Tag Archives: Salena Zito

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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How Smollett Played the Media

Townhall Review with Hugh Hewitt – February 23, 2019

Dennis Prager examines the unraveling of the Jussie Smollett story as it now appears to be a hoax. Mike Gallagher looks at the sixteen states that have filed suit against President Trump’s national emergency declaration. Hugh Hewitt talks to Joseph Loconte, The King’s College professor, about his recent article detailing the good and bad of the church through history. Sebastian Gorka and Sharyl Attkisson, former CBS News investigative reporter, talk about the many leaks stemming from the Mueller investigation. Kevin McCullough and Townhall editor Katie Pavlich discuss alleged left-wing efforts to evoke the 25th amendment to remove the President from office. Hugh Hewitt talks to Salena Zito, Washington Examiner reporter, about the resurgence of meth coming into the U.S. through our southern border. Larry Elder talks about the Jussie Smollett story and takes a macro look at racism and if it is as big a problem in America as many claim.

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Hugh Hewitt: The Real Story of Election 2016


There have been a number of releases of late where we are seeing substantive investigative works of journalism on the 2016 election that blindsided the pundit and the political classes and gave us President Trump.

Salena Zito and Brad Todd in their remarkable book titled “The Great Revolt” have shifted the focus from candidate Trump to the voters who elected him president, creating the electoral earthquake of 2016. So did Dan Balz in the Washington Post.

All of this on the seismic shift in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin and yes, Ohio.

We’re starting to get a more nuanced picture of the “why” behind this quake. The key theme is status—a fundamental conviction that elites of LA, Silicon Valley, Manhattan and Washington wore a collective, fixed sneer toward their “lessers” between the coasts. Midwestern swing voters felt, to use the cliché from sports, “disrespected.”

This is the real story of 2016.

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