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Trump-Kim Summit Ends With Vague Commitments


Singapore Because it started so differently — with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inviting President Donald Trump to a face-to-face meeting, which the mercurial Trump promptly accepted — Tuesday’s summit in Singapore held out the promise of delivering something big and transformative. Instead, the summit wrapped up like most other international jaw fests — […]

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The Anatomy of a Partisan Pile-Up


The picture that emerges of Jim Comey from the Inspector General’s report is one of an astonishingly arrogant weirdo, an FBI director who pompously talked about “norms” while shattering them on his own say-so — from crowning himself the de facto attorney general, thereby sparing Hillary an indictment, to lesser offenses of self-indulgence, such as […]

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No Obstruction If Boss Cans Insubordinate Subordinate


Now that Justice Department Inspector-General Michael Horowitz has released his nearly 600-page report on his investigation of FBI practices during the course of the Hillary Clinton email probe, one thing is more settled then ever former FBI director James Comey had to be fired as fast as possible. The IG’s findings could not have been more […]

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Tough Going at the U.S. Open


Things were looking good for Ian Poulter when he stepped up on the tee with two holes to play at Shinnecock. He was coming off three birdies in the last four holes and was just one stroke behind the leader at the U.S. Open. He was playing lights out and, hitting it the way he […]

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‘No. No, He’s Not. We’ll Stop It.”


It took very little time Thursday, after the Department of Justice’s Inspector General report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton emails case was released, for the usual media suspects to declare there to be no “there” there. NBC News, which led its coverage with a “pick your poison” narrative indicating that opposing sides […]

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Trump Administration Wins Key Obamacare Lawsuit


A federal appeals court has handed the Trump administration a major victory by ruling against an insurance company whose lawyers claimed the taxpayers owed it $214 million in Obamacare subsidies. Moda Health Plan had sued the government, claiming that it was owed the money pursuant to the law’s “risk corridor” program. The Trump administration argued […]

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Elon Needs More Money… Again


Last month, I wrote about Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s contemptuous and breezy dismissal of questions asked by financial analysts about the cash flow situation at Tesla. Would the company need yet another infusion of money to remain afloat? Lame! Next question. That was Musk’s response. As it turns out, it’s Tesla that’s lame. The company — Musk […]

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Why Did FBI Assign Same Agents to Clinton & Trump Cases?


Why did the FBI assign the same agents who investigated Hillary Clinton’s emails to look into allegations of Russian collusion with Donald Trump’s campaign? Given the overlapping timetable of both cases, the decision appears not only peculiar but harmful to the efforts. The inspector general notes in his report the repeated excuse that the importance […]

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Good Timing for a New Improved European Friendship


Events are lining up so that the U.S. might find compelling an invigorated relationship with on-the-move Central European player — Hungary. Last weekend’s G-7 Summit, along with the recent historic meeting in D.C. between our Secretary of State and the Hungarian Foreign Minister, as well as a general “same page” vision of many priorities between […]

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Speed Trap


We were on our way to the airport, my wife and I, and looking forward to lunch at a place we’d heard about. Supposed to have the best country ham in the area and these parts were known for their hams. So we’d left with plenty of time to spare before I was due to […]

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