Polls: There several conflicting polls out about President Trump´s approval rating. But one thing is clear in all of them: The only reason his numbers are low is because Democrats despise him. The latest approval numbers come from the Pew Research Center, which found that Trump´s overall approval rating in his first month in office is just 39%. That´s far below every other president since Reagan. His approval rating was 55% at this point. Obama´s was 64%, Clinton´s 56%, Bush I´s 63% and Bush II´s 53%. Pew´s number is lower than the IBD/TIPP poll, which has Trump´s approval rating at
If Lucianne going to start allowing #fakenews, as well? What, exactly, do we have to do to ignore polls as news? It´s nothing more than marketing to shape an opinion, as has been proven over and over again.
If Trump´s real numbers were low, you would see Paul Ryan grandstanding and snatching the party back. He´s hiding.
I can´t understand why anyone would even go to the chore of doing polls now. Trump is already president and won´t be up for re-election for nearly 4yrs. And all of the caterwauling from the dims is going to force him out of office so why go to the trouble?
Russian Connection: The naming of former FBI head Robert Mueller to look into allegations of improper Russian influence on the last election should have a clarifying effect — and not just for President Donald Trump, who is the main target of the probe. President Obama´s and Hillary Clinton´s Russian ties will come under the legal microscope, too. Mueller, who was named by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to act as special counsel, has a reputation for being a competent straight shooter. After all, he was able to get along with both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. We hope
Politics: The fact that some Democrats are already calling for the impeachment of President Trump is hardly news. What is news is the fact that even some ardent liberals are worried that reflexively jumping on the impeachment bandwagon is folly. According to a list compiled by CNN, 27 Democrats have so far come out in favor of impeaching Trump. What they don´t provide is context. For 36 years, Democrats have routinely called for impeaching Republican presidents at the drop of a hat. Here is a sampling: On May 1, 1981, thousands of protesters marched in Washington to denounce President Reagan´s economic and social
While there´s much to recommend about Donald Trump´s recently floated tax-reform proposal, we think the President and his team erred by not seeking to abolish the charitable deduction. We say this in full consideration of the health of nonprofits. About the deduction, it´s frequently argued that if it shrinks or goes away altogether, donations to charities will dry up. Such worries are overdone, not to mention that the deduction itself is arguably immoral. Fear of reduced giving is overstated simply because charitable donations aren´t driven by the tax preference nearly as much as many presume. As American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks
Climate Deceit: Just when you think the climate change lunacy couldn´t get any worse, the U.N.´s climate-crats up the ante. Meeting in Bonn, Germany, for yet another unneeded climate conference, attendees are now demanding $300 billion a year more to help less-developed nations cope with anticipated climatic warming. Are they kidding? By the way, that $300 billion is in addition to the $100 billion that the world´s governments have already promised to deliver under the Paris Climate Agreement. So now they´re asking for a total of $400 billion a year in climate welfare for the developing world. No sane government would
Priorities: President Trump finds himself embroiled in a number of controversies at the moment. Blame whomever you want for the scandal-of-the-day, someone needs to tell Trump that the only thing he should be talking and tweeting about is getting the economy back on track. Yes, there have a been some good economic reports recently. Industrial output rose sharply in April, the Federal Reserve said on Tuesday. The 1% monthly gain was the biggest jump in more than three years. And unemployment dropped last month to the lowest it´s been since 2007. Surveys of businesses show them to be optimistic. But GDP growth
Media Anti-Trump Bias: The Washington Post now reports that President Trump revealed U.S. secret intelligence about terrorist plots to the Russians. While the story is likely mostly true, our only question is: So what? The Post, for its part, cited as sources for its story "current and former U.S. officials," who said that intelligence that Trump shared had "been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government." We have no reason to disbelieve the basic story that Trump shared some intelligence with the
Scandal: Here´s a story that would seem ripe for media bloodhounds to pursue. A disgruntled insider may have leaked damaging information about his employers, and was later murdered on his way home by two unidentified assailants. Put President Trump´s name somewhere in the mix and it would be the latest scandal-to-end-all-scandals, capturing wall-to-wall coverage, eliciting new calls for independent prosecutors and impeachment, and probably making Jimmy Kimmel cry again. But since the person involved worked for the Democratic National Committee, it´s being ignored by everyone in the press except a cadre of conservative reporters. The story involves Seth Rich, a DNC staffer who
Debt: Yes, Puerto Rico is broke, and has declared the equivalent of bankruptcy in a federal court. But U.S. states, cities and counties have no reason to feel superior. They, too, are nearly insolvent, running deficits as soaring pension costs threaten the nation´s fiscal health, a new report says. The study by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Joshua Rauh, "Hidden Debt, Hidden Deficits," is an update of a report issued last year. It should sound an alarm across the U.S. about the growing crisis of underfunded pensions at the state and local level. Instead, sadly, it will likely be ignored. To put it
Income Inequality: Every year the AFL-CIO puts out a grossly misleading but widely covered report on "excessive" CEO pay. But what about top union bosses? Turns out their salaries are actually bigger than that of the average CEO. The latest report from the AFL-CIO claims that the CEO-to-worker pay ratio in 2016 was 347 to 1. In other words, for every dollar the average worker makes, the top CEOs in the country make $347. That´s up from 123 to 1 in the mid-1990s, and 20 to 1 in the 1960s. That´s the story anyway. And every year, the statistic gets extensively reported
The drug lords, street thugs, and Mugabe wannabes running Venezuela these days are trembling in their boots this morning. Seems the European Union has issued a Stern Warning to them about violence against protesters. This being the E.U., I will have to clarify: the E.U. is against it. That´ll fix ´er. Which brutal dictatorship doesn´t listen eagerly and take heed dutifully when the august bodies of the European Union issue their pronunciamientos? EU foreign ministers said in a statement Monday that "violence and the use of force will not resolve the crisis in the country." They said people´s rights "must be respected, including
Supporters of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) claim an unparalleled victory, a promise fulfilled, and a cure for our failing health care system. Detractors see the end of the world: "thousands will die" from lack of health insurance. Let´s all step back from the ledge, take a deep cleansing breath, eschew the hyperbole, and consider six facts followed by a suggestion. Fact #1: Nothing has happened, nothing at all. Despite the shock and awe, regardless of proclamations of "insurance for everybody" on the one hand or doomsday on the other, the AHCA has not impacted the health care of a single
Below is the incredible New York Times editorial* published on Thursday that lays out the case for how the Hillary Clinton campaign was colluding with the Russian government, and then tried to cover it up by blaming her election loss on Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Hillary Clinton-Russia Nexus The acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, told Congress on Thursday that President Trump´s firing of James Comey has not derailed the agency´s investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Hillary Clinton campaign. Which is good news. Despite Mrs. Clinton´s assertion that the idea of collusion is "a total hoax," and
Michael Schmidt, the New York Times “journalist” behind the alleged “Trump-Comey Memo”, told fake news anchor, Brian Williams, that he has NOT seen the memo Comey allegedly wrote. Schmidt stumbled over his words as he commented to Williams, “Someone that had seen [the memo] had recounted details to me.” You can watch a video of Schmidt below: (Video) GotNews reports: Schmidt has been called out for getting a story wildly wrong before thanks to his anonymous sources. Schmidt, citing his anonymous federal law enforcement sources, claimed that one of the San Bernardino terrorists had talked about jihad openly. She didn’t.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Thursday that Joe Lieberman would be a "good choice" for FBI director. The senator was asked about Lieberman by reporters upon walking out of a full-Senate meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who the Trump administration has said made the case that James Comey should be fired as FBI director. Comey was fired by Trump last week amid conflicting accounts about how the decision was reached. Lieberman, a former senator from Connecticut who was Al Gore´s running mate in 2000, is a top candidate for the position, Trump confirmed Thursday. Graham praised Lieberman as
Well that didn’t last long. Bob Beckel has been fired by Fox News just shortly after returning to air. Beckel, who played the part of the Washington Generals “token liberal” on The Five left the network in mid 2015, but recently came back just as his show moved to a coveted prime time slot at 9PM. Ratings for the new prime time line up have not been great since moving from the 5PM slot, as last week MSNBC enjoy According to Brian Steinberg, writing for Variety: “Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,”
Reporters are rounding up comments from Republicans to paint the grim picture that the party is slowly losing faith in President Donald Trump for alleged misdeeds in dealing with Russian officials and for interfering with an investigation into the matter run by former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired. “Even before the latest report about President Trump exploded across Washington on Tuesday, congressional Republicans were troubled,” Real Clear Politics reported. “When the president abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, the timing was ‘troubling,’ multiple Republican lawmakers agreed,” the report said. ‘So, too, was the president’s tweet threatening to reveal
The sudden death of Roger Ailes (R.I.P.) yesterday is a grim omen for the network he envisioned and built. In the wake of the recent upheavals at Fox News, the conservative cable television network’s ratings are experiencing a precipitous decline from cable news leadership for the first time in the history of the channel. As the rest of the mainstream media continue their efforts to undermine and “resist” the Trump Administration, this development bodes ill for the future -- not only of the unique kind of fair and balanced if right of center reporting pioneered by the Fox News Channel
Right now, the very best you can say about Donald Trump is that he stinks at this whole president thing — in large part because he keeps creating trouble for himself and entirely on his own. Yes, the media are against him. Yes, the Democrats want his scalp. But everyone inclined to indulge President Trump in his self-pity about how he’s being badly treated by others in Washington and badly served by his own staff is ignoring the basic facts of the political situation he is bungling at present like no one has bungled it before. He just won an election and
Washington - Former Sen. Joe Lieberman is the leading contender to be named FBI director, a senior administration official and two other sources told CNN on Thursday. One of the sources said President Donald Trump found the Democrat-turned-independent "agreeable" after meeting with him. (Snip) Trump told television anchors at a lunch Thursday that he was close to making his decision. "I´m very close to choosing an FBI director," the President said, though he did not specify whether his choice was Lieberman. Lieberman emerging as the front-runner was first reported by Politico. The former Connecticut senator was Al Gore's
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said it’s clear that after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein briefed the Senate on the investigation into Russian involvement in the presidential election that it has become a criminal probe. “The shock to the body is that this is now a criminal investigation,” Graham (R-SC) told reporters moments after he exited the Senate chamber. He said now that it has become a criminal investigation instead of an counterintelligence probe Congress may be impeded in carrying out its own examinations. “You’ve got a special counsel who has prosecutorial powers now, and I think we in Congress
Target has long been loved by people because it´s a fun place to shop. At least it used to be a fun place to shop. Customer satisfaction with the total shopping experience at Target has declined for a fourth consecutive period, according to a new survey of 2,500 people done by investment bank Cowen. Declines in customer satisfaction were seen across the board, led by drops in customer service, merchandise selection and product quality. Overall, Cowen says customer satisfaction at Target plunged 383 basis points to 66.7%. It appears unhappy Target shoppers could be taking their business elsewhere. On Wednesday,
President Donald Trump, frustrated by his aides’ handling of the multiple scandals engulfing the White House, is turning to the comfort of his old campaign advisers. Former officials including Jason Miller, David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski have slid back into the president’s group of advisers as Trump has chafed at the steady stream of damaging leaks and critical blind quotes that have flowed out of the West Wing. While it’s not clear any of these old hands will ultimately land a job in the White House, Trump has been weighing a major staff overhaul, according to multiple people familiar with
WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting. “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.” The conversation, during a May 10 meeting — the day after he fired Mr. Comey
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Fox News on Thursday that Congress should abandon their own investigations and go back to focusing on Hillary Clinton’s emails. Senator Graham also said he has reason to believe that there are emails between Clinton campaign officials, democratic operatives to the Department of Justice regarding the Clinton email investigation. (Snip) I have reason to believe that there are emails between Clinton campaign officials, democratic operatives to the Department of Justice regarding the Clinton email investigation that happened on Obama’s watch. I have reason to believe those emails exist. I’m on the Judiciary Committee. And I think