Tag: National

GOP Health Care Brawl, Illegals & Rape in Maryland, Rice Lectures on Honesty

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America shake their heads as Republicans fight over health care reform after telling Americans it would be easy to repeal and replace. They’re also disgusted as school officials in Maryland seem far more concerned about protecting the reputation of illegal immigrants than condemning the rape of a 14-year-old girl, allegedly by two teens in the U.S. illegally. And they get a kick out of Susan Rice lecturing the Trump administration about the importance of being honest and factual with the public and our allies.

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Feinstein’s Superprecedent, Vets Kept Waiting on Crisis Line, Suspending Tomi

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America get a kick out of Dianne Feinstein declaring Roe v. Wade of being a “superprecedent.” They’re also frustrated as the VA’s inspector general shows far too many veterans are being forced to wait a long time on the Veterans Crisis Line. And they weigh in on the Blaze suspending Tomi Lahren for telling ‘The View’ that being pro-choice is consistent with conservatism.

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Gorsuch Hearings Start, Comey and Wiretapping, Americans Fail SCOTUS Test

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America begin by discussing the interesting circumstances surrounding the discovery of Tom Brady’s stolen Superbowl jersey, but then get to the real news. They are excited to see Neil Gorsuch begin his Supreme Court confirmation hearings. They also react to the heads of the FBI and NSA say they have no evidence suggesting Pres. Obama ordered surveillance on Trump Tower. And they shake their heads as only 43 percent of Americans can name one Supreme Court justice.

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Mulvaney on Budgeting, Venezuela Cracks Down on Bakeries, Milk Is Racist

 

Greg Corombos of Radio America flies solo with Jim Geraghty off at the National Review Institute Ideas Summit. Today, Greg applauds Budget Director Mick Mulvaney for challenging conventional liberal and media wisdom on spending and climate change. He also cringes as Venezuela’s socialist government cracks down on bakeries for making unapproved goods for a starving population. And he reacts to the report in the Cal State Long Beach student newspaper that milk is racist.

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Trump’s Budget, McCain’s Grandstanding, Anti-Trump McDonald’s Tweet

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleased to see conservative priorities in Pres. Trump’s budget, even though they concede the final appropriations will look nothing like this. They also shake their heads as John McCain accuses anyone opposing NATO membership for Montenegro of doing Vladimir Putin’s bidding. And they react to a tweet from the McDonald’s account that slams Pres. Trump.

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Maddow’s Folly, Media’s Chelsea Fixation, O’Malley’s Quixotic Dream

 

Jim Geraghty of Radio America and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow turning a supposedly big scoop on Pres. Trump’s tax history into a dud of a story. They also discuss why some in the media are determined to make Chelsea Clinton into some sort of political power player. And they shake their heads as former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley starts testing the waters for a presidential run in 2020.

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Dems & Gorsuch, CBO & Health Care, Middlebury Professor & the Student Mob

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to hear Senate Democrats have found no good reason to oppose Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. They also react to the Congressional Budget Office scoring of the GOP health care bill. And they shake their heads as the Middlebury College professor assaulted by students says she understands their anger and blames Trump for it.

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Trump Axes Obama’s U.S. Attorneys, Trump’s Vacancies, King’s Tweet

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss Pres. Trump’s removal of 46 Obama-era U.S. attorneys and how many critics fail to mention this happens with every modern administration. They also shake their heads as scores of high-level government appointments have yet to be filled and no nominations have been made. And they wince as Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King says, “We can’t restore our civilization with someone else’s babies.”

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Flynn’s Latest Flop, Our Self-Inflicted Death of Privacy, Huntsman to Russia

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the latest revelations surrounding former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and breathe a sigh of relief that he’s already gone. They also lament FBI Director James Comey’s admission that there is no longer any such thing as “absolute privacy” anymore. And they discuss Pres. Trump’s decision to nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to be U.S. Ambassador to Russia.

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Dean Embraces Division, Republican Rancor Over Obamacare, ESPN’s Epic Decline

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to Howard Dean saying pro-life people have no home in the Democratic Party. They also wince as Republicans are divided about how to overhaul Obamacare and leaders suggest any opposition to the current bill is tantamount to supporting Obamacare. And they discuss how ESPN’s political agenda had led to a subscriptions free fall and the need to eliminate $100 million in on-air personnel.

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Trump’s New Travel Order, New North Korean Threat, Politics Trump Education

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the Trump administration’s new executive order temporarily banning travel from six nations with major terrorism problems. They also react to North Korea announcing its latest missile tests were designed to strike U.S. bases in Japan. And they slam teachers in Alexandria, Virginia, for forcing the cancellation of school because 300 of them plan to attend the anti-Trump women’s march.

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Trump’s Wiretapping Twitter Storm, Obama’s Artful Dodge, The Coons Canard

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos break down the political surveillance debate in three different martinis. They wonder why Pres. Trump decided a late night series of tweets was the best way to lodge serious allegations against his predecessor. We also note Pres. Obama’s carefully worded statement denying any involvement in spying on Trump, the conflicting narratives on what actually happened – all leading to the dizzying Washington conjecture that Trump might not be correct but he’s probably right. And we unload on Delaware Sen. Chris Coons for claiming transcripts of Russians interacting with the Trump team would tell us once and for all if there was any collusion during the 2016 campaign – only to later admit he has no idea what’s in the transcripts.

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FBI Nabs Threat Suspect, Kaepernick’s Change of Heart, Bad Guy in the Bayou

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud the FBI for arresting a man in connection to threats made against Jewish Community Centers and other institutions, and the suspect might surprise you. They also get a kick out of Colin Kaepernick suddenly ending his national protests now that he needs a job. And they unload on Rep. Cedric Richmond for his horrible comments about KellyAnne Conway and for stating that Trump is not his president.

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Dems Kill Own Priority, Sessions & Russia, Zinke’s Commute, Cramer’s Comments

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss Democrats killing their own goal of immigration reform by refusing to work with Trump. They also discuss Attorney General Jeff Session and the significance of his comments under oath about Russian communication with the Trump campaign. And they discuss the new interior secretary’s first commute to work and comments from a GOP House member that may come back to bite him.

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Trump’s Strong Speech, GOP Nuzzles up to Big Government, Bizarre Dem Response

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America found a lot to like in Pres. Trump’s speech, from conservative principles to powerful moments to a calm but determined delivery. They also point areas where Trump is embracing big government: including infrastructure, family leave, and health reform. And they have fun with the very awkward Democratic response.

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Dems Pick Radical Leaders, Gaggle-Gate, Arrogant Oscars Get Humiliated

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America think Republicans ought to be pleased with the radical liberals now running the DNC. They also rip everyone involved in the flap over the White House excluding some media outlets from Friday’s gaggle. And they discuss the annual self-righteous preening of the Hollywood elite and how their air of superiority blew up in their faces at the biggest moment of the night.

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Trump to Beef Up Nukes, Obamacare Repeal Obstacles, Cuomo’s Accusations

 

Greg Corombos of Radio America and David French of National Review applaud Pres. Trump for planning to modernize and upgrade America’s nuclear arsenal. They also discuss the complexities of repealing Obamacare as former House Speaker John Boehner says it will never happen. And they react to CNN’s Chris Cuomo accusing dads who don’t want their 12-year-old daughter to share locker rooms with biological males of being “overprotective and intolerant.”

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Trump Leaves Transgender Debate to States, 4th Circuit Attacks 2nd Amendment, Fleecing of the Kings

 

Greg Corombos of Radio America and David French of National Review applaud the Trump administration for rescinding Pres. Obama’s demand that all public schools embrace transgender accommodation and leaving the issue to states or local school districts. They also slam the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for ruling that any gun can be banned if it’s “useful for military service.” And David vents about the one of the worst trades in NBA history.

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‘Right Track’ Resurgence, Mika’s Control Issues, MSNBC’s Obama Amnesia

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see Americans more optimistic about the nation’s direction than they have for a long time. ‘Morning Joe’ co-host Mika Brzezinski is worried that Pres. Trump is trying to control what people think because that’s her job. And they discuss MSNBC’s Katy Tur having no idea what a GOP congressman was talking about when he said Pres. Obama promised greater flexibility with Russia once his re-election was over.

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McMaster Gets the Call, Alarming Free Speech Threats, DC Monuments Defaced

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the almost unanimous praise of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be Pres. Trump’s new national security adviser. They also discuss how the free speech debate ought to be less about Milo and more about liberals bent on destroying the careers of anyone they disagree with politically. And Jim mulls Singapore-style caning for whoever defaced three monuments in Washington over Presidents’ Day weekend.

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