|12:18 PM, Jul 21, 2014 • By JIM SWIFT
An Ohio-based trade association, the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM), wants to know why the IRS’s IT Asset Managers have apparently “disappeared at a key juncture.”
IAITAM administers internationally accepted certifications for information technology professionals, and according to their records “at least three IT Asset Managers…were working at the IRS prior to the 13 May 2013 Inspector General Report [that detailed the IRS abuse of conservative political groups].”
11:48 AM, Jul 21, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
President Barack Obama spoke on the White House lawn Monday morning about the downing of a Malaysian Airlines airplane flying over Ukraine last week by pro-Russian separatists there.
10:01 AM, Jul 21, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
So who you gonna trust, Joe Biden or Robert Gates?
Tough one, right? Gates wrote in his memoir that Biden had managed to be wrong on just about every major foreign policy matter throughout his career. Now, Biden returns fire, as Justin Sink of The Hill reports, saying that,
9:50 AM, Jul 21, 2014 • By PETE HEGSETH
Can Robert McDonald, the former Procter & Gamble CEO tapped by President Obama to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, turn things around at the famously troubled department?
8:16 AM, Jul 21, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Voters don’t necessarily make decisions based on a candidate’s record in office. Otherwise, we might be in the lame duck years of President McCain’s presidency. Before he ran, President Obama was known mostly for his book and, as his primary opponent Hillary Clinton pointed out, a single speech.
Still, it can’t be good news that, as Maggie Haberman at Politico reports,
6:53 PM, Jul 20, 2014 • By NOAH POLLAK
Something important is missing from the New York Times's coverage of the war in Gaza: photographs of terrorist attacks on Israel, and pictures of Hamas fighters, tunnels, weaponry, and use of human shields.
10:21 AM, Jul 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Fox News Sunday reports on a hot mic that caught John Kerry mocking Israel's "pinpoint operation" against Hamas in Gaza:
"It's a hell of a pinpoint operation," Kerry was recorded as saying, in the middle of network interviews. "It's a hell of a pinpoint operation."
"We've got to get over there. Thank you, John. I think, John, we ought to go tonight. I think it's crazy to be sitting around."
5:47 PM, Jul 18, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Hours after news reports indicated that a Malaysian Airlines jetliner had been shot down over Ukraine, President Obama spoke at a previously scheduled event in Wilmington, Delaware on Thursday. "It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy," Obama said of the plane's destruction.
5:26 PM, Jul 18, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Some jobs depend on there being lots of jobs and people having a little disposable income to blow on things like … well, the slots. Which is why, in Atlantic City, as Terrence Dopp of Bloomberg reports:
4:28 PM, Jul 18, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
It's still a year and a half before the first presidential primaries of 2016, but Gallup has a new survey out asking Republicans and Democrats about the potential GOP candidates. Analyzing those candidates' familiarity and favorability among Republicans, Gallup has discovered the best known and best liked are former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Kentucky senator Rand Paul, Wisconsin congressman and 2012 vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, and Texas governor Rick Perry.
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:02 PM, Jul 18, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the happenings this week in Ukraine, Israel, and the United States.
2:40 PM, Jul 18, 2014 • By ADAM J. WHITE
No columnist rivals Matthew Continetti's ability to contrast so starkly the president's exalted self-image with his actual smallness on the world stage. This morning's installment of his weekly Free Beacon column is perhaps the best example yet.
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