8:43 PM, Nov 17, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina called for the formation of a Benghazi select committee in the Senate. He made the comments on Hugh Hewitt's radio show, according to a partial transcript of the show provided by a producer.
"Other questions about the new Congress, senator," Hewitt said, according to the transcript, "do you imagine that there will be expansion of the House select committee on Benghazi to include senators?"
"I hope so. I’ve been calling for this for two years," said Graham.
"Trey Gowdy and Elijah Cummings have done a good job. What I would envision is a select committee being formed in the Senate of members from the appropriate committees instead of a stovepipe approach. We would create a select committee in the Senate to marry up with the select committee in the House, become a joint select committee, bootstrap on the work already done by the House, and take this to its logical conclusion.
"If you ask me the big winners and losers of the midterms, I’d say the big winners is getting to the bottom of Benghazi. The big losers are the Iranian nuclear ambition, Hamas, Hezbollah, and the big winner is going to be Israel, because I’ll be in charge of the Foreign Operations Subcommittee that deals with all foreign aid to Israel, to the Palestinians and the United Nations. And I’m here to tell your listeners if the United Nations continues to be the anti-Israeli body that it’s become, they’re going to put their funding at risk."
Graham went on to say that he'd want to serve on the committee and that he'd like to ask Susan Rice questions about the terror attack in Benghazi.
Rep. Mike Coffman’s recipe for victory. Nov 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11 • By FRED BARNES
Republican representative Mike Coffman of Colorado was the No. 1 target for defeat by House Democrats in 2014. Making matters worse, he had been gerrymandered out of his solidly Republican district and was opposed by the most impressive candidate Democrats could recruit. His future as a congressman did not look bright. Yet he was reelected.
How did he do it? He learned to speak Spanish.
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:48 PM, Nov 11, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on the best and worst policies for the new Congressional GOP leadership.
An idea for the president.7:48 AM, Nov 10, 2014 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
President Obama, an increasingly leaky White House tells us, fears irrelevance. I am still relevant, the president all-but declared at his recent press conference. And to prove it, he told us about his constitutional authority to issue executive orders and to veto bills that he finds in conflict with his progressive agenda. Perhaps.
Nov 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
"An nvitation to [Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn’s] historic Georgetown home was one of the most coveted status symbols in the nation’s capital, an entry to an elite salon of the powerful, talented . . . ” (Washington Post, October 29).
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.
Only a year ago, there were Democratic fantasies of retaking the House. Nov 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
"Republicans could lose their House majority because of the shutdown,” blared the headline of a story published at the Washington Post’s Wonkblog by Princeton professor Sam Wang on October 8, 2013, midpoint of the 16-day shutdown.
11:39 AM, Oct 23, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
House Committee on Homeland Security chair, Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, released this statement on the attack yesterday in Ottawa, Canada:
2:35 PM, Oct 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Democrats "are completely out of ideas." That line isn't from the head of the Republican National Committee; it's what the Democrats are saying in their latest fundraising pitch.
"We are completely out of ideas," reads the opening of an email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
5:59 PM, Sep 28, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Democrats continue to sound the alarm. The latest fundraising email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has this subject line: "kiss any hope goodbye."
"Here’s what happening: A just released Rasmussen poll shows the race for Congress is TIED, 4O%-4O%," the email reads.
"Here’s what it means: Control of Congress is at stake in the final month of this election.
The case for censuring the president is being bruited about in Washington. Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48 • By TERRY EASTLAND
In case you’ve not been paying attention, an issue for House Republicans as the midterm elections draw near is what to do about a president they believe has offended the Constitution by usurping legislative power and failing to carry out his duty to faithfully execute the law.
Philip Terzian takes a (mandatory) tourAug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46 • By PHILIP TERZIAN
One summer morning almost exactly 20 years ago, I drove out to Leesburg, Virginia, to meet a courtly businessman named B. Powell Harrison and discuss the fate of Dodona Manor. Dodona Manor, a plain, early-19th-century Federal-style residence, had been the home of General George C. Marshall: His wife had bought it in 1941 as a retreat from wartime Washington, and the Marshalls had lived there until the general’s death in 1959.
6:40 AM, Jul 31, 2014 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
The House Republican leadership is having trouble getting 218 votes for its immigration bill.
GOP House Has Passed Five Times As Many Bills as Dem Senate.9:14 AM, Jul 3, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Twice in the past week, President Obama has needled Republicans in the House of Representatives by saying that while he's doing his job, the GOP House is "not doing anything." The first time was when he was in Minneapolis to spend a "