Michael Warren

Michael Warren is a staff writer at The Weekly Standard. He is 2012 Robert Novak journalism fellow, and he has written for the Washington Times, National Review Online, City Journal, and the Washington Examiner. He has also appeared on CNN and C-SPAN.

Stories by Michael Warren

Mattis on Preparing for War

01:52 PM, Nov 30, 2015
Retired general James Mattis of the U.S. Marine Corps recently spoke with Military History about lessons learned from his 41-year career. Here's an excerpt: How did the Marine Corps prepare you for warfare? The Corps made very clear that I was responsible for my own... Read more

Obama, Republicans Set for Climate Showdown

12:28 PM, Nov 30, 2015
Congressional Republicans plan to fight back this week against new regulations from the Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency. The House of Representatives will take up measures against the rules as President Obama attends a global climate-change summit in Paris.... Read more

Kristol: 'I Have Come to Loathe Donald Trump'

11:59 AM, Nov 29, 2015
Bill Kristol joined the roundtable on ABC's This Week  Sunday to discuss the 2016 election and Republican primary. Watch the video of the panel below:  Read more

New Hampshire Paper Endorses Christie

11:04 AM, Nov 29, 2015
The New Hampshire Union Leader  has endorsed Chris Christie for president. The state's largest daily newspaper, which has a conservative-leaning editorial board, published the endorsement Saturday. Here's an excerpt: Our choice is Gov. Chris Christie. As a U.S. attorney and then a... Read more

Christie on Trump's 9/11 Cheering Claim: 'It Didn't Happen'

09:49 AM, Nov 25, 2015
New Jersey governor Chris Christie directly challenged an account from presidential rival Donald Trump that "thousands" of Muslims in the Garden State cheered on the day of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. "Thousands of people did not cheer in Jersey City on 9/11. It just didn’t... Read more

Christie: 'Crazy' College Protests Stem from 'Sense of Lawlessness' From Obama

02:54 PM, Nov 24, 2015
As the administration at Princeton University prepares to consider removing the name of Woodrow Wilson from the institution's school of foreign affairs amid protests, one prominent parent of a Princeton student is speaking out. New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who is running for the... Read more

Iowa Poll: Cruz Supplants Carson as Top Trump Challenger

09:15 AM, Nov 24, 2015
A new poll of Iowa Republicans shows Texas senator Ted Cruz moving into a close second to Donald Trump in the race for the presidential nomination. The Quinnipiac poll of 600 likely GOP caucusgoers found 25 support Trump while 23 percent support Cruz. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who... Read more

Hillary Jokes: 'Talk of Republicans' Made Rallygoer Faint

04:27 PM, Nov 20, 2015
An audience member at a Memphis rally for Hillary Clinton Friday fainted during the Democrat's speech. After Clinton asked for someone to help the supporter, she joked, "I thought it was the talk of Republicans that might have done it." Watch the video below: At a Democratic debate... Read more

Kentucky Newspaper Mocks GOP Gov Over Adopted Kids

10:22 AM, Nov 19, 2015
The Lexington Herald-Leader  published an editorial cartoon Thursday mocking the Republican governor-elect Matt Bevin's position against allowing refugees from Syria to settle in Kentucky . The cartoon , drawn by Joel Pett, shows a cowering Bevin underneath his desk, while an aide points... Read more

This Is What Campus Hysteria Looks Like

01:45 PM, Nov 18, 2015
It was a story too good to check. The day after some 200 activist students at Vanderbilt University marched into the administration building to deliver their demands for more diversity and inclusivity to the school's chancellor, the reactionary forces on campus struck back in the most... Read more

Obama Scolds GOP on Refugee Rhetoric: 'Recruitment Tool' for ISIS

09:47 PM, Nov 17, 2015
President Obama, traveling in the Philippines, criticized presidential candidates for suggesting the U.S. should not take in some Syrian refugees in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. The president said such talk is helping the terrorist group ISIS recruit. "I cannot think of a more... Read more

Rubio Links Cruz to Snowden

12:17 PM, Nov 17, 2015
The fight between GOP presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio continues to heat up. Cruz set things off last week with a direct hit against Rubio over the latter’s support for the Gang of 8 immigration plan, an attack that the Rubio camp seemed ready for . This week, their debate has... Read more

Iowa's Steve King Endorses Ted Cruz

11:34 AM, Nov 16, 2015
Iowa congressman Steve King has endorsed Texas senator Ted Cruz for president. Watch the video of King's announcement below: Please join Congressman @SteveKingIA in supporting our campaign: https://t.co/X5cZSyeeGR #IACaucus #IAGOP https://t.co/qgv9b7rVxP — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz)... Read more

Reporter to Obama: 'Why Can't We Take Out These Bastards?'

11:00 AM, Nov 16, 2015
CNN's Jim Acosta was one of several reporters to question President Barack Obama Monday about the current U.S. strategy against ISIS after the attack on Paris. At a press conference in Turkey, where Obama is meeting with other members of the G20 nations, Acosta asked a pointed question. "This... Read more

It's Not Clear What Cruz Believes on Immigration

06:32 AM, Nov 13, 2015
Why is it so hard to figure out what Ted Cruz actually believes should be done about illegal immigration? When the Texas senator, through the help of radio host Laura Ingraham, zeroed in on Marco Rubio's involvement drafting and supporting the Gang of 8's comprehensive immigration reform plan... Read more

War: Cruz, Rubio Clash On Immigration

03:42 PM, Nov 12, 2015
Speaking on Laura Ingraham’s radio show  Thursday , Ted Cruz attacked Marco Rubio for the Florida senator's  involvement in the Gang of 8 comprehensive immigration reform plan. Without  mentioning Rubio by name, Cruz condemned the Gang of 8’s plan to amnesty illegal... Read more

Mitch Daniels: Purdue Remains Committed to Free Speech

05:37 PM, Nov 11, 2015
The president of Purdue University has sent a campus-wide email reminding students and faculty of the school's commitment to its "shared values" of being a "welcoming, inclusive, and discrimination-free community" while also remaining "steadfast in preserving academic freedom and individual... Read more

Debate Keeps Race in Holding Pattern

12:29 AM, Nov 11, 2015
Tuesday night’s fourth Republican primary debate, held in Milwaukee, did little to change the dynamics of the presidential race. Both frontrunners, Ben Carson and Donald Trump, struggled when the moderators pressed for specifics on foreign policy, and the more policy-focused questions left... Read more

Trump: I Stuck Up for Jeb When He Couldn't Talk

09:25 AM, Nov 11, 2015
Donald Trump says he helped out his Republican rival Jeb Bush at Tuesday night's debate in Milwaukee. In an interview with Morning Joe  Wednesday, host Joe Scarborough asked the reality TV star how he could unify the GOP after saying harsh things about Bush and other Republicans. "Did I... Read more

Christie Delivers Solid Hits on Hillary at Undercard Debate

09:06 PM, Nov 10, 2015
If you were just listening to Chris Christie’s answers Tuesday night, you might have thought he was debating Hillary Clinton. The Republican governor of New Jersey used his demotion to the undercard debate in Milwaukee to focus not on the other three low-polling Republicans on stage but instead... Read more

Fox Business: Rubio Camp Thinks 'They're Going to TKO Jeb Tonight'

07:25 PM, Nov 10, 2015
The Marco Rubio campaign is predicting the Florida senator will deliver a knockout punch to former Florida governor Jeb Bush in Tuesday night's debate, according to one reporter at the Fox Business Network. Charles Gasparino said he's hearing confidence from the Rubio camp. "I can tell you,... Read more

Jeb Donor: 'Stay Classy' and Don't Go After Marco

12:49 PM, Nov 10, 2015
The super PAC supporting former Florida governor Jeb Bush for president told the New York Times  that it plans on using its resources to hit Florida senator Marco Rubio over his pro-life record as well as missed votes in the Senate. The Times  reported Tuesday that Right to Rise,... Read more

Jeb's Alabama Problem

04:03 PM, Nov 09, 2015
Jeb Bush's campaign has long emphasized the importance of the 12 primary contests on March 1—nicknamed the "SEC primary" because several states have schools in the NCAA's Southeastern Conference. Bush has even campaigned at SEC football games, calling the appearances  "SEC Tailgating with... Read more

How the GOP Can Beat Hillary Clinton

09:38 AM, Nov 06, 2015
Hillary Clinton can be defeated in 2016, writes Matthew Continetti at the Washington Free Beacon . Here's an excerpt: How? Let’s stipulate that campaign effects are overstated. The economy and the popularity of the incumbent, in my view, are far more important. But candidates also matter.... Read more

Jeb Tries Shouting

12:24 PM, Nov 04, 2015
Jeb Bush's campaign reboot is in full swing, as a video on the former Florida governor's official YouTube page indicates. The normally quiet Bush began shouting at a recent event that "the president has to lead." "The president can't say it's somebody else's fault. The president can't say... Read more

Poll: Carson Pulls Black Voters From Hillary

10:13 AM, Nov 04, 2015
Black voters have long been aligned with the Democratic party. In the Barack Obama era, the alignment has been closer than ever, with 2012 black turnout higher and more Democratic than ever. If Hillary Clinton hopes to win the White House, she'll need to get similar numbers to Obama among black... Read more

Poll: Jeb Sinks to 4 Percent

07:29 AM, Nov 04, 2015
The leading Republican presidential candidate in donor and establishment support is down to just four percent of the vote in a new national poll. Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, is in a far fifth place in the latest Quinnipiac poll , getting four percent and trailing Ted Cruz, Marco... Read more

Cruz on Star Wars: Rebels Good, Empire Bad

07:53 PM, Nov 03, 2015
Texas senator Ted Cruz said the Rebel Alliance in George Lucas's Star Wars  films are "unequivocally" the good guys. The Republican presidential candidate told THE WEEKLY STANDARD Tuesday evening the question over which side in the original three movies, the Rebels and the all-powerful... Read more

Jeb Getting an Image Makeover

01:30 PM, Nov 03, 2015
Part of former Florida governor Jeb Bush's fifth campaign reboot is, apparently, media training for the candidate. Gabriel Sherman at New York  magazine reports the Bush campaign has hired Jon Kraushar to help improve the Republican's image: According to a source close to the... Read more

Christie Goes After Rubio on Immigration

04:42 PM, Nov 03, 2015
New Jersey governor Chris Christie came out swinging against his rival for the GOP presidential nomination Marco Rubio Tuesday. In a Tuesday interview with radio host Laura Ingraham , Christie responded to Rubio's claim that the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals... Read more