Max Boot joined Hugh Hewitt to discuss the looming potential of conflict between the United States and North Korea. Boot advises that the U.S. should not risk open conflict with North Korea, a nuclear armed state with tens of thousands of troops. Join Hugh Hewitt’s premium content website at Hughniverse.com.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/318353572″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Read More »
We look at the last effort by Democrats to stop the nomination of Judge Gorsuch. Also, Susan Rice is back in the news. And Hugh talks with the subject of the new movie, The Case for Christ.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/316482263″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Read More »
President Trump’s new EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, is bringing the rule of law back to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The core mission of the EPA is very important. There are air and water quality issues that cross state lines.
But the previous administration reimagined its authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate CO2 with stationary sources in a way that just isn’t consistent with the framework that Congress passed.
And with the Waters of the United States, the EPA reimagined the definition of what a water of the United States equals so it included puddles and dry creek beds all over the country.
Scott Pruitt has begun a process to undo, rescind and dial back those unlawful actions and to provide clarity to the marketplace.
From now on rulemaking will be done in the full light of day at EPA, with notice and comment for all.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/316101454″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
The pulling of the GOP health-care bill last week was a big loss. But, President Trump had very good reason to shake off the rebuff from the Freedom Caucus, and he was loyal to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, as was Ryan to Trump. That bodes well for the party and for governing over the next 18 months.
What doesn’t bode well is the shared decision of the president and speaker to advance next on tax reform, with its twin political death traps of abolition of the home mortgage interest deduction and of state and local income tax deduction. I hope for a loss on those Beltway Holy Grails not sought by many, if any, outside of the Beltway. A corporate tax cut, yes, tax simplification, yes, but not two big intraparty squabbles and crackups in a row, please.
Better to go for infrastructure, including the border wall, and best of all, the fulfillment of the promise of a 350-ship Navy and of the general defense buildup that needs to surround that singular Trump goal.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/315087992″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Republicans are keeping their promise to American voters. They have introduced the American Health Care Act.
There are three main components of the AHCA that you should know about:
• First, it repeals every single one of the taxes in Obamacare. The individual mandate and medical device tax are both eliminated.
• Second, it sends Medicaid spending back to the states, and also puts a cap on Medicaid spending.
• Finally, it introduces tax credits for lower and middle income Americans to help with the cost of health care.
There are some in Congress, especially in the Freedom Caucus, who have complaints about the American Health Care Act. They must remember that the perfect must not be an enemy of the good.
There is a lot at stake here. The AHCA isn’t the only part of making this country come back. Regulation reform and tax reform are essential as well as a larger, rebuilt defense. But this is the key foundation.
On the Hugh Hewitt Show, Senator Ron Johnson calls the unknown person who leaked confidential CIA materials a traitor. Vice President Mike Pence joins the Mike Gallagher Show to explain what is in the health care bill that will replace Obamacare. Conversation about the new bill continues with Hugh Hewitt who interviews Texas Congressman Kevin Brady. Mike Gallagher speaks with National Review’s Andrew McCarthy about President Trump’s claims that Obama wiretapped him during the presidential campaign. Senator Tom Cotton weighs in on North Korea’s latest provocations and shares what President Trump has done to help protect allies in the region. Michael Medved reports on Middlebury College—the latest example of “tolerant” liberals who verbally attacked a speaker because of his conservative views. Ronna Romney McDaniel, the former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, brings Mike Gallagher up to date on the strength of the Republican Party. Larry Elder exposes the hypocrisy of those who attacked Dr. Ben Carson for calling slaves who were brought to America immigrants.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/311562759″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
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Comey wants the Justice Department to publicly reject Trump’s wiretap claim (NY Times). Hugh Hewitt explains why “it’s quite possible” for Trump to be correct (Hugh Hewitt). A former Bush attorney believes Trump is right that it happened but wrong to blame Obama (The Hill) It wouldn’t be a complete shock if it did happen (Yahoo). A look at Trump’s trouble and turmoil in the White House (Washington Post). USA Today ran a list of Trump “claims without evidence” (USA Today). The media also jumped on Trump’s float that the Russians should find and release Hillary’s missing emails (The Federalist).Read More »