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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

MGM Fights Dark Web and Federal Bureaucracy

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- When MGM Resorts International fell victim to a cyberattack in September 2023, Nevada's largest employer responded the way you would want a big corporation to respond.

MGM cooperated with the FBI and did not pay ransom to the hackers even as its systems -- including slot machines and hotel room keys -- went down for days.

Alas,...Read more

Protest Much? An Academic Reckoning Is Overdue

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- The Columbia University Apartheid Divest coalition issued five demands: that Columbia divest assets that benefit from "Israeli apartheid, genocide and occupation in Palestine"; sever relations with Israeli universities; end "land grabs" whether in Harlem or Palestine; defund campus police; and release a statement calling for "an ...Read more

What Happened to D.C.'s Fiscal Watchdogs?

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- The April jobs report found the U.S. economy added 175,000 new positions, but it fell below expectations. Unemployment nudged up to 3.9% last month, which at least keeps unemployment below 4% for 27 months in a row. Despite the middling reports, President Joe Biden crowed in a statement, "The great American comeback continues."

...Read more

Trump's Dislike of Gag Order Doesn't Mean He Can Break It

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- It took the threat of being jailed to move former President Donald Trump to show some respect for the criminal justice system.

On Tuesday, Judge Juan Merchan fined Trump $9,000 -- the $1,000 maximum for nine violations of a gag order that Merchan had imposed on Trump's "extrajudicial statements."

Because the loss of $9,000 ...Read more

While Beltway Media Fawn, Biden's Poll Numbers Freefall

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- With Election Day some six months away, President Joe Biden has record-low approval ratings in national polls.

According to Gallup, Biden's 38.7% approval rating is, historically, the lowest of any president in his first term in office. CNN's latest poll, conducted by SSRS, found that 61% of Americans see Biden's term to date as...Read more

Trump Faces 34 Felonies at Trial. But Was There a Crime?

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- I can't tell you how many people I know who do not like former President Donald Trump yet nonetheless smell prosecutorial overreach in Manhattan.

District Attorney Alvin Bragg has charged the former president with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. Trump has pleaded not guilty.

The case began with Michael Cohen, ...Read more

Iran Directly Attacks Israel Under Biden, Not Trump

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby took the White House briefing room podium Monday with a mission: to dispel reports that Iran "meant to fail" when it launched missiles and drones to attack Israel over the weekend.

Kirby also scoffed at reports that Tehran secretly tipped off the administration in order to ...Read more

The World Is Changing. House Votes Against Intelligence Community

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Nineteen Republicans joined House Democrats on Wednesday to defeat a measure to extend Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the law that enables the federal government to spy on foreigners abroad. The procedural rule was blocked by a vote of 193-228.

The world is changing.

It's a sad moment for the country ...Read more

Biden's Loan Amnesty Passes the Buck

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- "From day one, my administration has been committed to fixing the broken student loan system," President Joe Biden said to begin a video about his latest attempt to buy the college-graduate vote.

Whenever Biden calls something "broken," reach for your wallet.

According to the White House, Biden's student-loan forgiveness ...Read more

Border Is Big Issue for 2024

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Former President Donald Trump has a new cause, "migrant crime," and a new slogan, "Stop Biden's Border Bloodbath," as he noted during a speech in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

It doesn't take a pollster to see why. Just turn on cable news and watch the frequent skirmishes at the southwest border. You quickly realize that U.S. ...Read more

Who Put Marjorie Taylor Greene In Charge?

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., announced on the Capitol steps Friday that she would file a motion to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson, a throng of Hill reporters leaned in.

MTG, as she is known, essentially is crack for cable news biggies. She validates the sneering class's poor opinion of conservatives. So of course ...Read more

 

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