1:29 PM, Aug 29, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama is spending today attending three fundraiser (two in New York and one in Rhode Island). And the White House doesn't seem to care what others might think of the president's use of time.
For example, this exchange with Ed Henry and spokesman Josh Earnest from today's White House press briefing:
"One of his responsibilities as the head of the [Democratic] party is to support Democratic candidates who are on the ballot," said Earnest. "And that's why the president is also spending a little bit of time supporting their efforts."
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."
8:53 AM, Aug 19, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Erica Payne, founder and president of the left-wing Agenda Project, is encouraging people to deface the cover of Paul Ryan's new book, which is hitting shelves today.
"Hi Daniel," Payne writes in an email. "Just a heads up, Paul Ryan's new book comes out today and his publisher is furious! It turns out that they accidentally shipped it with the wrong cover, and they need your help to make things right.
10:01 AM, Aug 12, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Bidens are arriving today in the Hamptons to start their third vacation in a month.
An electoral blind spot for conservatives.Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43 • By MICHAEL WARREN
It looks like Florida legislators are heading back to the drawing board—literally. On July 10, Tallahassee circuit court judge Terry Lewis ruled that the GOP-run legislature violated the state constitution by redrawing two congressional districts “with the intention of obtaining enacted maps . . . that would favor the Republican party.” The state won’t be appealing the decision, and, following the 2014 midterm elections, the legislature will have to approve a new map.
8:36 AM, Jul 10, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A lively panel and discussion on Ronald Reagan and today's conservatism, held yesterday at the Heritage Foundation with remarks from the boss, Jonah Goldberg, and Jim Antle:
9:01 AM, Jul 8, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Hillary Clinton has an answer to the question of whether America will turn into a monarchy if she -- another Clinton -- is elected president of the United States. "We had two Roosevelts. We had two Adams," she tells the German magazine Der Spiegel.
And won't endorse Hillary.3:46 PM, Jun 29, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama's closest advisor, Valerie Jarrett says there's no way, no how Michelle Obama runs for political office. But will Jarrett? The aide is leaving that possibility open.
"I want to talk to you about the future," said the NBC reporter interviewing Jarrett. "Is Michelle Obama going to run for office?"
"No," Jarrett said resolutely.
"You said that very definitively," the reporter countered.
8:35 AM, Jun 25, 2014 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
The problem America faces is not that government is dysfunctional—an election might fix that. It is that America is now governed by a New Political Class, divorced from the concerns of all save its richest constituents. The Class is bipartisan, with members of both parties strolling arm-in-arm into a future in which the privileges the Class has quietly arrogated to itself remain intact regardless of the results of any election.
11:25 AM, Jun 23, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for governor in Texas, is now accepting the digital currency Bitcoin. He's just now released this ad, letting supporters know:
12:37 PM, Jun 19, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senate majority leader Harry Reid claims that one side--the Democrats--doesn't "have any" billionaire backers:
"The decisions by the Supreme Court have left the American people with the status quo in which one side's billionaires are pitted against the other side's billionaires," he said this morning on the Senate floor. "Except one side doesn't have any billionaires."