Kurtz: 32 Years Ago Today, Berkeley Students Cheered Upon Learning Rea

March 30th, 2013 10:11 PM
Two years ago today, I chronicled wire service reports which appeared shortly after John Hinckley's unsuccessful attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981 reporting that schoolchildren in many parts of the country cheered when they heard that he had been shot. At the time, I suggested that school teachers and administrators who were appalled at the reactions might…

For Not Having 'Members,' the New Party With Which Obama Was Associate

June 9th, 2012 12:21 PM
At National Review (here and here), Stanley Kurtz has proven beyond doubt that Barack Obama sought the far-left New Party's endorsement in 1996. In the process, he has rendered a central claim made by the Obama campaign at its "Fight the Smears" web site in 2008 ("Barack Did Not Seek New Party Endorsement") and swallowed whole by the gullible establishment press utterly…

White House Creates New Position to Attack Administration Critics on T

May 24th, 2011 5:31 PM
The White House is amping up its vigilance in silencing its critics with the creation of a new communications position designed to respond to unfavorable online stories about the President. Attacking critics is nothing new for the administration, and the creation of this position is only the latest effort to throw the considerable weight of the White House bully pulpit behind efforts to…

Open Thread: Revisiting Obama's 'Socialist' Roots

February 2nd, 2011 9:47 AM
In the latest series of the Hoover Institution's fantastic webshow "Uncommon Knowledge", Peter Robinson interviews author and National Review contributor Stanley Kurtz about his new book "Radical in Chief". The book explores Barack Obama's history as a leftist community organizer. Kurtz contends that Obama is, in fact, a socialist, though he admits that the term…

Playboy: CNBC's Santelli Part of Vast Anti-Obama Conspiracy

March 1st, 2009 2:32 AM

Stanley Kurtz: Media Near-Silent on Obama Ties to New Party and ACORN

October 20th, 2008 9:18 AM

Mitchell: Nobody Claims Obama Worked Closely With Ayers

October 17th, 2008 2:58 PM
They [the RNC] are calling voters, cold calls, and saying to them, what about William Ayers and the close working relationship he had [with Obama], which is not true by anybody's count . .  . It certainly is a mischaracterization of the relationship. -- Andrea Mitchell to Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.), MSNBC 10-17-08.Andrea Mitchell, meet Stanley Kurtz . . . It's turning into Andrea Mitchell Day here. …

Obama Spokesman Robert Gibbs: Hannity, Fox News ‘Anti-Semitic

October 8th, 2008 3:26 PM
On Tuesday’s Hannity and Colmes program top Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs displayed the latest example of the Democratic campaign attempting to whitewash their opponents. When co-host Sean Hannity asked him about Obama’s connections to William Ayers, Gibbs shot back, "Are you anti-Semitic?" He then changed the entire subject of the discussion to whether Hannity was anti-Semitic for…

CNN’s Drew Griffin Does a Real Fact-Check on Obama/Ayers Connection

October 7th, 2008 4:21 PM
During a report on Monday’s Anderson Cooper 360 program, CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin presented many of the missing details about the relationship between Barack Obama and left-wing terrorist William Ayers that two earlier "Truth Squad" reports on the network on Sunday and Monday omitted. Griffin stated that despite the spin of the Obama campaign and their mainstream…

Update: Still No Movement on Ayers-Obama Annenberg Papers

August 21st, 2008 2:27 PM
In my post on Tuesday, I wrote about Stanley Kurtz's efforts to access the Annenberg Challenge files housed at the University of Illinois-Chicago. These files documented an educational initiative started by Bill Ayers and chaired by Barack Obama.At that point, only AP writer Pete Yost had written anything about the story. Additionally, U of I rep Bill Burton issued a press release. Since that…

University Denies Access to Obama-Ayers Documents

August 20th, 2008 12:25 AM
When will the University of Illinois (Chicago) release the Annenberg Challenge documents? This is the question Stanley Kurtz asked in his column yesterday at NRO. Since then, the call has been taken up by various conservative blogs and radio shows. Today, U of I News Bureau Director, Bill Burton, issued a press release.The University Library supports the teaching, research, and service missions…