HotAir Daily Express 11/27/2013

Hot Air Daily Express


Is the Obama White House photo policy reminiscent of Soviet propaganda?
11/27/2013 10:01:52 AM  Ed Morrissey
It’s been fifteen months since the last mainstream media revolt against the White House, and this one looks less impressive than its predecessor.  The White House press corps began slamming the Obama administration for its failure to give them

NSA collecting porn activity to discredit “radicalizers”
11/27/2013 9:01:31 AM  Ed Morrissey
Does the latest NSA revelation show the agency creating newer and more humane efforts to defuse potential terrorist situations through discrediting their leaders — or a dangerous new direction for government snooping? Perhaps this might be a little

Black Friday shopping for conservatives
11/27/2013 8:01:40 AM  Jazz Shaw
Will you be heading out on Friday to compete with crowds of insane, shoving, kicking screaming people for Black Friday deals? Me neither. Unless it’s something taking place at a bar involving a football game, you’re not getting me out of the

Quotes of the day
11/26/2013 9:41:50 PM  Allahpundit
Pope Francis attacked unfettered capitalism as “a new tyranny” and beseeched global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality, in a document on Tuesday setting out a platform for his papacy and calling for a renewal of the Catholic


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Obama responds to IRS abuse scandal by adding more regulations to abuse
11/26/2013 8:51:49 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
The problem with the IRS abuse scandal, in which the government agency was found to be systematically discriminating against conservative non-profits, is that a complex and vague campaign finance law system gives the government powers it shouldn’t

Obama: “When it comes to Congress, there is no such thing as an offer they can’t refuse”
11/26/2013 7:51:39 PM  Erika Johnsen
As Ed pointed out this morning, the White House is currently engaged in their umpteenth iteration of their emergency go-to Economic Pivot: The Anything But ObamaCare Edition, and the tactic has gotten so full of predictable clichés that it’s long

Ted Cruz, Iran hawk: This Geneva deal on the Iranian nuclear program is a disaster
11/26/2013 7:01:31 PM  Allahpundit
I wanted to write something contrasting his views on the deal with Rand Paul’s to explore how “tea party” foreign policy, such as it is, differs from libertarian foreign policy. But unless I missed it, Paul hasn’t uttered a word

Good news: Bloomberg’s gun-control group offering printable placemats for Thanksgiving dinner
11/26/2013 6:11:26 PM  Allahpundit
More or less annoying than the Thanksgiving ObamaCare talking points from OFA? I’m going to say “more,” not because of the subject matter but because the thought of sitting down to eat after a lecture about health insurance only to find

French Socialists: We should probably reform this convoluted tax code of ours, huh?
11/26/2013 5:21:54 PM  Erika Johnsen
I missed this last week, but in light of France’s third-quarter return to economic contraction and the anti-tax riots breaking out all over the country, it sounds like a few of the ruling French Socialists were finally moved to definite,

Florida GOP demands Radel’s resignation
11/26/2013 4:31:00 PM  Ed Morrissey
Looks like an apology and a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of possession didn’t do the trick for Congressman Trey Radel. Three officials from the Florida Republican Party demanded Radel’s resignation rather than just a leave of absence

Colorado underperforming on even their worst-case ObamaCare enrollment projections
11/26/2013 3:41:42 PM  Erika Johnsen
For lack of better federal-exchange related news, ObamaCare fans have lately turned to touting some of the enrollment numbers picking up speed in a handful of the fourteen states that independently constructed their own ObamaCare exchanges as proof of

Payoff: Feds to increase “risk payments” to insurers in return for un-canceling plans
11/26/2013 2:51:11 PM  Allahpundit
We all know about the “risk corridor” at this point, yes? Designed to spread the risk of budget overruns among insurers, it could end up as a mechanism for a federal bailout of the industry if the ObamaCare exchange risk pool ends up being

The Ed Morrissey Show: Andrew Malcolm
11/26/2013 2:45:44 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), my friend Andrew Malcolm joins us as always on today’s TEMS at 4 pm ET! The Prince of Twitter and I will discuss A;ec Baldwin’s quick exit at MSNBC, the OFA “talk” at Thanksgiving on

Report: Sixth- or seventh-most obnoxious MSNBC host fired for being obnoxious
11/26/2013 2:01:45 PM  Allahpundit
This is a rare moment where I’m disappointed that MSNBC doesn’t have better ratings. If it did, publishers would be scrambling to tell the incredible! true! story! of how the most successful cable news network in America hit ratings paydirt

White House now trolling local media for positive ObamaCare coverage
11/26/2013 1:11:41 PM  Ed Morrissey
What happens when a previously-adoring national media starts reporting on your failures and rejects your spin?  If you’re the Barack Obama White House, you start looking for media you can spin — even with transparently risible stunts like

Uh oh: Another ObamaCare “success” story turns sour for White House
11/26/2013 12:21:25 PM  Ed Morrissey
Nancy Clark was originally a booster of ObamaCare — so much so that the White House featured her in an April 2012 ad that still remains on the White House website today.  “My personal philosophy is that health care is a right and that it

Double-digit reversal: GOP now leads on generic ballot after trailing by eight points last month
11/26/2013 11:31:06 AM  Allahpundit
To see how unusual it is for the GOP to lead in this metric, scroll through RCP’s compilation of generic-ballot polling for 2013. Before this month, only once all year had Republicans topped Democrats in a poll taken by someone other than

White House: Website won’t be fixed by December 1
11/26/2013 10:41:23 AM  Ed Morrissey
Old and busted: will be fully operational by November 30th. New hotness: will, er, work better than it did by December 1! Brought to you by the same people who insisted that if you liked your insurance plan, you could keep