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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…

The Establishment’s Full Fury Against Trump Is Now Unleashed

Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned, but scorning the Washington establishment produces even greater anger. The establishment’s full fury has been unleashed against Donald Trump and is not about to subside until its goal is reached: the removal of the president from office, either through impeachment or defeat in the 2020 election. If there were more than the kitchen sink to throw at Trump, the establishment would be throwing it. The latest is the hyping of private money paid to two women by Trump’s disgraced lawyer, Michael Cohen. The women claim it was money to keep them quiet over alleged affairs with him. Behavior that was tolerated, or overlooked, by previous presidents is now grounds for indictment and impeachment, says the establishment. Members of Congress who claim Trump violated campaign finance laws by making personal payments to these women are mostly silent about a $17 million congressional…

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.

10 Fascinating Facts About George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush, the nation’s 41st president, leaves a remarkable legacy and lifetime of achievements. Bush, who died Friday evening at his Houston home at age 94, held a variety of titles throughout his life, including decorated war hero, successful businessman, congressman, ambassador, CIA director, vice president, and president. But many knew him as much more. ‘Preserver of the Universe’ Throughout his long career, George Herbert Walker Bush had a variety of nicknames. While a student at Yale, he was known as “Poppy” and “Have-Half.” “Poppy” was a nickname bestowed by his mother because his namesake and maternal grandfather was already known as “Pops.”  “Have-Half” was the result of his frequent kindness in giving away half his sandwich to others. Christopher Buckley, Bush’s speechwriter when he was vice president, explains the meaning behind Bush’s adopted nickname “The Vishnu.” During a state trip  to India, Bush received a statue of the…

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…

No, This Is Not the Most Important Election of Our Lifetimes

If you believe that a midterm election in a time of relative peace and economic prosperity is the most important in history or even the most important in your fortunate lifetime, you either are oblivious to history or don’t have a single nonpartisan synapse firing in your skull. Yet it’s now become standard for partisans to claim that every presidential election is the most important ever. Seeing as many people view the president as an emperor, perhaps they believe it. That’s one thing. But now we have people foisting this insufferable cliche on us for House elections, which happen every two years in every single district. The 2018 election is “the most important election of our lives,” writes a hysterical David Corn at Mother Jones. Prognosticator Charlie Cook explains, “Everybody always says, ‘Oh, the upcoming election’s the most important since Moby-Dick was a guppy.’ This one actually is really important.”…

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