Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Michael Warren and deputy online editor Jim Swift discuss gun control efforts in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, whether or not the Senate’s open-ended immigration debate will yield any results, the White House’s security clearance problem, and Mitt Romney and the future of the Senate GOP caucus.More
Richard Epstein opines on whether Donald Trump or Barack Obama deserves more credit for the current economic expansion, then tackles the policy agenda the president laid out in his State of the Union address.More
In this AEI Events Podcast, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joins AEI’s Marc Thiessen for a conversation on how Congress and the White House can work together to advance US interests around the globe and ensure the nation’s continued security in the coming year. In the wide-ranging discussion, Sen. Graham lays out his vision for the future of immigration reform and how those efforts may affect defense spending.
Graham highlighted the importance of addressing the question of legal status for “Dreamers” and undoing the damage sequestration has done to military readiness. He expressed optimism that there would be enough bipartisan agreement on these issues for deals to be made.More
David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are amused by the media frothing over President Trump allegedly trying to have Special Counsel Robert Mueller fired seven months ago, while largely overlooking the fact that Mueller wasn’t fired. They also discuss President Trump’s major concessions on amnesty in his his immigration legislation framework – concessions that haven’t stopped his critics from accusing the president of being a white supremacist who is tearing apart families. And they throw up their hands as the majority leader in the California State Assembly proposes penalties of six months in jail or $1,000 fines for any waiter who gives a customer a plastic straw without being asked.More
First a political earthquake when the GOP actually wins a government shutdown fight, followed by a real one in Alaska—we’ve got your tsunami update.
Jessica Vaughn on the state of the DACA debate after the Schumer Shutdown fail.More
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Bill conducts a new exclusive interview with Steve Wynn, Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts and Finance Chair of the RNC. Wynn announces that all of his employees will get an increase in their take-home pay because of tax reform. Then, Bill talks with House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte about his important legislation to fix DACA, build the wall and restore border security. Finally, Brian Kennedy of the American Strategy Group joins Bill to talk about Russia’s secret assistance to North Korea and how Pres. Trump boldly confronted them about it. He also reviews Pres. Trump’s first year in office and explains how to defend the president’s record.More
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I know that posts are usually essays, but I was hoping some folks might be able to answer a few questions I have. I hope that is alright. After all, the prompt just says, ‘Start a Conversation.’ Trump to ask Supreme Court for ruling on ‘Dreamers’ as Congress works for a deal More
The “childhood arrivals” get to stay, the parents who brought them here illegally have to leave. More
Some time ago I posted a response to a friend here on the question of immigration as it came up in the campaign. The friend had the outlook that we should let in all those in need. It was not a philosophical argument that we should have open borders because libertarianism is awesome. It was […]
Trump changed the conversation on immigration, especially with his most provocative comments over the past two years. It was about how we should welcome people who came or want to come. More
On the heels of Michael Wolff’s new book, many liberals are attacking Pres. Trump as unfit for office and trying to invoke the 25th Amendment. Bill explains how Pres. Trump shredded those attacks in just one day. He also shares his thoughts on the president’s negotiations with Democrats over DACA, the wall and immigration reform. Then, legal expert David Rivkin joins Bill to respond to reports that Robert Mueller may try and charge Pres. Trump with obstructing justice. Next, Bill interviews Tom Joscelyn about the protests in Iran, the status of the war against ISIS and what this all means for the balance of power in the Middle East. Finally, the election of 2016 revealed the parlous conditions of many rural Americans. Pres. Trump is trying to rescue them, but many liberal elites think small-town America is a lost cause and cities are the future. Joel Farkas joins Bill to explain why that thinking is wrong and harmful to many Americans.More
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Here is a link I hope works for all: http://enews.earthlink.net/article/top?guid=20180104/290a3bec-a062-4509-99c1-7866fcc4208e Essentially, if I understand it right, the liberal wing of the Democrat support wants to prod its portion of congress to insist on attaching a DACA solution onto the budget crisis situation, rather than accomplish that with a separate bill. Their internal debate of course is […]
Recorded on September 28, 2017
As Congress and the White House wrestle over immigration reform—funding for a border wall, protecting Dreamers—what is the public’s attitude? Timothy Kane, the Hoover Institution’s J. P Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies, highlights the findings of a new Hoover/YouGov survey on immigration and which policy ideas enjoy consensus approval.
Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for September 19, 2017 it’s the #AmnestyDon does DACA edition of the show with your hosts Todd Feinburg, Boston/Hartford axis radio talk show host and Mike Stopa, nanophysicist. This week on the show we discuss amnesty – amnesty for “Dreamers” – those poor kids who, through no fault of their own were dragged to America as children and who have known no other country but America. It would be cruel, wouldn’t it, to take out their parents’ sins on the kids? Really, we’re going to just put them on a bus or a plane and send them back to a country they hardly even know? Really?
Yes, you know. This is the new Trump ideology. This is Rick Perry’s heart and Jeb Bush’s love. This is exactly what caused a major section of the Republican Party and otherwise conservative folks to abandon the GOPe. This is giving sympathy to the law breakers and forgetting the once forgotten then briefly remembered and then forgotten again American people who have borne the brunt of the illegal onslaught and who don’t feel an ounce of that sympathy. This is the kind of thing that leads to burning MAGA hats.More
David Spady returns to Whiskey Politics where we discuss if Los Angeles and California can afford the Olympics, the national debt just hit $20 trillion and all we got was this lousy t-shirt (what the heck are Republicans doing to reduce the debt?), Annenberg’s study showing just how stupid people really are, Trump, Pelosi, and Schumer, DACA, and tax reform. Will Trump get a bad deal, and is the Kaepernick effect causing lower ratings and empty stadiums?
David, who has 25 years of experience in media and political consulting, is the California state director of Americans for Prosperity. He also serves as government affairs adviser for Salem Media Group and provides strategic guidance to more than 35 radio talk shows including Larry Elder, Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, and others. Spady is a columnist for Townhall.com and produced a weekly video series called “Common Sense with David Spady.” He has appeared on numerous television news broadcasts, and his columns have been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and the Sacramento Bee, among others.More
From a colleague’s Facebook feed: I can remember when Republicans were opposed to deporting Dreamers without a hearing. More
You know I love to hear the varied thoughts from Ricochetti on pieces that I write. It helps me to grow in my thinking and hopefully my writing. Please tell me what you think about the post! More
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to President Trump making a deal with Democratic leaders to enact DACA into law in exchange for “massive border security” that has yet to be defined. They also sigh as the Trump administration continues sanctions relief for Iran in conjunction with the nuclear deal it still hasn’t scrapped. And they slam the White House for suggesting ESPN anchor Jemele Hill ought to fired for tweeting that Trump is a white supremacist while also blasting Hill and ESPN for their aggressively extreme politics.More
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had dinner at the White House Wednesday night. Upon its conclusion, they announced that they have reached an agreement with the President to “enshrine the protections of DACA into law.” What isn’t included in the agreement? The wall:
We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President. The discussion focused on DACA. We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides.
When he grew frustrated by Congress’s unwillingness to do what he wanted, President Obama took matters into his own hands and created DACA, a “law” in every sense except the most important one: it wasn’t passed by Congress. President Obama knew he wasn’t Constitutionally empowered to do what he did — he’d often said exactly that. But he did it anyway, because he believed in the cause more than he valued the rule of law.
Education Secretary DeVos is in the process of rescinding Obama administration regulations that require colleges, if they wish to continue to receive federal funding (including federal student loan money), to deny students accused of criminal sexual misconduct the protections guaranteed to the accused by our Constitution. The Obama rules replace the criminal courts with a kangaroo court that ignores rules of evidence, due process, and legal principles enshrined in the Constitution — because President Obama believed in the cause more than he valued the rule of law.More