Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Ca.) told ABC’s Jonathan Karl Sunday that Hillary Clinton just wanted some privacy to be able to talk to her husband, daughter, and friends “and not have somebody looking over her shoulder into her e-mails.” “Oh wait a second, I don’t believe she was trying to hide anything,” Feinstein said. “I’ve known Hillary for a quarter of a century. Let me tell you what I do think. I think this is a woman who wants a little bit of a private life. She wants to be able to communicate with husband, with daughter, with friends, and
A serious independent candidate will step up to challenge presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and likely Democratic standard-bearer Hillary Clinton, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol suggested on Sunday. (Tweet) "Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate — an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance," Kristol said in a message on Twitter. Kristol has been calling for another independent challenger to emerge in the presidential race for more than a month, speaking about it most notably with Mitt Romney; former Republican Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn; and Republican Nebraska Sen.
Speaking to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Sunday afternoon, Wall Street Journal‘s Bret Stephens said that it was important for Donald Trump to lose the general election so utterly that the Republican party and its voters “learn their lesson” and never nominate someone like him ever agin. Stephens has been one of Trump’s most outspoken conservative critics, writing in March, for instance, that Trump is essentially an amplified version of Barack Obama. Both men were “epic narcissists who see themselves as singularly suited to redeem an America that is not only imperfect but fundamentally broken,” he wrote. “The candidacy of Donald Trump
New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday. Dejean-Jones had been visiting his girlfriend’s new apartment and mistakenly entered the wrong unit, the player’s agent said. A man living at the apartment was sleeping when he heard his front door kicked open, Dallas Police Senior Cpl. DeMarquis Black said in a statement. When Dejean-Jones began kicking at the bedroom door, the man retrieved a handgun and fired. Officers who responded found Dejean-Jones collapsed in an outdoor passageway, and he died at a hospital. He was 23.
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to be in Washington, D.C., on Sunday to attend the Memorial Day event with Rolling Thunder. “I am doing it in honor of the great bikers who have been totally supportive of my campaign, and now I want to be supportive of them,” Trump told Bloomberg Politics. “I look forward to it!” “The bikers love Trump,” Trump touted previously on the campaign trail. “I’m not a huge biker. I have to be honest with you, okay? I always liked the limo better.” The “Ride for Freedom” intends to raise awareness for American Prisoners
Barack Obama spoke in Hiroshima yesterday. The full text of his speech is here. Obama did not quite apologize for America’s use of the atomic bomb to bring WWII to an end, as some had feared. But his speech was nevertheless deeply revealing of his world view. Let’s begin by acknowledging that parts of Obama’s address were good, or at least unexceptionable. Peace is better than war! Modern man has developed terrible weapons, and the deaths of tens of millions are tragic. But it was in his specific references to Hiroshima and the weapons used there where Obama revealed his radical
The slow, painful demise of Sears continues. The struggling retailer, which also owns equally troubled Kmart, reported a loss of $471 million in the first quarter, worse than a year ago. Sales fell more than 8%. Sears (SHLD) also announced that it may sell three of its iconic brands -- Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard. The company said it is looking at strategic alternatives for its Home Services installation and repair businesses as well. These three brands -- dubbed KCD by the company -- are still well-known and popular. In a pre-recorded call for analysts and investors, CFO Rob Schriesheim said
Katie Couric reportedly regrets the “unnecessary mistake” of editing her documentary Under the Gun in a way that appeared to smear gun rights advocates. In one scene of the documentary released last week, Couric is speaking to the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) and asks, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?” In the documentary, her question is followed by several seconds of silence, suggesting that her question had rendered them dumb. In fact, the interviewees offered lucid responses to her question almost immediately, a fact that
Whenever Donald Trump lies, which he does almost every day, the American media listen. Sometimes journalists debunk the Republican presidential nominee-to-be, and sometimes they fail to do so. As his campaign descends neck-deep into the sewer of tabloid filth, vetting his attacks on the Clintons is becoming an unpleasant but vital responsibility. The urge to smear is apparently irresistible to Trump, as he proved repeatedly during the primaries with his nasty assaults on the family of Ted Cruz. But if he still insists on going there, then news outlets must hold him accountable for all his slurs and slanders. Assisted by Nixon-era
As you may have seen, Donald Trump was in New Mexico earlier this week. He attacked the state’s governor, Susana Martinez. Who is a conservative Republican. A Reagan Republican. I know her a little bit. I’ve interviewed her at length. I’ve studied her governorship. For a 2012 piece, go here. For a piece two years later — when Martinez was running for reelection — go here. Trump and Martinez could not be more different from each other. They are night and day. Martinez, I guess, represents the old Republican party. Trump represents the new one, the Trumpified GOP. Martinez, to
The Wall Street legislative agenda consists of broad principles (financial global items) and some core priorities: *Comprehensive immigration reform to include amnesty. *Passage of the TPP trade deal. *The advancement of Common Core federal education standards. *The retention of ObamaCare without repeal. * Growth of government to the benefit of the investing class. Toward those ends, U.S. CoC President Tom Donohue, acting as front-man, has invested over $400 million in advance payments to House and Senate leaders and members. Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have a unified objective to defend the W.S. Agenda items. Candidate Donald Trump, representing main street,
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the recent transgender bathroom mandate, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) found herself unable to rationally deal with a witness, a law school professor, who had submitted a 21-page written statement to be entered as testimony. As Jennifer Krabbany of the College Fix reports, what set off Lofgren’s meltdown was this: We are teaching young people a terrible lesson. If I believe that I am a Russian princess, that doesn’t make me a Russian princess, even if my friends and acquaintances are willing to indulge my fantasy. (snip) Rather than deal with the logic of this