Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer says he is making progress in his recovery from post-surgery complications and promised to his fans on Fox News that he will return. "Thanks to all for your cards, letters and good wishes. I am still recovering from major surgery 12 weeks ago. I have graduated from the ICU to an advanced rehab facility to regain my strength and stamina," Krauthammer said in a note shared by Fox News host Bret Baier on Tuesday. Krauthammer is a panelist on Baier´s show, "Special Report." (Snip) The circumstances of Krauthammer´s surgery remain somewhat of a mystery. Baier said in early
While Fox News has doubled down on the Uranium One story on recent weeks, devoting hours of programming time to the Obama-era uranium deal in an effort to paint it as “the real Russian conspiracy,” one prominent face on the network has completely avoided covering it. Until today, that is. And let’s just say, he covered the story in a far different way than, say, Sean Hannity. (Snip) After giving a bit of a history lesson on mining company Uranium One and the 2010 deal involving a Russian agency obtaining controlling interest in the company, Smith highlighted that this rose
Tuesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh said the recent sexual misconduct allegations aimed at former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore had been inspired by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who had backed Moore’s former opponent Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) in the earlier primary contests. Limbaugh explained how it was his opinion those charges were meant to send a message to former Donald Trump chief strategist and Breitbart chief executive Steve Bannon, who has publicly said he seeks to take on all Republicans that back McConnell as Senate Majority Leader. “Whether Judge Moore
Donald Trump has marked his state visit to Asia by releasing a highlights video featuring slow motion footage over a soaring trance soundtrack. The president posted the 45-second film to his Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon. The unusual video seems to be a celebration of Trump’s relatively incident-free swing through Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (Donald J. Trump Tweet/Video) Political leaders releasing videos after official trips is nothing new, but the style of Trump’s film – somewhere between a YouTube bungee jump montage and a teenager’s iMovie video of a skiing trip –
The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday that an executive order signed by President Donald Trump doesn´t solve its massive pilot shortage as intended. Trump´s order allows the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots to active duty to ensure it has enough aviators who are combat-ready. By law, all branches of the military are typically only allowed to bring back 25 officers at a time. But the Air Force is short 2,000 pilots as of last week, and pilot recalls aren´t sufficient to meet needs. "We appreciate the flexibility, but we want pilots with more than just a three-year commitment," an Air Force spokesman told Fox News on Tuesday.
During last Tuesday’s minor off-year elections, a glorious total of “eight openly transgender candidates” swept to victory, squashing the hopes and stomping on the necks of transphobic bigots nationwide, who really need to either repent or curl up and die already. The victors include Danica Roem, a part-time heavy-metal singer from Virginia who effectively shat on the face of her Republican rival Bob Marshall, AKA “Bigot Bob,” a man who self-marinates in hatred to the point where he once thought it was cute to refer to himself as Virginia’s “chief homophobe.” In 2006, inspired by nothing more than the rancid fumes
On a recent trip to Chisinau to investigate the political situation in the tiny former Soviet republic, I had the pleasure of meeting with a very distinguished gentleman, a former colonel in the Moldovan armed forces, who fought in the war against pro-Russian separatists in the early 1990s during the Transdniester conflict, a small strip of land bordering Ukraine which currently houses a large Soviet weapons depot and a few thousand Russian troops. I’ll just call him “the Colonel". ”He told me a fascinating story. It seems over the last decade, after being moved into the internal affairs division of the Moldovan security services, he began noticing suspicious financial transactions.
Efforts to combat sexual harassment on Capitol Hill gained momentum on Tuesday as female lawmakers shared stories of male colleagues engaging in predatory behavior. Lawmakers in both parties had already expressed support for mandatory sexual harassment awareness training, which is currently voluntary for legislative branch staffers. But they went further in a House Administration Committee hearing on Capitol Hill’s harassment policies and said even more can be done in a male-dominated workplace where sexual harassment can be pervasive. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), in testimony before the panel,
Video) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged Tuesday that he’s recommended only one black candidate to be a U.S. attorney, one of the highest-profile positions in the Justice Department. That’s out of 53 U.S. attorneys nominated so far by President Donald Trump, according to the department. While the attorney general’s testimony Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee was dominated by questions about the probe into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential campaign, Democrats also pressed Sessions over the lack of diversity in his department’s top ranks. Sessions, who agreed that diversity matters,
President Trump on Tuesday named immigration hardliner Tom Homan, who has served nearly 10 months as acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to run ICE on a permanent basis. Homan has run the agency since Obama appointee Sarah Saldaña — the former U.S. attorney in Dallas — stepped down when Trump took office in January. He has been a public face of the administration´s crackdowns on immigrants and border security, a tough talking law enforcement careerist who is unapologetic about being "heartless" when it comes to deporting even the most sympathetic longtime U.S. residents.
Some time ago, I was asked to review a vast biography of Bertolt Brecht, the German playwright and poet, by an admirer of his work. It is seldom that one reads hundreds of pages about someone without coming across a single instance of a decent, kind, or selfless act, but so it was with Brecht. He couldn’t even be bothered to wash for the convenience of others. The French fascist architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, was another of this charmless ilk, though cleaner than Brecht (a Marxist, the latter’s decision not to wash was his tribute, albeit not
For the first time ever, Barbie will wear a hijab. Mattel (MAT), which makes Barbie, announced Monday that the latest doll in its "Shero" collection will be modeled after Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. In 2016, Muhammad became the first American to compete in the games while wearing a hijab. "I´m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab! This is a childhood dream come true," Muhammad said in a tweet. The news was announced at Glamour´s Women of the Year summit. The doll will go on sale in 2018. Barbie has been working hard
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Tuesday that the entire U.S. House will now face mandatory training to avoid sexual harassment and discrimination, moving to address the growing national scandal over behavior ranging from the boorish to the criminal. His comments came hours after a House committee held a hearing on harassment. Mr. Ryan said the House will now have a policy of mandatory training for every lawmaker and every staffer. “Our goal is not only to raise awareness, but also make abundantly clear that harassment in any form has no place in this institution,” he said.
In assessing the reliability of the Washington Post´s allegations against Judge Roy Moore, it is fair to ask whether the Post or its reporters have any skin in the game. That is, will they suffer significantly if the story turns out to be false? The answer is "no." The story is a free shot. If it succeeds in destroying Moore, the Post will be rewarded by its inside-the-Beltway significant others of both parties. If the story goes down in flames, then those S.O.s, who understand perfectly that the Post is a partisan warrior, will write it off as a good try
The most tiresome cliché of the climatistas is that “97 percent of scientists ‘believe’ in human caused climate change,” though I am always grateful for how they used the term “believe,” since the whole matter has taken on the attributes of religious commitment, if not fanaticism in many cases. The backup for this refrain is exceedingly weak. One study purporting to establish the “97 percent” consensus figure, from John Cook of the University of Queensland in Australia, does no such thing, which is obvious from reading just the abstract. (See my 2014 article in the Weekly Standard that goes through this
Senate GOP leaders said their tax reform bill will include repeal of Obamacare individual mandate The mandate requires most Americans to have some form of health coverage during the year or pay a tax penalty. An estimated 13 million fewer people would have insurance if the mandate were to be repealed, the Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) Senate Finance Committee to include repeal of individual mandate in tax bill 18 Mins Ago | 01:02 The proposed Republican tax reform bill will include repeal of Obamacare´s individual mandate requiring most Americans to have some form of health insurance or pay a tax penalty,
WASHINGTON – Emmy Award-winning actor Alan Alda of the television series M*A*S*H said it is “very hard” to make a connection between climate change and extreme weather events. Alda, who played Capt. Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H, is currently running the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. He was asked at a recent D.C. event to identify ways that scientists could better communicate the effects of climate change to the American public. Alda suggested that scientists make sure to “establish common ground between you and the person you are talking to” about climate change or related issues. Alda mentioned
Washington - U.S. lawmakers may have to pass another stop-gap spending bill in order to keep the federal government operating Dec. 8 when existing money runs out, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters on Tuesday. Asked about the timing of the budget process and the measure now in place to fund government operations through early December at last year’s levels, Ryan told a news conference, “We might need a little bit more time to give the appropriators time to write their bill” for fiscal 2018 spending that would extend through next Sept. 30. Ryan said a temporary spending bill, if needed while the longer-term one is being
Famed engineer Marc Isambard Brunel lost a bid to design the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC, 224 years ago. Now, his design has been revealed after being tucked away in a large album in the Brunel family archive for more than 150 years. The drawing is tipped to sell at the auction in London on Wednesday for $19,600 (£15,000). Brunel, who went on to design the Thames Tunnel in London and was the father of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, submitted his plans to a committee which was appointed to choose the design for the Capitol Hill building in 1793. His
Republican Roy Moore is on the hot seat for alleged bad behavior around women and girls some 40 years ago. Why aren´t Democrats Joe Biden and Bob Menendez as well? Former vice president Biden, recall, has a long history of groping women, touching them inappropriately in public, making them obviously uncomfortable, as some of these photos show. Biden is in line as a top Democratic Party contender for the presidency, and nobody´s saying a thing about this. Substantially worse than Biden is Democratic senator Bob Menendez, now on trial in New Jersey for corruption. He´s been accused of having a penchant for
(Sara Stinson Tweet) Four people were killed and at least two children injured after a man opened fire at multiple locations in Northern California on Tuesday, authorities said. The suspected shooter, who was not immediately identified, was killed by officers. Authorities received 911 calls of shooting at multiple sites, including the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, Tuesday morning, Assistant Tehama County Sheriff Phil Johnston said. It was "very clear" early on that "we had a subject that was randomly picking targets," he said. Authorities were aware of a domestic violence incident reported by neighbors that involved the suspected
Black Christian Conservative Republican Lloyd Marcus here. I call upon all my fellow Christians not to abandon our brother Roy Moore who is running for U.S. Senate Alabama. Right before the election, 40-year-old sexual misconduct allegations have come out against Judge Moore, which he has denied. Judge Moore is hated by Leftists and establishment Republicans because he is an outspoken, character-driven Christian conservative; a faithful courageous defender of our Constitution, principles and values which have made America great. Moore elected to the U.S. Senate would be extremely helpful to Trump draining the swamp and making America great again. Judge Moore´s
The 23rd annual Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – dubbed COP23 – is being held in Bonn this week, with an "official" U.S. delegation mostly absent from the proceedings. A counter-culture delegation made the trip, but all of their activities are being held on the sidelines of the event. There was some U.S. participation in the formal proceedings. Notably, the president of the U.S. Energy Association, Barry Worthington, gave a speech making the commonsense point that fossil fuels are going to be a dominant source of energy for the foreseeable future,
Rancho Tehama, CA - At least three people are dead, including a suspected shooter, and multiple students are being treated after reported shootings at several scenes including Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Northern California, according to a Tehama County sheriff´s official. The official, who according to CBS affiliate KHSL addressed reporters near the scene, said deputies were first alerted to a shooting in Rancho Tehama at around 8 a.m. "That evolved to multiple victims and multiple shots at the school," the official said, adding that he´s been told the suspected shooter was shot and killed by law enforcement.