Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enjoy watching DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile wonder what the problem is with Hillary Clinton packing her private meeting schedule with Clinton Foundation donors  and they squirm as Anthony Weiner includes a picture of his small child in his latest sexting scandal.  They also shudder as foreign hackers have hacked the voting systems in two U.S. states.  And they offer their blunt assessment of San Francisco 49’ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the national anthem and his reasons for doing so.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome a new Gallup poll showing 80 percent of Americans think voters should be required to present a photo ID in order to vote.  They also laugh as Donald Trump now says that after deporting hardcore criminal illegal immigrants, most of his immigration enforcement policy would look like what we saw from George W. Bush and Barack Obama.  And we discuss the USA Today story blowing major holes in the story offered by Brazilian police in the saga of the U.S. swimmers.

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Reds relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen is a young man of faith. When he made the ballclub this spring he asked for uniform number 21 because of his admiration for the late Roberto Clemente, a man who lost his life caring for strangers away from the diamond. Earlier this week, Lorenzen lost his father. After a […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss only bad news, starting with the violent and destructive protests in Milwaukee following the police shooting of a young black man in what seems to be fairly simple case.  They also rip Sen. Claire McCaskill for suggesting Trump is actually responsible in part for the rise of ISIS.  And we discuss the brutal robbery of four U.S. Olympians in Rio as more proof the city was a terrible choice to host the games.

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Real football can’t be helped. If we started a football league that returned to leather helmets and no pads, or imposed a player weight limit of a thousand pounds, lawyers would nip it in the bud.  But soccer could be saved with one simple rule: If you get caught faking injury, you’re banned. Preview Open

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Greg Corombos of Radio America and Ian Tuttle of National Review welcome news that the FBI and a well-respected federal prosecutor in New York are actively investigating the Clinton Foundation.  They also groan as fears grow that Donald Trump will hurt Republicans in Senate, House and state races.  And they sigh as Trump blows another chance to score points against the Obama-Clinton legacy and makes himself look ridiculous in the process.  Finally, they close on a high note by celebrating the achievement of the American athletes at the Olympic Games.

Brazil Nuts: Anti-Semitism at the Summer Olympics

 
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Three nights into the Summer Olympic games in Brazil, there have been two inexcusable acts of anti-Semitism towards members of the Israeli team. I would call these acts “high-profile” but, since the media is largely ignoring these international incidents, very few even know the stories. The first incident happened on Friday, the night of the Opening Ceremonies. As the Jewish Journal reported:

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Plenty of reasons exist to end The Olympic Games. Let’s put aside the colossal mess in Rio. In general terms, the IOC is a corrupt cesspool (https://www.thenation.com/article/meet-ioc-ideal-candidates-perp-walk/). The athletes are human experiments (http://abcnews.go.com/International/ioc-upholds-olympic-ban-russias-track-field-athletes/story?id=40010177), and cities spend billions – money which they never had in the first place – on facilities which lie vacant and decay when the […]

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Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are impressed with FBI Director James Comey’s rebuke of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server and her false explanations for it. They are furious with Comey’s recommendation that Clinton not be prosecuted due to lack of precedent. They are dreading that the Olympic games will be held in Brazil due to a new threat of super bacteria, Zika, rampant crime, and a lack of security for attendees.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Ian Tuttle of National Review applaud European Parliament member Daniel Hannan of Britain for shredding CNN’s Christiane Amanpour over her error-filled badgering that masqueraded as an interview concerning Brexit.  They also roll their eyes at the news Chris Christie is being vetted as a possible running mate for Donald Trump.  And they unload on a New York Daily News columnist for his snide, elitist call to ban ‘God Bless America’ at Major League Baseball games.

To the Summitt and Beyond

 
Pat Summitt

Pat Summitt, the legendary coach of Women’s Basketball at the University of Tennessee with the 1,000 yard death stare, passed away yesterday, aged 64.

I really don’t have an emotional attachment to the games I work for television. The level of play on the field can be great or be awful, it can be regular season or a championship game, it makes no difference. You do the work and you forget about it.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review applaud CIA Director John Brennan for telling the truth about the magnitude of the ISIS threat.  They also shudder as more red flags are discovered that should have led authorities to the Orlando terrorist.  And we react to a Vox writer urging Pres. Obama to ban all Americans from buying guns unilaterally.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review enjoy watching Hillary Clinton continue to struggle in her battle with Bernie Sanders.  They also groan as 50 percent of Americans and 71 of Democrats says Hillary should stay in the race even if she is indicted.  And they slam ESPN writer Howard Bryant for being aghast that police and military are often featured at pro sports events.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review welcome the State Department Inspector General’s report concluding that Hillary Clinton violated department rules by having her own email and server.  They also slam violent anti-Trump protesters and explain how these chaotic events help Trump immensely.  And they they flashback to April as Jim discovers that Trump claimed the New York Jets won two AFC titles while Rex Ryan was their coach.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review hope reports showing CNN beating Fox News in the key 25-54 age demographic will spark much better election coverage at Fox. They also shake their heads as Donald Trump’s strong wins last week have some unbound delegates thinking about abandoning Ted Cruz. And they blast ESPN for editing Curt Schilling out of its documentary on the 2004 American League Championship Series just days after firing him for politically incorrect social media posts.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review applaud former CNN and NBC reporter Campbell Brown, who is blasting the news media for making their networks all Trump all the time in a quest for ratings. They also slam the people behind a new film that intends to mock Ronald Reagan’s Alzheimer’s Disease and pretend he had it while president. And they discuss the wild first night of the NFL Draft, where a top prospect watched his prospects plummet after a sudden video of bong hits and admissions he was given money by coaches in college.

Update: Will Farrell has pulled out of the Reagan film project.

Trump’s Foreign Policy

 

Here’s a transcript of Donald Trump’s meeting with The Washington Post editorial board yesterday.

FREDERICK RYAN JR., WASHINGTON POST PUBLISHER: Mr. Trump, welcome to the Washington Post. Thank you for making time to meet with our editorial board.