|4:59 PM, Oct 1, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The Secret Service has been under fire for failing to stop an armed man from jumping the White House fence and running through the president's home, and some critics have begun asking if political correctness is partly to blame for the extent of the security breach.
A key polling result may trip the legal marijuana breakout.4:45 PM, Oct 1, 2014 • By DAVID W. MURRAY and JOHN P. WALTERS
A poll reported in the Washington Post on September 23 offers positive news for those troubled by the movement to legalize marijuana. It also does not auger well for those pushing more states to follow Colorado and Washington, where legalization is already underway.
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:45 PM, Oct 1, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on his WSJ op-ed on the desperate measures Harry Reid is using to keep the Senate.
3:19 PM, Oct 1, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The director of the Secret Service has resigned, according to a press release from DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson:
Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it. I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation.
1:35 PM, Oct 1, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley opposed funding any American military operations in Iraq this year—before he supported them. The three-term House member, who is running for Iowa's open Senate seat in one of the year's hottest races, touted his support for military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria in a recent debate.
“I recently had the opportunity to vote to give the president limited authority to begin strikes against terrorists in Iraq and Syria," Braley said during the debate with his Republican opponent, Joni Ernst.
So it's not decimated?12:01 PM, Oct 1, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Visiting Canada for the first time as Department Homeland Security (DHS) chief, secretary Jeh Johnson addressed the Canadian American Business Council on Wednesday.
11:23 AM, Oct 1, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Fred Barnes, writing in the Wall Street Journal:
In Kansas, Democrats persuaded their Senate candidate, Chad Taylor, to drop out of the race against incumbent Republican Pat Roberts. Mr. Taylor was running third in polls behind Mr. Roberts and independent Greg Orman. Soon after Mr. Taylor's early-September withdrawal, Democratic lawyers went to court to keep his name off the ballot.
9:39 AM, Oct 1, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Coming in ahead of the unemployment figure for September, which will be released on Friday, and tomorrow’s weekly first-time-claims number, the ADP jobs report might be some sort of harbinger.
8:39 AM, Oct 1, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
In what might possibly be an attempt to relive the success of Hillary Clinton's "Russian reset," the State Department recently awarded a $22,116 contract for "Red Switch Equipment." Which sounds a l
7:02 AM, Oct 1, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare. A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed and replaced with a conservative alternative. A much smaller group —16 percent — wants to see it repealed but not replaced. Less than one in three respondents — 32 percent — would like to keep Obamacare, whether in its current form or in amended form. So, with a conservative alternative in play, 60 percent of Americans support repeal, while only 32 percent oppose it.
8:21 PM, Sep 30, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama, addressing the ebola outbreak September 16, 2014 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta:
... and India is the newest threat.4:40 PM, Sep 30, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with frequent contributor Thomas Joscelyn discussing his recent piece on "Misunderstanding al Qaeda" and how its growth is becoming a threatening success.
4:04 PM, Sep 30, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Elbert Guillory, a state senator in Louisiana, has released a new web video through his Free At Last PAC that criticizes Democratic senator Mary Landrieu's record.
"Since 1996, black unemployment has doubled and the poverty rate for blacks has skyrocketed. Mary hasn't helped us all," says Guillory. "So on November 4, let's send her back home to her father's house or to her mansion in Washington, D.C., or wherever the heck she lives." The Republican pol doesn't mince words as he argues that blacks are "just a vote" to Landrieu and Democrats. Watch the video below:
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