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It's Too Late, Joe

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden's letter announcing that he is standing down from the general election documented all the reasons the incumbent had to go.

But it's too late, Joe.

Your legacy is lost.

Biden should have announced he was not running for reelection a year ago -- or, at the very least, before he blew the June 27 debate with ...Read more

Trump Gets a Lifeline, Squanders It

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

MILWAUKEE -- Since a would-be assassin tried to kill former President Donald Trump during a campaign rally Saturday, his team has been telling the world that the brush with death -- which left Trump wearing a white bandage on his ear -- had changed him.

And I believed it, until Trump addressed the Republican National Convention on Thursday ...Read more

An Armed 20-year-old Got Within Range of Trump. How Did That Happen?

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

MILWAUKEE -- Tuesday was "Make America Safe Once Again" night at the Republican National Convention -- some 72 hours after Donald Trump was shot in the ear by a would-be assassin as the former president spoke at a rally in Pennsylvania.

Corey Comperatore, a 50-year-old volunteer firefighter from Pennsylvania, died protecting his family. ...Read more

A Would-Be Assassin Goes After Trump and Democracy

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- A different turn of the head, a shift of the wind, and the outcome could have been far worse for America. As it was, the unthinkable did not happen Saturday, but the moment laid bare how precarious the peaceful transfer of power can be. Even in 2024.

An innocent man was killed and two others were seriously wounded in ...Read more

Democrats Face 2 Options -- The Pelosi Way or Clooney way

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Let's remember the original sin in the Joe Biden saga. In 2008, Barack Obama chose the then-Delaware senator to be his running mate.

Obama, then an Illinois senator, wanted someone with years of Washington experience to balance his first-term decision to run for the presidency. Biden had the glad-handing skills the cerebral ...Read more

Biden Says He's Running. Democrats Get in Line

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden has made it clear that despite his dismal, embarrassing, very faltering debate performance last month, he's running. The president may not be able to finish two sentences without stumbling or needing cue cards, but Scranton Joe is not going down without a fight.

He told fellow Democrats as much in a letter Monday ...Read more

Is Joe Biden Really Such a Good Guy?

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Ever since Thursday's debate, it has been clear to the American public that a mentally compromised President Joe Biden has put his own ego ahead of the country -- a charge the left has hurled at Donald Trump from his first day in office.

Now the big-media mantra is that it is such a shame that Biden isn't up to the job because, ...Read more

Not Debatable That Biden Fumbled in Faceoff With Trump

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Over the four years I covered the Trump White House, I kept waiting for Donald Trump to change -- to grow, really -- and moderate his behavior to meet the awesome responsibilities that awaited him every morning at the Resolute Desk. It turns out, Trump needed to lose an election for that to happen, but as the world saw Thursday ...Read more

2 Big Media Mistakes This Week Already

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, "CNN This Morning" anchor Kasie Hunt kicked Trump National Press Secretary Karoline Leavitt off the air after Leavitt criticized CNN stars Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, the moderators of Thursday night's presidential debate.

Afterward Hunt tweeted, "You come on my show, you respect my colleagues. Period. I don't care ...Read more

The Same 2 Men Will Debate, But They're Not Their 2020 Selves

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- The first debate between now-President Joe Biden and then-President Donald Trump was held in Cleveland on Sept. 29, 2020. According to a FiveThirtyEight survey, nearly 60% of those who watched all or some of that debate rated Biden's performance as good, while 50% rated Trump's performance as "very poor."

Biden's most notable ...Read more

This Porkbelly Pig Says Just Say No To Pork

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Overspending has been such a part of the fabric of the nation's capital that the fiscal watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste has gone through a number of pig mascots.

Poppy the potbelly pig attended a CAGW news conference Wednesday to mark the release of its "2024 Congressional Pig Book," which exposes billions in ...Read more

Hunter Biden Is Guilty. But You Knew That

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Over the years, I've written a lot about drug offenders sentenced to decades in federal prison, even life without parole, for first-time nonviolent offenses.

Many were Black men with few resources and limited prospects.

None of them had the clout or sophistication of Hunter Biden, a Yale Law School graduate who was found guilty...Read more

November Is Coming and Biden Has Another Border Plan

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- "The border is not a political issue to be weaponized," President Joe Biden proclaimed Tuesday as he rolled out his plan to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. The idea, the president explained, is to "help us to gain control of our border, restore order to the process."

Note: There was order to the process when then-President Donald...Read more

There Are 2 Americas: Pro-Fauci and Anti-Fauci

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- In 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, then director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, become the face of then President Donald Trump's White House Coronavirus Task Force.

Four years later, it feels as if America is split into two camps -- pro-Fauci and anti-Fauci.

On Monday, Fauci was called upon to testify ...Read more

Democrats Overreach on the Alito Flag Kerfuffle

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Three years ago, The Washington Post deemed a story about an upside-down flag outside U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's Virginia home as too thin. As the Post reported May 25, the paper had corroborated the story, but "decided not to report on the episode at the time because the flag-raising appeared to be the work of (...Read more

Trump Is Now a Convicted Felon. That May Not Be Good for Biden

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Jurors are tougher than voters. They expect defendants -- or their lawyers -- to tell the truth. Hence the 34 guilty verdicts on charges that former President Donald Trump falsified business records to influence the 2016 election.

Don't get me wrong. I still think Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg engaged in prosecutorial ...Read more

Libertarian Party Says: 'Become Ungovernable.' Trump Says OK

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Former President Donald Trump had a message for the Libertarian National Convention Saturday night: Vote for me or lose again.

The confab appeared split between die-hard MAGA fans, who cheered on the former president, and hardcore Libertarians, who booed when Trump took the stage. The mix was perfect for a convention with the ...Read more

2024 Could Be a Race Between Bidenomics, Trump Tax Cuts

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- CBS News wants you to know that if you think the U.S. economy isn't doing well, you're ignorant. Its website includes a four-question quiz to test your knowledge on economic trends -- and for all four, the correct answer is that the economy is doing better than naysayers think.

The U.S. is not in a recession, stocks are up, ...Read more

Biden to Black Students: You're Nothing Without Me

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Rapper Cardi B told Rolling Stone magazine that she won't vote in November. It was bad news for President Joe Biden, since the influential entertainer, who describes herself as Afro-Latina, endorsed him in 2020.

At 31, Ms. B stands out as one of many younger and minority Americans who feel that the Biden administration isn't ...Read more

Biden v. Trump Debate, Deja Vu All Over Again

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- The campaigns of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have agreed to two debates in 2024 -- the first on June 27, the second on Sept. 10 -- while signaling to the Commission on Presidential Debates its services are no longer desired.

Commission on Presidential Debates Chair Frank Fahrenkopf Jr. was philosophical...Read more

 

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