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Right Turn: June, 2011

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/30/2011

America’s peevish president

The bad side of his behavior doesn’t wear well.

By Matthew Continetti  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/30/2011

A global mugging by reality

The welfare state can’t keep its promises.

By Matthew Continetti  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 06/30/2011

From the desktop

Must-read links to start your day.

By Matthew Continetti  |  08:35 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Obama's not helping the chances of a deal to raise the debt ceiling

The fact that President Obama spent most of his press conference belittling Republicans for not wanting to raise taxes is further evidence that a deal to raise the debt ceiling may not happen.

By Matthew Continetti  |  02:34 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 06/29/2011

The rehabilitation of Michael Bay

‘Transformers’ director wins over critics and Pawlenty

By Matthew Continetti  |  01:45 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Why early polls are misleading

Don’t believe the polls

By Matthew Continetti  |  11:05 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Don’t expect action on free trade

Don’t expect action on free trade

By Matthew Continetti  |  10:05 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Tim Pawlenty’s big foreign policy speech

On Libya, especially, he offers a break from Obama.

By Matthew Continetti  |  09:03 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 06/29/2011

From the desktop

Must-read links for your morning.

By Matthew Continetti  |  08:51 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 06/28/2011

The ghost of TARP haunts debt ceiling talks

One more reason why a debt deal may not get done.

By Matthew Continetti  |  02:51 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Why Michele Bachmann is on a roll

GOP voters like her conservative populism.

By Matthew Continetti  |  01:28 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Disaffected voters will be crucial in 2012

Disaffected voters will matter.

By Matthew Continetti  |  11:54 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 06/28/2011

In 2012, will it be the economy vs. the safety net?

Will it be the economy vs. the safety net?

By Matthew Continetti  |  11:22 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 06/28/2011

From the Desktop

Must-read links this morning.

By Matthew Continetti  |  09:01 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Michele Bachmann's next big test

Can she withstand the scrutiny?

By Matthew Continetti  |  01:39 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Chinese fireworks

Economic slowdown, maritime bullying and a looming power transfer.

By Matthew Continetti  |  12:29 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Quote of the day — so far!

The heartbreak of ‘punditism.’

By Matthew Continetti  |  11:09 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/27/2011

The strange death of Sam's Club Republicanism

The causes of its death are many.

By Matthew Continetti  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Romney’s the one (to beat)

Romney solidifies front-runner status.

By Matthew Continetti  |  08:15 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 06/27/2011

From the desktop

Must-read links to start your day.

By Matthew Continetti  |  07:08 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Note to readers

Matt Continetti will guest-blog.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/24/2011

War and politics

Campaigns should be about wars, but not the reverse.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, National Security

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/24/2011

The next 60 days in the GOP presidential campaign

Everything can change for the GOP presidential hopefuls

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Despite gross mismanagement, the Libya war must still be won

Republicans should demand a better strategy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy, House GOP

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Human rights spotlight: Saudi Arabian women want to drive

The fight to drive illuminates the dreadful status of women

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Governors

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/23/2011

The debt ceiling deal, the Fed and the job numbers: No good news

The recovery is distant, the slump deepens.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Economy

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Liberals give thumbs down on Obama’s speech

Obama’s perfunctory Afghanistan remarks please no one.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:40 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy, President Obama

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Ambassador Ford: ‘Eyes and ears’ or a propaganda tool for Assad?

Ford is being used as a prop by Assad.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/23/2011

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Chris Christie

On the verge of a huge victory, is Christie now leading on fiscal reform?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Governors

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 09:51 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Reaction to the president’s speech

The cut-and-run crowd vs. the victory crowd

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:51 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, National Security

Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 06/22/2011

For Obama, it’s all about getting out of Afghanistan

A political speech by an indifferent commander in chief.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 06/22/2011

CBO: Time to wake up!

The debt crisis is coming while the administration snoozes

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:18 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Pawlenty and Romney reject isolationism

Two top GOP contenders separate themselves from the crowd.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:17 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, foreign policy

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Instead of pledges, look at the candidates’ records

What candidates have done and said matter most.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 06/22/2011

The Obama administration’s incoherence on Hamas

The administration can’t give a straight answer.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:15 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  American Jews, Israel

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Path to the nomination: Michele Bachmann

She must become the conservative not-Romney.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/21/2011

How did Obamacare get so screwed up?

Turns out liberals don’t understand health care very well.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obamacare

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 06/21/2011

The myth of the ‘racist’ Tea Party

African Americans increasingly appear in leadership roles.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:01 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Huntsman: Wins the media primary, has yet to show GOP support

He is the media darling but lacks conservative support.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:57 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Another spin event for the Jewish community

The spin squad is having trouble maintaining the facade.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, American Jews, Israel

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Curing conservatives of their foreign policy skittishness

It will take a robust foreign policy to distinguish the GOP nominee.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, foreign policy

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Quiet cheers for a delay in Egyptian elections

It takes time to build a secular democracy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:10 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Conservatives put principle above party on Libya

Conservative gurus back Obama.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:19 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy, House GOP

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 06/20/2011

The lack of truth-telling from American Jewish ‘leaders’

Their spin is repeatedly demolished by reality.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:48 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  American Jews, Israel

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Rick Perry: Is delay fatal?

The Texas governor’s delay may be fatal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:10 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 06/20/2011

A king, a speech, and a new constitution for Morocco

Morocco’s reformer king suggests the way forward for the Middle East.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:15 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Friday question answered

What impact does the New Hampshire debate have on the GOP race?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Friday question

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 06/20/2011

The futility of ideological pledges

Interest groups are unwise to try to trap candidates into ideological purity

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/19/2011

More on pledge mess: Abortion group says Romney is swell

Susan B. Anthony wants no part of public spat with Romney

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/19/2011

Will the administration go to the mat for Wendy Sherman

The Obama team responds to Right Turn, sort of

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/19/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 06/18/2011

An abortion pledge mess

Was this just a gambit to get Romney?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:00 PM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Friday question

Did the first real GOP debate change anything?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Friday question

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/17/2011

War powers hypocrisy

John Yoo reminds conservatives of the Constitution.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:00 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  law, National Security, House GOP

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Should a Fannie Mae exec get a top State Department job?

Wendy Sherman and the path to the State Department

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Culture, Economy, foreign policy

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Advice to Tim Pawlenty

The former Minnesota governor has limited time to get his act together.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:39 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/17/2011

The administration’s non-policy for Syria [Updated below]

The State Department has trouble explaining what it’s up to.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy, Human Rights

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Christie’s breakthrough deal

Chris Christie gets a deal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:08 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Budget, Governors

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Oh yes, it’s all about muscling Israel

The tale of Obama’s foreign policy debacle hits the MSM.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:52 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  American Jews, Media, Israel

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/17/2011

The optimistic debt scenario

Republicans fight for major cuts and hold the line on taxes.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Taxes

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Weiner’s ego trip goes awry — again

Good riddance to the N.Y. congressman.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:12 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  House Democrats, Media

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Human rights spotlight: China

The White House is in full-appeasement mode.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Human Rights

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Taking stock after Weiner leaves

Who else behaved badly?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:07 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Culture, Media, House Democrats

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Paul Ryan’s town hall

The Wisconsin congressman leads on the economy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Budget

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/16/2011

John Bolton is still considering a run

The GOP field could use some foreign policy expertise.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, foreign policy

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 06/16/2011

The Obama-Fatah tag team

It’s two against Israel.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  American Jews, Israel

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 06/15/2011

The White House in spin mode

Try as it might, the administration’s stance on 1967 borders can’t be hidden.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:45 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Concerned Women for America size up the GOP field

Penny Nance and her women will play a role in 2012.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:29 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Sen. Mark Kirk — maybe he should be running Middle East policy?

A new report tries to make sense of a policy Obama has mangled

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:20 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Israel, Senate Republicans

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 06/15/2011

John Bolton on Wendy Sherman

Why hire an appeaser?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:45 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Path to the nomination: Mitt Romney

Can Romney overcome his own health-care plan?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:25 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Ambassador Michael Oren explains that these are perilous times

The Israeli ambassador explains that these are perilous times.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Israel

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 06/15/2011

AIPAC weighs in: All is not well with the U.S. approach to Israel

A rare public statement from the leading pro-Israel group.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:28 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Interview with Richard Mourdock: Dick Lugar’s worst nightmare

Richard Lugar may finally be shown the door

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:52 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Will State Dept. nominee get through the Senate?

Wendy Sherman is going to get grilled on North Korea, Fannie Mae and more.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:47 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy, Senate Republicans

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Will Rick Perry help Romney?

With Michele Bachmann on her game, is Perry a spoiler?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Jihadists in Kentucky?

Terrorists are getting a civilian trial in the Bluegrass State?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  law, National Security

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Pawlenty’s dilemma

He tried to walk back a strike on Romney.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Romney remains strong on Afghanistan

Romney remains strong on Afghanistan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:44 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, foreign policy

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 06/14/2011

David Brooks is too good for politics

David Brooks is too good for politics.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:15 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Media

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Aiding terrorists

And other follies in Mideast policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  American Jews, Israel

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 10:36 PM ET, 06/13/2011

GOP debate in New Hampshire

The problem with his candidacy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:36 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/13/2011

A debate line for each candidate

Free advice for the GOP contenders.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Is a Medicare deal possible?

Lieberman and Pawlenty are on to something.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:52 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Budget, Obamacare

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 06/13/2011

EXCLUSIVE interview: Banned musician speaks out

Arab group disinvited a speaker who sings about peace.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:23 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Human Rights, foreign policy

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Romney vs. TPaw: Who will win over the base?

Two former governors face off.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:03 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Hamas rules out PM job for Salam Fayyad

Hamas rules out PM job for Salam Fayyad

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:39 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Israel, President Obama

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Romney’s right problem

The former Massachusetts governor has to win over the base

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:15 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Friday question answered

Will we get a quick deal on the debt ceiling?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Friday question, Budget

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/12/2011

Who will defend the Defense Department?

The president’s reckless defense cuts have only begun

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, National Security

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/12/2011

Obama bullies Israel; so much for promises at AIPAC

The administration is undermining our ally

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Israel

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/12/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Friday question

Biden’s debt-ceiling talks

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Friday question

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 06/10/2011

The ‘peace process’ delusion: Have another meeting!

Martin Indyk is symptomatic of the cult of peace processors

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:20 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Israel

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Is health care cost-shifting real?

The rationale for the individual mandate is in doubt.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  law, Obamacare

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 06/10/2011

LiebermanCare: A good-faith alternative Medicare plan

The Connecticut senator offers his own reform plan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:57 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obamacare

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Rick Perry: Will he run?

Texas governor is generating a lot of buzz.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:15 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Inside the Biden debt-ceiling talks

Is a deal reachable next week?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 06/10/2011

No straw polls for Romney: Is he really the front-runner?

Can a front-runner run away?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:15 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Who goes first — Anthony Weiner or Newt Gingrich?

Pols rarely know when to get off the stage

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Media

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 06/09/2011

The Syria lobby censors a musician

Under the guise of human rights a pro-Assad group censors singer

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:15 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Human Rights, foreign policy

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Is Romney getting a bum rap on global warming?

The base is upset with his views on science.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:14 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 06/09/2011

The Hatch-Lieberman resolution: Pushing back on Obama on Israel

The Senate pushes back on Obama.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:35 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Israel

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/09/2011

A bad day for the individual mandate in the 11th Circuit

The 11th Circuit panel roughs up Obama’s lawyers

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  law, Obamacare

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Ohio does what D.C. does not

The GOP governor scores a big win

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Economy, Governors

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/09/2011

No, Hollywood Jews aren’t going to start voting Republican

Haim Saban predicts diminished fundraising

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, American Jews, Israel

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 06/08/2011

If Obama’s approval is tanking, will Senate Dems save themselves?

Will Senate Democrats break out on their own?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:15 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Budget, Senate Democrats

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Ed Rollins isn’t helping Michele Bachmann

Should the Minnesota congresswoman fire him?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:17 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Obama has nowhere to hide on the economy

Obama has nowhere to hide on the economy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:15 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Economy

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 06/08/2011

The saddest part of the Weiner scandal

It’s the young folks who aren’t appalled at his behavior.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:36 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Culture

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Senate do-nothing Democrats get nervous

Harry Reid’s strategy comes under fire.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Budget, Senate Democrats

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 06/08/2011

The left’s phony ‘pivot on jobs’ excuse

Obama focused on jobs and failed.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:24 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Economy

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Path to the nomination: Jon Huntsman

Can Jon Huntsman do it?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Anthony Weiner, wronged man? Not quite.

The bizarre victimization views of some on the left.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:17 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Culture, Media

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Obama: Panic? Who, me?

Will the president take the blame for doing nothing?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:59 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Economy

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Pawlenty’s economic speech

Pro-growth and anti-tax, but is it serious?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:48 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Clinton: French should forget about hosting peace confab

Hillary Clinton feuds with the French.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:28 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Israel

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 06/07/2011

The car bailout: Another fictional ‘success’ for Obama

Obama’s ‘success’ is fake.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:08 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Economy, Obama White House

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Obama post-Osama is still vulnerable

The economy is dragging the president down.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:22 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Economy

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Mediscare isn’t working on everyone

Democrats are in denial about Medicare reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Obamacare

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Democratic leaders won’t stand by their man Weiner

Democrats aren’t willing to stand by their man.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  House Democrats

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

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Morning Bits

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Weiner confesses, but what are the consequences?

Anthony Weiner confesses.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:09 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 06/06/2011

A presidential candidacy or a career-booster for Rick Santorum?

Is this a candidacy or a career pick-me-up?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:05 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Literally, the dumbest thing the DNC chair has said (since last time)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is on a roll

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:35 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Media

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Obama’s lack of leadership is coming back to haunt him

The president’s lack of leadership will haunt him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:57 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Budget, President Obama

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Spinning the auto bailout

Obama has to rely on sheer emotion in 2012.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:46 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Economy

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Friday question answered

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

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

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Morning Bits

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/05/2011

Undeniably bad news for Obama

Continuing economic woes and inaction could make him a Jimmy Carter

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Economy

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/05/2011

Sarah Palin ‘liberated’

She’s not cut out to be a presidential candidate

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Sarah Palin

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/05/2011

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Friday question

Presidential announcements

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Friday question

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Has Russia ‘reset’ its behavior?

Russian continues to bully a former Soviet state

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Interview with Sen. Jeff Sessions: Obama has failed to lead

The ranking Republican on the Senate budget committee unloads on Obama

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Economy, Senate Republicans

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Who are all those pro-Israel voters?

Christian Zionists bombard the White House with e-mails.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Israel

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Paul Ryan’s foreign policy vision

How fiscal discipline translates into world leadership

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, foreign policy

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

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

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

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Romney kicks off his campaign

Can he overcome RomneyCare?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Reaction to pro-Israel ad praising Democrats

Partisan firestorm from attempt to praise Democrats’ pro-Israel credentials.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:36 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, American Jews

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Chris Christie entertains Iowans

The New Jersey governor keeps hope alive for Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Are Republicans turning the corner on Mediscare?

Fact-checking groups make the GOP’s case.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:29 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Obamacare, Budget

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Romney’s biggest problem is not defections by insiders

The former Massachusetts governor needs to connect with the grass roots

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/02/2011

New ad dings Obama on Israel

A conservative group features pro-Israel Dems.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  American Jews

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Morning bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Paul Ryan stands up to Obama on Medicare reform

Paul Ryan again shows why he’d be the toughest GOP challenger in 2012.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, President Obama

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Weiner isn’t sure if it is him?!

The House Democrat’s credibility evaporates

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:05 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  House Democrats

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 06/01/2011

The poor economy complicates Obama’s debt ceiling position

Will the president have to give in on the GOP’s spending-cut demands?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:42 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Budget, Economy

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 06/01/2011

The Bachmann-Palin comparison

Palin loses the comparison contest.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:19 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Obama’s worst nightmare: The slow economy slows some more

Obama’s biggest nightmare isn’t the GOP presidential nominee.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:50 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011

The DNC chairwoman lies about Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan

The DNC chairwoman gets caught lying about Paul Ryan’s plan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Obamacare

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Huntsman: The candidate no one wants

There is no evidence of any grass-roots support for his run.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign

 

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