Jul 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
After U.S. goalie Tim Howard had a record-setting 16 saves in the American team’s 2-1 World Cup knockout loss to Belgium, a wag edited Chuck Hagel’s Wikipedia entry to show Tim Howard as the true U.S. secretary of defense. The meme took off on the Internet, and by Wednesday afternoon Hagel was placing a phone call to Howard to get in on the joke.
GOP House Has Passed Five Times As Many Bills as Dem Senate.9:14 AM, Jul 3, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Twice in the past week, President Obama has needled Republicans in the House of Representatives by saying that while he's doing his job, the GOP House is "not doing anything." The first time was when he was in Minneapolis to spend a "
Even the sign in button is broken.7:01 AM, Jul 3, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Colorado's 9News reviews its state's Obamacare exchange and finds that it's "clunky, counterintuitive, and confusing." The site was built with a $179 million grant from the federal government, but even the sign in button doesn't work.
12:38 PM, Jul 2, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The enemy, it seems, has gotten through the wire and into the command bunker. As Zachary Z.
7:01 AM, Jul 2, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
In the past week alone, President Obama has twice been rebuked by the Supreme Court for having run afoul of the Constitution (a 9-0 decision) or federal law (5-4). Unchastened, he brazenly picked the very day that the second decision was announced to reassert the Obama Doctrine — namely, that if Congress refuses to pass a political loser that Obama is
8:15 PM, Jun 30, 2014 • By NOAH POLLAK
Here is what bias against Israel looks like. Three Israeli teenagers are abducted by the terrorist group Hamas, and after a desperate weeks-long search for the boys, they are finally found—dead in shallow graves near the site of the abduction. While all this is happening, Hamas instigates a new round of missile attacks from Gaza, firing 56 rockets at southern Israeli communities. The Obama administration's response? Express sympathy but call on Israel to refrain from responding.
2:10 PM, Jun 30, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House says that President Obama will deliver remarks on "immigration reform" later this hour:
1:41 PM, Jun 30, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House says "the constitutional lawyer in the Oval Office disagrees" with the Supreme Court's decision today on the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare:
7:11 AM, Jun 30, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Writing on the White House blog, Ambassador Susan Rice, the president’s national security advisor, accuses the Senate of harming national security by not confirming more ambassadorial nominees. Rice contends that the current backlog of forty-eight is unnecessary and harmful:
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.
2:17 PM, Jun 27, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
David Jackson of USA Today reports that President Obama told an audience, yesterday, that Washington is out of touch and obsessed with politics. Or something like that. And that instead of focusing on things that are important to the average citizen, Washington is peddling:
"We're not Germany yet. Or Italy or France, but -- or Argentina or Brazil -- but we're now in the mix."11:08 AM, Jun 27, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama said the United States soccer team isn't the worst, but it isn't the best either. "We're a middle of the pack team," the commander in chief said in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.
"We really only had a couple of shots at the goal," Obama said in observation of the World Cup game yesterday.
"This has been a tough game," Stephanopoulos replied. "And now everyone knows not to bite."
7:45 AM, Jun 27, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama addressed the illegal immigration crisis on the Southern border in an interview that aired this morning on ABC's Good Morning America:
"You mentioned immigration," said the ABC host George Stephanopoulos. "There's a humanitarian crisis on the border. Some of your critics have said you need to speak out more directly to the people of Central America and say, don't come. If you come, you will be deported."