8:34 AM, Apr 23, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
As Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton comes under fire for shady financial dealins, Jim Webb is calling for a "new leadership model for our country." Webb, also a Democrat, is considering a presidential run.
Webb writes in a fundraising email:
Last Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union I made the following comment:
"We are never going to have this financial leviathan machine that's going to pull in 2.5 billion dollars as some people do. I am never going to have a political consultant at my side whispering what I should say or how I should dress or whether I ought to go to Walmart or not. What we do have is long experience on the issues in and out of government, strong beliefs about where the country needs to go, and the kind of leadership where we can govern. We can pull in people who love our country and develop strong positions on fairness at home and a common sense foreign policy."
This is a crucial time if you agree with these goals. I need your financial support to make that happen.
I am asking that you and others help us. Please consider a contribution, up to the limit of $2,700, to allow us to bring this message to the American people.
Then Webb takes a veiled shot at Clinton. "Given the lax rules that now govern campaign finance, other well-heeled candidates are amassing vast amounts of money, much of it from special interest groups that will continue to disregard the well-being of the average American. They all know -- and fear -- that with the right financial support, we can turn this election cycle around, to the benefit of those Americans who are doing the hard work and carrying the burden of of maintaining our unique society."
10:02 AM, Apr 7, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Governor Scott Walker has responded to a shot taken at him by President Obama with his own strong statement.
“President Obama’s failed leadership has put him at odds with many across the country, including members of his own party, and key allies around the world," Walker says in a statement emailed to the press.
3:32 PM, Jan 12, 2015 • By FRANK LAVIN
The terrorist attacks last week in Paris and the debate over the French government response brought back a simple discussion I had a few years ago regarding the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:50 PM, Jan 6, 2015 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on the re-election of John Boehner as Speaker of the House, what it means for the caucus, the GOP agenda in 2015 and beyond.
7:31 AM, Oct 8, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A former spokesman for President Barack Obama, Bill Burton, went on CNN last night to unload on the president's former defense secretary and former CIA director, Leon Panetta. Burton is upset about some of the things Panetta wrote in his memoir, which hit shelves yesterday, and called the long-time public servant "sad," "dishonorable," "small and petty."
9:01 AM, Jul 16, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Peter Baker of the New York Times writes that President Obama is doing things differently in his second term. The president is operating behind the scenes and employing stealth rather than public persuasion in the:
May 13, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 33 • By FRED BARNES
At his press conference last week, President Obama renewed his request for Republicans to negotiate a grand bargain with the White House on spending, taxes, and deficit reduction. Yet he knows Republican leaders in the House and Senate have already rejected the very idea of getting together with him for another round of talks. So what’s he up to?
The great non-compromiser.Jan 28, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 19 • By FRED BARNES
President Obama complained in a Saturday radio and Internet address that crucial issues are resolved in Washington only at the last possible moment. It was late December when he spoke, three days before the deadline on the fiscal cliff. A deal to avert automatic tax increases had yet to be reached.
11:00 AM, Nov 14, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senate aides confirm that Republican senator Mitch McConnell has been reelected minority leader in the Senate. Conservative stalwarts Pat Toomey and Marco Rubio spoke in favor of McConnell's nomination at the closed door session.
Oct 29, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 07 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
On September 2, 1939, the day after Hitler invaded Poland, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made clear in the House of Commons that he still entertained hopes for negotiations with the Führer: “If the German Government should agree to withdraw their forces then His Majesty’s Government would be willing to regard the position as being the same as it was before the German forces crossed the Polish frontier.
8:08 AM, Feb 9, 2012 • By JIM PREVOR
Joe Nocera, an op-ed columnist for the New York Times, has an astonishing piece titled, “Poisoned Politics of Keystone XL.” Most of the piece rehashes criticism of President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, which is designed to bring oil from the tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to the United States:
9:01 AM, Sep 28, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
John Podhoretz calls Chris Christie's speech last night at the Ronald Reagan Library a "brilliant performance." And one questioner last night said, "I've been listening to you tonight. You're a very powerful and eloquent speaker. You know how to tell the American people what they need to hear." The audience seemed to agree, as they gave Christie a standing ovation after the questioner finished asking Christie to run for president.