More Byron York Articles

  • Marco Rubio's long, hard fall in New Hampshire

    There's a new edition of the WMUR/University of New Hampshire Granite State poll of the nation's first primary state. There's no surprise in who is leading the Republican presidential pack: Sen. Rand Paul has led or been tied for the lead in four of the five Granite State polls since April of...

  • Mark Zuckerberg group's attack on Steve King sends message to GOP immigration reform foes

    Why would Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook billionaire born and raised in New York, educated in Massachusetts, and now based in California, have any particular interest in the politics of Iowa's rural 4th Congressional District? Because the area is home to Republican Rep. Steve King, one of the...

  • Midterms may hinge on whether Obamacare losers outvote the winners

    When it comes to the politics of Obamacare, there's really only one question that matters: How many Americans are benefiting from the new health care system, and how many are hurting? Problem is, we know more about the first part of the question than the second. Obamacare's advocates have...

  • Rising GOP star Susana Martinez strikes back after left-wing site calls her 'nasty, petty, juvenile, vindictive'

    On Wednesday, Mother Jones -- the publication that first revealed the secretly recorded Mitt Romney "47 percent" video -- published a piece attacking New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.

  • Amid reports of imminent executive action, Obama urges House to move on immigration reform

    President Obama released a statement on Wednesday urging the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

  • Louisiana GOP: Mary Landrieu ad fakery sign of deeper problem with campaign

    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., in a neck-and-neck race for re-election, is taking a lot of criticism over a new ad — her first this season — depicting herself taking on "Washington" to protect the interests of Louisiana's oil and gas industries.

  • Study finds more immigrants equals more Democrats --- and more losses for GOP

    Republicans are famously divided on immigration reform, but Democrats pretty much unanimously support it. There's a reason for that. In stark, partisan political terms, continuing the high level of immigration of recent decades, and certainly increasing immigration as envisioned by many...

  • GOP leaders vow continued scrutiny of Obamacare

    House Republicans want a true measurement of Obamacare's performance. How many Americans have genuinely enrolled? How many were previously uninsured? What about Medicaid? But it turns out that even though lawmakers have demanded information from the administration and passed legislation to get...

  • Short on accomplishments, Hillary leans on Bill and Barack to sell candidacy

    Last week Hillary Clinton gave what appeared at first to be a rambling and unfocused answer when asked to name the proudest achievement of her four years as Secretary of State. The short version is, she doesn't have one. But Clinton's words make a lot more sense when seen not as a non-answer to...

  • Mike Huckabee looking at 'trend of support' to make 2016 decision

    A poll by Suffolk University shows Huckabee at the front of the Republican pack, this time in Iowa, the state that will kick off the caucus and primary process.

  • If Jeb Bush fears 'mudfight,' he's not ready for 2016

    Does Jeb Bush sound like a man who wants to run for president? In an extended interview with Fox News' Shannon Bream, the former Florida governor gave the impression of someone who would like to be president but has been out of the game for a while and isn't particularly eager to jump in the...

  • Can a Louisiana Tea Partier beat the GOP establishment choice?

    Even though a lot of reporting on the Louisiana Senate race has focused on the head-to-head Landrieu-Cassidy matchup, there will be more GOP candidates than just Cassidy on the ballot this November.

  • Democrats worry a lot about global warming --- everybody else, not so much

    A new Gallup survey shows a stark partisan divide in Americans' beliefs on global warming. About one-third of the public -- mostly Democrats -- say they worry "a great deal" about global warming, while a much larger number, mostly Republicans and independents, say they worry about warming "only...

  • Democrats squawk as cracks form in immigration coalition

    Immigration reform advocates are fond of citing broad support for their cause. But in fact the coalition behind the Senate Gang of Eight comprehensive reform bill is fragile and loosely cobbled together. How could Big Labor and the Chamber of Commerce and the tech world and Big Agriculture all...

  • Louisiana Senate race a battle of pork, policies and political legacies

    MANDEVILLE, La. -- The conventional wisdom is that the Senate race between three-term Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy will be about Obamacare. Will Landrieu's vote for the president's national health care scheme -- the decisive vote, as Republicans often point out --...



From the Weekly Standard

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    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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