HotAir Daily Express 09/30/2013

Hot Air Daily Express

Popes John XXIII, John Paul II to be canonized April 27th
9/30/2013 10:01:51 AM  Ed Morrissey
Two of the great figures of the Second Vatican Council will be canonized on the same day next year.  The Vatican announced that they will add Popes John Paul II and John XXIII to the list of saints on April 27th next year.  That falls on Divine Mercy

Holder to sue North Carolina over voter-ID law
9/30/2013 9:21:14 AM  Ed Morrissey
It’s not just Texas where Attorney General Eric Holder wants to get around the Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County. The Department of Justice will announce this morning that they will file a lawsuit to block North Carolina’s

Obama, Netanyahu to meet as Israel announces arrest of Iranian spy
9/30/2013 8:41:51 AM  Ed Morrissey
Today’s summit meeting between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu promised a renewed focus on the Israeli-Palestinian peace effort, but a phone call last week changed the calculus.  With the US talking about normalization of relations with Iran

Poll shows plurality of small-business owners supporting gov’t shutdown
9/30/2013 8:01:16 AM  Ed Morrissey
Democrats and the White House warn that a government shutdown over the budget impasse and the fight over ObamaCare will damage the economy. Those on the front lines of the economy seem ready to make that sacrifice, at least for a while.  According to a

The Fed Just Guaranteed $9 Gas and $3800 Gold

The Scary Truth Behind Washington Budget Fights

Obamacare Projected to Spike Gold Prices

Quotes of the day
9/29/2013 8:01:31 PM  Allahpundit
McCarthy, the third-ranking House Republican, said his chamber will send the continuing resolution back to the Senate with “another provision” attached, and said there are “few other options” for those provisions… Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Film review: Rush
9/29/2013 6:31:33 PM  Ed Morrissey
The rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt captured the attention of the Formula 1 racing world in 1976, but it started years earlier — and was more than just a clash of personalities.  The rivalry drove both men to excel and perhaps take too

To aid their finally, barely positive economic growth, France decides to… raise taxes. Again.
9/29/2013 5:01:07 PM  Erika Johnsen
It almost seems like it was only a short time ago that France’s Socialist-with-a-capital-S government was finally starting to come to grips with the fact that the tax burden they’ve taken to imposing on their citizens has been so huge as to

On the eve of destruction, a government spending spree
9/29/2013 3:31:07 PM  Jazz Shaw
Dr. Joyner points us to an example of what is, sadly, an all too common practice in Washington, but perhaps one which is coming with the worst timing and optics possible. As Congress battles back and forth over spending and whether or not we’ll

Video: SNL zings ObamaCare in cold open
9/29/2013 2:01:57 PM  Ed Morrissey
I saw a lot about this on Twitter last night before hitting the sack, but didn’t see it until this morning. It’s a Mulligan stew of references and zingers, including one about Ted Cruz (meh), and another about how we could save $5 billion a

NFL Week 4 open thread
9/29/2013 12:31:29 PM  Ed Morrissey
So far, this season has been less than successful for either my Pittsburgh Steelers or my own picks.  The Steelers are 0-3, having lost to the Bears last week in a particularly ugly manner.  Today they’re in Jolly Old London to play the equally

Dewhurst: Texas could turn blue if you get complacent
9/29/2013 11:01:05 AM  Jazz Shaw
I haven’t heard much from (or about) Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst since he came in second in his Senate primary race with Ted Cruz. But he’s still on the job in the Lone Star state and taking an active role in state politics. He probably