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Outsiders vs. Insiders: GOP leaders snooze as America teeters on brink of cultural dissolution

America is in trouble. At some point right must triumph over wrong. As Abraham Lincoln observed in his Second Inaugural Address, both sides can’t be right; one side must prevail. This may not yet be civil war, but culturally speaking, we’re at the threshold.

Trump Is Behaving More Like a Republican

Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard

Trump's populist and isolationist riffs have fueled fears he would shrink America's role as the world's superpower and defender of freedom, human rights, open sea lanes, and free markets. His kind words about Russian president Vladimir Putin added to the anxiety. The opposite has happened. Trump didn't have anywhere else to go for an agenda. It had to be traditional Republican policies. There was no alternative.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Are Trump’s tweets really killing his agenda?

It’s understandable why Trump seeks to bypass the media and speak unfiltered with the voters by tweeting. Such an ambition is not only necessary, it’s noble. It’s also evident he needs some sort of a balance where he’s no longer hurting his agenda 140 characters (or less) at a time.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Hard votes’ no excuse for GOP leaders to avoid pushing Trump’s agenda

We need to stop making excuses for Congress and refuse to give them an “out” for failing to do what they’re supposed to do. They are sent to Washington to take part in the process and govern the country according to the will of the People. It’s about time they started doing it.

FISA hearing gives Republicans a chance to unravel intelligence failures

Todd Shepherd, Washington Examiner

Today's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, will let Republicans explore their many complaints about how surveillance is conducted, how the information being gathered is dispersed, and the extent to which Trump might have been wronged. Democrats, meanwhile, will likely pursue new reports that say the president asked top intelligence officials to help him get then-Director Comey to back off the investigation into Trump's short-lived national security advisor Mike Flynn.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media should swallow their own Comey nothing-burger with relish

Liberals and Democrats will pull out all the stops to make James Comey’s senate testimony into a big deal, but the former FBI Director’s appearance will no doubt prove to be a nothing-burger, one that the establishment media should be made to swallow on its own.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: All hands needed on deck to defend Trump from the leftist fringe

Trump the man may not be as popular as conservatives and Republicans would hope for, but his policies are winners; so too is the president’s drive to make America great again. If recent history is any indication Trump is more than willing to do whatever it takes to get there, too.

Time to Govern, Republicans

Editors, Washington Examiner

Republicans worried that an unpopular vote will cost them their seats need to realize that there is no safe harbor anymore. Failure to govern will also cost Republicans their majority. Their choice is between being thrown out of power for incompetence, and heading into the 2018 midterm elections having demonstrated ability and resolve.

Outside the Beltway, Republicans Couldn't Care Less About Comey

Katie Glueck, Kansas City Star

Many consider the broader Russia issue as, at best, a distraction from issues like health care and the economy. And others saw the swirling questions around Russia—including the Comey investigation and coming testimony—as pure partisanship driven by Democrats and the media to undermine the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s victory last November.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Hillary and Joe clown act sets stage for a real 2020 Democrat sideshow

If we take up a collection to help Hillary Clinton pay for the significant amount of mental help she obviously requires we'd run into a real problem because in fairness we would need to provide the same support to every deranged liberal in America -- and that's a lot.

Viguerie thinks Dems' takeover is scary, but unlikely

Chad Groening, OneNewsNow.com

Conservative leader Richard Viguerie offers his assessment of the liberal assault on President Trump, "What the Democrats are really up to, quite frankly, is they're trying everything they can to think about how they overturn the election results," he says. "You know they're very angry people and they're doing whatever they can to reverse the election results."

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ empty plate of lies on Russia leaves them wholly unsatisfied

The left cannot be bargained with; its shock troops don’t listen to reason and don’t care in the slightest that they’re perceived as violent disruptors. They feast on chaos, which I guess helps to make up for the lack of substance they’re able to ingest in matters like the Russia probe.

Limbaugh: Republicans 'Don't Want to Cut Taxes,' 'Don't Want to Help Trump'

Theresa Smith, CNS News

Schumer’s predictable opposition was not the main problem, Limbaugh said. The roadblock exists because of the Republicans. Limbaugh pointed out, “The Democrats don’t have the votes in the House to stop Trump. The Democrats don’t have the votes in the Senate to stop Trump, although there is the 60-vote cloture requirement.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Just how low will the sick establishment media culture go?

What at one time was an organ for reporting facts for public digestion now has devolved into a tabloid industry that feeds off of our sick culture’s hunger for bad news. Like Roman emperors, the media gives the people what they seem to crave – blood and despair.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Dems and GOP centrists vie for title of lead Trump obstructionists

Now that focus returns to domestic policy, plenty of obstruction awaits Trump and conservatives from the left and the establishment center as well. The resistance to change isn’t always partisan and ideological; it will be an uphill battle to truly drain the swamp in Washington.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: This summer, brace yourself for the season of all-out political war

Our president is going to need help in the days to come. The Democrats will see any increase in Trump’s popularity as a sign they need to ramp-up their vitriolic distracting Russia nonsense. It isn’t about pleasing one demographic group or constituency anymore; it’s all out political war.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: At long last Trump budget puts American taxpayers above tax takers

The left and the establishment want to be rid of Trump because he represents a true departure from the status quo in Washington. Trump’s budget is proof positive there’s a new game in town. Would Jeb Bush have proposed to drastically reduce social spending?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Why chasing ghosts in the Trump/Russia affair will cost Dems dearly

Democrats and the media are hanging all their hopes on the unlikely prospect that some damaging evidence will turn up linking Trump to Russia. When it doesn’t happen – and they have to return to talking about the issues – they’ll face an angry public just itching to make them pay.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media will bash Trump mercilessly until Americans decide it's too much

The country won’t improve until Americans call out the media in large enough numbers to not only affect the bottom-line, but also pull the plug on the false assumptions underlying the liberal agenda. Only then will we realize how much is too much.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Irascible impeachment talk is Democrats’ most asinine rant to date

In the end Donald Trump’s presidency will likely rise or fall with the conclusions of the special counsel on the Russian-meddling investigation. If the case against him is truly as flimsy as it appears on the surface, Democrats are the ones who will suffer the most from pursuing it.