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Police were last night accused of burying allegations that a gang of Syrians sexually assaulted two teenage girls in a Newcastle park. Three young men and a teenage boy, at least one of them a refugee, were arrested last month over claims two 14-year-olds had been attacked in the centre of the city. Preview Open

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Bill-Hillary-ClintonBy Lawrence Kudlow and Stephen Moore

We are going to reveal the grand secret to getting rich by investing. It’s a simple formula that has worked for Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, and all the greatest investment gurus over the years. Ready? Buy low, sell high.

It turns out that Donald Trump has been very, very good at buying low and selling high, and it helps account for his amazing business success.

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Clinton_McAuliffeBreaking news from CNN:

Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department’s public integrity unit, U.S. officials briefed on the probe say.

The investigation dates to at least last year and has focused, at least in part, on whether donations to his gubernatorial campaign violated the law, the officials said.

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After the 1996 presidential campaign Bob Dole confronted Bill Clinton about the lies Clinton had said about Dole during the campaign, and AFAIK, Clinton responded “You do what you have to do.” In the 2012 campaign Democrats accused Romney of wanting people to get cancer, while Romney merely said Obama was well-intentioned, but out of […]

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In 1999, I was still a Democrat. I watched the interview with Juanita Broaddrick where she described how Bill Clinton raped her. She seemed very believable to me then and she still does. When I saw that interview, I figured it had to be a big deal, since the Democratic Party cares so much about […]

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Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal has a dynamite piece entitled, “Hillary’s Other Server Scandal.” Strassel hints that, while the revelation of state secrets, etc. is a very serious matter, it is the intersection of her duties at State and the funding of The Clinton Foundation that is the most interesting – and potentially damaging…I am […]

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While it’s true that Mr. Obama and his fellow Democrats like to spend our money with reckless abandon, it’s also true of all those scoundrels who swarm over Washington like ants formicating over a jelly doughnut. I just returned from Our Nation’s Capital last night. [Aside: I like to call it that; gives the place […]

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. . . an earthshaking revelation and the critical role played by Larry Graham and Arthur C Clarke While doing some research on Larry Graham, bassist for Sly & The Family Stone, regarding his innovative “slap-pop”* style of playing on a pop single (listen to Thank You (Falenttinme Be Mice Elf Agin)), I stumbled across […]

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My thesis is simple. Democrats are pointing to Hillary Clinton’s time as First Lady as experience for her to be president, thereby equating being First Lady to holding public office. If Hillary is elected, Bill Clinton will hold that same public office. Therefore, Bill Clinton is currently running for public office, and questions about his […]

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The story is always the same: the mainstream media hits conservative politicians much harder than liberals. Each cycle we see conservative candidates spend more of their time defending themselves against erroneous reporting, instead of sharing their message. This is nothing new — almost cliché, really — but it’s now more transparent than ever. As society becomes less dependent on CBS, NBC, and ABC to tell them what to think, more people have determined that the MSM may not have always been providing them with whole truths:

Americans’ trust in the national news media remains at an all-time low. A new Gallup poll shows that just 40% of Americans have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust and confidence in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly. That figure, which ties Gallup statistics for 2012 and 2014, represents a steep decline from the 55% high in the late 1990s when Gallup began polling.

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I just listened to an interview with Mort Kondrake and Fred Barnes on the Hugh Hewitt show.They were plugging their new book, Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America. Preview Open

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George H.W. Bush and Bill ClintonHillary Clinton will be the only Democratic 2016er debating tonight with a realistic shot of being the party’s presidential nominee. Betting markets give her about a 70 percent chance. But if she does poorly, maybe Joe Biden gets in and gives her a run. Bernie “I’m a democratic socialist, not a capitalist” may pull Clinton to the left. but he’s not going to get the nod.

Yet one wonders what Hillary’s odds would be if voters thought hubby Bill was a lousy president. What if we had a 1990s Clinton Bust rather than Boom? Who knows? Maybe she still would have been a US senator from New York and thus a plausible presidential contender. But without the reflected glory of The Greatest Decade Ever, it’s hard to imagine the notion of second Clinton presidency would be as appealing. Given the importance, then, of the Clinton Boom in the case for Hillary, how should one think about those go-go years? A couple of thoughts:

First, the 1980s and 1990s were part of an economic continuum where supply-side reforms dovetailed with technological change. Economist Michael Mandel:

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On the “Late Show” last night, host Stephen Colbert asked The Big Dog why Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have proven so popular on the campaign trail.

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tumblr_lzzdgaX7QX1qlw12eo1_500I suspect that I am not alone in being horrified by the unmasking of Bill Cosby. I admired the man. I enjoyed his television show. I thought it salutary. It held up a functional African-American family for admiration. I liked his humor as well. I once had the privilege – and a privilege it was – of being a guest at a table (paid for by Lehmann Brothers) at a charity event where he performed, and I can tell you that there was a sweetness about his performance that, even today, I remember with great pleasure. Moreover, when he spoke about the misconduct evidenced by all too many young African-Americans, he told the unvarnished truth.

So, when I learned that he has not lived his life in accord with what he preached (directly or indirectly) via that television show, in his performances as a comedian, and in his speeches, I was not just shocked. I was deeply saddened – and, I feared, not without reason — that the good he had done with the show, his performances, and his speeches would come to naught. Which is precisely what the left liberals want.

If you want to see the evidence, read William McGurn’s column in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. It is memorable. It says something that I had meant to say myself, and it says it better and with fuller evidence than I could have done:

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One of the few times I’m forced to agree with K.M. Pres. Clinton in 1994: Preview Open

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FulbrightHere’s what the former president of the United States had to say when he eulogized his mentor, an Arkansas senator:

We come to celebrate and give thanks for the remarkable life of J. William Fulbright, a life that changed our country and our world forever and for the better . . . In the work he did, the words he spoke and the life he lived, Bill Fulbright stood against the 20th century’s most destructive forces and fought to advance its brightest hopes.

So spoke President William J. Clinton in 1995 of a man who was among the 99 Democrats in Congress to sign the “Southern Manifesto” in 1956. (Two Republicans also signed it.) The Southern Manifesto declared the signatories’ opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education and commitment to segregation forever. Fulbright was also among those who filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That filibuster continued for 83 days.

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I was on Bill Bennett’s always-excellent “Morning in America” radio program today, and a caller asked me — basically — to provide talking points on why the 1990s Clinton economic boom “wasn’t really that good.” (The caller probably wanted ammo against liberal coworkers or relatives when they used Bill Clinton’s economic record as reason to support Hillary Clinton.) My response was, “Well, the Clinton years really were pretty good!”

How could I say otherwise? Why would I say otherwise? The economy grew by nearly 4% annually during the Clinton years, creating 24 million jobs and driving the unemployment rate to a superlow 3.9%. Incomes and stocks were way up, inflation and interest rates were way down. Budget deficit? What budget deficit?

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shutterstock_155866751The New York Times gets ready for Hillary by using her dead mother as a prop:

Dorothy Howell was 8 years old when her parents sent her away. It was 1927. Her mother and father, who fought violently in the Chicago boardinghouse where the family lived, divorced. Neither was willing to take care of Dorothy or her little sister.

So they put the girls on a train to California to live with their grandparents. It did not go well. Her grandmother favored black Victorian dresses and punished the girls for inexplicable infractions, like playing in the yard. (Dorothy was not allowed to leave her room for a year, other than for school, after she went trick-or-treating one Halloween.)

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Hillary-Clinton-6-14-15-Reuters-500x293During her presidential announcement speech over the weekend, Hillary Clinton offered this interesting explanation for the Financial Crisis:

We’re still working our way back from a crisis that happened because time-tested values were replaced by false promises. Instead of an economy built by every American, for every American, we were told that if we let those at the top pay lower taxes and bend the rules, their success would trickle down to everyone else.

What happened? Well, instead of a balanced budget with surpluses that could have eventually paid off our national debt, the Republicans twice cut taxes for the wealthiest, borrowed money from other countries to pay for two wars, and family incomes dropped. You know where we ended up.

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The right-wing rag The New York Times, in their ongoing quest to bring about a Republican Dynasty, has another story about the Clinton Foundation. Here are excepts from yesterday’s article:

30clinton-web01-facebookJumboTo commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2004 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Petra Nemcova, a Czech model who survived the disaster by clinging to a palm tree, decided to pull out all the stops for the annual fund-raiser of her school-building charity, the Happy Hearts Fund. The gala cost $363,413. But the real splurge? Bill Clinton.