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[VIDEO] President Trump’s Budget Blueprint Sparks Concerns: Jonah Goldberg, Mara Liasson & Guy Benson on Special Report

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[VIDEO] Does Free Speech Offend You? 

Should offensive speech be banned? Where should we, as a society, draw the line where permitted speech is on one side, and forbidden speech is on the other? Should we even have that line? And should free speech be limited by things like trigger warnings and punishments for microaggressions? Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, answers these questions and more.


Hillary to CNN: ‘I Was Never Subpoenaed’. Gowdy: ‘Really? Here’s the Subpoena’

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Guy Benson writes: People “should and do” trust her, she insists, laughing off ugly polls on that very question. After all, why on earth would anyone doubt Mrs. Clinton’s veracity?

Chaser, via Congressional investigators:

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And what was the Select Committee requesting?

Emails:

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Gowdy’s devastating press release:

“Secretary Clinton had a statutory duty to preserve records from her time in office, she had a legal duty to cooperate and tell the truth with congressional investigators requesting her records, and she was personally subpoenaed the moment the Benghazi Committee became aware of her exclusive use of personal email and a server, and that the State department was not the custodian of her official record.  For more than two years, Clinton never availed PANTSUIT-REPORTherself of the opportunity, even in response to a direct congressional inquiry, to inform the public of her unusual email arrangement designed to evade public transparency. The State Department, which should have informed congressional investigators years ago, failed to do so either. The fact of the matter is it took the Benghazi Committee to uncover Secretary Clinton’s use of personal email and a server to conduct official State Department business. And it was Benghazi Committee inquiries that led the State Department to confirm Clinton failed to turn over all emails that should be part of her public record; that Clinton’s personal emails and server in fact do contain classified information; that her emails from Sidney Blumenthal were solicited; and that she used more than one device for electronic communication, undercutting her ‘convenience’ claim. With regards to Secretary Clinton’s claims today, the committee does not know why or when she chose to wipe clean her personal server, but we do know her way of doing things provided an incomplete public record.”

In short, she’s lying about everything….(read more)

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‘Hey America, Shut Up’: The War on Speech and the End of Discussion

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At Hot AirEd Morrissey writes: On June 9, Crown Publishers will release a new book, End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun), written by our own Guy Benson 51reT9PxDcL._SL250_and Mary Katharine Ham. “They want to shut you up,” Guy and MK write, “but don’t let this be the End of Discussion.” The book encourages all Americans who value the open exchange of ideas to fight back against this strategic effort to make America less free, less feisty, and less fun.

[Pre-0rder MK Ham‘s book “End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun)” from Amazon.com

In an exclusive to Hot Air and Townhall readers, we are publishing the first chapter of End of Discussion, “Head Explosions.” At the same time, readers can sign up for the chance to win a free copy of the book!

[Read the excerpt of Guy Benson and MK Ham‘s book here, at Hot Air]

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In the meantime, the book’s website has the links to pre-order End of Discussion, so be sure to visit there and find out more about the book….(read more)

BONUS: You know who else has a book about the Left’s War on free speech? Kirsten Powers.

[Order Kirsten Powers book The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech” from Amazon.com]

 

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[VIDEO] ‘The Wizard of Oz’: Ohio State University Marching Band Sept. 27, 2014 Halftime Show vs. Michigan Marching Band Nov. 2010 Halftime Show

Ohio State’s marching band performs during the Sept. 27 Buckeyes game versus Cincinnati. Theme: The Wizard of Oz

The Michigan Marching Band performs:
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h/t Guy Benson, Hot Air


[VIDEO] Obamacare’s Trio of Doom

Guy Benson has the video. Edited by Guy Benson and his associate Sarah Jean Seman, it captures the essence of the the president’s trilogy of rotting, stinking, dead promises.

From TownHall:  In light of President Obama’s dramatic goalpost shifting on his ironclad “keep your doctor” pledge, we decided to highlight what’s become of three core promises made by Democrats during their frenetic Obamacare sales pitch:

(1) If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.

(2) If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.

(3) Everyone’s premiums will go down, with the average family saving $2,500. Americans were also assured that the law wouldn’t add to deficits, would bend the government’s healthcare spending “cost curve” down, and wouldn’t negatively impact Medicare — none of which have been borne out by reality…

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[VIDEO] GOP Fires Back at Reid in New Ad: ‘Are All of These Liars, Senator Reid?’

It had to happen. It was only Feb. 27th when Harry Reid‘s breathtaking, audacious, self-destructive Senate floor comments went viral: On Senate Floor Harry Reid Claims All Obamacare Stories Are Made-Up ‘Horror Stories’, and only Feb. 25th that we reported on The Left’s New Narrative: “Nobody is Hurt by Obamcare” in “That’s Our Story and We’re Stickin’ to it”.

It’s not that Reid went off-script, or ventured a little too far over the line, when voicing Democrats’ frustration with Obamacare’s critics. He wasn’t even the first to use this language. The problem is Harry Reid is A. not as gifted at dark-force big-lie campaign messaging as some of his peers, and B. He did it on the Senate floor.

Not that their overall strategy is without merit. In late February, a pattern began to emerge, no longer content to backpedal and rationalize, Democrats went on the offensive. Gambling that voters are tired of hearing Republicans bitch about Obamacare, they settled on a unified campaign message, to go out there and say, with a straight face, that every one of the negative stories about health care from their opponents is completely made up.

This bright idea lasted less than one week before it blew up in their face, with Reid’s stunning Senate speech.  It’s only March 1st, and the ammunition provided by Harry Reid has been assembled into an NRSC ad. The opening is so good, and Republicans are so inept at counter-messaging, Guy Benson complains Republicans took too long to respond. He gets the scoop:

Guy Benson  writes:

 I’ve been lamenting Republicans’ haphazard and sclerotic response to Harry Reid’s Obamacare smears, wondering with frustration why the party hadn’t produced any instant YouTube ads or mobilized to draw attention to the comments. Last night I received word from the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) — the group devoted to relegating Reid to minority status — that they were working on it. They’ve since shared their production exclusively with Townhall:

If you’re wondering why the ad doesn’t actually feature Reid’s remarks, Senate rules severely restrict campaign committees’ ability to use floor footage in ads. This strikes me as a bizarre and anachronistic regulation, but the rules are the rules. Unless, of course, you break them to accumulate more political power, which is how Reid rolls….

The NRSC spot takes Reid to task by highlighting individuals whose stories directly rebut the Nevada Senator’s initial assertion that every single “horror story” is “untrue.” He’s since dialed that back a bit, stating that merely the “vast majority” of certain accounts are “deceptive.” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus seized on a piece I wrote at Hot Air, which runs though a number of powerful stories that Reid snottily dismissed in the above floor speech. Priebus did not mince words:

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Read the rest…

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[VIDEO] Dr. Monica Wehby’s Campaign Challenge: ‘Keep your Doctor, Change Your Senator’

From HotAir‘s Guy Benson:  WaPo’s Chris Cillizza called this spot running against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen “the ad every Democrat should be scared of in 2014.”  Worry away, Jeff Merkley:

This web ad was produced by the campaign of Dr. Monica Wehby, a female medical doctor who’s a leading candidate to challenge Merkley in the fall.  Over-the-air commercials will need to be shorter, of course, but there’s obviously an avalanche of ammunition waiting to be unleashed.  As a phsyician, Wehby would occupy the high ground on Obamacare (which has been especially horrible in Oregon), and would make it rather difficult for Merkley to play the “war on women” card as demagogic plan B.

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Book: State Department Knew Benghazi Raid Was Terrorist Attack Within Minutes

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A new book contains additional confirmation of what we already know about the Obama administration’s response to the Benghazi attacks.  Namely, that pretty much everyone up and down the chain of command understood the raid to be a terrorist attack almost immediately: Read the rest of this entry »