Donald Trump

How Investigating the Trump Campaign Backfired on Obama’s Embeds

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The Obama embeds were fiendishly busy in October, at once investigating Trump’s computer server and leaking to the press about it, all on the gamble that their exertions would help catapult Hillary into the White House. They gambled wrong.

Trump Is Not the Gipper, and the Era of Reagan Is Not Over

Craig Shirley, CNS News

Contrary to what the people at the Post or New York Times, or even some conservative outlets, say, Reagan’s legacy and Reaganism are not dead, nor are they dying, nor are they asleep. They are alive and well in the GOP. President Trump, even if the leader of the nation, is only partially the face of the Republican Party and certainly not of Reagan conservatism.

The World on January 20, 2017

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Lead-from-behind Obamism proved to be little more than allowing the United Nations and the European Union to redefine American interests as something akin to Davos globalization. What, then, is a Jacksonian Trump approach? Trump seems none of the above. But he is inheriting a world that is imploding, an electorate that has no belly to fix it, and a military that for the present is in no shape to do so even if it wanted to.

The Most Important Thing President Trump Has Done So Far

President Trump has ordered the Executive Branch to take your input and make it part of the plan to reorganize the federal government. Nothing like this has ever been done before.

The Coming #RINOcare War On Conservatives

American Action Network, a political action committee with ties to former Speaker John Boehner and current Speaker Paul Ryan, is airing a half-million dollars’ worth of television ads in the districts of 30 Freedom Caucus members urging them to support Paul Ryan's #RINOcare bill.

Where Does FISAgate End Up? Probably Nowhere.

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

We will probably never get a definitive answer. What you’ll get is this: The Russians tried to meddle in the election, but the Russians did not “hack the election” or affect its outcome. As for the rest of it, nothing to see here, move along.

The Media’s Sham Coverage of FISA-gate

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

When it was to Democrats' partisan advantage to support the this-is-about-Trump storyline, they supported it. Now that it is to their partisan advantage to deny that storyline, they deny it. And a propagandistic media lets them get away with it by treating this story as a game of parsing and semantics, all the while playing dumb about the very investigation their own coverage for the last four months either pushed or presupposed.

Trump calls Planned Parenthood's bluff

Editors, Washington Examiner

Trump's offer (to keep funding if the group stopped doing abortions) reveals the value of having a businessman in the White House. The president negotiated to convince automakers to remain in the U.S., and Boeing to keep down the price of Air Force One. With his Planned Parenthood offer, Trump has exposed the dishonesty behind the group's emphasis on "women's health."

Trump must purge deep-state bureaucrats now

Sean Hannity, Fox News

My message is simple. Every holdover from the Obama administration needs to go. A thorough investigation of leakers needs to be conducted. And people who have committed felonies or violated the Espionage Act must be prosecuted. Those who aren't actively working with President Trump to fix the country need to be shown the door. They are hurting the people who pay their salaries.

Ryan and Trump Acting Like Obama and Pelosi?

Eight years after Obama and Pelosi set out to pass Obamacare, Republican Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican President Donald Trump are embarked on similar path that, if it continues, will have disastrous political consequences for the Trump and Republican brands.

Who Will Wiretap the Wiretappers?

Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

The more interesting question remains not whether the feds snooped on Trump but why they felt it necessary. Whereas most politicians clamor for a right to privacy, Trump demands that the press respect his God-given right to publicity. Wiretaps of the past president surely would reveal much. Bugs of Trump likely just show Trump as we know Trump.

Will Donald Trump Be the American Deng Xiaoping?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

I suspect, and hope, that if Trump is able to succeed in what he is doing he will at least partly break this ideological yoke that seems to have brought our country to a standstill. People who complain he is not a "real conservative" annoy me as much as those who insist he is.  I don't care if a cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice.

How Trump Can Expand School Choice

Timothy Michael Dolan, Wall Street Journal

A national solution is needed to bring relief to families who need it. Since a federal scholarship tax credit program would enact sweeping change swiftly, it needs to be done right. First, the program should cover all 50 states. The program should allow donors to choose from a broad array of scholarship organizations and finally, a federal scholarship tax credit program must not infringe on religious liberty.

Is a Korean Missile Crisis Ahead?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Events in Asia — Chinese claims to reefs and rocks in the South and East China Seas and North Korea’s menacing her neighbors — are pushing us toward a version of the Nixon Doctrine declared in Guam in 1969 that is consistent with America first. While we will provide the arms for friends and allies to fight in their own defense in any future wars, henceforth, they will provide the troops.

Trump and Russia: Washington's fashionable conspiracy theory

Editors, Washington Examiner

Perhaps Democrats feel justified in approaching this subject as a means of revenge. Millions of Americans will never forgive Trump for his own baseless conspiracy-mongering as a private citizen against President Obama over his birth certificate. But strange that so many who felt justifiably angry about that are now so eager to prove there was nothing unique about it.

Dems' Suffragette Protest Falls Flat

Fact check: The Democrats' protest during President Trump's speech was not about standing in solidarity with all women but about defending a woman’s choice to end the life of her preborn child, defending pro-abortion efforts and taking a stand against our nation’s president.

Trump courts former foe Ted Cruz

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

President Trump appears to be courting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), his onetime rival, to help sell the House’s healthcare plan to conservatives in Congress. The president and first lady Melania Trump hosted Cruz, wife Heidi, and their two children for dinner at the White House on Wednesday evening. The social occasion could help smooth over any lingering tension from their nasty 2016 primary.