|7:29 AM, Oct 9, 2015 • By SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
Today, Young America's Foundation (YAF) is marking the anniversary of Che Guevara's death with an anti-Che campaign.
As YAF notes,
For decades, the Left tried to glorify murderers and thugs like Lenin, Mao, and even Stalin. They are discredited today because people know about their evil deeds. Che is more obscure. He is one notorious figure who is idolized by the Left and hailed as a "hero," yet most students never learn the truth about his cult of violence.
9:43 PM, Oct 8, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama will be heading to Oregon tomorrow to visit Umpqua Community College, the site of a shooting rampage last week. But Obama's not heading home directly after meeting with families of the victims. Instead, the president will attend a series of West Coast fundraisers immediately after.
In fact, Obama has three fundraisers lined up for tomorrow. Two in Seattle and one in San Francisco. He'll spend tomorrow night in San Francisco.
Hosted by Michael Graham.6:10 PM, Oct 8, 2015 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Michael Warren on Kevin McCarthy's exit from the Speaker's race and what that means for the House GOP.
The Republican party is not united.5:24 PM, Oct 8, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
It was just over a week ago when House majority leader Kevin McCarthy first considered dropping out of the race for speaker.
12:29 PM, Oct 8, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican and House majority leader, has pulled himself out of the running to replace House speaker John Boehner. National Review Online's Eliana Johnson broke the news:
11:39 AM, Oct 8, 2015 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
The House Select Committee on Benghazi will be making public next week new documents that demonstrate Sidney Blumenthal was seeking business in Libya as he was advising then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on U.S. policy in the country. According to a letter from Chairman Trey Gowdy to Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the committee, at least once Clinton sought to aid Blumenthal's business interests in Libya.
10:31 AM, Oct 8, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Anticipating the big presidential debate on CNN, candidate Bernie Sanders is doing … well, not much of anything, to get ready. Sanders, as Gabriel Debenedetti of Politico writes:
7:19 AM, Oct 8, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Last month, CNN hosted a Republican presidential primary debate. The main event was a 3-hour affair.
Next week, the same network will host a Democratic presidential primary debate. But this time, the debate will be one hour shorter -- it'll span only 2 hours.
Of course there's a big difference in the number of candidates in each of the debates. The Republican debate featured 11 candidates. The Democratic debate will probably be made up of 5 candidates.
The Democrats have only 6 debates planned. Republicans have twice the number on the schedule.
9:50 PM, Oct 7, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
A top Hillary Clinton aide from the State Department talked up the former secretary of state's support for the trade deal just yesterday in an interview with National Public Radio. The aide, who has been defending Clinton's policies publicly, is Anne-Marie Slaughter, the former director of policy planning at the State Department.
5:00 PM, Oct 7, 2015 • By SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
During the White House's Summit On Worker Voice on Wednesday, Joe Biden had a clear message for labor unions—that Hillary Clinton might not be a reliable ally, but he would be. His speech focused on his sympathies for the labor movement, his friendship with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and the like. He also hit Clinton, saying, "if I don't move... I'll be demoted to Secretary of State or something like that.
4:34 PM, Oct 7, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The father of a Virginia television reporter who was murdered on air in August is calling for "commonsense gun control legislation" on behalf of the political committee of Democratic governor Terry McAuliffe.
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