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BYRON YORK

Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner. The Newspaper Enterprise Association distributes his column.

Articles by BYRON YORK

Commentary: A war of Obama's own making Commentary: A war of Obama's own making
10 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
The White House and some Democrats are livid over congressional Republican attempts to circumvent President Obama’s authority to make a nuclear arms deal with Iran. They have a right to be angry — but not to be surprised. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary Clinton would be secretive as president Commentary: Hillary Clinton would be secretive as president
11 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
News that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private email account to keep secret her communications as Secretary of State should surprise no one. She came to Washington more than 20 years ago determined to keep secrets, and she’s still at it. [Read More]
Commentary: What if GOP wins in court? Commentary: What if GOP wins in court?
12 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
What happens if Republicans win the Supreme Court case against Obamacare? They might end up like the dog that caught the car. The court was to hear oral arguments today in King v. Burwell, the case challenging the payment of Obamacare subsidies through the federal exchanges. [Read More]
Commentary: White House plays word games Commentary: White House plays word games
13 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Why has the Obama administration tied itself in knots over what to call Islamic terrorism? We know the president has rejected the term in favor of “violent extremism,” ordering his administration not to refer to Islamic terrorists like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as Islamic. [Read More]
Commentary: Scott Walker's bumpy evolution education Commentary: Scott Walker's bumpy evolution education
14 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
In the London recently for a trade mission, the governor of Wisconsin and likely presidential candidate went to the Chatham House think tank to talk Wisconsin business — and ended up the headline of stories about, of all things, evolution. [Read More]
Commentary: Jeb Bush's kinder, gentler campaign Commentary: Jeb Bush's kinder, gentler campaign
15 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
When Bushes run for president, they portray themselves as more caring, more gentle and more compassionate than their sometimes heartless and harshly ideological fellow Republicans. [Read More]
Commentary: Immigration push snubs public's view Commentary: Immigration push snubs public's view
16 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Gallup recently asked adults around the country a very simple question about immigration: Are you satisfied, or dissatisfied, with the level of immigration into the United States today? Are too many immigrants coming? Too few? Or is the number just about right? [Read More]
Commentary: Obama trolls, sets his agenda Commentary: Obama trolls, sets his agenda
17 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Politically, President Obama has never been weaker, after losing both House and Senate. At the same time, he has never talked tougher. There is a connection between the two. [Read More]
Commentary: Rush to empty Gitmo raises alarm Commentary: Rush to empty Gitmo raises alarm
18 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
It took a while for Republicans to catch on to what President Obama is doing with the U.S. terrorist prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But now that it’s clear Obama is rushing to empty the place, Republicans are stepping up efforts to stop him. [Read More]
Commentary: Can Mitch make Senate better? Commentary: Can Mitch make Senate better?
19 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
To outsiders, some of the changes new Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will bring to the Senate might seem like inside baseball. But they could bring about a huge improvement in the way the Senate works. And that could in turn lead to a huge improvement in the way Washington works. [Read More]
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