THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on his take on Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech, Iran policy, and Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email account while serving as Secretary of State.
President Obama’s legacy is in jeopardy. The fates of his main achievements—Obamacare, his amnesty for five million illegal immigrants, the Dodd-Frank financial institution reforms—are now in the hands of the federal courts.
This is extraordinary. Until Obama, no president has been in a situation in which judges rather than the elected branches of government can decide if his successful initiatives—successful in having been enacted by Congress or himself—live or die.
Three years ago, Justice Anthony Kennedy voted to declare the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. So it should come as no great surprise that he expressed constitutional concerns in today's ACA case, King v. Burwell.
The revelation that Hillary Clinton used a private email address for most if not all of her official internal correspondence is raising all sorts of questions. According to widespread reporting, Mrs. Clinton turned over some 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department two months ago, long after she stepped down from her post in early 2013, and only after they were vetted by her loyalists.
The Department of Justice released its report on Wednesday about the shooting death of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014. The DOJ confirms that physical evidence corroborates the essential claims Wilson made about the incident: That Brown reached into Wilson's vehicle, punched Wilson in the face, and struggled to grab Wilson's gun.
Retiring Democratic senator Barbara Mikulski spoke Tuesday evening at an event sponsored by EMILY's List, an organization dedicated to electing Democratic female candidates who oppose restrictions on abortion, about how much the group meant to her.
Five years ago this month — on the night the Democrats passed Obamacare through the House without a single Republican vote — Paul Ryan proclaimed on the House floor, “This moment may mark a temporary conclusion of the health-care debate, but its place in history has not yet been decided. If this passes, the quest to reclaim the American idea is not over. The fight to reapply our founding principles is not finished. It is just a steeper hill to climb, and it is a climb that we will make!”
Republican senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah have returned to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to tout their latest tax reform proposal. The Republicans call their plan both "pro-growth" and "pro-family," and say it addresses inequities in the tax code for businesses and middle-class families.
In a strong new web ad, the Republican National Committee whacks Hillary Clinton for the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation accepting foreign donations while she held the job of secretary of state. The ad is titled "A Very Serious Matter" and is meant to coincide with the Clinton Foundation gala being held tonight in New York City.
Monday night, it was revealed that Hillary Clinton used a personal email account the entire time she served as secretary of state. Not only does conducting official business with a private account violate federal law, it raises a host of concerns ranging from whether or not her communications were secure from foreign intelligence services, to whether we'll be able to piece together an accurate historical record.
In an open letter released on Tuesday, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker said he would sign legislation banning most abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy, the point after which infants can feel pain and survive if born prematurely.
Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who made political waves in 2013 with a pointed critique of President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, is taking a step closer to a presidential campaign of his own. Carson announced Tuesday he is launching an exploratory committee for a run in 2016. The 63-year-old conservative Republican from Maryland has a website dedicated to the committee at bencarson.com.