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Hugh Hewitt: Winning In Washington

U.S. Senate

What does it mean to “win” in Washington? I’ve long described “progress” as the ongoing, incremental expansion of liberty and literacy in a growing number stable regimes in or aligned with the West. And by that definition, much of the agenda of President Trump’s administration could well be described as “winning.”

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt have become the domestic policy stars of the Trump administration, joining Defense Secretary Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary Kelly and CIA Director Pompeo as foreign policy counterparts off to successful starts. Each of the five brought to the task discipline and passion to lead their agencies.

The key, however, is that all five have sought and received buy-ins from the president and Vice President Pence on their policy directions and priorities—and, even more, that they pursue and defend their missions with little or no reference to the raging battle between the West Wing and the media elites.

Any assessment of the Trump administration ought to include a clear-eyed evaluation of where they are in fact wining.

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Lanhee Chen: Karen Handel’s Victory

Tax Reform

Republican Karen Handel’s victory in the special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District will generate a lot of punditry and spin.

Democrats will argue that they got a lot closer than they should have in a district that Republican Tom Price, now the Secretary of Health and Human Services, won by 23 points less than a year ago.

Republicans will respond by noting that their opponents poured $30 million into the race and yet the Democrat wasn’t able to do any better than Hillary Clinton did in losing the district to Donald Trump last year.

Both sides are right, to some degree. That’s why it’s hard to draw too many conclusions about what this means for the midterms next year. There are many political lifetimes to be led between now and then. And intervening events will impact voters’ opinions over the next 17 months.

We’d all be well served to take a deep breath and let it all unfold. Predicting the future never has been a very good business to be in, anyway.

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THR 5/13/17: “The President Was 100% Correct” to Fire James Comey

White House, Obamacare, shooting, Paris Climate Agreement

James Kallstrom, former FBI Assistant Director, says that Trump was “100% correct” to fire James Comey on the Mike Gallagher Show. Michael Medved looks at Sally Yates’ testimony in front of a Senate committee. Secretary Tom Price joins the Mike Gallagher Show to explain the House’s healthcare bill. Dennis Prager looks at a USA Today piece that argues that Trump is psychologically unfit to be president. Senator Tom Cotton on the Hugh Hewitt Show talks about Afghanistan. Pat Buchanan gives his inside take on the Nixon tapes with Michael Medved. Hugh Hewitt interviews Dr. Condi Rice about her new book, “Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom.”

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HHS Secretary Tom Price on the New Health Care Bill

NRA

Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price joined the Mike Gallagher Show to share why he is optimistic about the health care bill that recently passed in the House.

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