HotAir Daily Express 09/14/2012

Islamist rioters set fire to German embassy in Sudan
9/14/2012 10:01:44 AM  Ed Morrissey
The wave of riots at embassies spread today, this time to Sudan — and embassies other than American.  Rioters stormed the German embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, raised an Islamic flag over the building, and set fire to it:  Sudanese demonstrators broke

Liberal super-PAC leader: It’s easier to beat Republicans by calling them racist than engaging on policy
9/14/2012 9:21:22 AM  Ed Morrissey
Is the scoop from The Daily Caller’s Alex Pappas that much of a surprise?  The super-PAC in question, CREDO, identifies its mission as “Take Down the Tea Party Ten.”  Opponents of the Tea Party have rarely engaged on policy; almost from

Libyan officials announce four arrests in Benghazi consulate attack
9/14/2012 8:41:32 AM  Ed Morrissey
Libyan officials this morning announced the arrest of four people in the attack on the American consulate that ended with the murder of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Who are the suspects? So far the Libyans aren’t

Obamateurism of the Day
9/14/2012 8:01:26 AM  Ed Morrissey
Yesterday, I asserted that Barack Obama was channeling Jimmy Carter on foreign policy. As it turns out, I was being unfair … to Jimmy Carter.  How bad does a President have to be to get a correction from one of the worst Presidents of the modern

Quotes of the day
9/13/2012 10:55:55 PM  Allahpundit
After days of protests and related violence, concerns are growing that furor over an anti-Islam video could intensify even more Friday — threatening U.S. interests abroad and at home… Worries about Friday, in particular, stem from the fact

Uh oh: Chinese ships sail into Japanese waters near disputed islands
9/13/2012 10:03:41 PM  Allahpundit
Twitter is blowing up over this as I’m writing. The best thing I can do to get you up to speed is send you to this nifty Foreign Policy precis of the standoff. Nutshell version: Japan says the islands, which it calls the Senkaku, belong to it. (In

Diplomatic sources: State Department had credible intel 48 hours before attacks that U.S. embassies might be targeted; Update: White House denies
9/13/2012 9:03:50 PM  Allahpundit
I’m looking forward to having it explained to me on the news tomorrow why this is all a misunderstanding and not a very big deal at all. Some of the missing papers from the consulate are said to list names of Libyans who are working with Americans,

WSJ/NBC poll: Obama now leads by five in Virginia and Florida, by seven in Ohio
9/13/2012 8:03:47 PM  Allahpundit
I know your first thought is always of the samples, so here you go: I’m listing the WSJ/NBC poll partisan split first and then the 2008 exit poll split for each state for comparison. And yes, this is likely voters: Virginia: 31D/26R/43I

Biden: “I am supposedly an expert on foreign policy”
9/13/2012 7:21:11 PM  Erika Johnsen
Heh. Speaking today at a campaign rally at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire:  Watch the latest video at I was asked, I’m supposedly an expert on foreign policy. Well, you know, an expert from where I come from is

Kirsten Powers: Yes, the media’s reaction to Romney’s Egypt statement yesterday was utterly insane
9/13/2012 6:41:23 PM  Allahpundit
Via Mediaite, consider this a video complement to Erick Erickson’s piece at Red State this morning about yesterday’s virtuoso exercise in narrative-driven concern-trolling. If you only know KP from her Fox appearances, this clip will come as

Video: The War on Bacon
9/13/2012 6:01:31 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Live, here, in this spot, a little after 6

Libyan pol: It was obvious that the consulate in Benghazi needed much better security
9/13/2012 5:21:58 PM  Allahpundit
Via Ace, maybe we can get the media interested in the administration’s negligence here if we start referring to it as a “gaffe.” As gaffes go, this one’s a biggie: [A]lthough the scene in the American consulate’s canteen in

Romney: “The world needs American leadership”
9/13/2012 4:41:17 PM  Erika Johnsen
While the swirling debate continues about whether or not Mitt Romney is the most shoot-from-the-hip-inclined, gaffe-tastically inappropriate, poorly prepared for the commander-in-chiefdom presidential candidate evah, here’s what he was saying about

White House: On second thought, Egypt is still kinda sorta an “ally”
9/13/2012 4:01:17 PM  Allahpundit
I’m not sure what this has to do with Romney’s gaffes, but I thought I’d toss it out there while we’re waiting on more gaffe news. Alternate headline: “‘Foreign-Policy President’ terrible at foreign

Interior moves to develop solar on public lands; environmentalists doth protest
9/13/2012 3:21:05 PM  Erika Johnsen
To begin: There are multiple different types of people who fall under the category of “environmentalists.” There are the vaguely green-loving, usually urban-dwelling, smugly ‘hip’ types who accept the latest eco-trends (like

Update: People always accusing us of banning things ban big sodas in NYC
9/13/2012 2:41:52 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
It is finished. New York City’s Board of Health opened up a new, experimental front in the war on obesity Thursday, passing a rule banning sales of big sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands, and other eateries. The

Rasmussen: Bounce over, Romney up 7 on economy
9/13/2012 2:01:03 PM  Ed Morrissey
Has Barack Obama’s convention bounce dissipated?  According to Rasmussen’s 3-day tracking poll, the answer is yes. Mitt Romney regained a narrow 1-point edge in today’s iteration.  In even worse news for Obama, Republicans are

The Ed Morrissey Show: Steven Crowder, Kerry Picket
9/13/2012 1:56:51 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (special time: 3:30 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.  (We’re starting late as an appointment may

Oops: Sebelius broke the law campaigning for Obama at an official event
9/13/2012 1:21:43 PM  Erika Johnsen
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, of ObamaCare-implementation fame (or rather, notoriety, as the case may be), had a bit of a slip-up that violated federal law during an official government event when she ‘accidentally’

Great news: Middle class sinks to all-time low in 2011
9/13/2012 12:41:47 PM  Ed Morrissey
Meanwhile, back at the US ranch, the economy is still the biggest issue on the minds of voters, or so we think, anyway.  If so, the middle class got some bad news yesterday from the Census Bureau — they earn a lower percentage of overall income

Chicago: The new Wisconsin?
9/13/2012 12:01:57 PM  Ed Morrissey
When the teachers in Chicago walked out on strike this week, some wondered whether that might provide a boost to Barack Obama — perhaps an opportunity to intervene and resolve the issue.  Three days later, the Washington Post doesn’t sound

Cheney: This is just the “logical outcome of three-and-a-half years of Obama foreign policy”
9/13/2012 11:21:45 AM  Erika Johnsen
I just wanted to take a moment to draw your attention to this particular op-ed, because… dang. Former Bush-administration State Department official Liz Cheney is going straight for the jugular with this one, and it is as damning an account of

Video: NBC chief foreign correspondent blasts Obama’s “Egypt not an ally” statement
9/13/2012 10:41:29 AM  Ed Morrissey
Barack Obama’s assertion that he doesn’t consider Egypt an ally stunned NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel.  Engel, reporting from Cairo, tells Chuck Todd that he needed to “sit down” after hearing that