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Hugh Hewitt: Who Is Lawyering Up Now?

During his news conference late last week, Attorney General William Barr communicated clearly and with confidence and authority the “bottom line” that neither President Trump, nor any member of his campaign or family colluded with Russia’s attack on our 2016 election. Barr did exactly what the chief law enforcement officer of the United States should do: explain the law and the decision in this matter.

No collusion.

No obstruction.

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III made the first call. Barr made the second call. Now, the lightly redacted report has been presented to the Congress and to the people.

Many commentators will continue to ignore the “first rule of holes”: When in one, stop digging.

But we are not done. The attorney general soon will have the report of the inspector general reviewing the actions at the highest levels of the FBI and the intelligence community during the 2016 campaign and during the transition—and there are a host of issues that demand inquiry.

Who exactly is lawyering up now?

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Michael Medved: The Key Three Will Determine Everything

Democrats won’t repeat their huge mistake of 2016—focusing on the popular vote and national polling while ignoring crucial mechanics of the Electoral College.

To unseat Trump, the Democrats must flip at least three of the nine crucial swing states Trump won last time. Now that won’t be easy, with perennial battlegrounds Ohio and Florida trending in a strongly Republican direction.

Instead, Democrats will concentrate on three heartland pick-ups: Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

In all three states, Republicans fared very badly in 2018, losing Senate and governor’s races. Trump needs to hold just one of these three keystones and he’ll win: even if Democrats take both Michigan and Pennsylvania—the two larger prizes of the “key three”—Trump still gets 270 and wins the presidency by a single electoral vote.

Look for another close, fierce, fight to the finish!

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Jerry Bowyer: Tolerance Has Been Turned on Its Head

We have now seen a 180-degree turn from the “tolerance” movement in our country. First, they ordered us to be tolerant of those on the other side of the moral, political or sexual divide from us.

Now, the tolerance seekers are themselves increasingly intolerant. As Roger Kimball said recently, “The old idea … was summed up as ‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.’ The new dispensation is: ‘I disapprove of what you say, therefore you may not say it.’”

Case in point: Greenpeace with Google’s assistance recently deleted Dr. Patrick Moore, from its list of founders. He disappeared just like ‘The Commissar Vanishes’ in Soviet Russia. Mr. Moore’s misdeed? He appeared on Fox News expressing skepticism of some recent climatology and was praised by President Trump.

Like in Stalinist Russia, history is being “upgraded.”

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Elections in Israel; Terrorist Designation for Iran; Pressing for Freedom in Venezuela

Townhall Review – April 13, 2019

Hugh Hewitt talks with Admiral James Stavridis about the recent Israeli election and its effect on Mideast stability.

Candace Owens, Communications Director of Turning Point USA testified before the House Judiciary Committee and Sebastian Gorka comments.

Mike Gallagher comments on President Trump’s latest poll numbers.

Dennis Prager comments on what the Bible has to say about capital punishment.

Hugh Hewitt talks with National Security Advisor John Bolton, who offers a revealing look at Iran and the future of Venezuela.

Dennis Prager and Ben Shapiro, editor of the Daily Wire, talk about Shapiro’s new book, The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great.

Ed Martin talks with Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, about the punishment of Christian college students who profess their faith.

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Senate Forced to Go Nuclear to Get Vote on Judges

Townhall Review – April 6, 2019

Hugh Hewitt talks with Ohio Senator Rob Portman on the Senate’s implementation of the “nuclear option” to get President Trump’s nominations moving. Hugh Hewitt and journalist Salena Zito discuss the film “Unplanned” and Hollywood’s resistance to pro-life efforts. Hugh Hewitt talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about State Department efforts to gain the release of those Americans being held by hostile countries. Mike Gallagher examines the troubles faced by Democrat presidential candidate hopeful Joe Biden and the Democrats apparent attempt to derail his candidacy. Larry Elder talks with Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute about the lawsuits triggered by Obamacare. Dennis Prager discusses with documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz efforts by the Left to bring back racial separation on college campuses. Mike Gallagher speaks with Florida Senator Marco Rubio about the many issues facing those who monitor our southern border.

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Democrats and Media Ponder Life After the Mueller Investigation

Townhall Review – March 30, 2019

Hugh Hewitt talks with Senator John Cornyn about the Mueller report and angst the Democrats are now feeling. Larry Elder talks to Professor John Eastman of Chapman University who says there is a Russia story, but it doesn’t involve President Trump. Hugh Hewitt’s guest Mike Allen of Axios is one of the first to admit Trump won the day.  Mike Gallagher looks that those in the media who are reluctant, to say the least, to admit they were wrong about the Mueller investigation. Hugh Hewitt talks with Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., about the recent Hamas attacks on Israeli territory. Ed Martin talks with Dr. Kathi Aultman, an abortion doctor, whose change of heart has her now Pro-Life. Larry Elder opines on the dropping of charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett and the incensed reaction of Chicago’s police chief and Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel.

 

 

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