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On Monday morning, President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting organizations that receive federal contracts from making employment decisions on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:02 PM, Jul 18, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the happenings this week in Ukraine, Israel, and the United States.
Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON and WILLIAM KRISTOL
This fall, voters will get another chance to register their opinion on Obamacare. President Obama’s signature legislation is causing health costs to spike, federal spending to soar, doctors to leave their profession, millions of Americans to lose their health plans, and millions more to be coerced into buying overpriced insurance against their will.
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:33 PM, Jul 21, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on Obama, Putin, Ukraine, Netanyahu, Hamas, and Israel.
12:18 PM, Jul 21, 2014 • By JIM SWIFT
An Ohio-based trade association, the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM), wants to know why the IRS’s IT Asset Managers have apparently “disappeared at a key juncture.”
IAITAM administers internationally accepted certifications for information technology professionals, and according to their records “at least three IT Asset Managers…were working at the IRS prior to the 13 May 2013 Inspector General Report [that detailed the IRS abuse of conservative political groups].”
9:50 AM, Jul 21, 2014 • By PETE HEGSETH
Can Robert McDonald, the former Procter & Gamble CEO tapped by President Obama to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, turn things around at the famously troubled department?
8:16 AM, Jul 21, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Voters don’t necessarily make decisions based on a candidate’s record in office. Otherwise, we might be in the lame duck years of President McCain’s presidency. Before he ran, President Obama was known mostly for his book and, as his primary opponent Hillary Clinton pointed out, a single speech.
Still, it can’t be good news that, as Maggie Haberman at Politico reports,
5:47 PM, Jul 18, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Hours after news reports indicated that a Malaysian Airlines jetliner had been shot down over Ukraine, President Obama spoke at a previously scheduled event in Wilmington, Delaware on Thursday. "It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy," Obama said of the plane's destruction.
5:26 PM, Jul 18, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Some jobs depend on there being lots of jobs and people having a little disposable income to blow on things like … well, the slots. Which is why, in Atlantic City, as Terrence Dopp of Bloomberg reports:
4:28 PM, Jul 18, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
It's still a year and a half before the first presidential primaries of 2016, but Gallup has a new survey out asking Republicans and Democrats about the potential GOP candidates. Analyzing those candidates' familiarity and favorability among Republicans, Gallup has discovered the best known and best liked are former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Kentucky senator Rand Paul, Wisconsin congressman and 2012 vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, and Texas governor Rick Perry.
2:40 PM, Jul 18, 2014 • By ADAM J. WHITE
No columnist rivals Matthew Continetti's ability to contrast so starkly the president's exalted self-image with his actual smallness on the world stage. This morning's installment of his weekly Free Beacon column is perhaps the best example yet.
"I don’t think her opinion would mean that much."8:32 AM, Jul 18, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A senior at the University of Buffalo in New York called the $275,000 speaking fee the school paid to Hillary Clinton last year "ridiculous." Local TV station WVIB reported on the former secretary of state's appearance and the fee, which amounted to about 30 percent of the university's $900,000 total speakers' budget for the year.
WVIB reporter Joe Melillo spoke with UB senior Pat McKowne about how much his school paid Clinton.
An electoral blind spot for conservatives.Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43 • By MICHAEL WARREN
It looks like Florida legislators are heading back to the drawing board—literally. On July 10, Tallahassee circuit court judge Terry Lewis ruled that the GOP-run legislature violated the state constitution by redrawing two congressional districts “with the intention of obtaining enacted maps . . . that would favor the Republican party.” The state won’t be appealing the decision, and, following the 2014 midterm elections, the legislature will have to approve a new map.
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