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Hugh Hewitt: President Trump Needs to Go Big on Border Security

President Trump could make a lot of history—good history—in the next two weeks. But he needs to reach back to his inner gambler to do so.

If he tosses aside the counsels of his usual advisers on immigration, Trump can break the deadlock, fix the border-security immigration mess, and in so doing, earn a lasting place in U.S. history among the most consequential presidents.

President Johnson—as a Southerner—relished being the president to deliver the Civil Rights Act of 1964. No fair reading of the history of those critical laws can overlook Johnson’s absolutely essential decision to throw in with a politically perilous position that ran counter to his solid supporters in the segregationist South.

But “going big” today on border security and immigration means going bigger than what Trump offered last Saturday.

Trump needs to solve the interrelated problems of border security, the Dreamers and, yes, all the undocumented.

Go big, Mr. President.

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Lanhee Chen: Don’t Expect This Impasse to End Anytime Soon

A funny thing has happened to Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and other Democrats on their way to opposing President Trump’s border wall.  They’ve forgotten their own past.

Time and again, Democrats have voted to fund border security. And, just a few weeks ago, they agreed to spend nearly $2 billion toward construction of the very physical barrier that President Trump has repeatedly called for.

But now, Pelosi calls the wall an “immorality” that is the “least effective way to protect the border.” And she, along with Schumer, have drawn a line in the sand by saying that they will oppose any funding for the wall.

But if a physical barrier at our southern border is such an immorality, do they want to tear down the hundreds of miles of border fencing that already exist along the US-Mexico border?

Don’t expect an answer to this question anytime soon.

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The President Takes the Bully Pulpit: An Oval Office Address Amidst the Government Shutdown


Townhall Review – January 12, 2019

Mark Davis and Texas Senator John Cornyn examine the southern border security problem facing the State of Texas. Mike Gallagher asks Fox News host Tucker Carlson for his take on the government shutdown. Bob Frantz talks with Hugh Hewitt about the proposed U.S. pullout from Syria. Mike Gallagher asks author, columnist, and Hoover Institution Fellow Victor Davis Hansen what’s going on with the so-called Russian collusion investigation. Sebastian Gorka has Charlie Kirk, of Turning Point USA, talk about the culture war on our high school and university campuses. Dennis Prager talks with Abigail Shrier of the Federalist about Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria. Larry Elder congratulates Ohio State Buckeyes Coach Urban Meyer on their resounding victory in the Rose Bowl and about his coaching Tim Tebow.

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Murder at the Border

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Townhall Review – November 25, 2017

Violence strikes again on the U.S southern border, this time it is the murder of a Border Patrol Officer. U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses the issue with Sam Malone, sitting in for Mike Gallagher. Fred Flietz, former CIA Analyst, now with the Center for Security Policy gives Rose Tennent, in for Dennis Prager, an update on the Mueller investigation. Robert Costa of the Washington Post shares the latest with the tax bill. Selena Zito of the Washington Examiner speaks with Hugh Hewitt about the harassment accusations against U.S Senator Al Franken. Michael Medved speaks with Arthur Brooks, President and CEO of the American Enterprise Institute on how to make the current tax system better. Hugh Hewitt invites writer-director Stephen Chbosky to share about his latest movie, “Wonder,” which has seen a roar of approval at the theaters. Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MNSBC’s The Last Word shares about his fascinating book: Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and Transformation of American Politics. Wrapping up the show, Michael Medved sarcastically reveals who his prestigious Golden Turkey Award goes to. Tune in to find out who it is!

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Michael Medved: Big Events Demand Big—and Cooperative—Responses

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At key turning points in history, dramatic events seem to come together to force cooperation between even the most reluctant partisans. In the face of devastation from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, for instance, even a brief governmental shutdown would have been unthinkable, so Republicans and Democrats came together to provide disaster relief, to pass a budget, and to raise the debt ceiling.

Meanwhile, the H-bomb explosion by North Korea means that all sides should rally behind the President in his strong economic or military response to the brutal regime in Pyongyang, and to build-up our armed forces.

Finally, there’s the new six-month deadline for so-called “Dreamers”: the prospect of deportation of 800,000 gainfully employed young Americans who’ve been raised since childhood in the US, would do major economic and social damage, so liberals must work with conservatives for meaningful immigration reform and enhanced border security.

Big challenges require big and bi-partisan responses, including better coordination between Congress and the President.

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