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FBI 'indifferent' to possible China hack of Hillary Clinton's server, as State Department fought to protect her, interviews suggest

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 19:46
Interviews with intelligence community officials have revealed that senior FBI leaders "seemed indifferent to evidence of a possible intrusion by a foreign adversary" into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s non-government server, and that State Department officials allegedly sought to "downgrade classified material found on the server," according to Senate investigators still probing the matter.

Sanford points to Labor Day decision on primary challenge to Trump

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 19:32
Mark Sanford says he should decide by around Labor Day if he’s going to mount what he admitted would be “a long-shot” GOP primary bid against President Trump. “I gave myself a month and I’m running up on that deadline,” Sanford said Wednesday as he sat down for an interview with Fox News across from the state capital building in New Hampshire, which holds the first presidential primary in the race for the White House.

Biden's Gaffes, Verbal Blunders Make Trump Look Like Churchill

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 19:01
Former Vice President Joe Biden, in December 2018, said, "I am a gaffe machine."

You Can't Have Your Tariff Cake and Eat It, Too

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 19:01
When it comes to trade policy, President Donald Trump and his adviser Peter Navarro provide endless examples of incoherent economic thinking. They regularly claim that X is true, and then in the next breath, they assert that not-X is also correct. Let's consider two recent examples.

Socialism Never?

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 19:01

Epstein and the Reality of 21st-Century Politics

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 19:01
The death of Jeffrey Epstein highlights an important reality underlying 21st-century American politics.

Insularity or Innovation: The Precarious Future of HBCUs

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 19:01
It has been an open secret for several decades that the writing is on the wall for most historically black colleges and universities. Since 1989, eight HBCUs have closed because of lost accreditation or bankruptcy. The reasons are myriad, but principally because HBCUs no longer command a monopoly on attendees created by de jure segregation. For the past half-century, HBCUs have had to compete for students among mainstream public and private institutions, as well as for-profit educational institutions.

Illinois moves to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as Trump mulls commuting sentence

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 18:54
Illinois officials are seeking to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as he waits in a federal prison in Colorado for news on whether President Trump will commute his 14-year sentence on corruption charges.

PolitiFact hammered for avoiding ruling on Warren, Harris claim Michael Brown was murdered

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 17:42
The fact-checking website PolitiFact is again under fire for alleged political bias, after it posted a bizarre article Monday that refused to rule on whether Michael Brown was in fact "murdered" by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, as Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren falsely claimed last week.

Fox News Poll: Most back gun restrictions after shootings, Trump ratings down

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 16:50
In the wake of two mass shootings, overwhelming and bipartisan majorities of voters favor background checks on gun buyers and taking guns from people who are a danger to themselves or others, according to the latest Fox News Poll. Two-thirds also support a ban on “assault weapons,” although that majority is largely driven by Democrats. 

Fox News Poll, August 14

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 16:50
In the wake of two mass shootings, overwhelming and bipartisan majorities of voters favor background checks on gun buyers and taking guns from people who are a danger to themselves or others, according to the latest Fox News Poll.

Hickenlooper will end 2020 presidential run Thursday, according to source

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 16:37
Facing the likelihood that he won’t make the stage at next month’s Democratic presidential debates, former two-term Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will end his 2020 run for the White House on Thursday, a source close to him told the Associated Press.

Buttigieg reportedly helped create a phone tree to alert families about ICE raids

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 16:19
South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg reportedly helped create an alert system that would notify families if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided his residents' homes or businesses.

California counties sue over Trump's green card rule, claim deterrent to seeking public assistance

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 16:07
Two California counties are suing over the Trump administration's new green card restrictions, claiming that they violate federal immigration law.

Suspected FBI informant linked to Russia 'smears' claims immunity afforded to government agents

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 16:01
Cambridge professor and reported FBI informant Stefan Halper declared in a recent court filing that he is entitled to legal immunity ordinarily afforded to federal agents.

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