HILLLARY CLINTON: NO DONE DEAL YET

Ken Berwitz As Hillary Clinton\’s many fans in what passes for mainstreammedia these days, rush to anoint her the Democrat presidential nominee, Ithought you might be interested in what the latest national polling data haveto say about it. According to the just-released IBD/TIPP findings, HillaryClinton leads Bernie Sanders by a whopping 2%: 45% – 43%.  In the same poll...

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TRUMP\’S ASSASSINATION AS “HUMOR”

Ken Berwitz Ross Douthat is a columnist for the New York Times. And, apparently, he thinks it is a laugh riot to suggest that the way to stop Donald Trump\’s campaign is through having him assassinated. Yesterday, he tweeted “Good news guys, I\’ve figured out how the Trump campaign ends”, accompanied by a link to a scene in the movie Dead Zone, in which an assassination...

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PREVIEW

Ken Berwitz When I have enough time to blog, I will be covering, among other things: -the latest polling, which suggests Bernie Sanders remains very much in the running for the Democrat presidential nomination,  -and the dismissal of all charges against former Texas Governor Rick Perry – after the damage was done, of course. And more.  Lots more.

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Ken Berwitz Today\’s quote comes to us from Ron Fournier, Senior Political Columnist at National Journal – and one of the more evenhanded, circumspect columnists out there. This is what Mr. Fournier has to say about Hillary Clinton\’s ridiculous demand that, before she shows us the content of three speeches she made to Goldman Sachs, every other candidate, in both parties, has...

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TRANSLATING LORETTA LYNCH

Ken Berwitz Attorney General Loretta Lynch has finally spoken about the possibility of prosecuting Hillary Clinton over the huge, and still growing, email scandal. Here, via Josh Gerstein\’s article at politico.com, is what she said…complete with my translation: Attorney General Loretta Lynch declined Wednesday to discusshow she would make a decision about whether to prosecute...

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OBAMACARNAGE (CONT.): 1.7 BILLION DOLLARS IN UNCHECKED “INCONSISTENCIES”

Ken Berwitz Pulled verbatim from the Government Accounting Office report on ObamaCare, page 17: As part of our review, we obtained data from CMS on applicantinconsistencies generated for the federal Marketplace and the value ofAPTC and CSR subsidies associated with them, for the 2014 coverageyear. In particular, to observe the number of inconsistencies createdand subsequently resolved, we...

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A DEFINITION OF REPUBLICANS (FROM CROOKSANDLIARS.COM)

Ken Berwitz I thought you might be interested in what “Steve M”, one of the valued contributors to the far-left crooksandliars.com thinks of Republicans.  Not some Republicans or many Republicans, but all Republicans: Republican voters spend their days listening to Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage and spend their nights watching Bill O\’Reilly and Sean Hannity...

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WHY HILLARY SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT IT

Ken Berwitz As noted in an earlier blog, Hillary Clinton, at yesterday\’s town hall in South Carolina, said this about the the email investigation currently in progress: “I have turned over 55,000 pages of emails.  I know there are, you know, challenges about what the State Department did or didn\’t do. That\’ll all be worked out. It is just not something that...

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GUANTANAMO CLOSING: LEGALITY AND LOW-INFORMATION VOTERS

Ken Berwitz When running for President in 2008, Barack Obama pledged to immediately close the Guantanamo detention center, and to move its occupants….elsewhere (no definitive word on where).  He didn\’t. He didn\’t close Guantanamo during his subsequent five years as President either. But now, in his last year, and with Republican in control of both houses of congress...

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HILLARY: LYING ABOUT LYING

Ken Berwitz As you may be aware, there was a Democrat town hall meeting in South Carolina last night.  It aired on CNN and was moderated by Chris Cuomo… which means that, unlike tomorrow\’s Republican debate on Telemundo, either the network nor the moderator were any problem for Democrats in general or Hillary Clinton in particular. That said, here are a couple of responses by...

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THE REPUBLICAN “DEBATE” ON TELEMUNDO

Ken Berwitz Tomorrow there will be a Republican “debate” on the Spanish-oriented Telemundo network. The fix is in.  Maria Celeste Arraras is going to co-moderate the debate.   Here is all you need to know about Ms. Arraras, via Jorge Bonilla\’s piece at newsbusters.org: Arraras isknown to readers of this byline for, among other things: framing stories on theDHS...

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THE OBAMALESS SYRIAN DISASTER

Ken Berwitz Earlier today, I blogged about what a disaster Barack Obama\’s Syria policy is, and what his lack of any leadership whatsoever has caused in that terrible part of the world. Well, I just read the New York Times\’ editorial on Syria  – one which acknowledges what a disaster Syria is – and found an astonishing omission.  The name Barack Obama...

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