Christie Tries Clinton from Podium, 'Lock Her Up,' Screams the Crowd
Political attack dog goes after Democrat on foreign policy, email scandal, character

Delegates shout "guilty" as Chris Christie makes the case against HIllary Clinton.. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Chris Christie conducted a mock trial of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday at the podium of the Republican convention, winding up delegates into furious chants of “Lock Her Up, Lock Her Up.”  

Wielding a rhetorical pitchfork, the New Jersey governor and 2016 presidential primary rival of nominee Donald Trump thundered that Clinton was guilty of monumental policy and character failures that he said disqualify her from the presidency.  

How Will History View Those Who Would Erase Obama From the Books?

President Barack Obama speaks during his final State of the Union to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill, Jan. 12. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Here’s an easy prediction to make: The historic election and two-term presidency of Barack Obama will provide endless material to future academics, journalists and commentators. Many books will be written examining every aspect of the first African-American president’s campaigns and years in the White House, with few agreeing on anything except the fact that President Obama did, indeed, make history. He and his policies will be loved, loathed and everything in between.  

But you get the feeling that the information flood will somehow miss certain Americans, including those leaders who shared those Washington years with Obama, and spent many of them in denial. In the American history books Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for example, chooses for his library shelves, will the Obama years be mysteriously missing? Columnists-Bug-Web-CURTIS To listen to the rhetoric on the Republican debate stage, you might wonder if Obama was ever the president of the United States.