3:41 PM, Sep 16, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Congressman Tom Cotton, the Republican running for Senate in Arkansas, blasts his Democratic opponent, Mark Pryor, for refusing to debate foreign policy issue.
"As I travel the state, I hear from Arkansans who are truly fearful about our national security and their family’s safety. The Islamic State has rampaged across the Middle East, beheading Americans, crucifying Christians, and enslaving women and girls. They’re reportedly attempting to cross our porous southern border to attack us on our own soil. Meanwhile, Iran continues its race toward nuclear weapons, while developing missiles that, according to the U.S. Air Force, could in less than four months be capable of reaching Arkansas. Vladimir Putin is carving up Ukraine and other European democracies at will—aggression unprecedented since the 1930s—and supplying missiles to thugs who shoot civilian aircraft out of the sky. And Chinese pilots are buzzing American aircraft as if they’re Maverick in Top Gun," writes Cotton in a statement.
"The world is a dangerous place today, unfortunately made worse by the president's weakness and lack of a clear national-security strategy. President Obama’s trembling indecision has telegraphed to our enemies and allies alike that America is irresolute, uncertain, and hesitant. His chickens are now coming home to roost, but unfortunately the coop is ours and we will pay the price for his failed policies unless we change course dramatically and immediately.
"The first responsibility of our government is to keep America safe. Thus, I’m surprised and disappointed that Senator Pryor refuses to debate these issues, especially when President Obama has asked us to cast the most consequential vote any Congress can take. I respectfully urge Senator Pryor to reconsider and join me for a second, one-on-one, statewide-televised debate that would include the topic of national security. Whether it's Arkansans who worry about America’s role in the world and the safety of our own families and communities or Arkansas's 6,000 active duty military personnel, 4,000 military civilians, and approximately 250,000 veterans who are especially interested in national security topics, all voters deserve to hear both candidates' views. I am eager and happy to provide mine."
Repeal, now more than ever!8:40 AM, Apr 18, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare, the CBO projected that 9 million people would buy Obamacare-compliant insurance through newly established government-run exchanges. Now, after an enrollment period that his administration expanded by about two months—to more than half a year—President Obama says that 8 million people have “signed up” for (but in many cases haven’t actually bought) insurance through those exchanges.
Apr 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 31 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
Last week the website for the Atlantic ran a highly instructive report about the extent to which the progressive worldview now dominates the university. The most recent conquest: college debate competitions.
Hosted by Michael Graham.5:15 PM, Dec 12, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on the recent budget fight and how dragging out the debate about the Ryan-Murray budget deal hampers the ability of conservatives to press forward on the failures of Obamacare.
8:51 AM, Oct 23, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The boss went on national television this morning and said that Republicans should pass a bill that says, "If you like your current health care plan, you can keep it."
He explained that healthy young people are being forced off their current plans and onto Obamacare, despite a central promise of the president during the Obamacare debate that one would be able to keep his insurance under Obamacare.
And here's the full segment:
"You're running against me."11:59 AM, Jun 19, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
News reports from the final debate between Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez conclude that Gomez, a first-time candidate and self-styled "new kind of Republican," delivered a strong performance.
8:49 AM, Apr 15, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Democratic senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut admitted this morning that "It took me a while to figure out" that belief in gun rights is based on a philosophy:
"Your policies have shut down factories, surged energy costs, and brought economic growth to a standstill."10:51 AM, Feb 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a memo sent to fellow Republicans, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama outlines how he plans to change the terms of the budget debate with Democrats. The memo outlines how the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee plans to bring the fight directly to Democrats.
2:06 PM, Jan 22, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senate majority leader Harry Reid reiterated on Tuesday his plan to reform the rules of the Senate to weaken the filibuster and strengthen the majority party's power to move legislative debate forward. The Huffington Post reports:
6:14 PM, Nov 14, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Mitt Romney’s campaign can effectively be boiled down into two parts. One was his first debate appearance, during which he aggressively attacked President Obama’s abysmal record and vigorously explained and defended his own policy proposals.
10:52 AM, Oct 24, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Rasmussen Reports, the first polling outfit to release a survey from Ohio taken after the third and final presidential debate, shows that Mitt Romney has now pulled even with President Obama among the state’s likely voters — at 48 percent support apiece. This is the
Hosted by Michael Graham.10:05 AM, Oct 23, 2012 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Bill Kristol, hosted by Michael Graham:
8:24 AM, Oct 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
After the debate last night, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that Israel is "one of our strongest allies" in the Middle East: