10:20 AM, Sep 8, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Albert Hunt Jr., ponders in Bloomberg the possibility that James Webb might challenge Hillary Clinton in the coming campaign for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination. The column covers the expected bases (Hunt is a pro and has done thousands of thumb suckers in his career) but one paragraph does catch the reader’s attention.
[Webb] seems an improbable candidate. He has taken illiberal positions, was President Ronald Reagan's Navy secretary, has few relationships within the Democratic Party, and has no serious fundraising network.
Sounds like the formula for what the pundits like to call a “groundswell."
Mr. Webb’s reaction to the suggestion he might run? Well, there is this, on Twitter.
8:01 AM, Aug 25, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
On Sunday, the boss joined George Stephanopolous, David Plouffe, Peggy Noonan, and Donna Edwards on ABC's This Week to talk about Iraq, Ferguson, Rick Perry's indictment, and a potential 2016 run from former Democratic senator Jim Webb. Stephanopolous referred to a recent WEEKLY STANDARD blog post on President Barack Obama's response to ISIS's brutal murder of American James Foley, titled "Appalling."
12:41 PM, May 20, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
James Webb has served in the U.S. Senate and as secretary of the Navy. He is also an accomplished writer of both novels (Fields of Fire), non-fiction (Born Fighting), and a contributor to THE WEEKLY STANDARD. And he won a Navy Cross for his service as a Marine officer in Vietnam. He is now thinking, as Rosalind S.
3:14 PM, Oct 12, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Last night, two Democratic senators helped block a motion to debate and vote on the president's jobs bill. That hasn't stopped Barack Obama from arguing that it was Republicans in the Senate who are solely responsible for holding up his bill's movement.
10:37 AM, Sep 14, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Democratic senators, Politico reports, are voicing obvious displeasure with aspects of the president's jobs plan.
“Terrible,” Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) told POLITICO when asked about the president’s ideas for how to pay for the $450 billion price tag. “We shouldn’t increase taxes on ordinary income. … There are other ways to get there.”
9:15 AM, Jul 13, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Despite press reports that have indicated Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia would not support a debt ceiling deal that involves tax hikes, the senator won't reveal, when asked in person, where he actually stands on the contentious issue.
"I’m for a plan that’s fair," Manchin, who is up for reelection next year, said in the Capitol yesterday afternoon. "Just a fair plan for everybody."
8:55 AM, Jan 14, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
The Virginia Pilot writes, "The Obama administration 'did a really terrible job handling health care reform,' he [Sen. Jim Webb (D., Va.)] said, because the president relied on Congress to draft a plan. 'You can't turn something that complicated loose on the United States Congress,' he said..."
12:49 PM, Dec 22, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
President Obama says in an interview with The Advocate that his "strong sense" is that implementation of Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal will be "a matter of months...absolutely not years—and that we will get this done in a timely fashion, and the chiefs are confident that it w
Webb cites "frustration" at fellow Democrats for swift vote on repeal.11:10 AM, Nov 18, 2010 • By MICHAEL WARREN
While President Obama and most Democrats in Congress have voiced their support for repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy on gays in the military, a few Senate Democrats are leaving open the option of voting against repeal. Senator Jim Webb of Virginia said Wednesday that members should examine the Pentagon’s DADT report, which is set to be released on December 1, before making a decision.