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Talk radio kingpin Rush Limbaugh regularly dissects media trickery for his listeners, from "fake news" to Trump bashing. (Rush Limbaugh) ** FILE **

No, MSNBC, Limbaugh is not to blame for Trump

- The Washington Times

Joy Reid, MSNBC's hostess with the mostest on all things race-baiting -- who, for example, recently expressed reserved and "delicate" hope for Rep. Steve Scalise's gun wound recovery because of his record "on race" -- blamed voter racism and anger, fueled by talk show powerhouse Rush Limbaugh, for the rise of President Donald Trump. As if conservatives are cattle and can't think for themselves.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions accompanied by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, left, speaks at a news conference to announce an international cybercrime enforcement action at the Department of Justice, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump, Justice to tackle affirmative action against whites

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump's Department of Justice is reportedly poised to launch some civil rights investigations, and perhaps lawsuits, against those colleges and universities that discriminate against applicants based on skin color -- and hold on, it's not what you think.

In this May 24, 2017, file photo, House Budget Committee member Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., questions Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Capitol Hill in Washington during the committee's hearing on President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 federal budget. Fellow committee member Rep. Susan DelBene, D-Wash., is at left. Wasserman Schultz fired IT staffer Irman Awan on July 25, 2017, following his arrest on a federal bank fraud charge. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: If anyone needs investigating, she does

- The Washington Times

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who used to be known for her Democratic National Committee leadership but who is now widely recognized as the lady who shielded Pakistani-born Imran Awan while he was being investigated and arrested for scandals tied to his cushy House IT job, needs to herself face scrutiny.

In this April 13, 2017, file photo, Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake takes a question from the audience during a town hall in Mesa, Ariz. The debut of Flake's book "Conscience of a Conservative" goes on sale on Tuesday, Aug. 1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Jeff Flake tips elitist, RINO hat with anti-Trump book

- The Washington Times

Sen. Jeff Flake, part of the emerging breed of American Republican, the one that's called Democrat, bypassed that whole mainstream media thing and forged a brand new path of blasting President Donald Trump as a subpar leader -- by writing a whole book about it. Right. Why do the 30-second television anti-Trump spot when you can go on for 140 pages?

President Donald Trump calls out to people gathered in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, after speaking during an American Legion Boys Nation and the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation event. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Eric Trump's head-thumping call to conservatives

- The Washington Times

Eric Trump said on national television in an interview on Fox News that one of his biggest wishes was for someone to start fighting for his father. He's absolutely right. President Donald Trump hasn't just been the only guy in the ring. He's also gone far beyond regular fight time, well on his way toward his bazillionth round.

New White House Chief of Staff John Kelly talks with President Donald Trump after being privately sworn in during a ceremony in the Oval Office, Monday, July 31, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Gen. Kelly sends all the right signals

- The Washington Times

We have just seen John Kelly in action for the first time as President Trump's chief of staff. The retired four-star Marine Corps general turned commandant of the West Wing is looking good.

The Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, July 31, 2017, as the Senate returns for two weeks after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., delayed the start of the traditional summer recess until the third week of August to catch up on uncompleted work. The White House is insisting that the Republican-controlled Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law even after those efforts failed last week because of GOP defections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell halts recess in face of Trump Twitter storm on Obamacare

- The Washington Times

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told his troops to get back to business, rather than take their traditional August recess. Call it the President Donald Trump Effect. Call it the Voter Effect. Whatever it's called, fact is: Outrage over failed Obamacare repeal has forced the Senate's hands.

American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, leaves after attending a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Nikki Haley: 'Done talking about NKorea'

- The Washington Times

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley sent out some strong messaging via Twitter about North Korea, telling the world of social media readers that the time of simply tough talking was nearing an end. Agreed. Nobody likes to bring it up. But regime change is the only way to stop North Korea from its global aggressions.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 28, 2017, after the Republican-controlled Senate was unable to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare."  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Chuck Schumer gets nanny tough on fast-food sandwich wraps

- The Washington Times

Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, has found a new fight -- and fast-food wrapper is thy name. He wants the feds to investigate them. And not just fast-food wrappers. Cups and cartons, too. Wonder which industry forgot to pay off Schumer this month -- chemicals or fast food?

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017. The Senate voted decisively to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, sending the popular bill to President Donald Trump for his signature after weeks of intense negotiations. The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, where the Kremlin has backed President Bashar Assad. McCain said the bills passage was long overdue, a jab at Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress. McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has called Putin a murderer and a thug.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

John McCain: Traitor to the conservative cause

- The Washington Times

There are video clips floating about devoted entirely to showing the dramatic few seconds on the Senate floor when Sen. John McCain cast his no-vote to Obamacare repeal. Pick one and watch it. They're good visuals of what betrayal looks like.

In this Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, file photo Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green File)

Scaramucci's vulgarities reminiscent of Rahm

- The Washington Times

Anthony Scaramucci went on a rambling, near-epic and vulgarity-laced rant to a writer for the New Yorker, Ryan Lizza. We haven't had this much shock and awe with vulgarities since Rahm Emanuel's White House days.

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., with the committee's ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Health and Human Services Secretary-designate, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., lower right.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Six Republican senators we don't need

- The Washington Times

There are six things which the Lord hates, seven which are an abomination to him -- likewise, there are six Republicans who voted for Obamacare repeal two years ago, seven who voted against it now.

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