As we move to our nation’s date with destiny — to Trump or not to Trump — Ted Cruz is using the life issue to make the case that Donald Trump can’t be trusted to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, a champion for life, marriage, religious liberty — and that pesky Second Amendment: Trump is upset that Cruz called Trump’s sister a “radical pro-abortion extremist” judge and seems unaware that she struck down a partial-birth abortion bill in New Jersey, really not long after he said on national TV that he would not ban partial-birth abortion because he was (then) totally
Republicans have a winning message on the replacement of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and all the candidates need to get on board. It’s a two part message. Let the people decide in November, because President Obama’s (or Hillary’s) appointee would radicalize the country. The Senate is exercising its constitutional duty to withhold consent by holding no hearings or votes, so that it can preserve the people’s right to vote on the court’s direction this November. And what they are voting on is a specific set of issues: a court that would impose partial-birth abortion, delete the Second Amendment, and
Not even a day after Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) referred to pro-life activists as “divisive” in an apparent shift left, a Democrat-leaning group has begun running social media ads hitting him on his stances on gun rights and abortion. The ads, produced for the group American Bridge 21st Century on Facebook and Twitter, begin with Christie telling a detractor to “sit down and shut up” and highlight Christie’s record of vetoing legislation restricting citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights. They also bring up his decision to cut off state funding for Planned Parenthood. These attacks come at a time when Christie is facing
President Barack Obama will deliver his last State of the Union Address tonight. That’s something we can applaud. The Obama era is coming to an end! Obama is expected to trumpet the “progress” his administration has made over the past seven years. In keeping with modern tradition, the White House has invited several guests who are emblematic of that progress to sit with the first lady during the address. Among those selected for this honor are advocates of Obamacare, the president’s immigration amnesty policies and same-sex marriage. But the president has added a special, symbolic twist to this year’s address.
The latest CBS News poll shows Bernie Sanders breathing down Hillary Clinton’s neck in Iowa, 45 percent to 50 percent, respectively. But in New Hampshire? Sanders swamps Hillary, 56 percent to 42 percent. Why isn’t this big news? I don’t know. It appears the Democratic establishment and the media establishment are as suspicious of their outsider candidate as the Washington GOP establishment is of Trump. Hillary’s been pounding Sanders on his NRA endorsement for Senate. I wonder if pro-gun Democrats in the New Hampshire forests are flocking to Sanders in response? Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American
Dr. Ben Carson is in deep trouble according to the media mavens. Did they discover his missing emails containing classified material? Was he caught trying to get the IRS to audit his political enemies? Did he threaten, if elected president, to use executive orders to ram through his agenda? No, Carson’s “scandal” is bigger than any of those. Asked on Fox News what he would have done if he was in a situation similar to what students faced at Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Oregon, Carson said, “I would not just stand there and let him shoot me. I would
In the wake of the Umpqua Community College shooting, which resulted in the injury and death of 19 people including the shooter, President Obama came before the media to condemn mass shootings on a national scale: Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. The conversation in the aftermath of it. We’ve become numb to this. He also spoke on the history of mass shootings in our country and gun laws and even made a call to politicize these shootings so that we might prevent them. Presidential candidate Mike
A new CNN/ORC poll looked at voters’ views on immigration, gun rights and abortion, and the results are surprising: The number of voters naming these issues as important has soared since 2011: In June 2011, 22% of voters called gun policy an “extremely important” issue in their vote for president, that’s risen 20 points since to 42%. Likewise, 29% called illegal immigration a top issue in June 2011, that’s up 10 points to 39%, while the share calling abortion an extremely important issue is up 7 points to 27%. Here’s a look at where the public stands on each. Here’s