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Right Turn: July, 2013

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Running away from his own words already?

The Texas senator tries to wriggle away from his own words.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:56 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Immigration reformers are not taking the summer off

Reform advocates are using the summer recess to make their case to House members.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:32 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration reform

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Tom Cotton runs for Senate

Sen. Mark Pryor gets the bad news: Rep. Tom Cotton is challenging him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:43 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Senate 2016

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 07/31/2013

GDP boost? Eh

The latest numbers are awful and we shouldn't be misled by low expectations.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:56 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, GDP

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Make the president a counteroffer

The president's latest grand bargain makes little policy sense, but he's right about stripping out the no-can-do items.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Jobs, taxes

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Ten reasons Sen. Marco Rubio should think twice

The Florida senator shouldn't be sitting at the kids' table.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Did the South win Pickett's charge, Sen. Cruz?

If the Texas senator thinks the Clinton-Gingrich government shutdown was a win for the GOP, then he wasn't paying attention.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:29 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Christie flattens Rand Paul

The New Jersey governor shows how to dissect an opponent, in this case the clueless Kentucky senator.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Why immigration reform isn't a hopeless cause

House Republicans haven't given up on immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:46 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Why so many Chicken Little's on the right?

Too many conservatives are drinking the anti-defense Kool -Aid

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:36 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, NSA, Terrorism

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Huma, Hillary and humiliation

The Clintons don't think imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Cruz is right: The GOP should be 'scared'

Ted Cruz has it partially right about 'scared' Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, GOP, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Ted Cruz and the company he keeps

The Texas senator shows he's not smart or sophisticated, but is intoxicated by right-wingers' attention.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Egypt unravels as America sits by

Egypt spins out of control while the U.S. sits mutely.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:33 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt, Middle East

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Can't anyone play this game?

Five things each of the Virginia gubernatorial candidates can do to raise the bar.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:17 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Vrignia

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/29/2013

The 'dumbest idea': Threatening to defund Obamacare

It's a move that makes no sense.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Consternation over Israeli prisoner release

Releasing murderers for useless peace talks defies logic.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:31 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Middle East

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Ups and downs

Who's up and who's not?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ups and downs

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 07/28/2013

Sunday wrap

Who said what about whom?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:31 PM ET, 07/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday shows, Sunday talk shows

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/28/2013

Where is the "replace" part on Obamacare?

House Republicans should offer their own health-care reform bill.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Obamacare, Rep. Eric Cantor

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 07/28/2013

Distinguished pols of the week

Who punched above their weight?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 07/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  distinguished pol of the week

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Face-off on national security

Gov. Chris Christie takes on libertarian know-nothings on terrorism.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:46 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, National Security, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Empty threats on a shutdown

The threats to shut down the government this fall over Obamacare will never amount to much.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Dear Secretary Sebelius

The HHS secretary is recruiting bloggers to hype Obamacare.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:22 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Anthony Weiner needs to go away

Anthony Weiner's wife shouldn't be enabling his jaw-dropping pathology.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, New York mayor

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/26/2013

A coup by any other name

President Obama should stop defying U.S. law and announce whether the Egyptian junta has staged a coup.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Abortion polling

New polling suggests weakness in support for abortion on demand, anytime and for any reason.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:31 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Boehner pummels King

The speaker takes down the odious Iowa representative.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Killing the medical device industry

President Obama talks a lot, but his policies are killing a critical industry that creates high-skilled jobs.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Obamacare, taxes

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 07/25/2013

GOP governors take on Obamacare's exchanges

Governors who refused to help implement an unworkable health-care scheme deserve credit.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:37 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Obamacare

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 07/25/2013

The national-security punching bag

The House defeats the anti-NSA measure, but partisan foolishness endangers national security.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:44 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, NSA

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Obama's recycled rhetoric

President Obama delivered a dreary speech we've heard many times before.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Obama second term

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Look who loves the Senate immigration bill

Immigration reform is popular in some interesting places.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:32 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/24/2013

House vote on dismantling NSA anti-terror program

A showboating right winger forces a vote to dismantle a successful and legal anti-terror program.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, National Security, Terrorism

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 07/24/2013

GOP leaders slam racist comments

In slamming Rep. Steve King's noxious comments on immigrants, GOP heavyweights shows where the center of gravity is.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:22 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration reform Dream Act

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Why are Obama's poll numbers crashing?

The president's steep decline in the polls leaves him few options for the remainder of his term.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:04 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama second term, Polls

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Questions for New Yorkers

A few questions for New Yorkers in light of the mayoral candidate's (latest) confession.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, New York

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Get ready for containment

Gen. Dempsey points the way toward containment of Iran, something the president said he'd never do.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, National Security, Syria

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Dems' enthusiasm for Obamacare waning

Democrats don't like Obamacare all that much either.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:46 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, healthcare, Obamacare

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 07/23/2013

McDonnell finally apologizes

Belatedly the Virginia governor provides the money he owes on loans from Star Scientific.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:11 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Syria: More excuses to do nothing

The Pentagon brass gives Obama all the excuse he needs to do nothing on Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:54 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Pentagon, Syria

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Immigration dance

The House is using the Senate Gang of Eight bill to pivot toward immigration reform that can pass both houses.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:07 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration reform, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 07/23/2013

The shrinking president

President Obama takes to the road with little to offer.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:13 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Obama second term

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 07/23/2013

Who is in charge of this administration?

The Pentagon chief sounds like someone else is responsible for the devastation of our armed services.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:52 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, defense spending

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/23/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Rand Paul's dangerous demagoguery

Rand Paul cuts loose the Southern Avenger and lets loose a string of untruths in a speech to veterans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:09 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 07/22/2013

A stalled economy, a president out of steam

President Obama has one response to economic stagnation and political failure -- campaign.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:09 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Obamacare

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Iran: Missed opportunities and false hope

Iran has learned to manipulate the West while we have failed to act decisively against the mullahs.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:31 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Iran, nuclear proliferation

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Cruz has it wrong, again

Sen. Ted Cruz misunderstands presidential politics.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:34 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Can a popular Wyoming conservative be beaten?

Beating Mike Enzi will be hard but it's not impossible.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Liz Cheney, Sen. Mike Enzi, Senate 2016

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Ups and downs

Who's gaining traction and who isn't?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ups and downs

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Virginia gubernatorial debate: Five takeaways

Round one in the Virginia slugfest shows just how negative the race will be.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:48 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 07/21/2013

Sunday wrap

Who said what about whom?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:32 PM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday shows, Sunday talk show, Sunday wrap

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 07/21/2013

Peace process antics

John Kerry's announcement is overblown.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Middle East, peace process

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/21/2013

Democrats' false sense of security

Democrats have problems of their own.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Obama second term

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/21/2013

Distinguished pol of the week

Who stood head and shoulders above the rest?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Distinguished pol, distinguished pol of the week, Sen. Max Baucus

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 07/19/2013

President Obama's sad view of America

The president weighed in yet again on the George Zimmerman trial, undoing some of the closure he had provided earlier.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:27 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Race, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Return of the hawks

The free pass for the isolationist right is over as pro-military Republicans step up to the plate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, National Security

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Cuccinelli gets a break

The Republican candidate is holding his own in the Virginia gubernatorial race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Disastrous reversal for Obama

Obama flip-flops on Bashar al-Assad.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Bipartisanship abounds

Bipartisanship is in pretty good shape.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Senate

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 07/18/2013

A gloating GOP needs an Obamacare alternative

Republicans can't vote merely to repeal or delay parts of Obamacare; they need an alternative.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:32 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  heatlhcare, House GOP, Obamacare

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Immigration politics

Doing nothing on immigration reform is a career-killer for Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:23 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Imigration reform, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 07/18/2013

In praise of the world's policeman

Samantha Power should defend the world's only policeman.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Samantha Power, United Nations

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Like father, like son: Rand and Ron's dark vision

The Kentucky senator really is his father's son.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Time to make Assad lose

It is time to make Bashar al-Assad lose.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, Syria

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Virginia's race for governor: Voters not fully engaged

Ken Cuccinelli holds a small lead in the governor's race, but many Virginians haven't focused on the election.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:57 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Holder indicts America

The attorney general fans the flames of racial antagonism.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOJ, Eric Holder, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Egypt comes full circle

Egypt's political system is reverting to form, with an alienated and violent Muslim Brotherhood convinced democracy is a sham.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt, human rights

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Why run against Mike Enzi?

The question is whether Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) has done anything to justify his reelection.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:37 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Liz Cheney, Sen. Mike Enzi, Senate 2014

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read link to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Once again, it's the E.U. vs. Israel

The E.U. may be broke and powerless, but it never passes up the chance to bash Israel.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:08 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Europe, Israel

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Filibuster charade ends

The kabuki dance over the Senate's filibuster rules ends with an expected retreat by the Democrats.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:44 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Filibuster, Senate

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Will DOJ attorneys think twice?

DOJ attorneys risk charges of professional misconduct if they bring a case without factual grounds for conviction.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOJ, George Zimmerman, media

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Exceptionalism brings with it obligation

Exceptionalism is a fact, but not a foreign policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:13 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Rubio rakes it in

Sen. Marco Rubio's fundraising prowess increases.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Parting company with Arab allies on Egypt

The U.S. can't join Sunni states rooting for military rule in Egypt.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/15/2013

What about Iran?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sounds the alarm on Iran, again.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 07/15/2013

GOP catches a break in Montana

The GOP can flip the Senate, if it does five things right.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, GOP Senate, Max Baucus

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Obama can't stop politicizing the courts

President Obama views courts as politics by other means.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, President Obama, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Ups and downs

Who's gaining traction and who isn't?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ups and downs

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 07/14/2013

Sunday wrap

Who said what about whom?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:02 PM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday shows, Sunday talk show

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 07/14/2013

Rand Paul digs deeper

The Kentucky senator digs himself into a deeper hole.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/14/2013

What is the conservative alternative to Obama's foreign policy?

President Obama's foreign policy has been a train wreck, but conservatives have to come up with a viable alternative.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Foreign policy, National Security

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/14/2013

Distinguished pol of the week

Who stood out?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  distinguished pol of the week

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 07/13/2013

George Zimmerman acquitted

George Zimmerman is acquitted; many are disgraced.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:27 PM ET, 07/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Media bias, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Napolitano exits

Don't believe the hype about the Homeland Security secretary's decision to leave.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:27 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration reform, Obama cabinet

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Immigration reform muddles along

The House isn't burying immigration reform; it is polishing it for conservative consumption.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:23 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Jack Hunter and Rand Paul 'playing the game'

Sen. Rand Paul's association with and defense of an avowedly pro-secessionist aide may have permanently damaged his campaign to gain respectability.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:26 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  civil rights, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 07/12/2013

Unraveling Obamacare

House Republicans are ready to force Obamacare-crippling votes that will be ahrd for Democrats to resist.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Indiviudal mandate, Obamacare

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/12/2013

A drifting presidency

President Obama's standing is getting worse and isn't likely to be reversed anytime soon.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, President Obama, Second Term

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/12/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Zimmerman prosecution: 'Justice' or travesty?

The Zimmerman trial exemplifies abuse of prosecutorial discretion.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Wheels turning on immigration -- slowly

The House may find itself closer to the Senate on immigration reform than many imagine.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:22 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, immigration

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/11/2013

On Egypt: Don't break the law, amend it

How t deal with Egyptian aid.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/11/2013

The dumbest excuse yet

House opponents of immigration reform are running out of excuses.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 07/11/2013

NSA expert: It's legal

The NSA metadata program is legal and constitutional, despite hysterical lawmakers' claims.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSA, Terrorism

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:03 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Republicans should follow the leader

Republicans should figure out why Chris Christie is so popular.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, Governors

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Immigration reform grinds to a crawl

Immigration reform faces a steep uphill climb in the House.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, House GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Amateur hour at the White House

In foreign and domestic policy the flubs and missteps pile up until no one knows what the president really wants or how he is going to get it.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:05 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Obama second term, President Obama, Student loans

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Who is out of step on immigration?

The loudest anti-immigration reform voices are entirely out of touch with real GOP primary voters, a new poll confirms.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:35 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/10/2013

House immigration follies

There are multiple reasons why House action on immigration is critical.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Rand Paul needs to recover from his rehabilitation

Sen. Rand Paul's office won't denounce aide's racist views, continues string of belly flops.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Comey's testimony rankles former colleagues

James Comey's colleagues strike back at 'moral preening.'

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FBI, James Commey

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Who's in charge in Egypt? In the Obama administration?

With the Egyptian crisis in full swing, no one in the U.S. administration seems responsible for dealing with it.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt, Foreign policy

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Ten silly anti-immigration reform arguments

The anti-immigration reform arguments are thin and shopworn.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:34 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Comey's troubling testimony

FBI nominee James Comey tells a curious tale under oath.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:06 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FBI, Terrorism, waterboarding

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Rand Paul's newest problem

Sen. Rand Paul's hiring of a radical rightwinger reignites doubts about his viability.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:16 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Calling the House's bluff on immigration

The House Republicans will need to put up or shut up on immigration reform as their hysterics about an unsecure border meet reality.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Zimmerman deserves a fair shake in court, if not the media

What the left-wing media said the George Zimmerman trial was about and what it really is are entirely different matters.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Media bias, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Rick Perry hangs it up, or does he?

The Texas governor is leaving the mansion, but he might give the presidency one more shot.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:23 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov.. Rick Perry

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/08/2013

The world according to Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul's foreign policy ignorance wouldn't be of much mention, except that he aspires to be commander in chief.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Is Christie the GOP's best 2016 candidate?

Gov. Chris Christie is one effective vote-getter.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 07/08/2013

What now in Egypt?

U.S. policy needs to shift from pro-Morsi to pro-liberty for Egypt.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:57 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Everyone now agrees: Obamacare can't be implemented

Now the president has admitted Obamacare doesn't work we need healthcare reform 2.0.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:17 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  employer mandate, health care, Obamacare

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Liz Cheney for Senate?

Why is the New York Times running a hit piece on Liz Cheney?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Liz Cheney, Media bias

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Ups and downs

Who's gaining steam and who's not?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ups and downs

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 07/07/2013

Sunday wrap

Who said it?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:41 PM ET, 07/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday shows, Sunday talk show

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/07/2013

Five foreign policy lessons Obama hasn't learned

The administration has an extraordinary record of ignoring basic national security lessons.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, Russia, Syria

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/07/2013

Distinguished pol of the week

Who punched above his weight?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  distinguished pol of the week

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Zimmerman's prosecution: Vigilante justice?

Columnists can rail but prosecutors have to prove a legal case beyond a reasonable doubt, which is why the Zimmerman case is a travesty.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:52 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  crimminal law, George Zimmerman, Media bias, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 07/05/2013

Jobs numbers, Obamacare worries

Obamacare is turning the workforce into an army of part time employees.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:24 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, employment, Obamacare

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 07/05/2013

First the coup, then the crackdown

The crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood by the new military government of Egypt spells trouble for U.S.-Egypt relations.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Foreign policy, human rights

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/05/2013

No minor stratch for Obamacare

Obamacare's ornate structure and huge bureaucracy are beginning to kill the patient.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 07/05/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/04/2013

Enjoy the 4th of July

Chat among yourselves. We'll be back on Friday.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open thread

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 07/03/2013

That was quick -- Morsi's out

The army executes a coup, but now what?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:30 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt, human rights

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Suspend and replace

Time to freeze Obamacare, reassess, and come up with simple substitute

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:41 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Why is Kerry spending his time in Israel?

John Kerry has a peculiar affinity for the useless "peace process."

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, John Kerry, Middle East

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Egypt teeters on the brink of chaos

Egypt on the edge of chaos.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:16 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Any second thoughts on second-degree murder?

George Zimmerman's trial is a travesty and many in the media are complicit.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Media bias, Trayyvon Martin

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Which is worse?

Which is in worse shape: Obama's domestic or foreign policy agenda?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  foreign affairs, Obama second term, Obamacare

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Employer mandate delay -- pulling on a string

Suspending the employer mandate creates a political and policy nightmare for the administration.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Seven reasons Obamacare's employer mandate delay is a huge deal

White House delays employer mandate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:18 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Morsi's time limited?

If Morsi goes, it matters less who follows than how they behave.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:59 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt, human rights

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 07/02/2013

A really good reason not to legalize pot

What if pot is really dangerous for some people?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:32 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drugs, mental health

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Fighting back

The pro-immigration right fights back -- hard.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, GOP 2016, Immigration reform

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Egypt: Little U.S. influence, few good choices

The U.S. is between a rock and a hard place in Egypt, the result of inept policy execution.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt, Middle East

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Rick Perry regroups on the abortion fight

Pro-life advocates need to stick to what is important in the abortion debate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Gov.. Rick Perry, Texas

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:48 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Putin slaps down Obama, again

The Russian president continues to humiliate President Obama.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:55 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Snowden, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Rubio in trouble?

Rubio's foes claim he is hurting from the immigration fight, but where is the evidence?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, GOP 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Gay marriage: A lesson in tolerance, not approval

Is this the best the anti-gay-marriage proponents have?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:55 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay marriage, Jim DeMint, Same sex marriage

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013

On the wrong side, again, in Egypt

Obama backs the repressive Muslim Brotherhood president, while secular Egyptians on the street denounce the United States.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Foriegn policy, Middle East

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Ups and downs

What's on the upswing and what's not

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:34 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ups and downs

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

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

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

 

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