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Tom Cotton, the Republican candidate for Senate from Arkansas, is calling on President Obama to renounce the "vulgar" attack on Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu which was expressed by an anonymous administration official in a recent Atlantic...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Senator Jeff Sessions will soon release this statement in response to a report in the Wall Street Journal that details President Obama's plans to unilaterally implement amnesty. "The Wall Street Journal confirmed today that the President is planning...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Bloomberg is reporting that: NATO fighter planes made interceptions of seven Russian military aircraft near Latvia’s border today, following a similar incident yesterday, the country’s army said on its Twitter account.  Increased and intrusive...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan has a 5-point lead over Democrat Anthony Brown in a surprisingly close race in Maryland, according to a poll conducted on behalf of the Hogan campaign and obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD. The survey of more...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Today, in an article for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Apple CEO Tim Cook makes an announcement: "I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." Cook continues, writing: "The company I am so fortunate to lead has...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jim Swift | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The indicators for the economy are looking good.  For those who view the world through a political prism, this news may be coming too late to help the president and his party in the mid-terms.  And for those whose view is long and wide, the skies are...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently suspended all background investigations on current and prospective Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees due to security concerns over Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The information...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jeryl Bier | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Gregg Ritchie, head coach at George Washington University, says that the Royals have more of their game-changers going into tonight’s game than the Giants do. With pitching, as my former GW teammate explains, the two clubs are basically even. Royals’...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Lee Smith | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The fact that the Royals and the Giants have pushed the World Series to a game seven is evidence the two clubs are very evenly matched. Even tonight’s probable starters, Tim Hudson for the Giants and Jeremy Guthrie for the Royals, are similar style...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Lee Smith | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Laura Barron-Lopez of the The Hill is reporting that: Secretary of State John Kerry said he wants to make a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline "sooner rather than later.” Kerry's comments came after a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, after a debate with his opponent, said that: … he’d like to substantially downsize or eliminate the federal Education Department, giving more power to the states. He’d like to see less testing...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Editor’s note: In the final debate between Maryland gubernatorial candidates Anthony Brown (D) and Larry Hogan (R), one contender flubbed the name of the state’s second-largest city. “When I travel around the state of Maryland, whether I’m in...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Walter Olson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the controversy over an anonymous U.S. official's comment that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a "chicken****". This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to THE WEEKLY STANDARD's...
From: Weekly Standard | By: TWS Podcast | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The AP is reporting that: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days. The move goes...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Wisconsin governor Scott Walker leads his Democratic opponent Mary Burke 50 percent to 43 percent among likely voters in the final Marquette University Law school poll. The results come as a surprise to many, as the last Marquette poll showed the race...
From: Weekly Standard | By: John McCormack | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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As the Soviet Union maintained Dachas for the nomenklatura, so our Park Service keeps a nice little “cabin” in the Tetons for use by the political class, as revealed by some diligent muckraking by Time.  Vice President Joe Biden is among the administration...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Time magazine has a cover story out that's causing a fair amount of outrage, but for all the wrong reasons. The story is headlined, "Rotten Apples: It's nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher. Some tech millionaires may have found a way to change that."...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Mark Hemingway | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The belief that the prime minister of Israel is "chickenshit" is "not the administration's view," a spokesperson for the National Security Council says in a statement. Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic reported Tuesday that a "senior administration official"...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Two Illinois voters say their attempts to vote early for Republicans on an electronic voting machine were registered as votes for Democrats—and they say have the video evidence to prove it.  The voters are 18- and 19-year-old Moline residents who...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The Washington Post reports: Hackers thought to be working for the Russian government breached the unclassified White House computer networks in recent weeks, sources said, resulting in temporary disruptions to some services while cybersecurity teams...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Last week Gregg Ritchie, head baseball coach at George Washington University, was talking about what happens when a baseball team strikes out more than seven times in a game. The more you whiff the less chance you have of winning, explained Ritchie....
From: Weekly Standard | By: Lee Smith | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The boss tells Politico what Washington can get done in President Obama's last two years in office: President Obama, most Republicans and the bipartisan National Defense Panel agree that continuing the massive automatic defense cuts known as the sequester...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Greg Orman--the "independent" Kansas Senate candidate running with the backing of national Democrats--was asked on October 9 how he would vote on the two abortion bills most likely come to the Senate floor during the next six years (the No Taxpayer-Funding...
From: Weekly Standard | By: John McCormack | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The ISIS campaign in Iraq proceeds where it cannot be seen and meets little resistance.  The U.S. says it has a plan by which government forces will go on the offense and retake lost territory … beginning in a few months.  Meanwhile, as Susannah...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The Obama administration is suddenly a champion of states' rights when it comes to the Ebola quarantine controversy. From Politico: “You could take that up with James Madison,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters inquiring about...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Whitney Blake | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on his editorial "An Election About Everything." This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to THE WEEKLY STANDARD's iTunes podcast feed here....
From: Weekly Standard | By: TWS Podcast | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Did Rand Paul just become a supporter of George W. Bush’s freedom agenda? “The world does not have an Islam problem,” Paul explained a few days ago. “The world has a dignity problem, with millions of men and women across the Middle East being...
From: Weekly Standard | By: David Adesnik | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren praised her fellow Senate colleague Jeanne Shaheen on Tuesday's episode of The View, saying the New Hampshire Democrat is "working hard for the people of Vermont." Shaheen, Warren said, is "the only woman in the...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The number for September orders of durable goods is one of three that were anticipated as indicators of where the economy is headed … or if it is merely treading water. (Housing prices and consumer confidence are the others.) Expectations were for...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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If you were a member of the Church of Political Correctness and watching ESPN’s Monday Night Football last night (say someone had tied you to a chair and forced it upon you) … well for whom would you have been rooting?   Hard to pull for the Cowboys....
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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On Sunday, the leaders of Hong Kong’s democracy protests abruptly scrapped a poll of protester sentiment they had announced just days earlier. The idea of the poll had been to get protesters’ reactions to two bones thrown to them by the Hong Kong...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Ellen Bork | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis was called "Uncle Tom" at a recent Senator Kay Hagan rally in North Carolina. Hillary Clinton was also on hand to help rally Democrats in support of Hagan--and the possible presidential candidate specifically praised...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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As the American public is still learning about the Ebola threat and how it may affect their lives, at least one reporter has apparently just about hit her limit. At the end of a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) conference call on Monday, Delthia Ricks,...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jeryl Bier | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The federal government is taking New York City to court. "Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit Against Computer Sciences Corp. And The City Of New York For Orchestrating A Multimillion-Dollar Medicaid Billing Fraud Scheme," reads a...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Without offering an alternate theory for President Obama’s 42 percent approval rating — which was about the same even before it became obvious his foreign policy had tanked — the mainstream media is insisting that Obamacare isn’t driving this...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jeffrey H. Anderson | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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