HotAir Daily Express 09/24/2012

Obama: Sacked consulate and dead ambassador “bumps in the road”
9/24/2012 10:01:34 AM  Ed Morrissey
The next of a few problematic statements from Barack Obama’s 60 Minutes interview comes to us from The Weekly Standard, which catches Obama in an least an unfortunate bit of phraseology.  Steve Kroft asks Obama whether the attacks on American

Politico-GWU poll: Race still a virtual dead heat
9/24/2012 9:21:58 AM  Ed Morrissey
Politico headlines their analysis of their latest Battleground Poll with GWU by claiming that “President Obama pulls ahead of Mitt Romney,” but only within the margin of error.  At 50/47 among likely voters, it’s mildly good news for

Obama: Israel’s concerns on Iran “noise” I’m going to block out
9/24/2012 8:41:36 AM  Ed Morrissey
In the first of a couple of notably eye-opening passages from Barack Obama’s appearance on 60 Minutes last night, Steve Kroft asked the President whether he was getting his ear bent by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran.  Obama blew off a

Obamateurism of the Day
9/24/2012 8:01:57 AM  Ed Morrissey
Sometimes, it’s hard to tell whether a politician wants to lie to you or to himself.  As in this example from Barack Obama, it really doesn’t matter — especially in the YouTube era (via Instapundit): Maybe memories are

Quotes of the day
9/23/2012 8:01:31 PM  Allahpundit
Three days after he was killed, CNN found a journal belonging to late U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. The journal was found on the floor of the largely unsecured consulate compound where he was fatally wounded… A source familiar with

Should CNN have read Stevens’ journal?
9/23/2012 6:31:24 PM  Jazz Shaw
This story has already been making the rounds this weekend, but it’s worth a look more from the perspective of media responsibility and ethics than studying the actual events in Benghazi. CNN has already come clean and admitted that their reporters

Gibbs: Boy I sure hope we can keep up with Romney at the debate
9/23/2012 5:01:36 PM  Jazz Shaw
We should be used to the “setting expectations game” by now, but during this week’s round of Sunday shows, Robert Gibbs may have taken the art form to a new, amateurish low. Referring to the upcoming presidential debates in October, the

New Romney ad: “Mute Button”
9/23/2012 3:31:12 PM  Ed Morrissey
Team Romney rolled out a new TV spot this morning — a little unusual for a Sunday — that takes aim at Barack Obama’s leadership qualities, or lack thereof. Playing off of the recent Bob Woodward book The Price of Politics,

Obama: “Mitt Romney sure can afford to pay a little more”
9/23/2012 2:01:50 PM  Erika Johnsen
The release of over two decades of Mitt Romney’s tax information on Friday must have been so anticlimactic for Team Obama — not only does it turn out that Romney contributed a boatload of money towards the federal coffers, but he’s also

Do the police have rights too?
9/23/2012 12:31:58 PM  Jazz Shaw
At first glance it looks like something out of an Orwellian horror film. Police with high power weapons and riot shields shutting down an intersection on a busy city street, rousting families out of cars, handcuffing them all and lining them up on the

NFL Week 3 open thread
9/23/2012 11:01:11 AM  Ed Morrissey
All right, I’ve refrained from gloating over the Pittsburgh Steelers’ win in the Hot Air Super Bowl over the New York Jets — and it’s too late to start now, because Pittsburgh has to face off against the Oakland Raiders this week