Stephen F. Hayes

Senior Writer
Rand Paul by Gage Skidmore

Rand Just Doesn't Understand

In a recent op-ed, Rand Paul argues for President Obama's foreign policy.

12:50 PM, Dec 20, 2014 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES




Obama's PR Stunt

12:40 PM, Mar 13, 2013

Obama and Boehner

For Obama, It's All About 2014

Forget the grand bargain.

7:10 AM, Mar 12, 2013

President Obama

Spender in Chief

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

Watching the SOTU from Wisconsin

Governor Walker’s Play-by-Play

The State of the Union, as seen from Wisconsin.

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

rubio, marco

Rubio Previews SOTU Response: Says He'll Push Contrast on Policy, Tone

He’ll be broad, upbeat—and preview the coming disaster.

7:00 AM, Feb 12, 2013

John Brennan

Brennan’s Evasions

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


The Hagel Fiasco

Worst confirmation hearing ever?

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

Sec. Hillary Clinton

Hillary Bobs and Weaves

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

barack obama

Obama's Impassioned Defense of Activist Government

Ignores debt and deficits.

6:30 AM, Jan 22, 2013

ebassy burns in benghazi

Debacle in Ben­ghazi

It’s worse than an injustice; it’s a humiliation.

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

Obama, Hagel, and Iran

12:00 AM, Jan 8, 2013


Bake Sale for the Pentagon

1:12 PM, Dec 9, 2012

Susan Rice

Benghazi Storytelling

Too many answers, not enough truthfulness.

Dec 10, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 13

Rice & Obama

Susan Rice’s Talking Points

Nov 26, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 11

Petraeus Obama

Petraeus’s Sudden Resignation

Lawmakers considered calling for his resignation in late October.

5:40 PM, Nov 9, 2012

An embassy in flames

Mysteries of Benghazi

Nov 12, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 09

Embassy in Flames

The Omertà Administration

Nov 5, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 08


Stephen F. Hayes is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard and author of two New York Times bestsellers: Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President and The Connection: How al Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America. He is a regular Fox All Stars panelist on Special Report with Bret Baier.

Before joining The Weekly Standard, Hayes was a senior writer for National Journal's Hotline. He also served for six years as Director of the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University. His work has appeared in the New York Post, the Washington Times, Salon, National Review, and Reason. He has been a commentator on CNN, The McLaughlin Group, the Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNBC, and C-SPAN.

A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and DePauw University, Hayes was born and raised in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

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