Tweet War: Trump slaps Fiorina as she surges to 4th place
2015 real-time news cycle, Twitter allows candidates to knock their rivals
instantly, way ahead of press releases and canned interviews. The
Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard samples dueling post-debate tweets. For
example, following Carly Fiorina's hit on Donald Trump's "offensive"
comments about Fox News debate host Megyn Kelly, Trump tweeted: "I
just realized that if you listen to Carly Fiorina for more than ten minutes
straight, you develop a massive headache. She has zero chance!"
Last Thursday was
notable for the spirited GOP debate, writes the Washington Examiner's
senior political analyst Michael Barone. "A Man From Mars tuning in might
wonder why Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, though competent, had been leading in
pre-Trump polling. They didn't match Mike Huckabee's one-liners, Rand
Paul's feistiness, Chris Christie's specifics, Ben Carson's charm, Ted
Cruz's clarity, John Kasich's ingenuousness or Marco Rubio's capacity to ad
lib seamlessly from his relationship to God to the conduct of the Veterans
Media verdict on who won the big GOP debate: Fox News!
If you're an
account executive at Fox News you've got to love it when the newsrooms of
the competition you have just decimated with last Thursday's Republican
debate loudly praise your news team. But how is the conservative audience
responding when the New York Times, the New York Post and
the Wall Street Journal praise the "tough questions" by Fox
moderators Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier? A Times
op-ed said: "It was riveting. It was admirable. It compels me to write
a cluster of words I never imagined writing: hooray for Fox News."
Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina was hitting on all cylinders Sunday,
addressing Donald Trump, sexism in the workplace, her own "boardroom
brawl," an "uptick" in support after Thursday's "Happy Hour" Republican
presidential candidates' debate and her oft-stated conviction that Hillary
Clinton is the main problem and she is best suited to solve it. As for
Trump: "The point is, women understood that comment," she said. "And yes,
it [was] completely inappropriate and offensive ... period."
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Editorial: Time to end America's experiment in mass incarceration
"The United States has 5 percent of the world's population but houses 25
percent of its prisoners. Its federal prison population has more than
quadrupled since 1980, to 2.3 million souls. Prisons and criminal justice
agencies combined cost taxpayers $260 billion a year. ... The U.S.
has created a criminal justice system that prioritizes punishment over
rehabilitation. This means that many released offenders emerge from prison
suffering with mental health or substance abuse problems, or are otherwise
unable to cope with life on the outside."
Grover Cleveland is the only candidate
ever to be elected to one term, defeated for a second term, and then
elected again four years later. Thus, he became both the 22nd and the 24th
Iran deal on sanctions good news for Carlos the Jackal's protege
American scrutiny of the Iran nuclear deal has focused on verification and
inspections to prevent development of nuclear weapons. "But equally
deserving of scrutiny are the nefarious characters whose names would be
removed under the deal from Western sanctions lists," writes Hooman
Bakhtiar for the Wall Street Journal. "Consider Anis Naccache, the Lebanese
hitman who attempted to assassinate my great uncle Shapour Bakhtiar, Iran's
last prime minister under the shah."
The first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign was a ratings
triumph for Fox News. But the network was criticized for its perceived
attempt to eliminate Donald Trump's surge in the polls. Is that a fair
criticism and if so will Fox ultimately prevail?
Responses about the First Debate To Thursday's question
about the winner of the GOP early and main debates, thank you
for all the responses.
According to readers, Sen. Marco
Rubio was the winner of the main event with Sen. Ted
Cruz a close second. But most of the reader comments concerned
Donald Trump. Carly Fiorina was the overwhelming pick
of readers who saw the early debate. The margin was 15-1
over Rick Perry, who was second. The
following is a selection of reader comments:
won from the beginning when a question seemingly addressed to the group was
actually addressed to him and he stood on principle, in contrast to the
others. He never backed down, and that is what the voters want. Fox News
tried to take him out but could not. – James Swanson
Why did the commentators ask aggressive questions of Donald Trump?
Did anyone ask questions like that of Obama? And how is Obama working out
for us, since he seemed to be able to handle himself "well" during his
pre-presidential debates. The whole game makes me sick. – J Fells
Fox obviously attempted to embarrass Trump... Megyn was haughty
and rude. Nevermind who the debaters are, the media should show respect.
Doubtful I will watch any further Fox debates if Megyn is on the
panel. – Nancy, Pittsburgh, PA
America's Golda and Maggie rolled into one.
If we have
a first woman for President Carly is the one I would vote for! Hillary is
incompetent, dishonest and corrupt. – Michael Pula
am very tired, (I'm a woman, by the way) of hearing women whine and attack
men because they said something they perceived as "sexist and
misogynistic." I suppose I'm just old, and old people have a much better
understanding about life than the young people today. I actually remember a
time when everybody worried about their next meal more than their
"feelings." – Ruth Simmang
The main event was
clearly won by Donald Trump because he didn't walk off the stage after
those ridiculous questions. – Shirley Pappas
clearcut winners of this "debate" were the critics of Fox News. –
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How apocalypse scenarios have evolved in the 21st century
up believing that human life would be extinguished by nuclear weapons. When
I say 'believing,' I don't mean it was a scary possibility; I mean I truly
thought it would happen," writes British Conservative MEP Dan Hannan for
the Washington Examiner.
Huckabee hints he would deploy National Guard to stop abortions
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is standing by his call at Thursday's
Republican presidential debate to grant constitutional rights to unborn
children, and left the door open to using law enforcement to prevent
abortions. "Exactly how that plays out is one of the ways we discover: What
does it take for Americans to finally wake up to the fact that we are
violating the constitutional rights of human beings?" he asked.
In the first Republican
presidential debate Thursday, moderator Brent Baier asked New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie specifically about the state's economic condition,
including its pension crisis. Christie did not mention pensions at all in
his response, instead touting private-sector job growth and his refusal to
raise taxes. Christie spokeswoman Samantha Smith told
the Washington Examiner that the problem remains unsolved.
Obama's Iran deal depends on Democrats like McCaskill, Cardin
Claire McCaskill of Missouri is exactly the kind of Democrat that President
Obama needs to persuade to secure congressional approval of his nuclear
deal with Iran, writes the Washington Examiner's Nicole Duran. "It's not a
perfect deal," she said. But . . . "Remember the world is united in
this deal ... it's going to have to be a status quo where the rest of the
world also stays united or the sanctions regime falls apart," McCaskill