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Right Turn: September, 2013

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 09/30/2013

All working according to plan, just not the GOP’s

The end draws near as the defund plan collapses.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:57 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Bubble Wrap conservatives

Conservative partisans need to get out more.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:42 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, conservative media, conservative movement

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 09/30/2013

A perfect storm for the far right

Maybe the GOP could benefit from some clear losses.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:16 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Hispanic conservatives, Obamacare

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Shutdown prognosis: Dicey but not dire

Don’t take the mainstream media, House GOP zealots or Sen. Ted Cruz too seriously in estimating the chance of a shutdown.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Ups and downs

Who is gaining traction and who isn’t?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ups and downs

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Sunday wrap

Who said what about whom?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:02 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday talk shows, Sunday wrap

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Why any governor over any senator?

Over the last year, we’ve learned that no Republican in the Senate is ready to be president.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, GOP 2016, Republicans 2016

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Worries about the Rouhani phone call

The president’s call with Iran’s president was troubling, as was the spin adopted by the U.S. leader.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:42 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hassan Roouhani, Iran, WMD's Israel

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 09/29/2013

Distinguished pol of the week

Who stood out from the crowd?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  distinguished pol of the week

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 09/27/2013

The Cruz menace becomes clearer

The Texas senator’s damage to the GOP has just begun.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:45 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 09/27/2013

A lot of Republicans know better

Senators and journalists who plainly know the defund strategy is a fraud nevertheless applaud Sen. Ted Cruz.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:23 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservaitve media, conservaitve movement, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Who will clean up Obama’s foreign policy mess?

GOP presidential advisers better be getting up to speed now on foreign policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:18 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, Republicans 2016

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Peddling snake oil

Sen. Ted Cruz and friends continue to tell their followers a gigantic whopper.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Ted Cruz’s logic problems

Gov. Rick Perry calls Sen. Ted Cruz’s tune?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:29 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov.. Rick Perry, Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 09/26/2013

How Cuccinelli should have talked from the start

In the Virginia gubernatorial debate, Ken Cuccinelli II showed what a winning message might have sounded like.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:13 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 09/26/2013

The GOP’s fork in the road

Republicans lack a single figurehead so they must collectively decide what they want the party to be.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:31 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cosnervative movement, GOP, Jr., Sen. Ted Cruz, William F. Buckley

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Where are we? Why is Cruz surrendering time?

Sen. Ted Cruz’s 21 hours of fame are over.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:23 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Ten things more productive than a phony filibuster

Ten ideas better than a Cruz talk-fest

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Cruz looking for way out, Coburn nails Heritage Action

In the world of Heritage Action up is down, spending caps are irrelevant.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:41 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Tom Coburn

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 09/25/2013

So long and farewell to the Obamacare fight, you appeasers

Is Cruz going to do what he promised?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:56 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Govenrment shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 09/25/2013

What happens when the fake filibuster stops?

After the current jabbering stops, won’t Cruz have to vow to filibuster anything the Senate and House can pass?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:17 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Cruz’s end game

This end game isn’t about Obamacare, it’s about Sen. Ted Cruz.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Why do Cruz and Heritage Action do what they do?

There is a serious disconnect between right-wing media and the electorate as a whole.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, Government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Obama at the U.N.

President Obama’s sorry speech at the United Nations.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:37 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Middle East

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Why Cruz’s filibuster isn’t really a filibuster

In the end, Cruz is almost alone, without even a real filibuster.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Cuccinelli struggling against McAuliffe

Terry McAuliffe is trouncing Ken Cuccinelli among women and in Northern Virginia.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/24/2013

An interesting Tuesday lunch

Question time for Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  continuing resolution, Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Mie Lee, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 09/24/2013

How to keep Obama from folding on Iran?

The secretary of state’s meeting with Iran’s foreign minister stirs bipartisan concerns.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, John Kerry, WMD's

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Cruz fizzles

Sen. Mitch McConnell nixes the Cruz gambit.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:35 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  continuing resolution, Obamacare

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 09/23/2013

What matters and what doesn’t in the Obamacare fight

Despite the headlines, certain things this week just don’t matter.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:31 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013

If our guy wins in Virginia. . . .

Get ready for a load of exaggerated punditry from the awful Virginia gubernatorial race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014, Election 2016, Ken Cuccinelli, mainstream media, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Governor

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Syria shows only decisive use of U.S. force is ‘unacceptable’

Syria is the prelude to Iran.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 09/23/2013

You’re kidding, senators, right?

The shutdown squad can’t address basic questions about its plan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Mike Lee, Obamacare, Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Ups and downs

Who’s gaining ground and who’s not

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ups and downs

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Senate clown show helps GOP governors in 2016

As the U.S. Senate devolves into silly season, the GOP governors look better all the time.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:43 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, GOP Senate, Republicans 2016

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Sunday wrap

Who said what about whom?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:46 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday shows, Sunday talk shows, Sunday wrap

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Four Virginia options

What are the options for center-right Virginia voters?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Robert Sarvis, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Governor, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Who is helping the GOP in the Senate?

Insiders hurt the GOP in the Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Ted Cruz, Senate 2016

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 09/20/2013

What did the Syria deal accomplish?

The Syria debacle plays out.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:35 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Fundraising off of political suicide

Outside groups and self-promoting gadflies seek to benefit from the GOP’s suicide.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:19 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Robert Sarvis, the other choice in the Virginia gubernatorial race

The libertarian choice for Virginia governor.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:21 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  libertarian party, Virginia Governor

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Four sides in a complicated fight

There are really four sides, not two, in the fiscal fights this fall.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:06 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Cruz and Lee found out: They’ve got nothin’

The shutdown squad has no clothes.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Preempting another Syrian-style debacle with Iran

it is urgent to head off another disastrous negotiation scam, this time with Iran.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Can either of these guys win it?

The Virginia gubernatorial race has turned into a comedy of errors by the two major party candidates.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Who is Marco Rubio?

The freshman Florida senator has confused and annoyed conservatives.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, Republicans 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Out of the Syria debacle, bipartisanship

Bipartisanship may be the result of widespread horror over the Syrian debacle.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Syria

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Ted Cruz’s blunder enrages House GOP

Sen. Ted Cruz slipped, revealing he’s got nothing more than talking points on defunding Obamacare.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:17 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  continuing resolution, Government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Steady as they go in the House

House leadership is pleased -- so far.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Government shutdown, House Republicans

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

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

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

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Arab women: The key to Middle East progress?

Women’s right are the predicate to progress in the Middle East, but also benefit from revived economies.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:27 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, human rights, Morocco, North Africa

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Is Obama losing it?

President Obama has never been less equipped to battle Congress.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:16 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Government shutdown, media

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Potemkin Syria plan collapsing already?

The president’s Syria plan is already a mess.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Obamacare and debt ceiling ping-pong

A guide to the budget Kabuki.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:16 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Government shutdown, House GOP, Obamacare, White House

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013

On Syria and Obamacare, voters reject White House spin

White House loyalists are delusional if they think the public likes the president’s health-care and Syria policies.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media bias, Obamacare, Syria

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013

The lowest turnout ever in Virginia?

Lack of voter enthusiasm is widespread in Virginia.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/17/2013

CBO report suggests a different ‘grand bargain’

The CBO says we haven’t fixed the debt problem and we’ve been focused on the wrong things.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, CBO, Debt, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Conservative victimhood

They love playing the victims.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Pacts with the devil

President Obama has consistently courted the oppressors, not defended the oppressed.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Iran, Russia, Syria

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Can Tom Cotton help the U.S. hang on?

Rep. Tom Cotton talks to Right Turn.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Rep. Tom Cotton, Syria

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Navy Yard mass murder: Not ‘cowardly,’ but evil

We should properly call the Navy Yard killings evil.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:52 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Navy Yard shootings

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Do defunding Obamacare efforts have GOP support?

The shutdown strategy proponents spark a backlash.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, House GOP, Obamacare

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Cuccinelli is losing

A shakeup in his campaign staff confirms that Ken Cuccinelli is losing the Virginia gubernatorial race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:31 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Rand Paul angers Jewish and Christian Republicans

The Kentucky senator’s foreign policy views set off a firestorm among conservatives.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:29 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Republicans 2016, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Arguments that won’t work for Joe Biden

How would Joe Biden stack up against HIllary?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:25 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2016, Hillary Clinton, VP Joe Biden

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Our nation’s new message: Bear no burden, pay nothing

Isolationism has infected both parties.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Middle East, Syria

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013

America invites parade of Middle East horribles

The folly escape our global responsibilities will be felt by innocents and U.S. allies in the Middle East.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Middle East, Syria

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Summers is the latest indication Obama is out of steam

President Obama doesn’t get his Summers, or much of anything else these days.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal reserve, Larry Summers, Obama second term

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Ups and Downs

Who’s gaining traction and who isn’t?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ups and downs

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Sunday wrap

Who said what about whom?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:32 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday shows, Sunday talk shows, Sunday wrap

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Republicans need to choose wisely

Republicans can still blow it in 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, House 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 09/15/2013

Distinguished pol of the week

Who punched above his weight this week?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  distinguished pol of the week

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Hamlet should be on stage, not in the Oval Office

President Obama plays the victim instead of leading the country.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Syria

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Rare agreement between left and right: Obama’s foreign policy is a disaster

The nadir of American foreign policy execution creates opportunity for something better.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Middle East, Russia, Syria

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Rand Paul clueless about the 9/11 attackers’ motives

Rand Paul doesn’t understand 9/11.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:12 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  9-11, Sen. Rand Paul, War on terrorism

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Why are non-interventionists whining?

Those who opposed U.S. action in Syria have no business complaining about the outcome and the Russians’ triumph.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, Russia, Syria

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Handing the foreign policy reins to Putin

Decline is a choice President Obama has chosen.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:08 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Russia, Syria

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Ted Cruz knows nothing about Jesse Helms

Ted Cruz doesn’t understand Syria or Jesse Helms.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Sen. Ted Cruz, Syria

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Snatch defeat from jaws of victory on Obamacare?

Only the GOP can destroy its advantage on Obamacare.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate 2014

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

The anti-interventionists did worse than Obama

The anti-interventionist right-wingers were further off base than even President Obama on Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Russia, Syria

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 09/12/2013

10 reasons why it’s now worse

The president hurt himself with Tuesday’s speech for at least 10 reasons.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Syria, WMD's

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

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/11/2013

You can fool some of the people. . .

President Obama is found out quicker than expected.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, Russia, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Obama hangs his top aides (repeatedly) out to dry

President Obama has undercut and made his top foreign policy advisers untrustworthy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Kerry, Russia, Samantha Power, Syira, United Nations

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

Obamacare debate becomes liberalism’s last stand

It is now merely a fight to prevent those meanie Republicans from blocking a plan the public doesn’t want or like

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Big Labor, Liberalism, Obamacare

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Obama panned by key constituency: The media

President Obama’s address was the last straw for many in the once-adoring media.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  liberal media, mainstream media, Syria

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Here’s a resolution for you

The Congress needs to pass a resolution -- and here it is.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Middle East, Syria, WMD's

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

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits, Russia, Syria

Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Obama’s Syria speech: An illogical argument from a paralyzed president

Maybe Obama should have cancelled the speech.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:42 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Beyond Syria

President Obama makes Russia top dog in the Middle East.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, Russia, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Heritage Action continues to undermine Republicans

Democrats must be delighted that Heritage Action is going to such lengths to undermine Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:39 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  farm bill, Government shutdown, Heritage

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 09/10/2013

What should conservatives be for?

Republicans should advise the president and not rubber stamp a silly U.N. gimmick.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:12 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, WMD's

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/10/2013

GOP can do better than Obamacare for a fraction of the cost

Republicans have an opening to present an alternative to Obamacare that is better for consumers and a fraction of the cost.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, House GOP, Obamacare

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Hillary has her own Syria problem

Her words summoned up memories of missteps while she ran the State Department.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Syria

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Obama’s foreign policy hits rock bottom

President Obama runs to Russia for help, willing to let Assad remain in power.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:36 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/10/2013

President Obama needs to say, ‘Never mind. . .’

Look no further than the president if his Syria pitch fails.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Middle East, Syria

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits, Syria

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 09/09/2013

If no on Syria, Obama’s to blame

Today was the last straw for many lawmakers on Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:05 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Syria, WMD's

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

Make the feds responsible for the ‘navigators’

The Obamacare exchanges make the Syria campaign seem adept.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:01 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Republicans criticize White House PR blitz

Republicans are virtually pleading with the administration to improve its salesmanship.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:32 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Specious economic arguments against Syrian action

Right-wing opponents of action in Syria are making false bottom-line arguments.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Syria

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

What about the voters?

Lawmakers should not be cowed by public opinion polling on Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Polls, Syria

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/09/2013

A “no” vote is . . .

A 'no' vote is the worst of all choices.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, Syria, WMD's

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

Lose-lose for Democrats

Democrats have no good choices.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House Democrats, Senate, Syria

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

Ups and downs

Who's gaining steam and who isn't?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ups and downs

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

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

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

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 09/08/2013

Sunday wrap

Who said what about whom?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:30 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday talk shows, Sunday wrap

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 09/08/2013

Rubio and others run from internationalism when it matters

Why are Republicans flinching on Syria?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:10 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Marco Rubio, Syria

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

Distinguished pol of the week

Who stood out from the crowd?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Distinguished pol, distinguished pol of the week, Syria

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Fire, ready, aim in Syria

The prresident's mistakes in dealing with Syria are piling up.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:44 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Something is better than nothing in Syria

Critics of intervention in Syria are kidding themselves if they think nothing is better than something that will tip the balance away from Assad and his Iranian allies.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Cuccinelli wants to engage on Syria?!

The Virginia attorney general reminds us why many people don't want him as governor.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Republicans choose sides on Syria

The Syria vote is a defining moment for many GOP lawmakers.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Syria, Ted Cruz, WMD's

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Lousy jobs numbers

The August figures are the norm for the Obama economy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:19 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Jobs

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Hats off to Samantha Power

Samantha Power stands up to Russia and the United Nations.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Samantha Power, Syria, United Nations

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Happy New Year

Back on Friday.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:02 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rosh Hashanah

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Obama is losing the Syria resolution vote

The Syria resolution will fail without more from the president.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:18 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 09/04/2013

McCain rejects narrow resolution language

The president loses ground, risks defeat.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:40 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. John McCain, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Hillary’s problem is her record, not her Syria stance

Hillary Clinton endorses Syria military action.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton, Syria

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Obama pretends ‘red line’ isn’t his

President Obama can't run from his own red line.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, WMD's

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Kerry vs. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz: No contest

Picking out responsible GOP foreign policy leaders is now easy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Senate GOP, Syria

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Thanks for clearing that up, Mr. President

Having shown the complete unworkability of liberal foreign policy nostrums, President Obama may now be able to chart a course forward.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:17 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, Syira

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Rubio voting no on Syria?

The Florida senator risks losing his foreign policy credibility.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:24 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Marco Rubio, Syria

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

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

Obama looks to pro-Israel community

In unprecedented fashion Israel groups raise alarm over Syria resolution and plead on President Obama's behalf.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:06 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Syria

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 09/03/2013

What are GOP leaders doing on Syria?

GOP House and Senate leaders will support the president on Syria, but say the president has to sell the attack himself.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:36 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Sen. Marco Rubio, Senate GOP, Syria

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

An untrustworthy commander in chief

President Obama has lost the trust in serving as commander in chief.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, National Security, Syira

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 09/03/2013

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Lindsey Graham on Syria

Sen. Lindsey Graham: I'm not going to support a strike with no plan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:16 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Lindsey Graham, Syria

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Opponents of a military strike are confused

Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz talk gibberish about Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nationall security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Is Obama saying the same thing to everyone?

There is confusion about what President Obama's "limited" strike entails.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. John McCain, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Syira, WMD's

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Grilling the secretaries: What should Congress ask them?

Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel must be asked hard questions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:56 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Where isolationism leads

Isolationism is dangerous and ultimately immoral.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 09/02/2013

A few questions on Kerry and Syria

Secretary John Kerry has earned his pay, but more questions await him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:03 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Kerry, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 09/02/2013

What is a Republican to do?

What a responsible Republican should do on the Syria resolution.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:08 AM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, War powers, WMD's

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/02/2013

Obama’s politicizing national security

The president has politicized an issue of war and peace, diminished his credibility and made the chairman of the joint chiefs looks foolish.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joint chiefs of staff, Syria, War powers

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 09/02/2013

Ups and Downs

Who and what are gaining steam?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ups and downs

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 09/02/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 09/01/2013

Sunday wrap

Who said what about whom?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:35 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday shows, Sunday talk show, Sunday wrap

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

Open questions on Syria

President Obama's comments on Syria raise many questions for him and other politicians.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:02 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, WMD's

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/01/2013

On the bright side, this week

The disturbing performance by President Obama on Syria may hold the promise of improved and bipartisan foreign policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, Syria

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 09/01/2013

Distinguished pols of the week

Who stood out?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  distinguished pol of the week

 

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