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  • Nikki Haley: Principled conservative or establishment sell-out?

    03/30/2023 9:57:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/30/23 | JUSTIN HASKINS AND CHRIS TALGO
    Is Nikki Haley a true conservative, an establishment politician or something else entirely? That’s the question many conservatives have been asking since Haley officially announced she is running for president in February. Haley served as governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017 and as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Trump. We can’t recall another Republican politician who has garnered such a mixed response from conservatives. Almost everyone in the conservative media and public policy world seems to have an opinion about Haley. But once pressed to explain the reasons behind those opinions, very few seem prepared...
  • Trump calls for removal of every top official investigating him

    03/23/2023 11:14:55 AM PDT · by xyz2 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | Today | Rebecca Beitsch
    “District Attorney Bragg is a danger to our Country, and should be removed immediately, along with Radical Lunatic Bombthrower Jack Smith, who is harassing and intimidating innocent people at levels not seen before, ‘Get Trump’ Letitia James, the worst Attorney General in the United States, and Atlanta D.A. Fani Willis, who is trying to make PERFECT phone calls into a plot to destroy America, but reigns over the most violent Crime Scene in America, and does nothing about it!” Trump wrote in a post on his social media site. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) is set to meet Monday...
  • Mulvaney: Trump indictment is inevitable

    03/23/2023 7:43:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/23/2023 | STEPHEN NEUKAM
    Former Trump White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said he thinks it is “inevitable” the former president is indicted on charges from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, though he said he is unsure how any potential arrest would play out. “I do think he’s going to be indicted,” Mulvaney said Thursday on CNN, citing multiple factors including timing on the case. “I don’t understand the arrest part,” he continued. “Whether or not he’ll surrender himself. Whether or not they’ll require him to surrender himself.” The Manhattan DA has been investigating hush-money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead...
  • Nastiest primary yet? Trump raises question with DeSantis attack

    03/14/2023 9:58:49 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 76 replies ^ | 03/14/23 | MAX GREENWOOD AND BRETT SAMUELS
    Former President Trump on Monday opened the door on what might be the nastiest primary fight yet, lashing out at acolyte-turned-rival Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida who is widely seen as his most powerful rival for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Eight years removed from a 2016 GOP primary where he regularly mocked would-be rivals such as “low-energy” Jeb Bush and “lyin’” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Trump ahead of a visit to Iowa told reporters on his plane that he regretted endorsing DeSantis during his 2018 bid for governor. Later in the evening, he used a speech in Davenport...
  • Emhoff says he and Harris often don’t agree on Netflix picks

    03/14/2023 8:24:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/14/2023 | JUDY KURTZ
    She can break a tie in the Senate but, apparently, Vice President Harris has no such voting power during Netflix viewing debates at home. “Right now, it’s definitely Netflix and chilling,” Doug Emhoff, the Georgetown University Law Center instructor and Harris’s husband, told Cosmopolitan of the couple’s favorite date night activity in an interview published Monday. “It’s hard to go out, so we’ll sit there and try to find something to watch,” Emhoff said, “and it takes so long to find something to watch, so it’s like, ‘Eh, let’s just go to bed.’ ” Fifty-eight-year-old Emhoff, who opened up to...
  • Youngkin calls for gender-neutral bathrooms after question from transgender Virginia teen [FAIL!]

    03/10/2023 7:10:33 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 122 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/10/23 12:48 PM ET | JULIA SHAPERO
    Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) called for gender-neutral bathrooms in schools on Thursday, in response to a town hall question from a transgender Virginia teenager.“Look at me. I am a transgender man,” Niko, a 17-year-old from Arlington, Va., said at a CNN town hall. “Do you really think that the girls in my high school would feel comfortable sharing a restroom with me?”Youngkin, who issued a series of restrictive guidelines to Virginia schools last fall related to transgender students, said on Thursday that it was important to accommodate students. “That’s why I have said many, many times, we just need...
  • The Hill: Tucker shows the first of his Jan. 6 footage, calls it ‘mostly peaceful chaos’

    03/06/2023 9:05:19 PM PST · by RandFan · 58 replies
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson released the first portion of never-before-seen angles of footage from the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters on Monday, describing the scene at one point as “mostly peaceful chaos.” “‘Deadly insurrection.’ Everything about that phrase is a lie,” Carlson said on his widely watched weeknight program. “Very little about Jan. 6 was organized or violent. Surveillance video from inside the Capitol shows mostly peaceful chaos.”There have been multiple deaths tied to the attack, and roughly 1,000 arrests have been made in connection with it, while some 500 have pleaded guilty over...
  • Christie jabs at lack of crowd for Trump at CPAC: ‘That room was half-full’

    03/05/2023 11:57:37 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/05/2023 | Stephen Neukam
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday appeared to poke fun at the size of the crowd that attended former President Trump’s keynote speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the weekend, saying that the room was “half-full.” “You saw the scenes at CPAC, that room was half-full,” Christie said on ABC’s “This Week.” “The reason I don’t think the rallies are going on … I don’t think the rallies would be nearly as big as they were before.” Camera shots from Trump’s speech at the conference showed that the room was not nearly at full...
  • McCarthy’s Tucker Carlson decision ‘despicable,’ says Schumer

    02/28/2023 1:22:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/28/2023 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday said that Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) decision to share security footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol exclusively with Fox News host Tucker Carlson as “despicable” and damaging to security. Asked whether he would share the security footage of the attack, some of which was aired publicly during former President Trump’s 2021 impeachment hearing and during the hearings of the House select Jan. 6 committee, would need to be reviewed by experts. “Look, I think what McCarthy did was despicable, damaged our security,” Schumer said of his House Republican...
  • Data says: Democrats need Biden to run for a second term

    02/13/2023 12:03:08 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02-13-2023 | SHELDON H. JACOBSON, PH.D
    Politics aside, if you study the data trends, the 13 “Keys to the White House, ” created by analyst and historian Allan J. Lichtman, have demonstrated an uncanny knack for calling U.S. presidential elections. There have been a few hiccups, where it called Al Gore over George W. Bush in 2000, with Gore winning the popular vote and Bush winning the Electoral College. When a reverse phenomenon occurred in 2016, it correctly called Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016, with Trump winning the Electoral College and Clinton winning the popular vote. The key’s predictions now focus solely on the...
  • Biden, Lula find common ground in strength of their democracies

    02/10/2023 5:28:56 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    The hill ^ | 02/10/2023 | Alex Gangitano
    President Biden and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva marked the survival of their democracies in a bilateral White House meeting Friday, a common ground that led to the leaders to taking jabs at their predecessors. “Both of our democracies have been tested of late,” Biden said, referring to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and the riots that broke out in Brazil last month.
  • DeSantis edges closer to 2024 decision

    02/09/2023 4:43:37 PM PST · by conservative98 · 92 replies
    The HIll ^ | 02/09/23 | AMIE PARNES AND MAX GREENWOOD
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is on the cusp of making a final decision on a 2024 presidential run. Several Republicans familiar with the deliberations say that DeSantis is almost certain to seek the GOP’s presidential nomination. His advisers have begun reaching out to and interviewing potential hires for a campaign and are gaming out the best time to announce his intentions. A formal campaign launch is still months away, they say, and won’t likely come until after the state legislature wraps up its regular session in May. Two sources familiar with the plans said that the Florida governor could announce...
  • Ukraine to remove defense minister ahead of expected Russian offensive: lawmaker

    02/05/2023 6:38:56 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    The hill ^ | 02/05/2022 | Julia Mueller
    Ukraine is set to replace Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov amid a series of corruption scandals, and ahead of an expected Russian offensive, according to a top Ukrainian lawmaker. “War dictates personnel policy. Time and circumstances call for strengthening and regrouping. This is happening now and will continue to happen in the future,” wrote the Ukrainian Parliament’s majority leader David Arakhamia on Telegram.
  • Officials say Russian troops killed, wounded in Ukraine approaching 200K: report

    02/03/2023 11:50:03 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02-03-2023 | JULIA SHAPERO
    American officials estimate that nearly 200,000 Russian troops have been killed or wounded in Moscow’s nearly yearlong conflict with Ukraine, The New York Times reported. The rising number of casualties is driven in part by heavy fighting in Bakhmut and Soledar in eastern Ukraine, where Russia is increasingly sending poorly trained recruits and convicts to the front lines in an effort to deplete Ukrainian artillery, according to the Times. However, officials have warned that the casualty numbers — which are based on satellite imagery, intercepted communications, social media, on-the-ground reporting and official government numbers — are difficult to estimate and...
  • These are the states Americans are moving to

    02/01/2023 1:29:39 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02-01-2023 | Gianna Melillo
    More people moved to Florida than any other state in the country in 2022, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors. The Sunshine State saw the highest net domestic migration gains last year, with its population growing by 1.9 percent. It was followed by Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, respectively, with regard to domestic net migration totals. Overall, twenty-six states had more people move into their regions than out. For the past six years, the moving rate in the United States has declined, with the rate reaching a historic low in 2021.
  • Gates: A lot of US military aid to Ukraine ‘could have been done sooner’

    01/29/2023 9:58:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/29/2023 | Lauren Sforza
    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Sunday that a lot of the U.S.’s military aid to Ukraine “could have been done sooner.” “I think the only thing I would have said is that a lot of this could have been done sooner,” Gates said when asked by Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” if he would have advised President Biden to do anything differently. “And, you know, they’re talking about potentially being six months, a year or more before the Abrams tanks get there,” he added. “I think the key thing about the Abrams tank decision was that...
  • Forget apple pie — mass shootings are the new ‘all-American’ distinction

    01/24/2023 6:38:58 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/24/2023 | RAUL REYES
    This weekend, I watched the breaking news reports from Southern California with a mixture of shock, disbelief and anger. On Saturday night, what had been a gathering to celebrate the Lunar New Year in a Los Angeles suburb became the scene of a massacre. By Sunday, President Biden had issued a statement, noting: “While there is still much we don’t know about the motive in this senseless attack, we do know that many families are grieving tonight, or praying that their loved one will recover from their wounds.” I am from Monterey Park, Calif. I am struggling to process a...
  • Biden approval rating ticks up to 44 percent in new survey

    01/24/2023 7:55:51 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-24-2023 | JULIA SHAPERO
    President Biden’s approval rating rose to 44 percent in a new Emerson College survey released on Tuesday. The 5-point improvement in Biden’s approval rating — up from 39 percent in Emerson College’s November poll — comes as the president is reportedly preparing to launch his reelection campaign in the coming weeks. ADMINISTRATION Biden approval rating ticks up to 44 percent in new survey BY JULIA SHAPERO - 01/24/23 10:08 AM ET SHARE TWEET AP-Carolyn Kaster President Joe Biden meets with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. (AP...
  • Franklin Graham says he won’t endorse Trump in GOP primary race

    01/23/2023 1:00:32 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-23-2023 | LAUREN SFORZA
    Evangelical pastor Franklin Graham, a longtime supporter of former President Trump, says he will not endorse Trump — or any candidate — in the 2024 GOP presidential primary. “I’m going to stay out of it until after the primaries have finished,” Graham told CBS News on Friday at the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. Graham also told CBS News that it was an “easy decision” not to endorse someone during the 2024 primaries. CBS noted Graham doesn’t generally endorse primary candidates, but his remarks come as tensions have been rising between evangelical groups and Trump in the months...
  • The Nixon legacy has lessons for Biden and today’s GOP

    01/23/2023 9:19:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-23-2023 | WILLIAM ANTHOLIS
    In his second inaugural, a triumphant president claimed a mandate and sought a legacy. He had won a true landslide — 60 percent of the popular vote. He won all but one state in the Electoral College. Only George Washington and James Monroe had done better, with unanimous Electoral College reelections. That reelected president was Richard Nixon, re-inaugurated 50 years ago in January 1973. After his second inaugural address, his popularity stood at 67 percent. Nixon had campaigned in 1972 on prosperity and world leadership, and on the promise of peace. The economy was booming, with a real growth rate...