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THR 8/6/16: Obama Gives Iranian Mullahs $400 Million for U.S. Hostages

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Sam Malone, sitting in for Mike Gallagher, talked about the U.S.’s current worst economic recovery since the Great Depression with the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore. Hugh Hewitt spoke with Governor Mike Pence about Donald Trump’s foreign policy credentials. Kristen Welker of MSNBC’s Meet the Press Today sat down with Hewitt to discuss the Trump versus Khan controversy. Hewitt interviewed Michael Crowley about the Obama administration’s apparent ransom money for U.S. hostages held illegally in Iran. Michael Medved critiqued Hillary Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last week. What’s wrong with socialism? Dennis Prager spoke with author Thomas DiLorenzo. Larry Elder wraps up the show with a few thoughts on Hillary Clinton’s hypocrisies.

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Hewitt: The Court

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I would not have picked Donald Trump as my party’s nominee. But I am going to vote for him.

At the end of a primary cycle with more twists and turns and drama than any other contest in my adult lifetime, we have been left with a choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. If Hillary wins, the Left gavels in a solid, lasting, and almost certainly permanent majority on the Supreme Court. Moreover, Hillary Clinton is thoroughly compromised by the Russians (or the Chinese, or the Iranians, or all of them) because of her server.

Yes, Donald Trump is transplanting economic populism into the GOP, and parts of the conservative movement are struggling to reject that transplant.

But Donald Trump—like him or not—is the shuddering, convulsive conclusion to decades of perceived indifference to the American middle class combined with a conviction that the GOP is spineless.

Again: I would not have picked Donald Trump as my party’s nominee. But I am supporting him in order to protect the highest court in the land.

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Davenport: Why the Economy Is not Growing

A recent report concluded that the federal government added 43 major new regulations last year, increasing regulatory costs by more than $22 billion.  This brings the Obama regulatory record to a stunning 299 major new regulations at a cost greater than $100 billion per year. And expect another surge in President Obama’s final year in office.

If you wonder why the economy is not growing, this is one primary culprit. If it takes several years and thousands of dollars to get permits to start new projects or hire new people, growth is killed. The tax code, environmental regulations, labor protections—these are mostly there to protect things as they are, or used to be. What we need is a dramatic cleaning out of the clogged up tax code and regulatory system in Washington, not adding more.

Our economy is growing at almost precisely half the rate it grew from 1950-2000. We need regulatory reform, not more regulatory growth.

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Brooks: The Best Solutions for Poverty

When my mother’s grandparents first came steaming into New York harbor from Denmark in 1890, they were risking everything to get to a country where everyone could earn success. After a few years, they owned their own farm in South Dakota.

Most of you listening have a similar family story. That’s why mobility is such a big part of the American Dream.

People still want this, but the shadow of pessimism is growing. In December 2014, 76 percent of Americans said they were dissatisfied with the United States.

The problem is that Americans have come to think the game is rigged and the American Dream isn’t available to everyone.

Conservatives are in possession of the best solutions to the problems of poverty and economic mobility. We need to communicate—in the title of my latest book—“The Conservative Heart.” We need to put forward a hopeful, optimistic governing agenda—one that focuses on improving the lives of all people, especially the most vulnerable, through authentically conservative policies.

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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. Dennis Prager explains how the left is obsessed with climate change and thinks that it is a greater threat to our survival than ISIS. Hugh Hewitt talks about Brexit with Liam Fox, UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade. Tim Kaine, like a lot of religious Democrats, draws a clear line of separation between his so-called religious beliefs and how he governs. Dennis Prager weighs in.

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Hewitt: After Cleveland

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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 the finish line in one piece and with spectacular ratings.

So who “won” the week of perfect weather on the lake?

For one, the city of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio provided the best convention venue I have encountered in my 16 years I have been attending conventions as a journalist.

Donald Trump came, saw and conquered. His children went four for four in terrific speeches with Ivanka almost stealing the night from her father.

Mike Pence, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Scott Walker, Reince Preibus, and Tom Cotton managed to finish the dance with the Trump wing of the party and their principles were still intact.

The #NeverTrump people may never forgive them but the Trump followers will not bear them long term grudges in the decades of politics ahead.

All were decisive winners in a victorious week for the GOP.

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John Kerry: Air Conditioning a Bigger Threat than ISIS

Yup, you read the title correctly. Dennis Prager weighs in with his analysis of the left’s obsession with climate change. Join Dennis Prager’s premium content website at Pragertopia.com.

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