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President Trump Should Dump the Media

Daniel Greenfield, Last week the media lost its mind over reports that press briefings might be moved from the White House back to the Eisenhower Office Building next door where President Eisenhower held the first ever televised press conference.  Media outlets issued panicked reports of being “evicted,” “kicked out” or “exiled” from the cramped theater that

National intelligence director has submitted his resignation

The director of national intelligence says he’s formally submitted his resignation. James Clapper has long said he planned to retire at the end of the Obama administration, and he told the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday that he submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday evening. Committee members jokingly asked him to stay on for

Voter Fraud Is Baked Into The System

Ilana Mercer, For journalists to discourage an inquisitive stance, even distrust, toward government and the elections process is astounding. But not surprising. I’m thinking of CNN journo Brian Stelter who asserted—they never argue, do they? They only ever assert—that skepticism about voting irregularities in America is “dangerous.” Well, a journalist decrying inquisitiveness and skepticism: Now

Congress Quietly Deletes a Key Disclosure of Free Trips Lawmakers Take

 It’s going to be a little more difficult to ferret out which members of Congress are lavished with all-expenses-paid trips around the world after the House has quietly stripped away the requirement that such privately sponsored travel be included on lawmakers’ annual financial-disclosure forms. The move, made behind closed doors and without a public announcement

Sen. Feinstein says ˜it’s hard to be comfortable’ with the Bergdahl deal

 Man, there sure are a lot of Democrats climbing on board the Republican Scandal Machine these days.  Just for fun, go back and re-read Dana Milbank’s embarrassing Washington Post screed on that subject today, knowing what we’ve learned about the Bowe Bergdahl affair since he wrote it.  Pretty much everything he whined about as a product of

Chicken Plants, High-Tech Visas And The Immigration Dilemma

Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi, former head of the Republican National Committee, now a political fixer and influential voice in GOP circles, says he first became seriously interested in immigration policy after Hurricane Katrina. Thousands of homes in Mississippi were destroyed, “down to the slab,” Barbour said at a recent conference on immigration hosted

The Extreme Left Controls the Media

Floyd Brown, Most members of the mainstream media are to the left… but not many are to the hard left. That’s because most hard-left activists work directly in politics. They’re the shock troops of the Democratic Party and the Obama administration. Yet, somehow, these hard-left activists have an amazing ability to control the opinions of

Pelosi’s ‘Bipartisanship’ Demand Underscores Democrats’ Benghazi Ambivalence

Guy Benson  Sarah’s piece ran through (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared Tuesday that Democrats must constitute half of the Special Committee to investigate Benghazi.) the basics of Nancy Pelosi’s new request that the forthcoming House Select Committee on Benghazi be split evenly between Republican and Democratic members. That idea is going exactly nowhere,

John Boehner Goes For The Throat Over Benghazi!

Floyd Brown  John Boehner silenced his critics last week by finally allowing the House of Representatives to launch a real investigation into the tragic American deaths at the Benghazi, Libya consulate. Boehner has been blocking a full investigation for months, which makes his complete turnaround truly shocking. But the Speaker of the House doesn’t appear

Hillary Clinton Says Snowden œHelped Terrorists

 Defending the nation’s mass surveillance programs because “people were desperate to avoid another [9/11] attack,” Hillary Clinton, speaking at University of Connecticut on Wednesday night, noted that a balance must be found to “make sure that we’re not infringing on Americans’ privacy, which is a valued, cherished personal belief that we have.”  But her most controversial

Another Edition of œGreat Moments in State and Local Government

Daniel J. Mitchell I’ve been asked whether I’m a hypocrite because I support decentralization while at the same time being critical of state and local governments. I don’t think there’s any inconsistency in my position. Here’s some of what I wrote last July. I’m a strong believer in federalism, but not because I think state