HotAir Daily Express 11/28/2013

Hot Air Daily Express


Quotes of the day
11/27/2013 9:01:26 PM  Allahpundit
Another city, another fundraiser. Again, “Hail to the Chief” played, and again, President Obama opened with his routine act: “It’s good to be back in San Francisco! Love this place!” He recognized the outstanding mayor and outstanding members of Congress

Obama letter to conservative: I’ve been quite respectful of you tea-baggers
11/27/2013 8:01:26 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
A Texas teacher sent a letter to President Obama about his opposition to Obamacare and got a hand-written letter in return. Thomas J. Ritter wrote to the president ­expressing his dismay over the Affordable Health Care Act, and was surprised to get a

Colorado Democrat resigns just before recall petition deadline
11/27/2013 7:01:59 PM  Erika Johnsen
Just after the successful Colorado recall effort earlier this fall, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz auspiciously reminded voters that “the recall results will do nothing to change the Democratic control of the Colorado House, Senate and

Standoff: U.S. sends two B-52s through disputed airspace claimed by China
11/27/2013 6:01:21 PM  Allahpundit
I want to flag this now in case you missed it yesterday just so that we’re all on the same page when, not if, an “incident” occurs in the not-distant future. Yesterday Obama sent B-52s, today he’s sending warships to accompany the


Pattern: Obama admin again releases regulatory agenda right before a holiday
11/27/2013 5:01:06 PM  Erika Johnsen
Twice a year, every year, the White House is legally required to release a unified regulatory agenda to indicate for the public record precisely what it is the many arms of our now sprawling bureaucracy are planning to impose upon the American people.

Durable goods orders drop 2% as weekly jobless claims edge downward
11/27/2013 4:01:00 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today’s economic numbers are a decidedly mixed bag, but don’t tell the Associated Press.  On one hand, the October durable-goods report shows a 2% decline across the board, the first overall decline in three months.  Even without the volatile

Yep: Unions get their exemption from ObamaCare’s reinsurance fee
11/27/2013 3:01:47 PM  Erika Johnsen
The inevitable conclusion to the drama that was Big Labor at first relentlessly campaigning on behalf of both ObamaCare and Barack Obama, only to realize just a little too late that ObamaCare would have a pernicious effect on them personally by messing

Holiday news dump: WH to delay online ObamaCare exchange for small businesses for one year
11/27/2013 2:01:31 PM  Allahpundit
A little something new to introduce into the dinner conversation tomorrow if/when one of your guests starts reciting OFA talking points. You might want to start making a list of your own, frankly. There’s a lot to talk about. Gabe Malor notes that

The Ed Morrissey Show: Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson
11/27/2013 1:41:04 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we’ll roll into Thanksgiving with a wrap-up show featuring Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show. Duane and I will review the short week, and prepare everyone for the PR

Video: The PR push this weekend will have a strangely missing ingredient
11/27/2013 1:01:57 PM  Ed Morrissey
And that will be “the price.” This segment on Fox Business with Forbes’ Avik Roy starts off by discussing the continuing security gaps in, which leave consumers vulnerable to identity theft by exposing their private data

White House to skip big PR push for ObamaCare enrollment in December — for fear that traffic will overwhelm the website
11/27/2013 12:01:26 PM  Allahpundit
A month ago, the goal was to have working in time for the anticipated post-Thanksgiving crush of enrollments before the December 15th deadline. A month later, here’s how Sebelius defines “working”: dministration

Surprise: Iran deal not actually a deal yet
11/27/2013 11:01:08 AM  Ed Morrissey
Yesterday, Iran accused the US of lying about the terms of the deal on nuclear proliferation announced over the weekend, which produced this lament by John Hinderaker at Power Line: “One yearns for the good old days when, if there was a conflict