HotAir Daily Express 04/29/2013


NBC: Yeah, the White House regrets setting that red line with Syria
4/29/2013 10:01:36 AM  Ed Morrissey
Posture in haste, repent at leisure.  Barack Obama drew a very public red line with Syria, threatening American intervention if chemical weapons got used in the civil war taking place since the Arab Spring of 2011. Now that US, NATO, and Israeli intel

Cuomo out if Hillary runs?
4/29/2013 9:21:02 AM  Ed Morrissey
Hey, it’s more of an excuse than his father ever provided: Gov. Cuomo has quietly told associates that he is resigned to the fact that he can’t run for president in 2016 if Hillary Rodham Clinton enters the race, as is widely expected, sources told

Second LiveAction video: Abortion survivors like DNR patients
4/29/2013 8:41:24 AM  Ed Morrissey
The difference, of course, is that patients usually choose the “Do not resuscitate” order for themselves.  In this Washington DC abortion clinic, a doctor advises an undercover reporter for Live Action that the survival of a

Video: Russian raid connected to Tsarnaev case?
4/29/2013 8:01:40 AM  Ed Morrissey
The timing certainly looks … intriguing. On Sunday morning, Russian forces raided the compound of an Islamist network once run by Abu Dujan in the Caucasus — a leader whose videos were in Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s YouTube page. The raid


Quotes of the day
4/28/2013 8:01:50 PM  Allahpundit
Across Syria, rebel-held areas are dotted with Islamic courts staffed by lawyers and clerics, and by fighting brigades led by extremists. Even the Supreme Military Council, the umbrella rebel organization whose formation the West had hoped would sideline

Music store owner exercises Second Amendment rights to substantial effect
4/28/2013 6:31:16 PM  Jazz Shaw
Who really needs a gun anyway, right? You’re more likely to be shot with your own gun or … let’s just stop it, shall we? In Pennsylvania, the owner of a music shop found himself in a tight spot when an intruder came in, attacked him and

Manchin: We are “absolutely” going to try for another gun-control vote
4/28/2013 5:01:09 PM  Erika Johnsen
The Senate’s proposed gun-control bill crashed and burned earlier this month, and Majority Leader Harry Reid signaled that he was going to put the issue on the political shelf where it would presumably start to gather dust — but that might

Too good to check. Federal grant for studying… duck genitals
4/28/2013 3:31:03 PM  Jazz Shaw
There’s no point in beating around the bush on this one, if you’ll pardon the pun. We should probably get right to the bottom of this fowl story. WASHINGTON: Patricia Brennan received $384,949 from the U.S. government to study duck

Video: Russians tapped Tsarnaev phone calls?
4/28/2013 2:01:29 PM  Ed Morrissey
CBS brings us this interesting tidbit from the what-if files of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation — as in, what if the Russians had shared this information in 2011 along with its allegedly cryptic warning about Tamerlan Tsarnaev? Would it

Washington’s brilliant new plan to clean up legacy wells
4/28/2013 12:31:42 PM  Jazz Shaw
Back in February, we told you about the touchy situation in Alaska where some actual incidents of pollution can be found. But instead of finding the culprits at the various Big Oil companies which are regularly demonized, the wells are under the care of

Video: Was Gosnell an aberration in late-term abortions?
4/28/2013 11:01:12 AM  Ed Morrissey
The trial of Kermit Gosnell — and the media silence on it for much of the proceedings — have shone a light on lat-term abortions that abortion advocates have hardly welcomed.  In response, the abortion industry has argued that Gosnell was an