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August 5, 2016
NATIONAL REVIEW — The Supreme Court has become Donald Trump's trump card. In a recent Washington Examiner column entitled "It's the Supreme Court, Stupid," Hugh Hewitt declared:... (more)


August 5, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — Donald Trump is blowing his chance to remake the political map, having squandered leads in this key swing state and slumped in the other Rust Belt states he promised he would swing Republican. Nowhere is that more obvious than in Pennsylvania, which the billionaire businessman vowed to put into play this year but where voters are recoiling from the man and his mouth.... (more)


August 5, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Harvard Republican Club announced Thursday afternoon that "for the first time in 128 years," the group will not be endorsing the Republican nominee for president. In a scathing statement posted to its Facebook page, the Harvard Republican Club said Donald Trump is "a threat to the survival of the Republic" and holds views that are antithetical to the group's values "not only as Republicans, but as Americans."... (more)


August 5, 2016
CLIFF KINCAID — Donald J. Trump's turnaround, from having CNN feeding out of his hands during the Republican primaries, to now denouncing the "Clinton News Network," confirms the fears that conservatives had not only about the media, but also about the New York businessman. He used the media to win the Republican nomination and now they are using and abusing him, since he is playing into their hands with idiotic statements.... (more)


August 5, 2016
BUSINESS INSIDER — Russia's troll factories were, at one point, likely being paid by the Kremlin to spread pro-Trump propaganda on social media. That is what freelance journalist Adrian Chen, now a staff writer at The New Yorker, discovered as he was researching Russia's "army of well-paid trolls" for an explosive New York Times Magazine expose published in June 2015.... (more)


August 5, 2016
NEWSMAX — A statement Melania Trump released to clarify her immigration status did little to quell the issue raised by Politico earlier Thursday, the website reported.... (more)


August 5, 2016
ASSOCIATED PRESS — After a slow start, it appears increasingly likely that the Obama administration will hit its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States before the end of September.... (more)


August 5, 2016
LIFEZETTE — "The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice has provided oversight and recommendations for improvement of police services in a number of cities with consent decrees. This is one of the most effective ways to reduce discrimination in law enforcement and it needs to be beefed up and increased to cover as many of the 18,000-plus local law enforcement jurisdictions."... (more)


August 4, 2016
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST — If any one issue can save an otherwise flailing effort to stop Hillary Clinton from her path to the White House, it will be her handing the potential keys to America's ultimate destruction into the hands of America's enemies... (more)


August 4, 2016
NEWSMAX — A new Fox News poll shows Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump by 10 points. Though 62 percent of poll respondents say they see Clinton as dishonest, they nevertheless view the former secretary of state as more qualified for the highest office in the land than the brash, billionaire businessman.... (more)


August 4, 2016
NEWSMAX — Donald Trump's most recent verbal slips and public battles are scaring away large potential donors as they fear what the undisciplined and politically unrefined Republican nominee might say or do next in a faltering campaign, The Hill reported Wednesday.... (more)


August 4, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — I honestly don't know what Donald Trump is doing. Dominating the news cycle helped him win the Republican primary, but the chaos he created Tuesday has left my head spinning. First there was the crying baby he supposedly threw out at his Virginia rally. That seemed like stupid, media hype, so I ignored it.... (more)


August 3, 2016
NEW YORK TIMES — Donald J. Trump's unabashed and continuing hostility toward the parents of a slain Muslim American soldier, and his attacks on Republican leaders who have rebuked him for it, threaten to shatter his uneasy alliance with the Republican Party at the outset of the general election campaign.... (more)


August 3, 2016
ABC NEWS — Republican officials are exploring how to handle a scenario that would be unthinkable in a normal election year: What would happen if the party's presidential nominee dropped out? ABC News has learned that senior party officials are so frustrated -- and confused -- by Donald Trump's erratic behavior that they are exploring how to replace him on the ballot if he drops out.... (more)


August 3, 2016
CLIFF KINCAID — On a campaign swing through the "Rust Belt" of Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton let the truth slip out, saying that the white working class had been "left out and left behind." Mrs. Clinton was appearing in Cambria County, which is more than 94 percent white.... (more)


August 3, 2016
NEWSMAX — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton extended her lead over Republican rival Donald Trump to eight percentage points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday, from six points on Friday.... (more)


August 3, 2016
NEWSMAX — Advisers worried that Donald Trump is veering off topic to "take the bait every time" from critics are urging the GOP nominee to get back on track and focus on the issues that have resonated with voters, The Hill reports.... (more)


August 3, 2016
NEWSMAX — As the controversy over Donald Trump's critical comments about the family of fallen U.S. solider Captain Humayun Khan crescendoed over the weekend, there was one voice from inside the campaign that tried to tamp it down: Mike Pence.... (more)


August 3, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — Republicans rallied to Donald Trump in July, but the good feelings have quickly faded as the billionaire businessman struggles to keep his foot out of his mouth -- and to keep GOP voters from jumping ship.... (more)


August 3, 2016
NEWSMAX — A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's pretrial bid to win a lawsuit brought by Trump University students who said they were defrauded into signing up for its real-estate seminars.... (more)


August 3, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — Supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders at last week's convention still aren't sold on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, according to a survey of Sanders delegates released Tuesday that found few of them were won over by the four days of speeches urging unity.... (more)


August 3, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — As U.S. armed forces attack ISIS in Libya, WikiLeaks is poised to remind us that ISIS is in Libya -- indeed, that ISIS is ISIS -- thanks to disastrous policies championed by Hillary Clinton as President Obama's secretary of state. Also raised, yet again, is the specter of Mrs. Clinton's lying to Congress and the American people -- this time regarding a matter some of us have been trying for years to get answers about: What mission was so important the United States kept personnel in the jihadist hellhole of Benghazi in 2012?... (more)


August 3, 2016
THOMAS SOWELL — The good news is that both political conventions are now behind us. The bad news is that the election is ahead of us. No one knows how this election will turn out but – given the awful presidential candidates in both parties – the worst case scenario may be only marginally worse than the best case scenario.... (more)


August 3, 2016
LEO HOHMANN — WND reported the story two months ago when Mitchell made the claim. It came on a bad day for now-Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton. First, then-GOP presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump ripped away the "philandering husband" faηade from Bill Clinton, publicly charging on Fox News' "Hannity" that the former president committed "rape."... (more)


August 3, 2016
MICHELLE MALKIN — Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient Captain Humayun Khan died heroically. But his exceptional courage in Iraq and his Muslim father's post-Democratic-convention histrionics on TV do not erase the security threat posed by killer warriors of Allah infiltrating our troops.... (more)