If President Obama is to succeed in advancing the so-called free trade agenda, he will have to overcome some stiff opposition — from his fellow Democrats.

With preparations being made for the massive Jade Helm 15 military training across the American Southwest — exercises that imagine conservative Texas and Utah as “hostile” and more liberal states as “permissive” — the increasingly discredited establishment media has seized on a handful of theories and comments to attack everyone expressing concerns about the drills. It is true that some unproven and in some cases wild claims have been made by a handful of individuals online, such as the notion that closed Walmart stores are involved in a nefarious plot with authorities to detain dissidents. However, in its deceitful efforts to demonize Americans who are suspicious of the Obama administration and the unprecedented Jade Helm 15 program, the mischaracterized “mainstream” press has seized on those claims as if they represented the primary or even only concerns being expressed. In the process, it exposed itself as a propaganda machine.

Combining cultural conservatism and economic populism, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee kicked off his campaign for the White House in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas, Tuesday.

Texas State Representative David Simpson filed a bill to repeal civil asset forfeiture, and protect the property of innocent third parties, joining New Mexico in an effort to prohibit forfeiture until a conviction is obtained.

Dr. Ben Carson already has the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Now he wants the presidency.