Tag Archives: White House

Hugh Hewitt: Court Packing Is a Threat to Core American Freedoms

For the good of the country, Joe Biden must clearly and definitively answer the court-packing question

The Supreme Court is now at center stage with the start of Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The court is also now at the center of the presidential election as many Democrats demand that—if their party controls the White House and Senate after the election—the court be expanded to establish a liberal majority.

“Court packing” is now a major issue in the presidential campaign because neither Joe Biden nor Kamala Harris—his running mate—will say what they think about demands by their party’s radical wing to expand the court.

Court-packing is a threat to the Supreme Court and thus to every American freedom, especially religious liberty, and the Second Amendment and property rights, and the separation of powers fundamental to our republic’s durability.

The Biden-Harris ticket should publicly condemn the idea—and condemn it now.

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President Trump Recovering Quickly From COVID-19 as Election Approaches


Townhall Review – October 10, 2020

Hugh Hewitt and Florida Senator Marco Rubio talk about the Democratic and media meltdown following President Trump’s return to the White House after he spent the weekend in the hospital with COVID-19.

Charlie Kirk, new Salem host, gives his perspective on the mask-mania after President Trump’s return to the White House.

Sebastian Gorka talks about the reaction to President Trump’s impromptu motorcade to greet his well-wishers outside Walter Reed Medical Center.

Mike Gallagher looks at the media anchors who appeared almost angry that the President had done so well, angry that he modeled a calm courage in the face of this pandemic.

Chris Stigall and Pete Peterson, Dean of Pepperdine School of Public Policy, review the issues currently hampering the ballot-casting system.

Dennis Prager examines the prolonged shutdown in Los Angeles and California where the far-left rules and many small businesses have been shuttered for months, some giving up.

Larry Elder reviews the numerous times President Trump has condemned and disavowed white supremacy while the media treats it as if he’s never answered the question before.

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A Triumph for Peace


Townhall Review – September 19, 2020

Hugh Hewitt and National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien talk about the diplomatic agreement just signed between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain.

Hugh Hewitt talks with retired Admiral James Stavridis talk about the strategic gains resulting from the agreement between Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain.

Larry Elder talks about the two Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies that were ambushed while sitting in their patrol car in Compton, California.

Seth Liebsohn and Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine Graduate School of Public Policy, look back at the 9/11 terrorist attack as witnessed by Pete, who was in New York City on that tragic day.

Sebastian Gorka talks with Peter Schweizer about his movie project about the Bidens, “Riding the Dragon.”

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with Johan Norberg, Swedish author, about Sweden’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dennis Prager talks with former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders about her experience inside the Trump White House and her book, “Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom and the Fight of our Lives Inside the Trump White House.”

Dennis Prager talks with Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, about their upcoming event in New York City’s Times Square to stand up for the unborn.

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The Struggle to Restore Order in Democrat-Run Cities


Townhall Review – September 5, 2020

Hugh Hewitt and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton talk about the angry crowds that waited outside the White House to harass and intimidate Republicans as they left after the President’s acceptance speech.

Hugh Hewitt talks with retired Admiral James Stavridis about a troubling story of Russian aggression toward the U.S. and it allies.

Hugh Hewitt and Michael Shear, White House correspondent for the New York Times, talk about Joe Biden‘s reluctance to hold a press conference to answer the media’s hard questions.

Bob Frantz talks with Peter Kirsanow, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights member, about how major sports teams are dealing in radical ways with racial tensions.

Larry Elder searches and finds a voice of reason to counter the left-leaning sports media.

Dennis Prager talks with Richard Florczak, a California restaurant owner, who is leaving California because of the state’s pandemic restrictions that are suffocating businesses.

Seth Leibsohn talks with Pete Peterson, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, about how protests have given way to thugs taking advantage of the chaos and strife.

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The President, the Pandemic and the Push to Election Day


Townhall Review – July 11, 2020

Hugh Hewitt and Michael Shear, New York Times White House correspondent, explore the media hatchet job coverage of President Trump’s Mt. Rushmore 4th of July speech.

Dennis Prager talks with Dr. Beau Briese, an emergency room physician at Houston Methodist Hospital, about the “spike” in COVID-19 cases and it’s impact on the hospital and Houston.

Kevin McCullough and Karol Markowicz, of the New York Post, look at the hot topic of mail-in voting.

Sebastian Gorka and Matt Boyle, of Brietbart.com, discuss the countdown to the November election.

Bob Frantz talks with former Congressman Allen West about Larry Elder’s film, “Uncle Tom.”

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk about economic recovery following the pandemic with Andy Puzder, Sr. Fellow at Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Public Policy.

Dennis Prager talks with author Michael Shellenberger about his book, “Apocalypse Never – Why Environment Alarmism Hurts Us All.”

Mike Gallagher showcases Terry Crews’ exchange with CNN’s Don Lemon, critiquing Black Lives Matter.

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Amidst Unrest, President Trump Presses for Order


Chris Stigall talks with White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley about President Trump’s walk to St. John’s Church and the subsequent controversy.

Hugh Hewitt and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton talk about the unrest following the killing of George Floyd.

Hugh Hewitt talks with David Drucker, of the Washington Examiner, about the political consequences of this awful week.

Jenn Horn and Don Dix, 870 The Answer in Los Angeles, talks with Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, and resident of Santa Monica, California, about what he experienced as the protests morphed into rioting, destruction, and looting.

Hugh Hewitt and Wisconsin Congressmen Mike Gallagher talk about China taking advantage of unrest in the U.S. and around the world to advance their agendas.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Patrick Hughes, President of the Liberty Justice Center, about Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker banning Salem radio host Amy Jacobson because she had asked him hard questions.

Hugh Hewitt and Iowa Senator Joni Ernst talk about her book, “Daughter of the Heartland – An Ode to the Country that Raised Me.”

Dennis Prager talks about the protests and the destructive rioting that he calls a dark day in Los Angeles Police Department history.

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Hugh Hewitt: Tangible Help for Today’s Heroes

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”

So Prime Minister Winston Churchill declared to the British House of Commons in 1940 as the Battle of Britain raged in the skies and the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom from Hitler’s Luftwaffe.

That salute from Churchill echoes across 80 years to this day and is amplified in the praise for every front-line responder—health-care professionals, hospital staffs, nursing home workers and so on.

There’s an idea circulating through Donald Trump’s White House right now that would indeed grant eligibility to the GI Bill’s benefits to all those front-line responders who are battling the virus every day.

We should do it. Now.

Yes: We should clap these workers to and from work when we can, but we should also create for them a concrete set of economic thank-yous for those seeing us through the crisis.

It would be a tangible help for the heroes.

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