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Defining U.S. National Interests: The Argument Continues

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:35
In late April, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that if he were elected president, "national interest" would guide American national security policy and foreign policy. 2016-05-04T00:01:00-04:00 2016-05-05T03:34:50Z Austin Bay

Money Down a Hole

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:35
The Republican and Democratic presidential nominees have been chosen. Ignore the deluded supporters of Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz. It's over. The odds at ElectionBettingOdds.com make it clear: It will be Donald vs. Hillary. 2016-05-04T00:01:00-04:00 2016-05-05T03:34:50Z John Stossel

Hillary, Donald and the Gender Wars

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:35
The greatest failures of the past generation concern men, women and sex -- and there could not be two more awful representatives of what has gone wrong than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. 2016-05-04T00:01:00-04:00 2016-05-05T03:34:50Z Mona Charen

Newt Gingrich gives himself 1000-to-1 odds of being chosen as Trump’s running mate

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:34

**Written by Doug Powers

Donald Trump has tapped Dr. Ben Carson to head up the search effort for a running mate — a job that traditionally requires more of a proctologist than a brain surgeon, but we’ll see how it goes. Besides, this year, the “rules” are totally out the window.

If you remember what happened after George W. Bush had Dick Cheney head up vetting of potential VPs, the smart money might be on Ben Carson ending up as The Donald’s veep. But the way this election’s playing out, Trump’s running mate could range anywhere from Bernie Sanders to Omarosa.

Another name in the mix is Newt Gingrich, who has set his own odds:

The former GOP speaker told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren Wednesday that he was not actively seeking the vice presidential slot despite political pundits’ talk he may be considered for the job since Trump wants a politician on his ticket.

“Look, I’m not seeking it. I doubt — I think it’s a 1000 to 1 against it, but I think you have to pay attention if a potential president of the United States talks to you,” Gingrich said.

In other words:

Also, I’m not saying Chris Christie is expecting a call from Trump, but word is he’s changed his Springsteen cell phone ringtone from “Downbound Train” to “Born to Run.”

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Army captain sues Obama; says he lacks authority to fight ISIS

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:39
An Army captain sued President Barack Obama on Wednesday, alleging that he doesn't have the proper congressional authority to wage war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

Trump says he would consider Kasich, Rubio for VP choice, as Priebus stresses time for GOP 'to heal'

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:51
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday night he was considering “a bunch of people” to be his choice for a running mate, a day after he swept the Indiana primary and saw two of his rivals suspend their campaigns.

Krauthammer: Trump needs a team to unify the party

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:16
Charles Krauthammer told viewers Wednesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that the surest way for Donald Trump to unify a divided Republican party would be to both surround himself with politically-respected officials and name a cabinet ahead of the convention.

Romanian hacker Guccifer: I breached Clinton server, 'it was easy'

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:35
The infamous Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer,” speaking exclusively with Fox News, claimed he easily – and repeatedly – breached former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email server in early 2013.

Can Trump match Hillary's ground game?

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:06
When she first sought elective office in 2000, capturing the U.S. Senate seat from New York once held by Robert F. Kennedy, then-First Lady Hillary Clinton inherited her husband’s Democratic political machine – the largest and most effective the country had seen since the Kennedy era.

US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:00
A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding.

Obama drinks filtered city water in Flint to show it's safe

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:00
Sipping filtered city water to show it's again drinkable, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to ride herd on leaders at all levels of government until every drop of water flowing into homes in Flint, Michigan, is safe to use.

US Judge: Clinton may be ordered to testify in records case

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 14:27
A federal judge said Wednesday he may order Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton to testify under oath about whether she used a private email server as secretary of state to evade public records disclosures.

The Left's Thought-Fascism Hits ESPN

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 13:35
For baseball fans, the performance of Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling in the 2004 American League Championships ranks among the most memorable gutsy plot lines of all time. 2016-05-04T00:01:00-04:00 2016-05-04T18:34:51Z Ben Shapiro

US announces extension of Syria truce to Aleppo

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 13:08
The United States and Russia have persuaded Syria's government and moderate rebels to extend the country's fragile truce to the northern city of Aleppo, although sporadic clashes continue, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Backers: 600K sign California initiative to legalize pot

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:39
Backers of a marijuana legalization initiative said Wednesday they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the November ballot in California.

Missouri State Booted Student from Counseling Program Over Christian Beliefs

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:35
Should Christians who oppose same-sex marriage based on religious beliefs be allowed to obtain degrees in counseling? 2016-05-03T14:58:00-04:00 2016-05-04T17:34:51Z Todd Starnes

New administration rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths at wind farms

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:53
The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.

For Clinton, 2016 race might get worse before it gets better

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:47
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ upset victory in Indiana is likely to extend the Democratic primary battle for at least another month, complicating Hillary Clinton's efforts to focus on presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump even as she remains a virtual lock for her party's nomination.

Kasich suspends his GOP presidential campaign

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:40
Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday suspended his Republican presidential campaign, ending his underdog bid and hinting at a life perhaps beyond elected office.

Safe Site, Scary Tactics – Thanks to the Teamsters

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:35
Thanks to Hollywood and the local media weve all come to believe that every site on the federal Superfund list is a toxic morass of oozing chemicals and other materials posing an immediate hazard to our neighborhoods and out children. 2016-05-03T14:18:00-04:00 2016-05-04T15:34:51Z Charlie Sauer

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