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.
Seoul, South Korea - South Korea’s military says North Korea fired an unidentified missile from its capital Pyongyang in a continuation of weapons tests following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date on Sept. 3. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday that the missile was launched from Sunan, the site of Pyongyang’s international airport. The North last month used the airport to fire a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile that flew over northern Japan in what it declared as a “meaningful prelude” to containing the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam and the start of more ballistic missile launches
There’s “no way to stop” Kim Jong Un’s regime and its missile and nuclear program, a North Korea expert told Fox News on Thursday, the warning coming amid Pyongyang´s continued threats to sink Japan and blast the U.S. “into ashes and darkness.” Leading Seoul-based North Korea expert Andrei Lankov told Fox News that Kim Jong Un is accelerating his missile and nuclear program “much faster than anybody expected.” “They want to get the point of having a sufficient number of intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of destroying a sufficient number of American cities,” Lankov said. The expert expressed doubt about
Undeterred by international condemnation of its latest nuclear test and a new round of sanctions, North Korea is reportedly preparing to carry out another underground atomic test. Satellite images taken since the regime conducted what it claims was a test of a thermonuclear device at its Punggye-ri proving grounds on September 3 have revealed mining equipment and heavy cargo trucks close to a shaft excavated to the south of the test site. Additional activity has also been confirmed at another underground access point, known as the West Portal. Analysts believe the damage caused by the recent test to subterranean
Washington - The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements — not including Trump´s long-sought border wall. The deal announced by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi following a White House dinner would enshrine protections for the nearly 800,000 immigrants brought illegally to this country as kids who had benefited from former President Barack Obama´s Deferred Action for Childhood
Seoul - South Korea´s Air Force said Wednesday it has successfully conducted its first live-fire exercise for Taurus, a long-range air-to-surface missile introduced from Germany for precision bombing of key facilities in North Korea. In the exercise, which took place in the air over Taean, South Chungcheong Province, on Tuesday, the Air Force´s F-15K fighter jet fired a Taurus missile, which flew some 400 kilometers and precisely hit an intended target in the coastal waters off Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, the Air Force said. The 500-kilometer-range Taurus is capable of carrying out precision attacks on targets in the
A fire at an Islamic boarding school killed at least 25 people, most of them students, in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur after breaking out in a dormitory early on Thursday morning, officials said. The fire at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, a "tahfiz" boarding school where students learn to memorize the Koran, was reported around 5.40 a.m. local time (2140 GMT Wednesday), according to a statement from the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department. The blaze began in the sleeping quarters on the top floor of the three-storey school building, the statement said. Two wardens and 23 students died in the fire, fire department officials said in
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan push for a new war authorization against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, electing to let the White House rely on a 16-year-old law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as the legal basis to send U.S. troops into combat. Senators voted 61-36 scuttle an amendment to the annual defense policy bill by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., that would have allowed war authorizations, created in the wake of al-Qaida´s 9/11 strikes, to lapse after six months. Paul, a leader of the GOP's noninterventionist wing, said Congress would use the time to debate an updated war authority for operations in Iraq,
Michelle Jones was released last month after serving more than two decades in an Indiana prison for the murder of her 4-year-old son. The very next day, she arrived at New York University, a promising Ph.D. candidate in American studies. (Snip) Elizabeth Hinton, one of the Harvard historians who backed Ms. Jones, called her “one of the strongest candidates in the country last year, period.” The case “throws into relief,” she added, the question of “how much do we really believe in the possibility of human redemption?” The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that focuses on criminal justice and
Frank Vincent has died at 78 after suffering from heart issues. The Blast reports friends of the former "Sopranos" actor sent a message confirming his death, alerting them to a future memorial service. According to TMZ, he had a heart attack last week and underwent open-heart surgery on Wednesday. He reportedly died during the procedure. (Tweet/video) Vincent played Phil Leotardo, Tony Soprano´s rival on the show where he would eventually become the boss of a crime family. He also acted in various movies directed by Martin Scorsese such as "Raging Bull," "Goodfellas" and "Casino." Vincent is well known for a line
Despite a groveling letter from the 34-year-old claiming the social media status was an “awkward attempt at humor or satire,” Brooklyn federal court judge Kiyo Matsumoto revoked his $5 million bond and ordered him thrown behind bars. Prosecutors asked the judge to lock up the self-important tool following a since-deleted Facebook status in which he told followers he’d pay $5,000 for a strand of Clinton’s locks. The creepy joke, the climax of a series of other postings in which he seemed to suggest he intended to clone the former Secretary of State, was scrubbed from his account after Shkreli was contacted by
(Video) - The Senate was set to consider on Wednesday a proposal to restrict President Donald Trump from wielding extraordinary powers that have allowed the U.S. to wage wars across the globe in the name of fighting terrorism since the early 21st century. Republican Senator Rand Paul, a vocal anti-war libertarian, is trying to pass an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, removing war resolutions passed in 2001 and 2002 that have given the U.S. widespread clearance to launch international conflicts, including the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and 2003 invasion of Iraq, two countries where the U.S.
The Department of Homeland Security has instructed federal agencies and departments to stop using products from Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. Officials say that the prominent company poses a threat to U.S. national security and have given government agencies and departments 90 days to get rid of Kaspersky Lab software. “The Department is concerned about the ties between certain Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence and other government agencies, and requirements under Russian law that allow Russian intelligence agencies to request or compel assistance from Kaspersky and to intercept
Hillary Clinton told CNN on Wednesday that it is time to abolish the Electoral College, part of a sweeping interview where the former Democratic nominee sought to explain why she lost the 2016 election. Clinton, in the interview with CNN´s Anderson Cooper, displayed her animus for fired FBI Director James Comey, reflected on her love for the people -- namely former President Bill Clinton -- who helped her get through the crushing loss and blasted the arcane election body that she believes helped Donald Trump win the presidency. "I think it needs to be eliminated," Clinton said of the Electoral
President Donald Trump on Thursday squashed earlier reports that he agreed to protect so-called “Dreamers” during a dinner meeting with two top Democrats, and said “massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent.” Trump’s Twitter post was in response to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who said in a statement that Trump agreed to protect Dreamers and agreed to terms on border security -- "excluding the wall." Trump tweeted, "The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and
Melania Trump appears to have sworn off the high heels that got her labeled out of touch and disrespectful when she donned them to visit hurricane victims. The first lady, 47, wore black and beige Chanel flats as she flew from Washington, DC to Fort Myers, Florida with her husband this morning to meet with citizens impacted by Hurricane Irma. Last month, she caused an uproar when she donned high heels while to visit areas struck by Hurricane Harvey in Texas—but wore similar shoes on a follow-up trip to the disaster-struck state earlier this month. Scroll down for video (Photos)
I know it ´s premature, since I predicted (and I stand by it) that Donald Trump would win reelection handily in 2020, but more and more I am convinced that Nikki Haley should be our first woman president. And this is not just a reaction to the recent publication of Hillary Clinton´s new book What Happened in which Mrs. Clinton apparently details precisely the opposite, blaming everyone and everything for her defeat from Bernie Sanders to the "late eclipses of the sun and moon," except for herself. I say "apparently" because I am less likely actually to read her book
Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened” reads like a therapy session in which the losing presidential candidate works through the five stages of grief in real time. There’s plenty of anger, oodles of denial, bouts of depression, some desperate bargaining and finally a modicum of acceptance. But not before she’s thrown everyone from President Obama to Bernie Sanders under the bus for her loss to Donald Trump. Among her many laments? “I don’t think the press did their job,” as she tells Vox’s Ezra Klein. Expanding on that, she told him the press obsessed over Trump because she was talking policy while he was “good
ESPN has come under fire after "SportsCenter" host Jemele Hill tweeted that President Donald Trump is a "white supremacist" who is "unfit and unqualified" to be commander-in-chief. (Tweets) ESPN´s public relations department later tweeted a statement, saying that Hill´s comments do not represent the position of the network. ESPN took no action against Hill for her comments, however, which has led to criticism. (Tweet) Controversial free agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick tweeted a message of support to Hill, saying "we are with you." (Tweet) Kaepernick made national headlines last NFL season by kneeling during the pre-game national anthem to protest
During an interview with Vox on Tuesday, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton argued that without FBI Director James Comey, she could have picked up a point or two more among white women and that Comey allowed husbands and boyfriends to tell their wives and girlfriends that Clinton would end up in jail. Clinton began by saying that white voters have been leaving the Democratic Party since Lyndon Johnson predicted they would. She added that gender isn’t “the motivating factor that race was for President Obama.” Clinton then cited research that Sheryl Sandberg discussed with her about women become less likeable the
The country’s voting machines are susceptible to hacking, which could be done in a way so that it leaves no fingerprints, making it impossible to know whether the outcome was changed, computer experts told President Trump’s voter integrity commission Tuesday. The testimony marked a departure for the commission, which was formed to look into fraud and barriers to voting, but which heard that a potentially greater threat to confidence in American elections is the chance for enemy actors to meddle. “There’s no perfect security; there’s only degrees of insecurity,” said Ronald Rivest, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has named convicted felon and transgender activist Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow at its Institute of Politics for the 2017-18 academic year. Harvard´s announcement of its incoming class of visiting fellows at the Institute of Politics celebrates Manning´s inclusion as the program´s "first transgender fellow." The Kennedy School describes Manning in its press release as "a Washington, D.C. based network security expert and former U.S. Army intelligence analyst." "She speaks on the social, technological, and economic ramifications of Artificial Intelligence through her op-ed columns for the Guardian and the
NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton was so frustrated about the infamous scandal surrounding her use of a private email server that she was “tempted” to construct voodoo dolls in the images of “certain members” of the news media and Congress, and then “stick them full of pins.” So Clinton wrote in her 494-page new memoir, What Happened, which was released today. In the book, Clinton complained that the “attacks” against her use of the private email server “were untrue or wildly overstated, and motivated by partisan politics.” She revealed her voodoo doll temptation: It was a dumb mistake. But an even dumber “scandal.” It
Hillary Clinton seemed to add Benghazi to her already-long list of culprits to blame for her upset loss to Donald Trump last November, on the heels of the five-year anniversary of the terror attack. In her first live interview since the election timed with the release of her new memoir “What Happened,” Clinton on Wednesday brought up the controversy over the Benghazi terror attack in response to a question about her likability. Clinton said she was unfairly criticized, even suggesting the incident was no different than past tragedies dating back to the Reagan administration. “Take the Benghazi tragedy—you know, I have one of
Singer Stevie Wonder kicked off Tuesday’s star studded Hand In Hand telethon to raise money for hurricane recovery by getting political. Wonder started the show by saying, “Anyone who believes that there’s no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent.” Watch: (Video) The Hand In Hand telethon was run on every broadcast network to benefit victims of hurricanes Harvey, which devastated the Houston area, and Irma, which slammed Florida over the weekend. The event mirrors past telethons for natural disasters. The 2005 telethon to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina became known for Kanye West’s infamous