Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

How Democrats Plan to Change What Makes America Great

Townhall Review – September 7, 2019

Hugh Hewitt talks judges with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Dan Proft and co-host Amy Jacobson talk with Steven Malanga, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute about the decline of major cities under Democrat control.

Seth Leibsohn and Alex Berenson talk about his book, “The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence,” and the recent U.S. Surgeon General’s statement on the dangers of recreational marijuana.

Hugh Hewitt talks with former congressman Jason Chaffetz about his book, “Power Grab: The Liberal Scheme to Undermine Trump, the GOP, and Our Republic.”

Dennis Prager asks Charlie Kirk, founder and president of Turning Point USA, why he thinks a college degree may not be worth what it costs.

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Jim Campbell about a case before the Kentucky Supreme Court concerning a Christian print shop owner being persecuted for refusing to print gay pride t-shirts.

Dennis Prager looks at how far we have fallen in as a religious nation.

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Hugh Hewitt: Revolution for Fairness on the Courts


Last month, the Ninth Circuit of the Federal Courts, which includes eight western states and some territories, held one of its en banc sessions. Because of the size of this Court, which includes 29 active judgeships, an en banc panel doesn’t include all of the judges but only a so-called “draw” of 11. Important cases get this treatment. In June, for the first time in memory, the draw of 11 featured a majority of judges appointed by a Republican president.

This says nothing about the outcome of the case or whether it will prove a blockbuster, but it tells everyone that President Trump and Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s focused efforts to restore balance to all of the circuits are paying off.

President Trump has seen 41 of his circuit court nominees confirmed.

It’s a revolution for fairness on the courts and for all litigants and one voters should in 2020 should endorse continuing.

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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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