HotAir Daily Express 11/19/2012

Fiscal cliff deal taking shape?
11/19/2012 10:01:24 AM  Ed Morrissey
Can Congress reach a deal to avoid the consequences of the “fiscal cliff”?  So far the prospects have looked rather dim.  National Journal’s Dan Friedman has a more optimistic take — but it depends on Republicans trading top tax

Chambliss: WH had to have changed CIA talking points on Benghazi
11/19/2012 9:01:50 AM  Ed Morrissey
Yesterday, the White House claimed it had nothing to do with changes to the CIA’s briefing notes on which UN Ambassador Susan Rice reportedly relied when she told five different Sunday talk shows five days after the sacking of the Benghazi

Embattled NYT questions leadership change at the WaPo
11/19/2012 8:01:39 AM  Ed Morrissey
It’s not too often that one sees a major newspaper attacking another in a different market.  In today’s New York Times, though, media critic David Carr criticizes the management at the Washington Post in both the manner and substance of their

Quotes of the day
11/18/2012 8:01:22 PM  Allahpundit
[C]ould the Romney campaign have done more to make their guy likable when it counted? I’ve heard a few theories on this from people who either covered the campaign from the outside or were close with those who ran it from the inside. The most widespread

WH: Benghazi talking-point changes? Don’t look at us…
11/18/2012 6:31:06 PM  Erika Johnsen
Friday’s reports of David Petraeus’ closed-door testimony concerning the 9/11/12 attack in Benghazi suggested that the intelligence community just about immediately determined the distinct possibility of terrorist involvement, but that for

Noted Grinch ruining Christmas yet again
11/18/2012 5:01:38 PM  Jazz Shaw
If you were reading Hot Air over the holidays last year, you may recall seeing this story from Santa Monica, California. This year, however, atheists have taken over most of the two-block stretch, nearly shutting out and angering a group of churches who

The other war: Black Friday at Wal-Mart
11/18/2012 3:31:43 PM  Jazz Shaw
This week we will once again observe an annual ritual familiar to families across the nation, where people gather together for one, sincere purpose: beating other shoppers to a pulp in an effort to cash in on big savings. (What… you thought I was

Bible publisher wins third injunction against HHS contraception mandate
11/18/2012 2:01:03 PM  Ed Morrissey
Opponents of the HHS contraception mandate got good news late on Friday — another plaintiff won a preliminary injunction against its enforcement on Friday in federal court.  The Obama administration had attempted to argue that Tyndale House

Poll: Is it okay for a president to lie?
11/18/2012 12:31:33 PM  Jazz Shaw
When I first saw this brief headline at Outside the Beltway I almost moved on because it sounded like such a silly premise. Is it ever okay for the President to lie? It’s a question that Doug Mataconis originally picked up from Dave Schuler.

NFL Week 11 open thread
11/18/2012 11:01:55 AM  Ed Morrissey
The bad news: Big Ben Roethlisberger will sit out the big game today against arch-rival Baltimore, thanks to shoulder and rib injuries in last week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.  The good news: Pittsburgh gets Rashard Mendenhall back after