 locations, had left the CEO job at the company last year to focus on innovation and social impact projects. The Seattle-based chain says Schultz will have the title of chairman emeritus as of June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Howard Schultz resignation sparks speculation of presidential bid

Seattle-based Starbucks Corporation announced Monday that Howard Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman and member of the Board of Directors in three weeks after serving 40 years. The move immediately sparked speculation in the press over his interest in politics. Published June 4, 2018

A poll released Sunday indicates that the upcoming midterm elections may favor Republicans instead of the highly anticipated "blue wave." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

CBS News: The House is 'up for grabs'

"Democrats 219, Republicans 216 — in a tight contest for control. In the race for Congress, most polls report one national percentage for Democrats and Republicans. But that's not very helpful, because this is a race for seats. 435 of them, in fact," reports a CBS News poll released Sunday. "And we find the 2018 campaign looks like a toss-up contest for control at the moment, as the Democrats would most likely get 219 seats if the election were today (just one more than the 218 needed for a majority) and the Republicans 216. With a margin of error of nine seats on the model, control is totally up for grabs." Published June 3, 2018

Some analysts are now saying that anti-Trump sentiment is not enough for carry Democratic Party toward wins in the 2018 midterms, or in the 2020 general election. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Anti-Trump fervor backfires on Democrats

For months, Democrats have been warned by informed observers that they can't build a winning election strategy for the 2018 midterms or the 2020 presidential election on anti-Trump fervor. Published May 31, 2018

Fox News won the ratings race with their coverage of teh North Korea summit according to Nielsen Media Research. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Unbeatable: Fox News No. 1 for 16 years

Fox News Channel was the top network across the entire cable realm for the month of May, according to Nielsen Media Research — besting the most popular non-news competition like TNT, ESPN and HGTV. In real time, Fox News has enjoyed the most total daytime viewers on cable for 23 months, or almost two years. Published May 30, 2018

Roseanne Barr's recently rebooted "Roseanne" was canceled Tuesday after firing off an offensive tweet. Miss Barr, seen here with co-star John Goodman, apologized and said she would be leaving Twitter. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

'Roseanne': The hazards of social media for celebrities, journalists, politicians

The instant cancellation of ABC's "Roseanne" following Roseanne Barr's unfortunate tweet on Tuesday carries with it a hefty lesson for celebrities, comedians, politicians, actors, journalists and others whose professional work environment includes a social media presence. It can be fraught with peril at times. Published May 29, 2018