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Michael Medved: Trump Deserves Credit For The Strong Economy

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Why do public opinion surveys show discontent with President Trump’s handling of the economy at a time of record highs in the stock market and record lows in unemployment? The new Gallup Poll gives Trump his highest ratings on the economy, but still shows a clear majority of voters disapproving of his economic record despite the steady growth in the 10 months of his presidency.

This reflects a liberal tendency to put ideology above practical results, but it also reflects continued discomfort with aspects of Donald Trump’s polarizing public personality. The President should avoid public feuds and distracting Twitter storms while focusing on the jobs and growth agenda that got him elected in the first place. Meanwhile, his GOP colleagues in Congress must pass tax reform to keep the economy booming while giving the administration the credit it deserves for sweeping deregulation, and pro-business policies that are producing real results for the American people.

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Hugh Hewitt: Americans And Contact Sports

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The United States of America isn’t defined by Beltway or Manhattan elites, nor by those in Los Angeles or Silicon Valley. The mainstream media gets its cues from the collective consciousness of these four isolated reserves of great power, wealth and fame.

Donald Trump’s sparring with elites, though, is deeply satisfying to much of the rest of the country that doesn’t live in those four sectors… at least that sparring is satisfactory most of the time. There’s a limit, however, to how much good the president does by dominating media. The president met and exceeded that limit with the escalation of his war with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski via tweets. These tweets were wrong because they were cruel. They don’t energize the base, except at its far fringes. They shrink it.

Americans do love contact sports. We swoon for heated rhetoric. If Trump can resolve to stay combative but back off cruel, it won’t matter whether he tweets once or 100 times a day.

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Berkeley Now Says Coulter Can Speak on Campus

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But not on the day originally planned, not at the same location, among other demands (Washington Post).  Coulter has blasted Berkeley, saying she is speaking as originally agreed (Twitter). Originally, Cal State Berkeley also made several demands, which Coulter agreed to (YAF). As of early this morning, the Washington Examiner says the university and Coulter came to an agreement (Washington Examiner) though CNN indicates they have not (CNN).

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Owen Strachan: The Marital Scandal Of Vice President Pence

double standard, parental, generosity and respect. Vice President Pence

Somehow this became another of the major scandals in DC today: Vice President Pence protects his marriage. Recently, the Washington Post reminded readers that the VP does not eat alone with a woman who is not his wife …. and it sparked firestorm on Twitter. One journalist said Pence believes that “women shouldn’t be able to exist in public without a chaperone.” Many such responses followed.

Let’s all take a deep breath in our favorite safe space. Mike Pence has employed and met with many women over his long career of public service. He isn’t anti-woman. He’s pro-woman. He loves his wife, he wants to protect his family, and he wants to protect the women he works with. Mike Pence should be commended for his self-discipline born from his Christian faith.

The weirdest folks in today’s culture aren’t sexually wild; they’re those who hold fast to their spouse. If that lands you in the penalty box, so be it.

Honor and fidelity will always be more important than Millennial hot-takes on social media.

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Trump: Pass AHCA Or I’m Moving On

From the story:  President Trump delivered an ultimatum to House Republicans on Thursday night: Vote to approve the measure to overhaul the nation’s health-care system on the House floor Friday, or reject it and the president will move on to his other legislative priorities (Washington Post). The senate is apparently more open than they’ve been given credit  (National Review). From Lanhee Chen: In a last-minute bid to ensure the success of the American Health Care Act, Republican congressional leaders and the Trump Administration are close to an agreement that would repeal one of Obamacare’s most significant regulations, its “essential health benefits” requirement. This should be welcome news for conservatives seeking repeal of the law, but it’s even better news for consumers looking for lower health insurance premiums (Fox News). A Hugh Hewitt tweet:  wo @HouseGOP lists Fri night: Those who voted w/ @POTUS @VP @SpeakerRyan @GOPLeader and those who voted w/ @NancyPelosi to keep Obamacare (Twitter).  The CBO won’t have final numbers before the vote (Washington Examiner).  But they did say the changes would add cost (USA Today).

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Oscars Get Political, Finish with Monumental Mistake

2017 Academy Awards End with Mistake

As the wrong film was announced as the winner for Best Picture (NY Post).  A quick look at how the event unfolded (USA Today).  Michael Medved called it the “most embarrassing conclusion, ever” (Twitter).  And it wasn’t the only big mistake (Variety). A moment-by-moment look at the Oscars and politics (The Hill).  From another story:  President Trump’s effort to ban immigrants from some Muslim countries took its first big hit at the Oscars Sunday when an Iranian filmmaker who stayed home in protest won the award for best foreign film, The Salesman (USA Today).  From the Onion:  …a large mirror wheeled onto the stage Sunday evening at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony reportedly received a resounding six-minute-long standing ovation (Onion).  Meanwhile, the Razzies took place (PJ Media).

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