HotAir Daily Express 07/27/2012

The Ed Morrissey Show: Kerry Picket, Steven Crowder
7/26/2012 1:27:07 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), Kerry Picket brings us up to date on the goings-on inside the nation’s capital, and Steven Crowder returns to discuss his latest video efforts. The Ed Morrissey Show and its dynamic chatroom can be seen

Romney: The US doesn’t need stricter gun laws
7/26/2012 1:21:37 PM  Erika Johnsen
I think the liberal-leaning outlets are trying to draw attention to the section of the interview in which Mitt Romney tells Brian Williams that “there are some differences between myself and the NRA,” but I’m honestly not seeing any

‘You didn’t build that’: When push-back falls flat
7/26/2012 12:41:07 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
He’s down to 35 percent approval among business owners, and that was before “you didn’t build that.” We’ll see in future polls exactly how they react to Obama’s July 13th comments in Roanoke. Until then, Obama’s

Rasmussen: Consumer confidence hits 2012 low
7/26/2012 12:06:40 PM  Ed Morrissey
Last week, Barack Obama told an Oakland crowd that the reason he’s running for a second term is because his economic plan worked: In today’s OOTD, I scored the results against the plan itself — which doesn’t support Obama’s

Yet another obligatory “Twitter has worldwide failure” open thread; Update: Olympics to blame?
7/26/2012 11:58:13 AM  Ed Morrissey
Where were you in the Great Twitter Blackout of July 26, 2012?  Me, I was at my desk … having to do status updates on Facebook. Tragic. As of now, the Twitter website and the Tweetdeck services have been down about 20-25 minutes.  Tech Crunch says

Video: Say, why is the USDA attacking meat-eating?
7/26/2012 11:21:51 AM  Ed Morrissey
Yes, that would be the US Department of Agriculture, which is supposed to promote agriculture.  Agriculture includes cattle ranching as well as farming (and dairies!).  One of the most significant duties of the USDA is to rate the quality of meat so that

IG report on Fast & Furious will come in “weeks and not months”
7/26/2012 10:41:28 AM  Ed Morrissey
The next shoe to drop in the case of Operation Fast and Furious may not fall in federal court, where the House will attempt to force Attorney General Eric Holder to cough up documents under subpoena for almost a year now in a civil contempt case.  It may