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The Democratic Party plans several days worth of caustic attacks on President Trump, accusing him of creating "chaos." (Associated Press)

It begins: Democrats slam the 'chaos presidency'

- The Washington Times

dafabet手机版平台Their presidential convention may be over, but their campaigning has just begun. Democrats and their nominee Joseph R. Biden now plan a caustic attack on President Trump centered on "chaos," precisely timed to coincide with the Republican National Convention, which gets rolling Monday.

Evangelist Franklin Graham will stage a Prayer March in September through key historic points on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Participants will stop to pray for the nation at each location. (BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION)

Franklin Graham plans a prayer march on Washington

- The Washington Times

dafabet手机版平台While both political parties rev up their campaigns to compete for the White House, evangelist Franklin Graham is planning a prayer march through the nation's capital to provide spiritual relief to political leaders and citizens alike in uncertain times.

Numerous critics have noted that the Democratic National Convention and presidential hopeful Joseph R. Biden are lacking in making a memorable impression or an emotional effect on voters. (Associated Press)

Lackluster Democrats mar their message

- The Washington Times

dafabet手机版平台One thing to remember about President Trump: He is a canny, savvy showman, with unparalleled media and entertainment experience. That is an asset which could help Mr. Trump pick up the support of undecided, independent or disinterested voters when election day comes.

In this image from video, Eva Longoria, serving as moderator, speaks during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

The Democratic infomercial continues

- The Washington Times

The virtual presidential convention has debuted at last, and the reviews are not too promising. The coronavirus pandemic prevents any live interactions during this normally bustling, free-wheeling political event. Democratic Party campaign gurus have responded to the challenge by assembling a carefully calibrated, nightly array of pre-packaged speeches, video segments and entertainment acts which will grind on until Thursday, when Joseph R. Biden officially accepts his role as White House hopeful.

The media is already at work on the Democratic National Convention, which only has a "virtual" stage due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Democratic National Convention Committee)

Caution: Democratic Convention ahead

- The Washington Times

Batten down the hatches. The Democratic National Convention begins Monday starring former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Sen. Kamala D. Harris and a proverbial cast of thousands, eagerly chronicled by a mostly affectionate news media.

Some press reports suggest that NBC "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd he could be replaced. (Associated Press)

Chuck Todd gets an unexpected challenge

- The Washington Times

Let us consider NBC's "Meet the Press," which is the longest running TV program in U.S. history. It debuted in 1947 and has been moderated by a host of significant notables, including Roger Mudd, Marvin Kalb, Tim Russert and Tom Brokaw.

One analyst says calling the Democratic presidential ticket moderate is inaccurate because Sen. Kamala D. Harris supported progressive bills. (Associated Press)

Biden, Harris masquerade as 'centrists'

- The Washington Times

dafabet手机版平台There aren't enough fancy words to cover all the emerging political hybrids these days. Take Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris, the Democratic foes of President Trump in the White House race. Much of the news media have declared them to be either "moderate" or "centrist," implying that the pair are situated in the cozy middle of in the political spectrum.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (Associated Press)

America has not forgotten Sarah Palin

- The Washington Times

dafabet手机版平台The press, pollsters and political strategists are currently at fever pitch now that Joseph R. Biden has made his choice of running mate. That would be Sen. Kamala D. Harris. What next? While interest, melodrama and speculation builds, the nation appears to be revisiting one woman who has already been there and done that.

This combination photo shows, from left, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity. Their shows currently draw the most viewers according to Nielsen Media Research, helping propel Fox News to tthe top of the ratings for consecutive 45 months. (AP Photo)

The New York Times discovers Fox News

- The Washington Times

It took a while. But The New York Times is now "woke" about the significance of Fox News and its consistent astronomical ratings, massive audiences and relentless programming that resonates with millions of viewers. Fox News, in fact, has been the top-rated cable news network for 18 consecutive years. The Gray Lady has acknowledged the network -- and it is a telling cultural moment.

Gallup: A majority of Republicans would refuse COVID-19 vaccine

- The Washington Times

dafabet手机版平台Though the world has now witnessed some 18 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and over 700,000 deaths, that grim reminder does not appear to sway public opinion about a vaccine - particularly among Republicans. The majority of GOPers reject the vaccine at this time.

President Trump's campaign released a 25-question survey to his followers on Thursday about mainstream media and accountability. (Associated Press)

Do you trust the press? Trump's media accountability survey

- The Washington Times

President Trump continues to bypass major pollsters. He has been conducting his own surveys for a while. A news and entertainment guy himself, President Trump has been polling his followers about campaign issues, popular sentiment and media performance since his campaign days in 2015. This week is no exception. Mr. Trump's campaign issued a new 25-question "Mainstream Media Accountability Survey" on Thursday — and it is specific, indeed. A few sample questions reveal the campaign is still very much in touch with the concerns of Trump voters:

The Great American Outdoors Act, signed this week by President Trump, allocates $9.5 billion to restore and protect the nation's public parks and lands in the next five years. (U.S. Forest Service via Associated PRess)

Trump saves the Great Outdoors

- The Washington Times

dafabet手机版平台It is good news for the fruited plain, not to mention the purple mountain majesties. President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act this week, which allocated $9.5 billion to restore and protect that nation's public parks and lands in the next five years.

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes poses at Fox News in New York. The fever over sexual misconduct involving media figures began in the summer of 2016 with Gretchen Carlson's accusations against Fox News Channel founder Ailes. Within two weeks, Ailes was out of a job. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)

New documentary on Roger Ailes features Trump, Limbaugh, Voight, more

- The Washington Times

Everyone should take note of Roger Ailes, the movie. The late founder and CEO of Fox News, media visionary and GOP strategist is now the subject of "Man in the Arena," a meticulous and carefully crafted documentary which aims to offer an accurate and candid portrait of the man -- with the message that all views and political beliefs should be a part of news coverage. The film also addresses the heavy price that those who value free speech can pay when they champion it.

A new poll finds President Trump has a 5 percentage point lead over presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden. (Associated Press)

Reality check: Trump has 5% lead over Biden in poll of 11,000

- The Washington Times

A sizable poll offers promising news for President Trump. He's got a 5 percentage point lead over Joseph R. Biden in a survey of over 11,000 respondents. It's not a gigantic lead, but it is a lead nonetheless. Here are the straightforward numbers: 34% want Mr. Trump to remain in the White House, 29% would like to see Mr. Biden take up residence. Another 16% are still undecided, while over one-fifth - 22% - "do not plan to vote."

Alek Skarlatos, who tackled a would-be terrorist aboard a Paris-bound train in 2015, is now running for Congress in Oregon. (AlekforOregon.com)

Alek Skarlatos: This GOP candidate tackled a terrorist

- The Washington Times

Few Americans will forget Alek Skarlatos, the former Oregon National Guard soldier who tackled a terrorist carrying a Draco assault rifle with a 30-round magazine and also armed with eight extra magazines, a 9 mm Luger automatic pistol, a utility knife and gasoline.

A statue honoring Ronald Reagan was vandalized on July 14 in Dixon, Illinois. It is one of 183 damaged or toppled following social unrest. (Associated Press)

Another one: Reagan statue vandalized

- The Washington Times

At least 183 monuments, memorials, statues, and major historical markers have been defaced or toppled since civil unrest began in May, says Jonah Gottschalk, a contributor to The Federalist who assembled a list of damaged sites — which included those devoted to Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, Hiawatha, Union Army soldiers and Ronald Reagan.

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