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Boehner rips Cruz: 'Lucifer in the flesh,' 'miserable son of a bitch'

Former House Speaker John Boehner ripped into Ted Cruz at an event Wednesday night, by referring to him as "lucifer in the flesh."...  Read more

Donald Trump, Bob Knight Collude to Steal All the Straight Talk

There was only one man in the Hoosier state who could have taken the stage and been as frank, unrestrained, carefree, confrontational and colorful as Donald Trump...  Read more

A Supreme Election

Elections matter, affecting even the appointment of judges, as the Merrick Garland nomination demonstrates...  Read more

Half of Americans think presidential nominating system 'rigged'

Fifty one percent of likely voters believe the primary system is rigged against some presidential hopefuls, according to a new poll...  Read more

In state after state, strong GOP support for Trump's Muslim proposal

Donald Trump has moved the Republican debate on all sorts of subjects...  Read more

Obama’s criminal justice reform report: More police, higher minimum wage

The Obama administration, citing a cost-benefit analysis, thinks it can drive a 16 percent reduction in crime by spending $10 billion to increase police forces nationwide...  Read more

Billionaire liberal using Super PAC to buy millennial vote for $25 million

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is spending big bucks to influence the 2016 election, and he is banking on millennials...  Read more

Cruz Campaign Vetting Carly for VP

Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is vetting Carly Fiorina as a potential running mate, THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned...  Read more

Clinton’s State Dept. opposed minimum wage hike, “worked closely” with huge corporations

Thanks to Wikileaks, we now know more about Sec. Hillary Clinton’s record on the minimum wage: $.62 per hour is too high...  Read more

So long telecommuting: Obama overtime rules squash flexibility

New regulations for overtime pay limit flexibility and will affect women and millennials hardest of all workers...  Read more

Obama calls North Korea a 'massive challenge'

President Obama called North Korea's "erratic" behavior "a massive challenge." He also said that dictator Kim Jong-un is "irresponsible enough that we don't want them getting close" to U.S. allies...  Read more

For months, Donald Trump ignored John Kasich. Now, he's letting him have it

After Ohio Gov. John Kasich's deal with the Texas senator to double-team Donald Drumpf, Kasich has moved squarely back into Drumpf's crosshairs...  Read more

For Earth Day, Barack and David Recycle Some Cliches

In the quarter-center I’ve spent studying British relations with Europe, I have never seen, or read, a performance that recapitulated as many cliches as President Obama's press conference with Prime Minister Cameron on Friday...  Read more

So the Islamic State is committing genocide. Now what?

Secretary of State John Kerry was commended for making "the accurate, right and just decision" to designate Islamic State atrocities as genocide...  Read more

Is this John McCain's last stand?

John McCain, an Arizona Republican who has served in the senate for five terms, is facing a tough challenge from Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, a new poll suggests...  Read more

Students freak out as Tennessee votes to defund “Office for Diversity and Inclusion”

A move months in the making has finally come to fruition as both Tennessee houses have voted to defund the University of Tennessee’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion at the Knoxville location...  Read more

Does Ted Cruz have a student loan problem? Maybe not

Ted Cruz has won the support of youth voters in some state primaries, but some are saying he may lose future voters for his position on student loans...  Read more

Rand Paul launches massive libertarian ‘War on Poverty’

and Paul wants to re-launch the War on Poverty — with a libertarian twist...  Read more