8:01 AM, Mar 17, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Hillary Clinton is planning to announce a run for president very soon, but in the meanwhile, she's continuing to give high dollar paid speeches. The former secretary of state delivered one last week in California to woman eBay executives. And she's got " another on Thursday in Atlantic City before the American Camp Association," according to the New York Times.
But the Democrat isn't keen on spreading the wealth.
"Hillary Clinton has a growing team of strategists and advisers who are already building her all but certain presidential bid — but they have been and will be working strictly as unpaid volunteers until the campaign’s formal launch," BuzzFeed's Ruby Cramer reports.
"An undisclosed number of future staffers, including those in line to serve as top aides, have worked for free ahead of an expected spring announcement."
The exact number of unpaid staffers is not known. "It is not clear how many staffers are now working for Clinton as volunteers. ... Senior and mid-level staffers for other departments, including finance and communications, have been brought onto the campaign more recently."
Hillary Clinton has generally received anywhere from $200,000-$300,000 for paid one-hour speaking gigs.
Mar 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Three moments stood out for me as I watched Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech Tuesday from the gallery of the House of Representatives.
Bibi Netanyahu’s heroic speech. Mar 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26 • By RUTH R. WISSE
On the day that Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu was leaving for the United States to give what the Washington Post called “the most important speech of his life,” my grandchildren were watching Big Hero 6. When I heard the smallest of the animated characters say, “We didn’t set out to be super-heroes, but sometimes life doesn’t go the way you planned,” it sounded like the tagline for Bibi’s launch as hero of the free world.
12:50 PM, Mar 4, 2015 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
We'll all be discussing for quite a while the substance, context, and implications of yesterday's speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. I thought I might just offer a personal note on what most struck me yesterday, sitting in the gallery of the House of Representatives.
Hosted by Michael Graham.12:40 PM, Mar 2, 2015 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress, and the liberal democrats boycotting it.
Mar 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Sometimes a speech is just a speech. Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech about Iran policy on March 3 will not be his first address to Congress. It will make familiar, if important, arguments. One might assume that, like the vast majority of speeches, it would soon be overtaken by events in Israel and the United States and the world.
6:29 PM, Feb 24, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Hillary Clinton has been accused of borrowing lines from Carly Florina, a possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate. The accusation was made on Twitter by Sarah Isgur Flores, a spokeswoman for Fiorina.
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
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: