HotAir Daily Express 12/10/2013

Hot Air Daily Express

Obama on GM bailout: “Today, that bet has paid off.”
12/10/2013 9:41:48 AM  Erika Johnsen
I felt the need to post this as an addendum to last night’s news that the federal government has finally sold off their remaining shares in General Motors, mostly because President Obama and his administration’s constant commandeering of

GOP rep launches Senate primary against John Cornyn in Texas
12/10/2013 8:51:57 AM  Allahpundit
A last-minute shocker before the filing deadline, although you can understand the logic. Bigger conservative names in Texas had already passed on challenging Cornyn despite tea-party perceptions that he’s an incorrigible RINO. Steve Stockman looked

Quotes of the day
12/9/2013 10:41:24 PM  Allahpundit
A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban

Poll: Tom Cotton up 7 on Mark Pryor in Arkansas
12/9/2013 9:51:25 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Kellyanne Conway’s group did the polling. It’s not one of the news group polls, which use a Democratic and Republican pollster together. Can’t make Pryor feel good: Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor trails his Republican challenger, Rep. Tom

2 Words Obama Doesn’t Want You to Know
There are 2 words -- just 2 words -- that Obama, Congress and Corporate America hope you’ll never realize.
But, as you’ll see in this very brief video, these 2 simple words could help keep the government out of your life for good, no matter what stupid laws they pass (ahem… Obamacare…)
Find out what these 2 words are, right here, and discover just how you can make them work for you.

Report: Sarah Palin to host show on Sportsman Channel
12/9/2013 9:11:35 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
On one hand, this sounds like something I’d watch, ala “Only in America” with Larry the Cable Guy, which is quite good and garners more than double the viewers of CNN primetime. On the other hand, I kind of wish it were called

Colin Powell: Second look at single-payer health care?
12/9/2013 8:31:00 PM  Allahpundit
Via the Right Scoop. I was trying to decide whether to blog this as my last post of the day or the story about social conservatives wanting to draft Mike Huckabee to run for president in 2016. But then I realized, I’ve already written the Huckabee

Treasury sells off the last of its GM stock at a $10 billion taxpayer loss
12/9/2013 7:41:29 PM  Erika Johnsen
And with that, it’s “Government Motors” no more. At least, not officially. U.S. taxpayers no longer own any of automaker General Motors. The Treasury sold the last of its remaining 31.1 million GM shares today. The taxpayer loss on the

Poll: Plurality of Americans oppose Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran
12/9/2013 6:51:40 PM  Allahpundit
This is consistent with O’s numbers being in the toilet on, well, everything, but whenever I see a poll on a subject as esoteric as this, I think of those Jimmy Kimmel man-on-the-street interviews where he gets people to opine on stuff that

Lone Survivor: Marcus Luttrell on Operation Redwing, eight years later
12/9/2013 6:01:08 PM  Erika Johnsen
As I mentioned back in August, I was pumped when I first learned that Hollywood was basing a film off of Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10, the mind-blowing biography by retired Navy SEAL

Paul Ryan’s budget conference: beware of fake cuts
12/9/2013 5:11:22 PM  Kevin Glass
Rep. Paul Ryan might lend his name to a budget deal with Sen. Patty Murray that’s set to come out of conference at the end of this week. One of the items high on the agenda is a way to repeal-and-replace budget cuts scheduled to take effect due to

Mark Halperin predicts: If Hillary doesn’t run for president, John Kerry will
12/9/2013 4:21:07 PM  Allahpundit
Via Matt Lewis and Mediaite. Masterful trolling, just because it implicitly poses the one question more than any other that the Clintons don’t want people asking: What is it that makes Hillary so great? The starkest illustration of that point, at

Did Newtown wreck Obama’s second term?
12/9/2013 3:31:13 PM  Allahpundit
A simple point from Alex Seitz-Wald. Amnesty is the big Democratic prize for Hopenchange 2.0 and there was no better time to muscle Republicans into it than in the first flush after their traumatic election loss last November. The RNC was already

Covered California handed over contact information of those who did not ask to be contacted to insurance agents
12/9/2013 2:41:52 PM  Steve Eggleston
In the latest sign of desperation to get paying people signed up for ObamaCare before the end of the year, the state-run Covered California handed over the contact information of those who signed up to check out the coverage options but did not ask to be

On second thought, maybe Fast & Furious isn’t the most egregious ATF operation of the last 10 years
12/9/2013 1:51:28 PM  Allahpundit
Twitter went crazy last night after an NYT editor teased a story they were working on for the a.m. as “very unusual” and “groundbreaking.” The result didn’t live up to the hype — it’s good, but not the

Iran already courting major European oil companies for increased investment, production in 2014
12/9/2013 1:01:50 PM  Erika Johnsen
As Iran continues to plow ahead with furthering their uranium enrichment technology, they have wasted no time in getting to work on reversing the crippling effects of the sanctions on which they managed to convince the Obama administration and the

Obama’s foreign policy is alienating the “moderate” Arab world
12/9/2013 12:11:03 PM  jeffdunetz
Before Anwar Sadat took over, Egypt and the majority of the “moderate” Arab world were satellites of the Soviet Union. Sadat dumped the Soviets for the West, which upset the Egyptian military (but American dollars earned their love and

MSNBC: Let’s face it, “ObamaCare” was a word coined by wealthy white men to diminish Obama’s accomplishments
12/9/2013 11:21:30 AM  Allahpundit
Via RCP. By coincidence, Charles Cooke has a piece out today on the alternate universe you too can inhabit if only you Lean Forward far enough: America II, as anyone who watches the channel will discover rather swiftly, hosts a supermajority of

Maduro’s party wins Venezuelan elections, immediately announces plans to bring the pain to the business sector
12/9/2013 10:31:17 AM  Erika Johnsen
I don’t think anybody was expecting a very different outcome (indeed, I’m not convinced that an alternative outcome is even allowed, if you know what I mean), but if there’s any good news to be found here, it’s that Maduro and his