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Michael Medved: Hurting the Press the President and the Country


Jim Acosta, the aggressively arrogant reporter for CNN, posed a recent question illustrating the biggest problem with the press.

The day after midterm elections, Acosta grilled the president by saying: “I want to challenge you on one of the statements that you made… that this caravan was an ‘invasion’ … As you know, Mr. President, the caravan was not an invasion.”

Now, if Acosta had quoted Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer and then asked the president’s response, it would have been fair and appropriate, but it’s not a reporter’s job to “challenge” an official in his own name and his own voice.

Why not explore disagreements among politicians, without taking sides yourself? The undisguised anti-Trump contempt by leading journalists supports the idea that the nation’s biggest battle isn’t Democrats vs. Republicans, it’s the media vs. Trump: an impression that hurts the press, the president, and the country.

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Michael Medved: Something for Both Sides to Celebrate


The mid-term elections provided a rare occasion for conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats, to look at the same events and feel a shared sense of satisfaction and encouragement.

Republicans feel good about expanding their Senate majority and holding key governorships in Florida, Ohio, and elsewhere. Democrats take pride in capturing the House and flipping governorships in Illinois, Michigan and more. Republicans won big races in deep blue states like Massachusetts and Vermont; Democrats gained ground in GOP strongholds like Kansas and South Carolina.

Americans know how to split tickets: in Maryland, Republican Governor Larry Hogan and Democratic Senator Ben Cardin both won simultaneous landslides.

The election returns show that Americans still care most about local issues plus the character and competence of their candidates.

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The Rise of the Unhinged Left


Townhall Review – October 13, 2018

Hugh Hewitt and Senator Tom Cotton examine how the Kavanaugh madness will help the GOP come November. Mike Gallagher looks at the effort to intimidate Republicans as described in a piece written by Brian Dean Wright for FoxNews. Larry Elder and Heather Mac Donald examine the cases where rape accusers have been caught lying. Hugh Hewitt and Senator Mike Lee discuss the shocking statement from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Dennis Prager asks Ann McElhinney about her book that was made into a movie about one of the most notorious abortion doctors ever. Michael Medved looks at the story of Neil Pollack and his addiction to the drug that keeps getting worse, marijuana.  Dennis Prager talks about civility and the Democrats lack of it, as illustrated by Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono, who implied that it’s okay for mobs to harass and intimidate Republicans with whom they politically disagree.

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Accusations Against Kavanaugh and Prospects for Confirmation


Townhall Review – September 22, 2018

As the Democrats launch a last-minute effort to derail the Kavanaugh confirmation, Hugh Hewitt talks with Senator Grassley about the possible testimony of Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Ford. Mike Gallagher and Ed Morrissey examine the latest details. Hugh Hewitt solicits the opinion of Congresswoman Martha McSally of Arizona on the hearing and talks about the congresswoman’s campaign for the U.S. Senate. Michael Medved looks at Seattle’s rampant homelessness and the direction Seattle’s government is heading to address the problem. Mike Gallagher looks at job growth among the “underclass” with Alfredo Ortiz, President of the Job Creators Network. Hugh Hewitt talks with Bob Woodward about his new book, Fear on the Trump Administration. Michael Medved talks with journalist James Robbins about his new book, Erasing America: Losing our Future by Destroying our Past. Larry Elder reacts to a leaked video of a Google “all-hands” meeting shortly after President Trump’s election victory.

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Lanhee Chen: The Passing of John McCain


The passing of American hero John McCain left a giant hole in our politics. Some worry about what it means for strong leadership in the Senate. While it will be hard for any single individual to replace Senator McCain, Republicans, in particular, should take heart: There’s a very strong crop of current GOP Senate candidates who have an opportunity to carry on McCain’s important work.

Mitt Romney, who will likely be Utah’s next U.S. Senator, leads the pack. Then there’s Martha McSally from Arizona; Rick Scott from Florida; John James from Michigan; and Josh Hawley from Missouri, just to name a few.

Elections matter, and this year’s congressional elections are particularly critical. These candidates could serve and—in their own way—carry on Senator McCain’s indelible legacy.

Now: It’s up to voters around the country to send them to Washington to get to work.

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Michael Medved: Korea as Key to Victory for Trump and GOP


Over-confident Democrats take comfort in the history of mid-term elections in a new president’s first term: for nearly two centuries, the party in power almost always loses seats in Congress.

But Republicans should feel encouraged by the only exception to that rule since FDR: in 2002, George W. Bush defied history and Republicans gained strength in both the House and Senate. Low expectations for Bush in foreign policy meant that his strong response to 9/11 looked especially impressive.

If President Trump makes serious progress in upcoming Korea negotiations, he too could beat expectations and powerfully improve GOP prospects. Already, foreign leaders like South Korea’s Moon are promoting Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize and such talk could intensify as the election approaches.

Reduced tensions on the Korean Peninsula would be good for the world, good for America and great for embattled GOP candidates in House and Senate races.

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