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Left Embraces Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Despite History of Deception

The left has a new hero: former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. In recent days, Democrat politicians and the media have glommed onto Cohen, who has turned quickly into a harsh critic of President Donald Trump. Cohen recently pleaded guilty to committing campaign finance violations while working for Trump. After a federal judge sentenced him to three years in prison Wednesday, Cohen was interviewed by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who was a press secretary and political adviser to President Bill Clinton. Cohen blasted Trump and accused the president of intentional wrongdoing. “I knew what I was doing was wrong,” Cohen said in the interview. “I stood up before the world and I accepted the responsibility for my actions.” Cohen said that Trump “of course” knew it was wrong to authorize payments to two women who said they had sexual relationships with him—porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal. “Instead…

Right Side of History: Meet the Man Who Made the Supreme Court

“The Right Side of History” is a podcast dedicated to exploring current events through a historical lens and busting left-wing myths about figures and events of America’s past. On this week’s episode, hosts Jarrett Stepman and Fred Lucas discuss the legacy of Chief Justice John Marshall and how it relates to today. Chief Justice John Roberts has criticized President Donald Trump for lambasting an “Obama judge” on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for ruling unfavorably against him. This brings up the question: Are judges inherently partisan and what does this mean for the concept of an “independent judiciary”? To discuss this and more, Lucas and Stepman chatted with Richard Brookhiser, an editor at National Review, whose latest book “John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court,” delves into the life of America’s greatest legal minds.

On the Street: Americans Remember Bush

Following the death of President George H.W. Bush, we took our cameras to the streets of Capitol Hill to talk to people about the legacy our 41st president leaves behind. Bush died at his home in Houston on Friday at the age of 94. We spoke to people all of ages, including veterans and former members of Bush’s administration, about what they will remember most about him and what he will be remembered for. One woman told The Daily Signal: “First all of all, he loved God, he loved his family, he loved this nation. Having served this nation with a man of decency and dignity … and a dad, dignity, decency, and a dad.” “I think those combinations were wonderful and I have so much respect for him. I’m so glad to be here,” she added.

7 of the Most Epic Midterm Elections in American History

President Donald Trump isn’t on the ballot but will face the biggest electoral test of his presidency so far during Tuesday’s midterm election—one that may well end in repudiation or vindication. History is not on any president’s side in a midterm election. Since 1862, the president’s party on average loses 32 House seats and more than two Senate seats in a midterm. And in the 47 midterms since 1826, the president’s party lost seats in 41 of them. Several scenarios could play out. The opposition party could gain what President Barack Obama called a “shellacking” when Republicans won 63 House seats in 2010. It could be a rare victory for the president’s party—which occurred only three times in the past 100 years: 1934, 1998, and 2002. Another likelihood is somewhere in between, such as in 1962 and 1990, when the president’s party suffered only modest losses. Here’s a look at…

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