7:01 AM, Jan 9, 2015 • By JERYL BIER
Previewing an item from his upcoming State of the Union address, President Obama announced a "Free Community College" plan Thursday evening for "anyone who's willing to work for it":
According to Justin Sink of the Hill, Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, declined to put a price tag on the plan during a conference call Thursday evening. Rather Muñoz said details of the plan will be in the president's next budget proposal.
However, the president's announcement said that the plan could benefit as many as nine million students who could save an average of $3,800 per year. This would put the total cost at a little more than $34 billion.
In a video accompanying the announcement, the president said that his plan would be "making two years of community college free for anyone who's willing to work for it." At $34 billion per year, taxpayers at least will be working for it, willing or not.
10:14 AM, Sep 24, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Here's the text, as prepared for delivery, of President Obama's address to the United Nations General Assembly:
Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: we come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope.
Hosted by Michael Graham.2:00 PM, Sep 10, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Jay Cost on the President's ISIS speech, and whether his foreign policy will help Democrats running for re-election in 2014.
4:41 PM, Sep 9, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Inside the numbers of an ABC poll in which the numbers are decidedly not going the president’s way, there is this interesting nugget:
11:24 AM, Sep 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama will address the nation Wednesday night in primetime. The subject? The plan for dealing with the Islamic State.
4:48 PM, Jul 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama will speak on the "urgent humanitarian situation at the Southwest border," the White House announced. He'll make the remarks from Dallas, Texas.
The White House sent out a revised schedule announcing the remarks:
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:45 PM, Jun 19, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Michael Warren on President Obama's Iraq speech to the press.
8:02 AM, May 29, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Hillary Clinton will be speaking at the 1STBANK Center next week in Broomfield, Colorado. But it appears event organizers are having a hard time selling out: tickets to the event have been put on sale, and are now selling for 66 percent cheaper than the original sale price.
The sale is being offered through Living Social, which titles the event, "Ticket to Keynote Speaker: Hillary Rodham Clinton."
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:50 PM, May 27, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD Podcast with editor William Kristol on Obama's Afghanistan speech and the European elections.
5:11 PM, Apr 22, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Charles Murray says an event he was scheduled to speak at was postponed at the last minute because the university was worried about "hurting our faculty and students of color." The event was supposed to take place tomorrow at Azusa Pacific University.
Oct 7, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 05 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Ted Cruz has sparked a Republican civil war. He has done the bidding of the GOP fringe, in a self-aggrandizing crusade. And while he has enhanced his own position in the conservative fantasyland he seeks to rule, the practical effect of his quixotic campaign to defund Obamacare has been to elevate the president and jeopardize the 2014 elections for his own party.
Hosted by Michael Graham.12:05 PM, Sep 25, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on Ted Cruz's day-long speech on the Senate floor opposing Harry Reid's efforts to add Obamacare funding language to the House-passed Continuing Resolution.
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:35 PM, Sep 17, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on Obama's economic speech yesterday in the wake of the Navy Yard shootings.