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Jennifer Harper

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The 12th annual Values Voters Summit has arrived in the capital to emphasize the "momentum" and lasting power of America's values. (Family Research Council)

Values Voters Summit holds the line as D.C. rages

The Values Voters Summit has arrived in the nation's capital for the 12th year in a row, and just in time. Amid discord, distractions, media mayhem and the rigors of a fast-approaching election, the three-day event provides a forum for traditional values, drawing 3,000 people and an impressive roster of 65 speakers. The weekend is dedicated to ensuring the "momentum" of bedrock values — along with religious freedom, pro-life causes, the state of conservatism, effective pushback against cultural foes and national security. Published September 20, 2018

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is surrounded by reporters, all seeking her commentary on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.
and the challenges he now faces. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Associated Press)

Media in frantic frenzy over Kavanaugh

There was once a time when the news media seemed all dressed up with nowhere to go. That is certainly not the case at the moment. News coverage of the turmoil surrounding Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court now mutates from one thing to another with startling speed. Press narratives unfold like origami. Indeed, there is now an army of journalists, analysts, broadcasters, pollsters, bloggers, strategists and columnists on the march, presenting their wares to a public that says that news coverage confuses them. Published September 19, 2018

TidalWave Productions, which publishes biographical comic books, has just released a new title: "Political Power: Stormy Daniels." (TidalWave Productions)

Stormy Daniels now the heroine of a comic book, deemed 'unlikely feminist icon'

It is a cultural moment to consider, and timed to precede the publication of adult film star Stormy Daniels tell-all book on her involvement with then-businessman Donald Trump years ago. TidalWave Productions, which publishes biographical comic books, has just released a new title: "Political Power: Stormy Daniels." Published September 19, 2018

Only 14 percent of U.S. voters think President Trump is politically correct says a new Rasmussen reports survey. (AP Photo)

Only 14% of voters think Donald Trump is politically correct: poll

Most voters appear uncomfortable with political correctness according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey released Wednesday. It found that 61 percent of the respondents agreed that political correctness "is a problem in America today." Published September 19, 2018

A Wall Street Journal editorial says, "A story this old and unprovable can't be allowed to delay a Supreme Court confirmation vote." (Associated Press)

The complex hazards of the 'MeToo Kavanaugh ambush'

Behold. The Wall Street Journal has offered a new editorial titled "The #MeToo Kavanaugh Ambush." Regarding the baroque challenges now facing Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh from political and cultural opponents, the news organization simply advises "A story this old and unprovable can't be allowed to delay a Supreme Court confirmation vote." Published September 18, 2018

A former McCain campaign adviser says that voters are becoming weary of the slams against President Trump and losing their power.
President Trump faces the press and their many microphones during a brief encounter on the White House lawn. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnick) (Associated Press)

Repetitive Trump attacks losing their power

Anyone out there remember details from the infamous, anonymous New York Times op-ed? Anyone? It was just one in a long line of intense, coordinated, strategic attacks on President Trump and his administration which arrive like clockwork daily, and every other word is "chaos." Published September 17, 2018

U.S. Constitution. ** FILE **

Trump's reminder: It's Constitution Day

Everyone argues about the U.S. Constitution. Not so many sit down and read it, or honor its existence. Monday is Constitution Day, a fact not lost on President Trump. Published September 17, 2018

Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis has a new book arriving "Republicans Buy Sneakers Too: How the Left is Ruining Sports with Politics." (Clay Travis)

Clay Travis: 'How the left is ruining sports with politics'

Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis has much to say in a forthcoming book titled "Republicans Buy Sneakers Too: How the Left is Ruining Sports with Politics." Mr. Travis is intent on saving sports, he says, from "social justice warriors seeking to turn them into another political battleground." Mr. Travis is naming names and supplying anecdotes; he refers to ESPN as "MSESPN" and insists that politicized sports could sully national unity. Published September 16, 2018

This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence on the eastern coast of the United States on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (NOAA via AP)

Gale force: The hurricane media rages against Trump

The threat of global warming and climate change are hot political topics, embraced by liberal politicians and much of the news media. So are hurricanes, which became a contentious partisan subject beginning in 2005 when former President George W. Bush was criticized for his administration's response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The same thing has happened to President Trump. Published September 14, 2018

Talk radio host Michael Savage does not mince words in his 26th book, titled "Stop Mass Hysteria: America's Insanity from the Salem Witch Trials to the Trump Witch Hunt," which will be published Oct. 9. (Courtesy of Center Street Books)

Michael Savage fires off new book on mass hysteria and the 'Trump Witch Hunt'

An unsettling new culture seems to have sprung up now 20 months after President Trump was inaugurated, fueled by the president's tenacious persistence, negative press coverage, shrill outcry and much more. This unprecedented political phenomenon has fueled a new book by talk radio kingpin Michael Savage and the title tells all: "Stop Mass Hysteria: America's Insanity from the Salem Witch Trials to the Trump Witch Hunt." Published September 13, 2018

Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer told panelists on Dec. 29, 2016, that new sanctions issued against Russia stem from President Obama seeing himself as a "god hovering over the country." (Fox News screenshot)

Fox News establishes scholarship to honor Charles Krauthammer

Fox News Channel has partnered with the National Merit Scholarship Program to establish the Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship, named for the late political analyst who was a contributor to the network from 2002 to his passing in 2018. Published September 13, 2018

Loyal "alumni" of campaigns devoted to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have been recruited to get out the Democratic vote as the midterms approach. (Obama Alumni Assoc.)

Democrats recruit Obama, Hillary and Bernie 'alumni' to help with midterms push

The Democratic National Committee has announced the formation of "Team Blue," described as a "deployment project" to mobilize campaign volunteers as the midterms elections close in. Loyalists of former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders are high on the list of recruits. Published September 13, 2018

A massive new Gallup "Global Emotions" poll surveyed people in 147 nations and reveals that 70 percent seem happy with their lives. (Courtesy of NASA)

Massive Gallup 'Global Emotions' poll suggests world is actually happy

There are some intriguing findings in a massive new Gallup "Global Emotions" poll of 147,000 people which took a year to conduct and offers insight into mood of the world's populations. Some of the findings are surprising, even counterintuitive given the endless media coverage suggesting madness and mayhem rules the planet. Most people appear happy. Published September 12, 2018

Serious business: President Trump, FEMA Administrator Brock Long and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen discuss incoming Hurricane Florence. The media is already labeling it "Trump's Katrina." (Associated Press)

News media fixates on 'Trump's Katrina' and Hurricane Maria

The weather was politicized years ago when global warming and climate alarmism were ramped up as a dire, dramatic topic by the news media and quickly added to the liberal list of pet issues. The weather was again politicized when former President George W. Bush was criticized for his administration's response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Published September 11, 2018

President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns in support of California congressional candidates, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Was Obama worse to the press than Trump?

Former President Barack Obama recently has re-emerged as a strident political force for his party, criticizing President Trump for deeming the news media "an enemy of the people," among other things. Published September 11, 2018