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91 Iowa Could Make Democrats' Bernie Problem Much, Much Worse

Just days before the 2008 Democratic presidential caucuses in Iowa, Hillary Clinton led Barack Obama by four points in the RealClearPolitics average of polls. Obama took the lead, by a few tenths of one percentage point, literally 24 hours before the caucuses. And then he won by nearly eight points. In retrospect, things were moving very fast in Iowa…

92 Joe Biden Must Explain His Ukraine Dealings

Democrats impeached President Donald Trump for putting his own political fortunes ahead of the national interest in dealing with Ukraine. But it's Joe Biden who should be in the hot seat for that. Trump is criticized for a July 25 phone call, when he asked the president of Ukraine for help investigating what Joe Biden did, as vice president, to get…

93 As Trial Begins, the White House Strikes Back

"Trump has no defense at all," Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe, an influential figure among impeachment Democrats, tweeted recently. "The case is uncontested," Democratic House impeachment manager Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said. "They can't contest the facts," said lead Democratic impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff…

94 Trump Comes Out Swinging Against Impeachment

The White House fired back at Trump's impeachers Monday, taking aim at their far-fetched legal arguments and their dishonesty. Trump's lawyers called the Democrats' grounds for impeachment a "made-up theory." They singled out House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff for "lying," violating "basic fairness" and "concocting…

95 Dems Smear Trump: 'Impeached for Life'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is gloating because President Donald Trump is "impeached for life," and "there's nothing the Senate can do that can ever erase that." Like a prosecutor telling a defendant, even if acquitted, you're "indicted for life" and you'll never shake the disgrace. So much for the noble principle of innocent…

96 As Witness Fight Rages, Whistleblower Fades Away

With a Senate impeachment trial likely just days away, President Trump and Democrats are locked in a cycle of mutual trolling over whether the trial should include testimony from witnesses. Democrats are pressing Republicans to accept witnesses – they've made public a list of four, led by former national security adviser John Bolton. Some…

97 Pelosi's Embarrassing Impeachment Blunder

America is the midst of an imaginary impeachment standoff between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "Both have drawn firm lines in the sand. Someone's got to give," one reporter recently declared. There is, of course, nothing to "give." Pelosi has no standing to dictate the terms of a Senate…

98 Texas Church "Good Guys with a Gun" No Anomaly

Well, we’ve apparently reached a point where the political left has rendered satire and reality effectively indistinguishable.  Consider that over the past week, leftists have gone from maligning law-abiding parishioners in Texas who stopped a church shooting, to sympathizing with the murderous Iranian regime and its militant leader with…

99 Behind Bolton's Decision

Former national security adviser John Bolton shook up the Trump impeachment standoff recently with his announcement that, if subpoenaed, he is "prepared to testify" before a Senate trial. It's still not clear, of course, when or even if a trial might occur, since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is withholding the articles of impeachment. But if…

100 Pelosi's Impeachment Stunt

Imagine if a district attorney charged you with wrongdoing, and then let the charges hang over you indefinitely? That's the stunt Nancy Pelosi has been pulling, sitting on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump since Dec. 18. Senate Judiciary Committee chair Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., accuses House Dems of "trying to hold these…

101 Getting the Goods on Schiff

The truth behind House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff's role in engineering President Donald Trump's impeachment may soon come out because a nonprofit group promoting government transparency – Judicial Watch – is suing to get the whistleblower's emails. No matter how the Senate proceeds with Trump's trial, Schiff should be…

102 The Dangers of Elite Groupthink

The Washington Post recently published a surprising indictment of MSNBC host, Stanford graduate and Rhodes scholar Rachel Maddow. Post media critic Erik Wemple wrote that Maddow deliberately misled her audience by claiming the now-discredited Steele dossier was largely verifiable – even at a time when there was plenty of evidence that it…

103 As Pelosi Plays Games with Impeachment, What Next for GOP?

The House of Representatives impeached President Bill Clinton on Dec. 19, 1998. It was a Saturday. The votes, in which two articles of impeachment passed, were held around mid-day. By 3 p.m., the House had named its impeachment managers and physically delivered the articles to the Senate for trial. Impeachment was on. The House, controlled by a Republican…

104 The Witness Wars

Senator Chuck Schumer issued another demand Sunday for more witnesses and documents as impeachment moves to the Senate. He's undercutting House Democrats' claim of a "rock-solid case" against President Donald Trump. "The case we have, if presented to a jury, would be a guilty verdict in about three minutes flat," boasts Judiciary…

105 The Voter Purge Myth

Maggie Haberman, the esteemed New York Times reporter, recently tweeted out a Mother Jones article to 1.2 million followers titled: "GOP-Led Voter Purges in Wisconsin and Georgia Could Tip 2020 Elections." The chilling piece warns readers that "hundreds of thousands of voters are set to be purged in two key swing states," which &…

106 CFIF Christmas Quiz

Take our 12-Question Christmas Quiz and test your knowledge of Christmas-related Americana. (The answer key may be found at the bottom.) 1. In which one of the following years did Congress declare Christmas to be a federal holiday? a. 1776 b. 1781 c. 1870 d. 1890 2. The iconic rosy-cheeked picture of Santa Claus…

107 Public Opinion Turns Ugly for Leftists

Well, that whole impeachment offensive hasn’t turned out like they’d hoped or expected, has it?    For the first time since Real Clear Politics (RCP) began compiling its daily average on the topic, public opinion surveys now show that more Americans oppose impeachment of President Trump and removal from office than support…

108 Dems' Plan to Drag Out Impeachment

As the impeachment battle moves to the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is wisely holding the line against Democratic efforts to drag it out. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is demanding that Democrats be able to call new witnesses. He insists an impeachment trial has to "pass the fairness test." Fairness? He must think Americans are…

109 As Impeachment Moves to Senate, Get Ready for Surprises

With a House impeachment vote a foregone conclusion, the battle to remove President Trump from office has moved to the Senate. Minority Leader Charles Schumer grabbed control of the debate Monday with demands for what he called "fairness" in the president's trial. Schumer wants the Senate to allow testimony from four witnesses the House…

110 Greta Thunberg Is the Perfect Hero for an Unserious Time

Who better than a finger-wagging teen bereft of accomplishment, or any comprehension of basic economics or history, to be Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2019? Greta Thunberg's canonization is a perfect expression of media activism in a deeply unserious time. Has there ever been a less consequential person picked to be Person of the Year? I…

111 Is Trump the Only Adult In the Room?

Donald Trump certainly is mercurial at times. He can be uncouth. But then again, no president in modern memory has been on the receiving end of such overwhelmingly negative media coverage and a three-year effort to abort his presidency, beginning the day after his election. Do we remember the effort to subvert the Electoral College to prevent Trump…

112 Dems Frame Trump

House Democrats are stampeding to impeach President Donald Trump without evidence of any crime. On Tuesday, they announced two articles of impeachment based on a new, rigged definition of an impeachable offense. They claim Congress can impeach a president who "ignored and injured the interests of the Nation" even if he hasn't violated any…

113 It's Official – The Dossier Was Malarkey

The new report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is an absolutely damning indictment of the Steele dossier. The dossier, compiled by the former British spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 campaign, was a collection of damaging and unfounded rumors about candidate Donald Trump. It was paid for by the Democratic National…

114 Let's Have Some Historical Perspective on Presidential Misconduct

This week, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee trotted out a trio of dispassionate legal experts to explain why the impeachment of Donald Trump was justified. They were there to bring a veneer of gravitas and erudition to what's been, until now, a highly partisan affair. But however smart people such as Michael Gerhardt, distinguished professor…

115 When Our Guardians Fail Us

One symptom of a society in crisis is the unreliability or even corruption of its own auditors. After all, when the watchmen have lost moral authority to watch, who can be believed or trusted? Or, as the Roman satirist Juvenal famously put it, "Who will guard the guardians?" It was recently reported that FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith altered…

116 Dems' Impeachment Trickery

On Wednesday, House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., takes over as ringmaster for the ongoing impeachment show. He's billing his opening act as an inquiry into the "historical and constitutional basis of impeachment" and "the framers' intent." Nadler claims he'll be looking into what the Constitution's authors…

117 The Bad-Faith Impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are trying to remove President Trump from office "prayerfully," "sadly" and "with a heavy heart." In fact, as anyone who has been watching knows, many Democrats have been itching to impeach Trump since the day he took office. The fact that they have long wanted to impeach the…

118 Is Impeachment Backfiring on the Democrats?

Impeachment is a political process. No sentient being, after all, believes that Adam Schiff or Nancy Pelosi are good-faith guardians of constitutional order. And judging the process strictly on political grounds, it hasn't been a success for Democrats. For one thing, impeachment, if it happens, will effectively end up being a partisan censure of the…

119 Why the Rush Toward Impeachment?

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, leader of the Democratic effort to impeach President Trump, told colleagues recently that impeachment is "an urgent matter that cannot wait." Why? Why is it so urgent that Trump, who has been in office for nearly three years and will stand for re-election in 11 months — why is it so…

120 Are Thought Crimes Impeachable?

During special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, his legal "dream team" tried to make a secondary case that Donald Trump also obstructed efforts to prove Trump-Russian "collusion." Trump was said to have advised his lawyers and other subordinates, past and present, not to cooperate fully with the Mueller investigation. Yet…

 
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"The New York Times was quick out of the blocks with the Democratic pitch that Kamala Harris is a 'pragmatic moderate.' It's pulling your leg.Joe Biden's running mate had the most liberal voting record in the Senate last year -- surpassing even Bernie Sanders -- according to government watchdog GovTrack.Harris advocates late-term abortion, thinks Catholics are not fit to serve on the Supreme Court…[more]
 
 
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