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Steve Hilton: Mr. Trump, you’ve promised ‘severe punishment’ over Jamal Khashoggi’s death. How about this?

President Trump has promised “severe punishment” for Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi but he’s also said that he doesn’t want to put American jobs or national security at risk. Fine — although our much-vaunted intelligence partnership with the Saudis hasn’t exactly prevented the total mess that our involvement in the Middle East has been for half a century. And, the defense industry profiting from arms sales to revolting regimes like Saudi Arabia is the single most corrupt and wasteful corner of the D.C. swamp But, anyway, there’s a way for President Trump to deliver the severe punishment he’s promised without risking our economy or our security. In fact, it could make us all safer… Since the ‘70s the Saudis have bee...

Trump on migrant caravan: ‘Onslaught of illegal aliens’ represents ‘disgrace’ to the Dems

President Trump tweeted on Sunday that border security officials continued their “full efforts … to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens” attempting to travel to the U.S. southern border via a large migrant caravan — while also describing such caravans as “a disgrace to the Democrat Party.” “People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away,” Trump tweeted. “The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!” The caravan of Central American migrants has anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 people — mainly from Honduras — according to estimates. In a follow-up tweet, Trump stated: “The Caravans are a disgrace to the Democrat Party. Change the immigration laws NOW!̶...

A Democratic House majority could be dangerous for our country – here’s why

With the Nov. 6 midterm elections in sight, the message of U.S. House Republicans to voters has been consistent. GOP candidates are touting their pro-growth policies that have led to our nation’s strong economy and increased paychecks for millions. They are contrasting that with the increased chaos and disorder that a Democratic-controlled House would bring. To make that contrast clear, Republicans have explicitly pointed out that should Democrats take control of the House they will reinstall Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as speaker. That would allow her to pursue a far-left agenda that would stunt the aforementioned positive developments. What gets less attention is the fact that not only would Pelosi be leading the House, but she’s said her chief lieutenants would replace GOP l...

Trump to campaign for Cruz in Texas, 77K sign up for venue that fits 18K

President Donald Trump calls out as he leaves the stage after speaking at a campaign rally at International Air Response, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (Associated Press) At least 77,000 people have signed up for President Trump’s Houston rally on Monday to support incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who is locked in the Texas Senate battle with Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke.  The Houston Chronicle reported that Houston police will be “fully mobilized” for the rally. Attendees must have tickets to enter and will be admitted in the order that they line up, the report said. “Keep in mind that once the capacity is met, you won’t get in whether you have a ticket or not,” an officer said. More than 77,800 people had signed up for the rally by Friday morning, acc...

Democrats waging an uncivil war of mob rule against the GOP

Demonstrators at the Supreme Court protest the Senate confirmation of new Justice Brett Kavanaugh (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Hillary Clinton recently said that “civility can start” if Democrats “are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate.” In other words, when she and her friends on the left get their way, they’ll play nice. Don’t bet on it. The truth is that if the Democrats win control of the House – or less likely the Senate – in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, that won’t be when civility starts. That will be when civility ends. After months of a calculated mob rule strategy by the left – in which bullying, harassment and screaming replace reasoned debate – Democratic majorities in either house of Congress would be sure to embrace the fundamentally anti-democratic strategy ...

Media pretend left-wing mobs of protesters aren’t really mobs

Hundreds of protesters demonstrate against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington. (NuNu Japardize/Fox News) Journalists spent last week rewriting history as it happened and denying the thuggery of left-wing protests. It was like watching a reality TV version of “1984.” President Trump helped get the show rolling when he called left-wing protesters “an angry mob” and Republicans and conservative groups picked up the term. It was repeated in several videos and in a key GOP commercial that highlighted scenes of violence. The scenes in the commercial included: the rioting and arson that took place protesting President Trump’s inauguration; attacks on Trump campaign events; harassment of members of Congress; and protesters pound...

Newt Gingrich: A 2020 race that would offer a choice between a profile in courage and a profile in dishonesty

Listening to the extraordinary speech by Senator Susan Collins last Friday I was struck by the resemblance to the senators described in President John F. Kennedy’s book “Profiles in Courage.” While he was still a senator, Kennedy took advantage of a period when he was recovering from back surgery to write a study of eight senators who he felt had been courageous in doing what they thought was right, even if it cost them re-election. “Profiles in Courage” was received with rave reviews and won the Pulitzer Prize. If Kennedy were writing the book today, he would have to add a chapter for Senator Collins. Senator Collins has consistently done what she thought was right. I am much more conservative, and I have often disagreed with her. Nonetheless I have worked on health projects a...

Geraldo Rivera: Kanye was liberal media’s hero when he scolded Bush, now he’s crazy because he backs Trump?

Although I am fairly certain it is the first time the all-purpose expression “mother f——” has ever been uttered publicly by someone sitting opposite the president of the United States at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, I totally appreciated Kanye West’s obviously unscripted and extraordinary monologue Thursday.           Strip away the flamboyant theater. Overlooked in West’s free-association rambling is the truth of many of his substantive points on urban violence, trade imbalances, involuntary servitude and prison reform.   There really must be a Trump Derangement Syndrome – a kind of pathology that requires us to believe that Kanye West must literally be crazy to support President Trump. Isn’t Trump a racist? CNN’s Dana Bash and S.E.Cupp, along with ABC’s Joy Behar, ar...

Gutfeld on the Kanye-Trump summit

So, Kanye went to the White House. I wonder if they tried to scare him into not wearing his hat. “They try to scare me to not wear this hat. My own friends. But this hat, it gives me power in a way. … I love Hillary. I love everyone, right? But the campaign “I’m with her” -– just didn’t make me feel like a guy who didn’t get to see my dad all the time – like a guy that could play catch with his son. It was something about when I put this hat on – that made me feel like Superman! You made a Superman. That’s my favorite superhero. You made a Superman cape for me! And when the president doesn’t look good, America doesn’t look good. Kanye: “If he don’t look good, we don’t look good! This is our president! He has to be the freshest, the flyest, the flyest planes. The best factories!...

Trump says he likes Taylor Swift ‘about 25 percent less’ after Marsha Blackburn dig

President Trump on Monday revealed he likes Taylor Swift’s music “about 25 percent less” now that she’s come out against Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee. Trump, speaking to reporters outside the White House, said Blackburn — for whom he campaigned last week in Johnson City — is a “tremendous woman,” despite the pop star’s latest rebuke of her political views. TAYLOR SWIFT BASHES BLACKBURN IN FAVOR OF TENNESSEE DEMS, BREAKING POLITICAL SILENCE “I’m sure Taylor Swift has nothing or doesn’t know anything about her,” Trump said of the 28-year-old singer. “Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25 percent less now, OK?” Swift broke her oft-criticized political silence on Sunda...

Doug Schoen: In the aftermath of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Democrats would be wise to move on

Activists protest on the steps and plaza of the Supreme Court after the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP) There are two big no’s to come out of the Kavanaugh hearing – one that has been around for a while, the other that has just joined. What are they? The first is that there should be no talk of impeaching Justice Kavanaugh—now or ever. Politically, it’s a loser, and substantively, it undermines the credibility of the Supreme Court and it makes the Democrats look even more like sore losers than they already do now. Make no mistake– the hearings were contentious, people of good will were on both sides, and it was possible for credible arguments to be made on both sides of the quest...

Ben Shapiro: Hollywood hypocrisy plays starring bad guy role in Kavanaugh fight

The finest celebrities America has to offer took to the streets last week to protest the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. These folks are nothing short of interpersonal saints and artists of heartbreaking genius. And they made the most of their moment in the sun to press forward their progressive vision for America, and to decry the horrors of Kavanaugh’s supposed sexual brutality. This is somewhat weird. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m all for higher standards in matters of sex. As a religious Jew, I was rather famously a virgin until my own marriage. But I have to admit, I’m puzzled by Hollywood’s sudden turn toward the traditional. I grew up in Hollywood, We actually film my Fox News special in Los Angeles. I have a number of good friends in the business. Suffice it to...