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HotAir’s Ed Morrisey Discusses Fmr. FBI Dir. James Comey’s Credibility Problem

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Senior editor at HotAir.com Ed Morrissey joined the Mike Gallagher Show on Wednesday to discuss former FBI Director James Comey’s credibility problem. Join Mike Gallagher’s premium content website at MikeOnlineGold.com.

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Michael Medved: The Left’s International Collapse

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If Theresa May wins her expected victory in June’s British elections it will represent the latest evidence of a sweeping international trend: the utter collapse of the old left.

Britain’s Labour Party dominated the United Kingdom for 13 years under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, but with radical leader Jeremy Corbin, it’s struggled for traction and relevance. The same thing happened in France, where the candidate of the long-dominant Socialists finished a dismal 5th in recent elections.

In Germany, center right Chancellor Angela Merkel has already ruled for 12 years and is heavily favored to capture another term in September. And in Israel, the leftist Labor Party that held power for the nation’s first 29 years, now commands only 16 percent of their Parliament; Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu faces more formidable competition from fellow leaders on the right.

In America, as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and other hard-liners drag Democrats leftward, the nation’s oldest political party faces much the same fate.

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Albert Mohler: A New Rule Respecting Conscience

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A long-awaited announcement from the Trump administration was released last week: namely, the reversal of the Obamacare contraception mandate, the mandate that required all employers, even religious employers, to pay for contraception methods, including abortion-inducing drugs.

The latest from President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget only deals with explicitly religious employers. The vast majority of employers will still be under the Obamacare contraception mandate.

What we see here is the inevitable collision between sexual liberty and America’s first freedom, religious liberty. There are those who are so absolutely committed to sexual liberty that they are quite willing to violate the religious liberties of others.

As we have known now for a number of years, we don’t have to look out there into the future and argue just how long it will be before we see that collision between sexual liberty and religious liberty. It’s already happened. That collision is a story that’s already here.

The new rule from the Trump administration ought to be applauded.

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Mark Davis with North Korea Expert Gordon Chang

Mark Davis, sitting in for Michael Medved, talks with Gordon Chang, author of “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World.” Join Michael Medved’s premium content website at MedvedMedhead.com.

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Michael Medved on Kathy Griffin’s Press Conference on Controversial Photo

Michael Medved looks at Kathy Griffin’s press conference regarding the photo of her holding up a likeness of Donald Trump’s bloody head. Join Michael Medved’s premium content website at MedvedMedhead.com.

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Michael Medved: Stop The Impeachment Daydreams

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Democrats who prattle endlessly about impeaching President Trump are deluding themselves and damaging the country. Not only do they lack convincing evidence of impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors” but they also possess no understanding of the lessons of history.

Only three presidents have ever confronted serious impeachment proceedings: Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. In each of those situations, the embattled president faced a hostile Congress, with House and Senate overwhelmingly controlled by the opposition party. In none of those cases, did the accused president lose the support of his own party’s representatives.

To remove Trump from office would take every single Democratic Senator, plus 19 of the 52 Republicans—an impossibility in an age of partisanship. Instead of indulging toxic impeachment daydreams, Democrats should wake up and try to work with the president, whatever his imperfections.

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Left Goes Ballistic as Trump Announces U.S. is Out of Paris Agreement

CNN summed up much of their anger, insisting “Instead of seeing the world as an opportunity for US leadership and power, as all of his recent predecessors have done, Trump laid out a vision of a globe seeking to tear American greatness down” (CNN).  From USA Today: Decades from now — if sea levels continue rising, polar ice caps keep melting and weather patterns grow ever more extreme — people might well look back at the spring of 2017 as a key turning point in the failed effort to stave off catastrophic, human-induced climate change (USA Today). From CBS News: President Trump, against the wishes of the rest of the world, defiantly quit the Paris Agreement on climate change on Thursday in the Rose Garden (CBS News). The New York Times took the frothing a step further: China is expected to emerge as the new global leader on climate (NY Times). But on this issue, McConnell, Ryan and Trump are on the same page (Washington Examiner).  Audio of Trump’s speech (SONNetwork). From David French: before any president attempts to bind the United States to an enduring multinational accord, it’s his duty to convince the American people — through constitutional processes — that the agreement is in the best interests of the United States. Barack Obama failed to do this in 2015. Trump is right to reject his actions today. (National Review). From the Wall Street Journal: …amid the outrage, the aggrieved still haven’t gotten around to resolving the central Paris contradiction, which is that it promises to be Earth-saving but fails on its own terms. It is a pledge of phony progress (WSJ). From Fox News: Pence described the 2015 agreement “a bad deal from the moment it was signed by the [Obama] administration.” “This is an agreement that puts an enormous burden on American consumers [and] on the American economy while allowing countries like India and China to virtually get off scot-free for a decade or more,” Pence said. The vice president also noted that the agreement amounted to “an international treaty that was never submitted to the Senate, probably because it never would have had a chance there” (Fox News). Why the US doesn’t have to wait until 2020 to get out (Washington Examiner). From Kimberly Strassel: Trump gets credit not just for exit, but for very clearly explaining why this was the right thing to do. Good stuff (Twitter). Some of the top nutty reactions (Federalist, Powerline, Newsbusters, Grabien). Hollywood went ballistic.  Interesting to note Al Gore is the first reaction given of “Hollywood” people (Variety).

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