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  • 'It's just wrong': Walker defends Cruz from Boehner 'jackass' attack

    08/28/2015 11:31:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came to the aid of Sen. Ted Cruz Friday after reports that Speaker of the House John Boehner called him a "jackass" during a fundraiser. Appearing on "The Hugh Hewitt Show," the Republican presidential hopeful called Boehner's reported Wednesday night statement "just wrong." Boehner made the comments at a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, according to the Daily Caller. "I think it's just wrong," Walker said. "Even though I don't know Sen. Cruz as well as I know some of the governors, I've grown to know him and like him and admire him...
  • Trump Reportedly Rules Out Third-Party Run (UPDATED)

    08/26/2015 6:13:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/26/2015 | by Matt Wilstein
    In the first moments of Fox News’ GOP debate earlier this month, Donald Trump was the only candidate on the stage would not vow to support the eventual nominee of the Republican Party, leaving the door open for an third-party campaign should he fail to secure the nomination. Now, The Huffington Post is reporting — in their Entertainment section, of course — that Trump has told “several top Republicans” that he has decided to rule out that possibility and commit himself fully to the GOP. Reporters Sam Stein and Ryan Grim cite “several sources” who were privy to the...
  • Trump: George W. Bushs Best Moment Was When An Iraqi Threw A Shoe At Him

    08/26/2015 5:08:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 132 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/26/15 | Steve Guest
    Donald Trump believes the moment an Iraqi reporter thew a shoe at George W. Bush and Bush didnt blink may have been his best moment if you want to know the truth, that is very sad to say.Trump appearing on the Hugh Hewitt Show Wednesday stated that if Jorge Ramos, who interrupted Trump Tuesday had a microphone, he would have blasted everyone out of the room since he was shouting so loud. Hugh Hewitt: Yeah what he did, it was not professional. Ive been doing this for 25 years. It wasnt professional, but it wasnt professional for him and it...

    08/11/2015 3:48:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 11, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Hewitt, a nationally syndicated radio host through Salem Communications, will, along with CNNs Jake Tapper, moderate the next GOP debate on Sept. 16 at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. Salem Communications is the same company that owns Red Statewhose founder Erick Erickson, a Fox News contributor, chose not to invite Dr. Ben Carson to his gathering of GOP candidates and activists this past weekend in Atlanta and disinvited Trump. This weekend on Meet The Press in an exchange with host Chuck Todd, Hewitt admitted he doesnt think Trump can be president of the United States. Hugh Hewitt, let...
  • Think the 2016 GOP primary process favors the establishment? Hugh Hewitt says it benefits Ted Cruz

    06/24/2015 8:08:51 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 13 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-06-24 | Benjamin Weingarten
    In February of this year the Reince Reforms, the [Reince] Priebus rules require that only four states vote, and those are Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. And Nevada is a caucus state that Rand Paul will win, but which will be dismissed because the Paul supporters there are deep and organized, and caucuses are really false positives, which is important. But hell win it. Hell win some delegates. So the three races that matter are Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. And what really matters are New Hampshire and South Carolina. Ted Cruz has an enormous...
  • Radio Host Hugh Hewitt Calls Ted Cruz The Republican Frontrunner For 2016

    06/23/2015 7:48:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post's Media ^ | June 23, 2015 | Rahel Gebreyes
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)With more and more Republican candidates jumping into the 2016 race, radio host Hugh Hewitt has a surprising take on the state of the GOP landscape, telling HuffPost Live on Friday that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is leading the pack due to a favorable election calendar and his social media prowess. "Right now hes actually ... the frontrunner," Hewitt told host Josh Zepps. "Right now, I think hes actually prepared better to run the board than anybody else. I know conventional wisdom says Jebs got the money and Marco Rubio is lighting up the crowds, and he does. But if...
  • The Moronization of the Republic ... Mark Steyn

    06/19/2015 12:36:09 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 33 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 18 June 2015 | Mark Steyn
    Martha Washington on the 1891 one-dollar bill. I shared my thoughts on the church murders in Charleston and the Pope's encyclical on climate change on this afternoon's Hugh Hewitt show. We'll print the transcript here tomorrow morning. ~The decision to boot Alexander Hamilton off the ten-dollar bill - or at any rate reduce him to one-half of a double-act (like the short-lived Dan Rather and Connie Chung) - is one of those small acts of historical vandalism I absolutely loathe. The powers that be have decided it's time (once more - see right) for "a woman" on a US banknote....
  • Hewitt: 5 bold reforms Hillary should champion to devastate the GOP and ensure a long Clinton Era

    06/16/2015 7:04:24 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 42 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-06-16 | Benjamin Weingarten
    1. A constitutional amendment abolishing the Electoral College and substituting in its place a direct election of the president by popular vote. 2. A constitutional amendment abolishing the two term limit on the presidency. 3. A constitutional amendment mandating that 5% of GDP be spent on the Pentagons budget, with safeguards that the money actually be spent on soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines and the equipment they need, and not on absurd tack-ons like green energy production for military bases. Rebuild the military and detach it from the GOP, and do so before a coup becomes a reality in the...

    06/13/2015 7:19:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 June 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Adam Carollas Friday podcast, syndicated Salem radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt made an appearance to promote his new book, The Queen: The Epic Ambition of Hillary and the Coming of a Second Clinton Era. During that appearance, Carolla asked Hewitt about his thoughts on Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and if at this stage in her career it was possible for her to put off a better vibe to make her more appealing to the public. Hewitt acknowledged Clintons age, but added that he thought she would win the presidency in 2016. Shes 67, Hewitt said. Shell be...
  • Harwood: Carson and Rand Too Sensitive To Questioning, Cruz Isnt

    05/12/2015 8:30:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | May 12, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent and New York Times Political Writer John Harwood argued that GOP presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are too sensitive to tough questions, while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is better at handling tough questions in an interview set to broadcast on Tuesdays Hugh Hewitt Show.Harwood discussed an interview he did with Carson during which Carson argued that Hewitt was so gleeful about thinking that he had caught me on something, during a questioning on the Baltic states and NATO on Hewitts show back in March. After hearing the exchange between Hewitt and...
  • The uranium deal is not about Hillary. It is about Obama!

    04/24/2015 9:55:11 AM PDT · by GilGil · 76 replies ^ | 04/24/15 | Mark Steyn
    Everyone misses the central story here and it is not Hillary. It is Obama who approved this. This is the bigger story a scandal beyond belief. Does anyone realize that 7 out of 9 cabinet officers of Obama's cabinet sat in on the committee to approve this? Here is another question. What did the other cabinet officers get for signing off on this deal? Is it at all conceivable that Obama knew nothing of this when 80% of his cabinet was involved? Once again! Are we to believe that Obama was totally clueless that a deal to give away 20%...
  • Ted Cruz: I Have Never Been To A Gay Wedding

    04/16/2015 5:23:05 PM PDT · by VinL · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/16/2015 | Patrick Howley
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz gave an honest answer to a gay-themed question Thursday. Well, I will tell you, I havent faced that circumstance. I have not had a loved one go to a, have a gay wedding, Cruz told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, who asked the senator if he would go to a gay wedding (Marco Rubio said yesterday that he would go to one). You know, at the end of the day, what the media tries to twist the question of marriage into is they try to twist it into a battle of emotions and personalities,...
  • Hugh Hewitt: Hillary Candidacy Like "Weekend At Bernie's," Democrats Will Have To Prop Her Up

    04/12/2015 9:56:00 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2015-04-12 | Meet the Priss
    FULL TITLE: Hugh Hewitt: Hillary Candidacy Like "Weekend At Bernie's," Democrats Will Have To Prop Her Up Until Election CHUCK TODD, MEET THE PRESS: Hugh, the Republican party this morning, they made sure they came in. They said they have something the RNC called StopHillary.GOP. They sent out a little thumb drive that they claim has her e-mails. They're giving out t-shirts. They went to all the news divisions this morning and did this.
  • Cheney: President Obama Wants To Take America Down [VIDEO]

    04/08/2015 8:47:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2015 | Al Weaver
    In an appearance on The Hugh Hewitt Show Tuesday night, former Vice President Dick Cheney said that President Obamas actions on the world stage exemplify a president who wants to take America down.Cheney also touched on Obamas comments on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, telling Hewitt that Obama is the only post-World War II president to believe that America doesnt need to play a leading role in the world.The former vice president made the appearance following the announcement of a new book on American foreign policy, co-authored by himself and daughter Liz Cheney, will be released in September. HEWITT: Let...
  • Todd: Jeb Seems Like Hes Trying to Have It Both Ways on RFRA

    04/03/2015 1:51:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies ^ | 04/03/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    NBCs Meet the Press host Chuck Todd stated that Jeb Bush seemed like he was trying to have both sides of this debate over Indianas RFRA law on Fridays Hugh Hewitt Show.After hearing a clip of Jebdefending Indianas law as the right thing on Monday, Todd responded, thats what he told you on Monday. What do you make of what he told the Silicon Valley guys a couple of days later when he seemed to, he seemed to he came across as sort of, he was trying to have both sides of this debate?
  • GOP hopefuls criticize Obama marijuana policy but hedge on their own

    04/02/2015 10:26:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Republican presidential hopefuls are united in blasting President Obama for his chaotic enforcement of marijuana laws, but the unity quickly breaks down when they are asked how they would handle things if they were in the White House. Some have sent mixed signals, saying state decisions should be respected while questioning how Mr. Obama has respected those decisions. Others have refused to say how they would wield the federal bureaucracy against marijuana. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of the few potential candidates to take a firm stance, saying he would insist on following federal statutes that outlaw the drug....
  • Talk show primary: Cruz may be trailing in polls, but winning big among conservative radio hosts

    03/29/2015 12:06:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 28, 2015 | Hadas Gold and Jonathan Topaz
    Glenn Beck wants listeners to pray for him. Mark Levin says Fox News is out to get him. Hugh Hewitt calls him an intellectual leader. Rush Limbaugh thinks his campaign launch was masterful. Laura Ingraham hails him as Reaganesque. Erick Erickson considers him a good friend. Ted Cruz may be trailing in the polls and strapped for cash, but the first declared candidate of the 2016 race is winning in at least one key contest the conservative talk-show primary. Tens of millions of listeners and potential GOP primary voters tune in each week to the biggest right-wing...
  • Why Americans Dont Care About ISIS

    03/23/2015 4:18:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies ^ | March 23, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    Lately, conservative pundits like Glenn Beck and Hugh Hewitt have been questioning why America seems so apathetic about ISIS. Beck says Americans dont realize how serious Islamic terrorism has become; we are on the verge of World War III.
  • David Corn Hangs Up On Hugh Hewitt After 45-Minute Grilling on Bill O'Reilly

    02/24/2015 6:40:12 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    Hugh Hewitt grills David Corn of Mother Jones on his claim that then-CBS News correspondent Bill O'Reilly exaggerated the capacity of his involvement in covering the Falklands War. DAVID CORN, MOTHER JONES: As Joe Walsh said, do the show, go play it straight, hell play fair. But youre asking me questions you didnt ask Bill OReilly. HUGH HEWITT, HOST: If you DC: So you know, Im given you one more HH: Heres Eric Engberg DC: If you want to talk about the article or not, Hugh, because Ive got better things to do than help you fill time on the...
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    02/23/2015 6:31:10 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | February 23,2015
    David Corn Hangs Up On Hugh Hewitt After 45-Minute Grilling on Bill O'Reilly
  • A SOTU Over Before Its Begun

    01/20/2015 11:21:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | January 20, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    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.Tonight President Obama will give a speech few Americans...
  • Ted Cruz on Hugh Hewitt Show - Scheduled Now

    12/04/2014 3:10:30 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 13 replies
    Hugh Hewitt Show | 12-4-14 | Self
    Hewitt promo today said Ted Cruz would be on Hugh's show today. Show just started and Mark Steyn is the first guest. Hugh is the ber GOP establishment radio host. He's the ber Romney supporter. His show is syndicated on Salem. Can listen live on KRLA.
  • 2016 retirements could complicate Dems' comeback plans (RATS Boxer, Reid - OUT!)

    11/30/2014 8:30:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats hope to take back control of the Senate in 2016, but their plans could be complicated by potential retirements. The two Democratic senators most likely to retire are Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who represent both sides of the partys ideological spectrum. Boxer, whose fourth term expires at the end of 2016, has a paltry $149,000 in her campaign account, less than almost every other senator facing election next year. As the nations most populous state, California is expensive to cover with advertising. If Boxer decides to run for reelection, she would face a major fundraising...
  • Hugh Hewitt Argues Against the Afterlife and God's Reward

    11/20/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 64 replies
    Dennis Prager Radio Show | 11-20-14 | Self
    Hugh Hewitt Argues Against the Afterlife and God's Reward Hugh Hewitt, Salem Radio host and establishment GOP par exellance (famous for being a Romney acolyte and biographer) was just on the Dennis Prager show arguing that a person's morality is unaffected by their belief or non-belief in the after life or Heaven or Hell. Prager, Jewish and a fellow Salem host, argued the opposite. I didn't recognize Hugh's voice and at first thought it was a liberal caller sparring with Dennis, saying that whether or not one believes in the after life has no bearing in whether they act in...
  • Senator Pat Roberts: Valerie Jarrett Was Involved in IRS Scandal [VIDEO]

    10/11/2014 4:58:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-11-14 | Patrick Howley
    Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts said Friday that he thinks the IRS targeting scandal was driven by Valerie Jarretts office in the White House, according to information that he saw that Democrats tried to whitewash. Roberts told talk radio host Hugh Hewitt that he participated in a Senate Finance Committee investigation into the IRS scandal but the effort was made by the majority, by the Democrats in the Congress, to simply end that investigation, which he called a whitewash. Im convinced that even Valerie Jarrett was involved, Roberts said. I think this was White House-driven. I think all of the...
  • Mitt Romney: I Won't Run

    08/27/2014 4:30:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 99 replies ^ | 8-26-2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    In his Tuesday evening interview on the Hugh Hewitt show, Mitt Romney said it over and over again: "I will not run in 2016." Though a determined Hewitt kept finding different ways to ask the same question, in the end the 2012 candidate stood by his claim, saying, "I had the chance of running. I didnt win. Someone else has a better chance than I do." After Hewitt's relentless questioning, Romney did offer the host his "one in a million" chance of running: if all the other candidates got together and said, "Hey, weve decided we cant do it, you...
  • Make the Border Kids Americans

    07/18/2014 8:19:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | July 17, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    Approximately 90,000 minors have entered the country in the two years since President Obama, whether out of the best of intentions, cynical political calculation or as another of his serial expressions of incompetence, allowed the idea to take hold abroad that kids who were brought to the country would be allowed to stay. Numbers are swelling rapidly and detention centers are bursting at the seams. Among them are thousands of unaccompanied Central American childrenapproximately 52,000 since October, according to federal records ..................................................... The very young among them should find forever families right here, right now. They should become Americans. The...
  • Media Ignorance Is Becoming A Serious Problem

    07/09/2014 10:38:01 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 33 replies
    Last week, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt interviewed Zach Carter...The Huffington Posts senior political economy reporter. The interviews purpose was to discuss Carters negative response to Hewitts previous interview of former Vice President Dick Cheney. The interview was lively and interesting but it did not go well for Carter, who was forced to admit his ignorance of the historical context of the situation in Iraq....Carter said he hadnt read...Bernard Lewis Crisis of Islam, Robin Wrights Dreams and Shadows, or Thomas P. M. Barnetts The Pentagons New Map. He said he hadnt read Dexter Filkins The Forever War but that hed...
  • Hugh Hewitt Makes HuffPo Reporter Look Like an Idiot (AUDIO)

    07/07/2014 8:49:02 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July7 2014 | Washington Free Beacon
    Radio host Hugh Hewitt thoroughly embarrassed a Huffington Post reporter and exposed the scribes misleading view on Iraq during a brutal on-air interview. Hewitt hosted Zach Carter, the Huffington Posts senior political economy reporter, on the show to discuss recent comments by former Vice President Dick Cheney. Carter had excoriated Cheney for remarks made about Iraq during a previous interview on Hewitts program. The conversation quickly spiraled out of control for Carter when Hewitt dismantled the reporters false arguments for why the Bush administration is to blame for the current violence in Iraq. Carter, in the interview, admitted that he...
  • 2014: Triumph Of The Buckley Rule, Suspension of the Limbaugh Corollary (The GOPe spin)

    06/25/2014 6:19:04 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 12 replies ^ | June 25, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    2014: Triumph Of The Buckley Rule, Suspension of the Limbaugh Corollary By Hugh Hewitt Wednesday, Jun25, 2014 The Buckley Rule, named for William F. Buckley Jr., counsels voters to cast their ballots for the most conservative Republican who could win in November. The Limbaugh Corollary seems to add the requirement that voters allow for modern campaigns to make up perceived gaps that put more conservative candidates behind more moderate candidates early in an election cycle. The Limbaugh corollary carries high returns Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz when it works. Bad losses when it doesnt Christine ODonnnell v. Mike Castle being the...
  • The Full Putin

    02/09/2014 9:49:15 AM PST · by Valpal1 · 6 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 2/9/14 | Mark Steyn
    On this week's appearance on "The Hugh Hewitt Show", Hugh wanted to discuss the pitiful state of the Steyn-for-Senate campaign in New Hampshire. It was a real chest-baring session:
  • Thoughts On The House GOP As It Prepares For Its Annual Retreat

    01/16/2014 3:23:20 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Hugh ^ | January 16, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    Both immigration and tax reform are said to be on the agenda for the upcoming House retreat. Lame duck Ways and Means Chair David Camp is going to try again to persuade House GOP members that their voters back home really really want to give up their home mortgage deduction and charitable deductions even though no one no one has ever campaigned on that plan as the centerpiece of their bids for Congress. Camp wants to impose it on voters as good for them when all voters want is for government to be cut and to kill off Obamacare. The...
  • "Had Mitt and I Won, This Would Not Be Necessary"

    01/15/2014 7:21:15 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 383 replies
    Slate ^ | 15 Jan 14 | David Weigel
    The feedback continues, with a bunch of military veterans and family members asking me how I could defend the callous COLA cuts to military pensions by way of explaining why Congress is trying to undo them. Another reader email: I strenuously object to being asked to sacrifice any more! I risked my life in two deployments to war zones, sacrificed my health (I'm also a disabled veteran), and jeopardized my relationship with my family for my country. I find Congress' latest demand a kick in the gut. We veterans and retirees have sacrificed enough without having to endure the...
  • Mark Steyn: Obamacare the greatest act of punitive liberalism Democrats have imposed on America

    11/24/2013 7:48:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 23, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Hugh Hewitts radio show earlier this week, National Review columnist Mark Steyn talked about Obamacare and the long-term impact it will have beyond its plagued initial rollout. Steyn tied Obamacare to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reids implementation of the nuclear option to how Obamacare was initially passed with procedural trickery in the Senate in 2009 and then in 2010. Well, they will say what he is, that his thing is getting to 51, Steyn said. And a lot of, you know, and that seems cute, because we admire political operators. So the guy who can get to 51, we...
  • HUGH HEWITT - GOP isolationists are taking U.S. back to the 1930s

    09/03/2013 3:58:13 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 90 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9-2-2013 | HUGH HEWITT
    Syria's butcher Bashir Assad could end up toppling British Prime Minister David Cameron and not the other way around, while also giving Russia a big boost back on to the Great Power stage and green lighting Tehran's most ambitious and sparky plans in its mountain tunnel complexes. Along the way he has exposed President Obama as feckless and fearful. The president and his team are scrambling to remind lawmakers of what the Commander-in-Chief ought to have long ago argued to the country: When the good guys blink, the bad guys notice. Lots and lots of blinking. Most of the people...
  • Re: Former Hillary Press Secretary Refuses to Agree Alger Hiss Was a Communist

    08/27/2013 2:31:34 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 8-27-2013 | Ian Tuttle
    August 27, 2013 Re: Former Hillary Press Secretary Refuses to Agree Alger Hiss Was a Communist Ian Tuttle Reference:John Fund-Former Hillary Press Secretary Refuses to Agree Alger Hiss Was a Communist Karen Finneys refusal to acknowledge that Alger Hiss was a Communist spy let alone a Soviet agent with a direct hand in crafting American policy during World War II and the crucial early Cold War years should, alas, come as no surprise. The Cold War years are full of unpleasant memories for the Left, whose intellectuals, ignoring the horrors of the Russian Revolution, Stalins massacres, and much...
  • David Mamets The Anarchist: The New Lefts Terrible Triumph

    11/21/2012 5:34:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | November 21, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    In New York Friday to appear on Sean Hannitys program, I stayed an extra day to catch an early performance of David Mamet's new play The Anarchist, now in its second week of previews. Sitting next to Marcello, a Brazilian venture capitalist, we chatted about the election just past. "I do not understand you Americans. Dogs on car roofs? Really?" I can't argue that our process isn't absurd or that our media isn't mired in the trivial. The day before I had interviewed Israel's Ambassador to the United States, historian Michael Oren, and had passed a pro-Israel demonstration in Times...
  • Mark Steyn's Debate Reaction

    10/06/2012 12:12:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | October 5, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    HH: Broadcasting from the CPAC convention in Denver on the day after the most devastating loss in the history of presidential debates suffered by Barack Obama, the Agincourt of presidential debates. Call it Midway, call it Dien Bien Phu, call it whatever you want, it was a rout. And who will call it best? Mark Steyn, of course, Columnist To the World. Mark, welcome, what did you think of last night? MS: Well, Im not sure Id go as far as, what did you say, Midway, Agincourt HH: Agincourt, Midway and Dien Bien Phu, because John Kerry was involved. We...
  • The Brief Against Obama: The Rise, Fall and Epic Fail of the Hope and Change Presidency

    06/20/2012 8:37:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 20, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    The Brief Against Obama: The Rise, Fall and Epic Fail of the Hope and Change Presidency is my new book, and new books mean book tours, both real and virtual. Thus I began the week in Las Vegas, moved to New York City and am headed to Phoenix Thursday, promoting the book and the website as I go, dashing between television studios and dialing radio stations spread across the country. You learn things from the question sets posed on such a tour. "The Brief Against Obama" is intended as a comprehensive guide to the promises, predictions, platitudes and polemics President...
  • Ron Paul's Truther Squad Includes Everyone Who Votes For Him in Iowa

    12/24/2011 6:14:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | December 23, 2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    Columnist-to-the-World Mark Steyn and I chat on air almost every week. The transcript of those interviews are always posted, both at and Heres a lengthy excerpt from yesterdays conversation about Ron Paul, which begins as I play a tape of a question asked of the would-be Iowa upset winner about 9/11: Q: Okay, and one more question. Why dont you come out and tell the truth about 9/11? RP: Well, I cant handle the controversy. I have the IMF, the Federal Reserve to deal with, the IRS to deal with, because no, I just have more, too many...
  • The GOP and Global Warming

    10/20/2011 4:39:44 PM PDT · by bkopto · 32 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | June 4, 2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    "I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," Mitt Romney told a crowd supporters at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. "It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors." Immediately the "See! He's a RINO emails" began to flow in, but Romney is just saying what every serious GOP contender will have to say, and what the best voice conservatives have on the subject, AEI's Steven Hayward says. (Here's a recent Weekly Standard piece from Hayward that updates the surveys...
  • Mark Steyn On Barack Obama's Israel Problem

    05/20/2011 10:16:25 AM PDT · by mojito · 19 replies ^ | 5/19/2011 | Mark Steyn and Hugh Hewitt
    HH: ...I was struck by that today. Why does he want to go back to 67? What ideological tick is making him travel back in time to prior to many wars ago? MS: Yeah, because I think this is the war. If you have the Western faculty lounge attitude, which is the sewer that Obama has been marinated in, in his entire adult life, then 1967 matters far more than 1973 or 1948, or 1922, because 1967 is, as the faculty lounge left see it, the moment when the Israeli occupation began. Why, by the way, did it begin? It...
  • Media Bias and the Debates, Again

    03/31/2011 6:05:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Hugh ^ | March 31,2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    The GOP is crazy to allow its presidential nomination process to be mediated by a left-of-center to hard left MSM. I interviewed John Harris of Politico today, one of the designated "moderators" of the proposed Reagan Library debate, now moved to September, and traditional conservatives and Tea Party activists alike will get no comfort from our conversation. (The transcript is here.) Harris is an experienced and respected journalist, and a genuinely smart and nice guy who always agrees to interviews, but his responses to my questions confirm the blind spot the MSM has with regard to its own deep biases...
  • Mark Steyn's sober analysis of the debt crisis, and whether the GOP even understand it.

    03/04/2011 2:03:09 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 50 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 4 March 2011 | Mark Steyn
    HH: I begin this hour with Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn. You can read all of Marks work at I find him tonight in Canada. Hello, Mark, and good evening to you. MS: No, no. Im actually in Michigan, which actually isnt in Canada, although in fact judging from what I got into trouble for saying about Detroit, it wouldnt even rise to the standard of Canada. Im in the state of Michigan. HH: Well, Im glad to hear youre in the Wolverine state. Watch out for rappers driving big, black cars around. This is how we roll....
  • The Moment of Decision for the House GOP and An Alert On The Coburn Talks

    02/10/2011 8:31:02 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Hugh ^ | Feb 10 ,2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    What we have been covering all week on the radio show has finally burst into the view of the MSM. Even CNN has now figured out that the debate over spending within the House GOP caucus is hugely important. The vast class of House freshmen know that if they budget cuts delivered in the final CR are not more than $100 billion they will be either primaried in less than 20 months or flogged with "broken promise" charges in their campaign for re-election in districts newly redrawn because of the census. My new column deals with the specifics, but...
  • What The Hedgehog Knows About the GOP Presidential Race

    01/20/2011 2:42:42 PM PST · by radioone · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall ^ | 1-20-11 | Hugh Hewitt
    On my radio show on Wednesday, January 19, Dick Morris flatly declared that Mitt Romney could not win the Republican nomination for president because of the health care plan Romney guided into law in Massachusetts in 2005. On the same day my friend and superb political analyst John Hinderaker of Powerline fame declared that it was over for Sarah Palin. The time has come to put any thoughts of Sarah Palin running for President to rest, John wrote.
  • Poll: Obama's losing support; Romney would beat him now [Romneybot zot!]

    12/13/2010 1:07:41 PM PST · by Poundstone · 82 replies · 2+ views
    McClatchy ^ | December 10, 2010 | Steven Thomma
    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's approval ratings have sunk to the lowest level of his presidency, so low that he'd lose the White House to Republican Mitt Romney if the election were held today, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.
  • Hugh Hewitt: Just say no to Nancy Reagan

    11/15/2010 9:04:22 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 58 replies
    With all due respect to Nancy Reagan, her proposal that the first Republican debate of the 2012 season be held at the Reagan Library in the spring of 2011 is worse than a nonstarter. The country needs to focus on the hugely important congressional debates this spring, not on made-for-MSM, liberal-dominated GOP wrestling matches. The idea is itself an insult to conservative activists and new media. A quick rejection by GOP candidates of the presumptuous declaration of inevitability by and NBC that they would be in charge would go a long way toward recognizing that these outlets, like most...
  • Hugh Hewitt Live Election Coverage

    11/02/2010 6:34:46 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 21 replies
    1460 KZNT ^ | November 2, 2010
    I know, I know, Hugh's not my favorite guy in the world for his bashing of my guy Tancredo, but he has excellent election night coverage. You can listen live at the Colorado Springs station at
  • BEYOND THE MARGIN OF LAWYER (Transcript of Mark Steyn on Hugh Hewitt's radio show)

    10/28/2010 10:25:32 PM PDT · by JLS · 7 replies ^ | 28 October 2010 | Mark Steyn/Hugh Hewitt
    HH: Its Thursday. Were so happy to have back not quite in America, Columnist to the World, Mark Steyn. Mark Steyn, welcome back, its great to talk to you. MS: (laughing) Youre breaking out the West Side Story. You must be in a party mood. HH: Well, theres so much important to talk about, but I have to begin, Ive been thinking about you since last Saturday night, because I took the Fetching Mrs. Hewitt to see West Side Story in New York when I was back there. And imagine my surprise when I sat down and I heard this...