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So far, the Republican presidential contest has been light on Obamacare, with Scott Walker — who has essentially championed the 2017 Project’s “Winning Alternative to Obamacare” — providing a noteworthy exception.  Since Obamacare is the biggest...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jeffrey H. Anderson | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Jeb Bush has said Donald Trump "should be treated like the frontrunner" for the Republican nomination. On Tuesday, the Bush campaign continues to do just that with a short web video aimed squarely at the leading GOP contender's past "liberal" views on...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Hillary Clinton's recently released emails includes a memo sent by David Brock titled, "Memo on Impeaching Clarence Thomas." The purpose of the document might suggest Clinton, or at least those closest to her and in her circle, are interested in impeaching...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Shoshana Weissmann | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finds herself under growing scrutiny over the classified contents of dozens of emails (perhaps hundreds once the State Department finishes releasing them all) she sent and received...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jeryl Bier | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A prevailing media narrative is that while Republicans have pitched a fit over Barack Obama’s negotiated deal with Iran over that country’s nuclear program, the seeds of such a deal were sown by the previous administration. “Nine years ago, President...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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He was the hope and the future of the franchise, the toast of the city, just three years ago. The Redskins had themselves a rookie quarterback who would return them to glory. And he did actually get them into the playoffs in his rookie season. But then...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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One of the most disturbing aspects of living through the Obama presidency is reading every week or two about some new decision that has been decreed by the executive branch rather than voted upon by the legislative branch.  Time and again, things that...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jeffrey H. Anderson | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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In one of the newly release Hillary Clinton emails, a mostly redacted message from Philip Gordon to Huma Abedin and Jacob Sullivan ends with, "To quote Huma, I don't get paid enough." Abedin, Clinton’s closest aide, was able to change her fortunes...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Shoshana Weissmann | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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For the last several weeks, Air Force Secretary Deborah James has been touting the deployment of F-22 Raptor fighters – the best plane America owns – to Germany as “the strong side of the coin” in an effort to reassure Eastern Europeans who...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Thomas Donnelly | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Michael Warren on the latest tranche of Hillary's emails. This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to THE WEEKLY STANDARD's iTunes podcast feed here. ADVERTISEMENT This podcast is brought to you by...
From: Weekly Standard | By: TWS Podcast | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The Center for Medical Progress is out with another horrifying video exposing Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting the organs from aborted fetuses for money. One of the people that appears in this latest video is Cate Dyer, the CEO of StemExpress,...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Mark Hemingway | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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More than 200 elected officials, Republican and conservative activists, and business leaders have signed a letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker requesting the cable network award Carly Fiorina a spot in the upcoming Republican presidential primary debate....
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The State Department released another tranche of emails from Hillary Clinton's private server Monday evening. While messages between Clinton and other State and administration officials concerning the most interesting and consequential subjects (like...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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In one of Hillary Clinton's recently released emails, it appears she was concerned Ambassador Capricia Marshall was dancing on tables and singing. This holds as ironic, as Clinton famously had fun grinding in South Africa, and more recently, dancing...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Shoshana Weissmann | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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CancunThe Conference of States Parties—the first meeting of nations that have ratified the controversial Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)—wrapped up in Cancun on Thursday. Because it’s wisely not ratified the ATT, the U.S. was there as an observer. So was...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Ted R. Bromund | Monday, August 31, 2015
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One of the perks of covering the alcohol beat is the occasional complimentary sample that arrives by mail. It’s usually a medium-sized package containing, at most, a 750-ml. bottle. Often it’s smaller: A sample of the delicious Chopin wheat spirit...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Victorino Matus | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Illinois will happily take your money and sell you a lottery ticket but, as the AP reports, Without a state budget agreement two months into the new fiscal year, there’s no authority for the state comptroller to cut checks over $25,000. That means...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Donald Trump has a new online video ad that hits Republican rival Jeb Bush for the former Florida governor's statement that immigrating illegally to the United States is an "act of love." The ad, available on Trump's Instagram feed, features audio and...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A new poll of likely Republican caucusgoers in Iowa finds Donald Trump and Ben Carson tied for the lead at 23 percent support. The Monmouth University poll is the first since July to show Trump not in the sole lead position in Iowa. Behind Trump and...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Monday, August 31, 2015
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I've suggested before that 2016 is beginning to look more and more like 1968. This is true in terms of the presidential contests—on the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders is Eugene McCarthy, Hillary Clinton is Lyndon Johnson, Joe Biden will be Hubert...
From: Weekly Standard | By: William Kristol | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A week ago, I suggested that—contrary to conventional wisdom and perhaps even to first-blush common sense—the GOP field might benefit from one or more new candidates. One of the well-qualified dark horses I mentioned was third-term Rep. Mike Pompeo...
From: Weekly Standard | By: William Kristol | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Barack Obama is personally hurt when people call him an anti-Semite, the president said in an interview with the Jewish newspaper the Forward. Obama says "there not a smidgen of evidence for" the accusation. The editor of the Forward asked the president,...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Last Friday, I moderated a panel at Hudson Institute titled, “Why is Qassem Suleimani Smiling? The Iran Deal and Sanctions Relief for Terrorists.” (See video of the event here.) The panel’s focus was not speculative—for instance, how the regime...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Lee Smith | Monday, August 31, 2015
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THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with literary editor Philip Terzian on the Books & Arts section from the August 24-31, 2015 double issue. This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to THE WEEKLY STANDARD's iTunes podcast feed here. ADVERTISEMENT...
From: Weekly Standard | By: TWS Podcast | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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StemExpress is the bio-medical company featured in a number of the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress in connection with its Planned Parenthood exposé on fetal organ and tissue harvesting. StemExpress made several changes...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jeryl Bier | Monday, August 31, 2015
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