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

Debbie Says Vice Chair Is Lying

01:33 PM, Oct 13, 2015
The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee is calling her vice chair a liar. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is now denying that Tulsi Gabbard was not invited to tonight's Democratic debate -- instead, the chair is saying that her vice chair chose not to come. But as the New York Times... Read more

Christie, Kasich Fall to 1% in New Poll

05:27 PM, Oct 13, 2015
A new poll by Fox News finds Donald Trump remains the leader of the Republican pack. Trump holds 24 percent of the vote, but is in a virtual tie with Ben Carson, who is getting 23 percent of the vote.  But the real news might be that New Jersey governor Chris Christie is polling at 1... Read more

Clinton Once Touted Her Own Experience With Guns: Americans Don't 'Cling to Guns'

07:09 AM, Oct 13, 2015
Tonight's Democratic presidential debate promises to focus heavily on gun control. But it wasn't too long ago that the leading Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, touted her own gun usage and asserted that Americans don't "cling to guns." As Clinton said in the 2008 presidential race, in... Read more

Biden to Spend Debate Day at White House

07:29 PM, Oct 12, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden will be at the White House tomorrow, the day of the first Democratic primary debate. The debate will be held across the country in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Biden has only two things on his public schedule for tomorrow: the daily briefing in the Oval Office and... Read more

Axelrod: Hillary on 'Double Secret, Super Probation ... When it Comes to Inauthenticity'

02:27 PM, Oct 12, 2015
President Obama's former top political adviser, David Axelrod, took some shots at Hillary Clinton in a Slate interview from over the weekend. Clinton, Axelrod said, is on "double secret, super probation" after flip-flopping and declining to support Obama's trade bill that she previously... Read more

CNN Brings Podium for Biden to First Democratic Debate

07:21 AM, Oct 12, 2015
Just in case Vice President Joe Biden decides to enter the Democratic presidential race in the next day, CNN will be prepared. According to a CNN correspondent, the network hosting the first Democratic debate has a podium on hand for Biden. "In case of Biden break out podium number 6. Here it... Read more

A Conversation With Paul Cantor

10:07 AM, Oct 12, 2015
The latest episode of Conversations With Bill Kristol , featuring Paul Cantor: "In his second conversation with Bill Kristol, Paul Cantor focuses on American popular culture and what we can learn about America and the world from our greatest television shows and movies. Cantor analyzes... Read more

Bernie Slags Hillary for Being Inconsistent

11:44 AM, Oct 11, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders slagged his chief rival, Hillary Clinton, for being inconsistent in an interview this morning on  NBC News’ Meet the Press.  Said NBC's Chuck Todd, "Well, that's a trust issue. You're basically saying, 'You know what? I've been... Read more

Obama: Hillary's Email Scandal a 'Legitimate' Issue

07:00 AM, Oct 12, 2015
President Obama did not provide cover for Hillary Clinton in an interview last night on 60 Minutes. Obama said that the email scandal is a legitimate issue: CBS’s Steve Kroft asked, “Did you know about Hillary Clinton's use of private... private email server... while she was secretary of... Read more

Chelsea Sends Out Fundraising Pitch for Her Mom, Asks for $1

04:01 PM, Oct 09, 2015
Chelsea Clinton is officially getting into the game. The former first daughter has sent out a campaign fundraising pitch on behalf of her mother's presidential campaign. "My mom is my hero. From helping cut the uninsured rate for children in half as First Lady to later becoming the first... Read more

Obama: 'No Measure By Which We're Not Better Off Now than We Were When I Came Into Office'

11:12 AM, Oct 11, 2015
President Obama is very proud of himself. And he said so last night at a fundraiser in California. "We're at a critical time in our history, and that is a cliché, but this time it's really true. We have done really good, important work. And I say 'we' purposely because I could not have done it... Read more

Hillary: 'Racism Is America's Original Sin'

04:11 PM, Oct 09, 2015
Hillary Clinton met with Black Lives Matter earlier today, and is now taking to Twitter to call "racism ... America's original sin." The full tweet, which is signed with an "H," meaning that it's from Hillary Clinton directly, reads, "Racism is America's original sin. To those I met with... Read more

Rubio: Obama and Hillary Won't Condemn Palestinian Terrorism, and It's Endangering Israeli Lives

09:18 AM, Oct 09, 2015
Marco Rubio is standing up for Israel after a series of Palestinian terror attacks targeting Jews in Israel.  Rubio writes in a blog post on Medium , " This terrorism follows weeks of growing violence against Israel, from firebomb attacks on Israeli security forces at the Temple Mount to... Read more

Obama Uses Oregon College Shooting Trip to Attend Fundraisers

08:43 PM, Oct 08, 2015
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... Read more

'The Twilight of French Jewry, the Twilight of France'

07:51 AM, Oct 08, 2015
In an essay for Mosaic , a French professor writes that it's "The Twilight of French Jewry, the Twilight of France." "If 100,000 Frenchmen of Spanish origin were to leave, I would never say that France is no longer France. But if 100,000 Jews leave, France will no longer be France. The... Read more

Clinton Aide Talked Up Hillary's Support of Trade Deal Just Yesterday

08:50 PM, Oct 07, 2015
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... Read more

CNN Shrinks Dem Debate By One Hour

06:19 AM, Oct 08, 2015
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... Read more

Hillary Fundraises Off Gun Violence

07:51 AM, Oct 07, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent an email to supporters about gun violence.  "Gun violence isn’t an inevitability -- it’s a virus and we must do whatever we can to stop it," the email reads. [img nocaption float="center" width="640" height="398" render="... Read more

Obama: Trade Deal '40 Percent of the Global Economy'

02:06 PM, Oct 06, 2015
President Obama said today that the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would cover "40 percent of the global economy." Obama also revealed that eventually the agreement will be made available to the public. "With this trade agreement, which spans nearly 40 percent of the global economy,... Read more

DNC Vice Chair Calls for More Dem Debates

06:24 AM, Oct 06, 2015
Democratic National Committee vice chair Tulsi Gabbard went on MSNBC last night to call for her party to have more presidential primary debates: "I’ve also been calling for more debates sponsored by the DNC. Right now, as you know, the DNC has only allowed for six sanctioned debates, and... Read more

Hillary Hits Obama for Being Too Strict on Illegal Immigrants

07:49 PM, Oct 05, 2015
Hillary Clinton took a swing at President Barack Obama for being too strict on illegal immigrants. Clinton said, in an interview with Telemundo, that she would be less strict if she becomes president of the United States. " I believe in comprehensive immigration reform.  And it would... Read more

Boehner: New Speaker Vote on October 29

01:09 PM, Oct 05, 2015
John Boehner announced that the election to replace him will be on October 29. “When I made my announcement last month, I said that I would continue to serve through the month of October. After consulting with my colleagues, I am announcing today that all members of the House of... Read more

Hillary: I'm the Most Transparent Person in American History

07:17 AM, Oct 05, 2015
Hillary Clinton believes she's the most transparent person in American history. The Democratic presidential candidate made the claim in a town hall this morning, hosted by NBC's Today Show : "I have gone further than anybody  that I'm aware of in American history," Clinton said of... Read more

Democrat Party Doing Nothing to Promote Debate

07:26 AM, Oct 05, 2015
The Democratic Party is doing nothing to promote the upcoming primary debate, scheduled for next week. Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg commented this morning that there has been " no mention of [the debate] on DNC's website, or in emails or social media." Rosenberg added, " DNC has... Read more

Obama to Hillary: 'There's a Difference Between Running for President and Being President'

04:02 PM, Oct 02, 2015
President Barack Obama talked about Hillary Clinton's recent disagreements with his Syria policy by saying "there's a difference between running for president and being president." Watch here: "Hillary Clinton is not half-baked in terms of her approach to these problems--she was... Read more

Poll: Jeb Falls to 4%

12:28 PM, Oct 02, 2015
The latest Pew poll shows that Jeb Bush has fallen to 4 percent in the Republican field. Donald Trump leads the field with 25 percent; Ben Carson is at 16 percent. Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio are tied for third at 8 percent of the Republican field.  [img nocaption float="center"... Read more

September Jobs: 142,000

07:33 AM, Oct 02, 2015
The jobs numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:  THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- SEPTEMBER 2015 Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 142,000 in September, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains... Read more

White House Compares Putin's Syria Bombing to George W. Bush in Iraq

07:21 AM, Oct 01, 2015
White House spokesman Josh Earnest compared Vladimir Putin's bombing in Syria to George W. Bush's " military solution in Iraq in the last decade." Earnest made the comparison at the daily White House press briefing. "Russia is not going to be successful in imposing a military solution inside... Read more

A Conversation With Newt Gingrich

09:04 AM, Oct 01, 2015
The latest epside of Converstions With Bill Kristol , featuring Newt Gingrich: "In this conversation, Gingrich reflects on the serious domestic and foreign policy challenges confronting the United States. Looking at the world, he offers his take on the threats posed by Islamism, Russia,... Read more

Reagan Speechwriter: Trump's Tax Plan 'Most Faithful to Supply-Side Principles'

07:10 AM, Sep 30, 2015
Former Ronald Reagan speechwriter Jeff Bell found a lot to like in Donald Trump's tax plan.  " Trump’s  plan for tax reform  is the most populist so far seen among the presidential candidates. It is also the most faithful to supply-side principles," Bell contends. Bell... Read more