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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Banishing Bannon from Breitbart

 

Steve Bannon’s recent outspoken, now gone-viral remarks about Donald Trump, Jr.’s meeting with a Russian attorney at Trump Tower prior to Bannon’s joining the campaign have gotten him into trouble. Specifically that:

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. John Fund on the Clinton Investigations and Michael Wolff’s Book

 

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Episode 90 of Whiskey Politics welcomes back John Fund to discuss the Michael Wolff book, which has sucked all the oxygen out of the room. Yet, in Michael Wolff’s own words he stated he isn’t sure everything he wrote is true. We discuss the other little-reported news, namely the DOJ has reopened the Uranium One/Clinton Foundation pay-for-play scheme, and the email investigation of Hillary Clinton. John is a columnist at Fox News and the National Review and can be found @JohnFund on Twitter.

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Bill shares his thoughts on the feud between Steve Bannon and Pres. Trump. Then, Bill interviews Larry Kudlow, a key architect of the Republican tax reform legislation, about the impact tax reform will have in 2018. Kudlow also shares his perspective on Bannon vs. Trump and why he thinks Bannon “is through politically.” Next, Michael […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enjoy three good martinis today. First, they get a kick out of President Trump blasting former aide Steve Bannon over Bannon’s comments in a forthcoming book, with Trump saying Bannon has lost his mind. They also celebrate the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossing the 25,000 […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Well Done, Mr. President

 

President Trump and Steve Bannon, his former strategist, have come to verbal blows. It began earlier today when Bannon attacked Paul Manafort and several of the president’s family members in the pre-release of a new book, Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff. Hours later, the president hit back in an official statement:

Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party. Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the retirement of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and give him credit for the things he’s done well, and while they like Mitt Romney, they wonder if Utah is missing out on a younger and more conservative replacement for Hatch. They also slam President […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to liberal Democrat Doug Jones winning a Senate seat over Republican Roy Moore in Alabama but see a silver lining in that it will be tougher for Democrats to link Moore to every GOP candidate in 2018. They also see some troubling parallels […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enjoy watching the Russians get barred from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics because of an ongoing doping scandal, and they also get a kick out of the International Olympic Committee suddenly caring about corruption. They also shake their heads as Steve Bannon tries […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America note Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie grabbing a small lead in one poll and greatly closing the gap in others as his tough stance on gang violence resonates with voters. They’re also stunned to see Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones knotted […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. In Defense of “Half-Baked Nationalism”

 

To say that I’m not a big fan of Sen. John McCain (R-NYTimes Editorial Board) would be an under-statement.

I’m a huge fan of his military service, but as a senator he has only two speeds: Irrelevant and Obnoxious. When he’s not voting like a pretty traditional Republican and going along with the party, he’s out declaring how much better he is than the party he regularly carries water for.

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Stephen Bannon has announced that he will be trying to find primary candidates to challenge all incumbent Republican Senators running in 2018 with the exception of Texas’ Ted Cruz. Cruz has previously received significant financial support from Bannon’s primary financial supporters Robert and Rebekah Mercer. He will require candidates he supports to agree to three […]

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An irony of Donald Trump: in the process of besting Hillary Clinton, he also divided conservatives into three camps. So contends Tevi Troy, a best-selling author and political analyst who worries about the lack of an intellectual presence in the current White House. More

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It’s hurricanes and earthquakes and Bannon—oh, my! Why Betsy DeVos is right to fight the “campus rape culture” kooks over Title IX. More

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Jim Geraghty of National Review is back! Today, after some sage insights on today’s solar eclipse, he and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud alumni and parents of college-age students for ending donations and sending their children to other schools after administrators there caved into the demands of social justice warriors in 2015. They also get […]

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel for simply stating there is no room in the Republican Party for white supremacists and that the GOP does not want their votes. They’re also surprised by Steve Bannon’s on-the-record interview with a liberal publication, in […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Are Supply-Siders Losing Their Grip on the Trump GOP?

 

Trump adviser Steve Bannon is supposedly pushing for higher taxes on the rich to pay for middle/working-class tax cuts. As Axios reporter Jonathan Swan reports: “Bannon has told colleagues he wants the top income tax bracket to ‘have a 4 in front of it.’”

Even if the Trump White House proposed raising the top rate just a smidgen to 40% from the current 39.6%, it would be a pretty big deal in a modern GOP built around the “supply-side,” tax-cutting doctrine. (And remember, what’s really key for supply-siders is lowering that top marginal tax rate.) Many conservative Republicans, such as Paul Ryan, deeply believe lower rates are the maximum driver for faster economic growth. The Bannon plan would also be directly opposite from the most recent iteration of the Trump tax plan, which proposes 35% top rate.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ben Shapiro on Antifa, Bannon and Conservatism

 

Best-selling author, columnist and former Breitbart Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro joins Whiskey Politics to discuss President Trump, Conservatism, his strong feelings about Steve Bannon, the Iran Deal, the Antifa threats against campus free speech and answers some Ricochet Member questions. You can find Ben’s columns at The Daily Wire, musings on Facebook and his #1 ranked conservative podcast on iTunes & Soundcloud.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Poll: Who Should Trump Fire?

 

White House watchers have spent a lot of time criticizing President Trump’s top staffing choices. Some want former GOP Chairman Reince Priebus booted off the team for being a swamp-enabling RINO squish. Others think former Breitbart boss Steve Bannon will tie the administration to kooky alt-right nationalism. And some think Ivanka’s hubby Jared Kushner is just a Wall Street globalist.

The President is already sick of each team leaking and counterleaking, and Beltway types are wondering when he will decide that enough is enough. What do you think? If Trump had to say “you’re fired” to one of these three, who do you want to be the first to get the boot?

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. John Fund on White House Chaos, SCOTUS, and Voter Fraud

 

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National Review‘s John Fund (Wall Street Journal Editorial Board and frequent Fox News Contributor) joins us at Whiskey Politics to discuss the White House ‘shakeup’ with Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner and KT McFarland. John also shares his perspective on the future of SCOTUS and “overwhelming evidence” of voter fraud.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Axis of Weevils

 

“…a monkey!” I screamed.

“Naw,” Buster said, squinting at the small, dark creature climbing through the Tesla’s moon roof. “I think it’s Muhammad al-Mahdi, the twelfth imam. I recognize him from my studies of Shia eschatology. The Tesla floating in the troubled waters of Arthur Kill is a symbolic representation of the well at Jamkaran, Qom.” He paused for another look. “Or it could be Keith Richards, co-founder of the Rolling Stones.”

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