HotAir Daily Express 12/16/2013


NYT notices hot new trend among sheriffs: ignore gun-control laws
12/16/2013 9:41:41 AM  Ed Morrissey
What happens when legislatures pass unworkable or just plain stupid laws? Thanks to the innovators at the White House, who love to ignore laws in their own signature legislation when they become inconvenient (like employer mandates in ObamaCare), other

New AP poll: 46% of insured have been hit with ObamaCare changes
12/16/2013 9:01:57 AM  Ed Morrissey
The headline report for the new AP poll focuses on the erosion of coverage for Americans who already had insurance — and that may understate the damage this poll shows.  The survey shows a rapid increase in disapproval over the handling of

Two Congressmen claim secret report on 9/11 pins the blame on Saudi Arabia
12/16/2013 8:23:33 AM  Ed Morrissey
What we know from the New York Post’s report on the claim from Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch and Republican Rep. Walter Jones is that two administrations have kept 28 pages of a 2002 report on the 9/11 so highly classified that they don’t

Quotes of the day
12/15/2013 8:01:08 PM  Allahpundit
Why do Republicans even bother trying to delay Obamacare? President Barack Obama’s doing it all by himself… Sure, Obama’s not doing the things Republicans have suggested — push off centerpieces like the individual mandate, or even put the entire


A brief word on James Bond and martinis
12/15/2013 6:31:23 PM  Jazz Shaw
Finishing up the weekend, the fun crushing nanny state has come up with a new target. James Bond. And why? Because he drinks too much. James Bond’s love of martinis would have left him both shaken and stirred as he consumed four times the weekly

Reich: People are going to “stop complaining” about ObamaCare when enrollment picks up
12/15/2013 5:01:28 PM  Erika Johnsen
…Are you sure about that? Via RCP: ROBERT REICH: Well, justified, not justified. What the president wanted to talk about this week was the fact that there are 350,000, 360,000 enrollees in November, new enrollees in November at the — on the

Ryan on budget fight – Let’s keep it in the family
12/15/2013 3:31:35 PM  Jazz Shaw
The Sunday morning shows trotted out the inevitable topic of the “GOP Civil War” yet again today (since there’s really no topic they’d rather talk about), and Paul Ryan was the target du jour. Meet the Press, after an unending

White House delayed a raft of regulations until after 2012 election
12/15/2013 2:01:11 PM  Jazz Shaw
Let’s see a show of hands from all of you who are shocked – shocked, I say – to hear this one. Who could have possibly imagined that a series of heavy handed regulations being drawn up by the Executive branch might be delayed in 2011

NFL Week 15 open thread
12/15/2013 12:31:01 PM  Jazz Shaw
Ed will be back here for the end of the season, but we’ll continue to plod along with the NFL picks until then. This week his Pittsburgh Steelers are matched up with the 9-4 Bengals playing at home. Cincinnati is a two point favorite in this one

When presidents try to play Robin Hood
12/15/2013 11:01:46 AM  Jazz Shaw
I recently published a column expressing my willingness to engage progressives on the subject of “income inequality” in America. It generated a rather surprising amount of hate mail from people who insisted I was living in denial, wedded to