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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. listens to a reporter's question before a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

John McCain wildly proclaims 'Watergate' at Trump's door

- The Washington Times

Sen. John McCain, self-proclaimed Republican but not-so-secret Democrat, came out in full force against his own party's president, saying the many scandals rocking the White House lately are reaching "Watergate" proportions. Easy there, McCain. Let's reel back the rhetoric a bit and consider a more level-headed look at these so-called scandals.

In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, Kimberly Guilfoyle arrives at the New York special screening of "Fury," in New York. Fox News host Guilfoyle said in a Monday, May 15, 2017, interview with the Mercury News in San Jose, Calif., that she is in conversations with the Trump administration about replacing Sean Spicer as White House press secretary. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Kimberly Guilfoyle would be great

- The Washington Times

Fox News host, attorney and all-around blunt talker Kimberly Guilfoyle has been making the media rounds of late, suggesting personal interest in replacing Sean Spicer as White House press secretary. This would be a great move for the White House -- for President Donald Trump's defense team.

Miss District of Columbia USA Kara McCullough, center, reacts with fellow contestants after she was crowned the new Miss USA during the Miss USA contest Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Miss USA changes tune, calls health care 'a right'

- The Washington Times

Well, that didn't last long, did it? Social media had been afire with news of the newest Miss USA, black Washington, D.C., representative Kara McCullough, and her conservative viewpoints -- most particularly, the one that went like this: Health care is not a right, but rather a privilege. Fast-forward a few short hours and her mantra now goes: Oops. My bad. I meant health care is indeed a right.

In this Feb. 5, 2016, file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Two media reports say U.S. prosecutors are preparing or closely considering charges against the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, including  Assange, for revealing sensitive government secrets. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File) **FILE**

Seth Rich, killed DNC staffer, emailed WikiLeaks? Ruh-roh

- The Washington Times

Rod Wheeler, a former homicide detective with the Washington, D.C., force -- whose face was made famous while serving as a television pundit during the O.J. Simpson trial -- offered up some interesting news about the recently murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich that went like this: He was "absolutely" emailing WikiLeaks. Ruh-roh.

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, center, flanked by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speak to the media about healthcare, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington following a policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Senate scores 'F' for free market

- The Washington Times

The Senate has turned full-force toward repeal, replace, reform, what have you of Obamacare. But senators are talking way more about reform and replace and not so much about outright repeal. And on that, they're doing a major disservice to the free market.

In this Saturday, May 13, 2017, photo, with a Gen. Robert E. Lee statue in the background, people gather at Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., to protest the plans to remove the monument. (Allison Wrabel/The Daily Progress via AP)

Richard Spencer, you're not helping

- The Washington Times

Revising history, tearing down history and carting away history -- all for the sake of saving someone's hurt feelings -- is a despicable trend of late that's been prompted in large part by minority groups that have finally found a voice. But Richard Spencer, you're not helping.

Sessions' law and order memo likely to irk left

- The Washington Times

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with one quick stroke of the pen, overturned some lax criminal policies of the previous Barack Obama administration -- the ones that said certain suspects ought to only be charged with minimum offenses. Get ready: The lawsuits from the left are sure to come.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. signals a thumbs-up as he leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, after he led the GOP majority to change Senate rules and lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority in order to advance Neil Gorsuch to a confirmation vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mitch McConnell emerges from man cave!

- The Washington Times

Listen up! Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has emerged from his man cave to issue an Official Announcement -- an announcement of such epic importance that it's truly more a pronouncement -- and it's one that goes like this: Umm, you women over there. You all can come to the health care party, too.

Rep. Maxine Waters received a standing ovation before presenting the "Best Fight Against the System" award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards Sunday night. (MTV)

Maxine Waters, you're embarrassing yourself

- The Washington Times

Rep. Maxine Waters, who long ago abandoned any pretense at being a constitutionally minded member of Congress, is now rapidly moving into a realm of reality that doesn't even allow her to be a useful idiot for the Democrats.

Nancy Kohn, of Boston, holds a Donald Trump puppet and a placard during a May Day rally, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Chelsea, Mass. Thousands of people chanted, picketed and marched on cities across America on Monday as May Day demonstrations raged against President Donald Trump's immigration policies. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Insanity, as left calls for stalking GOP in streets, at home

- The Washington Times

A Huffington Post editor-at-large, reacting to President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey -- and apparently, to the continued existence of all-things conservative -- called on fellow leftist to take to the streets, follow Republicans where they eat, sleep and make merry, and basically set up protest camp.

In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, Amira Hassan, of Burnsville, Minn., plays in the waiting room at the specialty clinic at Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis. Hassan went to the hospital's clinic for a routine wellness check, but had to wear a mask to protect her from measles after an outbreak has sickened more than 30 children in Minnesota. The masks are just one precaution that hospitals are taking to try to control the spread of the disease, which is predominantly affecting Minnesota's Somali community. (AP Photo/Amy Forliti)

Measles in Minnesota: It's the borders, stupid

- The Washington Times

Minnesota is facing a bit of a measles crisis, with nearing 50 confirmed cases in the last four weeks -- a level that hasn't been seen in three decades or so. But the blame for this crisis is being wrongfully cast on anti-vaccination activists, and not on open border folk, where it more rightfully belongs.

Radio host Michael Savage. ** FILE **

Michael Savage advises Trump to lay low

- The Washington Times

Michael Savage, top-ranked talk-radio host in America, said President Donald Trump ought to lay low for a bit, back off the social media and keep a quieter profile because, frankly -- and these are Savage's words -- his "administration is in trouble." Good advice.

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