In the wake of the Manchester Bombing, Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute discusses his recent Washington Examiner op-ed on how America can do more to lead in the fight against Islamist terror;

Meanwhile, our Economics Reporter Joe Lawler lays out the details on President Trump’s new budget, including cuts to… “Climate Change: The Musical?”

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Fred Barnes, executive editor of the Weekly Standard, shares his outlook for Trump and the GOP’s agenda: What’s possible…and what isn’t.

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Is Trump the “non-traditional” president who can break through the logjam of the Israel/Palestinian peace process? Foreign Affairs Reporter Joel Gehrke updates the latest from Trump’s Mideast trip, including Trump’s tough talk about terror in the capitol of Wahhabism.

Investigative Reporter Todd Shepherd on Gen. Michael Flynn’s decision to plead the 5th: Good lawyering, or a bad sign for the Trump White House?

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Bill Kristol wraps up the week in Trump, from the Comey memo to President Trump’s “nut job” comment to the Russians. Is there a team who can turn this around for Trump? And if so, would he listen?

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Breaking News Editor Alex Pappas updates the latest stories from the White House, including yet another news making comment from the President, and word that the Russia investigation may be intensifying.

Then it’s a special “Guest Op-Ed” from the Daily Beast/CNN’s Matt K. Lewis. Matt is a reporter, author and longtime political pundit who hosts his own podcast, Matt Lewis and the News. Matt talks about how his rural, Evangelical background impacts his reporting, and he answers the question: What advice would you give President Trump?

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A (relatively) upbeat Mark Hemingway on the potential for President Trump and the GOP to get back on track, if they can get a lucky bounce or two from the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel.

The Daily Standard podcast is sponsored by St. Martin’s Press, publisher of John Kasich’s new book “Two Paths”—a plan to reclaim the America we love: one nation, under God, indivisible. Learn more at TwoPathsBook.com.

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Sarah Westwood notes from the White House that 24 hours after the Comey memo revelation, not a single Trump official has gone on the record to defend the president;

Unlke, for example, NSA Director H R McMaster, who defended the president over conversations with Russian officials and put his own reputation on the line. Pentagon Reporter Jamie McIntyre talks about Gen. McMaster’s role, and how he’s being perceived back at the Pentagon

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T. Becket Adams breaks down the Trump/Russia/Intel story, separating fact from speculation, and speculation from spasms of anti-Trump hysteria.

Who killed Seth Rich and why? The death of this DNC staffer has become a major story, and reporter Kyle Feldscher has the disturbing details.

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Michael Warren of the Weekly Standard wants better answers from the White House about what Trump knew and when he knew he knew it. Did H. R. McMaster make a strong enough defense to stop this story? Or is it time for the White House to release the notes from this meeting as the Standard’s Steve Hayes has suggested?

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Sarah Westwood reports on the mood at today’s White House briefing as Team Trump tried to move past the Comey firing and onto a new director at the FBI.

Why did the Supreme Court refuse to take a voter ID case from North Carolina—was it politics, procedure or a bit of Chief Justice pique? Supreme Court reporter Ryan Lovelace has the scoop.

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Today on the Daily Standard podcast, editor at large William Kristol discusses his recent editorial and how the Comey firing and its after effects have changed the political climate profoundly in just a few days. Talk of Trump not finishing his term isn’t just a punchline any more.

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Breaking News editor Alex Pappas updates the day’s news on the Comey firing and its fallout, including President Trump’s announcement that he’d decided to dump Comey no matter what.

Pentagon Correspondent Jamie McIntyre reports that President Trump doesn’t like the Navy’s newest high-tech toy, and he updates us on how a new liberal leader in South Korea may put US soldiers there at risk.

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The Washington Examiner’s Chief Political Correspondent Byron York has inside information about how the Comey firing really happened. What’s the upside of Trump’s sudden and, apparently, poorly-timed actions? Byron has a theory straight out of Monty Python.

And Investigative Reporter Todd Shepherd on who is—and who SHOULD be—on the short list to become the next head of the FBI.

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In a bonus appearance by Bill Kristol (he usually visits us every Friday), he reacts to Trump’s decision to fire his FBI Director: Sinister, or stupid? Or is there an option three? And how should the GOP-led Congress respond? Stick with Trump, or help him learn a leadership lesson?

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Is the GOP majority an inevitable victim of the 2018 mid-terms, or do Republicans have a lock on the house? Tim Carney and Jim Antle make their predictions.

The Trump effect isn’t just (allegedly) destroying America—It’s destroying our marriages, too! Paul Bedard on a new report about politics pulling young couples apart.

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News Editor Pete Kasperowicz has the highlights from Sally Yates’ contentious hearings before the Senate today: Russia, collusion, immigration and the courts.

Contributor Tom Rogan joins us from Great Britain to explain why he think’s Emmanuel Macron’s victory in France is also win for American conservatives

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The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol talks about the political impact of the GOP’s house-vote victory today, and concerns about the policy impact for Republicans in the future. Kristol, who is on the road this week, also shares the mood among reluctant Trump voters he’s encountered in the Midwest. And he confesses his favorite airport eatery. Baby-back ribs for everyone!

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The Washington Examiner’s Senior Health Reporter Kimberly Leonard on big story of the day—the GOP House passes an Obamacare repeal and replace bill. So now what?

White House Correspondent Sarah Westwood has President Trump’s reaction to the win, and she also reports on the details of a new executive order protecting religious liberty.

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