HotAir Daily Express 10/14/2013

Hot Air Daily Express

AQ growing in strength in Syria, Iraq
10/14/2013 10:01:10 AM  Ed Morrissey
The Syrian opposition in the civil war has increasingly fallen under domination by al-Qaeda, but the problem isn’t limited to that nation, either. First, NBC reports on a series of car-bombings in Damascus by rebels, reported by Richard Engel, who

House GOP mulling short-term debt-ceiling increase
10/14/2013 9:21:10 AM  Ed Morrissey
Does this sound familiar? House Republican leadership are looking closely at the calendar, with the debt-ceiling limit about to hit on October 17th, just three days away, and Senate rules setting up a picket fence of delays for any solution to it to

CO governor to gun-control groups: Don’t come around here no more
10/14/2013 8:41:28 AM  Ed Morrissey
It’s not because John Hickenlooper doesn’t support their cause, mind you, but that their presence has backfired in a big way in Colorado.  The governor tells USA Today’s Susan Page that it might be a good idea for Michael Bloomberg and

Finally: Bob Costas weighs in on Redskins name controversy
10/14/2013 8:01:11 AM  Ed Morrissey
Thanks to a long and wonderful day with my granddaughters, I didn’t get a chance to watch the RedskinsBarrycaders-Cowboys game until well after halftime, and it turned out to be much as I predicted (which is rare enough this season, I grant you). I

Quotes of the day
10/13/2013 8:01:23 PM  Allahpundit
Talks on ending the government shutdown and preventing default have once again deadlocked, but this time it is Democrats who are demanding changes to current law as a condition for ending the impasse. With the two sides now negotiating to extend

Does your Obamacare cost too much? Make less money!
10/13/2013 6:31:24 PM  Jazz Shaw
This is a story out of California that’s been making the rounds this weekend and definitely needs to be filed under, “Who could have possibly seen this coming?” Some of the people who managed the feat of getting through the

Two tier voting systems in two states
10/13/2013 5:01:19 PM  Jazz Shaw
Ever since the Supreme Court ruled on Arizona’s voter ID laws, people following this debate have wondered if or how the state would deal with the local and state level elections which were not covered by the ruling. The New York Times has a

Big Ethanol’s response to EPA’s possible RFS-rollback: Panic.
10/13/2013 3:31:48 PM  Erika Johnsen
In what would be a pretty historical retreat, leaked draft documents last week revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency might actually considering reducing their ethanol-blending requirements for the country’s refiners through the

Open Thread: The Vets march on Washington
10/13/2013 2:01:55 PM  Jazz Shaw
If you were relying on the usual cable news channels, you probably wouldn’t even know this was happening today, but the much anticipated veterans’ march on DC has been well under way for a while now. At least the local news is covering

NFL Week 6 open thread
10/13/2013 12:31:40 PM  Ed Morrissey
The Pittsburgh Steelers return to action today after a much-needed bye week, in which head coach Mike Tomlin banned games from the facilities of the 0-4 team until they win a game.  They go back on the road to play the 3-2 New York Jets, who are

Columbus Day myths and legends
10/13/2013 11:01:56 AM  Jazz Shaw
Since the Beltway occupants are mostly taking a day off from the Shutdownpalooza, perhaps we can do likewise, at least for a little while. Tomorrow is one of the more frequently debated of the federal holidays – Columbus Day – and Christopher