12:29 PM, Sep 23, 2015 • By SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
On Tuesday, the Washington Post published the cease and decist letter that Donald Trump's lawyer reportedly sent Club for Growth president David M. McIntosh, along with the promise of a multi-million dollar lawsuit if the group doesn't comply.
6:05 PM, Sep 21, 2015 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
It’s hard to exaggerate how shocking it is that Scott Walker is out of the 2016 race on September 21.
Trump falls, Carly and Rubio rising.2:15 PM, Sep 20, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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, found Trump with 24 percent support, down 8 points from the same poll earlier this month and back to where he was in the CNN poll a month ago.
3:21 PM, Sep 18, 2015 • By SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
Hillary Clinton has attacked Donald Trump because he didn't rebuke an audience member who asserted President Obama is a Muslim, and not American.
The Huffington Post reports:
"We have a problem in this country. It's called Muslims," the questioner said. "You know our current president is one. You know he's not even an American."
Trump interrupted the question, chuckling, and said, "We need this question. This is the first question."
“This time is different”—again.9:09 AM, Sep 18, 2015 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
Say what you will about the Romney 2012 campaign, but Stuart Stevens is bright, perceptive, and candid—always worth listening to.
Sep 28, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 03 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
How big a problem is it that the two leading Republican candidates for president aren’t actually qualified to be president?
“Oh, come on,” you’re inclined to respond. “It’s not that much of a problem. After all, Donald Trump and Ben Carson aren’t really the leading GOP presidential candidates, are they?”
9:51 PM, Sep 17, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
We heard today from an experienced campaign hand whose judgment we at TWS have come very much to respect:
People I've talked to since the debate can't imagine Kasich, Walker, Huckabee, Carson or Paul getting the nomination. Kasich and Walker in particular were hurt badly if not fatally in the last 24 hours. And the same folks think neither Cruz nor Trump could win unless it were a year any Republican could win.
I'd expect Christie and Rubio to get a fresh look after last night, and Carly to vault in primary polls--maybe even to the lead.
And he mostly ignores the Donald.2:54 PM, Sep 17, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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.
"Just because he said it, doesn't make it true."8:51 PM, Sep 16, 2015 • By SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
As Jeb Bush and Donald Trump were arguing, Scott Walker interjected:
"[T[his is what is wrong with the debate. We're not talking about real issues. Mr. Trump, we don't need an apprentice in the White House, we have one right now. He told us all the things we wanted to hear back in 2008. We don't know who you are, where you're going—we need someone that can actually get the job done and you've talked about business."
Trump then said, "In Wisconsin you're losing $2.2 billion right now. I would do so much better than that."
A debate preview.12:12 PM, Sep 16, 2015 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
It's fight night again and if the second GOP debate is anything like the first (no guarantees on that, by the way) then whatever happens tonight will shape the next several weeks of the race.
7:34 AM, Sep 16, 2015 • By FRED BARNES
Here’s what I’d like to hear from each of the Republican presidential candidates in tonight’s nationally televised debate:
Carly Fiorina. Dare Donald Trump to speak as critically of your looks on national TV, face to face, as he has behind your back.
10:23 PM, Sep 15, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden took aim at Donald Trump in remarks today in Washington.
Despite his claims to the contrary, a free-trader he is not.4:33 PM, Sep 15, 2015 • By JIM SWIFT
For anyone who has followed Donald Trump on the stump, undoubtedly they've heard The Donald spin a tale of what he would do as president if, say, Ford plans to build a new plant outside of the United States.
Hosted by Michael Graham.2:15 PM, Sep 15, 2015 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on the upcoming GOP debate.