HotAir Daily Express 04/01/2013


Flake: Inevitable that a GOP presidential nominee will support SSM
4/1/2013 10:01:39 AM  Ed Morrissey
Via Mediaite, which claims that Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) “surprises” Chuck Todd with this answer.  I’m not sure that’s the case, but he probably surprised some of his fellow conservatives — even though Flake assures Todd

Russia: No bailout for big Cyprus depositors
4/1/2013 9:21:58 AM  Ed Morrissey
Not that Russia didn’t try, mind you.  Gazprom attempted an eleventh-hour white knight proposal that would have recapitalized Cyprus’ teetering banking system and allowed depositors to remain whole, but would have grabbed the natural-gas

Blumenthal: Nothing in the current gun bill would have prevented Newtown
4/1/2013 8:41:52 AM  Ed Morrissey
A rare moment of clarity arose during yesterday’s State of the Union interview with Senator Richard Blumenthal, after Candy Crowley challenged the gun-control advocate on the usefulness of the gun-control bill making its way through the Senate at

Video: South Korea warns North Korea that “a strong response” will follow provocations
4/1/2013 8:01:23 AM  Ed Morrissey
If the recent bluster from Pyongyang has intended to test the newly-elected South Korean president Park Geun-hye, they have their answer today. Park warned that Seoul was preparing “a strong response,” as the US added another high-profile


Quotes of the day
3/31/2013 8:01:12 PM  Allahpundit
A day after labor and business groups struck a deal on a new guest-worker program, key senators said they are within reach of finalizing an immigration overhaul proposal. Members of the Senate’s bipartisan “gang of eight,” which is crafting a

King: North Korea is more like an “organized crime family running a territory” than a government
3/31/2013 5:01:24 PM  Erika Johnsen
But, really. As the WSJ put it yesterday, the problem with just acting crazy as your diplomatic strategy is that it doesn’t rule out the possibility that you are crazy. The whole place is pretty much at the mercy of one man’s kicking and

Andrew and the giant rabbit
3/31/2013 3:01:46 PM  Jazz Shaw
By now I’m sure many of you are settled in with whichever Easter traditions you observe, but if you’re still browsing around for something to read, I’m going to offer up one suggestion which is a favorite of mine. Long time friend of

The politics of the Easter Egg roll
3/31/2013 12:01:09 PM  Jazz Shaw
I’ve never really thought of Easter as being the sort of day when one looks for “star studded events” unless you’ve got a special guest delivering the sermon at church. But that’s never managed to stop the denizens of