It wouldn’t have taken much for Hillary Clinton to prevail on Election Night. Donald Trump won the presidency with razor-thin margins of less than 1 percent in three states that had gone Democratic in the previous five elections — Michigan by 10,000 votes, Wisconsin by 22,000 and Pennsylvania by 34,000. Yes, if only she hadn’t run what was likely the worst presidential campaign in our lifetimes, Hillary Clinton could have stitched together around 80,000 votes and could have been sitting in the Oval Office right now. The interesting question is: How would America in July 2017 be different under a President Clinton rather
Comments: I´m sorry to day, John, but President Trump has and continues to accomplish many things that the "fake news" media "ignores" while it continues its unrelenting desire to remove him from office at the dRATS behest. Why else would they print and expound so much ink on mostly unsubstantiated daily stories, linked by their own staffs to unnamed sources. They sound like Al Gore trying to sell global warming to the climate change fanatics, while they are losing massive revenue. PIAPS would have kept steering the dRATS Titanic back toward the iceberg to complete 0bama´s destruction of US from within.
This is the kinds of foolish, nonsensical, counterfactual garbage that passes for thinking in that political class. It´s entirely possible that this is just the BS he is shoveling, hoping that we are stupid enough to buy it, and he knows it is BS.
In any case, the immigration issue is WAY better, we are starting down the road to reclaim our election integrity, our military is being slowly rebuilt, thousands of harmful regulations have been recinded, perhaps there will be some relief from the horrors of ZeroCare and more, much more.
Even if Justice Gorsuch was the only difference, and that is an obvious falsehood, it would still be a gigantic, critical, fantastic, country-saving difference.
Go away Hillary, the dustbin of history is waiting.
He has started to prosecute illegals for being here illegally. He certainly has made a huge impact on Obambi´s dictatorial decrees for more regulation. Does one honestly think Russia would be worse off under their bought and paid for favorite US political, Hitlery? And oh yes, Trump is forcing liberal black-robed demigods on the federal bench to issues judicial fiat decrees that will be shut down by the SCOTUS and thus limiting the ability of liberals for decades to rule without the consent of the people though cherry picked federal court fiat.
Going to have to call a big ole B S on that. A Hillary W.H. would be very different from a Trump W.H. and I don´t mean a better kind of different either. We should thank God every single day that beast didn´t get elected.
That we used to read and respect this man´s opinions says just how far the conservatives who are part of the political elite class have fallen. Podhoretz makes his living writing about politics. One would think he would make it his business to write responsibly. I found either factual errors and/or the intentional omission of essential information in every single statement of this column. Shame on him. He´s off my reading list.
JP is the role model for why President Trump won despite being over spent by millions, by illegal voting, by Vurginia´s governor giving voting rights to felons so they could vote for Hilliary, despite campaign interference and very possible illegal actions by the heads of the FBI, DOJ, and CIA, and most importantly the unwavering biased, lying MSM, etc. He is pathetically out of touch with the pulse of American (as are several political, so-called pundits.). Best thing in the world, if they truly want to be relevant any longer, is to take a month off and go into the real heart and soul that is America ...AND LISTEN.
How does never-Trumper John Podhoretz know what a President Hillary Rodham Clinton´s White House would be like? Answer: He doesn´t, and he couldn´t know that. As for me, I can hardly imagine anything worse that President HRC, and I ask myself what this idiot is yammering about.
Never-Trumpers ought to be thoughtfully critical when they disagree with the president -- like everyone else in the US -- and otherwise let President Trump do his damned job. It´s not as if the nation is going to rack and ruin on his watch.
What hogwash. Just for starters, the Supreme Court opening would have gone to Loretta Lynch, she would have been installed as Chief Justice and the left would control the SC 5-4. ISIS would be running wild in Syria and Obamacare would continue to be the disaster that it is. And that barely scratches the surface.
What is wrong with these writers? You have got to be kidding me. Hillary Clinton is the devil. Period. She is a selfish horrible extremely dishonest and mean woman. Thank you Lord for sparing us from her and Bill being back in charge of our country and using us as their personal bank.
This is a large crock of an article, and it stinketh.
Trump won the electoral college because he won the right states. Hitlery didn´t.
She thought she had everything all planned out, but the American people saw beyond her lawlessness, untruthworthiness, and overpowering pride. She thought she had screwed over Bernie and all was hers--
Why doesn´t Bernie scream bloody murder about being screwed over by obvious crookedness?
If it weren´t for the CONSTANT media smoke screen to keep her out of the news, she would be under indictiment!!!
There was enough chaos, corruption, dysfunction and treason in the Obama Administration, and the Bill Clinton Administration before that, to make Trump and his naive rookies look like choirboys. Unfortunately, the media covered it up and the Republicans had their heads up their bipartisanships as usual, and let it happen.
Podhoretz is lying about 2016 election results. I just checked. Trump won Pennsylvania by 68,236 votes--not 34,000 as he says. Trump won Wisconsin by 27,257--not 22,000 he says. Trump won Michigan by 11,612, not 10,000 he says. This doesn´t even get into that Minnesota declared Hillary the winner with a ´razor thin´ 43,785 though about 500,000 ballots had yet to be counted due to same day registration.
I beg to differ! All we would end up with would be the criminal family known as Huma, Posesta, Pelosi, Mad Max, Fauxcahontas, Schumer and a myriad of creatures resembling the Star Wars bar scene, with Hillary out cold by 30 pm each day.
Very, very few of the NeverTurmpers ever admitted that by denouncing Trump they were in fact endorsing Sir Edmund. An educated guess believes their de facto support of Nurse Wretched was more enthusiastic than they´d ever admit, even to themselves. This total BS article comes as close as I´ve seen to being that admission, however disguised in "evenhandedness".
Even one year after his historic nomination at the GOP convention, it is astounding how the candidacy/presidency of Donald Trump continues to separate the Republicans who understand who the Democrats are from those who, inexplicably, still do not.
Sen. Ben Cardin said Friday that the Senate will remain in session and could “quickly” hold a hearing if there was a new health care proposal to debate. “The Senate is in session. We could have a hearing next week. We could put hearings together quickly,” Mr. Cardin, Maryland Democrat, said on CNN. Mr. Cardin added that if a new proposal were put forward, he would want more time to debate and review it. “We also believe when you come up with proposals, you should let it be aired. You should let people have an opportunity to understand it. Recognize that the last bill we voted on was shown to us two hours before we voted on it,”
Italy´s cabinet has backed sending a mission to Libya to try to stem the influx of migrants. The mission would help Libya "reinforce their capacity to control their borders and national territory", said Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. It would reportedly comprise ships, planes and 700 personnel. Mr Gentiloni claimed it had been requested by Libya, but the UN-backed government there vigorously denied making any such request. In an earlier statement, Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj said his administration had agreed to receive only training and arms from Italy, but said: "Libya´s national sovereignty is a red line that nobody must cross."
(Video) - Long Island, NY - The first time members of the MS-13 street gang attacked Margarita´s teenage son in suburban New York, they beat him with a baseball bat. The young man had immigrated from El Salvador three months earlier to join his mother in Nassau County, Long Island. The gang had harassed him in El Salvador because he refused to join them. Now, in his new home, they were upping the stakes. The second time, they attacked the 19-year-old as he was on his way to work. They slashed him in the stomach with a machete, (Snip) "I think it's worse (in the US) because over there they hadn't tried to kill him.
Tehran - Iran successfully launched a missile into space on Thursday, state media reported, two days after the United States House of Representatives approved a bill that would impose additional sanctions against the country, and Russia and North Korea. Such tests of what are essentially carrier rockets are not prohibited under the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and a group of six world powers including the United States. That agreement eased existing economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for the country’s verifiable promises to restrict its nuclear program to peaceful purposes.
President Trump responded to the Senate Republican´s inability to pass a skinny version of Obamacare´s repeal the only way he knows how: Twitter. (Tweet) Senate Republicans weren´t able to muster enough votes to pass their skinny repeal of Obamacare. Senators voted 49-51 shortly before 2:00 a.m. Friday morning. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) cast a surprise "no" vote. He was joined by GOP Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Susan Collins (Maine). The bill, titled the Health Care Freedom Act, would have repealed the individual insurance mandate. It would also have repealed the employer mandate for eight years.
Moscow - Russia seized two American diplomatic properties on Friday and ordered the United States Embassy in Moscow to reduce its staff by September, in the Kremlin’s first retaliatory steps against proposed new American sanctions. The moves, which Russia had been threatening for weeks, came a day after the United States Senate approved a measure expanding economic sanctions against Russia, as well as against Iran and North Korea. The bill, mirroring one passed by the House on Tuesday, now goes to President Trump for his signature. It is unclear whether Mr. Trump will sign.
Washington - In the five days since he was named White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci has vowed to hunt down leakers and fire anyone he catches. (Snip) The financial disclosure form that Mr. Scaramucci filed with the government appeared on Politico’s website on Wednesday night, showing that he has assets worth as much as $85 million. He made $5 million in salary and another $4.9 million (Snip) Mr. Scaramucci responded angrily. “In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony,” he wrote on Twitter, “I will be contacting @FBI and the @TheJusticeDept.”
Washington - About two weeks after teasing a potential bid for US Senate, musician Kid Rock announced early Thursday morning that he is creating a non-profit to promote voter registration. "The one thing I´ve seen over and over is that although people are unhappy with the government, too few are even registered to vote or do anything about it. (Snip) He also said he'd hold a news conference in the next six weeks to address the non-profit and a potential Senate run. "If I decide to throw my hat in the ring for US Senate, believe me... it's game on," the statement says. Kid Rock, a supporter of President Donald Trump,
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton assessed the limited options for the Trump administration in the wake of new reports that North Korea could have a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year. U.S. officials warn Pyongyang could be readying another test-launch, as the hermit dictator threatens to strike the U.S. with a "powerful nuclear hammer" if it attempts regime change. (Snip) He said the last diplomatic option involves China and convincing them that it´s in their best interest to unite the Koreas. "The way you eliminate the North Korean nuclear program is to eliminate North Korea.
San Francisco - Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron´s election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. congressman and two other people briefed on the effort. About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others close to the centrist former financier (Snip) Facebook said in April it had taken action against fake accounts that were spreading misinformation about the French election. But the effort to infiltrate the social networks of Macron officials has not previously been reported.
A federal program designed to provide better opportunities for at-risk youth has been plagued by stunning amounts of crime and violence according to government reports. The Job Corps program, overseen by the United States Department of Labor, racked up almost 50,000 safety and security incidents in a nearly 10-year span; including homicides, fights, drug-related incidents and more. A new report from the Government Accountability Office highlights alarming statistics for the program that´s considered the country´s largest residential, educational, career and technical training program for low-income youth.
Conservatives failed in their bid Wednesday to punish the Congressional Budget Office for its grim evaluations of GOP health care proposals, with the House rejecting two different efforts to strip funding from the nonpartisan agency. Both Democratic and Republican leaders had opposed the efforts to spank the CBO, saying that Congress needs an independent auditor to evaluate spending, no matter how far off the estimates may turn out to be. Conservatives were upset earlier this year after the CBO projected that the GOP’s Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill would leave some 23 million fewer Americans with
The moderator lauded Michelle Obama for her achievements over the past eight years and touched on the former first lady’s plans, but Tuesday’s conversation also veered into uncomfortable territory. It was Obama’s largest public appearance since the 2016 election — speaking in front of more than 8,000 people at the Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s 30th anniversary celebration — and she touched on personal attacks that she faced again and again. Many had the same theme. “The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,” Obama said, according to the Denver Post. “Knowing that after eight
Hillary Clinton is to call her new memoir about being beaten by Donald Trump ´What Happened´, her publisher announced Thursday. Her photograph will not feature on the cover - and she will call herself Hillary Rodham Clinton. She ran as Hillary Clinton. The memoir, published by Simon & Schuster promises to deliver the story of her defeat ´now free from the constraints of politics´. It will finally break the pattern of months by containing details of her ´mistakes´ - but firmly blame James Comey and the Russians. One friend of Clinton told The Hill it would be a ´bombshell´. The
On Wednesday night, I received a phone call from Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director. He wasn’t happy. Earlier in the night, I’d tweeted, citing a “senior White House official,” that Scaramucci was having dinner at the White House with President Trump, the First Lady, Sean Hannity, and the former Fox News executive Bill Shine. It was an interesting group, and raised some questions. Was Trump getting strategic advice from Hannity? Was he considering hiring Shine? But Scaramucci had his own question—for me. “Who leaked that to you?” he asked. I said I couldn’t give him that information.
At the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday morning, someone sitting near Chairman Susan Collins (R-Maine) didn’t switch off a microphone. Collins was recorded discussing the federal budget and President Trump’s lack of familiarity with the details of governing with a colleague — apparently Sen. Jack Reed (R.I.), the ranking Democrat on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittee.
A transgender former Navy SEAL has spoken out against President Trump’s ban on transgender military members, saying he is preventing soldiers from doing their service. “Let´s meet face to face and you tell me I´m not worthy,” Kristin Beck, a retired SEAL Team 6 member who has fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, told Business Insider. Beck was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Meritorious Service Medal during her time in the service, when she kept her gender identity a secret, according to a 2015 profile in GQ. The President said that transgender service in the military causes
Debbie Wasserman Schultz employed Pakistani IT staffers and brothers who were paid over $4 million dollars over the course of their employment even though they were accused of a cyber-security breach. Imran Awan was arrested as he attempted to flee the U.S. after wiring approximately $300,000 to Pakistan. Fox News is the only cable network covering this huge scandal. When Imran Awan was arrested he was carrying $12,000 in cash on him. His wife was carrying $12,000 of cash when she fled the country too. Imran and his Muslim brothers, Abid and Jamal accessed unauthorized computers while acting as IT
President Donald Trump’s Wednesday announcement on Twitter that transgender men and women will not be allowed to serve in the military “in any capacity” was not a complete surprise: Last month, Defense Secretary James Mattis announced that the military was hitting the pause button on an Obama-era plan to welcome openly transgender people into the military. But the announcement was a legal land mine. The Trump administration may soon learn that singling out a class of people for exclusion violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law. And as to those transgender soldiers already serving openly, any effort
Let’s review a few recent developments. Last week, Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned. This was part of a “White House shakeup” to get the Trump administration back on track. The new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, would fix the White House’s “messaging problem.” Within 24 hours of Scaramucci’s appointment, the president returned to Twitter and unloaded another torrent of political bombshells, including talking about his power to pardon, even as his attorneys were denying that Donald Trump was thinking about pardoning anyone.
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) today warned President Trump against firing either Attorney General Jeff Sessions or special counsel Robert Mueller, saying he plans to introduce bipartisan judicial review legislation to protect the former FBI director and future special counsels. Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill that he´s "100 percent behind Jeff Sessions," who´s been the target of various slings from Trump over the past week, and referred to a Wednesday tweet from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa): Everybody in D.C. Shld b warned that the agenda for the judiciary Comm is set for rest of 2017. Judges first
President Donald Trump has been attacking his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, daily. There have been brutal attacks on Twitter, in media interviews, and during speeches. Conventional wisdom is that Trump is getting ready to fire Sessions or hoping Sessions resigns. Conventional wisdom also assured everyone that Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide, the only question being by how large a margin. Trump´s complaint is that his attorney general should not have recused himself from the Russia hacking hoax and that he is dragging his feet on long overdue investigations and prosecutions: Deep State leaks; unmasking; DNC and Clinton collusion
Filmmaker Michael Moore says he tried to Hillary Clinton that Michigan and Wisconsin voters might lean toward Donald Trump before the 2016 presidential election but claims no one would listen. Moore appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night to promote his upcoming one-man Broadway show, The Terms of My Surrender. But the Michigan resident took time to discuss the current political climate, saying he ´never wanted to be more wrong in my life´ when warning people about Trump voters. ´I was trying to warn the rest of the country, out here, people who voted for Obama
President Donald Trump’s dramatic decision to exclude so-called “transgender” people from the military is a direct rejection of the progressives’ revolutionary demand that Americans’ society should be remade to eliminate all civic recognition of the two different-and-complementary male and female sexes. (Tweets) The Wednesday decision was greeted with anger from the left, which had hoped that the military’s 2016 endorsement of the transgender ideology would push the Supreme Court and legislators nationwide to impose and establish the unpopular claim that a person’s changeable choice of “gender” is more legally important than their biological sex. If endorsed by the courts, that