HotAir Daily Express 11/21/2012

Feinstein: Hamas on the verge of committing war crimes
11/21/2012 9:16:57 AM  Ed Morrissey
To be fair, Senator Feinstein said this last night, before Hamas took credit for their heroic attack on that bus full of unarmed civilians in Tel Aviv this morning. However, it’s not as if Hamas has suddenly taken up terrorism as a last resort.

Video: Bus explosion in Tel Aviv injures 10
11/21/2012 8:05:32 AM  Ed Morrissey
“It’s a disturbing new dimension” in the Israeli-Hamas war this week, reports ABC’s N. J. Burkett on the scene of a bus bombing in Tel Aviv. The Al-Qassam Brigade, one of Hamas’ armed wings, took credit for the terrorist

Quotes of the day
11/20/2012 10:01:04 PM  Allahpundit
On CNN Tuesday morning, Jeb Bush Jr. — the son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush — said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) gave “kind of a head-scratching type of answer” to a recent question about the age of the Earth… “We’ve got to be a kind of

Report: Chris Christie surprised to find people not happy that he lavished Obama with praise before election
11/20/2012 9:01:57 PM  Allahpundit
I keep thinking, “Christie can’t possibly come back from this.” And then I think, “Wait, did we actually just nominate John McCain and the guy responsible for RomneyCare?” Never underestimate the Republican capacity to

Yes, please: Iowa governor calls for end of Ames straw poll
11/20/2012 8:01:14 PM  Allahpundit
Does anyone not think this is a good idea? “I think the straw poll has outlived its usefulness,” Mr. Branstad said of the 33-year-old GOP ritual. “It has been a great fundraiser for the party but I think its days are over.”… Its track record as an

States deciding what to do with their pieces of the energy pie
11/20/2012 7:01:49 PM  Erika Johnsen
Gigantic, top-down national bureaucracy continuously trying to do more things for more people, basically monopolizing government functions and hindering efficiency and innovation while accumulating monstrous amounts of debt? Bad idea. Individual states

Meme du jour: It’ll look bad if Republicans pick a fight with Susan Rice
11/20/2012 6:01:42 PM  Allahpundit
Two clips for you on this slowest of news days from Newsbusters and Mediaite. Today’s meme du jour is distinct from Friday’s alleging that Republicans like McCain and Graham are racist and sexist for picking on Obama’s designated stooge

Communist China can’t plug the leaks in the Great Firewall fast enough
11/20/2012 5:01:07 PM  Erika Johnsen
I saw this story earlier today, and I know the horror of it is going to be on my mind as we all take some time to reflect on what we have to be thankful for over the coming all-American holiday — because one of the very highest items on my

Elmo creator resigns as second sex allegation surfaces
11/20/2012 4:07:30 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Topping off a surreal month of news coverage for “Sesame Street,” the creator and voice actor for the beloved Sesame Street character Elmo, resigned Tuesday amid sex allegations. The statement from Sesame Workshop, the organization that

House Repubs to Obama: We’re “deeply troubled” that you’re considering Rice for State
11/20/2012 3:01:16 PM  Erika Johnsen
Adding to the chorus of voices looking to preemptively block a potential nomination for current United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of State, 97 House Republicans sent a letter to the White House yesterday

Is Rand Paul the future of the GOP?
11/20/2012 2:01:48 PM  Ed Morrissey
He’s certainly part of it, and an important part as the Republican Party tries to reach out to libertarian-leaning voters.  His father found ways to excite and energize younger voters, a skill that the last few elections have shown the GOP sorely

The Ed Morrissey Show: Andrew Malcolm, Kevin McCullough
11/20/2012 1:46:11 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 all of the hot political stories of the day. The last twenty minutes will be our Lightning

Gingrich: The GOP misunderstood the electorate in 2012
11/20/2012 1:06:59 PM  Ed Morrissey
Via Eliana Johnson at NRO, this clip from The View of Newt Gingrich explaining the Republican losses this month has an oddly confessional quality about it.  Perhaps that’s amplified by the affirmative interjections from the hosts of the show, but

Video: Four men detained in California in home-grown terror plot
11/20/2012 12:16:56 PM  Ed Morrissey
Just in case anyone wondered whether the threat of home-grown terrorism had abated, ABC News and the LA Times report today that federal agents broke up a ring of would-be jihadis, including a former member of the US Air Force. The group got infiltrated

Breaking: Hamas, Israel agree to cease-fire; Update: Israel denies report; Update: Netanyahu spokesman says, “We’re not there yet”
11/20/2012 11:48:36 AM  Ed Morrissey
Both Reuters and Fox News are reporting that the Gaza war will be suspended shortly: Israel and militants from the Gaza Strip have agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire that will come into force at midnight local (2200 GMT), Hamas official Ayman

CBS: “Office of the DNI” cut al-Qaeda and terrorism references from Benghazi talking points
11/20/2012 11:01:03 AM  Ed Morrissey
Meet James Clapper — the latest fall guy for the White House on Benghazi.  After last week’s hearings in Congress showed that the talking points from the CIA had been changed to eliminate the mention of terrorism, Washington erupted into a