HotAir Daily Express 09/27/2012

NFL, officials reach agreement, back on job tonight
9/27/2012 10:01:59 AM  Ed Morrissey
Well, that didn’t take long. Just three days after getting embarrassed on its biggest weekly stage, the NFL found a quick route to an agreement with the officials it had locked out since the beginning of the season. The men in stripes will return

Hillary Clinton: You know, AQ might have had something to do with that consulate sacking after all
9/27/2012 9:21:00 AM  Ed Morrissey
Another day, another step in the Obama administration’s narrative collapse.  Last night, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the highest-ranking administration official to admit that the fairy tale of a “spontaneous” protest that

Over the cliff: Durable goods orders drop 13.2% in August; Update: Q2 GDP downgraded from 1.7% to 1.3%
9/27/2012 8:39:15 AM  Ed Morrissey
A key measure of the economy, especially in manufacturing, just had the bottom fall out.  Orders for durable goods dropped 13.2% in August, the worst decrease in almost four years, and a large signal that the American economy is diving into a

Obamateurism of the Day
9/27/2012 8:01:55 AM  Ed Morrissey
What has been Barack Obama’s biggest failure in his term as President?  That’s a question on which we muse constantly in this feature, and on which we poll on a weekly and annual basis.  I’m pretty sure that the President doesn’t

We're Trusting You With This (Confidential)
Our lawmakers just cozied up to Wall Street again. But if you look beyond your absolute disdain for our elected (mis)representatives, the following report holds an incredible SILVER LINING for investors. It's an ingenious "loophole." We just ask that you don't forward the report. Gain access here.

Quotes of the day
9/26/2012 10:44:45 PM  Allahpundit
Dean Chambers, founder of, is expanding his empire after receiving calls of encouragement from Republicans this week. Since his website caught fire this week for ‘unskewing’ presidential polls — Chambers re-weights national

Video: Journalist tries to spray paint over pro-Israel ad
9/26/2012 9:57:00 PM  Allahpundit
Via News Busters and Ace, the ad is Pam Geller’s “Support Israel, Defeat Jihad” poster and the reaction — from someone who appears occasionally on CNN and MSNBC — is completely predictable, replete with ironic cries of

Guy who’s been tearing Romney apart for months: America’s not as divided as our politics suggests
9/26/2012 8:49:24 PM  Allahpundit
Textbook Obama. He and his Democratic cronies have banked his reelection on caricaturing Romney as a soulless plutocrat and tax cheat who enjoys exporting the jobs of steelworkers with cancer-stricken wives. As recently as two days ago, his pal Harry

Internal poll: Mia Love 51, Jim Matheson 36
9/26/2012 8:05:14 PM  Allahpundit
If it’s accurate, it’s a 28-point swing since July, which unofficially makes Love the single biggest beneficiary of the GOP convention. Normally I wouldn’t pay attention to an internal poll, but (a) her national profile’s soared

Cutter: 12 million jobs under Obama’s next four years is “not a promise, that’s reality”
9/26/2012 7:25:09 PM  Erika Johnsen
This morning, Team Romney released an ad in which Mitt pointed to President Obama’s repeated failures on creating jobs, lifting people out of poverty, and helping the middle class. Towards the end of the 60-second spot, Romney also claimed that his

Which polls are, or aren’t, legitimate?
9/26/2012 6:45:47 PM  Allahpundit
I want to hear from commenters on this, as I think all bloggers are dealing with some variation of this problem right now. Standard practice on the site is for Ed and I to post any poll that we think you’ll find interesting, whether the numbers are

The War on Bacon
9/26/2012 6:01:39 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
We had to shoot early today, so apologies for not being live. I have to give a speech tonight, but we wanted to get something up for you. So, tune in below for my Elizabeth Warren rants and Kelly’s news of her trip to Wisconsin! We won’t do

No, Ryan isn’t badmouthing Romney behind his back
9/26/2012 5:21:44 PM  Allahpundit
Via Ace. The bad news? A swath of left-wing media, including Lawrence O’Donnell, bit hard on a lame “satire” at Politico. The worse news? This isn’t the dumbest Romney-related non-story that they’ve fallen for this week,

Video: Ahmadinejad addresses pressing global problem of U.S. campaign spending
9/26/2012 4:41:58 PM  Allahpundit
In which a guy who won a second term through a rigged poll and subsequent bloody crackdown on Iranian voters complains about the unfairness of the American electoral system. No surprise, nor is it a surprise that he’d work in an OWS-ish reference

Pop Quiz: U.S. Official, College Professor, or Advocate for Blasphemy Laws?
9/26/2012 4:01:20 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
These questions are all multiple choice. Who said it? A) U.S. government official, B) a blasphemy law advocate, or C) a college professor? Answers are hyperlinked below each question. Tell me how you did in comments. It’s trickier than it should

Womp, womp: Dems pushing back on calls to expedite natural-gas exporting, of course
9/26/2012 3:21:57 PM  Erika Johnsen
In addendum to my post yesterday on more lawmakers joining the growing bipartisan group calling for the Department of Energy to hurry up with their conveniently delayed review processing so that Americans can start creating jobs and growing the economy

Team Obama tries to turn Romney’s attacks on China against him; waxes anti-free trade instead
9/26/2012 2:41:59 PM  Erika Johnsen
Mitt Romney has been making hay on the campaign trail over President Obama’s lack of a consistently assertive policy on trade with China, and Team Obama is attempting to turn Romney’s argument on its head and instead hoist him with his own

Video: New Romney ad hits Obama on economy, the poor, and middle class erosion
9/26/2012 2:01:37 PM  Ed Morrissey
Team Romney and the RNC have begun taking up Barack Obama’s challenge about the poor and middle class — and are unrolling a new effort to point out Obama’s failure to improve the economy as needed for both to progress.  Romney talks

The Ed Morrissey Show: Andrew Malcolm
9/26/2012 1:46:54 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 the media’s curious lack of curiosity over the collapse of the Obama administration’s

Hot Air Exclusive*: Reince Priebus on polling, the election, and the Benghazi attack
9/26/2012 1:21:02 PM  Ed Morrissey
Earlier today, I spoke with RNC chair Reince Priebus about the prospects for the presidential election in an exclusive* interview for Hot Air.  We not only discussed what the RNC and Team Romney intend to do with their fundraising advantage in the

French Socialist President Hollande: “I should endorse Mitt Romney”
9/26/2012 12:41:08 PM  Erika Johnsen
In my experience, the term “socialist” usually produces a fairly negative reaction from lots of my fellow Americans, as it very well should; I mean, it’s only a repeatedly failed system of oppressive governance that demonstrably

House Armed Services chair: Obama admin hiding truth on Libya until after election; Update: “Full explanation”?
9/26/2012 12:01:47 PM  Ed Morrissey
The outrage over the Benghazi attack and the Obama administration’s response has percolated for two weeks on Capitol Hill, but it’s breaking out into the open today.  Last week, the White House briefing for Congress frustrated Senator Bob

Ramirez on “bumps in the road”
9/26/2012 11:21:49 AM  Ed Morrissey
While this new editorial cartoon from Investors Business Daily’s Michael Ramirez uses Barack Obama’s “bumps in the road” comment from last Sunday’s interview on 60 Minutes as its main motif, the message is actually somewhat

CBO: Electric vehicles a loser that allow for more pollution
9/26/2012 10:41:18 AM  Ed Morrissey
We’ve been pretty tough on the Chevy Volt, GM’s entry into the electric vehicle/hybrid market, over the government subsidies that have been piled onto it for production and sale.  Maybe it’s time to give the government a hearing on the