Add this to the greatest hits of Trey Gowdy smackdowns. The law professor gets absolutely pummeled here. He is no match for congressman Gowdy.
Judging from reports carried by the three mainstream networks' news programs and most of the low-rated cable news channels, it seems that the Fox News Channel and conservative Republicans are totally consumed by the concept of impeaching Democratic President Barack Obama.
However, a Lexis-Nexis search of transcripts from the July programs on FNC and MSNBC indicated that for every mention of the words “impeachment” or “impeach” on the “Fair and Balanced” channel, the “Lean Forward” network used those words five times.
According to an article written by Nate Silver, founder and editor in chief of the FiveThirtyEight website, those terms were used an amazing 32 times during Monday's episode of MSNBC’s The Ed Show, giving the fourth-place news network a total of 448 mentions so far this month, while Fox News referred to “impeachment” 95 times.
Silver continued: “That works out to about 2.7 mentions per hour of original programming on MSNBC, or once every 22 minutes.”
The liberal network “hasn’t become quite as obsessed with impeachment as CNN was with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but it may be getting there,” he noted. “Impeachment mentions on MSNBC increased sixfold from May to July. Overall, since Jan. 1, MSNBC has mentioned impeachment 905 times to Fox News’s 213.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory.
Netanyahu's vow came as international efforts to end the 23-day-old conflict seemed to sputter despite concern over the mounting death toll, with more than 1,300 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and more than 50 Israelis, almost all of them soldiers, killed since July 8.
"We have neutralized dozens of terror tunnels and we are committed to complete this mission, with or without a cease-fire," Netanyahu said. "Therefore I will not agree to any offer that does not allow the military to complete this important mission for the security of the people of Israel."
An initial Israeli aerial campaign against Hamas was widened into a ground offensive on July 17. Since then the campaign has concentrated on destroying more than 30 cross-border tunnels that militants have constructed to carry out attacks on Israeli territory.
Israel says that most of the 32 tunnels it has uncovered have now been demolished and that getting rid of the remainder will take no more than a few days
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new poll shows President Barack Obama's approval rating is falling in Ohio.
The poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut says Obama's approval rating in Ohio has slipped to 36 percent. The same survey in May gave him a 39-percent approval rating.
The poll found a strong partisan divide when it comes to Obama, with an approval rating of just 4 percent among Republicans and 74 percent among Democrats.
Thursday's poll also says 49 percent of voters approved of the job Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is doing, while 40 percent approved of the job done by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman.
The survey of 1,366 Ohio voters was conducted by phone from July 24-28. It has a margin of error of just under 3 percentage points.
"Obviously, Israel is one of our strongest allies in the Middle East, and she has the right to defend herself," Grimes said. "But the loss of life, especially the innocent civilians in Gaza, is a tragedy. The Iron Dome has been a big reason why Israel has been able to withstand the terrorists that have tried to tunnel their way in.
"My hope is that a cease-fire can be structured. Ultimately, I think the long-term solution though is not one we can impose. It has to come from within. It's a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine"