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

Speaker Apparent

02:58 PM, Sep 25, 2015
With John Boehner stepping down as House speaker, House majority leader Kevin McCarthy of California looks like the likeliest candidate to replace him. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican, has already said he won’t run and has endorsed McCarthy. Texas congressman Jeb Hensarling could be a dark... Read more

What's Cruz's Strategy?

02:59 PM, Sep 24, 2015
Something has gotten into Ted Cruz. The Republican senator is known as a conservative firebrand willing to take on his own party, but in a Thursday meeting with reporters in his Capitol Hill office, Cruz was sounding almost ecumenical. Maybe it was the presence of Pope Francis. “I... Read more

Cruz Prepares For Shutdown II

02:18 PM, Sep 24, 2015
Something has gotten into Ted Cruz. The Republican senator is known as a conservative firebrand willing to take on his own party, but in a Thursday meeting with reporters in his Capitol Hill office, Cruz was sounding almost ecumenical. Maybe it was the presence of Pope Francis. “I thought his... Read more

Pope Visits With Nuns Suing Obama

07:58 PM, Sep 23, 2015
In the middle of his trip to Washington, D.C., Pope Francis made an "unschedued" stop to meet with members of an group of nuns suing the federal government over the Obama administration's contraception and abortifacient mandate in the health-care law. The Little Sisters of the Poor is an order... Read more

Poll: Quarter of Democrats Prefer Joe Biden for President

08:20 AM, Sep 23, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden has made significant gains in the national Democratic primary polls in recent weeks, with a new Bloomberg poll showing a quarter of registered Democratic primary voters supportin him, his best numbers yet. Bloomberg still finds Hillary Clinton leading the field with... Read more

Hillary Can't Name Woman for $10 Bill

03:54 PM, Sep 22, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton mocked her Republican rivals for the White House for being unable to name an "American woman" worthy of going on the $10 dollar bill—and then was unable to name one such woman herself. TMZ.com caught up with the former secretary of state in... Read more

The Harmful Effects of Pot

09:01 AM, Sep 22, 2015
Ed Feulner, the former president of the Heritage Foundation, writes about our culture's double standards  for tobacco cigarettes and for marijuana. Here's an excerpt: An article by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, published last year in the New England Journal of Medicine,... Read more

Cruz, Christie Pick Up Walker Supporters in Iowa

09:48 PM, Sep 21, 2015
The fallout from Scott Walker's exit from the presidential race continues in Iowa, which had been the Wisconsin governor's stronghold. The Des Moines Register 's Jennifer Jacobs reports that Texas senator Ted Cruz has gained the support of three of Walker's county chairs: 3 Iowans who... Read more

Walker Leaders in Iowa Sign Up With Rubio

08:22 PM, Sep 21, 2015
Four members of Scott Walker's Iowa campaign are now aligning with Marco Rubio. With the Wisconsin governor exiting the presidential race Monday, the Walker campaign's network of activist supporters in the early primary states are free to endorse other candidates. In Iowa, three county chairs... Read more

Rubio Picks Up Early SC Walker Organizer

05:53 PM, Sep 21, 2015
Florida senator Marco Rubio has picked up the support of a South Carolina Republican activist who had previously supported Scott Walker. Drew Johnson, who serves on the Chester County GOP committtee, tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD he will be supporting Rubio now that Walker has suspended his... Read more

Report: Walker Dropping Out

03:28 PM, Sep 21, 2015
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's presidential campaign announced a press conference for Monday evening, and the New York Times  reports the Republican is likely to drop out: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has concluded he no longer has a path to the Republican presidential... Read more

CNN Poll: Trump 24, Fiorina 15, Carson 14

01:15 PM, Sep 20, 2015
A new CNN poll of the registered Republican and Republican-leaning voters finds Carly Fiorina taking second place in the GOP presidential primary, behind Donald Trump and just one point ahead of Ben Carson. The poll, taken over the course of the three days following CNN's September 16 debate,... Read more

20 Current Members of Congress Had Parents in Congress

03:09 PM, Sep 17, 2015
For some, politics is the family business, and increasingly so in Washington. On Thursday, Illinois Republican Darin LaHood was sworn in to the House of Representatives, taking over the seat once occupied by disgraced congressman Aaron Schock and, before that, LaHood's own father, Ray LaHood.... Read more

A Disciplined Rubio Stands Out at Debate

01:54 PM, Sep 17, 2015
While their fireworks have earned Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump the most attention after Wednesday night’s Republican debate in California, the winner for the most detailed and substantive performance may go to Marco Rubio.  The debate covered several policy areas, but the moderators... Read more

Carly's Night

10:36 PM, Sep 16, 2015
From the beginning of her campaign for president, Carly Fiorina has had to deal with lowered expectations, encapsulated in a frequent question: Aren’t you just running for vice president? “People ask that because I’m a woman and I’m not a politician,” she told me earlier this year . “I’m... Read more

Jerry Brown Considering Running for President?

05:31 PM, Sep 16, 2015
California governor Jerry Brown gave signs in a Wednesday interview on CNN that he may be considering running for president. Brown, who has run for president three before, spoke with Wolf Blitzer about the current Democratic field. The Democrat said he has not yet endorsed a candidate, calling... Read more

Reid Won't Say If There Should be Any Limits on Abortion

03:55 PM, Sep 16, 2015
As Republicans in the Senate bring forward a bill next week that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation—when babies are capable of feeling pain and can survive outside the womb—Senate minority leader Harry Reid declined to say whether he supports any limits on abortion during any... Read more

Durbin: 'Some Groups' Pressuring GOP on Iran Deal Vote

02:52 PM, Sep 16, 2015
A leading Democratic senator said Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is continuing to push for an up-or-down vote on approving the Iran nuclear deal to score points with "some groups." Illinois senator Dick Durbin, a supporter of the Iran deal and the Democratic whip, criticized McConnell... Read more

Ben Carson Rises in Fall

11:14 AM, Sep 15, 2015
A new poll of the Republican presidential primary from the New York Times  and CBS News shows consensus frontrunner Donald Trump making "modest" gains , from 24 percent at the beginning of August to 27 percent. But his closest rival for the nominatjon, Ben Carson, has seen a bigger jump... Read more

Carly Super PAC Ad: 'The Face of Leadership'

10:15 AM, Sep 14, 2015
The super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has a new 60-second ad that's a not-so-subtle response to her GOP rival Donald Trump. The ad, titled "Faces," features the former Hewlett-Packard CEO speaking about the important role of women in the Republican party. In... Read more

Polls: Trump Rolls On in Iowa, New Hampshire

09:48 AM, Sep 14, 2015
New polls of likely Republican voters in two early primary states show Donald Trump maintaining a solid lead for the presidential nomination. The CBS News/YouGov tracking polls in both Iowa and New Hampshire show the real-estate magnate and reality TV star with big leads in those states. In... Read more

ESPN Remembers 'The Pitch'

10:04 AM, Sep 11, 2015
Nearly 14 years ago, President George W. Bush took to the mound at Yankee Stadium to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in Game 3 of the World Series. This was weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and Bush's down-the-middle-strike was a triumphant moment that helped unite the country.... Read more

DNC Chair Dings Obama, Dismisses O'Malley and Drudge

09:29 AM, Sep 10, 2015
The chairwoman of the Democratic party attributed the popularity of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump as evidence that Americans are fed up with their current government.  "People just want to have confidence in their government again," said Debbie Wasserman Schultz at a Thursday... Read more

Wasserman Schultz: Rubio a 'Chicken' and Jeb Following Trump

10:21 AM, Sep 10, 2015
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, came out swinging against several of the Republican candidates for president in a Thursday breakfast with reporters. The Florida congresswoman reserved most of her fire for her fellow Sunshine Staters, calling Marco Rubio... Read more

Quinnipiac: Bernie Edges Out Hillary in Iowa

07:16 AM, Sep 10, 2015
More Iowa Democrats say they support Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in a new Quinnipiac poll of likely caucusgoers . According to the poll, 41 percent say they support Sanders, the Vermont senator, with 40 percent supporting Clinton, the former secretary of state and New York senator. In... Read more

O'Malley Says DWS Rigging Process for Hillary

07:02 AM, Sep 10, 2015
Martin O'Malley, the Democratic presidential candidate, accused the chairwoman of his party of rigging the primary process for Hillary Clinton. Speaking on MSNBC's Morning Joe  Thursday, O'Malley praised vice chairs of the Democratic National Committee who have called for more primary... Read more

Jeb Calls For 'Radical Change' to Tax Code

04:01 PM, Sep 09, 2015
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush laid out details of his economic plan in North Carolina Wednesday, focusing primarily on how he would reform the tax code as president. The proposal, Bush said, would help achieve his stated goal of four-percent annual economic growth. “Of all the terrible... Read more

Trump Asks CNN to Donate Debate Ad Profits to Veterans

09:50 AM, Sep 09, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has written a letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker asking the news network donate the ad profits for next week's GOP presidential debate to veterans. Trump posted a photo of the letter to his Twitter account. See the tweet below: A letter to... Read more

Jeb Tax Plan Closes Hedge-Fund Carried Interest 'Loophole'

07:06 PM, Sep 08, 2015
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has announced the outline of his tax proposal in a new Wall Street Journal  op-ed published Tuesday evening . Among Bush's proposals are three income-tax brackets (28 percent, 25 percent, and 10 percent), cutting the corporate tax rate to 20 percent, and... Read more

Bill 'Reemerges' for Hillary While Old Foe Clyburn Praises Biden

05:54 PM, Sep 08, 2015
Bill Clinton, the husband of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, will “reemerge,” as CNN puts it , next week on behalf of his wife’s presidential campaign. The former president will headline a fundraiser in Chicago on September 17, the first of what the campaign says will be several events... Read more