Author Archives: John Hinderaker

Democrat Agrees to Spanish-Language Debate, Drops Out When He Realizes Opponent Speaks Spanish

Featured image The Florida Senate race has been good for some laughs in a generally grim election season. It pits incumbent Marco Rubio against former Republican Patrick Murphy, whose main qualification is inherited wealth. The candidates agreed to debate on Univision, an important Spanish-language outlet in south Florida. Alex Conant, Rubio’s press guy, sums up what ensued in this tweet: To recap: Dem candidate agrees to Spanish-language debate. Then drops out when »

Obamacare! What Can’t It Do?

Featured image Minnesota’s version of the Affordable Care Act is called MNSure. Like all such implementations of the federal law, it has been a disaster. Last week, Minnesota’s left-wing governor, Mark Dayton, created a firestorm when he accidentally blurted out the truth: “The reality is the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable to increasing numbers of people.” Dayton has been furiously backpedaling away from that comment ever since, but local Democrats »

Revised Media Alert

Featured image My apologies to those who tuned in to the third hour of the Laura Ingraham radio show today expecting to listen to me, and heard my buddy Garrett Murch instead. Then again, I probably shouldn’t apologize–Garrett is good. It was his first venture on radio, so I hope you treated him kindly. The Laura producers couldn’t find an empty studio for me this morning, so instead of the third hour »

On “Accepting Election Results”

Featured image I said I wouldn’t comment on tonight’s debate until tomorrow, when I host the third hour of Laura Ingraham’s radio show. But I can’t resist, having seen how the liberal press is trying to spin what, by any objective standard, was a pretty good night for Donald Trump. It’s all about Trump’s refusal to commit to “accepting the result of the election” should he lose: Horrifying! Trump “upends a basic »

Media Alert

Featured image How did tonight’s debate go? Does it still matter? Can Trump come back? He obviously did pretty well tonight, but I’m going to save the rest of my commentary until tomorrow morning, when I will be guest hosting the third hour of Laura Ingraham’s radio show, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Central. It will be all debate: no guests, just an hour of calls and commentary on what happened »

Hillary Clinton Is a Nobody

Featured image As we steel ourselves for the final presidential debate, it is worth remembering that Hillary Clinton has no talents that would have brought her to public attention, had she not married Bill Clinton. For the first time ever, “service” as First Lady is offered as a qualification for the presidency. Hillary carpet-bagged a Senate seat, running in New York while she was the First Lady, living in the White House. »

The Power Line Show, Ep. 43: All About the Election, With Senator Ron Johnson

Featured image Tonight, John, Scott and Steve got together to talk about the strangest political season of modern times. Questions abound: Does Trump still have a chance? Will tomorrow night’s debate matter? Will the Hillary Clinton scandals that have come out recently give Trump a shot in the campaign’s waning days? How about the Senate? Can the Republicans hold it? If Hillary wins and the Senate is 50/50, will control of the »

Follow Tonight’s Debate at Power Line Live

Featured image Tonight’s final presidential debate begins at 9:00 p.m. Eastern and will be moderated by Chris Wallace. Will it be Trump’s Last Stand? Will the issues finally return to the fore after weeks of tawdry distractions? Will a strong Trump performance send the race in a new direction? Will Hillary faint? One way or another, news will be made. What better way to enjoy debate night than in the company of »

Undercover Video Shows Democrats Plotting Violence at Trump Rallies

Featured image James O’Keefe has done it again. His latest video takes us deep into the dark side of the Democratic Party, where operatives, including at least one convicted criminal, do the bidding of the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign. The principal topic is violence–that is, the effort by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign to provoke violence at Donald Trump rallies. There are some shocking admissions, »

Here We Go Again

Featured image We’ve come a long way from the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Tomorrow’s National Enquirer features a story about a former Hillary Clinton “bagman” who supposedly is prepared to tell all: Live by the smear, die by the smear, perhaps. One has to take the Enquirer somewhat seriously after their John Edwards scoop, a story that likely was known to any number of “mainstream” journalists. It’s not clear they have the goods on »

Trump Is Right About Press Rigging Election. But…

Featured image Over the last several days, headlines have blared Donald Trump’s claim that the presidential election is “rigged.” When he initially said this, it was clear that he meant it was being rigged by the media, through biased news coverage, as in this tweet: Election is being rigged by the media, in a coordinated effort with the Clinton campaign, by putting stories that never happened into news! — Donald J. Trump »

FBI Report: Hillary Is So Arrogant Her Own Security Couldn’t Stand Her

Featured image An FBI special agent who was interviewed in connection with the agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s conduct as Secretary of State provides a stunning window into Hillary’s character, or lack thereof: [ ] explained that CLINTON’s treatment of DS [Department of State] agents on her protective detail was so contemptuous that many of them sought reassignment or employment elsewhere. Prior to CLINTON’s tenure, being an agent on the Secretary of »

Hillary Insulted Diplomats, Flouted Security Protocols [with comment by Paul]

Featured image More from today’s FBI report on its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. The agency interviewed a Special Agent who previously worked for the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. The agent offered a devastating picture of Hillary’s conduct at the State Department. From her own experience, and information obtained through [ ] and other agents, [ ] described a “stark difference” between [Condoleezza] RICE and CLINTON »

Hillary’s Henchmen Pressured FBI on Classification of Documents

Featured image Today the FBI released another 100 pages relating to its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s conduct as Secretary of State. Why it has taken so long for the agency to review, redact and publish a very small quantity of documents is inexplicable. Be that as it may, the documents released today are explosive. You may have seen headlines to the effect that Hillary’s State Department tried to pressure the FBI to »

Republican Headquarters in North Carolina Firebombed; Is Democrats’ Violent Rhetoric to Blame?

Featured image Last night, the Republican Party headquarters in Orange County, North Carolina was firebombed, presumably by a group of Democrats: Hillsborough police said somebody threw a bottle of flammable liquid through the window of Orange County’s GOP headquarters, setting supplies and furniture ablaze. Fortunately, no one was injured or killed, apparently because the premises were unoccupied at the time of the attack. The fire gutted the Republican headquarters: It is rather »

Goldman Sachs, the Democrats’ Friend

Featured image Wikileaks has released transcripts of three speeches that Hillary Clinton gave for Goldman Sachs in 2013. These were events hosted by Goldman, presumably for clients–e.g., the “Builders and Innovators Summit.” You can download the transcripts here. Hillary reportedly was paid $225,000 apiece. Some have found the speeches of great interest; ZeroHedge flags some relatively significant passages. My own opinion is that the speeches do not contain much of interest, and »

The AP Campaigns For Hillary

Featured image We wrote here and here about how Associated Press reporter Jill Colvin has made herself and her “news” agency spokesmen for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Today Ms. Colvin outdid herself in reporting on Donald Trump’s speech in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She begins: A beleaguered Donald Trump sought to undermine the legitimacy of the U.S. presidential election on Saturday, pressing unsubstantiated claims the contest is rigged against him, vowing anew to »