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Victorino Matus, writing for the Wall Street Journal: Is Tito ’s Handmade Vodka really handmade? Would it taste any less good if it weren’t anymore? Type “handmade vodka” into Google and the first two pages of results are about one brand: Tito’s...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Hospitals seeking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on clothing and equipment to use to protect health care workers dealing with known or suspected Ebola patients may have to wait another day for official recommendations. As THE WEEKLY...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jeryl Bier | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A day after President Obama appointed Ron Klain as Ebola czar to deal with the potential spread of the virus in this country, the Centers for Disease Control updated its website that contains recommendations for hospitals dealing with known or suspected...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jeryl Bier | Monday, October 20, 2014
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President Obama does not want to be a Supreme Court justice. He calls it "too monastic" for his own personality. Besides, in an interview with the New Yorker, President Obama acknowledges that he needs to get out of the "bubble" after what will be eight...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Monday, October 20, 2014
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In the wake of their passage of Obamacare, the Democrats have repeatedly claimed two things: Republicans don’t have an alternative, and in any case the health care debate is over. But a Washington Post editorial published Saturday makes it clear that...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jeffrey H. Anderson | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Jay Cost on the state of the polls, two weeks out from the midterm elections. This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to THE WEEKLY STANDARD's iTunes podcast feed here....
From: Weekly Standard | By: TWS Podcast | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Ron Klain, the Democratic political operative tapped by President Obama to run the federal government's response to the Ebola virus outbreak, recently worked as a political adviser to Michelle Nunn, the Georgia Democrat running for the U.S. Senate. The...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Tom Harkin, the longtime Democratic senator from Iowa who is retiring at the end of the term, spoke with the New York Times about the Hawkeye State's Senate race. Harkin seems to take it as a given that Republicans will gain control of the Senate, even...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Louisiana Democratic senator Mary Landrieu, who's been under fire for living full-time in Washington, D.C. rather than her home state, recently told supporters that her lavish home is actually quite modest: Ryan Lovelace writes at National Review Online:...
From: Weekly Standard | By: John McCormack | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Amidst the cliched rhetoric decrying “unpatriotic” companies that accompanied the Obama administration’s recent move to address corporate inversions, it was easy to miss the fact that there is relatively little of substance that can be remedied...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Ike Brannon | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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A letter from a physician who practices and teaches at a medical school in New York, who introduced himself to the boss at last night’s protest of the Met's performance of the "Death of Klinghoffer."  Dear Mr. Kristol, It was a pleasure meeting you...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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With the World Series opening tonight in Kansas City, the Giants are no doubt feeling their oats. They’re coming off of a three-homerun performance in their game five win over the St. Louis Cardinals, which landed them their third World Series appearance...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Lee Smith | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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From last week, another example of PolitiFact's incredible bias: Now it should be obvious here that PolitiFact can't validate what the effects of a minimum wage increase are because it hasn't happened yet. Further, the context is that Grimes, who is...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Mark Hemingway | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Recently, some media commentators have argued that, rather than the product of a simple confrontation between Sunni and Shia Muslims in Syria and Iraq, the rise of the so-called “Islamic State” should be perceived as an eruption into those countries...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Stephen Schwartz | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have made increasing the federal minimum wage one of their marquee issues during campaign appearances leading up to the 2014 elections. After pushing for an increase to $9.00/hour up through 2013, the president...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jeryl Bier | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Eighteen months ago Britain’s Nigel Farage was a political curiosity, head of a fringe party, gadfly member of the European Parliament, an ex-commodities broker who never went to college—dismissed as a nutcase by ruling elites in London and Brussels....
From: Weekly Standard | By: Richard M. Langworth | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Last night at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago, President Obama mentioned that there are some "unpaid bills" on his desk in Chicago--which he left when moved to the White House after winning the presidential election in 2008. Here's what he said: "One...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Given that the Democrats are in total disarray heading into November, it's not surprising liberal groups are making all sorts of dire warning about how it will rain brimstone when the GOP takes control of the Senate. However, this item from MoveOn.org...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Mark Hemingway | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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President Obama discussed the election and how "all" the Democrats running away from him "have supported my agenda" in an interview with Al Sharpton earlier today: "Well, look, here's the bottom line," said Obama, "We've got a tough map. A lot of the...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Monday, October 20, 2014
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President Obama discussed the Ebola virus in remarks at Democratic fundraiser in Chicago this evening. Ebola "has been the only story here in the United States for the last couple of weeks," Obama said. But the commander in chief, who's called Ebola...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A new poll of the New Hampshire Senate race from Suffolk University finds Republican challenger Scott Brown within three points of Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen. According to the poll of likely voters, Shaheen has 49 percent support to Brown's...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The Democrats "are completely out of ideas." That line isn't from the head of the Republican National Committee; it's what the Democrats are saying in their latest fundraising pitch. "We are completely out of ideas," reads the opening of an email from...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Jonathan V. Last on his editorial titled "Six Reasons to Panic." This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to THE WEEKLY STANDARD's iTunes podcast feed here....
From: Weekly Standard | By: TWS Podcast | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Representatives of the student led democracy protests in Hong Kong are due to enter into a dialogue with the Hong Kong government on Tuesday.  The prospects for success are not good.  The two sides are far apart, with the government saying it will...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Ellen Bork | Monday, October 20, 2014
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As President Obama tried to rally Democrats in Maryland, the crowd began to leave. "Remarks are open press, but one unusual thing that fellow veterans of campaign rallies confirm: some in the crowd started leaving as soon as Obama started speaking and...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Democrat Mark Udall may be trying to have it both ways on the issue of Common Core standards in education. In an interview with ABC-7 News in Denver, the senator from Colorado was asked a series of questions designed to elicit simple, one-word answers....
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Rebecca Kaplan of CBS reports that the White House has an explanation for why Ron Klain was appointed "Ebola Czar.”  It’s very simple.  You see: ... the chief management credential that qualifies Klain for the job is his experience in helping...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Amid increasing calls for a travel or visa ban on those trying to enter the United States from West African nations ravaged by the Ebola virus, the federal government continues to be steadfastly opposed. But why? Officials continue to argue that the...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Speaking to the overflow crowd at a campaign rally at Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, President Obama urged the crowd to make sure "cousin Pookie" voted in November's election. "[I]t’s not enough just for you to vote....
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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THE WEEKLY STANDARD Casual Podcast, with Philip Terzian reading his personal essay, "I'd Walk a Mile." Remember, when you sign up for our digital premium access, many of our print magazine articles are available to you courtesy of our professional readers....
From: Weekly Standard | By: TWS Podcast | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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