HotAir Daily Express 10/02/2012

USA Today editorial: This Libya mess sure does look like incompetence
10/2/2012 10:01:21 AM  Ed Morrissey
Has the national media finally decided to react to the false narrative peddled to it by the Obama administration on the assassination of a US Ambassador and the sacking of a consulate in Benghazi?  Last night, CNN began using the term

Cartel boss captured with Fast & Furious weapons
10/2/2012 9:21:37 AM  Ed Morrissey
How high up did the weapons of Operation Fast and Furious go in the cartels?  This high: When Mexican authorities took Juarez drug cartel carnage king Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez — better known as “El Diego” — into custody, he had weapons from

Lockheed: Sure, we’ll keep our workers in the dark about layoffs
10/2/2012 8:41:34 AM  Ed Morrissey
To quote Glenn Reynolds, they told me if I voted for John McCain that the corporations would conspire with the government to keep the working class in the dark — and they were right! Normally, Democrats would demand that companies considering

Obamateurism of the Day
10/2/2012 8:01:49 AM  Ed Morrissey
Last week at the UN, Barack Obama made an appearance at the UN — and then blew off the world leaders to make an appearance on The View. Of course, his presence on this talk show was critical — right? Obama on ‘The View’ today: Of

Quotes of the day
10/1/2012 10:57:40 PM  Allahpundit
With more than 50 million people watching and the presidency at stake, the candidates will meet for their first debate on Wednesday at the University of Denver, and both are cramming like college students before an exam. But it is not enough to pore

CNN hits hard on Libya: The only conclusion is that the White House tried to cover something up
10/1/2012 10:01:59 PM  Allahpundit
You already knew that the White House had reason to believe that Benghazi was a bona fide terror attack within 24 hours of it happening, no matter what Susan Rice said four days later, but I want you to watch this for two reasons. One: After the post on

Good news: If you were waiting for celebrity encouragement to vote, you just got the green light
10/1/2012 9:21:21 PM  Allahpundit
I feel like we saw a new celebrity “voting (for Obama) is cool!” vid appear every other day during campaign ’08. This year, not so much. What happened? Is Hollywood sincerely disappointed in the politics of Hopenchange, or is this a

Pat Caddell: Let’s face it, media bias has reached a new level of corruption
10/1/2012 8:41:05 PM  Allahpundit
A rejoinder to today’s David Carr piece wondering why righties worry about the near-entirety of “nonpartisan” media covering for Obama’s failures when we have Rush Limbaugh and Fox News on our side. Real simple: Because millions

Latest Obama ad yet again attacks Bain, offshoring
10/1/2012 8:01:52 PM  Erika Johnsen
Of all the intellectually bankrupt, demagoguery-laden, ‘offshoring is just inexcusable’ attacks this campaign season, I think this one might just about take the cake. I have a feeling they were really waiting up to pull out something on quite

CNN poll: Obama’s bounce gone, race now statistically tied
10/1/2012 7:21:57 PM  Allahpundit
In CNN’s last poll, taken soon after the Democratic convention, O led by six among likely voters. That lead’s now cut in half, to within the margin of error, despite weeks of media doomsaying about Romney’s campaign. In fact, the last

Open thread: The second Massachusetts Senate debate
10/1/2012 6:43:29 PM  Allahpundit
7 p.m. ET airing live on C-SPAN and You already know why this is important so I won’t belabor it, but here’s the poll trend just to drive the point home. The question tonight: On what ground will this battle be fought? Another round

The War on Bacon
10/1/2012 6:01:25 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Welcome! Let us explain. Kelly Maher of Revealing Politics and I are doing a little talk show for 30-45 minutes, here, at 6:15 p.m. every day. We named it The War on Bacon. We figure, since the government is after trans fats, big sodas, salt, and most

Obama: Romney is a “good debater, I’m just okay”
10/1/2012 5:21:09 PM  Erika Johnsen
President Obama’s team is still at it, preemptively spinning what we’re supposed to assume will be a relatively abysmal showing for the president in the first debate on ‘domestic’ issues this Wednesday evening and eagerly

WaPo columnist: I hear that the Libyan underground is talking about a “global intifada”
10/1/2012 4:41:56 PM  Allahpundit
David Ignatius flags this as one of the many, many foreign-policy topics that the Foreign Policy President won’t be mentioning before election day. To which I say: Don’t sell Obama short. He surely won’t mention it after election day

Certain illegal immigrants now eligible for drivers’ licenses in California
10/1/2012 4:01:51 PM  Erika Johnsen
On Sunday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2189, which will allow hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants to legally obtain drivers’ licenses in the state. The eligibility requirements are comparable to those

Video: The Nanny of the Month is …
10/1/2012 3:21:52 PM  Ed Morrissey
We usually have a lot of fun with Reason TV’s Nanny of the Month feature — and by fun, I mean that we keep second-guessing their choice.  This month, they’re challenging readers and viewers to choose for themselves.  In their third

GOP looking to keep the EPA (at least slightly more) honest
10/1/2012 2:41:01 PM  Erika Johnsen
File this under the “Wouldn’t it be nice?” category. I don’t know that the Environmental Protection Agency has ever met an idea for a new freedom-crushing rule or regulation it didn’t like, and the general frame of mind of

McCain: The White House spin on the Benghazi attack had “political overtones”
10/1/2012 2:01:51 PM  Ed Morrissey
Senator John McCain had already begun accusing the Obama administration of attempting to protect Barack Obama’s re-election chances by attempting to build a false narrative on the sacking of our Benghazi consulate on the anniversary of 9/11 during

The Ed Morrissey Show: Kevin McCullough
10/1/2012 1:46:11 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), Kevin McCullough joins us again to discuss the intersection of faith and politics. Kevin and I will talk about the presidential race, the upcoming debates, the foreign-policy travails of the Obama

Obama scores a key endorsement… from Hugo Chavez
10/1/2012 1:21:41 PM  Erika Johnsen
Last week, President Francois Hollande of the French Socialist party gave President Obama an endorsement of the wink-wink variety, knowing that his support wouldn’t likely do much to win President Obama over to any more Americans’ favor; but

Univision’s bombshell: Fast & Furious not just in Arizona, or Mexico
10/1/2012 12:41:28 PM  Ed Morrissey
The other shoe dropped on the ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious last night, and it should sting — if enough people pay attention to it. Univision reported that the effort wasn’t just limited to one ATF office in Arizona — it had

Christie responds to Obama whopper: ‘Stop lying, Mr. President.’
10/1/2012 12:01:01 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made the Sunday talk show rounds, “This Week’s” George Stephanopoulos confronted him with a portion of President Obama’s recent two-minute-long ad, being that they don’t have time to run the

Muslims for Israel?
10/1/2012 11:21:11 AM  Ed Morrissey
We all know that Iran has managed to alienate itself from much of the West with its pursuit of nuclear weapons and fanatical hatred of Israel and the US.  It might come as a surprise to some — but not all — how much they have alienated

Ryan: Obama’s foreign policy is unraveling before our eyes
10/1/2012 10:41:14 AM  Ed Morrissey
What a difference a month makes in politics. At this point in September, Democrats bragged about Barack Obama’s big advantage in foreign policy over the Republican ticket, which they scorned as the least-capable major-party ticket in that area in