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Here Is a Cheap (and Great) Way to Handle the Issue of Legal Representation of Unaccompanied Minors

(40) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 3:52 PM

There is a bipartisan bill being passed around Washington DC and it includes a provision that unaccompanied minors get legal representation. That is, as you might guess, expensive and taxpayers would have to pick up that cost since the children cannot pay. I have no idea if the bill will...

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My Message to Senator Dick Durbin: How About You All Quit Playing the Media and the American People?

(25) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 9:33 AM

As I sat on the set last night right before we hit air on ON THE RECORD at 7pm, I received an email note from my FNC colleague Chad Pergram about the closed door briefing on Capitol Hill that included this:

"... [Senator] Durbin also says some of what was...
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General Shinseki's VA: Is This Why?

(1) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 10:53 AM

It is hard to understand how General Shinseki, as Secretary of the VA, could have let this VA crisis expand under his watch. Yes, the crisis started before 2008, but under his watch it has continued to explode and there was plenty of notice to an attentive leader. His job...

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HELP! What President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry Should Do About the US Marine in Mexican Prison

(53) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 10:04 AM

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What should President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry ask of the Mexican government? Accelerate -- really accelerate -- the judicial process (akin to our Constitution right to a speedy trial). Don't make this marine languish in prison -- give him...

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My First Conversation With O.J. Simpson (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 5:59 PM

Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the murder of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson. In reflecting on the case and trial, I remembered my cringe-worthy first conversation with O.J.


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Why Democrats Would Be Smart to Participate in a Select Committee on Benghazi

(11) Comments | Posted May 4, 2014 | 8:52 PM

A Democratic boycott of the Select Committee on Benghazi, as suggested by Congressman Adam Schiff (D-California) would be stupid and a disservice to our nation. A boycott is the Democrats playing politics.

Yes, I know, the Democrats claim the Republicans are playing politics by asking for and forming a Select...

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I Never Thought I Would Be Writing a Post Like This -- Lobbyists?

(166) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 10:05 AM

The death of lobbyists as we know them? Now the paid-for drive-by ambush?

For decades and decades, big corporations and very wealthy people paid lots of big money to lobbyists to stroll Capitol Hill and to promote all sorts of things -- from their companies to their products to their...

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The Drama of TV News

(1) Comments | Posted April 26, 2014 | 9:54 PM

Yes... I know... I still have the defense attorney blood running through my veins. I hate to see anyone targeted for the kill even if it is competition.

In my day's news read, I just spotted another David Gregory Meet the Press article and can't help but think, what is...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Should Not Step Down Just Because Liberals Want It

(21) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 10:23 AM

Have you heard the drum beat? Liberals pushing Justice Ginsburg to step down so that she can be replaced by a liberal Justice. She was appointed under the Constitution for life -- so let it play out. It undermines our faith in the Supreme Court if she bends to the...

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White House Delusional? Obsessed With Fox News Channel?

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 3:30 PM

Just a short time ago, Jay Carney said this:

Carney: there's never been a more transparent admin, ......creates headaches for us, ridiculous stories on Fox News .....

"Never been a more transparent administration?"

OOPS! I love to get credit for identifying a falsehood but we are not the only ones....

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Is Washington Just Impossible?

(7) Comments | Posted April 13, 2014 | 9:57 PM

As Washington says goodbye to now Former Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius, I wonder, is Washington just impossible? Who leaves this town without scars? Having been here for so long, I have met hundreds of politicians on both sides of the aisle and I have yet to meet one who...

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How Much Is Enough? Congressman Vance McAllister Should Resign

(32) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 12:45 PM

Yes... people make mistakes... and forgiveness should be earned and given.

A mistake can truly be accidental -- trip over a crack in the sidewalk -- or a mistake can be done deliberately (kissing a staff member when you are married) that one calls a mistake but only after...

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Is the News Media 'Jumping the Gun' on Governor Chris Christie?

(9) Comments | Posted February 2, 2014 | 7:26 AM

I have no idea how this one will turn out... but I do wonder if some are jumping the gun on this one.

I am trying to sort through all the new stories about Governor Christie today -- the headlines sure are explosive. If you just read the headlines, you...

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Poof! It's Over

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 7:51 AM

I have watched and covered many SOTU addresses. The night is always exciting (yes, I love it) but it really is merely political theater providing the news media about 36 hours of material to discuss and digest.

The SOTU never changes much if anything -- it is tradition and a...

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How to Address Crime

(1) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 9:06 AM

When problems are sitting there -- right in front of us -- we need to face them even if they are difficult ones or even touchy ones. This is particularly true when the problems are crimes and innocent people (especially children and older citizens) are the ones being hurt, even...

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Free Legal Advice (and Free Decency Advice) for NBC and CBS

(34) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 10:51 AM

In the desire to get the news, mistakes are made. NBC and CBS made a whopper on Monday: they wrongfully identified Rollie Chance as the killer of 12 people at the Navy Yard. It is horrible that they did that. It is very painful to Rollie Chance. Frankly, the CBS/NBC...

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We Are Losing, Losing, Losing (Lost?) the War on Poverty -- Whatever Strategy We're Using Is Dead Wrong

(275) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 10:24 AM

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In about 1964 or 1965, President Johnson initiated the War on Poverty. He wanted to beat it. If you look at the numbers then to now, you know we have failed miserably. There could be no better proof than the numbers to convince us...

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Requiem for the Newspaper Clique

(99) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 11:58 AM

It is now days old news that the Washington Post has been sold by the Graham family and I am still reading about it from the clique [journalists in and about the eastern corridor from DC to NYC]. It is one thing to discuss for a day, but the tweets,...

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Test of Journalists and Journalism in Huma Abedin Case

(49) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 9:39 AM

The Huma Abedin story is the perfect story to look at journalism and the media.

When you read a story about Abedin, check to see how many people supposedly providing information and facts are actually named. Be suspicious of any story loaded with unnamed sources -- or even with one...

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Phony?

(624) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 10:53 AM

President Obama and Press Secretary Carney are insensitive and wrong about the scandals. The scandals are not phony. They are real. If you want to talk phony, maybe these two gentlemen should check the mirror?

Victims of IRS targeting were/are frightened and they don't have answers. There is nothing...

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