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

Mar 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25 • By FRED BARNES

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Marco Rubio, the indispensable man

Gang of One

Jun 17, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 38

AP / Carolyn Kaster

Barnstorming for Jobs and Growth

Rick Perry promotes the Texas Miracle.

Jun 3, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 36

No way to spin this: a drizzly Rose Garden news conference, May 16

When It Rains, It Pours

May 27, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 35

Immigration office in Houston: amnesty, 1980s-style

The Amnesty Next Time

The specter of 1986 haunts the immigration debate.

May 20, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 34

President Obama

Waiting for 2014

May 13, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 33

Bush and Obama in Dallas, April 25, 2013

Bush v. Obama

A study in contrasts.

May 6, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 32

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Bush Is Back

1:00 AM, Apr 25, 2013

President Obama

2014 or Bust

Apr 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 31

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The Decline of Obama

How to lose friends and influence.

Apr 22, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 30

President Obama

Obama’s War on Growth

Apr 15, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 29

Ah, the good old days

The Lost Era of Economic Growth

Republicans have neglected their best issue.

Apr 1, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 28

Tom Corbett

Booze Blues

The politics of liquor stores in Pennsylvania.

Mar 25, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 27

Who Will End Up with Heartburn?

Who Will End Up with Heartburn?

The president breaks bread with Republicans.

Mar 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 26

Sequester Boomerang

Second-Term Blues

Is Obama’s free ride over?

Mar 11, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 25

President Obama

The Obama Scorecard

Every government program is a winner.

Feb 25, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 23

State of the Union

There He Goes Again

2:30 AM, Feb 13, 2013

Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan

The Complete Package

Ronald Reagan, the great narrator.

Feb 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 22

President Obama

Deal Breaker

Feb 11, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 21

Ryan punts

No More Swinging for the Fences

Paul Ryan, Mr. Prudence.

Feb 4, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 20

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Let’s Not Make a Deal

The great non-compromiser.

Jan 28, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 19

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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