Hugh Hewitt is an author, law professor and broadcast journalist. Hugh Hewitt is the host of the “Hugh Hewitt Show,” broadcast live from Southern California each afternoon. Hugh Hewitt conceived and hosted the 1996 national PBS series "Searching for God in America." Hugh Hewitt is the author of numerous books including "A Mormon in the White House?: 10 Things Every American Should Know about Mitt Romney".
"This is not about guns. This is about evil. Here at home, and evil abroad." No GOP candidate for president has yet used those words but I hope some and perhaps all of them will before a week or more passes.
Rule One: If you want to sell anything --a candidacy, a message, a byline (and especially books)-- accept as many interviews as possible, giving priority to those settings with the largest audience, but understanding that ultimate audience often depends upon amplification of the first interview by social media.
Congressional Republicans apparently are hoping that Democrats are going to turn to Pete Carroll for their play calling between now and November, 2016, and that is a vain hope.
When President Obama unveiled his draft of a new Joint Resolution "To authorize the limited use of the United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant," I was talking with the man who man who is mostly responsible for putting the president in the Oval Office, David Axelrod. (The audio and text of that interview is here.)
In two interviews on my radio program Monday, United States Senator Marco Rubio and former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton both made clear that the "deal" negotiated by President Obama and his former and current Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry is an unacceptable appeasement of the nuclear ambitions of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Jordan's swift reaction to the savage murder of its young fighter pilot --the rapid execution of two terrorists-- is just the first of our ally's responses if King Abdullah was correctly understood by members of the House Armed Services Committee.
As Marco Rubio collects early support from key supporters, Scott Walker surges in grass roots' awareness, Chris Christie organizes his fundraising, Jeb Bush wins the Murdoch primary, and Mitt Romney launches Campaign 3.0, the key task for every would be GOP-nominee is to study and understand former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and of course her famous husband.
When George W. Bush and the GOP got "thumped" over the conduct of the war in Iraq in November 2006, 43 responded to the will of the people, made changes, announced the Surge, and graciously welcomed Nancy Pelosi as the first woman Speaker at the start of his 2007 State of the Union Address. Not much else is remembered from the next two years, except victory in Iraq and a market panic in the fall of 2008 brought about by the popping of the housing bubble. That panic brought us President Obama
Mitt Romney's entry into the 2016 race for the GOP nomination has caught almost every observer of American politics flat-footed.
Rarely has one group so utterly failed to elicit sympathy in my radio audience as the Harvard faculty did Monday as I related the contents of Robert Pear's report on their distress at rising health care costs brought on by the arrival of Obamacare's tsunami on their shores.
"Its quite apparent, quite obvious that the targeting of these two police officers was a direct spinoff of this issue of these demonstrations.
We all have to suspect that neither Truman nor Ike would have let the Castro brothers write their own ticket as President Obama did Wednesday.
The Senate GOP will debate restoring the filibuster today, a move which if agreed to will firmly hang a "kick me" sign on their collective rear-end.
Stop The NDAA's Cuts To Military Pay, Housing, and Benefits
First, thanks to those of you who are preparing to retire having given to your service in the United States Congress. It is a great job but not usually an easy one, especially when the phones and email boxes are jammed by angry constituents.
The president addresses the nation tonight at 8 PM EST. My show will add an extra hour to collect reactions from callers and experts, and thus will be carried on most of my stations until 10 PM EST.
How should the new Republican-led Congress deal with the lame duck president?
With Dan Sullivan's race called, and Mary Landrieu's campaign cooling to room temperature, it is no longer premature to look to the first priorities of the next Congress and maybe even the lame duck session --a dangerous time, but also one in which some serious things can get done.
Byron York reports that Michelle Nunn's numbers are falling and have been falling since mid-October, that Republican David Perdue is ahead and gaining ground. Either Perdue will win outright Tuesday or in a January run-off.
Folks trying to plan their personal fiscal '15 are at a loss. They can't do a budget because they don't know what their health insurance costs will be.