Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

Trump Gets a Big Win with Mexico

Townhall Review – June 15, 2019

Hugh Hewitt and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talk about Federal Court appointments.

Sebastian Gorka and Grant Stinchfield of NRA TV examines the issue of gun control.

Hugh Hewitt asks New York Times reporter Michael Shear about his article on the Mexican tariffs and the agreement between Mexico and the U.S.

Larry Elder talks about increasing taxes in California to pay for health care for illegal immigrants.

Seth Leibsohn and Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Samuel Green talk about a troubling case in Phoenix against two artists.

Dan Proft and David Harsanyi of the Federalist on climate change and the dire predictions that have not yet panned out.

Mike Gallagher is taken back by some of the crazy things Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has said.

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Lanhee Chen: A Rare Glimpse of Bipartisanship

Despite all of the partisan rancor in Congress, there is remarkable bipartisan agreement on the need to deal with the challenge of smoking and tobacco use amongst young Americans.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia have introduced legislation that would raise the federal minimum age to purchase tobacco—including vaping products and e-cigarettes—to 21.

Other Senators, including Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Dick Durbin, have introduced similar legislation. It’s particularly striking that McConnell and Kaine both come from significant tobacco-producing states.

Tobacco use and vaping have reached epidemic proportions amongst America’s youth, creating a public health crisis that demands the attention of lawmakers. The fact that leaders of both parties acknowledge the need for action is a great start.

Now, it’s up to members of Congress to vote for this important change and for President Trump to sign this important legislation into law.

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Hugh Hewitt: A Favor for Republicans

Democrats have done Republicans a huge favor.

After the release of the Mueller report, the Democrats had two options: Either inflate the narrative of obstruction of justice, or attack the messenger who transmitted that report—a report that deeply disappointed them. That messenger was Attorney General William Barr.

They chose the latter course—and blundered terribly in doing so.

The whole premise of their criticism—that Barr somehow mishandled the release of the Mueller report was just absurd. Hysteria is a bad look. Democrats wore it better than their media boosters, but they still wore it poorly.

In attacking Barr, Democrats have hurt themselves. Not only did they appear desperate after their “bet everything on Mueller” wager went bust, but they proceeded to cement the alliance between President Trump and establishment Republicans, who were squarely behind Barr, in a way that had not occurred before.

From Barr to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the electorate sees a face of resolve from an increasingly united GOP.

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Two Huge Tests for Trump Diplomacy


Townhall Review – May 5, 2018

Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, joins Hugh Hewitt to discuss how the possible Iranian duplicity during the brokering of the Iran Nuclear Deal recently uncovered by Israeli intelligence might affect that fragile deal. Michael Medved examines the historic meeting between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Hugh Hewitt and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell look at the Federal judiciary and the pace of judicial appointments and confirmations. Michael Medved looks at the question about the accuracy of Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu’s claims regarding the Iranian nuclear agreement. Dennis Prager talks with author and commentator Jonah Goldberg about his new book, “Suicide of the West, How the Rebirth of Nationalism, Populism and Identity Politics is Destroying Democracy.” Andy Puzder, trial lawyer, restauranteur and author discusses his new book, “Capitalist Comeback,” with Larry Elder. Mike Gallagher gives his take on Trump supporter Kanye West and his willingness to attract the scorn of peers, fellow entertainers, and even California Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

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Home Stretch for GOP Tax Plan!

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Townhall Review — December 09, 2017
Hugh Hewitt asks Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when the tax bill is expected to be delivered to the President and what the outcome will be for America. Michael Medved speaks with Stephen Moore, Chief Economist at the Heritage Foundation, on how he reviews the tax reform efforts so far. Hugh Hewitt reveals a portion of his “blockbuster revelation” opinion piece in the Washington Post concerning the sudden removal of Peter Strzok by Robert Mueller. Hugh Hewitt then turns to James Hohmann, National Correspondent at the Washington Post, concerning the questionable integrity of Robert Mueller’s team. Michael Medved shares his thoughts on how he thought the U.S. Supreme Court responded to the Masterpiece Cake Case out of Colorado. Medved reveals the double-standard the Left has concerning President Trump lighting the White House Christmas tree. Mike Gallagher invites Byron York, author and columnist for the Washington Examiner, to share how President Trump may have violated a two-century-old law. Wrapping up, Dennis Prager shares how today’s “science” is so warped that it no longer abides by biological sex.

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