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July 12, 2018
YOUTUBE — 'Anti-Trump texts' FBI Agent Peter Strzok testifies before Congress on Russia probe.... (more)


July 12, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok will face hostile questions from Republicans on Thursday when he appears before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees for a public hearing. In his first public hearing since the Department of Justice inspector general released a report outlining his anti-Trump texts to his FBI lawyer mistress, GOP lawmakers will be looking hard for signs that Strzok's bias swayed decisions he made in the FBI's investigations of Hillary Clinton and then-candidate Donald Trump.... (more)


July 12, 2018
NEWSMAX — House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows tweeted Wednesday that lawmakers learned that former FBI lawyer Lisa Page "did review documents" at the agency on Tuesday, contrary to what her lawyer had told Congress.... (more)


July 12, 2018
CAL THOMAS — If Alexander Hamilton had been nominated for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court today, Democrats would likely oppose him. About the court, Hamilton said: "[A] limited Constitution can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void. Without this, all the reservations of particular rights or privileges would amount to nothing. To deny this would be to affirm that men acting by virtue of powers may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid "... (more)


July 12, 2018
BONNIE CHERNIN — Judge Brett Kavanaugh has stellar credentials, an impeccable resume, and a long track record of over three hundred published opinions, holds a conservative judicial philosophy, and believes a judge must interpret the Constitution as written. How many times have you heard that repeated in the past 24 hours?... (more)


July 11, 2018
BRYAN FISCHER — While we here at AFA vigorously supported Amy Coney Barrett to be President Trump's next nominee to the Supreme Court, the president instead selected Brett Kavanaugh, whom we initially opposed. However, we have withdrawn our official opposition and will allow the process to play out. We are not in a position to endorse him, but neither will we fight this nomination.... (more)


July 11, 2018
PHILIP KLEIN — Though President Trump's pick of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court has been broadly praised among the conservative legal establishment, it has produced its share of grumbles among other conservatives. Part of the division is based more on intangible cultural factors. Though nobody would question his credentials, there's fear among a subset of conservatives that as a Washington insider and former Bush administration lawyer, Kavanaugh could turn out to be overly cautious and fearful about upsetting elites, thus upholding unconstitutional laws and sustaining bad precedents.... (more)


July 11, 2018
PAUL BEDARD — There were a lot of warnings from left-leaning pundits that President Trump's pick of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh could mean the end of America, but The View's Joy Behar stood out and is our Liberal Media Scream of the week.... (more)


July 11, 2018
LINDA GOUDSMIT — Dear America: Who's Driving the Bus? is a philosophy book that offers a universal paradigm for understanding the often confounding and contradictory ways in which people behave. America is currently embroiled in a second civil war that it is unaware of and that threatens our way of life. The civil war in this country is being fought over the same thing all great wars are fought over: power. But in this war, the adversaries are ourselves. Civil War II is not a race war, an economic war, or a war between states. It is a psychological battle between states of mind that will determine who has the power in our society, who is in control.... (more)


July 11, 2018
FOX NEWS — President Trump on Tuesday pardoned the father and son ranchers from Oregon whose imprisonment for setting fires on federal land sparked a 41-day takeover of a wildlife refuge in the state. Trump signed the order granting clemency to 76-year-old Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven Hammond, 49, who were convicted of arson in 2012 for fires that burned on federal land in 2001 and 2006.... (more)


July 10, 2018
ALAN KEYES — I recently came across an article entitled "The Fourth of July once meant speeches, not fireworks." I thought it would be a thoughtful piece about the reasons why July 4th was once observed as a political memorial day -- i.e., a day on which citizens in the United States remembered the basis for their rights, including the right of self-government. Instead, it turned out to be a denigration of the emphasis on speechifying that was once characteristic of the observance. It sneeringly portrays Fourth of July speeches as boring displays of bombast and verbal fireworks.... (more)


July 10, 2018
ART MOORE — Democratic activists and lawmakers already are nearly two weeks into their "resistance" of President Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court to succeed the retiring Anthony Kennedy, and now they have a name and face for their campaign.... (more)


July 10, 2018
NPR — President Trump has chosen Brett Kavanaugh, a conservative judge from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit – often thought of as the second-most-powerful court in the country – to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.... (more)


July 10, 2018
FOX NEWS — Did Judge Brett Kavanaugh write the roadmap for saving ObamaCare? That question has dwelled at the center of passionate debate in the conservative legal community for days as Kavanaugh, a federal appeals judge in the District of Columbia, finds himself as one of President Trump's four finalists for a place on the U.S. Supreme Court.... (more)


July 9, 2018
POLITICO — After Justice Anthony Kennedy told President Donald Trump he would relinquish his seat on the Supreme Court, the president emerged from his private meeting with the retiring jurist focused on one candidate to name as his successor: Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Kennedy's former law clerk.... (more)


July 9, 2018
DAILY CALLER — Justice Department documents released on Friday confirm that the DOJ attorney known as Robert Mueller's "pit bull" arranged a meeting with journalists in April 2017 to discuss an investigation into Paul Manafort. The documents show that Andrew Weissmann arranged a meeting with DOJ and FBI officials and four Associated Press reporters on April 11, 2017, just over a month before Mueller was appointed special counsel.... (more)


July 9, 2018
NEWSMAX — Texas property owners along the border with Mexico are getting notices from the federal government seeking permission to survey their lands for the construction of a possible wall, KENS 5 News reported on Sunday.... (more)


July 9, 2018
NEWSMAX — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has labeled Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel López Obrador a "far-left socialist" whose victory Sunday shows the need for President Donald Trump's wall to be built along the U.S.-Mexico border.... (more)


July 9, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz made a case Sunday for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to recuse himself from the Russia investigation on MSNBC. The Harvard law professor emeritus brought up Rosenstein as a pivot away from a question host Kasie Hunt asked about whether any Supreme Court candidate that President Trump might nominate Monday should recuse him or herself from the Russia inquiry.... (more)


July 9, 2018
NEWSMAX — Alan Dershowitz said Saturday that he is not a defender of President Donald Trump, but "I'm a supporter of civil liberties" -- and he likened attacks on him to being called "a communist supporter in the 1950s." "I am not a Trump supporter," the Harvard Law School professor emeritus told The New York Times in an interview on Martha's Vineyard. "I'm a supporter of civil liberties.... (more)


July 8, 2018
THE HILL — Brett Kavanaugh, a top contender to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, is facing pushback from social conservatives who say he's too moderate to occupy a seat that will determine the balance of the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, a judge on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, is being considered alongside other top candidates like Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge, who also serve as federal appeals court judges.... (more)


July 8, 2018
THE HILL — Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as the favorite candidate for social conservatives in the debate over who President Trump should pick to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Barrett -- a 46-year-old appellate judge -- checks multiple boxes for the right.... (more)


July 8, 2018
ROBERT KNIGHT — Looking at the current political and cultural climate in Washington, D.C., you might get the idea that the ruling class is in the midst of a conniption fit. Even the walls of the National Cathedral are vibrating with weirdness -- more about that later.... (more)


July 8, 2018
WORLDNETDAILY — The Home School Legal Defense Association is the premiere advocate for homeschoolers worldwide, lobbying for their rights and representing them in court in the United States and globally. Now, it is sending a message to authorities in New Mexico "in protest of unlawful demands" by encouraging homeschooling families in the state "to disregard official instructions for filing the annual notice of intent."... (more)


July 7, 2018
WRAL — Democratic senators running for re-election in red states where President Donald Trump remains popular face an agonizing choice over his coming Supreme Court nominee: Vote to confirm the pick and risk demoralizing Democratic voters ahead of the midterm elections, or stick with the party and possibly sacrifice their own seats -- and any chance at a Democratic majority in 2019.... (more)