Hosted by Michael Graham4:25 PM, Mar 6, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast, with executive editor Fred Barnes on President Obama's Ukraine statement and why it's his job to stop Vladimir Putin.
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Mar 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 24 • By FRED BARNES
Texas attorney general Greg Abbott has a famous saying: “What I really do for fun is I go into the office [and] sue the Obama administration.” Abbott’s relentless struggle against an administration that routinely exceeds its authority and tramples on federalism made him the ringleader among the two dozen Republican state AGs. He’s now running for governor.
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:40 PM, Feb 18, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast, with executive editor Fred Barnes on President Obama's approval rating among those who voted for him and how he keeps finding new ways to talk about all the wrong issues.
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:35 PM, Feb 3, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast, with executive editor Fred Barnes on the pre-Super Bowl interview Fox News's Bill O'Reilly had with President Obama, and how it shows what a bad job the White House Press Corps is doing.
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:20 PM, Jan 23, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast, with executive editor Fred Barnes on Obamacare and how it will impact the midterm elections in November.
Jan 13, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 17 • By FRED BARNES
A White House official once noted that the problem with the national press corps is it can only keep one idea in its mind at a time. And while that’s often true, it’s not at the moment in regard to Republicans.
Today’s media line on the Republican party is it faces irreversible decline. That’s on the one hand. On the other, Republicans have a solid shot at capturing the Senate in the midterm elections in November, are all but certain to retain control of the House, and have reasonable prospects of winning the White House in 2016.
Dec 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 15 • By FRED BARNES
In Washington, folks are celebrating a new bipartisan budget deal that saves us from another full round of reductions in federal spending mandated by the “sequester.” Far fewer are lamenting the dwindling of the sequester itself. As usual, Washington has things upside down.
Obama’s collapsing numbers.Dec 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14 • By FRED BARNES
President Obama is 5-for-5, but not in the way he’d prefer. In baseball, 5-for-5 signifies perfection. In Obama’s case, it means the opposite. On the five most important polling questions that measure a president’s success, he’s not only dropped significantly, but he’s now regarded negatively overall.
The five yardsticks are presidential job approval, honesty, handling of
the economy, strong leadership, and the public’s impression of him personally. Being underwater on all five is extraordinary, if not unprecedented.
Hosted by Michael Graham.5:05 PM, Dec 4, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on Obamacare and why more speeches by the president will not save it.
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:05 PM, Nov 18, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on the foibles of the Obama administration and whether the president can dig his administration out of its second-term hole.
Congress’s tribute to the wartime leader.Nov 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09 • By FRED BARNES
Congress has rebuked President Obama. It may have come in a subtle or backhanded way and thus was ignored by the media. It may not have been intentional. But it was a rebuke nonetheless.
Not the qualities one looks for in a war president.Sep 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 02 • By FRED BARNES
War presidents don’t quibble. They don’t leak. They don’t go AWOL. They aren’t dispirited or downbeat. They aren’t ambivalent about the mission. And most important of all, war presidents are never irresolute.
These are a few of the rules for presidents before, during, and after the country goes to war. On Syria, President Obama disregards all of them. This should mean one of two things. Either Obama is a poor war president, at least in the current pre-war stage, or he’s an altogether different kind of war president.
Hosted by Michael Graham.10:30 AM, Aug 29, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
In this episode of THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast, executive editor Fred Barnes discusses his recent trip to Australia and New Zealand and the his piece on the Australian elections.
Not impossible, but not that great.Aug 5, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 44 • By FRED BARNES
At a dinner gathering in Washington last week, the members of Congress in attendance were asked if they think immigration reform will pass this year. The two Democrats said yes, the six Republicans no.
A hate-love relationship.Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43 • By FRED BARNES
Concern over surges of immigration by unfamiliar groups is a hardy perennial of American history: Scotch-Irish (1763-1775), Irish and Germans (1846-55), Ellis Island arrivals from Eastern and Southern Europe (1892-1914), Mexicans and other Latinos (1982-2007). That’s the list from Michael Barone, the political sage and immigration expert.