Debate Flashback: Obama's Russia Zinger Didn't Age Well

It’s Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, the date of the second and final debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Is it anti-climactic? Well, it means little to the 35 million people who have voted early. And judging by the difficulty the networks have had in finding actual “undecided” voters for their televised town halls, many of the 100 million Americans who haven’t yet voted have made up their minds. At least the Commission on Presidential Debates, which has taken its share of grief, didn’t counterprogram against a World Series game. What a difference a year makes. On this date in

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Trump Grants Clemency To Five Backed by Ally Alice Johnson

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted clemency to five people convicted of committing drug and financial crimes, all of them cases that were pushed by prison reform advocate and Trump ally Alice Johnson. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday in a statement that Trump was granting the clemencies “in light of the decisions these individuals have made following their convictions to improve their lives and the lives of others while incarcerated.” The latest round of clemencies comes less than two weeks before Election Day and as Trump has been… Read More in Real Clear Politics

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In Pitch for Biden, Obama Urges Voters To Cast Trump Out

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Former President Barack Obama blasted President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, his culpability in national discord and his overall fitness for the job on Wednesday as he made his first in-person campaign pitch for his former vice president, Joe Biden. With less than two weeks before Election Day, Obama used a drive-in campaign rally in Philadelphia to assure voters that Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, can mend a fractured country. He lauded the merits of democracy and citizenship as “human values” that the United States must again embrace. “America… Read More in Real Clear

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Democrats To Boycott Barrett Vote, Senate GOP Pushes Ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats are set to boycott voting on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but there is little they can do to prevent Republicans from rushing to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick before Election Day. The Judiciary Committee, which is controlled by Republicans, is expected to change the rules if necessary to recommend Barrett’s nomination to the full Senate. Senators are planning a rare weekend session to secure her confirmation on Monday. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer announced the planned boycott in a… Read More in Real Clear Politics

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Debate Preview; K-State Is No. 1; Prescient Romney

Good morning, it’s Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, the date of the second and final debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Is it anti-climactic? Well, it means little to the 35 million people who have voted early. And judging by the difficulty the networks have had in finding actual “undecided” voters for their televised town halls, many of the 100 million Americans who haven’t yet voted have made up their minds. At least the Commission on Presidential Debates, which has taken its share of grief, didn’t counterprogram against a World Series game. What a difference a year makes. On this

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Ice Cube Gets It — Almost

Rapper/actor Ice Cube is on the brink of understanding the left-wing con! He appears on the verge of understanding the fake product that the Democrats and the media have been peddling: that America remains guilty of “systemic racism.” In a video Cube posted on social media, he wondered what Blacks are getting in return for their virtually unquestioned loyalty to the Democratic Party. In explaining why he recently met with Democrats and Republicans, Cube tweeted: “Every side is the Darkside for us here in America. They’re all the same until something changes for us. They all lie and they all…

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Will Changes To American Life Become Permanent?

The coronavirus, widespread quarantines, an unprecedented self-induced recession, and unchecked rioting, looting and protesting — all in a presidential election year — are radically disrupting American habits and behavior. Rents, home prices and office occupancy rates in major cities, especially on the two coasts, are dropping fast. Techies and young professionals have discovered that they can work from home without paying sky-high housing costs in order to be close to the office. Those more fortunate wonder why they should get bogged down with commutes and urban traffic — or navigate city… Read More in Real Clear Politics

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Plans to Just Reopen Are Idiotic

Let us examine the Great Barrington Declaration with the respect it deserves, which is very little. The advocates, who include Dr. Scott Atlas, President Donald Trump’s preferred pandemic expert, argue that all these shutdowns are causing economic and psychological havoc that’s worse than the disease. Better to let the coronavirus infect the young and healthy, thus building immunity in numbers large enough to nearly stop the virus’ spread. The elderly and other vulnerable Americans can lock themselves away. Dr. Anthony Fauci, most other Americans’ preferred pandemic expert, has called the… Read More in Real Clear Politics

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COVID, Hunter Biden Likely to Light Up Last Debate

The coronavirus may finally fulfill the most enduring cliche of modern politics now that the coming presidential election is widely considered the “most important ever.” But it took 220,000 dead Americans. Donald Trump and Joe Biden will soon meet for a final debate on Thursday in Tennessee to discuss that pandemic and to argue over who is better suited to lead the country through that crisis and for the next four years. The moderator will have a mute button. This is unusual, as the Commission on Presidential Debates is not in the business of silencing speech. But the chaos of

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Biden Landslide? Catholic Concerns; Improv King

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Seven years ago today, with a government shutdown settled (for the time being), President Obama turned his attention back to a vexing issue causing him heartburn and no small measure of personal ignominy: the administration’s botched rollout of the health insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Implementing Obamacare, as its opponents called it (a moniker the president privately enjoyed), was always going to have its hiccups, especially in “red” states where it was actively undermined by Republican lawmakers. But these rollout… Read More in Real Clear Politics

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