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".
Everything begins with leadership. That's why Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam took out the ax yesterday. He wants to win. He wasn't winning. He wasn't going to win. So he changed up the leadership.
On Wednesday the House is scheduled to vote on S. 540, the "Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act," which, in crucial part, will: (1) suspends the debt limit until March 15, 2015, and preserves the ability of the Secretary to utilize extraordinary measures...
My conversation with GOP Senate Senator Mitch McConnell on air Thursday made it obvious that he cannot plan or execute a Senate GOP strategy on the debt limit until the House GOP passes some sort of a debt limit bill and sends it over to the Senate, and even then no one can ever underestimate Harry Reid's twists and turns after it arrives.
It began, innocently enough, with a Super Bowl undercard event: President Obama was interviewed before the big blowout by Bill O'Reilly, who has the biggest audience in cableland.
Bill O’Reilly tried, about as well as anyone has, to oblige the president to respond to serious questions in a serious way, but of course the president didn’t and simply wouldn’t.
Even The New York Times admits (reluctantly) that 2014 is a GOP year.
Expect a new "Super Tuesday" on Tuesday March 1, as would-be early state players rush to attract all the money and attention left after South Carolina, but note the two week gap between South Carolina's voting and the expected new Super Tuesday.
Robert Gates was in the news a lot when his memoir Duty first hit stores. Then Hurricane Christie made land and the stunning nature of much of what Gates wrote lost center stage.
Two weeks from today, House Republicans will travel to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, MD in an attempt to plan their legislative year and of course a strategy for maintaining their majority.
Incredibly, the lead negotiators for the House GOP have just agreed that the only group deserving budget punishment in the new spending deal is the career military. It is an obscene deal, one made worse by a patently cynical attempt to hide the blow to the military by "restoring" cuts to the pensions of wounded veterans.
Thirteen years into a war we are not winning --read Eli Lake's latest on the return of al Qaeda to Fallujah-- comes the searing memoir of the second of four Secretaries of Defense who have been second to the president in the chain of command through the long and continuing stubble with radical Islam.
Monday night's great game found a great ending to an otherwise lousy book --the Bowl Championship Series ("BCS").
The Gang of 15 are enjoying what should be their last unscheduled weekend before Election Night 2016 - or their drop-out from the race.
Peter Lee is going to need a copy ofThe Happiest Life, and very soon, because his 2014 looks like it will be miserable, though not as miserable as he will have made the start of the new year for hundreds of thousands of Californians whom Lee has failed.
"So Secretary of State Clinton, how did your much-reported travels help Ukrainian democracy take root and establish itself so that the inevitable Putin-push for domination of the former Soviet Republic could be resisted?
When RNC Chairman Reince Presibus told me on air Wednesday that his team was getting ready for Hillary, the "news" went viral on the left in hurry.
"It's not my dog. He didn't bite you. Besides, you kicked him first." Thus the trial lawyer's complete defense. And President Obama's too when it comes to the epic fail of Obamacare: "He didn't know it was so badly constructed."
The conclusions from the Washington Post's new polling: The flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act has pushed President Obama to the lowest point of his presidency, with dwindling faith in his competence and in many of the personal attributes that have buoyed him in the past, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Hillary isn't going to be happy with MIT's Jon Gruber, the "father of Obamacare." Especially since she is the "grandmother of Obamacare" and Gruber is confirming her maternity once-removed of the most unpopular law in three generations.
Dianne Feinstein is outside, and she wants to come in and help. Thats' right, one of the most ardent of the pro-Obamacare voices in the Senate now wants to join the self-appointed fire brigade trying to contain the five alarm blaze known as Obamacare.
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