9:44 AM, Sep 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd said last night on the Charlie Rose Show that if Hillary Clinton were running to be the second woman president of the United States -- and not the first -- "she would not even be considered a frontrunner."
"If she were running to be the second woman president, I think she would not even be considered a frontrunner," said Todd. "She'd be just considered another candidate."
Todd continued, "One thing I think that Washington media gets wrong: There is a Clinton fatigue problem, but it's in the press corps. I think there's much less Clinton fatigue in the Democratic party than there is in the press corps. Which, by the way, is going to be a separate challenge for her. The press that's going to cover her is going to cover her with less enthusiasm and more skepticism than the way Democratic activists are going to embrace her and be enthusiastic about her.
"All that said, she is naturally not the populist liberal that I think the Democratic party would like to have. And she's naturally not the -- I want to say isolationist but -- she's not somebody who wants a more reserved foreign policy. She's much more hawkish than where the Democratic party is on foreign policy, and she's much more pro-business than where the Democratic party is.
"So, position wise -- I would argue she's kind of out of step of where the Democratic party is going to be in 2016, but I think the enthusiasm to break that glass ceiling may allow her to overcome those other issues."
7:05 AM, Sep 9, 2014 • By JAY COST
By all accounts, 2014 looks to be a very good year for the Republican party.
12:25 PM, Jul 15, 2014 • By CLAUDIA ANDERSON
This week, Christina Sommers answers questions from her mailbag about workplace discrimination and discrimination in the sciences and responds to a critic of her employer, the American Enterprise Institute. See for yourselves:
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5:34 PM, Aug 1, 2013 • By MARIA SANTOS
Women Speak for Themselves, a grassroots organization of more than 40,000 women for religious freedom, gathered today at Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. to protest enforcement of the Health and Human Services mandate, which requires employers (including some religious institutions) to cover contraceptives for employees. The mandate went into effect for for-profit organizations a year ago today.
"We take our bangs and we stand in front of important things the world needs to see."7:55 AM, Jul 2, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In Tanzania, Michelle Obama joked about the "prison-like elements" of being first lady. "[B]ut it's a really nice prison," she said. "You can't complain."
9:41 AM, Nov 28, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
As hard as it is to believe, it’s been only a little over three weeks since Election Day. But there are already plenty of signs that Republicans are learning many of the wrong lessons from that debacle.
Hosted by Michael Graham.12:00 PM, Oct 4, 2012 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Bill Kristol, hosted by Michael Graham:
1:35 AM, Sep 5, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
In the hours before network TV broadcast the Democratic National Convention to millions of Americans, the convention was shaping up to be a rip-roaring abortion jamboree.
Frank Luntz investigates.4:29 PM, Sep 4, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
“Issues don’t matter,” Frank Luntz, the Republican pollster and television personality, tells a group of reporters after his latest focus group of swing voters on Monday afternoon.
4:31 PM, Aug 22, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The Washington Post reports that President Obama is running his reelection campaign as a "culture warrior," trying to cast his opponents as extremists on such issues as abortion in the case of rape and requiring religious institutions to pay for contraception. But could Obama's own extremism on abortion come back to bite him?
9:50 AM, Jul 5, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Remember Michael Dukakis (1988) and John Kerry (2004)? It's possible to lose a winnable presidential election to a vulnerable incumbent in the White House (or in the case of 1988, a sitting vice president). So, speaking of losing candidates from Massachusetts: Is it too much to ask Mitt Romney to get off autopilot and actually think about the race he's running?
5:46 PM, May 10, 2012 • By THERESA CIVANTOS
In an effort to convince the Democratic party to use “more inclusive language” on the issue of abortion, Democrats for Life executive director Kristen Day is “urg[ing] all Democrats, including those who would come back to the Democratic Party if it changes its abortion stance, to sign the online petition calling for the 2012 Platform to honor and acknowledge our big tent policy.” Day’s announcement came in the form of a press release anno