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For the Mid-Terms, Does the GOP Have What it Takes?| Hugh Hewitt |09.29.14

By all rights, the GOP should be walking away with the mid-term elections, a shoo-in to capture the Senate and even make gains in the House, which they already hold by a comfortable margin. After all, the job environment remains dismal.  According to the union-backed Economic Policy Institute, if you are a recent college grad, […]
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What Happened to Eric Cantor? | HughHewitt.com | 06.12.14

Behind every political upheaval is a mix of the momentous and the mundane.  The fall of Eric Cantor is no exception. On the mundane side is a congressman who lost touch with his district.  It turns out that listening to constituents was low on Congressman Cantor’s list of priorities.  Many Virginia 7th voters have been […]
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Today’s Kentucky Primary | HughHewitt.com | 05.20.14

Today, Tuesday, May 20th, Kentucky Republicans go to the polls to decide whether to nominate Senator Mitch McConnell for another term. Why is this even a question? The simple, essential fact is that the GOP would be no place — no place – today if it were not for McConnell’s leadership in the Senate. Does […]
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A Dangerous Place Already, This Week the World Became More Dangerous | HughHewitt.com | 02.27.14

When based on principle, partisanship can be a good thing. Due to a series of coincidences, I have spent much of the past five days listening to lectures from foreign policy and national security intellectuals and former policy makers of the Reagan, Bush 41 and Bush 43 administrations.  All were partisans, of course.  But all […]
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Border Security – and Insecurity | HughHewitt.com | 02.14.14

Sometimes Washington is beyond clueless.  Immigration reform is a case in point. Central to the immigration reform is border security, stopping people from illegally slipping across the Mexican border into the United States.  Millions have done so in recent years, though far fewer since the recession began.  Many were seeking jobs. Some may have been […]
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Republican Civil War – Dealing with the GOP’s Dilemma | HughHewitt.com | 12.16.13

Over the weekend, Rasmussen posted the results of a poll showing GOP senator Ted Cruz trailing only Pope Francis and President Obama as “the most influential person in 2013.”  It has been a good year for Mr. Cruz, who was sworn in fewer than twelve months ago.  Some would say that it has a less […]
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Postmortem: The Budget Battle on the Morning After | HughHewitt.com | 10.17.13

“Obama Wins.”  That’s the lead morning headline at Politico.com and the unanimous view in this city about the outcome of the government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff of the last few weeks. In policy, we have the status quo ante: The government is funded at sequester levels; the debt ceiling has been suspended so the government can […]
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Scorecard: The Shutdown, the Debt Ceiling, the House GOP and Delaying Obamcare | HughHewitt.com | 10.07.13

If you want to see how the lockstep-with-the-Obama-administration media is trying to spin the American people, pick up Sunday’s New York Times (or click here: http://nyti.ms/15VMXAx<http://nyti.ms/15VMXAx> ).  In the middle of the front page you will find an article headlined: “A Crisis Months in Planning: Conservative Focused on budget as Health Law Weapon.” On a good portion of page […]
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Greek Tragedy in Washington: Obama, Obamacare, Republicans, Ted Cruz and the Shutdown | HughHewitt.com | 09.30.13

Greek tragedy is all about hubris — overweening pride and how it brings men down.  Hubris could be the story of the coming week in Washington but not for the reasons most think. As the whole world knows, this city is fixated on a standoff between the president and Congressional Republicans (all in the House, […]
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Midgame (Not Endgame) for Fighting Obamacare: Seeking Team Ricochet’s Reaction | Ricochet.com | 09.24.13

In response to Ted Cruz’s promised filibuster, critics are shouting “what’s your endgame?” I have a different question, directed in particular to GOP governors and gubernatorial candidates: What’s your midgame? Here is the key fact: We can’t repeal Obamacare until 1) the GOP wins the White House and both houses of Congress (the Senate by […]
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The March on Washington – Today and 50 Years Ago | HughHewitt.com | 08.28.13

Today is the 50th anniversary of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a Dream” address. A commemorative march will climax with speeches on the same site as Dr. King’s storied remarks. President Obama will take the role of star speaker, clearly a marker for how much the […]
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Should Conservatives Fight Obamacare – Or Is There Nothing That Can Be Done To Stop It? | HughHewitt.com | 07.09.13

Last night, after a gathering of politios here in Washington, a prominent writer and authority on health care detailed for me the tremendous gloom among Capitol Hill Republicans and conservatives about Obamacare in recent days. The just-announce full-year postponement in implementing the employer mandate was not an admission of failure, I was told, but an […]
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Biden’s debate night bluster looks even worse 48 hours later | Ricochet.com | 10.13.12

Rick Wilson persuasively argues below that Vice President Joe Biden’s principal objective going into Thursday night’s debate was to reenergize the dispirited Democratic base.  If so and if the vice president’s clownish performance fitted the script, it only confirms the cluelessness of the supposedly brilliant Chicago-based managers of the Democratic campaign. Everything I learned about […]
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“Lesson for POTUS Debate #2: It isn’t over ‘til it’s over” | HughHewitt.com | 10.15.12

Can things get any worse for the Obama-Biden ticket? Two weeks ago the president debates the first capable opponent of his career and comes off as an empty suit.  One week ago the vice president puts on a clownish performance in his matchup with Congressman Paul Ryan. Then the polls tanked.  On Saturday this week, […]
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Splitsville: American Politics Heading into 2012 | HughHewitt.com | 11.22.10

With the 2010 campaign over, Washington can start to do what it does best – obsess on the next campaign.  And here is an early bulletin:  Each party enters the cycle deeply split. Everyone knows about the divide between Tea Party Republicans and party moderates.  Some of this division is over policy.  The Tea Partiers […]
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