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THR 7/30/16: Boos and Chants Dominate the Democratic Convention

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Larry Elder found the opening of the Democratic Convention particularly entertaining—he shares his views on his show. Democratic strategist used to be a Bernie Sanders supporter, but now he tells Mike Gallagher why he’s backing Donald Trump. RNC Chairman joins Hugh Hewitt after his successful running of the GOP Convention....

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Hewitt: After Cleveland

The Baja 500 GOP Convention in Cleveland went off road early and stayed there. If at times it felt like Yosemite Sam was driving and Wile E. Coyote co-piloting, in the end Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and his principal spokesman, Sean Spicer, grabbed the wheel and got over...

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Wasting Money, Ignoring Issues

Political conventions waste vast sums of money that could be used more effectively to promote desperately needed reform. Donors provided at least $65 million for the GOP convention I recently attended in Cleveland, but four nights of repetitive, partisan speeches did little to inspire voters with hopeful conservative strategies for...

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Medved on the DNC E-mail Leak and the Disastrous Start for the Democratic Convention

Former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz steps down amid her organization’s e-mails that expose their bias toward Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders supporters are ticked off and taking to the streets. It’s a messy start to the Democratic National Convention. Medved reports.  

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Hewitt: Oppose SB 1146

The California Senate recently passed a bill that threatens the ability of faith-based institutions across the Golden State to function according to their religious beliefs. The bill—SB 1146—is now being considered by the various committees within the Assembly. If passed and signed by Governor Brown, the bill would require any...

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Notable Bounce For Trump As Hillary Heads Into Embattled Convention

Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, joined Hugh Hewitt on Monday to discuss Donald Trump’s post-Convention bounce in the polls as well as what the DNC email leaks are likely to mean for Hillary Clinton as she heads into an embattled Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. Join Hugh Hewitt’s...

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Democrat Email Dump Wreaking Havoc for Party

From one story:  A top staffer at the Democratic National Committee has apologized after suggesting that the organization use Bernie Sanders’ religious beliefs against him in the Democratic primary (Politico). From another:  Democratic National Committee documents recently released by WikiLeaks include spreadsheets and emails that appear to show party...

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Hewitt: Ted Cruz In Cleveland

One of the big surprises coming out of the Republican National Convention was the speech of Ted Cruz, where he chose not to endorse the nominee Donald Trump. Let me set the Cruz speech in a bit more context: In 1976, Ronald Reagan, after he had lost to Gerald Ford,...

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THR 7/23/16: The Donald Declares: “I am Your Voice!”

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Lanhee Chen of Stanford Law and the Hoover Institution joins Hugh Hewitt on Radio Row at the GOP Convention to discuss the Pence pick and the dangers of electing Hillary. Sheriff David Clarke rocked the convention when he declared “blue lives matter!” He appears on the Mike Gallagher Show. Hewitt...

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America Defends NATO Allies Because It’s In America’s Best Interest

Donald Trump made waves on Wednesday night when he said that he would not automatically defend NATO allies. Representative Mike Pompeo joined Hugh Hewitt to discuss Mr. Trump’s comments, as well as Ted Cruz’s decision not to endorse the Republican nominee. Join Hugh Hewitt’s premium content website at Hughniverse.com.

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Hewitt: Finding Hope In Cleveland

I have been in Cleveland all week, broadcasting live from the GOP convention. As you can imagine, security has been intense and—in the wake of the murder of police officers in Baton Rouge—tensions have been running very, very high. The road closures have been numerous and getting from point A...

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Obama Tells Police “We Have Your Backs”

But, the story notes “Despite his words, the Obama administration has said it would not light up the White House in blue to honor the fallen police. On Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest couldn’t explain why this symbolic step wouldn’t take place, even though the White House has been...

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Hewitt: Good and Evil and Every Human Heart

The ambush-style attack on police officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday resulted in three dead law enforcement officers and three more seriously wounded. I felt East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux captured a key point, something worth highlighting together: “This is not so much about gun control as it...

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Medved: Lessons From Presidents Who Lived Past 90

Of the 43 individuals who have served as president of the United States, only six lived to celebrate their 90th birthdays: John Adams, Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. Reviewing this list raises two points that connect to the current presidential campaign. First,...

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