HotAir Daily Express 01/29/2013


Kirsten Powers: The WH war on Fox News continues
1/29/2013 10:01:13 AM  Ed Morrissey
The White House war on Fox News hasn’t stopped at all, writes liberal Fox contributor Kirsten Powers today in a column published by the network.  After getting rebuked by other news agencies for ham-fisted attempts to exclude Fox reporters from

“60 Minutes” reporter on pattycake Obama/Hillary interview: They knew we weren’t going to “play gotcha” with them
1/29/2013 9:31:46 AM  Allahpundit
Via the Daily Caller, it’s one thing to softball an interview with The One so badly that even liberals are calling it “state-run media propaganda,” it’s another to go on TV and congratulate yourself for doing it. Kroft and Morgan

McCain: DHS Secretary to have final word on border security?
1/29/2013 9:01:57 AM  Ed Morrissey
That’s not what Marco Rubio thinks, but we’ll get back to that in a moment.  John McCain appeared on CBS This Morning to talk about the Gang of Eight proposal on immigration reform, and he starts out by insisting that “border security

Obama administration closing Gitmo-closing office
1/29/2013 8:31:46 AM  Ed Morrissey
Four years ago, Barack Obama’s first act as President was an executive order to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  The White House created a position at State of “special envoy” to Guantanamo, whose duties included


EXPOSED: Mainstream Medicine's Deadliest Conspiracy?
Can you believe this video? It's a phenomenon. In fact, it was sent to more than 289,000 people in just 24 hours! For the first time, mainstream medicine's deadliest conspiracy has been EXPOSED. Finally, this video is the 'shot heard around the world' the establishment prayed would never come. There are powerful interests hell-bent on minimizing the damage it is doing to corporate medicine's profit machine. Before it's banned, watch it here.

Notorious “gun map” wildly inaccurate
1/29/2013 8:01:13 AM  Ed Morrissey
When the Journal News published a map showing the location of all households in their corner of New York, gun-rights activists vehemently criticized the decision as irresponsible, one that put the entire community in danger.  As it turns out, they

Quotes of the day
1/28/2013 10:19:41 PM  Allahpundit
A marginalized group emerged from the shadows today to assert that they indeed have a voice, and a future, in American society. We speak, of course, of members of Congress. After years of scurrying for political cover, a brave handful of senators held a

Breaking: Eggs not bad for you and the NYT is on it
1/28/2013 9:35:31 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
You see what I did there? Oh, the poor maligned egg. Formerly a cherished staple of American breakfasts, it has in the last several decades been blamed for high cholesterol, heart attacks, and obesity. But not anymore, sayeth the New York Times.

Solis: I really wish I had been able to pass those spectacularly obtrusive farm-labor regulations, darn it
1/28/2013 8:14:51 PM  Erika Johnsen
Via the WFB, there is so much wrong with the bureaucratic attitude perfectly encapsulated by just this short clip, I hardly even know where to begin. MARTIN: What – some of the things that jumped out that you said, “Man! I have four years, but I still

Good news: Bipartisan group of House members working on immigration bill too
1/28/2013 7:24:30 PM  Allahpundit
If you assume that some sort of terrible immigration reform bill is destined to pass, then maybe this is for the best. According to a House member involved in the talks, the bipartisan group is extremely close to not only an agreement, but to actually

Pentagon moving to enhance fighting force against a potential “cyber-Pearl Harbor”
1/28/2013 6:34:16 PM  Erika Johnsen
Leon Panetta is wrapping up his tenure as secretary of Defense, but the Pentagon is moving forward with initiatives to beef up the United States’ cybersecurity forces and better prepare for what the government points to as the coming arms race of

Report: Boy Scouts may drop ban on gay scouts, scout leaders
1/28/2013 5:44:07 PM  Allahpundit
A case study in why (most) gay-marriage supporters won’t despair even if SCOTUS ends up upholding Prop 8 this year: Over time, cultural change will help them achieve what courts can’t or won’t. The Scouts won an epic Supreme Court

Ten things you should know about union membership numbers
1/28/2013 5:19:56 PM  Mike Antonucci
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual report on union membership last week and the news was pretty grim. While the economy added almost 2.4 million jobs in 2012, union membership was down by almost 400,000. Digging through the data led to

Aznar: We need to defend Western values
1/28/2013 4:31:19 PM  Ed Morrissey
What do Europeans think about American leadership, Western values, and the need to defend democracy?  Dennis Prager decided to ask the former Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar — and his answers might surprise viewers.  In another

Democrats beg Obama: Please don’t offer your own immigration bill
1/28/2013 3:51:16 PM  Allahpundit
David Frum gave him the same advice vis-a-vis gun control last month. Anything O touches will be instantly polarized and generate entrenched GOP opposition, so if he’s serious about getting something done, why wade in? Simple answer: Because he

Study: We all might be “overestimating climate sensitivity”
1/28/2013 3:11:57 PM  Erika Johnsen
Having heard it straight from President Obama last Monday, the “devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms” looming in our immediate future are all imminent catastrophes fueled by rapid climate change

The Ed Morrissey Show: Senator Marco Rubio, Kevin McCullough; Update: Rubio says “I will not be part of a bill” that doesn’t guarantee enforcement
1/28/2013 2:36:37 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), we start the show off with Senator Marco Rubio, who will discuss the new bipartisan compromise on immigration reform. Will we get border security and visa reform before normalization, and how will Rubio

Business world bracing for flood of new regulations from Obama
1/28/2013 2:31:42 PM  Ed Morrissey
The Hill has bad news for businessmen as the second term of Barack Obama begins, and … more bad news.  First, businesses foresee a flood of regulations as Obama uses the executive branch to push an agenda that has no chance of getting through

National media focus on small gun-control protest, miss massive March for Life
1/28/2013 1:51:48 PM  Ed Morrissey
Nearly a half-million people gathered in the nation’s capital in a political protest on Friday.  What did the nation’s news media consider more newsworthy than the March for Life, which opposes abortion?  Well, a crowd that amounted to

Powers: That Obama-Clinton interview looked just like “state-run media propaganda”
1/28/2013 1:11:53 PM  Erika Johnsen
President Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Clinton sat down together for a 60 Minutes interview, aired last night, that I’d say was approximately zero parts hard-hitting foreign-policy discussion and all parts mutually complementary

All your automotive stimulus are belong to China
1/28/2013 12:41:48 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
First, there was the Lie of the Year, which turned out to be true. Mark Hemingway: Last month, PolitiFact selected its “Lie of the Year.” Given PolitiFact’s dubious record of singling out Republicans for lying far more often than

Rubio: We need an immigration-reform plan that recognizes reality
1/28/2013 12:01:57 PM  Ed Morrissey
Tomorrow, Barack Obama will launch his immigration-reform effort with a speech in Las Vegas.  Marco Rubio beats him to it by publishing a column in today’s Las Vegas Review-Journal explaining the bipartisan compromise that he helped to shape.  To

Appeals court to EPA: Don’t you think you’re being a little overly optimistic with the biofuels, there?
1/28/2013 11:31:37 AM  Erika Johnsen
The Environmental Protection Agency is getting taken to court left and right for their many overzealous regulations and intrusions into private industry, with varying results– but on Friday, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that,

New GOP strategy: Run subtle, run deep
1/28/2013 11:01:41 AM  Ed Morrissey
Just three months after losing what most thought was a winnable election, the Republican Party believes it has a handle on how to proceed over the next two years as it rebuilds.  Instead of sharp public attacks on Barack Obama and brinksmanship with

Dems reassure supporters: The border-enforcement stuff in the new immigration plan is just a talking point for the GOP
1/28/2013 10:31:21 AM  Allahpundit
Glorious candor from lefty Greg Sargent. Granted, this message is aimed at liberals by liberals in hopes of selling them on an immigration bill they won’t completely like — damn it, why can’t we have even weaker borders?? — but it