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 2020-01-26 23:33 

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Fact-Checkers Only Looking At One Side...

WASHINGTON -- Google "fact-check Senate impeachment" and you can read about all the factual errors made by President Donald Trump's team of lawyers. What about those of the House impeachment managers? Apparently, this week, head prosecutor Ada...

 2020-01-26 11:44 

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'If Trump Wasn't Trump, He'd Be Reagan'...

Last February at CPAC, while I chatted about Trump's 2020 reelection prospects with an influential conservative radio talk show host, he made a statement that resonated with me: "If Trump wasn't Trump, he'd be Reagan." Given the robust...

 2020-01-26 00:51 

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Measuring a Trump-Size Mark on the Cable News Universe...

The presidency of Donald Trump has not only divided the public, it has fractured the media landscape. The tone of media discourse has trended steadily more negative since Trump took office -- to the point that even the very pronouns used to describe Ameri...

 2020-01-25 19:51 

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Why the U.S. Security Establishment Can't Stand Trump...

The national security establishment of the United States recognizes a clear and present danger -- not a threat to America's security, mind you, but rather to their own institutional power.These Beltway apparatchiks determined early on in 2016 that Don...

 2020-01-25 03:17 

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Hillary Puts Bernie Into Her Basket of Deplorables...

"Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician." So says Hillary Clinton of her former Senate colleague and 2016 rival for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders.Her assessment of Sanders' ...

 2020-01-25 03:07 

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Policy Innovator Donald Trump...

Not many people think of President Donald Trump as a detailed policy innovator. His detractors still view him as a buffoon unequipped to run the country. His supporters view him as a guy who has succeeded on great instincts. Not many view the president as...

 2020-01-25 03:04 

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The Rampant Hypocrisy of the Democratic Party...

As the Senate impeachment trial unfolds, we're witnessing an alarming dual justice system where Democrats accuse the president and the Republican Party of criminal wrongdoing and foul play while giving themselves a pass for the very same acts of which...

 2020-01-24 23:40 

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A Key Impeachment Fact: Trump Pushed Russian Disinformation...

Article One of the Articles of Impeachment now pending before the Senate is primarily focused on President Trump's extortionate demand that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky announce an investigation into the Bidens.However, it should be kept well ...

 2020-01-24 19:23 

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The Sound, Fury and Predictability...

If you are a Republican, the first week of impeachment meant the Democrats were unserious clowns, out to launch a coup against the duly elected President of the United States. The President's team was diligent, thoughtful and proficient.If you are a D...

 2020-01-24 12:25 

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Rule Change Would Ban Judges' Federalist Society Membership...

As Democrats' efforts to oust President Trump from office have played out in the Senate this week, his opponents in the judiciary branch of government quietly maneuvered to curb conservatives' growing influence on the federal bench.The ethical adv...

 2020-01-24 08:34 

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A Presidential First: Trump to Speak at March for Life...

Ronald Reagan didn't go; neither did George H.W. Bush. Even George W. Bush couldn't make it. Those collective no-shows mean that on Friday Donald Trump will become the first president to speak in person at the March for Life, the marquee anti-abor...

 2020-01-24 00:49 

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Does a Minimum Wage Hike Lower the Suicide Rate?...

This is a new one. The New York Times headline read: "Minimum Wage Raises Could Lower Suicide Rates, Study Says." But there was a subheadline: "It was the latest study to suggest that effects of wage increases reach beyond economic welfare, bu...

 2020-01-24 00:44 

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Democratic Attacks on Sanders Are Long Overdue...

Bernie Sanders' campaign recently stabbed Elizabeth Warren in the back. She was the Vermont senator's comrade in arms. It also threw a pack of lies at Joe Biden, tarring him as corrupt with zero evidence. As former Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin told ...

 2020-01-23 18:54 

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The Israel-U.S. Model Has Been a Resounding Success...

Whether by accident or by deliberate osmosis, Israel and the U.S. have adopted similar solutions to their existential problems.Before 2002, during the various Palestinian intifadas, Israel suffered hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries from suicide...

 2020-01-23 18:53 

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Soft-on-Crime Liberals Are Ruining America's Greatest Cities...

The Trump administration has made extraordinary strides in reducing violent crime in America. Democrats across the country seem intent on turning back that progress.For more than 20 years after 1991, the violent crime rate plummeted almost without halt. M...

 2020-01-23 05:39 

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Dems' 'Hurry Up and Wait' Impeachment Gamble...

Speaker Nancy Pelosi last fall made it clear that Democrats would not pump the brakes on their impeachment inquiry to wait for the results of a court battle to compel Trump administration officials to testify. "We cannot be at the mercy of the courts,...

 2020-01-22 21:18 

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Trump Comes Out Swinging Against Impeachment...

The White House fired back at Trump's impeachers Monday, taking aim at their far-fetched legal arguments and their dishonesty. Trump's lawyers called the Democrats' grounds for impeachment a "made-up theory." They singled out House Int...

 2020-01-22 14:48 

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Illegal Immigrant Caravans and Criminal Catholics...

The latest, lawless migrant caravan hurtling from Honduras to our southern border is as organic as AstroTurf.The Central American trespassers now number between 2,500 and 4,000. Two weeks ago, slickly designed flyers disseminated on social media beckoned ...

 2020-01-22 02:11 

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Sanders' 'Medicare for All' Is Not Fair to Medicare...

It needs pointing out that Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All plan bears little resemblance to Medicare. The Vermont senator undoubtedly exploits the word "Medicare" to obscure the radicalness of his single-payer proposal. Medicare, after all, i...

 2020-01-21 20:02 

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Working Hard Versus Hardly Working...

Almost all of us know (because President Trump boasts of it in nearly every speech) that our 3.5% unemployment rate has reached a 50-year low. But this official decline in joblessness doesn't tell the entire story of the improvement in the job market ...

 2020-01-21 19:32 

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Why Are So Many Young People Unhappy?...

Here are some unhappy statistics:-- In America between 1946 and 2006, the suicide rate quadrupled for males ages 15 to 24 and doubled for females the same age.-- In 1950, the suicide rate per 100,000 Americans was 11.4. In 2017, it was 14.-- According to ...

 2020-01-21 12:49 

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Addressing Business Leaders in Davos, Trump Touts 'Spectacular' U.S. Economy...

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to sell the United States to the global business community, telling an economic conference in the Swiss Alps that America's economic turnaround has been "nothing short of spectacular....

 2020-01-21 06:50 

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Trump's Legal Team: There Is No Crime so Senate Must Acquit...

President Trump and his legal team are zeroing in on Democrats' decision to pursue a broad abuse of power charge against him as the reason for the Senate to "speedily" dismiss the impeachment case against him this week. As the Senate impeachme...

 2020-01-20 17:51 

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On January 20, Timeless Words That Echo From the Past...

In official Washington, today isn't really much of a holiday, as our two dominant political parties gear up for Tuesday's action in the U.S. Senate, where the impeachment trial of President Trump gets real.A year from today, however, Donald Trump ...

 2020-01-20 01:53 

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Donald Trump and the Company He Keeps...

WASHINGTON -- In the first half of January, Americans saw President Donald Trump at his best.Trump ordered a Jan. 3 drone strike that killed Iranian terror leader Qassem Soleimani in response to Iranian proxies who rushed the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and k...

 2020-01-19 20:45 

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Impeachment Crusade Blinds Media to Trump's Accomplishments...

For Americans across the country, Democrats' and the media's fixation on impeachment has engulfed the news the public has consumed for nearly four months. Democrats have worked tirelessly to convince the public that President Trump committed an im...

 2020-01-18 02:56 

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A Malicious Indictment Mitch Should Toss Out...

About the impeachment of President Donald Trump she engineered with her Democratic majority, Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday: "It's not personal. It's not political. It's not partisan. It's patriotic."Seriously, Madam Speaker? Not poli...

 2020-01-18 02:30 

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Everyone Is Wrong on Skilled Immigration...

The immigration debate in our country has been dominated by huge corporations who want more (and cheaper) workers and by liberal advocacy organizations who want America to take in as many people from developing nations as possible, partly for humanitarian...

 2020-01-18 02:23 

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Why Are We Still There? When Do We Leave?...

My children go to a small Christian private school. One of the most popular teachers has been called up to go to Afghanistan for another tour. He will leave behind his wife, children and school. My kids are distraught. My oldest asked me a question for wh...

 2020-01-18 02:17 

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Women Win in Trump's Economy...

"Women are winning in the Trump economy." That's a headline that should be emblazoned on the front pages of every major newspaper in America today and dominating TV newscasts from Boston to Seattle. Yet, isn't, thanks to the impeachment ci...

 2020-01-17 18:10 

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A Tale of Two Whistleblowers: One Protected, One Not...

A Trump political appointee who reported allegations of rampant government waste, fraud and abuse has experienced none of the protections granted the whistleblower who filed the Ukrainian aid complaint against President Trump, which has culminated in Trum...

 2020-01-17 14:59 

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Trump Campaign Tries Robust Outreach to Expand His Appeal...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Selfies on a "Women for Trump" bus tour through Iowa. Volunteer training at a "Black Voices for Trump" organizing session in Philadelphia. A vice presidential headliner at a "Latinos for Trump" event in Florida.Pr...

 2020-01-17 13:35 

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Senate Passes U.S.-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal, a Trump Priority...

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to his...

 2020-01-17 12:01 

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This Was Biden's Best Week of the Whole Campaign...

The debate was a bust, Bernie's momentum hit an Elizabethan buzz saw, the Russians hacked Burisma, Lev Parnas claimed Trump's Ukrainian shakedown was all about the Bidens, there are good new polls and more endorsements from the House Democrats'...

 2020-01-16 22:59 

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Tuesday's Stark Midwest Contrast of Trump and Democrats...

On Tuesday night, the president and his would-be successors descended upon the Midwest for their respective events. For viewers of both the Trump rally in Milwaukee and the Democratic debate in Des Moines, Iowa, the evening unfurled as a stark study in co...

 2020-01-16 20:22 

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Ilhan Omar and Steve King: A Tale of Two Flamethrowers...

Eighty-six percent of Democrats consider President Donald Trump "racist," according to a July 2019 Quinnipiac poll. By contrast, 91% of Republicans do not consider him "racist." Perhaps more disturbing, a November 2018 online Axios poll by...

 2020-01-16 19:44 

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WH Rebuffs GAO on Ukraine Aid: 'We Are Not Legally Bound'...

The president has been saying the same thing since last September. "There's no crime," he insists in one variation or another when asked about his impeachment. During a speech three days before Christmas, he expanded on this: "There's ...

 2020-01-16 16:39 

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No, the Conservative Woman's Future Is Not Bleak...

Last week, the New York Times published an editorial declaring the seemingly imminent extinction of Republican women at multiple levels of government. Largely crediting the rise of Donald Trump, the article ends with a discouraging statement - and thinly ...

 2020-01-16 02:37 

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Impeachment and the Fight Over the Deep State...

Why is official Washington so determined to rid itself of Donald Trump? The usual answers focus on the country's ideological divisions, now calcified in the parties, and Trump's polarizing personality. Democrats of all stripes truly loathe him. Al...

 2020-01-15 23:09 

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The Perpetual Intersectional Revolution Eats Its Own...

In 2008, Democrats nominated for president a first-term U.S. senator with no serious legislative experience, Barack Obama. They nominated him over the long-championed, long-celebrated presumptive heir apparent to the Democratic leadership, Hillary Clinton...

 2020-01-15 19:23 

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Dems Smear Trump: 'Impeached for Life'...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is gloating because President Donald Trump is "impeached for life," and "there's nothing the Senate can do that can ever erase that." Like a prosecutor telling a defendant, even if acquitted, you're "...

 2020-01-15 16:30 

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Reagan, Trump Have More in Common Than Attacks on Gadhafi, Soleimani...

Last week's successful attack on Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Quds Force and a major international terrorist, has produced a number of comparisons between President Trump's policy in attacking Soleimani and a similar action in 1986 by ...

 2020-01-15 15:25 

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What Impeachment? Dem Debate Sets Stage for Trump Reelection...

I watched as much of the Democratic debate as I could stomach Tuesday night, which was about 50 minutes.That was long enough to enjoy watching the Fake News Media, in the form of CNN's Abby Phillip, start to eat their own when the moderator dismissed ...

 2020-01-15 14:41 

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U.S.-China Pact Signing to Ease Tension But Leaves Much Undone...

WASHINGTON (AP) - After 18 months of economic combat, the United States and China are set to take a step toward peace Wednesday. At least for now.President Donald Trump and China's chief negotiator, Liu He, are scheduled to sign a modest trade agreeme...

 2020-01-15 14:40 

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Trump Admin Weighs Shifting Billions More for Border Wall...

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is weighing whether to shift billions more in military funding to build the border wall after already moving more than $6 billion, prompting a fresh round of criticism from lawmakers.But senior administration off...

 2020-01-15 13:03 

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Cancel Culture Strikes Again: Banned in Maine...

In November, I was banned in Boston after speech-squelchers on the left and right forced the cancellation of my lecture at Bentley University, a small private institution. The grassroots activists who had invited me were rejected by every major event venu...

 2020-01-15 12:53 

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Old Friends, Bad Blood: War Simmers Between Sanders, Warren...

It was a short but ugly war, and in three weeks Iowa will determine whether it was a consequential one. The longstanding detente between Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders -- a shaky peace agreed upon by two ideologically aligned but politically op...

 2020-01-15 11:53 

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Could Missouri's Eric Greitens Make a Political Comeback?...

The Brett Kavanaugh hearings, the Russia collusion hoax, and the Nancy Pelosi-driven impeachment process show how far liberals and the deep state are willing to go to weaponize the justice system and the process of "investigations" against conserv...

 2020-01-15 05:48 

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Trump's In-Kind Contribution to Bernie...

The directed killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran's blood-soaked field marshal in the "forever war" of the Middle East, has begun to roil the politics of both the region and the USA.A stunned and shaken Iran retaliated by firing a dozen miss...

 2020-01-14 15:11 

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President Trump Exposed Iran's Weakness, for All to See...

The last week presented a dramatic confrontation between two nations, one with nuclear power and the other hoping to have it or possibly possessing it. The commentariat was abuzz with the fear of war. Then within, it seemed, a day, the threat of war was o...

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