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Right Turn: January, 2013

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Hagel sinking

Chuck Hagel is revealing that his extreme views are not the biggest problem with his nomination.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:05 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 01/31/2013

The Hagel hearings

Chuck Hagel is getting roughed up at the Senate confirmation hearing.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, National Security, Senate

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Cuccinelli digs himself a hole

Ken Cuccinellli's new book personifies his troubles.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:35 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Mr. Ambassador, don't run away -- let's talk nukes

Shouldn't Chuck Hagel's defenders answer questions on the record?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Poor Chuck Schumer

The White House is playing Sen. Chuck Schumer for a fool.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Today's Hagel hearing

Chuck Hagel's hearing will tell us more about Senate Democrats than Hagel.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 01/30/2013

The best argument against Chuck Hagel: His 2009 speech

Chuck Hagel's 2009 speech shows why he would be an atrocious defense secretary.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:30 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 01/30/2013

What Chuck Hagel said in that J Street video [Updated]

Chuck Hagel's impromptu remarks: No wonder J Street did not want to give up the video.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:03 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Iran, Israel, J Street

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Obamacare: A starting point for GOP revival

Republicans need to move from the negative to the positive and from red meat to smart policy; Obamacare is the place to begin.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 01/30/2013

One more like that and it's a 'recession'

The economy contracted in the fourth quarter, no surprise to those watching the president's policies and pronouncements.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:23 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Obama second term, Recession

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/30/2013

National security disarray

A series of national security policy contradictions suggests no one is running the show.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Syrian slaughter: Numbers too large to conceive

The Syrian carnage goes on, beyond the imagination of most onlookers.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Interview with Gov. Bob McDonnell

Gov. Bob McDonnell talks Virgnia policy and politics with Right Turn.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob McDonnell, Medicaid, Virgnia

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 01/29/2013

EXCLUSIVE: The Chuck Hagel tape J Street doesn't want you to see [Updated]

The group is refusing to give up a tape of Hagel addressing its 2009 conference.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Israel, J Street, Senate

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Growth? What growth?

The White House has virtually nothing to offer on the problem that concerns Americans most: a sluggish economy with puny job growth.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/29/2013

They don't mix: Argentina, Iran and 'truth'

Argentina's agreement to set up a "truth commission" with Iran regarding a 1994 bombing and murder of many Argentine Jews should raise alarm bells.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Ted Cruz and knee-jerk opposition to immigration reform

Knee-jerk opposition to the bipartisan immigration proposal doesn't make the objectors look smart.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Gang of Eight immigration plan: Reality-based legislating

A bipartisan immigration reform proposal holds promise, fi both sides can resist shuttling it.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:05 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immmigration refoorm, path to citiizenship, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Chuck Hagel's colleague: So many Jews, so much disloyalty

Chas Freeman, who is Chuck Hagel's vice chairman on the Atlantic Council board, gave a chilling speech on Israel and Jews.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:53 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Jews, Chuck Hagel, Israel

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Our dimwitted State Department

The State Department is out to lunch when it comes to the Egyptian leader.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:35 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt, Mohamed Morsi

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/28/2013

F-16 s in hand, Morsi cracks down on Egptians

Egptian's president cracks down on protesters, once again showing the deeply flawed U.S. policy toward Egypt is backfiring.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/28/2013

How will the House get to a balanced budget in 10 years?

House Republicans have a tall order to balance the budget in 10 years, but they can do it with serious reform of entitlements.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Why isn't the Senate Armed Services Committee doing its job?

The Senate Armed Services committee needs to do its job and properly vet Chuck Hagel's financial background.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 01/27/2013

Sunday wrap

Who said it?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:45 PM ET, 01/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/27/2013

Pick the battles -- but make sure they are mine!

Republican should use some siple criteria for evaluating which battles to pick on the second Obama term.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/27/2013

What has the GOP learned about Senate races?

Five keys for Republicans to win the Seante in 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/27/2013

It is liberalism that got small: A GOP opening

For all of President Obama's big speeches, liberalism has gotten small-minded, cranky and dull.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/27/2013

Distinguished Pol of the Week

The RNC chairman is pointing the party in the right direction.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Two wins against unchecked power -- and two lefty losses

The left suffers two defeats, on recess appointments and filibuster 'reform'.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Filibuster, labor board, Recess Appointees, Senate

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/25/2013

France: Actually Assad isn't collapsing

Nation changes its assessment and now says Bashar al-Assad's fall in Syria is not imminent.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Flashback: Obama couldn't be seen in Israel in 2008 with Hagel

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:10 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Israel

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Hillary Clinton shows why the Obama spinners were wrong

Hillary Clinton vindicates those what demanded answers on the Libya attack.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Rubio shows opposition to immigration reform is an inch deep

Opposition to immigration reform is not nearly as resolute as many would have us believe.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Hagel never met a despot he didn't coddle

Chuck Hagel has a pattern of overlooking threats and being taken in by despots.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:18 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, North Korea threat, Sen. John Kerry

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Six questions for the Senate Democrats' budget

The party's era of irresponsible hiding is over.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:02 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Senate Democrats, taxes

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Out of step?

Liberal media gets a reality check.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:50 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 01/24/2013

The dangers of management failure in national security

Hillary Clinton's management failure should be a warning to the Senate and to future nominees.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:13 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, State Department

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/24/2013

No budget/no pay pays off for House Republicans

House Republicans' decision to extend the debt ceiling and withhold lawmakers' pay for failure to pass a budget is working out well for them.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/24/2013

And what about North Africa?

Hillary Clinton's testimony opened up a can of worms.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Israel's election is not all about us

The election results disappoints the country's fiercest critics.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 01/23/2013

A new kind of military: Who's going to lead the transition?

The Defense Department is about to undergo a major culture change and it needs a leader up to the task.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:35 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chcukk Hagel, Pentagon, women in combat

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Hagel's temperament comes center stage

His treatment of employees will be grounds for questioning.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:51 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 01/23/2013

The GOP needs to talk about jobs

But right now all of Washington D.C. is focused on cutting and entitlement reductions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:34 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Clinton's showstopper at Benghazi hearings

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's Senate testimony on Benghazi, Libya, certainly was interesting.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:25 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Obama's collectivism bubble

President Obama is selling snake oil with the label "progressivism."

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Republicans need to understand that words matter

The party needs a new vocabulary and new approach to voters

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 01/22/2013

What does the Israeli election mean?

Israelis return Netanyahu to the prime ministership with the opportunity for a centrist coalition.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:21 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Middle East

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 01/22/2013

President Obama made Mitch McConnell's life a lot easier

Mitch McConnell shines the spotlight across the aisle.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:02 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Hagel isn't fooling anyone

Chuck Hagel thinks senators are so gullible he can pull off his serial confirmation conversions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:22 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Israel

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Conservatives see an opening

Can they take advantage of the opportunity?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Obama inaugural speech, Obama second term

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/22/2013

How Republicans respond

Republicans need to battle the president on different turf with different language.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Obama second term, Republican Party

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Obama puts red-state Democrats in peril

Some Democrats are getting abandoned by Obama's swerve to the left.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Hagel: Politicizing national security?

His penchant for politicizing national security needs further investigation.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Finally, agreement on Obama's speech

Obama's lurch left will unite Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:33 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, President Obama, Second Term

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Really, that's it, Mr. President?

President Obama recites an ode to collectivism.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:46 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration, Obama second term, President Obama

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Obama's search for greatness

President Obama seeks greatness but won't do what is needed to achieve it.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration, Obama second term, President Obama

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/21/2013

America chooses decline and retreat

President Obama's decision to withdraw from the world and slash our military budget will have dire consequences.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Why nothing the president says matters anymore

President Obama's words will ring very hollow today as we see the enormous gap between the reality of his presidency and his soaring rhetoric.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/20/2013

Sunday wrap

Who said what about whom?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 01/20/2013

Hagel must renounce past views and comments

Chuck Hagel needs to abandon publicly views he now says he does not hold.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:15 PM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/20/2013

Algeria tragedy: Hostages dead, administration befuddled

The tragedy in Algeria highlights the paucity of national security policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/20/2013

Distinguished Pol of the Week

Who stood out this week?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 01/18/2013

House Republicans play it smart on debt ceiling

The GOP has learned its lesson and come up with a smart approach to the debt ceiling.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:06 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, debt ceiling, House Republicans

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Ten seminars for the GOP retreat

There is much House Republicans can learn between rounds of golf at their annual retreat.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:12 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House Republicans, Obama White House

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Algerian terrorist: The fuzzy contours of al-Qaeda

We still don't understand the nature of the jihadist enemy we face.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:15 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Political reality and GOP survival in Obama's second term

Republicans have few options but much work to do in shaping the debate on our fiscal woes.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/18/2013

As the right gets its act together on Hagel, the White House scrambles

The anti-Hagel forces are running rings around the White House.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Christie's gun plan: Not so much about guns

The New Jersey governor proposes a plan that isn't all about the guns.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:16 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, guns, Republicans 2016

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/17/2013

The real story on the debt ceiling fight

Neither side has figured the way out of the debt ceilin box.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, entitlement reform, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Algeria hostage situation and 'leading from behind'

A hostage situation in Algeria and French action in Mali reveal the paucity of our anti-terror strategy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:54 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Algeria, AQIM, Libya, Terrorism

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Guns or butter? We can't afford either

President Obama lards up his gun-violence measure and misses a teachable fiscal moment.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/17/2013

White House struggles with Chuck Hagel

The defense secretary nominee's attempt to resolve public problems with private meetings won't fly.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Pentagon

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Rand Paul: Obama 'arrogant and presumptuous' about Israel

A conference call shows how critical support for Israel has become among conservatives.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:14 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Israel, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Eight interesting things about Obama's anti-gun proposals

What you need to know about the president's anti-gun proposals.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:37 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  guns, Sen. Harry Reid, Sen. Mitch McConnell

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Obama the peevish

President Obama has become less constructive and more bitter after his reelection.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, guns, President Obama

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/16/2013

From Obama's lips: No respect for Israel

The president shows his contempt for the democratic Jewish state.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Hagel not winning over the public

Chuck Hagel's poll numbers are rotten by historical standards.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chcuk Hagel, Polls

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Are Sens. Schumer and Boxer dupes?

His wholesale conversion on many issues will fool only those willing to go along.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Obama shows there are no red lines on Syria

This president never has a bottom line when it comes to despots.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Where is Sen. Warner on defending defense?

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virg.) is in a bind on sequestration and the Chuck Hagel nomination.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:34 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Rep. Frank Wolf, Sen. Mark Warner

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Schumer rustled up to stop the bleeding

White House handlers for Chuck Hagel force a Democratic heavyweight to jump the gun on Hagel.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:46 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Chuck Schumer, Israel

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Questions for Hillary Clinton

There are plenty of questions House members can ask the secretary of state about Benghazi.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Mapping out a GOP debt strategy

Republicans can still get spending cuts and avoid a political and fiscal debacle.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Hagel tries to deflect onslaught of criticism [Updated]

Chuck Hagel's letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer only adds to his problems.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Obama and his 'suspicions' about Social Security

The president's incendiary rhetoric suggests nothing will get done in his second term.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Morning Bits

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By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Paul Ryan enthusiastic about Rubio immigration plan

Rep. Paul Ryan steps up to the plate on immigration.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:18 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration reform, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Hagel's inexplicable position on Iran sanctions

Chuck Hagel's opposition to unilateral sanctions runs counter to the Obama administration, the entire U.S. Senate and our recent experience.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:18 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Republicans roll eyes at more of the same from Obama

President Obama says he won't negotiate, but it's the Republicans who are absolutists.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:11 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, President Obama, Press conference

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 01/14/2013

No Labels, no relevance

No Labels is barking up the wrong tree with the wrong spokesman.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:46 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign finance reform, Jon Hunstman, Party politics

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013

The result of Obama's leading from behind

He presents yet another example of his unwillingness to project staying power.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Meet the softball: David Gregory and Colin Powell

David Gregory's softball interviews reached a new low with his failure to press Colin Powell on his outrageous accusation about Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013

How would they justify a vote for Hagel?

Chuck Hagel's remarks, voting record and lack of executive experience make it hard for senators to support him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Morning Bits

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By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Sunday wrap

Who said what?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:40 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday wrap

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Hagel's Cuba problem

Chuck Hagel's Cuba stance and rhetoric are problematic for opponents of the Castro regime.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Rubio takes a gamble

Sen. Marco Rubio takes a bold step forward on immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Go for it, Mr. President

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is trying to get the president to do his job for him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 01/13/2013

Distinguished Pol of the Week

Freshman Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) stood out in the freshman class during a time of tough votes and media pressure.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Time to stop talking and start solving the GOP's Hispanic problem

Republicans need to stop talking and start working on expanding their appeal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:43 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Hispanic conservatives, Immigration reform

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Jack Lew's truth problem

Jack Lew has not demonstrated the most important quality we need in a Treasury secretary.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:38 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal budget, Jack Lew, Obama cabinet, Treasury Department

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/11/2013

What is Bill Bolling up to?

Virgina's GOP line-up is weak.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:46 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, GOP 2014, Virginia GOP, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Diversity, the real kind

President Obama goes for yes-men and few women in his second-term cabinet.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Hollywood hypocrites

Hollywood escapes the wrath of VP Joe Biden's gun violence investigation.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Don't write them off so soon

Conservatives should be patient with their potential presidential contenders.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Legislative traffic jam

By design or ineptness, the White House is setting up a series of confrontational face-offs that will limit agreement and progress on major policy issues.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Joe Biden's gun ideas

The vice president's gun ideas aren't unreasonable, but they are ineffective.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:14 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  guns, Newtown, VP Joe Biden

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Sequestration, Chuck Hagel and the Democrats

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense Secretary, defense sequestration

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Interview with Sen. Ron Johnson

Sen. Ron Johnson talks one on one with Right Turn.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, entitlement reform, Right Turn, Ron Johnson, Senate

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/10/2013

Old soldiers don't make for good Pentagon chiefs

Chuck Hagel's Vietnam war service is no reason to confirm him as defense secretary.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/10/2013

McDonnell's state of the commonwealth

Gov. Bob McDonnell delivers his state of the commonwealth speech.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/10/2013

Obama's nominees settle it: A more radical, confrontational term

Obama chooses confrontational nominees all of a like mind.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/10/2013

Morning Bits

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By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Top dog in New Jersey and in 2016?

Chris Christie can be a superb governor and a real contender in 2016, but it won't be easy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:08 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, conservative movement

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Obama's unserious Afghanistan war plan

The president effectively throws in the towel on Afghanistan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan War, Barack Obama, National Security, war on terror

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Bob McDonnell's transportation plan creates problem for Cuccinelli

Gov. Bob McDonnell's new transportation plan challenges conservative orthodoxy and puts Ken Cuccinelli in a bind.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:45 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Means-testing Obama

Time to make entitlements as progressive as the tax code.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Chuck Schumer's Hagel problem

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has plenty to lose in the Chuck Hagel confirmation battle.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Morning Bits

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By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 01/08/2013

How to win the debt ceiling fight

Republicans have some smart options for dealing with entitlement reform and the debt ceiling.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:47 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, entitlement reform, House Republicans

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Hooray! An end to liberal litmus tests

Liberals give up on their list of inviolate positions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:22 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Chuck Hagel, Israel

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 01/08/2013

A rose by any other name is still the Palestinian Authority

The Palestinian Authority changed its name, but its behavior consistently shows its unwillingness to pursue peace.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:53 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Middle East, State Department

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 01/08/2013

No spending problem?

President Obama is in denial on the problems we face.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:10 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, entitlement reform, Sen. Jeff Sessions

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/08/2013

10 ways Hagel upends conventional wisdom

The Chuck Hagel fight is replete with ironies.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/08/2013

Morning Bits

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By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 01/07/2013

A smart move for Cuccinelli

Ken Cuccinelli selects a strong campaign manager who will have his hands full.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:31 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia Governor

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Obama unites GOP, splits Dems

On domestic and foreign policy Obama creates divisions on his own side.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:47 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Congres, President Obama

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 01/07/2013

The Hagel firestorm

Chuck Hagel's nomination has set off a predictable backlash and lost of posturing.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:53 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chcuk Hagel, Israel, Jewish community

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Why not, Jeb?

A Jeb Bush presidential run would elevate the tone and expand the GOP's reach in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2016, Jeb Bush

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Topsy-turvy Hagel politics

Chuck Hagel's nomination defies political sense and puts many Democrats in an untenable spot.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Morning Bits

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By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 01/06/2013

Sunday wrap

Fireworks on the Sunday shows.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:06 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Sunday wrap

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 01/06/2013

No surprise in December jobs report

We should not be surprised job growth isn't accelerating

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:45 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/06/2013

Conservatism made compassionate once again

Conservatism needs to be grounded in real people's lives.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/06/2013

The Hagel litmus test

By picking Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, Obama hands Republicans a club to beat up on cornered Democrats.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/06/2013

Distinguished pol of the week

Two GOP leaders deserve credit.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Conservatives relish prospect of Hagel confirmation fight

If Chuck Hagel is nominated get ready for an all out war in the Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:38 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Israel, Pentagon

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 01/04/2013

John Boehner and the 72 percent

Boehner finally has the GOP united -- on tackling spending and standin firm on the debt ceiling.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:59 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, entitlement reform, John Boehner

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Immigration reform is part of an opportunity agenda

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Ten steps to the debt ceiling

Republicans should plan ahead before embarking on a showdown over entitlement reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Come to think of it, Boehner was dead right on Sandy aid

House Speaker John Boehner should get kudos, not scorn, for putting the brakes on Sandy aid.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:35 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boehner, Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Sandy aid

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Morning Bits

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By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Qualified defense secretary candidates abound

President Obama has much better defense secretary candidates than Chuck Hagel.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:48 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ash Carter, Chuck Hagel, Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, Michele Fournoy

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Boehner elected speaker again, tries to elevate the House

John Boehner retains the speakership and sets the tone for the 113th Congress.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:26 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, House of Representatives, Speaker of the House John Boehner

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Getting Ryan right

Horse race coverage misses what Rep. Paul Ryan is all about

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:59 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush tax rates, Fiscal Cliff, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Gov. Tom Corbett disgraces himself

In an act of moral cluelessness, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett sues to contest the NCAA penalties leveled on Penn State.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:09 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania, Sandusky scandal

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 01/03/2013

And now there is tax reform

The GOP has an opening to champion the little guy in the context of tax reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:41 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush tax cuts, crony capitalism, Tax reform

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Moving forward without Obama

Economic cricumstances demand a debt-ceiling deal and political reality suggests cutting out Obama is the most effective way of getting there.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Morning Bits

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By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Round two of the debt debate, anyone?

Ending secret talks would improve the debt-ceiling negotiation.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:32 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Mitch McConnell, Senate

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Why is Hagel still in the mix?

Chuck Hagel is still in the mix for Defense secretary despite lacking the experience that will be critical to managing the Pentagon.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:15 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/02/2013

George W. Bush's legacy grows more impressive

With nearly all George W. Bush's tax cuts made permanent, the former president records begins to look distinguished.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush tax cuts, Fiscal Cliff, George W. Bush

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Why the left got taken to the cleaners

Despite the right's complaints, it was the left that missed an opportunity to win big.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:15 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Did Benghazi do in Hillary Clinton?

Hillary Clinton will leave office under a cloud of scandal and failure, yet her political future remains bright.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 01/02/2013

What leaders do: Cast tough votes

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Lessons learned in fiscal follies

Ten take-aways from the fiscal cliff fight.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Morning Bits

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By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 01/01/2013

To govern or not?

The House may select the worst of all economic and political worlds.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:27 PM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, House GOP, Speaker of the House Boehner

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/01/2013

McConnell and Biden to the rescue; the grandstanders holler

A fiscal cliff deal is passed in the Senate, despite right-wing grandstanders.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, Joe Biden, McConnell

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/01/2013

The Senate's Benghazi report

The Senate Homeland Security Committee paints a picture of policy failure and operational incompetence.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/01/2013

Morning Bits

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