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For Hillary Clinton, “Stronger Together” Is Just Empty Words

Congressman Diane Black, It’s good to be Hillary Clinton. She has a long roster of Hollywood endorsements, a media that lets her campaign edit its own coverage, State Department personnel that still do her bidding to get her out of a pinch, and what a slogan: “Stronger Together.” In a populace as divided as ours

DNC: Watch as Sanders Supporters Chant “Bernie Or Jail” In The Hallways

Matt Vespa,  The Democratic Convention has tallied the votes—and Hillary Clinton is now the Democratic nominee for president. Clinton had already blown past the 2,383-delegate mark to clinch the nomination, but Sen. Bernie Sanders, on behalf of the Vermont delegation, moved that the rules be suspended, and that Clinton be nominated by a voice vote,

Trump Goes on Offense as Republicans Try to Move Past Missteps

Donald Trump and his allies tried on Tuesday to regain momentum after a Republican convention marred by missteps, staging a mock trial of Hillary Clinton that left delegates in the hall shouting, “Lock her up!” “Is Hillary Clinton guilty or not guilty?” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie asked, again and again, on Syria, Iran, Russia,

Trump Resets Running-Mate Announcement After France Attacks

Donald Trump’s twisting public path toward picking a running mate came to a halt as he scrapped a planned Friday announcement in light of the deadly attack in Nice, France. Trump said he’d announce his vice presidential pick at the appropriate time as signs pointed to Indiana Governor Mike Pence, a prominent conservative who once

Donald Trump picks Indiana Governor Pence for running mate

Republican Donald Trump chose Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate on Thursday, U.S. news organizations reported, a move that will put at Trump’s side a conservative with the potential to unify divided Republicans. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is to announce his choice on Friday at 11 a.m. (1500 GMT) in

Why Trump Is Smart to Drag Bill Clinton’s Past Into the Race

Matt Lewis, Roll Call “She’s been the total enabler ,” Donald Trump declared of Hillary Clinton at a recent rally. “She would go after these women and destroy their lives.” It didn’t end there. “Hey, look, [Bill Clinton] was the biggest abuser of women, as a politician, in the history of our country,” Trump told

Is Electronic Voting Coming to the GOP Convention?

Roll Call – by Niels Lesniewski Recognizing the possibility of a contested convention in Cleveland this summer, Republicans are considering an electronic system to capture votes on what could be a contentious set of procedural motions leading up to nominating a presidential candidate. The Republican National Committee agreed Thursday not to change the rules of

Will Boehner’s lawsuit target non-enforcement of Obamacare?

Noah Rothman,  House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is reportedly planning to put a vote authorizing a lawsuit against the Obama administration before the House toward the end of the month. Since it was announced, there has been much discussion about the efficacy of this lawsuit, with commentators on the left and the right labeling it

CBO: By the Way, We Can No Longer Score Obamacare’s Fiscal Impact

Guy Benson  We’ve been buried in the Bergdahl story all week, but this nugget is worth coming up for air to cover. By way of background, on the eve of Democrats’ party-line Obamacare vote in 2010, they used a cynically manufactured Congressional Budget Office (CBO) “score” to provide jittery members a fig leaf with which

Obama And Hillary Hold Secret Meeting At The White House

 President Barack Obama and the woman who likely wants to be his successor, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, held a secret meeting at the White House on Thursday. In a strange sequence of events, the White House was forced to confirm the previously undisclosed Obama-Clinton lunch summit after People magazine tweeted — then mysteriously

Federal government’s fiscal deterioration almost 5 times official deficit

Dustin Siggins  In Fiscal Year 2013, the official federal deficit was $680 billion. Liberals have cheered this drop while subsequently ignoring how this deficit is both larger than all of Bush’s pre-recession deficits and is expected to grow dramatically over the next several decades. However, the Treasury Department’s annual report on the finances of the