Daniel Halper

Daniel Halper is online editor at The Weekly Standard and author of Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.

Stories by Daniel Halper

Obama Aligns Himself With China to Fight Climate Change

12:28 PM, Nov 30, 2015
President Obama is in Paris for a conference on climate change. Today he met with the leader of China, President Xi Jinping, and discussed the importance of the U.S.-China relationship in regards to fighting climate change. "As the two largest economies in the world and the two largest... Read more

Obama Uses Planned Parenthood Shooting to Push Gun Control

09:13 AM, Nov 28, 2015
In a statement released this morning by the White House, President Obama used the shooting yesterday at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado to push gun control.  " This is not normal.  We can’t let it become normal.  If we truly care about this -- if we’re going to offer up our... Read more

Kristol on Bloom on Plato

01:04 PM, Nov 27, 2015
In his newsletter this week, the boss reported that "our friends over at  National Review   asked several contributors to write brief reflections for their 60th anniversary issue (by the way, congratulations!) about what book influenced us the most." The boss encourages everyone... Read more

A Conversation With Larry Summers

10:18 AM, Nov 23, 2015
The latest epside of Conversations With Bill Kristol, featuring Larry Summers: "In this conversation, Summers describes key moments from his time in government, including responses to the Mexican Peso Crisis of 1994 and the financial crisis of 2008. He also explains how he got involved in... Read more

Obama, Kerry Ignore American Victim of Palestinian Terror

08:01 AM, Nov 23, 2015
Barack Obama and John Kerry have yet to comment on the death of an American murdered last week by Palestinian terrorists. Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old from Sharon, Massachusetts, was spending a year in Israel when terrorists fatally attacked him last Thursday, not far from Jerusalem.... Read more

O'Malley Slags Hillary for Foreign Policy Approach

03:38 PM, Nov 20, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley slagged Hillary Clinton for her foreign policy approach: "Secretary Clinton leapfrogged over the really the most important aspect and that is human intelligence or the lack there of on the ground. Look a lot of these failings we have gone... Read more

Obama Vows to Destroy ISIS and Take Their Land

09:04 AM, Nov 22, 2015
President Barack Obama is beginning to use tougher rhetoric when discussing ISIS. The leader of the free world, today at a press conference at the Ritz Carlton in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, vowed to destory ISIS and to take the land they are currently occupying.  "Prejudice and... Read more

Obama on ISIS: 'A Bunch of Killers With Good Social Media'

08:36 AM, Nov 22, 2015
At a press conference today at the Ritz Carlton in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, President Obama warned the media not to empower terrorists. The terrorists, he said, are just "a bunch of killers with good social media." "[T]he message I have is that those of us who are charged with protecting the... Read more

Kerry: Al Qaeda Is 'Neutralized'

07:10 AM, Nov 20, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry claimed that al Qaeda has been neutralized -- and that he hopes ISIS will be neutralized "much faster." Kerry made the claim to a group of reporters: "I'm confident if we stay steady, keep our heads in thinking creatively but also being strong and committed... Read more

Obama Vows to Continue to Close Gitmo

07:48 AM, Nov 19, 2015
After meeting with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama reiterated his vow to close  Guantanamo. The president said that he could Americans safe and release the terrorists held there. Via the pool report: [Obama] said that the rhetoric around... Read more

Obama Interviews Jack Ma, Focuses on Climate Change

07:27 AM, Nov 18, 2015
Today at the Makati Shangri-La in Manila, Philippines, President Barack Obama interviewed Alibaba CEO Jack Ma. A main topic of the discussion: climate change. Obama asked Ma about how and why he's combating climate change. Watch here: PRESIDENT OBAMA: Okay. I know you've been... Read more

John Kerry Justifies Charlie Hebdo Slaughter

03:18 PM, Nov 17, 2015
In remarks today in Paris, France, Secretary of State John Kerry justified the terror attack earlier this year that targeted the magazine Charlie Hebdo in January. This latest attack, by contrast, was different, said Kerry.  "In the last days, obviously, that has been particularly put to... Read more

Sanders: Hillary Using 9/11 to Justify Wall St. Funding 'Silly' and 'Absurd'

02:43 PM, Nov 17, 2015
Bernie Sanders believes a recent comment from Hillary Clinton is both "silly" and "absurd." Sanders responded to Clinton's comment, which was made in the weekend debate, in an interview today with Katie Couric: "I wouldn’t use the word offensive," Sanders said, when asked whether he was... Read more

Trump Threatens to 'Go to War' With Cruz

07:25 AM, Nov 17, 2015
Presidential candidate Donald Trump is threatening to go to war with Republican rival Ted Cruz. Trump was asked about Cruz's rise on CNBC.  Watch here: "Well he's been very nice and very supportive of everything I've said, more than anybody else," Trump said of Cruz. "And we'll... Read more

Lynch: Obama's Opinion of FBI's Hillary Investigation Has No Influence on DOJ

11:31 AM, Nov 17, 2015
Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified on Capitol Hill today that President Obama's opinion of the ongoing investigation by the FBI related to Hillary Clinton has no influence on the Department of Justice. Lynch made the comments after being questioned by Rep. Bob Goodlatte: Goodlatte... Read more

Obama Admits to 'Arrogance'

08:23 AM, Nov 17, 2015
President Obama admitted in an interview with Bill Simmons that "a certain arrogance crept in" during the first two years of his presidency. The rare admission came in response to a question about what he'd tell himself if could go back to 2008 and tell himself one thing. "' You’re going to be... Read more

After 9/11, Hillary Didn’t Rule Out Profiling as Security-Enhancing Measure

08:08 PM, Nov 16, 2015
Speaking on ABC's This Week shortly after September 11, 2001, Hillary Clinton refused to rule out profiling as a security-enhancing measure to stop terrorism.  "Let's talk about American life now, though," said ABC host Sam Donaldson. "What happens in the future from the standpoint... Read more

Christie Somber and Serious in Reaction to Paris Attacks

12:12 PM, Nov 16, 2015
Chris Christie reacted over the weekend to the terror attacks in Paris, France: Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Thank you for having me here today. You know, over 14 years ago on September 10, 2001, I was named United States Attorney for the state of New Jersey by President... Read more

Arkansas Governor: Syrian Refugees Can't Come Here

11:18 AM, Nov 16, 2015
The governor of Arkansas joined the governor of Alabama and others in saying that Syrian refugees can't come to his state. Governor Asa Hutchinson made the announcement this morning on Twitter. "As Governor I will oppose Syrian refugees being relocated to Arkansas," said Hutchinson.  ... Read more

Huma: Hillary 'Often Confused'

11:31 AM, Nov 16, 2015
In new State Department emails obtained by Judicial Watch, Hillary Clinton's close personal aide, Huma Abedin, is seen warning another aide that Clinton is "often confused." [img nocaption float="center" width="640" height="460" render=" "]26354[/img] The watchdog organization Judicial Watch... Read more

Immigration Agent Union: 'Immigration System Highly Vulnerable to ISIS, Extremists'

01:52 PM, Sep 18, 2014
The president of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, Kenneth Palinkas, says in a press release the immigration system may be exploitable by the terrorist army ISIS. “The National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council represents 12,000 dedicated immigration... Read more

Alabama Governor: Syrian Refugees Can't Come to Alabama

07:23 AM, Nov 16, 2015
Alabama governor Robert Bentley is refusing to allow Syrian refugees to relocate to Alabama.  “After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions... Read more

Kristol on 'This Week' Roundtable

09:29 AM, Nov 16, 2015
Bill Kristol joined ABC's This Week yesterday to discuss the terror attacks in Paris: Video: Kristol: 'If It Takes 50,000 Troops' to Destroy ISIS, 'Do It'  Read more

Bill Clinton: ISIS Is the 'Most Interesting' NGO Today

12:16 PM, Apr 21, 2015
Former President Bill Clinton called the terrorist group ISIS the "most interesting non-governmental organization today" in remarks at Georgetown University: "Arguably the most interesting non-governmental organization today, which proves the importance of inclusion by its short-comings... Read more

Hillary Refuses to Use Term 'Radical Islam'

09:39 PM, Nov 14, 2015
The day after the terror attacks in Paris, Hillary Clinton refused to use the term "radical Islam." Clinton's refusal came tonight at a Democratic presidential primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa:  Dickerson: “Secretary Clinton, you mentioned radical jihadists. Marco Rubio, also... Read more

Obama: Attack on All Humanity

06:40 PM, Nov 13, 2015
President Obama condemned tonight's terror attack in France in a statement he delivered from the White House: "Good evening, everybody. I just want to make a few brief comments about the attacks across Paris tonight. Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians.... Read more

Obama: ISIS Is Not Gaining Strength

09:39 AM, Nov 13, 2015
President Obama does not believe ISIS is getting stronger. At least, that's what he said this morning in an interview that aired on ABC News: "I don't think they're gaining strength," Obama said of ISIS. "What is true is that from the start our goal has been first to contain and we have... Read more

Homeland: 'No Specific or Credible Threats' of Similar Attack in U.S.

09:42 PM, Nov 13, 2015
The Department of Homeland Security says there is no threat of a terrorist attack like the one in France happening immediately in America. "The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are closely monitoring events in Paris and we are in contact with our... Read more

CNN: Is Hillary Telling the Truth About Trying to Join Marines?

08:05 AM, Nov 12, 2015
CNN's Jeff Zeleny reported this morning that there are questions whether Hillary Clinton actually tried to join the Marines. Clinton has made the claim since at least 1994, and recently repeated it this week in New Hampshire.  Hillary claims she tried to join the Marines in 1975. At... Read more

Trump Debuts at #5 on NYTimes Bestseller List

09:12 PM, Nov 11, 2015
Donald Trump's newly released book,  Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again , will debut next week as #5 on the New York Times bestseller list. Trump's book hit shelves November 3. Trump was beat in his first week by his Republican rival, Ben Carson, who along with his wife... Read more