HotAir Daily Express 10/15/2012

Politico/GWU poll: Obama up 1, Romney up 2 in swing states
10/15/2012 10:01:44 AM  Ed Morrissey
Earlier, I wrote about the sampling issues with the WaPo/ABC poll, and the new Politico/GWU Battleground poll has its issues there, too, if less pronounced.  However, the poll shows a topline edge for Barack Obama, by one point nationally, but Mitt

Video: Axelrod won’t specify if Obama held national-security meeting after Benghazi attack
10/15/2012 9:21:46 AM  Ed Morrissey
Via Power Line and NRO’s Eliana Johnson and our own QOTD, Fox News’ Chris Wallace asks the question everyone except the media has been asking since the terrorist attack on our Benghazi consulate and the assassination of our Ambassador by

WaPo/ABC poll shows Obama up one …
10/15/2012 8:41:03 AM  Ed Morrissey
Let’s put the latest iteration of the Washington Post/ABC poll in perspective. In an electoral model where Republican turnout drops 9 points in two years, and comes in 7 points lower than its generational nadir in 2008, then it’s certainly

Obamateurism of the Day
10/15/2012 8:01:53 AM  Ed Morrissey
On Friday, the day after the VP debate, the media wanted to know why Joe Biden claimed that the administration never knew about the requests for additional security from our diplomatic mission in Libya. They wanted to know why one State Department

Quotes of the day
10/14/2012 8:01:49 PM  Allahpundit
Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio defended GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney this morning on “This Week” for his use of the deadly incident in Libya to criticize President Obama on the campaign trail. I asked Portman about this after the father of killed U.S.

Ukraine and the Sword of Vladimir
10/14/2012 6:31:00 PM  Bruce McQuain
Watching old-school power politics unfold is a fascinating activity, and no better example can be found than those played by Russia and Vladimir Putin. The current maneuvering with respect to Ukraine harkens back to the Cold War days with a decidedly

Awesome. Florida to adopt race based academic goals
10/14/2012 5:01:36 PM  Jazz Shaw
I would have brought this story up earlier, but the first couple of times I saw it mentioned on Twitter I’d assumed that it was either a joke, an article from The Onion, or some sort of intentional hoax. But as it turns out, at least according to

Ohio coal miners to Obama: Stop lying
10/14/2012 3:31:31 PM  Jazz Shaw
First caught wind of this remarkable little side-bar story from Jim Hoft. Barack Obama has been quite busy trying to gin up support in all sectors, including claims this his “all of the above energy policies” were both helping and winning

New Romney ad features laughing Biden while Ryan talks fiscal discipline
10/14/2012 2:01:39 PM  Ed Morrissey
How did the two campaigns see the Vice Presidential debate on Thursday?  Team Romney doesn’t seem to be feeling too defensive about Paul Ryan’s performance — and apparently want voters to see Joe Biden’s.  Their new ad shows Ryan

Live Video: The leap from the edge of space
10/14/2012 12:31:22 PM  Jazz Shaw
A little break from politics on this Sunday. When this article goes live, you will be able to join, in progress, an attempt at breaking a record which has stood since 1960. At approximately 11:30 AM eastern time this morning, Felix Baumgartner lifted off

NFL Week 6 open thread
10/14/2012 11:01:53 AM  Ed Morrissey
I suppose I’m lucky that the Pittsburgh Steelers lost on Thursday night, so that I don’t have to blow a pick this week on the Men of Steel.  They’re 2-3 now, which puts them in perfect position for a 16-game winning streak to take them