|12:00 AM, Oct 10, 2015 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
Strange as it may seem, Barack Obama has much in common with the storied matchmaker of Jewish legend. This Polish entrepreneur announced to the poverty-stricken rabbi of a poverty-stricken Polish town that she had found a match for his even more poverty stricken, unattractive son – no less than the queen of England. The Rabbi refused to consent to the match on the grounds that the queen was not Jewish.
5:11 PM, Oct 9, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Hillary Clinton met with Black Lives Matter earlier today, and is now taking to Twitter to call "racism ... America's original sin."
The full tweet, which is signed with an "H," meaning that it's from Hillary Clinton directly, reads, "Racism is America's original sin. To those I met with today, thank you for sharing your ideas."
5:01 PM, Oct 9, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Chelsea Clinton is officially getting into the game. The former first daughter has sent out a campaign fundraising pitch on behalf of her mother's presidential campaign.
"My mom is my hero. From helping cut the uninsured rate for children in half as First Lady to later becoming the first female senator from New York and then running for president, she's kept fighting for families -- while also being a great mom," reads the pitch.
"I hope my daughter grows up to be as proud of me as I am of my mom.
3:18 PM, Oct 9, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Russian warplanes have been conducting strike in Syria. As have U.S. fighter-bombers. And, lest we forget, France has been doing a little bombing there as well.
Snubbed.2:33 PM, Oct 9, 2015 • By SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
There has been speculation that John Kerry and Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif would be selected for the Nobel Peace Prize.
However, today it was announced that the prize will instead go to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011."
12:44 PM, Oct 9, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
All is fine and well in the House GOP conference, according to to the Republican rank-and-file.
“We just had a great conference,” said Tennessee’s Marsh Blackburn as she left the Friday morning meeting in the Capitol. “We’ve got a great conference.”
“There’s a lot of communication,” said Jackie Walorski of Indiana.
Asked about the mood in the meeting, Alabama freshman Gary Palmer said, “There’s a lot of good humor.”
11:36 AM, Oct 9, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
So far in this campaign, Jeb Bush hasn’t said anything particularly memorable (if, that is, memory serves) but now he has come out with something pithy and quotable and certain to please one half the electorate and infuriate the other.
10:18 AM, Oct 9, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Marco Rubio is standing up for Israel after a series of Palestinian terror attacks targeting Jews in Israel.
9:39 AM, Oct 9, 2015 • By STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
On Sunday, October 4, the Central Asian former-Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan held national elections to its 120-member parliament. The main incumbent party, the reforming Social Democrats (SDPK) were returned to power, and the ruling president, Almazbek Atambayev, who is their leader, gained a second term. But the previous administration was replaced, and the polling was certified and praised enthusiastically by international observers.
7:29 AM, Oct 9, 2015 • By SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
Today, Young America's Foundation (YAF) is marking the anniversary of Che Guevara's death with an anti-Che campaign.
As YAF notes,
For decades, the Left tried to glorify murderers and thugs like Lenin, Mao, and even Stalin. They are discredited today because people know about their evil deeds. Che is more obscure. He is one notorious figure who is idolized by the Left and hailed as a "hero," yet most students never learn the truth about his cult of violence.
9:43 PM, Oct 8, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama will be heading to Oregon tomorrow to visit Umpqua Community College, the site of a shooting rampage last week. But Obama's not heading home directly after meeting with families of the victims. Instead, the president will attend a series of West Coast fundraisers immediately after.
In fact, Obama has three fundraisers lined up for tomorrow. Two in Seattle and one in San Francisco. He'll spend tomorrow night in San Francisco.
Hosted by Michael Graham.6:10 PM, Oct 8, 2015 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Michael Warren on Kevin McCarthy's exit from the Speaker's race and what that means for the House GOP.
The Republican party is not united.5:24 PM, Oct 8, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
It was just over a week ago when House majority leader Kevin McCarthy first considered dropping out of the race for speaker.
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