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HotAir Daily Express 03/06/2013 



 

Video: “You’re on your own”
3/6/2013 10:01:16 AM  Ed Morrissey
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Project Veritas is back on the gun-control beat with a brand new video out today.  With gun-control advocates insisting that Americans don’t really need firearms for personal protection because we have police forces to act as instant-response armed
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$60B in Iraq rebuilding efforts mostly wasted, IG concludes
3/6/2013 9:21:23 AM  Ed Morrissey
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Not entirely wasted, says Special Inspector General Stuart Bowen in his final report on Iraq reconstruction funding, but most of the $60 billion ended up either having little effect or negatively impacting the issues the money was meant to solve.  CBS
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ADP: 198,000 private-sector jobs added in February
3/6/2013 8:41:32 AM  Ed Morrissey
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With the BLS jobs report due on Friday, we once again start looking at the precursor data.  ADP, the payroll-processing giant, predicts that the US added 198,0000 jobs in the previous month, which would be a relatively positive report — if
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Reuters poll: Obama approval drops to 43%
3/6/2013 8:01:17 AM  Ed Morrissey
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A few days ago, I noted that a Reason/Rupe poll had Barack Obama’s approval rating underwater at 47/49, even with a sample that gave Democrats an 11-point edge over Republicans.  At the time, I called it an outlier, as Obama had been enjoying
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Quotes of the day
3/5/2013 10:41:07 PM  Allahpundit
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Senate Republicans involved in touchy negotiations to overhaul immigration laws reaffirmed their commitment Tuesday to establishing a path to citizenship for those now living in the United States illegally — despite a surprising defection on the key
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Brace yourselves: D.C. poised to torture rest of country whining over clumsily named snowstorm
3/5/2013 10:21:14 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
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Are you ready for this one? It’s predicted to snow maybe 5-8 inches in the capital tonight and tomorrow morning, and there’s a movement afoot to call if Snowquester. God, this place is the worst. I wonder how many White House tours will be
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Gohmert: Oh, we can’t afford WH tours anymore? Okay, how about no golf outings either?
3/5/2013 9:31:35 PM  Erika Johnsen
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Heh. Allahpundit already explained the motivations behind the White House’s announcement that they’re cancelling all public tours of the president’s residence until further notice; the Obama administration is putting all of their best
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Klansman sighting that shut down Oberlin campus was student wrapped in a blanket
3/5/2013 8:41:52 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
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When I saw this story Monday, I wondered when we might find out that something much less sinister was afoot: Early this morning, there was a report of a person wearing a hood and robe resembling a KKK outfit between South and the Edmonia Lewis Center and
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House GOP: We’re going to need to investigate ICE for those released illegal immigrants
3/5/2013 8:01:35 PM  Erika Johnsen
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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano had one of the starring roles in the White House’s Nightmare-on-Sequester-Street messaging in the run-up to the budget cuts’ implementation last week, warning that “under
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Newest CPAC speaker: Donald Trump
3/5/2013 7:22:31 PM  Allahpundit
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The conservatives I follow on Twitter, none more so than the boss emeritus, are tearing him and CPAC apart for this. (See Twitchy for a round-up.) But there’s an obvious explanation for why he’s invited, isn’t there? The American
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Eric Holder: Yes, in extraordinary circumstances, the president can order Americans killed on American soil
3/5/2013 6:41:06 PM  Allahpundit
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Quite a headline, huh? But I think this says more about Holder’s political skills, or lack thereof, than about the White House instituting any egregious new policy. Remember when Rand Paul said he’d demand an answer from John Brennan on
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Dem state senator to rape victim: Having a gun on you probably wouldn’t have stopped him, you know
3/5/2013 6:01:18 PM  Allahpundit
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Via Katie Pavlich, who reminds us that Colorado is the same state that brought us the urination defense to sexual assault in lieu of carrying concealed plus this moron mumbling about women with guns maybe taking potshots at innocent men whom they only
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Breaking: Hugo Chavez is dead; Update: Democratic rep mourns; Update: So does Jimmy Carter
3/5/2013 5:21:10 PM  Erika Johnsen
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Well, that’s that: Chavez’s lieutenants have been insisting for months that the Venezuelan president would be making a full recovery from his cancer-related operations and that Venezuelans had no cause for alarm — but they’ve been
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It’s come to this: Sequestration forces cancellation of … White House tours
3/5/2013 4:41:59 PM  Allahpundit
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I was prepared to laugh it off but then I found out they’re canceling tours at Joe Biden’s home too. Obviously it’s serious. No, really, though, our president’s a joke: The White House announced Tuesday that it was canceling all
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Poll: Yep, most Americans are still just fine with the Keystone pipeline
3/5/2013 4:01:01 PM  Erika Johnsen
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Just in case the Obama administration had any doubt as to whether or not the general American public is supportive of the Keystone XL pipeline’s construction while they continue to bend over backwards catering to well-monied, radical
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NRO: Ammunition purchases by government not a conspiracy
3/5/2013 3:21:26 PM  Ed Morrissey
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We have been getting plenty of e-mail about purchases and contracts for ammunition by government agencies, which seem to have prompted a run on ammunition by private consumers and the shortages that these runs usually entail.  The e-mails usually express
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Also not invited to CPAC: Bob McDonnell
3/5/2013 2:41:27 PM  Allahpundit
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Remember how McDonnell’s and Christie’s gubernatorial wins in 2009 gave conservatives a jolt of optimism after the catastrophe of 2008? Good times, good times. No surprise here after he broke his promise not to raise taxes in order to fund
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The Ed Morrissey Show: Andrew Malcolm
3/5/2013 2:36:15 PM  Ed Morrissey
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Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), my friend Andrew Malcolm joins us as always on today’s TEMS at 3 pm ET! The Prince of Twitter and I will discuss my upcoming trip to Rome, where I’ll pick Andrew’s brain for advice on reporting
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Video: The conclave crasher
3/5/2013 2:01:32 PM  Ed Morrissey
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No, this isn’t one of the Salahis, but it’s not entirely dissimilar, either. An Italian man dressed up as a bishop and managed to bluff his way past the first security level of the Vatican, but his ruse didn’t go unnoticed for long. CBS
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Krauthammer: Our aid to Egypt really ought to hinge on political reform
3/5/2013 1:21:39 PM  Erika Johnsen
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Egypt’s economy is in bad place, with an unemployment rate of around 13 percent and an even worse youth unemployment rate, and Morsi’s government has been negotiating with the International Monetary Fund about a $4.8 billion loan package to
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Scenes from the Sequestrocalypse: TSA to spend $50 million on new uniforms
3/5/2013 12:41:22 PM  Ed Morrissey
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Say, are you getting frustrated by long lines at the airport?  Janet Napolitano wants you to know that the sequester is to blame for your woes.  Following up on a more general warning she gave a week ago about the impact of the sequester, the DHS
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A return to practical conservatism
3/5/2013 12:01:22 PM  Ed Morrissey
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Politico leads off today with a whither-the-GOP analysis that looks at some interesting trends within the party and the conservative movement.  Like most of these pieces, Maggie Haberman’s article provides a good overview of the various
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Video: Dem Senate candidate in IA blames filibusters for budget failure
3/5/2013 11:21:03 AM  Ed Morrissey
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Michael Warren at the Weekly Standard provides this nice catch of some serious ignorance on the part of a major candidate for Iowa’s open Senate seat.  Apparently, Bruce Braley doesn’t know much about the job he’s seeking in attempting
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Jeb Bush: Actually, I could support a path to citizenship in theory
3/5/2013 10:41:10 AM  Allahpundit
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WaPo’s selling this as a semi-reversal of yesterday’s full reversal on citizenship for illegals, but I’m not sure that’s true. Watch the clip below (via Think Progress). He’s not saying that he’s suddenly changed his
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