More Byron York Articles

  • 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 --...

  • Podcast: Byron York and Timothy P. Carney on gay marriage and religious liberty

    Washington Examiner political columnists Byron York and Timothy P. Carney met up on the podcast to talk about the battle over gay marriage and religious freedom.

  • Plenty of ammo for anti-Obamacare ads in New York Times

    Some conservative political groups have run into trouble making ads that criticize Obamacare. The ads were intended to showcase "horror stories" from the Democrats' national health care overhaul, but instead attracted zealous fact-checking and ferocious pushback from media outlets and liberal...

  • Modest Obamacare reforms insured more people than massive system overhaul

    The Los Angeles Times, citing studies and information the Obama administration most certainly knows about but won't release, reports that 9.5 million previously uninsured people now have health coverage because of Obamacare. Look for that 9.5 million, or perhaps a rounded-up 10 million, to be...

  • Non-candidate Huckabee 'encouraged' by poll showing 2016 lead

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won eight primaries and caucuses in the 2008 Republican presidential race, says a new poll showing him tied for the lead of the 2016 GOP primary race is "encouraging." The poll, done by Washington-based WPA Opinion Research, shows Huckabee and Rand Paul...

  • Evangelical leader shows how GOP can finesse gay marriage

    In 2008, both Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain supported defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In 2012, only Republican Mitt Romney supported traditional marriage, Obama having announced a change of heart six months before the election. What about 2016? It's...

  • GOP finds unwinding Obamacare vexing now that it's taken root

    Republicans are still determined to repeal Obamacare, even though they have famously failed to unite behind an alternative. Now, it is dawning on some in the GOP that even if they succeed in repealing the Affordable Care Act, and even if they pass an alternative, they will still have to come up...

  • Katrina victims live out Hollywood eco-agenda

    The daringly designed, environmentally sophisticated houses being built in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward to replace homes wrecked by Hurricane Katrina don't seem to appeal to the people they were intended to help.

  • It's the economy, stupid! The real lesson of Florida race

    In the past few days, Democrats have experienced something close to a mass freakout regarding their chances in this November's midterm elections

  • No, House Republicans haven't voted 50 times to repeal Obamacare

    It has become a truism that House Republicans have voted dozens and dozens of times -- at least 50 in all -- to repeal Obamacare. "They have been obsessed with repealing the Affordable Care Act," President Obama told a Democratic National Committee meeting in Washington last month. "You know...

  • In jam over Obamacare, Dems don't know which way to turn

    When it comes to Obamacare, many Democrats take comfort in polls showing a small majority of voters, or at least a plurality, oppose repealing the Affordable Care Act. To them, that proves the Republicans' do-away-with-it position is out of sync with voters as this November's midterm elections...

  • Florida race shows Democrats' Obamacare dilemma

    The widely respected Florida political analyst Adam Smith sees big problems for Democrats in the loss of Alex Sink to Republican David Jolly in the special election to fill the House seat from Florida's 13th Congressional District.



From the Weekly Standard

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  • Kennedy’s Question

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