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Larry O'Connor was a columnist for The Washington Times.

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FILE - In this June 9, 2010 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about Iran in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump is weighing whether to pull the U.S. out of Iran's nuclear deal, a 2015 agreement that capped over a decade of hostility between Tehran and the West over its atomic program. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Virginia School honoring Confederate General renamed Barack Obama Elementary

An elementary school in Virginia will be renamed Barack Obama Elementary School the Richmond School Board decided Monday night. In a 6-1 vote, the board decided to remove the name of JEB Stuart, a confederate general, from the school that has a 95% African-American student body. Published June 19, 2018

In this July 12, 2014, photo, Central American migrants ride a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico. The number of family units and unaccompanied children arrested by Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley has doubled in the first nine months of this fiscal year compared to the same period last year.  (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Flashback: Obama Administration placed border children with human smugglers

With all the histrionics from the media and the Democrats over the plight of children illegally crossing the US border, you'd think you would have heard something from them almost two years ago when the Obama Administration was discovered to have facilitated horrible abuses against these same children. Published June 19, 2018

Republican primary senatorial candidate Corey Stewart gestures during a debate with E. W. Jackson and Del. Nick Freitas at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

RNC refuses to commit to supporting Virginia senate candidate Corey Stewart

Coorey Stewart won the Republican nomination for United States Senate in Virginia last week and will be squaring off against Hillary Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine in November. Giving Kaine a run for his money or even defeating the Democrat could be a huge moral and symbolic victory for the party and the Trump Administration. But, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel has not yet committed to giving financial support to Stewart's candidacy. Published June 19, 2018

FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt listens to questions as he testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Democrats are asking the Justice Department to investigate Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt for any potential criminal conduct. They allege he repeatedly violated federal anti-corruption laws by seeking to leverage his government position for personal gain.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

NY Times issues major correction in hit piece targeting EPA Pruitt's daughter

The long knives (and brass knuckles) are clearly out for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. We wrote weeks ago about the organized Left's attacks on President Trump's most effective and influential cabinet secretary. His efforts in rolling back job-killing regulations have been a prime force in driving the Trump economy and the media and Democrats can't stand it. Published June 18, 2018

The FBI seal is seen before FBI Director Christopher Wray news conference on the inspector general's report at FBI headquarters on Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Here's your collusion: Leaking FBI agents got payouts from media

Finally, after two years of promises, we've found some real and tangible evidence of collusion in Washington DC during the 2016 presidential election. But, it's not exactly the Moscow-based Borscht bowl of collusion we've been promised. Unless the Kremlin was directing the American media to collude with the American Department of Justice. Published June 15, 2018

In this Oct. 28, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama and FBI Director James Comey participate in the installation ceremony for Comey as FBI director, at FBI Headquarters in Washington. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9, 2017, dramatically ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an FBI investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Pat Caddell: As veteran of seven presidential campaigns, FBI spying 'unheard of, frightening'

Veteran Democrat political operative Patrick Caddell finds the idea that the FBI had informants and electronic surveillance operating within the Trump campaign is "incredible and unheard of and frightening." He also said the actions of the Justice Department would have been noted int he articles of impeachment if they had occurred under Richard Nixon. Published June 5, 2018

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon speaks at a rally for U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Fairhope, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) ** FILE **

Bannon embraces establishment for fun and profit

Bad-boy bully Steve Bannon who evangelized the "burn it all down" approach to Republican politics now advises GOP candidates to back away from anti-establishment rhetoric. Published June 1, 2018