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Chuck the Hack 

 

The ever-charming Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democrats’ pit-bull Senate minority leader, said today that he will not vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and that Democrats will filibuster the nomination. This is about as surprising as learning the sun will come up in the East tomorrow. Here’s how Schumer, […]

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Nunes: Trump Communications were Collected…Incidentally

 

This seems noteworthy: Q (I think @EliLake): Was the intelligence community *spying* on Trump? Nunes: “I guess it all depends on the one definition of spying” — Ali Rogin (@AliABCNews) March 22, 2017 Nunes confirms US intel collected information on Trump campaign, transition teams unmasked – none of these activities related to Russia — Katherine […]

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Transgender Weight Lifter (Surprise!) Wins Against Women

 

A man taking female hormones won a weight-lifting competition in Australia. The New Zealander transitioned in his thirties. He was a man throughout his highest testosterone production then decided to be a woman. Laurel Hubbard, 39, won the women’s over 90kg division at the Australian International competition in Melbourne on Sunday, but the win has […]

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The Hannity-Juan Williams Gun Dust-Up

 

Here we go again. Anyone who knows Sean Hannity, once described as “the nicest guy in the building” — “the building” being the News Corporation headquarters of Fox News — knows this is a dead-on description of the Fox News and talk radio star. I know. Personally. Sean Hannity — bereft still at the loss […]

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Paul Ryan’s Obamacare Fix Is No Fix At All: My Surrejoinder to Catron

 

There has been a running conversation over the last few days between David Catron and me about House Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposed “American Health Care Act” (AHCA). Catron supports the bill; I don’t. Catron has responded to my response to his defense of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). I figured if anyone could me convince me I’m wrong on the […]

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Correcting the Record for General Mark Hertling

 

So Wednesday night I was in New York for an appearance on CNN’s AC360 with Anderson Cooper. As happens in the news business, there was breaking news that scrambled the show’s line-up at the very last minute. In this case the breaking news was the decision by a federal judge in Hawaii that halted the […]

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Trump Budget Momentary Bliss

 

The Trump Budget will not pass. The Republicans will go wobbly in the face of the screaming Left and Media. Plus, the Republicans kinda like PBS and all the fat government programs. In the meantime, though, it’s nice to glory in what could be: a budget that totally eliminates programs. That’s the way it must be […]

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Help Stop Obamacare for Your IRA and 401(k)

 

While Congress is battling over repeal of Obamacare, President Donald Trump is setting a course to repeal a regulation that the Obama administration pushed through last year and which has become known as “Obamacare for your IRA and 401(k).” Like Obamacare, the “fiduciary rule” dramatically limits choices and raises costs. This rule could devastate our […]

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The Nothing They Contribute

 

When weather slows the northeastern seaboard to a halt and writers and editors and politicians and activists and lobbyists cannot find time for their computers because their hands are too busy with a snow shovel, it’s pleasant to contemplate life without the endless rabble rabbling. It is blessed peace. How wonderful it is to venture into […]

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The Con Job That Is the ‘American Health Care Act’

 

House Speaker Paul Ryan is talking out of both sides of his mouth on health care reform. He claims that his proposed “American Health Care Act” (AHCA) will increase choice and lower costs. Yet the actual bill preserves many of the provisions in Obamacare that do the opposite. Ryan criticizes Obamacare because it “was based […]

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