Democrats tried attacking Donald Trump as unfit for the presidency. They’ve made the case that he’s ineffective, pointing to his failure to sign a single major piece of legislation into law after eight months in the job. They’ve argued that Trump is using the presidency to enrich himself and that his campaign was in cahoots with Russia. None of it is working. Data from a range of focus groups and internal polls in swing states paint a difficult picture for the Democratic Party heading into the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election. It suggests that Democrats are naive if they believe
The trouble for the media is that they have convinced most of the people that they, the media, will tell whatever LIE suits their purpose at the moment. As a result, the media can say what they want, and people hear it and reject it out of hand. It´s call a complete loss of credibility.
The REAL problem for the Democrats is that the 2016 election virtually destroyed the Democratic party as a national organization. They have no message that will resonate with the voters, nor will it as the economy rebounds from Obama´s ruinous regulatory policies. The issue is jobs and the economy. Nothing that the Democrats can say or do will change that fact. If people feel in 2018 that things are getting better for them, there is no way that the Dems can recover
Megyn Kelly says that women at Fox News were working in a climate of fear under alleged harasser Roger Ailes and that the late CEO told her early in her career that she needed to ´sleep her way to the top.´ The NBC host says that working at Fox News under Ailes ‘was like being in North Korea and trying to criticize Kim Jong-un.’ The former host of The Kelly File says she had a difficult time during her early years at Fox News after Ailes, the late CEO, allegedly harassed her because she had no one to confide to at work. ‘Early
News Corp. blew past earnings expectations Thursday, as the company presses ahead with efforts to turn its print news publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, into digital-first operations. Here´s how the company did compared to what Wall Street expected: EPS: 7 cents vs. 1 cent expected, according to Thomson Reuters Revenue: $2.06 billion vs. $1.97 billion expected, according to Thomson Reuters News Corp. shares initially jumped more than 2 percent in after-hours trading Thursday, before falling flat. In the year-ago quarter, News Corp. posted earnings per share a penny on $1.96 billion in revenue. News Corp. is the publishin
Washington - White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller has been interviewed as part of special counsel Robert Mueller´s Russia probe, according to sources familiar with the investigation. The interview brings the special counsel investigation into President Donald Trump´s inner circle in the White House. Miller is the highest-level aide still working at the White House known to have talked to investigators. Miller´s role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey was among the topics discussed during the interview as part of the probe into possible obstruction of justice, according to one of the sources.
Disgraced moviemaker Harvey Weinstein doesn´t think the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney have a criminal case against him — and he´s employed a pair of high-profile attorneys to try and prove it. Weinstein has hired lawyers Blair Berk and Ben Brafman in the wake of the NYPD confirming they´re gathering evidence against the filmmaker for a potential rape charge and reports that Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. is making plans to seek an indictment. "We do not believe an indictment of Mr. Weinstein is imminent," a spokesperson for Weinstein said in a statement. "A formal presentation will be made on Mr.
The two Hawaiian women who were rescued after spending five months in a sailboat adrift in the Pacific once again defended their dramatic account amid charges that it doesn’t hold water. Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava have said they set off from Honolulu on May 3 on their 2,700-mile trip to Tahiti, but soon ran into a massive storm that rendered their 50-foot sailboat, the Sea Nymph, useless. The women said they were attacked by tiger sharks — a claim met with skepticism by scientists who said the big fish do not normally behave as described. The mariners had an Emergency Position Indicating
President Donald Trump expressed optimism after a meeting Thursday morning with Chinese President Xi Jingping that warm personal ties with the leader of a country he´s frequently disparaged will translate to progress on North Korea and trade. "Our meeting this morning was excellent discussing North Korea," Trump said, seated across from Xi in the Great Hall of the People. "I do believe there´s a solution to that, as you do."
Wow. President Trump wrapped up his visit to South Korea with a speech square in the tradition of President Ronald Reagan. It´s not just that he talked about the long conflict on the Korean peninsula: the "dazzling light" of South Korea versus the "impenetrable darkness" of the North, the glories of freedom versus the toll of tyranny, the line that separates them just north of Seoul, and America´s commitment to defending it. What made this a landmark speech is that Trump explained, vividly and in detail, why the internal depravities of the North Korean regime are intimately entwined with its
President Trump’s nomination of Governor Jerome Powell to the chairmanship of the Federal Reserve creates a predicament for partisans of monetary reform. At the White House today, the president called Mr. Powell a consensus builder. He represents continuity from Janet Yellen, under whom the Fed created what Candidate Trump called a “false economy.” How, though, does the Powell nomination comport with the Trump campaign? Then again, too, we have never looked to the Fed itself to lead the cause of monetary reform. For one thing, the Fed made out fine during the Great Recession of the Obama years, racking up enormous
Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas joined Laura Ingraham tonight for a rare interview on "The Ingraham Angle." Justice Thomas, who was nominated to the court by George H.W. Bush and confirmed in 1991, has given very few media interviews in his time on the bench. Justice Thomas spoke about recently being added to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the ongoing controversy over statues and monuments in America and much more. Ingraham pointed out that some had complained about Justice Thomas´ apparent omission from the Smithsonian, citing a possible ideological bias against his conservative views.
The editorial page has been doing crazy ****t for a long time,” a former long-serving Wall Street Journal editor told me this week. This person was referencing the time-honored divide in most journalistic organizations between the newsroom and the opinion desk. At the Journal, that divide can be particularly fraught. While the paper has long been a leading bastion of conservative thinking, its editorial writers are known to take positions that are more extreme than many of their colleagues in the newsroom can stomach.
WASHINGTON Ambassador Nikki Haley blasted the United Nations Wednesday in a defiant speech to the 193-member General Assembly before it adopted a resolution calling for an end to the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba. Haley called the long-standing debate “political theater.” “Let’s be honest about what we really see going on here,” Haley said. “This assembly does not have the power to end the U.S. embargo. It is based in U.S. law, which only the United States Congress can change.” The United States voted Wednesday against the U.N. resolution condemning the American trade embargo against Cuba after abstaining last year, during the administration of
Quite a banquet will take place Thursday evening at London to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. That’s the letter in which Britain announced its support for the establishment in Palestine of what became the state of Israel. The letter was sent a century ago to a leader of British Jewry, Lord Rothschild, from Britain’s foreign minister, Lord Balfour. The nub: “His Majesty’s Government views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” Its enormous impact was the acknowledgment by the world’s then-mightiest empire of the legitimacy of Jewish claims to Israel. That the
Former Massachusetts governor and failed president candidate Mitt Romney took opportunity to weigh in on the whole Roy Moore matter — the one that finds him ensnarled in a web of allegations of sexual improprieties with underage and young girls — and call for the former Alabama judge to immediately “step aside” and abandon his Senate aspirations. No need to wait on proof. To Romney, the allegations are bad enough. “Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections,” he said, The Hill reported. (Snip) Indeed, Several other Republicans have come forward to say or suggest the same as
Former Assistant FBI Director James Kallstrom unloaded on James Comey, Robert Mueller, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama Thursday, charging that major crimes "20 times bigger than Watergate" are being swept under the rug while Attorney General Jeff Sessions "is in a coma." Appearing on Fox News´ Varney & Co., Kallstrom told the host that it "was obvious to anybody that knows anything" that former President Barack Obama was not going to let James Comey indict Clinton. "It turns out -- unfortunately -- he was a political hack," Kallstrom said flatly. "I think he maybe started out in an honorable way.
LOS ANGELES - The number of lesbian, gay and transgender characters on U.S. television shows have reached record highs, and campaign group GLAAD said on Thursday that their stories were more important than ever given moves in the United States to roll back LGBT acceptance. In it annual report on diversity on the small screen, GLAAD found 329 regular and recurring LGBTQ characters across all broadcast, cable and streaming TV platforms, including the first asexual and non-binary characters. GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis said TV was a critical place for the portrayal of LGBTQ characters and their lives. “At a
During a segment that aired on Friday’s broadcast of Birmingham, AL ABC affiliate WBMA 33/40’s 5 p.m. local news, political reporter Lauren Walsh sought out voters in Columbiana, AL to gauge their reactions to the Washington Post report that alleged Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore engaged in inappropriate conduct with four teenage girls more than 34 years ago. None of the respondents according to Walsh told her they believed the Post’s reporting. “It’s hard to believe the events that transpired yesterday,” Gordon Fluker of nearby Wilsonville, AL said to Walsh about the Washington Post report. Fluker’s response was the
You may have thought that Republicans had sunk as low as they could possibly go last year when they nominated for the presidency a man who was singularly unfit, morally and mentally, for that post. But, no, once you start racing to the bottom you never quite stop. There is always another level of degeneracy to be plumbed. Enter Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama. He believes that “homosexual conduct should be illegal” and that Muslims should not be permitted to serve in Congress. Now the Washington Post reports that this fearless crusader for “traditional values” had a habit
Calling violence in Baltimore “out of control,” Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered 30 agency heads to meet every morning at police headquarters, and to make crime reduction the top mission not only of police, but also of health workers, housing officials and public works crews. (Snip) Killings in the city have surged past 300 this year for a third year in a row. Violent crime is up 13 percent over last year, and reports of groups of youths attacking people apparently at random have dominated recent local news cycles. Pugh said she was calling on businesses and philanthropies to help fund
The Republican Party´s Senate campaign apparatus has severed ties with Roy Moore, a day after the Alabama Senate candidate was accused of engaging in sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his early 30s. According to Federal Election Commission records, the National Republican Senatorial Committee removed itself Friday from a joint fundraising agreement with Moore´s campaign. The Alabama Republican Party and the Republican National Committee still belong to the agreement. NRSC Chair and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner called the allegations against Moore "deeply troubling" after the Washington Post broke the story on Thursday. "If these allegations are
This is just a report at this time— We will post any updates—(Snip) A Navy veteran who served 22 years for his country and then served in the Secret Service claims a family friend who lives in Alabama told his wife that a Washington Post reporter “named Beth” approached her and offered her THOUSANDS to accuse Judge Roy Moore of inappropriate sexual advances! Of course this is HUGE news if true. Doug Lewis #MAGA @umpire43 A family friend who lives in Alabama just told my wife that a WAPO reporter named Beth offered her 1000$ to accuse Roy Moore???? 7:35 PM - Nov
Susan Collins took to Twitter on Thursday to direct a GOP Senate candidate to quit the race if allegations against him turn out to be true.Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, a 70-year-old former state Supreme Court justice, defiantly denied allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct with minors published Thursday in a Washington Post story. The revelations, a month before the Dec. 12 special election, triggered a sharp backlash from would-be Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill, who called on Moore to quit the race if the allegations were true.
I am really sorry that John McCain suffers from a brain affliction, but he continues to play an active role in politics, and so I must call him out when he does something really outrageous. Yesterday, Sen. McCain called on Judge Roy Moore to "immediately step aside" after unproven allegations of sexual impropriety were published in a liberal newspaper. No waffling about "if true..." That is a standard Senator McCain did not apply to himself under similar circumstances. During his 2008 presidential bid, the New York Times published a story alleging sexual misconduct with a female lobbyist. McCain fought it.
Former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis will soon be portrayed on the big screen by actress Sandra Bullock. The woman who won a Best Actress Oscar for “The Blind Side” in 2010 now plans to highlight the 2013 anti-abortion bill filibuster that made Ms. Davis — and her pink running shoes — a household name. Ms. Bullock will star in “Let Her Speak,” a retelling of the lawmaker’s 11 hours spent trying to stall legislative restrictions on abortions. Variety announced the project on Thursday, which will be produced by Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal through Escape. Ms. Davis used her newfound notoriety after the filibuster to
Roy Moore’s refusal to bow out of Alabama’s special election for a Senate seat is the latest demonstration of the diminished power of congressional leaders and other, once-powerful institutions in Washington. The Republican nominee, accused of sexual contact with a 14-year-old when he was a 32-year-old local prosecutor, brushed off calls for him to stand down as part of plot by establishment figures to “undermine this campaign” before the Dec. 12 ballot. Moore ignored the severing of financial ties by the National Republican Senatorial Committee for similar reasons. He summed up today’s environment in a fundraising pitch to supporters Friday morning: “I