HotAir Daily Express 11/14/2012

Pelosi to keep leadership post at 10 am presser?
11/14/2012 9:56:58 AM  Ed Morrissey
Why not?  After all, she’s only lost two national elections in a row while leading the House Democratic caucus, which includes the largest loss in a midterm in 72 years, followed by the inability to regain the House while a Democratic President won

Breaking: Petraeus to testify on Benghazi attacks; Update: Petraeus offered testimony
11/14/2012 9:12:50 AM  Ed Morrissey
So far this is only a breaking headline at Fox News, but the word on Twitter is that former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify in both House and Senate intelligence committee hearings about the terrorist attack that killed four Americans

Great news: October deficit higher than October 2011
11/14/2012 8:51:06 AM  Ed Morrissey
The official CBO estimate of the federal deficit for FY2012, which concluded on September 30th, came to $1.1 trillion.  That represented a $200 billion improvement over FY2011, helped along by an estimated $75 billion surplus in September 2012 to finish

FBI reopening probe into Broadwell’s access to classified documents
11/14/2012 8:01:08 AM  Ed Morrissey
At first the FBI probed the e-mails of Paula Broadwell and CIA Director David Petraeus from a suspicion of cyberstalking and harassment.  They then dropped the probe after determining that the biographer of Petraeus had a personal relationship with him,

Quotes of the day
11/13/2012 10:52:36 PM  Allahpundit
Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), three key Republican players on immigration, told The Hill they’re ready to start working on broad-based reforms next year that could include a pathway to citizenship for

Important story of the day: Paul Ryan mentions turnout in cities, which is insensitive or something
11/13/2012 10:11:07 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Talking to Wisconsin reporters just days after his and Mitt Romney’s loss, Rep. Paul Ryan talked about what it felt like when the returns came in, and he realized they would lose. Ryan called it a “foreign experience,” and said

Bill Kristol: A source tells me Petraeus wasn’t completely honest in his Benghazi briefing to Congress
11/13/2012 9:36:57 PM  Allahpundit
Click the image below and pay special attention to the end of the clip. This is quite an accusation. Quote: Final point, though, he may have been under pressure, as Charles says, to go along with the administration line on September 14th about the video,

Video: Man suspected of being in vegetative state tells doctors he’s not in pain
11/13/2012 8:31:24 PM  Allahpundit
Miraculous and horrifying. Something’s still going on upstairs, 12 years after his accident, and this is the first technological baby step towards harnessing it. You can imagine in the future how a portable brain-scan device might give people with

Allen West not ready to concede in Florida
11/13/2012 7:41:07 PM  Erika Johnsen
Rep. Allen West and perhaps-Rep.-elect Patrick Murphy (he’s already on Capitol Hill for orientation-type stuff this week, anyway) fought a hard race for West’s House seat out of his newly-redrawn Florida district — it turned out to be

Carney: Obama “wasn’t pleased” with Petraeus scandal when he found out, just after the election
11/13/2012 6:51:17 PM  Erika Johnsen
That’s their story and they’re stickin’ to it, I suppose. During the White House briefing today, Press Secretary Jay Carney affirmed the president’s confidence in Gen. Allen and iterated that the White House’s first inkling

Today’s plot twist: Police find Paula Broadwell’s driver’s license in D.C. park
11/13/2012 6:01:46 PM  Allahpundit
Between this, the accusations against Gen. Allen and Jill Kelley, and the feds following a routine e-mail harassment case all the way up to the top of the CIA, we’re now looking at what’s easily the best spy thriller since “No Way

Hurricane Sandy: Katrina on the Hudson?
11/13/2012 5:11:42 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Glenn Reynolds notices similarities, in USA Today: One parallel: A late evacuation order. Even before the storm struck, weatherblogger Brendan Loy — famous for calling for early evacuation of New Orleans before Katrina struck — criticizing

Poll analysis: No, the hurricane didn’t beat Romney
11/13/2012 4:21:32 PM  Allahpundit
I know you’re bored with post-election number-crunching but (a) ruling out silly force-majeure explanations makes the “how can we reform the GOP?” debate easier and (b) I wrote on this last week and feel obliged to follow up. My working

Condi: Global growth is the way forward
11/13/2012 3:31:28 PM  Erika Johnsen
Because it’s a bit of a slow-ish day and because the importance of encouraging robust economic growth in the face of our current global crises cannot be understated, here’s former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with a solo (click on the

Just so we’re clear, we all understand these tax hikes would accomplish zilch, right?
11/13/2012 2:41:19 PM  Erika Johnsen
And I quote: But as I’ve said before, we can’t just cut our way to prosperity. If we’re serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. And that means asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more in taxes.

Jindal: End “dumbed-down” conservatism
11/13/2012 1:51:38 PM  Ed Morrissey
The question that every Republican — and every pundit — will ponder until the end of the year is this: what ails the GOP?  That question and its answers isn’t limited to the grassroots or the commentariat.  The next generation of

The Ed Morrissey Show: Andrew Malcolm
11/13/2012 1:46:16 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), my friend Andrew Malcolm joins us as always on today’s TEMS at 3 pm ET! The Prince of Twitter and I will discuss the fallout from the election, Republican navel-gazing, and all of the hot political stories

Yep: Eric Holder to stay on as Obama’s attorney general
11/13/2012 1:01:53 PM  Erika Johnsen
For a moment there, I was tempted to write that I am flabbergasted by the level of brazen contemptuousness that Obama & Friends somehow rarely fail to display, but on second thought, no — hardly anything that they do surprises me anymore. They

Gingrich: Yeah, we have to get immigration off the table
11/13/2012 12:11:28 PM  Ed Morrissey
Most readers seem to disagree with my perspective on the necessity of resolving the immigration-reform issue while we still have a say in how it gets implemented. Newt Gingrich, however, sees the same problem that I do, which is that the issue is an

ABC: Petraeus conducted investigation in Benghazi after attack
11/13/2012 11:21:51 AM  Ed Morrissey
Yesterday, Dianne Feinstein threatened to subpoena the CIA over a trip report from David Petraeus that he allegedly wrote after a personal trip to Benghazi after the terrorist attack that killed four Americans.  Today, ABC News reports that

Reid short on votes for filibuster reform?
11/13/2012 10:31:08 AM  Ed Morrissey
Some argued that the elections last Tuesday showed that empathy wins in political battles.  Maybe Harry Reid should have thought of that before launching an effort to change the filibuster rules.  Despite having a majority of the Senate and an even