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The Obama FBI Spied on Trump; Mollie Hemingway Explains the Latest

Townhall Review – May 11, 2019

Hugh Hewitt talks with Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. about the recent Hamas attacks on Israel.

Mike Gallagher examines the latest Gallup Poll that shows President Trump’s approval rating is on the rise.

Hugh Hewitt and Senator Tom Cotton look at the latest status of the Venezuela situation.

Joe Walsh talks about a video posted by the Philadelphia Muslim Center showing Muslim children singing lyrics that are threatening and dark.

Larry Elder takes issue with Democrat Presidential candidates claiming that race relations in America are in terrible shape and getting worse.

Nigel Farage joins Sebastian Gorka for a talk on the latest regarding Brexit.

Dennis Prager and Mollie Hemingway, Senior Editor with The Federalist, talk about the New York Times article about the Obama administration spying on the Trump campaign.

Hugh Hewitt talks to David Brooks about his book, “The Second Mountain: The Quest for the Moral Life.”

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A Cancer Growing on Congress

Compromise

There is a cancer growing on Congress.  It is the curse of party-line voting.  The biggest legislation of the Trump administration is the tax bill, passed with only Republican votes.  And the biggest of the Obama administration:  Obamacare, again passed on a party-line vote with only Democrats.

Party-line voting has grown dramatically in the last 40 years.  In the 1970s, party unity voting was around 60 percent but today it is 90 percent.  Sadly it has become the new normal.

Such partisanship is cancerous because it cuts out all the people and ideas of one political party. And it leads to rushed votes, without the expected give and take and amendments of a quality legislative process. It also leads to weak laws because what can be passed by one party’s vote can be undone later by the other party’s vote.

This is no way to run a government.  I vote for more collaboration and less hyper-partisanship in 2018.

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