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Trump: Not ‘that far off’ from passing health overhaul

Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul. Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn’t think congressional Republicans are “that far off” on a health overhaul to replace “the dead carcass of Obamacare.” Expressing frustration, he complained about “the level of hostility” in government and wondered why both parties can’t work together on the Senate bill […]

It’s Time to Break Up Syria | The National Interest

It's Time to Break Up Syria | The National Interest. THE ELIMINATION of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria has become an unhealthy obsession for Western nations, most of which operate under the assumption that the destruction of ISIS is the only thing standing between peace and eternal crisis. It isn’t. Focusing on ISIS’s defeat is a nonstrategy that has […]

Here’s What Green Groups Think of Trump’s Solar Wall

Here’s What Green Groups Think of Trump’s Solar Wall. by Fred Lucas · June 25, 2017 President Donald Trump’s idea of putting solar panels on his long-promised border wall hasn’t gained a lot of support among top environmental lobbying groups—even though the organizations have long backed solar power as a key renewable energy. “This way, Mexico will have to pay […]

Process vs. Product: Why the Dems Keep Losing | Roger’s Rules

Process vs. Product: Why the Dems Keep Losing | Roger’s Rules. by Roger Kimball · June 25, 2017 In her much-read New York Times column “Donald Skunks the Democrats,” Maureen Dowd skates quite close to the truth before swerving off into mendacious Timesland fantasy. Writing in the aftermath of Jon Ossoff’s embarrassing defeat by Karen Handel in Georgia, Dowd begins […]

The War on Work—and How to End It | City Journal

The War on Work—and How to End It | City Journal. by Edward L. Glaeser · June 13, 2017 In 1967, 95 percent of “prime-age” men between the ages of 25 and 54 worked. During the Great Recession, though, the share of jobless prime-age males rose above 20 percent. Even today, long after the recession officially ended, more than 15 […]

God and Man at the FBI – Reason.com

God and Man at the FBI – Reason.com. Ever since FBI Director James Comey staggered into the spotlight during last year’s presidential campaign, critics have been comparing him to the most infamous man ever to hold Comey’s job. “I think this is sort of a flashback to the days of J. Edgar Hoover,” the journalist turned academic Sanford Ungar told […]

FBI cannot be trusted – Washington Times

FBI cannot be trusted – Washington Times. Can anyone with a modicum of common sense trust the Federal Bureau of investigation? The answer to that question is a resounding “no.” The claim that the FBI strives to be above politics is today and has always been absurd. When former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover admitted in an interview that his […]

Trump ready to single out GOP senators who oppose healthcare bill

Trump ready to single out GOP senators who oppose healthcare bill. by Daniel Chaitin · June 24, 2017 President Trump is making it clear he’s willing to browbeat Republican senators who don’t support the healthcare bill that GOP leaders hope to vote on next week. Five Republicans have said they don’t like the bill as is, and on Saturday, Trump […]

Trump Obstruction Narrative: Comey Knew It Was Fake | National Review

Trump Obstruction Narrative: Comey Knew It Was Fake | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · June 24, 2017 The “collusion” narrative was a fraud, plain and simple. We know that now. Hopefully, it won’t take another six months to grasp a second plain and simple truth: Collusion’s successor, the “obstruction” narrative, is a perversion. The Left loves narrative. The […]

Supreme Court: Will Justice Kennedy retire this month? | Fox News

Supreme Court: Will Justice Kennedy retire this month? | Fox News. The Supreme Court’s term ends next week with growing speculation that Justice Anthony Kennedy–the panel’s most pivotal member–may retire at age 80 after 29 years on the court. Action is expected on President Trump’s travel ban before the court’s long summer break but the biggest news of all would […]

Congress Needs to Forget Trump and His Tweets and Pass the Big Bills – Bruce Bialosky

Congress Needs to Forget Trump and His Tweets and Pass the Big Bills – Bruce Bialosky. by Bruce Bialosky Democrats want to derail any positive activity by the Republican Congress by investigating a phantom Russian crime. But why do people like Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) step in front of a microphone and say, “I’m not a fan of the daily […]

OPEC’s Output Cut Is Rotting from Within – The American Interest

OPEC’s Output Cut Is Rotting from Within – The American Interest. OPEC is committed to, along with a group of petrostates outside of the cartel, cutting its collective production through March of next year in an attempt to help reduce the oversupply that’s weighed on global crude prices in recent years. But even after this coalition of oil producing states […]

Comey Pal Teases Bombshell Story With Ominous | The Daily Caller

Comey Pal Teases Bombshell Story With Ominous | The Daily Caller. by Chuck Ross · June 23, 2017 A longtime friend of James Comey is teasing what could be a bombshell story about the former FBI director and his interactions with President Trump. Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, posted an ominous message on Twitter on Friday: […]

Articles: In His Own Image: How to ‘Flip’ a Country

Articles: In His Own Image: How to 'Flip' a Country. by James Longstreet · June 24, 2017 It was no mistake. And now, we seem free to notice. The President of the United States for eight years was, and still is, a hidden identity. But what can be known of him, short of all that is still hidden, can be […]

CAIR infiltrator: Beware of smiling Muslims

CAIR infiltrator: Beware of smiling Muslims. In the wake of Islamic-terror attack after Islamic-terror attack in Europe, and more recently a couple of attempts in the U.S., a former infiltrator of America’s leading Islamic organization reveals the frightening extent of the “civilizational jihad” America faces. Chris Gaubatz, author of the book “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to […]

Report: Justice Kennedy Contemplating Retirement

Report: Justice Kennedy Contemplating Retirement. by Rick Moran The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will publish its final rulings for this term on Monday. Some significant cases, including the possibility the court will hand down a decision on the legality of President Trump’s travel ban, will be decided. But Washington is rife with rumors and speculation about the […]

Potemkin Progressivism – American Greatness

Potemkin Progressivism – American Greatness. by Roger Kimball · June 22, 2017 It often has been observed that philosophy really got going when people started thinking seriously about the distinction between appearance, on the one hand, and reality, on the other. Plato is full of meditations on this theme, from the stick that appears bent when half submerged in a […]

Democrats turn on Pelosi, each other, after disappointing special elections

Democrats turn on Pelosi, each other, after disappointing special elections. by W. James Antle III · June 24, 2017 It wasn’t a good week for the Democrats. After losing the most promising of several competitive special congressional elections this year in Georgia’s 6th District, party activists formed a circular firing squad and began taking pot shots at one another. There […]

Democrats & Georgia Special Election — Why Democrats Keep Losing | National Review

Democrats & Georgia Special Election — Why Democrats Keep Losing | National Review. by Rich Lowry · June 23, 2017 How much do Democrats really want to defeat Donald Trump? It’s worth asking in the wake of the latest Democratic failure to notch an electoral victory for the resistance, this time in the Georgia special election. There’s no doubt that […]

Trump signs VA reform bill, following through on campaign promise | Fox News

Trump signs VA reform bill, following through on campaign promise | Fox News. by Barnini Chakraborty President Trump on Friday signed Veterans Affairs reform legislation meant to protect whistleblowers while making it easier to fire problematic employees at the department. The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act passed by Congress earlier this month streamlines the process to […]

With Two Tweets, Trump Settles Tape Question Raised in Earlier Tweet – Debra J. Saunders

With Two Tweets, Trump Settles Tape Question Raised in Earlier Tweet – Debra J. Saunders. by Debra J. Saunders “I don’t know there was a game,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday in response to a question about President Donald Trump’s latest tweets, in which he denied taping former FBI chief James Comey. Actually, it is […]

California’s Soft Secession – The American Interest

California’s Soft Secession – The American Interest. by Jason Willick · June 23, 2017 The fantastical push for “CalExit” might be on hold for now, but America’s Left Coast giant is nonetheless beginning to symbolically sever ties with the rest of the United States—a significant provocation that could have wide-reaching consequences down the line. The Sacramento Bee reports that California […]

House Bill to Restrict Pentagon Contracts With Chinese Telecoms

House Bill to Restrict Pentagon Contracts With Chinese Telecoms. The pending House defense bill contains new provisions that would restrict the Pentagon from buying equipment from Chinese or Russian telecommunications firms over cyber attack fears. A section of the fiscal 2018 defense authorization legislation calls for protecting the security of the nuclear command and control and communications systems from the […]

More glitches ground Marine Corps F-35 jets – The San Diego Union-Tribune

More glitches ground Marine Corps F-35 jets – The San Diego Union-Tribune. by Carl Prine The Marine Corps on Thursday grounded its F-35B Joint Strike Fighters in Arizona after discovering glitches in the jets’ computerized logistics system. The decision to temporarily suspend operations of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 at the Corps’ air station in Yuma stemmed from problems with […]

Court Rules LGBT Service Refusal Lawful | The Daily Caller

Court Rules LGBT Service Refusal Lawful | The Daily Caller. A law allowing business owner to deny service to LGBT couples was ruled enforceable in Mississippi by a federal court Thursday. The U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th circuit struck down a district court’s injunction against the law, which now allows business owners to refuse to serve gay, lesbian, or transgender […]

Articles: Fox News Ratings Are Up – and Why the Numbers Matter

Articles: Fox News Ratings Are Up – and Why the Numbers Matter. by Peter Barry Chowka · June 23, 2017 Some readers may be wondering why the frequent reporting lately on cable news ratings – in an online political publication that is not well known for catering to the business side of media – is worthy of their attention. The […]

Why Otto Warmbier’s Murder Is The Biggest Challenge To Trump Yet

Why Otto Warmbier's Murder Is The Biggest Challenge To Trump Yet. by Helen Raleigh · June 23, 2017 There shouldn’t have been any debate about this. Twenty-two-year-old American Otto Warmbier was murdered by North Korea. He went to North Korea as a tourist last January. He was young, healthy and lively. The North Korean regime accused him of stealing a […]

Grassley, Feinstein want answers from Loretta Lynch – POLITICO

Grassley, Feinstein want answers from Loretta Lynch – POLITICO. by Austin Wright · June 23, 2017 The senators are seeking answers about a Russian intelligence memo — which was obtained by the FBI — that suggested former Attorney General Lynch had assured a member of the Clinton campaign that the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails would not go too far. […]

Washington Post confirms: Trump right on Russian election tampering

Washington Post confirms: Trump right on Russian election tampering. The Washington Post published a new report Friday called “Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault,” but the story was less about punishing and more about Obama ignoring the threat because he thought Hillary Clinton would win the election. The Russian intervention became a big deal only after […]

Mitch McConnell’s Secret Health-Care Weapon: The Political Allure of Crushing Obamacare | The National Interest

Mitch McConnell's Secret Health-Care Weapon: The Political Allure of Crushing Obamacare | The National Interest. It was September 18, 2008, and the Bush administration was asking something remarkable of the House and Senate leadership: approve $700 billion in emergency bailout money for the tottering big banks or the world economy would collapse. Oh, and the funds were needed immediately, with […]

74,531,002 Enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP

74,531,002 Enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP. As of April, there were 74,531,002 people enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program as of April, according to the latest data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That is up 16,705,235 in the 49 states that reported their Medicaid/CHIP enrollment numbers for both the July-to-September period of 2013 (the last […]

Obama’s Last-Minute Land Grab Was Bad for Utah. Trump Is Showing He Hears the People.

Obama’s Last-Minute Land Grab Was Bad for Utah. Trump Is Showing He Hears the People.. by Sen. Mike Lee · June 23, 2017 During the Christmas season last year, the Obama administration ignored the majority of Utahans by designating a vast tract of land in southern Utah as a national monument. Last week, the Department of the Interior took a […]

Senate Judiciary now Investigating Loretta Lynch

Senate Judiciary now Investigating Loretta Lynch. by Debra Heine The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Friday that it has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s possible interference in the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails during the 2016 election. In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks a number of questions pertaining to Russian intelligence documents, including […]

Reagan Redux? | City Journal

Reagan Redux? | City Journal. Ronald Reagan, who presided over the longest continuous period of peacetime economic growth in modern American history, was also, argues Henry Olsen, the most misunderstood of modern chief executives. Liberals and Democrats—categories that include most of the media—had a vested interest in depicting Reagan as the twin of Barry Goldwater. Olsen’s book is directed not […]

Morning in America Here in America | The American Spectator

Morning in America Here in America | The American Spectator. by Peter Roff · June 23, 2017 Up until Donald Trump’s election it looked like the trade wars were largely over. Policymakers in both parties seemed to have accepted full integration of the United States into the global economy was both a good and a goal. Trump turned that on […]

What If Donald Trump Doesn’t Sink the Republican Party? – Reason.com

What If Donald Trump Doesn't Sink the Republican Party? – Reason.com. by David Harsanyi · June 23, 2017 What if Republican voters who don’t particularly like President Donald Trump are also able to compartmentalize their votes? What if they dislike Democrats more than they do the president? What if, rather than being punished for Trump’s unpopularity, local candidates are rewarded […]

Mitch McConnell: Replacing failed Obamacare

Mitch McConnell: Replacing failed Obamacare. Seven years ago, Democrats imposed Obamacare on our country. By nearly any measure, it has failed and no amount of 11th hour reality-denying or buck-passing by Democrats is going to change the fact that more Americans are going to get hurt unless we do something. We’ve long called for a better way forward, and we’ve […]

The Senate’s Health-Care Advance – WSJ

The Senate’s Health-Care Advance – WSJ. Senate Republicans released their draft bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare on Thursday, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping for a vote next week. The binary choice now is between pushing past the media and Democratic flak to pass a historic achievement, or wilting under the pressure and ratifying the ObamaCare status quo. […]

Getting an Edge in the Long Afghan Struggle – WSJ

Getting an Edge in the Long Afghan Struggle – WSJ. By David Petraeus and Michael O’Hanlon June 22, 2017 6:32 p.m. ET 57 COMMENTS Can the U.S. succeed in Afghanistan? Not without a sustained, and sustainable, commitment. President Trump’s decision to give Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to add several thousand more U.S. troops to the 8,400 currently deployed […]

To win, Democrats will do anything except lay off the culture war | New York Post

To win, Democrats will do anything except lay off the culture war | New York Post. by Rich Lowry · June 22, 2017 How much do Democrats really want to defeat President Trump? There’s no doubt that Democrats want to watch TV programs that excoriate the president. They want to give money to candidates opposing him. They want to fantasize […]

Disappointed Dems | The Weekly Standard

Disappointed Dems | The Weekly Standard. Trump-hatred doesn’t deliver the victory they were dreaming of. In April, Democrat Jon Ossoff got 48 percent of the vote in the special election to pick the new House member from Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District outside Atlanta. He came in first but was forced into a runoff with Republican Karen Handel, who got 20 […]

The New Senate Republican Bill Will Transform American Health Care

The New Senate Republican Bill Will Transform American Health Care. The hotly-anticipated Senate Republican health care bill came out on Thursday morning. The airwaves quickly filled up with predictable talking points from both sides. But once the dust settles, it will emerge that the Senate bill will have far-reaching effects on American health care: for the better. Substantial improvements to […]

Congress ignores White House pressure to tweak Russia sanctions bill

Congress ignores White House pressure to tweak Russia sanctions bill. by Pete Kasperowicz · June 23, 2017 The House and Senate are on a path to quickly tweaking and passing a bill imposing new sanctions against Russia and Iran, possibly before they leave for the July 4 break, without any consideration of the Trump administration’s call for more flexibility in […]

Syrian Civil War — U.S. Interests Lie with Sunnis | National Review

Syrian Civil War — U.S. Interests Lie with Sunnis | National Review. by Charles Krauthammer · June 22, 2017 The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates. What is going on? It might appear a mindless mess, but the outlines are clear. The great Muslim […]

The Outlook After the Special Elections – Michael Barone

The Outlook After the Special Elections – Michael Barone. by Michael Barone The victory of Republican Karen Handel in the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District on Tuesday has discouraged Democrats and encouraged Republicans. Democrat Jon Ossoff won 48.1 percent in the special election’s first round April 18, and Democrats had high hopes that they could take this House […]

Integration Policy Flopping in Germany – The American Interest

Integration Policy Flopping in Germany – The American Interest. by Sean Keeley · June 22, 2017 Berlin has admitted that it is barely making headway in integrating its refugee population, the Financial Times reports: Up to three quarters of Germany’s refugees will still be unemployed in five years’ time, according to a government minister, in a stark admission of the […]

Trump Admin, Congress Offer New Hope for Families of U.S. Hostages in Iran

Trump Admin, Congress Offer New Hope for Families of U.S. Hostages in Iran. Families and advocates of U.S. prisoners held in Iran are encouraged by a new focus from the Trump administration and Congress to secure the safe return of their loved ones after experiencing several disappointments during the final year of President Obama’s tenure. The House Foreign Affairs Committee […]

‘Have You Read the Bill?’ | The Weekly Standard

'Have You Read the Bill?' | The Weekly Standard. In the first two years of the Obama administration, “Read the bill!” was an effective anti-Obama­care rallying cry. Republican congressmen, as well as conservative and Tea Party activists, demanded that legislation weighing in at more than 2,000 pages and affecting one-sixth of the economy be carefully considered by Congress and openly […]

Senate Health Care Bill Defunds Planned Paren | The Daily Caller

Senate Health Care Bill Defunds Planned Paren | The Daily Caller. by Jack Crowe · June 22, 2017 The Senate health care bill released Thursday includes a provision to defund Planned Parenthood for one year. Planned Parenthood defunding language in the Senate’s AHCA draft pic.twitter.com/9RRLgyAzYI — Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) June 22, 2017 The bill, which has drawn criticism from lawmakers […]

Articles: Fox News Ratings Are Up – and Why the Numbers Matter

Articles: Fox News Ratings Are Up – and Why the Numbers Matter. by Peter Barry Chowka · June 23, 2017 Some readers may be wondering why the frequent reporting lately on cable news ratings – in an online political publication that is not well known for catering to the business side of media – is worthy of their attention. The […]

The FBI’s Briefing On GOP Baseball Shooting Couldn’t Be More Bizarre

The FBI's Briefing On GOP Baseball Shooting Couldn't Be More Bizarre. by Mollie Hemingway · June 22, 2017 The FBI gave an utterly bizarre update on its investigation into an attempt to assassinate Republican members of Congress. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) remains in the hospital from the attempt on his life in which two police officers and a congressional staffer […]

No tapes after all: Trump says he didn’t record Comey talks

No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks. President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn’t have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy. “With all of the recently […]

Dems fear Pelosi’s ‘San Francisco values’ sinking party

Dems fear Pelosi’s ‘San Francisco values’ sinking party. In the Georgia special House election won by the Republican candidate in what many regard as an affirmation of the Trump agenda, GOP ads tied Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff to Nancy Pelosi’s “San Francisco values.” That “Republican playbook” obviously is working, declared Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice of New York, who concluded in […]

An Interview with Dana Rohrabacher about Russia, Turkey and Trump | The National Interest

An Interview with Dana Rohrabacher about Russia, Turkey and Trump | The National Interest. The National Interest reporter-intern Dimitri A. Simes spoke with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in his office. The following is a lightly edited transcript of their conversation: NI: Let’s start off with yesterday’s special elections. Obviously, the GOP won some major victories in Georgia and South Carolina. The […]

Trump Takes a Dig at Wind Farms: ‘As the Birds Fall to the Ground’

Trump Takes a Dig at Wind Farms: ‘As the Birds Fall to the Ground’. President Trump said Wednesday he was supportive of a range of energy sources, from coal to solar to nuclear, but took a dig at wind power. “I don’t want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes and your factories,” he told enthusiastic […]

Sanders: Christians Are Disqualified From Public Office

Sanders: Christians Are Disqualified From Public Office. by Tyler O’Neil In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) stood by his unconstitutional religious test for a Trump nominee who expressed mainstream Christian doctrine. Sanders said the nominee has religious freedom to believe whatever he wants privately, but should be barred from public office for speaking […]

Good riddance to the Russia myth — and blame Team Obama for promoting it | New York Post

Good riddance to the Russia myth — and blame Team Obama for promoting it | New York Post. by Post Editorial Board · June 21, 2017 Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s testimony Wednesday should mark the definitive end of “Russia hacked the election” hysteria. Too bad it took so long to get to this point. Johnson told the House Intelligence […]

Irresistible – WSJ

Irresistible – WSJ. By James Freeman Updated June 21, 2017 1:07 p.m. ET 1138 COMMENTS View image on Twitter View image on Twitter T. Becket Adams ✔ @BecketAdams Election Night Anchor Face™ is fast becoming one of my favorite things. 11:59 PM – 20 Jun 2017 2,141 2,141 Retweets 5,561 5,561 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy Last night viewers […]

Republicans face pressure at home to repeal Obamacare quickly

Republicans face pressure at home to repeal Obamacare quickly. by David M. Drucker · June 22, 2017 Senate Republicans are moving swiftly to partially repeal Obamacare, driven by political pressure from an impatient conservative base that is outweighing concerns about transparency and process. “We’ve been discussing this for months and months and months,” Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, said. “We’ve got […]

Saudi Arabia’s King Names Son as Crown Prince | National Review

Saudi Arabia’s King Names Son as Crown Prince | National Review. by Elliott Abrams · June 21, 2017 On Wednesday, King Salman of Saudi Arabia pushed aside his heir-apparent, Crown Prince Mohamed bin Nayef, and moved his own son Mohamed bin Salman into that spot. He also removed Mohamed bin Nayef (known as MbN) from his powerful post as interior […]

Postal Service Wants Independence Without Responsibility Again – Brian McNicoll

Postal Service Wants Independence Without Responsibility Again – Brian McNicoll. by Brian McNicoll Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is on his way out as chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. But the work he has begun on Postal Service reform will go on. The Postal Reform Act of 2017, which Rep. Chaffetz shepherded to approval in his […]

Are Democrats Waking Up to Russia Insanity? – The American Interest

Are Democrats Waking Up to Russia Insanity? – The American Interest. by Jason Willick & Damir Marusic · June 21, 2017 RCP highlights an MSNBC hit from Democratic Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy in which the liberal lawmaker says that the party’s D.C. elite is spending too much time focusing on “issues like Russia” rather than policy questions that concern his […]

Iran Threatens to ‘Depose’ Trump as Military Readies Missile Strikes On U.S. Forces

Iran Threatens to 'Depose' Trump as Military Readies Missile Strikes On U.S. Forces. A senior Iranian leader and confidant of the Islamic Republic’s president is threatening to “depose” President Donald Trump if he continues his policy of confronting Iran and its terror proxy groups in the Middle East, according to recent comments that come as Iranian military leaders threaten missile […]

Mattis Issues Stark Words To DPRK Over Warmbier’s Death | The Daily Caller

Mattis Issues Stark Words To DPRK Over Warmbier's Death | The Daily Caller. by Saagar Enjeti · June 21, 2017 Secretary of Defense James Mattis expressed anger at the death of recently released North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier at a Wednesday appearance with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “There is no way we can look at a situation like this […]

Protesters Interrupt Trump Rally, Attendees Respond ‘USA’ [VIDEO] | The Daily Caller

Protesters Interrupt Trump Rally, Attendees Respond 'USA' [VIDEO] | The Daily Caller. by Amber Athey · June 21, 2017 Protesters interrupted President Trump’s Wednesday rally in Iowa, but his crowd of supporters responded by drowning them out with a “USA” chant. Trump began his speech in Cedar Rapids by praising Republican victories in the Georgia and South Carolina special elections […]

Articles: The Progressive Tea Party that Never Was

Articles: The Progressive Tea Party that Never Was. by Frank Santarpia · June 21, 2017 Trump Derangement Syndrome is real, it’s deadly serious, and it appears to be metastasizing. And don’t expect calls for unity after the attempted assassination of a Republican lawmaker to help encapsulate it, either. The disease is far too virulent for the crazed actions of a […]

Why The Best Solution For The Mess In Syria Is Partition

Why The Best Solution For The Mess In Syria Is Partition. by Robert Nicholson · June 21, 2017 In his recent book “Islamic Exceptionalism,” Shadi Hamid argues that the United States should encourage Muslim-majority countries to pursue democracy even when their democratic choices lead to illiberal outcomes. For instance, he says, in Egypt we should have welcomed the duly elected […]

Trump’s son-in-law launches Middle East peace effort | Reuters

Trump's son-in-law launches Middle East peace effort | Reuters. by Luke Baker · June 21, 2017 JERUSALEM U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Wednesday to try to revive long-fractured Middle East peacemaking that Washington acknowledged will take some time. Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate developer with little experience of international […]

Democrats completely wasted their time in Georgia

Democrats completely wasted their time in Georgia. The news that Democrat Jon Ossoff decisively lost his race for Georgia’s 6th House district is devastating for Democrats — but not for the reasons you think. That lone seat, now set to be occupied by Republican Karen Handel, is unlikely to affect voting for TrumpCare, or really for any piece of noxious […]

Why no one shouts ‘Jesus is great’ when they kill

Why no one shouts ‘Jesus is great’ when they kill. Have you noticed there are still many people in denial that Islam has a problem? Let’s name names: The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Hamas-affiliated media darlings who claim to be a “Muslim civil rights group” but assert anyone condemning Islamic terrorism to be an “Islamophobe.” The vast wasteland we […]

Can Trump and Moon Quell North Korea’s Saber Rattling? | The National Interest

Can Trump and Moon Quell North Korea's Saber Rattling? | The National Interest. Over the last few months, we have heard the Trump administration voice the same worn out foreign policy that we have heard from previous administrations. There are the usual carrots: we remain open to negotiations as long as North Korea makes concessions; or sticks: “if China doesn’t […]

Jeh Johnson Testifies: Russians Did Not Alter Ballot Counts

Jeh Johnson Testifies: Russians Did Not Alter Ballot Counts. Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Wednesday that the Russian government did not alter ballots, ballots counts, or the reporting of votes in last November’s U.S. presidential election. In his written testimony Johnson said, “To my current knowledge, the Russian government did not […]

Foreign Soros-Backed Media Outlet Bashes Conservatives With US Taxpayer Dollars

Foreign Soros-Backed Media Outlet Bashes Conservatives With US Taxpayer Dollars. by Maiya Clark · June 21, 2017 For additional proof that the State Department has no business teaming up overseas with the vast network funded by the billionaire George Soros, look no further than the portentously named Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. The OCCRP calls itself “an investigative reporting […]

ISIS Blows Up 12th Century Mosul Mosque in Last Stand

ISIS Blows Up 12th Century Mosul Mosque in Last Stand. by Bridget Johnson The Islamic State today blew up the Mosul landmark where they declared the formation of their caliphate nearly three years ago, prompting the Iraq government to declare victory over the terror group. The Great Mosque of al-Nuri, with its distinctive leaning minaret called the Hadba, dated back […]

Somebody, Anybody, Run Against Bill de Blasio | The American Spectator

Somebody, Anybody, Run Against Bill de Blasio | The American Spectator. by George Neumayr · June 21, 2017 Bill de Blasio is a left-wing buffoon of dizzying idiocy. The dimbulb mayor of New York City is so bad that he makes David Dinkins look Churchillian. And yet it appears that de Blasio is sailing towards re-election in November. The question […]

Anchorman III – WSJ

Anchorman III – WSJ. By James Freeman June 20, 2017 5:51 p.m. ET 858 COMMENTS There was a time, a time before cable news, when the network anchorman reigned supreme. Thank goodness those days are long gone, but like the dominant broadcasters of yore, Scott Pelley of CBS News has a voice that could make a wolverine purr. Still, it’s […]

The victory in Georgia’s 6th is a yuge win for Trump – The Washington Post

The victory in Georgia’s 6th is a yuge win for Trump – The Washington Post. by Ed Rogers · June 21, 2017 Karen Handel waves to supporters. (Branden Camp/European Pressphoto Agency) The buzz in Washington surrounding the race for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District was all bad for the last couple of weeks. People had been bad-mouthing the Republican candidate, Karen […]

Republicans turned to Nancy Pelosi to win in Georgia

Republicans turned to Nancy Pelosi to win in Georgia. by David M. Drucker · June 20, 2017 The Republican group aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan had a strategy to keep Georgia’s 6th Congressional District from slipping away: Make the contest a referendum on Nancy Pelosi. Voters in the traditionally conservative seat had resisted President Trump and were slow to […]

ObamaCare repeal bill on fast track in Senate; Ryan says tax reform next | Fox News

ObamaCare repeal bill on fast track in Senate; Ryan says tax reform next | Fox News. Republican congressional leaders put their two major legislative priorities on a fast track Tuesday — aiming for a Senate vote to overhaul ObamaCare as early as next week and a vote on tax reform by year’s end. “We are going to cut taxes,” House […]

‘Stingy’ Jeff Bezos – John Stossel

'Stingy' Jeff Bezos – John Stossel. by John Stossel Thursday, right before Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced he’d acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, he tweeted a “request for ideas” for “philanthropy strategy.” If you have suggestions re “helping people in the here and now… reply to this tweet.” Here’s my reply: Don’t do it, Jeff! I understand why you […]

Pyongyang Tests Trump’s Jacksonian Steel – The American Interest

Pyongyang Tests Trump’s Jacksonian Steel – The American Interest. by Robert Cooper · June 20, 2017 The shocking death of Otto Warmbier—the American college student detained in North Korea, brutalized for over a year, and finally released in a comatose state days before succumbing to his injuries—has cast a new spotlight on President Trump’s North Korea policy. Politicians, pundits, and […]

Congress Pushes Bill to Let Lawmakers Carry Concealed Weapons Anywhere In U.S.

Congress Pushes Bill to Let Lawmakers Carry Concealed Weapons Anywhere In U.S.. Congress is considering new legislation that would permit lawmakers to carry a concealed firearm wherever they perform official duties across the United States, according to a copy of the new bill that marks an unprecedented effort to help lawmakers confront a growing threat to their safety. Rep. Brian […]

Here Come Helicopters on Demand – WSJ

Here Come Helicopters on Demand – WSJ. By Jeffrey Lewis and Luciana Magalhaes June 20, 2017 10:05 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS SÃO PAULO—Tired of being stuck in traffic on the way to the airport? You may soon be able to hail a helicopter with almost the same ease as getting an Uber car. Voom, a unit of airplane maker Airbus […]

California Liberals Fail To Buy Georgia Election | The Daily Caller

California Liberals Fail To Buy Georgia Election | The Daily Caller. by Phillip Stucky · June 20, 2017 Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff lost the Georgia special election Tuesday despite the fact that his campaign received unprecedented funding from the deeply liberal state of California. The young Democrat received 8.9 times as many many donors from California than from any other […]

Articles: Is Syria Wagging the Russian Dog?

Articles: Is Syria Wagging the Russian Dog?. by Stephen Bryen · June 20, 2017 The U.S. has shot down a Syrian Su-22 near Ja’Din and close to the strategic dam at Al Tabqa. The Sukhoi 22M series, the model in the Syrian inventory, is an old and relatively slow aircraft primarily used for bombing targets. First produced in 1970, the […]

Ryan, Pence Promise Tax Overhaul but Offer Few Details

Ryan, Pence Promise Tax Overhaul but Offer Few Details. by Lindsey McPherson · June 20, 2017 House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday reiterated a commitment to overhauling the tax code this year but offered no new details on how they plan to do so. In separate addresses to a National Association of Manufacturers summit, […]

How McConnell gets to 50 votes to repeal Obamacare

How McConnell gets to 50 votes to repeal Obamacare. by Jennifer Haberkorn · June 20, 2017 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to nail down 50 GOP votes to repeal Obamacare. He has no easy options. He can lean toward conservatives like Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah, who want to dismantle as much of Obamacare as […]

Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump. Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Returns showed Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, winning about 52 percent of the vote over Democrat […]

Independent investigators: Seth Rich ‘likely’ murdered by contract hitman

Independent investigators: Seth Rich ‘likely’ murdered by contract hitman. DNC staffer Seth Rich, who was brutally murdered on July 10, 2016, on a street near his Washington home – sparking discussion that he might have been the source of party insider emails turned over to WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential race – probably wasn’t the victim of a random homicide. […]

Now James Comey, FBI sued for obstruction of justice

Now James Comey, FBI sued for obstruction of justice. A former contractor for several federal agencies and his attorney, who both sued former FBI Director James Comey claiming he obstructed justice by burying an investigation into the mass surveillance of Americans, are asking a federal court for a protection order preventing the destruction of evidence in the case. The plaintiffs […]

How Do America and Russia Avoid a War over Syria? | The National Interest

How Do America and Russia Avoid a War over Syria? | The National Interest. That it has taken so long since the Russian intervention in Syria began in earnest, a year and a half ago, for an incident to occur that might directly pit Russian and American forces against each other has been nothing short of miraculous. That luck ran […]

After New Sanctions, Ukraine Praises US Partnership

After New Sanctions, Ukraine Praises US Partnership. by Fred Lucas · June 20, 2017 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the United States has been a “co-sponsor of this story of success” in helping his country fight for freedom against Russian aggression, as he sat with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office Tuesday. “We’re really fighting for freedom and democracy,” […]

Is Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman Offensive to Palestinians?

Is Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Offensive to Palestinians?. by Tom Knighton Controversial movies are nothing new. Usually, however, they’re controversial because they’re trying to poke at something. The Day After Tomorrow seemed to want to push back against President George W. Bush’s position on climate change, for example. Wonder Woman, however, seems to have created controversy over and over completely […]

Bottom Lines Still Matter | City Journal

Bottom Lines Still Matter | City Journal. by Howard Husock · June 20, 2017 Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods is a big deal in the supermarket sector, but its’s also deeply ironic and instructive for those familiar with the business philosophy of Whole Foods founder John Mackey— that business can and should operate on a higher moral plane, striving to […]

Loretta Lynch should be called to testify about ‘matter’ – Orange County Register

Loretta Lynch should be called to testify about ‘matter’ – Orange County Register. by Orange County Register Editorial Board · June 16, 2017 Sen. Dianne Feinstein has called for an inquiry into why former Attorney General Loretta Lynch directed then-FBI director James Comey to refer to the Clinton email investigation as a “matter.” That’s an encouraging development, as law enforcement […]

Tears — and questions — on the ramming of USS Fitzgerald | New York Post

Tears — and questions — on the ramming of USS Fitzgerald | New York Post. by Bob McManus · June 19, 2017 One night too long ago to mention, I lay in my bunk aboard the destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. watching condensation bead up on the hull and realizing suddenly that there was scarcely a half-inch of steel […]

Resistance & Regime Change: Any Means Necessary – Lies, Leaks, Violence | National Review

Resistance & Regime Change: Any Means Necessary – Lies, Leaks, Violence | National Review. by Victor Davis Hanson · June 21, 2017 The problem with the election of President Donald J. Trump was not just that he presented a roadblock to an ongoing progressive revolution. Instead, unlike recent Republican presidential nominees, he was indifferent to the cultural and political restraints […]

Paul Ryan to insist on permanent tax reform

Paul Ryan to insist on permanent tax reform. by Joseph Lawler · June 20, 2017 House Speaker Paul Ryan will argue Tuesday that Republicans should enact permanent tax reform instead of a temporary tax cut, but will also suggest that he is open to alternatives to his proposed border-adjusted tax. “We are going to get this done in 2017. We […]

Planned Parenthood’s Brutal Century | National Review

Planned Parenthood’s Brutal Century | National Review. by Kevin D. Williamson · June 19, 2017 Infanticide did not go out of fashion with the advance from savagery to barbarism and civilization. Rather, it became, as in Greece and Rome, a recognized custom with advocates among leaders of thought and action. — Margaret Sanger, Woman and the New Race Clarence C. […]

Fast Growth, and Lots of It, Is Right Around the Corner – Stephen Moore

Fast Growth, and Lots of It, Is Right Around the Corner – Stephen Moore. by Stephen Moore Every day, legions of economists dismiss Donald Trump’s economic agenda and forecast of 3 percent growth as a wild-eyed fantasy. The consensus is that the economy “can’t possibly grow at 3 percent,” according to The Wall Street Journal. “Slow growth is the new […]

Still Waiting for Evidence of Trump’s Russia Collusion – The American Interest

Still Waiting for Evidence of Trump’s Russia Collusion – The American Interest. by Andrew Bernard · June 19, 2017 Amid today’s news that tensions between the U.S. and Russia are escalating in Syria—with Moscow threatening to attack American aircraft in retaliation for America’s downing of a Syrian jet—it’s worth considering the continuing failure of the “Trump is a Russian puppet!” […]

Pentagon Still Communicating With Russia After American Downing of Syrian Jet

Pentagon Still Communicating With Russia After American Downing of Syrian Jet. The United States and Russia have maintained an open communication channel after the American military’s downing of a Syrian warplane over the weekend, according to Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dunford said Washington will work militarily and diplomatically in the coming hours to […]

Expanded role for Spicer, oversee all Trump communications operations

Expanded role for Spicer, oversee all Trump communications operations. by Paul Bedard · June 19, 2017 In a major expansion of Trump spokesman Sean Spicer’s role, the White House is considering a plan to make him the communications boss over the West Wing and rest of the administration, according to insiders. The role would be new for a White House, […]

Understaffing Compounds Trump Administration’s Problems | The Weekly Standard

Understaffing Compounds Trump Administration's Problems | The Weekly Standard. There are a lot of problems plaguing the Trump administration and hampering the White House from completing its agenda. President Trump’s poll numbers remain low. The Republican House is fractured and in the Senate, the GOP majority is razor-thin. Democrats are unified and fervent in their opposition to any policy remotely […]

Left Cries Foul Over Christian School’s Right To Vouchers | The Daily Caller

Left Cries Foul Over Christian School's Right To Vouchers | The Daily Caller. by Joshua Gill · June 19, 2017 A Christian school defended its religious admissions policies after Democrats labeled it as a school that discriminates against LGBT students during Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ congressional hearing. The Lighthouse Christian Academy of Bloomington, Ind. has been the center of […]

Articles: Mueller’s Real Mandate

Articles: Mueller's Real Mandate. by Jared E. Peterson · June 19, 2017 The Washington D.C. nomenklatura advanced forward last week with its slow-moving coup d’état against America’s constitutionally elected President. But even after the federal bureaucracy’s further progress toward undoing the 2016 election, I confess to a faint hope that Special Counsel Robert Swan Mueller III — supposed embodiment of […]

Trump calls out Ossoff for living outside of Georgia district | TheHill

Trump calls out Ossoff for living outside of Georgia district | TheHill. by Mallory Shelbourne · June 19, 2017 President Trump on Monday called out Democrat Jon Ossoff for living outside of the 6th Congressional District in Georgia, where he is running for a House seat. “Karen Handel’s opponent in #GA06 can’t even vote in the district he wants to […]

Tech CEOs meet with Trump on government overhaul | Reuters

Tech CEOs meet with Trump on government overhaul | Reuters. by David Shepardson · June 19, 2017 WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will meet with the chief executives of technology companies including Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Monday as the White House looks to the private sector for help in cutting government waste and improving services. White House […]

Sources: Senate GOP prepares for Obamacare repeal vote next week – POLITICO

Sources: Senate GOP prepares for Obamacare repeal vote next week – POLITICO. by Burgess Everett · June 19, 2017 Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch said he hopes Republicans have “as much time as it takes” to study the proposal. | Getty Republicans are working behind closed doors — and quickly — to finalize a bill and bring it to the […]

Ryan promises to overhaul tax code this year despite hurdles

Ryan promises to overhaul tax code this year despite hurdles. House Speaker Paul Ryan is promising to overhaul the tax code by the end of the year despite political divisions among Republicans and a crowded legislative agenda for Congress. Ryan is due to give a speech on tax reform Tuesday afternoon to the National Association of Manufacturers. In excerpts released […]

Obama library snatches Susan Rice unmasking docs – for 5 years!

Obama library snatches Susan Rice unmasking docs – for 5 years!. Key evidence on whether the Obama administration spied on the Trump team may be kept under lock and key for five years, at former President Obama’s presidential library. Perhaps just as surprising, the announcement came from President Trump’s own National Security Council, or NSC. There are still a publicly […]

Congress Needs to Take War Powers Back into Its Own Hands | The National Interest Blog

Congress Needs to Take War Powers Back into Its Own Hands | The National Interest Blog. If last week’s report from the Associated Press is to believed, Secretary of Defense James Mattis is preparing to send President Donald Trump a request for an additional four thousand U.S. personnel in Afghanistan. Ordinarily, a request such as this would be debated thoroughly […]

NYT and The Hill Contributor: ‘Not A Single Good Person’ Voted For Trump

NYT and The Hill Contributor: ‘Not A Single Good Person’ Voted For Trump. Patrick S. Tomlinson, a contributor to The New York Times and The Hill, tweeted on Sunday that “not a single good person” voted for President Trump, “not one.” Tomlinson was responding to a Tweet thread from The Federalist contributor Tom Nichols, in which Nichols said that “there […]

Study: Fracking No Harm to Drinking Water in Texas

Study: Fracking No Harm to Drinking Water in Texas. by Fred Lucas · June 19, 2017 Hydraulic fracturing hasn’t contaminated groundwater in Texas, isn’t an earthquake hazard, and has been a boon for the state’s economy, according to a study released Monday. The new study’s conclusion on drinking water are in line with multiple other studies of hydraulic fracturing, popularly […]

NPR Exposes Their Ideas Of What Prayer Is Like

NPR Exposes Their Ideas Of What Prayer Is Like. by Tom Knighton It started off with a really touching tweet about House Democrats praying for Rep. Steve Scalise and other Republicans injured in the vicious terrorist attack during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. .@HouseDemocrats praying for our @HouseGOP @SenateGOP baseball colleagues after hearing about the horrific shooting. https://t.co/y2HEUaSuzd pic.twitter.com/6HBrlnxtey […]

Flammable Arrogance | City Journal

Flammable Arrogance | City Journal. by Theodore Dalrymple · June 16, 2017 The disastrous fire in Grenfell Tower, a tower block of public housing in London, in which at least 30 and possibly many more people were killed could not have come at a better time for Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition to Theresa May’s Conservative government. Corbyn […]

Paul Krugman’s Orwellian History of Obamacare | The American Spectator

Paul Krugman’s Orwellian History of Obamacare | The American Spectator. by David Catron · June 19, 2017 It’s an article of faith among progressives that they are intellectually and morally superior to conservatives and pretty much everyone else. In fact, the need to see themselves as a cut above mere mortals is far more important to them than any ideology, […]

Mueller Probe Could Set the Stage For Hillary’s 2020 Return – Reason.com

Mueller Probe Could Set the Stage For Hillary’s 2020 Return – Reason.com. by Ira Stoll · June 19, 2017 Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMA Press/NewscomRobert Mueller’s investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election is both a preview of Hillary Clinton’s 2020 presidential campaign and a re-run of the insider-trading litigation of the past decade. It’s a preview of the 2020 presidential […]

Lawyers Fight America’s ‘Cold Civil War’

Lawyers Fight America's 'Cold Civil War'. by David P. Goldman · June 16, 2017 (Cross-posted from Asia Times) The distinguished political scientist Angelo Codevilla coined the ominous term “cold civil war” to describe America’s precarious condition, adding: “Statesmanship’s first task is to prevent it from turning hot.” The attempted massacre on June 14 of Republican congressmen and their staff by […]

The Left’s Flirtation With Trumpicide | The American Spectator

The Left’s Flirtation With Trumpicide | The American Spectator. by George Neumayr · June 15, 2017 Liberalism, philosophically speaking, is proudly unprincipled, insofar as it recognizes no divine law prior to man’s will. The arrogant humanism underpinning liberalism, combined with fallen human nature, makes the temptation to violence irresistible, especially in times of political exile. When safely ensconced in positions […]

Why Obama’s presidency didn’t lead to black progress | New York Post

Why Obama’s presidency didn’t lead to black progress | New York Post. by Jason Riley · June 17, 2017 Since the 1960s, black leaders have placed a heavy emphasis on gaining political power, and Barack Obama’s presidency represented the apex of those efforts. The assumption — rarely challenged — is that black political clout must come before black social and […]

Either Robert Mueller should resign, or we need two special counsels.

Either Robert Mueller should resign, or we need two special counsels.. by Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Opinion columnist · June 19, 2017 The only way to avoid a tainted investigation or a political explosion is another counsel to investigate possible obstruction of justice. Robert Mueller, left, and James Comey in 2013. (Photo: Susan Walsh, AP) Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a […]

Economy will grow in 2017 – Washington Times

Economy will grow in 2017 – Washington Times. Every day there are legions of new economists who dismiss the Donald Trump economic agenda and his forecast of 3 percent growth as a wild-eyed fantasy. The consensus is that the economy “can’t possibly grow at 3 percent” says The Wall Street Journal. “Slow growth is the new norm, so get used […]

Robert Mueller hasn’t decided whether to actually investigate Trump: Report

Robert Mueller hasn't decided whether to actually investigate Trump: Report. “Now, my sources are telling me he’s begun some preliminary planning,” Pierre Thomas, the ABC News senior justice correspondent, said of Mueller on ABC’s “This Week.” “Plans to talk to some people in the administration. But he’s not yet made that momentous decision to go for a full-scale investigation.” Last […]

Democrats plan to slow GOP effort to have ObamaCare vote by July 4 | Fox News

Democrats plan to slow GOP effort to have ObamaCare vote by July 4 | Fox News. Senate Republicans must make significant headway this week on efforts to repeal ObamaCare before their self-imposed July 4 deadline — as Democrats plot ways to grind the chamber’s daily business to a halt to protest the GOP plan and closed-door process. “Doing this behind […]

Obama Official: Obama Was Weak on S. China Sea – The American Interest

Obama Official: Obama Was Weak on S. China Sea – The American Interest. by Benjamin Haddad · June 18, 2017 Writing for Foreign Affairs, former Joe Biden advisor Ely Ratner argues that the Obama administration failed to define credible consequences for China’s militarization of the South China Sea, thus enabling Beijing’s steady gains there: In 2015, […] U.S. President Barack […]

Senate GOP shifts focus to Lynch | TheHill

Senate GOP shifts focus to Lynch | TheHill. by Jordain Carney · June 18, 2017 “The accusations now that … the current and former attorney general were political – that has nothing to do with Russia as much as it has to do with how the Department of Justice is being run,” he said. “I want to find out all […]

Schiff No Proof Of Trump-Russia Collusion | The Daily Caller

Schiff No Proof Of Trump-Russia Collusion | The Daily Caller. by Chuck Ross · June 18, 2017 The 11-month-old investigation into whether President Trump or members of his campaign colluded with Russians has still not turned up any evidence that’s strong enough to put before a jury. That’s according to California Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking member on the House […]

Articles: How the Deep State Built Its Field of Dreams

Articles: How the Deep State Built Its Field of Dreams. by Clarice Feldman · June 18, 2017 This week, we learned that former FBI Director James Comey will probably be a witness in any proceeding brought by his close friend Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Rod Rosenstein, a former Mueller staffer, appointed Mueller because Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who handed the […]

Trump aides Kushner and Greenblatt to visit Israel, Palestinians this week | Reuters

Trump aides Kushner and Greenblatt to visit Israel, Palestinians this week | Reuters. President Donald Trump is sending two top aides to Jerusalem and Ramallah this week to discuss potential next steps in his bid to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, a White House official said on Sunday. Going on the trip will be White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who […]

Seth Rich’s neighbors sound off on murder mystery

Seth Rich’s neighbors sound off on murder mystery. Americans living in and around the area where DNC staffer Seth Rich was brutally murdered on July 10, 2016, have mixed feelings on whether speculation surrounding Rich’s slaying is the stuff of conspiracy theories or evidence that the unsolved crime warrants a federal investigation. On June 8 and 12, WND hit the […]

Why America Must Participate in China’s Belt and Road Initiative | The National Interest

Why America Must Participate in China's Belt and Road Initiative | The National Interest. Chinese president Xi Jinping wrapped up the first-ever Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 15. Its main purpose was to promote cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—a Chinese development project of nearly $1 trillion concentrated on the Eurasian continent. China had worked […]

ISIS to Yazidi Girls: ‘Once We Rape You, You Will Be Muslim’

ISIS to Yazidi Girls: ‘Once We Rape You, You Will Be Muslim’. The Islamic State wants to torture and destroy the Yazidi people, wipe “them off the face of the Earth,” said lawyer and humanitarian Jacqueline Isaac, who added that the jihadists try to force Yazidi girls to convert to Islam and, if they refuse, tell them this is pointless […]

Senators Seek to Stop Government Subsidies for Sports Stadiums

Senators Seek to Stop Government Subsidies for Sports Stadiums. by Katrina Willis · June 16, 2017 Two senators are calling foul on government subsidies for professional sports stadiums. Sens. James Lankford, R- Okla., and Cory Booker, D – N.J., introduced a bill Tuesday named “Eliminating Federal Tax Subsidies for Stadiums Act”. “The federal government is responsible for a lot of […]

The Attack on ‘Julius Caesar’ Was Wrong in Every Way | Klavan On The Culture

The Attack on 'Julius Caesar' Was Wrong in Every Way | Klavan On The Culture. by Andrew Klavan · June 18, 2017 There was a lot of Twitter hysteria over the weekend around a two-person assault on Shakespeare in the Park’s offensive version of Julius Caesar. In a conformist and shallow piece of political whinery, the playmakers opted to dress […]

DAPA Immigration Order — Trump Rolls Back Obama’s Unlawful Amnesty | National Review

DAPA Immigration Order — Trump Rolls Back Obama’s Unlawful Amnesty | National Review. by The Editors · June 16, 2017 The Trump administration has officially rescinded President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA. Good riddance. In late 2014, frustrated by congressional inaction and having gotten away with one unlawful amnesty — its 2012 […]

Could Rosenstein recuse? Deputy AG’s role in question as Trump turns up heat | Fox News

Could Rosenstein recuse? Deputy AG's role in question as Trump turns up heat | Fox News. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s role overseeing the special counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign came into question Friday as President Trump openly suggested the top DOJ official is conflicted and a new report said Rosenstein has discussed the possibility of […]

D.C. Is a Swamp, ‘Washington Post’ Story Confirms

D.C. Is a Swamp, 'Washington Post' Story Confirms. Jamie Gorelick is a Democratic super-lawyer and former Clinton Justice Department official who made millions of dollars underwriting subprime mortgages at Fannie Mae before leaving the taxpayer-backed mortgage securities firm in 2003. Now she is a partner at WilmerHale, where lawyers charge up to $1,250 an hour and her corner office provides, […]

For Whole Foods workers, fears of robots, drones and culture clash | Reuters

For Whole Foods workers, fears of robots, drones and culture clash | Reuters. by Lisa Baertlein · June 16, 2017 LOS ANGELES/MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. The merger that shook food and retail stocks on Friday – Amazon.com Inc’s proposed deal to buy Whole Foods Market Inc – rattled some employees of the upscale grocery chain who expressed fears ranging from layoffs […]

London-Style Building Fire Unlikely In The US, Expert Says | The Daily Caller

London-Style Building Fire Unlikely In The US, Expert Says | The Daily Caller. by Michael Bastasch · June 17, 2017 The deadly fire that engulfed London’s Grenfell Tower was fueled by commonly used “green energy” upgrades found on tens of thousands of buildings across the world, sparking concerns that a similar event could happen in the U.S. It’s unknown what […]

Articles: The Tehran Attacks: Beginning of the End for Assad?

Articles: The Tehran Attacks: Beginning of the End for Assad?. by Robert Caskey · June 17, 2017 In the week since twin terrorist attacks in Tehran left 17 people dead, Iran has arrested almost 50 people and pledged to crush domestic terrorist cells. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings and gun attacks, the first IS-led attacks […]

Under Trump, focus shifts to scrapping regulations | TheHill

Under Trump, focus shifts to scrapping regulations | TheHill. by Lydia Wheeler · June 17, 2017 Federal agencies have shifted their focus under the Trump administration from writing regulations to getting rid of them. In just the past few days, the Education Department said it is working to redo two Obama-era rules aimed at reining in for-profit colleges, the Food […]

Hodgkinson carried ‘kill list’ of House Freedom Caucus members

Hodgkinson carried ‘kill list’ of House Freedom Caucus members. James T. Hodgkinson, the progressive Democrat who shot and wounded five people Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, carried with him a list of Republicans he wanted to assassinate, according to a new report citing sources close to the investigation. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector and activist who volunteered on the […]

Why the Middle East Needs the Qatar Crisis | The National Interest

Why the Middle East Needs the Qatar Crisis | The National Interest. When a crisis arises, it is only natural to call for calm. In most cases it is a laudable reflex, especially when one is not the cause of the consternation. In the case of the recent Gulf crisis with Qatar, President Trump, the majority of the Arab world, […]

Judicial Watch Demands FBI Recover Records Allegedly Unlawfully Removed by Comey

Judicial Watch Demands FBI Recover Records Allegedly Unlawfully Removed by Comey. In a warning letter sent to Acting FBI Director Andrew G. McCabe on Thursday, June 15, Judicial Watch demanded that the FBI recover memos that former FBI Director James Comey leaked to the media and allegedly unlawfully removed from the Bureau. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton cited the FBI’s […]

What Conservatives Are Saying About Trey Gowdy

What Conservatives Are Saying About Trey Gowdy. by Rachel del Guidice · June 15, 2017 Conservative leaders say they’re confident the new chairman of a House of Representatives panel that targets corruption will dedicate himself to reviewing executive branch actions, including during the Obama administration. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., assumed the chairmanship of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee […]

Protesters Disrupt Trump Assassination Play

Protesters Disrupt Trump Assassination Play. by Rick Moran The Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar was interrupted on Friday night when Laura Loomer, who writes for Rebel Media, rushed the stage screaming “Stop leftist violence.” The show depicts Donald Trump as Caesar being assassinated by Roman senators in the Forum. The show was stopped as security hustled Loomer […]

Flammable Arrogance | City Journal

Flammable Arrogance | City Journal. by Theodore Dalrymple · June 16, 2017 The disastrous fire in Grenfell Tower, a tower block of public housing in London, in which at least 30 and possibly many more people were killed could not have come at a better time for Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition to Theresa May’s Conservative government. Corbyn […]

PRIME Act Would Help Put the ‘Local’ Back in Local Meat Production – Reason.com

PRIME Act Would Help Put the 'Local' Back in Local Meat Production – Reason.com. Locally raised meats might soon also be regularly slaughtered and sold locally, under a bipartisan bill now winding its way through Congress. The PRIME Act, first introduced two years ago, would allow each state to set its own rules for slaughtering cattle, pigs, and most other […]

Robert Mueller’s Mission – WSJ

Robert Mueller’s Mission – WSJ. That didn’t take long. Barely a week after James Comey admitted leaking a memo to tee up a special counsel against Donald Trump, multiple news reports based on leaks confirm that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the President for obstruction of justice. You don’t have to be a Trump partisan to have concerns about […]

OPINION: It’s not Watergate and Jim Comey is no Mark Felt | TheHill

OPINION: It's not Watergate and Jim Comey is no Mark Felt | TheHill. by John D. O’Connor, opinion contributor · June 14, 2017 Today’s political turmoil is now frequently compared to Watergate. James Comey, many are saying, has staunchly resisted the politicization of the FBI, just as Mark Felt did forty-five years ago. I wish it were so. To be […]

The Special Seinfeld? – WSJ

The Special Seinfeld? – WSJ. By James Freeman June 16, 2017 3:24 p.m. ET 712 COMMENTS “After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my ‘collusion with the Russians,’ nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad!,” tweeted President Donald Trump this morning. Mr. Trump isn’t known for understatement, but in this case his argument is stronger than […]

Next week: Ryan starts to sell tax reform

Next week: Ryan starts to sell tax reform. by Susan Ferrechio · June 17, 2017 House Speaker Paul Ryan next week will make an effort to sell the country on the need for tax reform, even though Congress could still be weeks or even months away from voting on a plan. Ryan, R-Wis., plans a major tax policy speech before […]

Could under-the-radar Menendez trial give GOP a shot at Senate seat? | Fox News

Could under-the-radar Menendez trial give GOP a shot at Senate seat? | Fox News. by Jennifer G. Hickey Published June 16, 2017 Fox News Lost amid the headlines on the Trump-Russia drama — but just a few-hour drive from Washington up I-95 — is another story of political intrigue that could have national implications. The trial of New Jersey Democratic […]

Steve Scalise, Nancy Pelosi, and a Return to Civility – Larry Kudlow

Steve Scalise, Nancy Pelosi, and a Return to Civility – Larry Kudlow. by Larry Kudlow Sometimes terrible tragedies can bring us together, and I’m hopeful that somehow a lasting good will come out of the ballfield shooting in Alexandria, Va. Maybe even a rebirth of civility, which has virtually disappeared from politics, and perhaps our culture as well. Representative Steve […]

Trump’s Immigration Compromise – The American Interest

Trump’s Immigration Compromise – The American Interest. by Bilahari Kausikan, S. Frederick Starr & Yang Cheng · June 16, 2017 The Trump administration is taking fire from the Right and the Left for its immigration actions last night. Hardcore immigration hawks like Ann Coulter are apoplectic that the administration extended president Obama’s executive action granting provisional legal status to people […]

Trump slams Obama administrations’ ‘completely one-sided deal’ with Cuba – Washington Free Beacon

Trump slams Obama administrations' 'completely one-sided deal' with Cuba – Washington Free Beacon. President Donald Trump issued a harsh rebuke of the Obama administration’s dealings with the communist regime in Cuba, pledging to put the interests of the Cuban people first and work to end repression on the island as he recasts America’s relationship with its government. “Effective immediately, I […]

Impatient for Impeachment | The Weekly Standard

Impatient for Impeachment | The Weekly Standard. How will Trump deal with a stacked deck? Is the deck being stacked against President Trump? It’s beginning to look that way since a special counsel was appointed a few weeks ago to investigate possible ties between Trump—or any breathing body in his campaign last year—and the Russians. At the very least, the […]

Report: Two Black Jurors Were For Acquitting The Officer | The Daily Caller

Report: Two Black Jurors Were For Acquitting The Officer | The Daily Caller. by Amber Randall · June 16, 2017 The only two black jurors in the Philando Castile case were in favor of acquitting the cop responsible for his death, a juror explained Friday. Dennis Ploussard, one of the twelve jurors, said that the jury was broken down 10-2 […]

Articles: Soros on Soros and America

Articles: Soros on Soros and America. by Paul Austin Murphy · June 16, 2017 In the words of the “political pundit” Matt Welch (writing in 2003), George Soros “has a long and storied track record of being all villains to all people”. This same writer also finds something that’s a little worrying and self-contradictory about many of these portrayals of […]

Why The American Imam Who Inspired London Attack Can’t Be Stopped

Why The American Imam Who Inspired London Attack Can’t Be Stopped. by Megan G. Oprea · June 16, 2017 After every Islamist terror attack, investigators search for clues for what inspired the attackers and who helped them. Since the rise of the Islamic State, this has often meant looking for local recruiters or for connections to ISIS members in Syria […]

Analysis: No Signs Baseball Shooting Will Change Hill’s Ways

Analysis: No Signs Baseball Shooting Will Change Hill’s Ways. by David Hawkings · June 15, 2017 Don’t expect the congressional baseball practice shooting to change anything. Not the venomous partisanship that defines life at the Capitol. Not the public’s dismal opinion of the people they’ve sent to Washington. And certainly not the polarized impasse on gun control. The torrent of […]

Trump reports assets of at least $1.4 billion in financial disclosure – POLITICO

Trump reports assets of at least $1.4 billion in financial disclosure – POLITICO. by Theodoric Meyer · June 16, 2017 The document shows President Donald Trump’s assets, debts and transactions, but does not provide an exact picture of his net worth. | Getty The campaign and the early months of President Donald Trump’s presidency have been good for Donald Trump. […]

FBI Won’t Release Comey’s Trump Memos – The Daily Beast

FBI Won't Release Comey's Trump Memos – The Daily Beast. The Federal Bureau of investigation will not release copies of memos drafted by former director James Comey recounting his interactions with President Donald Trump, the bureau said on Friday. The Daily Beast filed a Freedom of Information Act request after it was revealed that Comey had drafted memos detailing each […]

Fake news: CNN busted (again) for bogus reporting

Fake news: CNN busted (again) for bogus reporting. CNN, the network famously dubbed “fake news” by President Trump, misreported an emotional moment before the Congressional Baseball Game Thursday, tweeting that it was only Democrats who knelt for prayer on the field. James T. Hodgkinson, a Bernie Sanders supporter who was obsessed with Trump-Russia conspiracy theories, opened fire on Wednesday at […]

What Will Happen If Congress Strengthens Russia Sanctions? | The National Interest

What Will Happen If Congress Strengthens Russia Sanctions? | The National Interest. President Trump’s road to easing sanctions targeting Russia just became immensely more difficult. In a rare display of bipartisan unity, the Senate voted in favor of new sanctions against Russia by a margin of 97–2 on Wednesday afternoon. Republicans not only joined Democrats in supporting the initiative, but […]

Rosenstein: Beware of News Reports Based on Anonymous Sources

Rosenstein: Beware of News Reports Based on Anonymous Sources. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says Americans should “exercise caution” when reading news reports based on anonymous sources. In a statement issued Thursday night, Rosenstein said: Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country – let alone […]

What the Treasury’s New Recommendations Would Mean for Financial Reform

What the Treasury’s New Recommendations Would Mean for Financial Reform. by Norbert Michel · June 16, 2017 This week, in response to President Donald Trump’s February executive order, the U.S. Treasury released the first in a series of reports examining the U.S. financial regulatory system. The report identifies policies that would improve federal financial regulation in a manner consistent with […]

The Federal Government Ruined Puerto Rico – Hit & Run : Reason.com

The Federal Government Ruined Puerto Rico – Hit & Run : Reason.com. by Andrew Heaton · June 16, 2017 Clevergrrl/FlickrPuerto Rico voted to become a U.S. state this week. Needless to say, we should all be deeply concerned about the island’s engorged debt, destructive fits of socialism, and terrifying chupacabras. But Puerto Rican statehood also represents a unique opportunity to […]

OPINION: You can’t deny Trump’s tremendous effect on the economy | TheHill

OPINION: You can't deny Trump's tremendous effect on the economy | TheHill. by Andy Puzder, opinion contributor · June 14, 2017 While the Democrats and their media allies attempt to bring down the Trump presidency with a determination reminiscent of Wile E. Coyote’s pursuit of the Road Runner, the president’s efforts to shrink the size and scope of government are […]

Byron York: Five more notes on Trump’s current predicament

Byron York: Five more notes on Trump's current predicament. by Byron York · June 15, 2017 Not long ago I wrote that the danger President Trump faces from the various investigations into the Trump-Russia matter had changed dramatically in recent weeks. Now, in just the last few days, the situation has changed even more. In five ways: 1. The Mueller […]

New York Times on Steve Scalise: A Shameful Editorial | National Review

New York Times on Steve Scalise: A Shameful Editorial | National Review. by David French · June 15, 2017 The New York Times published its editorial in response to yesterday’s vicious, violent, and explicitly political attack on Congressional Republicans — an attack that wounded four and left Representative Steve Scalise in critical condition in a Washington-area hospital — and it […]

Shooting spurs calls for new lawmaker security measures | Fox News

Shooting spurs calls for new lawmaker security measures | Fox News. by Brooke Singman Lawmakers at the scene of Wednesday’s baseball practice shooting described themselves as “sitting ducks” and said the violence would have been a “massacre” if not for Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s detail — spurring new questions over whether congressional security practices should be overhauled. Related Image Expand […]

The Violent Political Left – Michael Barone

The Violent Political Left – Michael Barone. by Michael Barone Violence is in the air these days. It was visible to the world in Manchester, Birmingham and London in the days before the British general election June 8. It was visible on the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday morning as a Donald Trump hater and Bernie Sanders volunteer […]

Powder-Filled Letters With Threatening Notes Shut Down Georgia Republican’s Neighborhood

Powder-Filled Letters With Threatening Notes Shut Down Georgia Republican's Neighborhood. Police have blocked off Georgia Republican Karen Handel’s neighborhood after reports that letters containing a white powdery substance and calling Handel a “dirty fascist” were left at homes of her neighbors. Cops have been going from mailbox to mailbox after finding the “suspicious package,” according to local reports, which also […]

Camille Paglia: On Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, and Islamist Terror | The Weekly Standard

Camille Paglia: On Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, and Islamist Terror | The Weekly Standard. Camille Paglia is one America’s smartest and most fearless writers. Like Elvis, she’s the kind of superstar who really needs no introduction—though it is worth pointing out that Pantheon has just published a collection of her essays on sex, gender, and feminism, titled Free Women, Free Men. […]

Promise Kept: Trump Admin Rescinds DAPA Amnesty Program | The Daily Caller

Promise Kept: Trump Admin Rescinds DAPA Amnesty Program | The Daily Caller. · by Peter Hasson · June 15, 2017 The Trump administration has fulfilled another one of Donald Trump’s campaign promises by rescinding the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program implemented under Barack Obama that could have allowed as many as five million […]

Articles: Comey’s Game

Articles: Comey's Game. by Tadas Klimas · June 15, 2017 It is very strange, but it seems almost everything in recent American political history translates out to the FBI not functioning as it should. While certainly this is because of a type of political correctness, it is proximately caused by the conscious or unconscious bias of its former director, James […]

NYT Blames GOP When Both Democrats And Republicans Are Shot

NYT Blames GOP When Both Democrats And Republicans Are Shot. by Mollie Hemingway · June 15, 2017 The media’s big problem right now is that everyone in the country knows how they’d be covering yesterday’s shooting if the parties were reversed. Progressive Democratic activist James Hodgkinson spent years on social media and in local and national politics focusing on his […]

U.S. student freed from North Korea has severe brain injury | Reuters

U.S. student freed from North Korea has severe brain injury | Reuters. by Ginny McCabe · June 15, 2017 CINCINNATI The parents of an American university student who was detained in North Korea are expected on Thursday to detail his mistreatment during 17 months in prison when he fell into a coma. Otto Warmbier’s parents, Fred and Cindy, are scheduled […]

A Scientist Didn’t Disclose Important Data—and Let Everyone Believe a Popular Weedkiller Causes Cancer – Mother Jones

A Scientist Didn’t Disclose Important Data—and Let Everyone Believe a Popular Weedkiller Causes Cancer – Mother Jones. by Kiera Butler fotokostic/Getty Does a common herbicide cause cancer? Over the past several years, that question has stirred up no shortage of controversy, with international health agencies offering conflicting information. The weedkiller, a chemical called glyphosate, is commonly sold by the agribiz […]