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Right Turn: March, 2011

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Interview with Rep. Michele Bachmann (Part 1)

The media image bears little resemblance to the real thing.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:07 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Thursday feature: A turn to lighter fare

Who most influenced top conservatives?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Leadership on Libya and elsewhere

Sarkozy, Rubio and Ryan?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  President Obama

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 03/31/2011

What’s behind Tea Party approval numbers

The grass-roots movement has loss less support than Obama

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:43 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Conservative movement

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/31/2011

If Georgia can negotiate with Russia, why can’t the U.S.?

Georgia is the only country objecting.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Obama administration’s quietude fails: Alan Gross not coming home

Jimmy Carter comes back empty-handed.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Human Rights

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Republican leaders say, ‘No deal yet’

The sticking points of the continuing resolution will be in the policy riders

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:21 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Obama’s popularity sinks with his ‘do nothing’ strategy

Latest poll shows Obama’s approval rating is on the skids.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:27 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Immelt should leave Obama’s side

The appearance of corporate cronyism doesn’t help GE, Obama or the country.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:57 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Are sanctions really ‘working’?

Key senators complain about lack of enforcement of Iran sanctions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Iran

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Tim Pawlenty keeps his eye on the big picture

Former Minnesota governor refrains from wading into fever swamps.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Obama’s jaw-dropping hypocrisy on energy

After squelching domestic development, he now wants to curb imports.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:13 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  President Obama

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Should conservatives be defending ethanol subsidies?

There’s a good reason for conservatives to skip Iowa.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Taxes

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Democrats are looking for a fight, not a deal

Are they rooting for a government shutdown??

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Senate Democrats

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Claire McCaskill isn’t helping herself

Another moment of tone-deafness for the Missouri senator

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Senate Democrats, Senate Democrats

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Obama needs a defense budget to match his vision

If Obama now appreciates American firepower, mustn’t we pay for it?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:22 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, national security

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Syrian ‘engagement’ is kaput, but what will replace it?

Bashar al-Assad’s atrocities don’t seem to have altered Obama’s policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, foreign policy

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Obama still squeezing Israel

Will Netanyahu give in to the strong-arming?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Israel, Israel

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Senate Democrats are running out of excuses

The party of spending is still looking for excuses

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/29/2011

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: RomneyCare author Jonathan Gruber

He says it is ‘sad’ the former governor is running away from it.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Obamacare

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 09:03 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Obama’s Libya speech

It was 75 percent Bush and 25 percent incoherent.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:03 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  President Obama, National Security

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Did the left blow its cover on the war on the Kochs?

Is the left’s campaign against two big donors backfiring?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:26 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Media

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 03/28/2011

It’s not an ‘argument’ — social and fiscal conservatism are connected

There actually is a social-fiscal conservative connection.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:38 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Conservative movement

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/28/2011

In search of clarity on Libya

After the weekend it’s clear as mud what Obama is doing.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/28/2011

When conservative women descend, the liberal media take flight

Michele Bachmann is a punch line, but the media look silly

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Friday question answered

Why is Obama trying to be invisible?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/27/2011

Big Business vs. conservatives on tax reform

Corporate America can be politically tone-deaf.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taxes, Right Turn

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/27/2011

Obama: Okay, if you insist, I’ll explain the war to Americans

To quell a firestorm, the president will try to explain the Libya war

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  President Obama

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/27/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Friday question

Will doing nothing take its toll?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  President Obama

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 03/25/2011

C’mon, liberals must understand why Obama is under attack, right?

The president’s duck-and-cover approach is a loser.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:29 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 03/25/2011

War is no place for a law professor

Obama’s academic approach to Libya is a disaster.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:37 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  President Obama

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Interview: Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Taming public-employee unions is only one element.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Governors

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Syria’s dictator shows his true colors

How is that Syrian engagement going?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Michele Bachmann isn’t the one sounding kooky today

Pundits become unglued.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:51 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Obama not leading in our hemisphere

The president could conclude deals with Colombia and Panama

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Tim Pawlenty needs to make the case for himself

Is the former Minnesota governor only the least of bad alternatives?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:42 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Thursday feature: A turn to lighter fare

Conservatives tell us about the worst job they ever had.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Why is Huntsman running for president?

Jon Huntsman gets ready to pour a fortune down the drain.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:05 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 03/24/2011

What are we doing in Libya?

Don’t ask Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:20 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 03/24/2011

How to treat a good ally

But not for Israel once again.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:40 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hillary Clinton

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Hillary Clinton: Another serving of moral equivalence

Secretary of state follows White House lead.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:34 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Israel

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Obama calls for restraint by both sides?

Unfortunately his moral equivalence is showing.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Israel

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Romney says he’d repeal the health-care plan he inspired

His opposition to “one size fits all” health care misses the mark.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:55 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 03/23/2011

A new low in presidential leadership and candor

The president’s rhetorical confusion continues on Libya.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:48 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 03/23/2011

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Morocco’s foreign minister (Part 2)

Fassi Fihri talks about unresolved conflicts and the Maghreb’s future.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:45 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 03/23/2011

The peace process is a farce: Jerusalem bombing

The first in the Israeli capital since 2008 — and so far the U.S. is silent.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Israel

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Obama’s funny numbers

Liberals silent as deficit and ObamaCare numbers head south.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Bahrain cracks down

Bahrain isn’t following the reform model

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 03/22/2011

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Taieb Fassi Fihri (Part 1)

Taieb Fassi Fihri talks about Libya, reform and the Moroccan “model.”

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:55 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Libya matters more than the dormant ‘peace process’

Libya matters more than the non-peace process.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Russia publicly humiliates Defense Secretary Robert Gates

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is humiliated in Moscow

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/22/2011

There is a reason for a primary challenge to Sen. Dick Lugar

This is the face of dangerous isolationism.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Senate

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Photos released by German newspaper will harm our troops

The last thing we needed was fodder for Taliban propaganda.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:40 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  foreign policy

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Obama’s incoherent leadership on Libya

The administration has tied itself, and our commanders, up in knots.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Karl Rove: How to win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination

The former Bush adviser gives a candid take on 2012.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 03/21/2011

J Street at it again: Attacking efforts to defend Israel

Left-wing group attacks condemnation of Palestinian incitement.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:42 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  American Jews

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Obama team insists regime change isn’t the goal

The White House rules out ‘regime change.’

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:53 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Tim Pawlenty says he’s in; Mitch Daniels suggests he’s not

The former Minnesota governor is forming an exploratory committee.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:52 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/21/2011

An obituary for a public servant is no place for historical inaccuracy

Misreading history in obituaries

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Friday question answered

Why did Obama reverse course on Libya, and was that wise?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/21/2011

A commander in chief’s job isn’t merely to start a war

Obama mum on the war and its aims.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 03/20/2011

Marco Rubio continues to impress

Florida freshman senator is showing how to impress.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:55 PM ET, 03/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/20/2011

Obama’s odd war

Obama’s maze of restrictions muddles the mission.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/20/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Friday question

Why did Obama reverse course on Libya?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:31 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Hillaryland: ‘It’s not her fault!’

The secretary of state is preparing excuses for history.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:10 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Senate Democrats cave again and pass a second continuing resolution

After some huffing and puffing, the Senate cuts another $6 billion.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Obama’s Libya dithering ends

Why did he wait for the U.N.?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/17/2011

DeMint walks back his Romney support — after the right attacks him

After The Post and others report, the Tea Party-favorite flip-flops.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Thursday Feature: A turn to lighter fare

Top conservatives tell what they’d do if not politics.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:15 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/17/2011

Sen. DeMint risks his Tea Party standing for Romney

South Carolina Tea Party favorite could alienate his base by backing RomneyCare.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/17/2011

Harry Reid says no to Social Security reform

The Senate majority leader’s obtuseness on our fiscal crisis isn’t new.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/17/2011

Time for oversight of Obama’s foreign policy debacle

Congress needs to scrutinize whether Obama’s foreign policy is working.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 03/17/2011

Republican foreign policy has been ‘neocon’ since Reagan

Setting the record straight.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:40 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/17/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Does a late start in the Iowa caucus matter?

Plenty of time for those who want to run hard in Hawkeye state.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Christian atrocities continue in the Middle East.

Prisoner found dead in Pakistani jail.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:09 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 03/16/2011

The Senate’s turn on the continuing resolution

Three-week extension is likely to pass despite GOP defections.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:29 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Could Barbour win Iowa?

The Mississippi governor practices retail politics.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:38 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Obama sits on the sidelines while Saudis move into Bahrain

The vacuum left by absent America is filled by others.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Very disappointed in Mr. Bayh

Ezra Klein doesn’t approve.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 03/15/2011

The House passes another CR

The House, and a big majority of freshmen, vote to cut $6 billion more.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:50 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Friday question answered

Who came out ahead in the Islamic radicalization hearings?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:20 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/15/2011

David Brooks: Charmed by Obama’s non-performance

The NY Times columnist persists with his Obama worship.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Does Romney need to respond to Santorum’s attack?

The former Pennsylvania senator goes after RomneyCare.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Debunking the naysayers: Fred Kagan on Afghanistan

Despite armchair analysts’ gloomy outlook, we’re winning.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Republicans to Obama: Ratify all three free trade deals.

Senators make free trade a jobs issue.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Sen. Mike Lee on the budget, trade and entitlement reform

Can a Tea Partyer get along in the Senate?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:50 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Extended deadline for Friday’s questions

Deadline extended on Friday question.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:56 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 03/14/2011

The Mubarak mistake repeated in Bahrain

Echoing Mubarak’s mistake, the king favors force over democratic reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:01 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Free trade deals languish despite Obama’s promises

The White House punts on free trade agreements.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:45 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Dear readers

Comments are back up.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:53 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 03/14/2011

You have to wonder if Mitch Daniels wants to run

The Indiana governor plugs a Republican despised by the right.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:43 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 03/14/2011

The battle of the 2011 budget continues

The House speaker wants a three-week extension, but senators may balk.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:42 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Palestinians celebrate and then reluctantly denounce Itamar murders

After prodding by the U.S. and Netanyahu, Abbas denounces terror attack.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/14/2011

Obama’s Libyan policy: From inactivity to fatalism

The administration tells Gaddafi’s opponents they have already lost.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 03/14/2011

Obama’s Cuba appeasement backfires: American Alan Gross gets 14 years

Lifting sanctions only emboldened Castro

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:53 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 03/14/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:53 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/13/2011

Two choices in the Middle East: Libya and Morocco

While Gaddafi slaughters his people, Morocco embraces reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 03/13/2011

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain: Two kingdoms in turmoil

Monarchs in two Middle East countries can’t stamp out protests.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/13/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links for the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Friday question

Who came out on top in the Islamic radicalization hearings?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Mitch Daniels doubles down on social issues 'truce'

Nothing but the fiscal crisis registers as a top priority for him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:10 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Clapper vs. Pawlenty: An easy choice on foreign policy

The presidential candidate sounds more savy than the DNI.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Arianna wins in a knockout

Arianna Huffington pummels Bill Keller in the battle over aggregation’s role in journalism.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:16 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Is Romney really going to risk it all in Iowa?

Romney may have locked himself into a high risk race in Iowa.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Interview with son of imprisoned Mikhail Khordorkovsky

The son of the imprisoned Russian magnate talks about Putin.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:35 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 03/11/2011

A Tale of two stings

Two different journalistic tricks produce different results.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:49 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Democrats embarrass themselves at Islamic radicalization hearing

Congressmen rant about inquiry into Islamic radicalization

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:35 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Sen. Ron Johnson denounces ‘mob rule’

Wisconsin freshman senator calls out Madison protestors.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:25 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Morning Bits

Must read links and comment to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 03/10/2011

The Shrinking superpower

Is Obama intentionally diminishing America’s international role?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:48 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Presidential candidates staffing up in Iowa

Former Minnesota governor hires ex-Huckabee aide in Iowa.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:23 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Democrats’ rotten week

Senate Democrats, Obama, unions and ObamaCare take hits.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/10/2011

No retreat for Gov. Scott Walker

Wisconsin’s governor wins his fight with public-employee unions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Thursday feature: A turn to lighter fare

What movies do top conservatives like?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 03/10/2011

Red flag: BIggest bond fund dumps U.S. Treasuries

PIMCO bond fund dumps its U.S. Treasury holdings.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:46 AM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 03/10/2011

Morning Bits

Links you shouldn’t miss this morning.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:38 AM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 03/10/2011

Democrats bewitched, bothered and bewildered

Senate Democrats lose budget vote and get bashed by White House.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:59 AM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/10/2011

An arms embargo on what, exactly?

The U.N. Security Council may have voted to prevent arming rebels.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 03/10/2011

Is it really that bleak in Afghanistan?

Policy gurus disagree on our Afghan war strategies.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:06 AM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 03/10/2011

Witnesses up to the task of studying jihad recruitment

Homeland Security Committee needs experts on jihadist recruitment.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/08/2011

Morning Bits

So much for liberals' understanding of voting laws. "The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the state's photo-ID voting requirement today in a 6-1 vote. . . . Democratic Party of Georgia v. Perdue was the last outstanding legal hurdle for the...

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/07/2011

EXCLUSIVE: New Chris Christie Video

New Jersey’s governor uses YouTube to sell his budget.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Morning Bits

Links you shouldn’t miss today.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 03/07/2011

Will Libya matter in 2012?

A reader e-mailed me over the weekend asking whether "the situation in Libya may affect the 2012 presidential campaigns." He mused: "Depending on how bad it gets in Libya, I envision a whole slew of political ads showing Obama shaking...

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:45 AM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/07/2011

Morning Bits

If we can't take out Somali pirates how are we going to meet threats from Iran, China and others? Reviewing the international "dithering," Cliff May writes, "Maj. Gen. Tom Wilkerson, USMC (ret.), is CEO of the U.S. Naval Institute. He...

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 03/06/2011

Can’t we do better than the Obama economy?

The many failures of the Obama economy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:20 PM ET, 03/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 03/06/2011

Morning Bits

Links you shouldn’t miss this morning.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:53 PM ET, 03/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 03/06/2011

Q and A with Andy Ferguson about his bestseller Crazy U

Andy Ferguson of the Weekly Standard has written a whimsical and fascinating book, Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College. It has received superlative reviews including one from The Post. I confess my bias since...

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Culture

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/06/2011

Morning Bits

It took a while, but Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius admits to double counting on the ObamaCare budget. It took a while for conservatives to welcome Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates's retirement. First, with a war in...

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 03/04/2011

Morning Bits

Links you shouldn’t miss this morning.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:59 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 03/04/2011

Tunisia is not Libya, which is not Bahrain, which is not Morocco

We are certainly witnessing a regional transformation in the Middle East in which autocratic regimes are being challenged and in some cases toppled by secular uprisings. But, as I have noted before, the differences between countries is critical -- and...

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:05 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/04/2011

Morning Bits

Mark Hemingway skewers the conspiratorial left, observing that "the left's collective Koch delusions are especially odd considering that for years liberals have been accusing conservatives of wallowing in the fever swamps whenever George Soros' name comes up. . . ....

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Thursday feature: A turn to lighter fare

In our Thursday feature, we ask prominent conservatives a nonpolitical question. Last week we asked about their most memorable trip. This week we ask: What is your ideal weekend day (they can omit religious observations)? Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell: "Exercise,...

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Morning Bits

Delusional. Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer is running for president. "While Roemer is a native son of a state that witnessed a miracle last year -- the New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl -- he faces very long odds....

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Bahrain and Yemen: Two different revolutions

This afternoon I spoke to the Foundation for Defense of Democracy's Steve Sotloff, who has been traveling in the Middle East, recently to Egypt and Bahrain and now en route to Libya. Much of the news, understandably, has focused on...

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:16 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Morning Bits

Mike Huckabee gives Glenn Beck a run for his money as "least helpful conservative voice." The Post reports, "Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee got his facts wrong when he claimed twice during an interview Monday that President Obama was raised...

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 03/01/2011

And then there will be three: Newt to announce this week

ABC News first reported that Newt Gingrich would announce this week whether he was forming a presidential exploratory committee. The assumption is that he'll tell us, yes, he is running. In a field that was once imagined to be huge,...

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:31 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Morning Bits

President Obama continues to root for public employees. I thought the White House said this was a local matter. Obama continues the post-partisan era. Well, not really. At the governors' meeting his "tone was sharper and more overtly political." Wisconsin...

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

 

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