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Slim Pickings

The Democrats’ weak bench.

Jun 8, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 37 • By FRED BARNES

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McConnell, left, and Boehner: It’s all about the base.

Political Healing

An outreach campaign from Capitol Hill to grassroots Republicans.

Jun 1, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 36

Congressmen

A Failure As a Salesman

The trade treaty may pass, no thanks to the ­president.

May 25, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 35

Ehrlich in New Hampshire, April 18

A Candidacy Below the Radar

Former governor Bob Ehrlich of Maryland is going to New Hampshire a lot.

May 11, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 33

Hayek got it right.

What We Don’t Know About 2016

Almost everything.

May 4, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 32

IDEAS

The Party of Ideas

Applied conservatism, 101.

Apr 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 31

Former hostage Dave Roeder shouts upon arriving in Frankfurt, January 21, 1981.

Hostages? What Hostages?

The unfinished business of compensation for the Americans held in Tehran.

Apr 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 30

Palmer, right, listens to GOP colleague Alex Mooney of West Virginia  before a B

Gary Palmer Goes to Washington

A man of policies, ideas, and solutions.

Apr 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29

Gary Locke

Democratic Disarray

No love lost between Obama and his party on Capitol Hill.

Mar 30, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 28

Obama

A One-Man Deal

Mar 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 27

Adam Laxalt, Scott Pruitt

Full Court Press

The Republican state AGs continue to be Obama’s most ­formidable opponents.

Mar 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Capitol

The End Run

Mar 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

Speaking of petty grievances and false promises...

He’s a Raging Partisan

The big lie of Obama’s presidency.

Feb 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23

Gary Locke

The Telltale Obama Budget

Liberals may love its priorities. Voters don’t.

Feb 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22

Frankly, I didn’t mean a word of it.

What You Missed If You Didn’t Watch

Five insights into Obama, none of them flattering.

Feb 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20

Obama

Obama Blows Smoke

12:45 AM, Jan 21, 2015

NEWSCOM

Taking Ben Carson Seriously

The 2016 campaign’s most interesting long shot

Jan 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19

NEWSCOM

The Speaker and His Critics

They wanted a public drama, and got it.

Jan 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

White House protest, November 2011

The Pipeline and the Damage Done

Obama’s Keystone Kops routine.

Jan 5, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17

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BIOGRAPHY

Fred Barnes is executive editor of The Weekly Standard, which he cofounded in 1995. From 1985 to 1995, he was senior editor and White House correspondent for the New Republic. He covered the Supreme Court and the White House for the Washington Star before moving to the Baltimore Sun in 1979. He served as the national political correspondent for the Sun and wrote the "Presswatch" media column for the American Spectator.

Barnes appears regularly on the Fox News Channel. From 1988 to 1998 he was a regular panelist on the McLaughlin Group. He has also appeared on Nightline, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, and the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Barnes graduated from the University of Virginia and was a Neiman Fellow at Harvard University.

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