HotAir Daily Express 08/13/2012

CBS: House Oversight to sue Holder today on contempt citation
8/13/2012 10:01:39 AM  Ed Morrissey
The Obama administration will have to answer in court for its refusal to release thousands of documents to Congress over Operation Fast and Furious as early as today.  CBS reports that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will file a

Politico/GWU poll shows Romney, Obama in virtual tie
8/13/2012 9:21:02 AM  Ed Morrissey
For the next few days, we’re likely to see polling on the presidential race that captures a moment caught in amber — before Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan to be his running mate.  The first of these BR (Before Ryan) polls comes from Politico,

Video: Erskine Bowles says Ryan budget “sensible … honest, serious”
8/13/2012 8:41:22 AM  Ed Morrissey
Why is this important?  Erskine Bowles has a long pedigree as a Democratic budget thinker — and presidential adviser.  When Barack Obama needed to pick the co-chair for his deficit committee, which he roundly ignored in the end, he chose Bowles to

Obamateurism of the Day
8/13/2012 8:01:19 AM  Ed Morrissey
For today’s OOTD, I’m turning the reins over to one of our terrific Green Room contributors.  Steve Eggleston of No Runny Eggs relates Barack Obama’s campaign message that we should intervene in every industry like we did with

Quotes of the day
8/12/2012 8:01:55 PM  Allahpundit
In choosing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney not only surprised the political world late Friday night, but he has become a different candidate for president over night. He is suddenly someone willing to

How the Romney campaign kept their veepstakes secrets
8/12/2012 6:31:02 PM  Erika Johnsen
Since we’ve all been gnashing our teeth speculatin’ about what’s been going on behind the curtain of Romney’s vice-presidential vetting process for months, here’s a fun look into how things went down during the eventual

Palin: Ryan pick makes this an election of competing visions
8/12/2012 5:01:53 PM  Ed Morrissey
Yesterday, after some attempt to stir trouble between the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan campaign and Sarah Palin, Palin herself wrote a lengthy congratulations to Team Romney over the addition of Paul Ryan to the GOP ticket.  The selection of the Republican

MSNBC’s Mitchell: Ryan “not a pick for women”
8/12/2012 3:31:21 PM  Erika Johnsen
Just after Paul Ryan made his running-mate debut in front of the USS Wisconsin on Saturday, Andrea Mitchell reported back to MSNBC — and decreed that Romney’s selection means that “this is a base election. This is not a pick for

Video: DNC Chair “doesn’t know” party affiliation of Obama Super PAC
8/12/2012 2:01:43 PM  Jazz Shaw
I’ll confess right up front that I’m a big fan of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She is endlessly entertaining (in a completely unintentional way) and her staggering blunders and fantastic statements do a great deal to promote the unserious nature

Romney/Ryan haul: $3.5 million in 24 hours
8/12/2012 12:31:02 PM  Ed Morrissey
How did America react to Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate?  According to the one measure that literally counts … pretty spectacularly.  The online fundraising for the 24-hour period following Ryan’s addition to

An election without veterans
8/12/2012 11:01:54 AM  Jazz Shaw
With the now official selection of Paul Ryan as the running mate to Mitt Romney, (and the President’s team taking their first shots at him) we have the final pairings of the four men running for the highest offices in the land. And for the first