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  • Conservative Radio Host Hugh Hewitt Praises Obama for 'Superb' Mosque Address

    02/04/2016 7:00:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/3/16 | Josh Feldman
    President Obama's address at a U.S. mosque today did not receive that many plaudits on the right, but conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt reacted to it with praise: Hugh Hewitt @hughhewitt POTUS speech at mosque is superb. Yes, you read that right. Superb.
  • National Review loses GOP debate sponsorship over anti-Trump issue

    01/23/2016 5:02:45 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 22, 2016 | David Weigel
    The Republican National Committee has ended a debate partnership with National Review after the venerable conservative magazine devoted its new issue to a "symposium" of reasons why voters should reject Donald Trump's presidential campaign. "We expected this was coming," the magazine's publisher Jack Fowler wrote in a blog post late Thursday night, just 90 minutes after the symposium went live. "Small price to pay for speaking the truth about The Donald." RNC spokesman Sean Spicer Fowler's account of events, and added in a comment to Buzzfeed's Rosie Gray that "a debate moderator can't have a predisposition." That leaves CNN, Salem...
  • Mark Steyn On New Yorkers’ Amnesia Of How Bad It Was In The 70s

    01/03/2014 7:11:35 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 37 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | Mark Steyn
    HH: But we begin, and how appropriately so, on the first live show of 2014 with Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn. Hello, Mark, Happy 2014. MS: Hey, yeah, Happy New Year, and congratulations on the book, Hugh. It’s the perfect match of author and subject, because you are the optimistic man. And I sometimes feel that leads you a little bit astray on the political field, but this is perfect terrain for you, all the important stuff. HH: Well, whenever I start to go like the floating uncle in Mary Poppins, I go get my After America book down...
  • Trump Says He Supports Reauthorizing Patriot Act, NSA Metadata Collection

    01/04/2016 10:54:20 AM PST · by TBP · 63 replies
    Truth in Media ^ | Dec 7, 2015 | Barry Donegan
    "I tend to err on the side of security," said 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the Hugh Hewitt Show. 2016 Republican presidential candidate and billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump said that he supports reauthorizing the USA PATRIOT Act and bulk cell phone metadata collection by the National Security Agency in an interview on the Hugh Hewitt Show earlier this month. In the above-embedded clip, Hewitt asks Trump, “On metadata collection, Ted Cruz is glad the NSA got out of it. Marco Rubio wants it back. What’s Donald Trump think?” “Well, I tend to err on the side...
  • This Moment Explains Why Trump Doesn't Get Hurt by the Things He Says

    12/16/2015 2:45:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Rush ^ | December 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Cookie went and rolled off the answer Trump gave to the question from Hugh Hewitt about whether he will run third party or not. This is what I talked about at the opening of the program where Trump drops the performance persona and communicates. This is an example of many; these things happen frequently in his personal appearances. I'm only illustrating this, or mentioning it, because so many people still wonder how it is that Trump doesn't get hurt by what some people think are the stupid things he says or the ignorant things he says or...
  • VANITY about an article from November 20, 2015 Time Magazine: CNN Announces Criteria for Next Republ

    Chuck Todd On The Latest Terrorism News HH: Yeah, because Chris Christie said last hour on this program I wonder if the President is going to mock me as a tough guy now for worrying about widows, because this was a black widow. That is where my observation is taking me. And Christie just hammered the President. (Excuse us, Christie does not hammer Obama more than Trump. Christie is only trying to become a mini Trump) What do you think happens now inside the White House on their reluctance to use the term Islamist terror, on the jayvee stuff coming...
  • Ted Cruz’s Truth Bomb About Criminals Has Liberals ENRAGED

    12/01/2015 9:42:51 AM PST · by Isara · 52 replies
    Federalist Papers ^ | December 1, 2015 | Robert Gehl
    When Sen. Ted Cruz declared that the majority of criminals are Democrats, it was a masterful stroke. The media is going crazy over the declaration, claiming it's outrageous.On Hugh Hewitt's radio show Monday, Cruz said that the Planned Parenthood shooting has really displayed the ugly underbelly of the media. You know, every time you have some sort of violent crime or mass killing, you can almost see the media salivating, hoping, hoping, desperately that the murderer happens to be a Republican so they can use it to try to paint their political enemies.""Now listen, here's the simple and undeniable...
  • Senator Ted Cruz ... (interview with Hugh Hewitt today)

    11/30/2015 5:38:14 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The Hugh Hewitt Show ^ | November 30, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt and Ted Cruz
    Senator Ted Cruz On The Planned Parenthood Attacks, The Freedom Act, 2016, Illegal Immigration And More Senator Ted Cruz, surging in Iowa, joined me on today's show: ...
  • Scarborough to Hugh Hewitt on Clinton Coverage: 'You're Full of It, Owe Me Apology'

    11/09/2015 7:13:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, an incensed Joe Scarborough told Hugh Hewitt he was "full of it," and that "you owe me an apology." Scarborough was steamed that Hewitt seemed to suggest that Joe was part of the "Manhattan-DC Beltway elite" that refused to cover Hillary's scandals. Scarborough said "I put my neck on the line every day here," covering Hillary and criticizing media bias. View the video here.
  • Mark Steyn: Ted Cruz Punches Back

    10/30/2015 6:55:40 AM PDT · by Isara · 32 replies
    Steynonline ^ | October 30, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    ...HUGH HEWITT: Now Mark Steyn, on two levels, and we'll talk about the substance, but there is art in that response. There is a man who's litigated successfully nine times before the Supreme Court, who managed without taking notes to retain every personal attack, reframe them, repackage them, repurpose them into a counterattack on the panel expertly. It was actually art.MARK STEYN: Yeah, and that's the Ted Cruz I like, Hugh. The criticism of Ted Cruz this election cycle has been that he's been too canned and too rehearsed, and he uses his talking points. And when he does that,...
  • Here’s Why 'President Trump' Might Dump the F-35

    10/24/2015 7:46:36 AM PDT · by McGruff · 56 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | October 23, 2015 | Martin Matishak
    Donald Trump boasts, “I’m the most militaristic person there is,” and that he’d build a military force so robust “no one is going to mess” with the U.S. Yet at his core, Trump is a businessman. So when the Republican presidential frontrunner looks at the Defense Department’s multi-billion dollar F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, he sees a lousy deal. During an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, the real estate mogul said he has received briefings on the fighter jet effort and that it has “big problems.” “I’m hearing that our existing planes are better. And one of the...
  • Donald Trump On Today’s Benghazi Hearing and State of the 2016 Race (interviewed by Hugh Hewitt)

    10/22/2015 6:41:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies ^ | October 22, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt and Donald Trump
    Donald Trump joined me today top discuss the Benghazi hearing with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the state of the 2016 GOP race for the nomination to face her in the general election: ... Transcript: HH: On a day of huge headlines from Capitol Hill and from polling around the country, Donald Trump has surged to a commanding lead in the Washington Post/ABC poll. He’s ahead in the Bowling Green University poll in Ohio, and in fact, he leads every poll I’ve seen except one with Iowa. We’ll talk about that, but Donald Trump, welcome back to the...
  • Scarborough Suggests Hugh Hewitt Has 'Tingle Up the Leg' for Rubio

    10/16/2015 5:42:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough swung a double-edged sword on today's Morning Joe, swiping simultaneously at his MSNBC colleague Chris Matthews and at radio host and debate panelist Hugh Hewitt. The subject was Marco Rubio, with Hewitt calling him "the most dynamic speaker the Republican party has seen ever, since Lincoln." "Since Lincoln," asked Scarborough incredulously—"do you have a tingle going up your leg?" Scarborough said that rather than recalling Lincoln, "when I see Marco speaking, I'm seeing a guy that's running for student government." View the video here.
  • Hewitt slams House Freedom Caucus

    10/12/2015 12:53:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Kevin Cirilli
    Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Sunday slammed Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) and the House Freedom Caucus for "holding the House hostage" and blocking Republicans from electing a successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who wants to resign at the end of the month. Hewitt said on NBC's "Meet The Press" that he hopes Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) — who has said he doesn't want to be Speaker — will change his mind. Hewitt then criticized Brat, who was on the roundtable, and the conservative House Freedom Caucus for giving Ryan a tepid response. "There's like 15 of you...
  • Senator Ted Cruz On Speaker Contest, Dealing With POTUS (Audio & Transcription)

    10/09/2015 2:37:43 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | Thursday, October 8, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz joined me on the show today:Audio: 10-08hhs-cruzTranscript:HH: Joined now by United States Senator Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz, welcome, it’s good to speak with you. TC: Hugh, thank you for having me. It’s always a pleasure to be with you.HH: Quite an amazing day in Washington, D.C.TC: Yes.HH: You have an extraordinary amount of influence on the House of Representatives. What do you think they ought to do?TC: Well, it has been an extraordinary day. Kevin McCarthy’s dropping out, I think, surprised everybody. And you know, what I think they should do is what I have both publicly...
  • Meet the Four Kinds of GOP Voters

    09/28/2015 6:27:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 9-28-2015 | HUGH HEWITT
    First, there are the GOP’s “True Believers,” to use Eric Hoffer’s term. Among the four categories of voters, the True Believers in 2016 have already picked a candidate and are sticking to him come hell or high water—at least unless and until he drops out or wins. It’s clear that the True Believers are lining up primarily behind Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Rick Santorum or Donald Trump. The second category of GOP voters are the “Buckley Voters,” so-called because they tend to follow the “Buckley Rule” and support the most conservative candidate they see...
  • Trump calls for Indian intervention if Pakistan becomes ‘unstable’

    09/23/2015 2:34:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | September 23, 2015 | Staff
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States should use India’s help to deal with Pakistan if it becomes ‘unstable’ in the future. “You have to get India involved. India’s the check to Pakistan,” Trump said, during his appearance on a radio talk show. Trump’s statement came in response to Hewitt’s question regarding what he would do if Pakistan, “the most dangerous country in the world other than Iran,” became ‘unstable’. Asked whether he would send in US troops to neutralise Pakistan’s nuclear capability should the country go rogue, Trump replied that he would not reveal his...
  • Hugh Hewitt interviewed Donald Trump today - replay tonight

    09/21/2015 3:40:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    See body of thread | September 21, 2015
    Hugh Hewitt interviewed Donald Trump today. The interview took place during the first two segments (about 22 minutes including commercials) of Hugh's show. It was friendly and covered several subjects. You can listen to the replay here tonight. Click "LISTEN LIVE". 6 Pacific / 7 Mountain / 8 Central / 9 Eastern
  • Mika To Hugh Hewitt: You're 'Uncomfortable Being Honest' About CNN Debate Format

    09/18/2015 6:28:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the view of this NewsBuster, Hugh Hewitt is the ablest conservative interviewer on radio. So it was surprising to see him serve as such a loyal CNN soldier on today's Morning Joe. Hewitt, a member of the CNN panel at Wednesday's GOP debate, refused to complain about the paltry opportunities he was given to question the candidates. And defending the fact that Donald Trump had been given twice Scott Walker and Mike Huckabee's airtime, Hewitt said that while "unfortunate," Jake Tapper had done a "marvelous" job of allocating time. That was too much for Mika Brzezinski, who bluntly told...
  • Two Winners and Four Losers in CNN’s GOP Debate

    09/17/2015 9:50:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/17/2015 | Paula Bolyard
    Here’s my 10-minute summary of the CNN Republican debate (which should have been renamed the CNN-Pssst-did-you-hear-that-nasty-thing-one-Republican-said-about-another-Republican debate):The Winners: Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina were the two standouts in Wednesday’s debate.Rubio brought an appealing mix of the common touch and tough talk on foreign policy to the debate stage. Unlike some other candidates, he didn’t seem like he was elbowing his way into the debate, so it “felt” like he was a featured speaker. He sounded like the grownup in the room when he tussled with Trump on foreign policy. Trump grimaced and rolled his eyes, but offered no substantive...
  • Donald Trump’s Grand Inquisitor (Hugh Hewitt)

    09/16/2015 1:56:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | September 15, 2015 | Todd S. Purdum
    Hugh Hewitt drew Trump’s ire with a smart question. On Wednesday night, the conservative talk radio host will be ready for round 2 ... Hewitt declined for obvious reasons to detail potential debate questions. But he showed off a spreadsheet grid he’s made to keep track of each candidate’s “at-bats,” in an effort to assure that all are heard from. And his basic philosophy is simple. “Trying to channel the Republican primary voter who is undecided—or, what’s the term, loosely attached—and what they would want to know,” he explains. “And one of those things is who’s the best positioned to...
  • The Obnoxious and Important Questions I Would Ask At The GOP Debate

    09/14/2015 4:57:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | September 14, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    CNN’s Republican debate on September 16th will be conducted with dignity and gravitas by questioners like Hugh Hewitt and Jake Tapper, who will treat the candidates with a level of respect and courtesy that many of them just don’t deserve. They have to. I don’t. On behalf of all infuriated conservatives, I demand the right to interrogate the candidates myself. I get to ask a question and a follow-up, and here are the rules. First, answer the damn question. It insults me when you think I’ll somehow forget what I asked, so bewitching is your oratory. Second, answer, then stop talking....
  • Hugh Hewitt: 'There Are No Gotcha Questions'

    09/07/2015 2:30:12 PM PDT · by GilGil · 90 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/7/2015 | Joe Schaeffer
    Talk radio host Hugh Hewitt has said in the wake of last week's controversial foreign policy interview with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that "I deplore 'gotcha questions,'" yet he's repeatedly defended asking them in the past and even says on his website that there's no such thing as a "gotcha question."
  • Next debate moderator accused of 'gotcha questions'

    09/07/2015 1:44:16 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 108 replies ^ | September 7, 2025 | Guardian Web
    The conservative radio host accused of asking Donald Trump “gotcha” questions in an interview this week has denied the charges, saying he has no favorites and will ask “hard questions” of all candidates later this month when he acts as a questioner in the second Republican primary debate. “I don’t do gotcha questions,” Hugh Hewitt told CNN on Sunday, adding that Trump had had a “great interview” in which he had been “very sophisticated” and “almost Nixonian” in other answers. In the interview, broadcast on Thursday, Trump confused Iran’s Quds force with the Kurds and said he would know the...
  • Palin Defends Trump: We Need a ‘Tough’ POTUS, Not a Master of Trivial Pursuit

    09/06/2015 6:42:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 153 replies ^ | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin appeared on CNN this morning and defended Donald Trump after his less-than-stellar interview with Hugh Hewitt. Trump’s foreign policy-focused interview was pretty widely panned for The Donald’s loose grasp on the issues. On State of the Union this morning, Tapper asked Palin if she thought Trump got “gotcha” questions. Palin said, “I’d rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of Trivial Pursuit.”
  • Palin Defends Trump: We Need a ‘Tough’ POTUS, Not a Master of Trivial Pursuit

    09/06/2015 11:46:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 67 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/06/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin appeared on CNN this morning and defended Donald Trump after his less-than-stellar interview with Hugh Hewitt.Trump’s foreign policy-focused interview was pretty widely panned for The Donald’s loose grasp on the issues. On State of the Union this morning, Tapper asked Palin if she thought Trump got “gotcha” questions.Palin said, “I’d rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of Trivial Pursuit.”She added that the public doesn’t “give a flying flip” which specific leaders are overseeing specific regions anyway. Palin suggested a good metric to judge candidates by might be...
  • Palin Defends Trump: We Need a ‘Tough’ POTUS, Not a Master of Trivial Pursuit

    09/06/2015 8:41:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/6/15 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin appeared on CNN this morning and defended Donald Trump after his less-than-stellar interview with Hugh Hewitt. Trump’s foreign policy-focused interview was pretty widely panned for The Donald’s loose grasp on the issues. On State of the Union this morning, Tapper asked Palin if she thought Trump got “gotcha” questions. Palin said, “I’d rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of Trivial Pursuit.” She added that the public doesn’t “give a flying flip” which specific leaders are overseeing specific regions anyway. Palin suggested a good metric to judge candidates by...
  • Trump Publicly Bashed Hugh Hewitt After Praising Him In Private (Trump First Praised Hugh Hewitt?

    09/05/2015 11:46:07 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 49 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 9/5/2015 | Allegra Kirkland
    Donald Trump trashed conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Twitter early Saturday morning, a day after Hewitt denied asking Trump "gotcha questions" during an appearance on his show. ... "Why would a very low ratings radio talk show host like Hugh Hewitt be doing the next debate on @CNN. He is just a third-rate "gotcha guy! A producer for Hewitt's radio show responded by posting a handwritten note Trump left for the host telling him it was a "great honor" to appear on his show. ...
  • Trump Rips Hugh Hewitt on Twitter for His ‘Low Ratings’ Because Of Course

    09/05/2015 8:33:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 102 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/5/15 | Josh Feldman
    There is one very important metric Donald Trump likes to judge someone’s merit on: ratings. He constantly talks about how good The Apprentice did in the ratings and most of the time, when he wants to express his dislike of someone, he goes after their ratings (though he couldn’t exactly do that with Megyn Kelly). -snip- Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 3 hours ago New Jersey, USA Very low ratings radio host Hugh Hewitt asked me about Suleiman, Abu Bake al-Baghdad, Hassan Nasrallah and more - typical "gotcha" questions Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 3 hours ago New Jersey, USA Why would...
  • Hugh Hewitt's Face-Off With Donald Trump Draws Profile In Washington Post

    09/05/2015 7:54:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    All Access Music Group ^ | 9/4/15 | AAMG
    SALEM RADIO NETWORK host HUGH HEWITT's tough questioning of guest DONALD TRUMP, and TRUMPs subsequent insults thrown at HEWITT, have earned the veteran radio talker a lengthy profile in the WASHINGTON POST. The POST's examination of HEWITT, whose probing of TRUMP on foreign policy issues exposed the candidate's uncertainty and drew a lambasting from TRUMP as a "third-rate announcer," notes that despite HEWITT's open conservatism and Republican Party ties, he "has a reputation for facilitating rich and respectful on-air conversations with guests whose own political loyalties lie far afield from his own" and has close ties with powerful figures across...
  • Trump bluffs past another crisis

    09/05/2015 7:39:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 94 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/5/15 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    Foreign policy gaffe prompts a familiar strategy: Don’t apologize, strike back at questioner. Donald Trump’s enemies have been waiting for his Sarah Palin moment. On Thursday night, they thought they had it. Trump whiffed on a foreign policy query about the leaders of major terrorist organizations and of Iran’s Quds Force. His ignorance of General Qasem Soleimani and his inability to distinguish between the “Quds Force” and the Kurdish people immediately became the focus of the national conversation. But then the event took a distinctly Trumpian turn: The candidate not only didn’t apologize or express any regret, he launched an...
  • Rand Paul defends Donald Trump’s response to ‘gotcha’ interview

    09/04/2015 7:48:27 PM PDT · by z taxman · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/4/15 | Davie Weigel
    From the moment he walked onto the Republican debate stage in Cleveland, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been Donald Trump's most relentless critic. He has called him a "fake conservative," a "chameleon," a man who "buys and sells politicians." Long before former Florida Jeb Bush hit Trump with a video of his most liberal statements, Paul had his campaign team on the case. Yet in a Friday interview with Michael Smerconish, first spotlighted by Mediaite's Matt Wilstein, Paul got a chance to mock Trump's stumbling "commander in chief interview" with Hugh Hewitt. He did not take it. Instead, he defended...
  • The Establishment Can't Even Criticize Trump Correctly

    09/04/2015 2:09:47 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 38 replies
    Redstate ^ | 9/3/2015 | Neil Stevens
    My distaste for Trump is well documented at this point, but when I read this evening about Hugh Hewitt’s interview of Donald Trump, I was struck by how terrible Hewitt’s whole line of questioning is. Hewitt – who gave Harriet Miers a “solid B+” and thought that was good enough – has essentially declared that Al Gore would have been a better President than George Bush. That’s how incompetent the establishment’s favorite radio host is at criticizing Donald Trump. Remember the gotcha games they played with George W. Bush? And how Al Gore was supposedly to be a better President...
  • Hugh Hewitt: Donald Trump's Criticism Won't Change My Questions For CNN Debate

    09/04/2015 12:16:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 4, 2015 | Michael Calderone
    Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt said Friday that Donald Trump’s dismissal of him as a “third-rate radio announcer” won’t affect his plans for the Sept. 16 Republican debate on CNN. “His critique won't change my debate questions or prep,” Hewitt told The Huffington Post. The Trump-Hewitt spat offers another subplot for the much-anticipated debate and comes on the heels of the real estate developer’s quarrel with the previous debate’s co-moderator, Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
  • Rubio: Trump's foreign policy answers 'very concerning'

    09/04/2015 11:21:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/4/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is questioning Donald Trump's foreign policy chops after the GOP presidential front-runner appeared to stumble in a recent interview. “If you don’t know the answer to these questions, then you are not going to be able to serve as commander in chief,” Rubio said during a stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to CNN. “This should be part of the reason why you are running, because you understand the threats that the world is facing, you have deep understanding and you understand what to do about it,” he said without naming Trump. “And if someone...
  • Hugh Hewitt: Let All Illegal Kids Stay 'Right Here, Right Now'

    09/04/2015 10:35:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/18/14 | Tony Lee
    “Right now the country ought to act to end the humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of what are, in effect, orphans and strangers in our land,” he wrote in a Politico op-ed. “The very young among them should find ‘forever families’ right here, right now.” According to Hewitt, the illegal immigration children “should become Americans” as soon as possible. Hewitt said “if a child under 13 can identify a parent, the child should be re-united with the parent immediately” while the parent waits to get amnesty from future immigration legislation. If “children under 13 cannot identify a parent, they...
  • Make the Border Kids Americans

    09/04/2015 10:24:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/17/14 | 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 children—approximately 52,000 since October, according to federal records. -snip- Right now the country ought to act to end the humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of what...
  • Hugh Hewitt: Rubio, Cruz, Jeb Could Do All-Spanish Debate — Hillary ‘Can’t Order At Taco Bell’

    09/04/2015 10:19:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/18/15 | Al Weaver
    Radio host Hugh Hewitt talked up the potential for the GOP 2016 field among Latino-Americans Thursday, saying multiple candidates could tap the voting bloc by participating in an all-Spanish debate. Hewitt, who is currently out promoting his book “The Queen,” told Larry King that while the likes of Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz could do their own debate in Spanish, Hillary Clinton “can’t order at Taco Bell.” The conservative radio host made the comment when discussing the perfect ticket for the GOP in 2016. “The perfect ticket will be able to appeal to not just white males over...
  • Who is Hugh Hewitt?

    09/04/2015 10:12:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 4 at 12:39 PM | Janell Ross September 4 at 12:39 PM
    Hewitt's best friend is Harvard roommate Mark Gearan, who also happens to have been President Bill Clinton's communications director. His University of Michigan Law School classmate, Anne Gust, a Democrat and wife of the California Gov. Jerry Brown (D), is another. But his connections on the right are also deep-rooted. Just out of college, Hewitt helped a then-recently disgraced Nixon research a book, and he clerked for the likes of Judges Robert Bork, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Scalia and Ginsburg, of course, now sit on the Supreme Court; Bork was unsuccessfully nominated. And during his tenure in the...
  • Trump Slams Radio Host After Stumbling in Interview

    09/04/2015 8:34:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 81 replies
    NBC ^ | September 4, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    Donald Trump slammed conservative broadcaster Hugh Hewitt as a "third rate radio announcer" on Friday, one day after an interview with Hewitt exposed major gaps in Trump's foreign policy knowledge. "It was like gotcha, gotcha," Trump said on MSNBC's Morning Joe. "Every question was do I know this one and that one? It was like he worked hard on that." On Thursday, Hewitt asked Trump on his radio program about Quds Force commander Ghasem Soleimani. Trump responded an his oft-repeated line about how Kurds have been "mistreated." "Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you said Kurds," he added when corrected. But...
  • Trump rips into Hugh Hewitt after terror gaffe (Hewitt 9/18 debate moderator)

    09/04/2015 8:30:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/4/15 | NICK GASS
    Donald Trump tore into radio host Hugh Hewitt as a "third-rate radio announcer" on Friday after the Republican presidential candidate struggled to answer a question about the leaders of major terrorist groups the previous day. The move followed a familiar script for the real estate mogul who has unexpectedly soared to the top of the Republican presidential polls: When backed into a corner, go on the attack and change the headlines. Responding to a question about his views on the Iran deal and the country's elite Quds Force from The Washington Post's David Ignatius on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Trump took...
  • Carly Fiorina Tackles Quds Force ‘Gotcha’ Question that Stumped Trump

    09/04/2015 8:26:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 3, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    When conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt spoke to Donald Trump earlier this evening, he asked a question about Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani that led to a comical exchange in which the GOP frontrunner thought they were talking about Iraqi Kurds before finally giving up and accusing Hewitt of asking “gotcha” questions. So, as an experiment, Hewitt invited Republican candidate Carly Fiorina to answer the same question — without any preparation — to see if she had a similar amount of trouble.
  • Trump blasts Hugh Hewitt as 'a third-rate radio announcer'

    09/04/2015 7:30:55 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 155 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/04/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump is blasting Hugh Hewitt after stumbling over foreign policy questions in an interview with the conservative radio host. “[He is] a third rate radio announcer,” Trump told hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday morning. Trump clashed with the radio host on Thursday evening's "The Hugh Hewitt Show." Hewitt began asking him what he called “commander-in-chief” questions about international affairs. The exchange became heated when Trump mistook a question about Iran’s Quds Force as a query about the Kurds. On Friday, Trump said that the broadcaster’s show is beneath him despite his multiple...
  • Trump Gets Dinged in Interview for Not Knowing Much About Who’s Who in the Middle East

    09/03/2015 11:39:56 PM PDT · by z taxman · 71 replies
    Slate Magazine ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Elliot Hannon
    Donald Trump found himself briefly cornered during a call-in radio interview on Thursday. The presidential candidate was a guest on the The Hugh Hewitt Show when conservative host Hugh Hewitt began examining the real estate magnate’s foreign policy chops. Trump seemed to know something was coming, as Hewitt has a nose for generating news (most recently by asking Republican candidates if they would attend a gay wedding), but it was not a flattering exchange for Trump, who confessed to gaping holes in his foreign policy understanding. Trump managed to emerge only slightly bloodied from the interview and the damage was...
  • Carly Fiorina: ‘Inappropriate’ for Kentucky Clerk to Refuse to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/02/2015 8:30:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 223 replies
    CNS ^ | September 2, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told the Hugh Hewitt show on Tuesday that it was “inappropriate” for a Kentucky clerk to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “Given the role that she’s playing, given the fact that the government is paying her salary, I think that is not appropriate. Now that’s my personal opinion,” said Fiorina. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, an elected official, vowed not to resign Tuesday under threat of fines and jail time after deciding not to issue marriage licenses to any couples - straight or gay - rather than be forced to comply with...
  • Graham: Kasich 'not ready' for presidency

    08/29/2015 10:20:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 - 10:00 AM EDT | Rebecca Shabad
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich is “not ready to be Commander in Chief” because of his stance on spending cuts for the U.S. military, GOP presidential rival Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told New Hampshire voters Friday. “John Kasich is a good friend of mine,” Graham said, according to Time , before adding, “He said he has no problem with sequestration.” Graham told voters that sequestration hurts U.S. national security. “As the enemy increases in its ability, our approach is to disarm,” Graham said. “If the next president doesn’t understand that the cuts are killing us, in terms of defending ourselves, you’re...
  • 'It's just wrong': Walker defends Cruz from Boehner 'jackass' attack

    08/28/2015 11:31:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 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. Bush’s 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 didn’t 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. I’ve been doing this for 25 years. It wasn’t professional, but it wasn’t 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 CNN’s 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 State—whose 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 doesn’t think Trump can be president of the United States. “Hugh Hewitt, let...