7:01 AM, Nov 4, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Anti-Obamacare ads are dominating the airwaves in the election’s stretch run. According to Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group, Republicans ran nearly 13,000 anti-Obamacare ads in Senate races during the week of October 20-26. That’s after they ran nearly 12,000 anti-Obamacare ads during the week of October 13-19 and over 11,000 during the week of October 6-12. In each of those three weeks, Republicans ran far more ads against Obamacare than they — or the Democrats — ran on any other issue.
5:35 PM, Nov 3, 2014 • By JAY COST
Early voting in North Carolina is now over, and the results are interesting. One might be tempted to compare early voting in 2014 to 2010, as both were midterms. But the latter was an easy win for Richard Burr, and this year’s battle in the Senate is shaping up to be a close race, much like 2012.
5:01 PM, Nov 3, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Attorney General Eric Holder is dispatching "federal election monitors" to polls tomorrow for Election Day.
"As Americans across the country prepare to vote in tomorrow's midterm elections, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice has dispatched federal monitors to polling places around the country," reads the press release from the Department of Justice.
Hosted by Michael Graham.8:45 AM, Nov 3, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the GOP's good odds of retaking the Senate.
4:01 PM, Nov 2, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
It is becoming increasingly clear how important it is to liberals to try to insulate Obamacare from what is shaping up as another “shellacking.” Sure, a few months after House Democrats passed Obamacare (over unanimous Republican opposition), they lost more House seats (63) while also losing control of that chamber than they had since the 1800s. And, sure, President Obama’s approval rating in Gallup’s polling, which was
Warns of 'largest GOP majority in the House since Herbert Hoover was in the White House.'2:04 PM, Nov 2, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Nancy Pelosi is warning of "Catastrophe." At least, that's what she is saying in her latest appeal for cash before Tuesday's election.
Hosted by Michael Graham.12:40 PM, Nov 2, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the 2014 elections and the GOP's chances to take back the Senate.
1:01 PM, Nov 1, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
This election might determine whether the "climate crisis" is solved, former Vice President Al Gore claims. The former politician makes the statement in a fundraising email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
"Here's what I believe," writes Gore.
"There is nothing more pressing in our time than confronting and solving the climate crisis.
"We have no time to spare. We must act now. Luckily, we have all the tools we need to solve this challenge. All we need is political will -- but political will is a renewable resource!
12:00 AM, Nov 1, 2014 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
On Tuesday those of us who have not already availed ourselves of postal ballots or early voting will troop to the polls to elect all 435 members of the House of Representatives, 36 of the 100 senators, 36 governors, and a host of politicians vying for local office. These old-fashioned voters will cast their votes when consumer confidence in the economy is at its highest level in about seven years. But a vast majority, although now more confident in the economy, also hold the seemingly contradictory view that our country is heading into its future on what pollsters call “the wrong track.”
Hosted by Michael Graham.5:25 PM, Oct 31, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer John McCormack on why three is the magic poll number for the GOP's hopes in retaking the Senate.
8:05 AM, Oct 31, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Harry Reid is now "begging" for support. He made the comment in an email to supporters of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
The subject for the email from Reid, the Senate majority leader, reads: "I'm begging." Which is no wonder considering his job is at stake -- if Democrats lose the Senate, Reid will no longer hold his current leadership position.
"Daniel -- I’ve been emailing a TON," Reid writes.
Nov 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Most of us at The Weekly Standard are baseball fans. Like all human institutions we are imperfect, so we have a few colleagues who superciliously disdain sports, and a few others who vulgarly prefer football or basketball. But we ignore the naysayers and carpers in our midst. We’re proud to endorse the words of baseball pioneer Albert Goodwill Spalding:
5:23 PM, Oct 30, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Democrats up for reelection – especially in the much, much watched and analyzed Senate races – are keeping their distance from President Obama. Obviously and understandably. But this isn’t sitting well with the White House.
4:01 PM, Oct 30, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
It looks like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is bracing for a bad election next week. At least, that's what they're openly telling supporters.
The latest alarmist fundraising email from the Democratic group has this subject line: "Accept Defeat."
"We are completely out of ideas," the first line of the email reads.
"After Hillary Clinton emailed you this morning to ask for help, we really thought we would be in a better place.