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Rasmussen: Phone Polling Is Dead

Pollster Scott Rasmussen to radio host Sebastian Gorka: "The reason you should be skeptical about any individual poll is because you never know where the sample comes from. And you when you study - has the industry learned lessons from 2016 I think you're not going far enough. Phone polling is either dead or just about dead at this point in time. So the entire industry is transferring to a new… → Read More

Mark Levin: Given Mueller's "Orchestrated" Spiel, He Would Not Do Well Under Republican Questioning

Mark Levin said Wednesday night that the left is "thrilled" with special counsel Robert Mueller today because they think he delivered new information, but he didn't. In an interview with Sean Hannity, the 'Unfreedom of the Press' author said Republicans should welcome Mueller to Congress because he is "not a man who would do well" under questioning. MARK LEVIN: I think this whole thing was… → Read More

Mark Levin: Why Doesn't Media Question Pelosi's Mental Health Like They Do With Trump?

HANNITY: Mark, I want you to go - we went through the history, I want you to take where we are and where is the -- what is the status of the media now? LEVIN: Let's look at this way, let's break it down this way. When is the last time "The New York Times" and "The Washington Post" ran a positive news story about the President of the United States, or a negative news story about Pelosi, Nadler or… → Read More

Rep. Ratcliffe: Comey Should Be Investigated For Recording President, Illegally Leaking To Media

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) on 'Sunday Morning Futures' with host Maria Bartiromo. JAMES COMEY, FORMER FBI DIRECTOR: The FBI doesn't spy to begin with. The FBI investigates. The FBI, in my view, took very reasonable steps, careful steps to try and understand, is that true? And I can't believe Republicans would have wanted it any other way. And we acted in a responsible, limited and constrained… → Read More

Mark Levin: Comey And His FBI "Cabal" Should Be Given The "Donald Trump Treatment," Drag Them In

Mark Levin, author of the upcoming book 'Unfreedom of the Press,' said former FBI Director James Comey and his "whole cabal" at the FBI should be given a bit of "their own medicine" and receive the "Donald Trump treatment." Levin, in an interview with FOX News' Sean Hannity, said impanel a grand jury, demand documents, drag them in, "and maybe drag their kids in too." "Comey should give… → Read More

Sen. Warren Defends Call To Impeach Trump: "No Political Convenience Exception to The Constitution"

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), 2020 presidential candidate, said the impeachment process against President Donald Trump should begin whether it is politically popular or not. In an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes, Warren called impeachment a "point of principle." "Congress cannot cover its ears and close its eyes and pretend this isn't happening," Warren said Tuesday night. "This is not about… → Read More

Hillary Clinton: "I'm Living Rent Free In Trump's Brain"

Hillary Clinton weighs in on a 'New York Times' report that President Trump tried to get the Justice Department to investigate the 2016 Democratic nominee for president and former FBI Director James Comey. Clinton said she is living rent-free in President Trump's head, calling it "not a very nice place." "This is as big a sign of a guilty conscience or a real fear that you could possibly have,"… → Read More

Brennan Predicts Mueller Report, More Indictments On Friday: "I Don't Have Inside Knowledge"

Former CIA Director John Brennan said that, "not knowing," he would not be surprised if indictments produced by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation were delivered this Friday. In an interview Tuesday night with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, Brennan said if a Trump family member is indicted that would signal the end of Mueller's investigation because Trump would probably fire him. "I… → Read More

Mark Levin Challenges "Media Creation" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "Have The Guts" To Do An Interview With Me

Mark Levin reacted on Tuesday's edition of FNC's 'Hannity' to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's announcement that the world will end in 12 years if nothing is done about global warming. MARK LEVIN: What has Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez created? Any job? Part-time job? How about Bernie Sanders? What have they created? So where is all this money going to go? 70% tax bracket? Who is going to decide who… → Read More

Rep. Lieu on 'Free Speech' Comment: It Was "Inartful," "I'm A Huge Believer In The First Amendment"

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) phoned in to conservative Andrew Wilkow's SiriusXM program on Friday to clarify his remarks about free speech and the First Amendment. Lieu said Wednesday that he "would love to be able to regulate the content of speech," but it would be illegal to do so due to the First Amendment. "I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech," Lieu said Wednesday on CNN. "The… → Read More

Pompeo: China Is The Greatest Threat U.S. Faces

HUGH HEWITT, HOST: Now Mr. Secretary, you also noted in your speech about the INF that there is no advantage, no reason the United State should continue to cede this crucial military advantage to the revisionist powers like China, talking about Chinaâ��s new missile capability. In the â��60 campaign, John F. Kennedy scored Richard Nixon for a missile gap. Do we presently have a â��hypersonics… → Read More

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin vs. Kris Kobach: You Have Devoted Your Life To Stopping Poor And Black People From Voting

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach have a spirited debate on the Fourteenth Amendment. Toobin called the presidential commission on voter fraud he chaired "phony" and said Kobach's "problem" is that "some people" vote for Democrats and he wants to stop it. After calling the incumbent Kansas Attorney General a racist, Toobin said if you like… → Read More

Don Lemon Explodes: Kanye West Put On A "Minstrel Show" For Trump, His Mother Is Rolling In Her Grave

CNN host Don Lemon went on a 5-minute tirade against President Trump for hosting the rapper in the Oval Office with a room full of cameras on Thursday. He accused the president of "exploiting" West and said that the rapper put on a "minstrel show" for Trump. Lemon said FOX News' Sean Hannity and "his band of hypocrites" who are now applauding Kanye West were "the same people" that called the… → Read More

Woodward: No Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion, I Searched For Two Years

In an interview with Hugh Hewitt on Friday, Bob Woodward said that in his two years of investigating for his new book, 'Fear,' he found no evidence of collusion or espionage between Trump and Russia. Woodward said he looked for it "hard" and yet turned up nothing. "So let's set aside the Comey firing, which as a Constitutional law professor, no one will ever persuade me can be obstruction. And… → Read More

Trump Threatens Investigation: "Not Fair" What Google, Facebook, Twitter Are Doing To People

President Trump said Tuesday that he thinks Google should be investigated for taking advantage of people. Trump said the White House receives "literally thousands and thousands of complaints" about Google, Facebook, and Twitter. "They better be careful, because you can't do that to people," Trump said about the social networks. "I think that Google and Twitter and Facebook, they're really… → Read More

Mark Levin: How Did A Communist Like Brennan Get A Security Clearance? Trump Should Pull More Clearances

Mark Levin weighs in on 'Hannity' after Trump revokes John Brennan's security clearance. He asked how did a communist like John Brennan get one to begin with. Levin said the media called Trump's move partisan. However, other people Trump is considering revoking clearances from are Republicans such as James Comey. "Who else is the president looking at? Comey and people who are keeping score,… → Read More

Steve Schmidt: Trump Is "An Agent De Facto Of Russia"; He Wants Democrats To Take House Majority

Steve Schmidt called President Trump a "de facto" agent of Russia who is promoting the Kremlin's strategic interests in an interview Tuesday night on The Rachel Maddow Show with guest host Nicolle Wallace. "He is an agent de facto of Russia's foreign policy," Schmidt said. "The foreign policies he's advocating, the bipartisan consensus that existed pre-Trump between Republicans and Democrats… → Read More

Steve Schmidt: Trump Is "An Agent De Facto Of Russia"; He Wants Democrats To Take House Majority

Steve Schmidt called President Trump a "de facto" agent of Russia who is promoting the Kremlin's strategic interests in an interview Tuesday night on The Rachel Maddow Show with guest host Nicolle Wallace. "He is an agent de facto of Russia's foreign policy," Schmidt said. "The foreign policies he's advocating, the bipartisan consensus that existed pre-Trump between Republicans and Democrats… → Read More

Mark Levin: Trump Hasn't Done A Thing To Harm America, Obama Did Nothing To Protect America From Russia

Mark Levin gave a brief history of the Democratic party's relationship with Russia and its leaders and compared it to the treatment President Trump receives even though he hasn't "done a thing to harm America" in an appearance on Tues day night's Hannity. Levin also contrasted the "appeasement" of former President Obama to the expanded sanctions of Trump in his commentary on Russia. Levin… → Read More

Trump: What The Hell Is 'Thousand Points Of Light?'; We Understand 'Make America Great Again'

President Trump dinged former President George H. W. Bush's Thousand Points of Light program at a MAGA campaign rally Thursday night in Great Falls, Montana after telling the crowd he can not honor the request to "stop winning." Trump said he never quite got the Thousand Points of Light program, but "Make America Great Again, we understand." "Thanks to Republican leadership, America is winning… → Read More