HotAir Daily Express 04/04/2013


Great news: Subprime auto loans up 18% in 2012
4/4/2013 10:01:42 AM  Ed Morrissey
Hey, who’s up for burying consumers in ridiculous loans and selling them off as securities on Wall Street?  I mean, it’s not as is this has worked out badly in the past, is it?  Well, okay, it didn’t work out so well when Fannie Mae and

ADP jobs report in March shows 158K growth in private sector (poll fixed)
4/4/2013 9:21:39 AM  Ed Morrissey
Tomorrow the BLS will release the official jobs report for March 2013, so once again we look to ADP and Gallup for predictive indicators.  ADP, which uses its extensive payroll-service data to estimate job growth in the private sector, usually comes in

ACLU to Reid: Not so fast on that gun-control bill
4/4/2013 8:41:54 AM  Ed Morrissey
So far, the media has portrayed concerns over civil rights in the Senate’s new gun-control push to be a paranoia among conservatives, and/or an artifact of fear-mongering by the NRA and gun manufacturers.  The Daily Caller provides something of a

Video: North Korea moving missiles to the coast
4/4/2013 8:01:09 AM  Ed Morrissey
Tensions continue to rise on the Korean peninsula, but the US may start telling everyone, “Relax.” Jim Clancy tells CNN that Pyonyang threatened today to close the Kaesong industrial complex down for good, putting 53,000 of its workers out of


EXPOSED: Mainstream Medicine’s Deadliest Conspiracy?
Can you believe this video? It’s a phenomenon. In fact, it was sent to more than 289,000 people in just 24 hours! For the first time, mainstream medicine’s deadliest conspiracy has been EXPOSED. Finally, this video is the ‘shot heard around the world’ the establishment prayed would never come. There are powerful interests hell-bent on minimizing the damage it is doing to corporate medicine’s profit machine. Before it’s banned, watch it here.

Quotes of the day
4/3/2013 10:01:38 PM  Allahpundit
In contrast to the Senate plan — which would provide one clear, if difficult, path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country — the House legislation will most likely offer three distinct paths to legal status. Young

Another gun manufacturer announces it’s leaving Colorado
4/3/2013 9:21:35 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
If Colorado wants to be the new California, businesses will flee it, just like they do California: HiViz Shooting Systems intends to leave Colorado in the wake of new state gun control legislation signed into law last month, according to the Northern

Mark Sanford: I was surprised when my mistress-turned-fiancee showed up at my victory speech last night
4/3/2013 8:41:46 PM  Allahpundit
The boss emeritus was all over this last night. My heart aches for the Sanford boys. Painful pic:… — Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 3, 2013 Really, really sad. MT @mattmackowiak Hang a lantern on your problem

North Carolina bill: The Constitution doesn’t bar us from making laws about religion
4/3/2013 8:01:55 PM  Allahpundit
Perfect flame-war bait for a slow news day. The bill itself doesn’t mention a “state religion,” although that power is implicit. The language is precise, and for a reason: The bill reads: SECTION 1. The North Carolina General

Joe Klein: My, the administration is looking pretty incompentent in Obamacare implementation
4/3/2013 7:21:25 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
This sounds remarkably like what we’ve been writing, and it’s nice to see a few Obamacare supporters recognize this reality. Holding Obamacare to its promises is rather important, no matter which side you’re on. On my side, it’s

Sequester solidarity: Obama to return five percent of his salary
4/3/2013 6:41:53 PM  Erika Johnsen
Gee, neato. President Obama plans to return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in solidarity with federal workers who are going to be furloughed as part of the automatic budget cuts known as the sequester, an administration official said

North Korean army: We have final approval to launch nuclear strikes on the U.S.
4/3/2013 6:01:21 PM  Allahpundit
I blame Dennis Rodman. Suicide by (global) cop? In a statement published by the official KCNA news agency, the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) said it was formally informing Washington that reckless US threats would be

U.S. embassy in Cairo restores their Twitter feed after Jon Stewart snafu with Egypt
4/3/2013 5:21:31 PM  Erika Johnsen
Over the weekend, Egyptian political satirist and television host Bassem Youssef was interrogated by Egyptian authorities after he was charged with “disrupting public order” for riffing on President Mohammad Morsi and Islam. Egypt arrested.

The obligatory “Rutgers coach fired for being abusive to players” post
4/3/2013 4:41:46 PM  Allahpundit
Via Ace, how long has it been since we’ve had a hotly disputed “minor authority figure exercises power in dubiously aggressive way” thread? Seems like a few years ago there’d be a new viral video every week of some cop tasering an

Video: Dem rep sponsoring gun-control bill seems to think that … magazines can’t be reloaded
4/3/2013 4:01:05 PM  Allahpundit
Lest you think the bit in the video is taken out of context, the Denver Post — which sponsored the forum — has its own item up marveling at the ignorance here. DeGette’s logic: If you stop new high-capacity magazines from being

Pfeiffer: Obama, softball interviews? I’m sure I don’t know what you mean
4/3/2013 3:21:15 PM  Erika Johnsen
The Obama White House has taken a lot of heat for a media strategy that seems to include limiting traditional access to the president in favor of less hard-hitting venues, but be reasonable, people! They’re merely approaching coverage of the

The Ed Morrissey Show: Guy Benson, Mary Katharine Ham, and some old dude
4/3/2013 2:57:44 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), it’s time again for our Salem All-Stars! Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham join me today to discuss today’s top stories. Plus, I struggle to hear these young whippersnappers and demand they get off my

Tapper: Obama regulators cashing in after very little enforcement
4/3/2013 2:41:40 PM  Ed Morrissey
Jake Tapper recently moved from the White House briefing room to CNN, but that doesn’t mean that one of the toughest reporters on that beat has given up his watch on the Obama administration. Yesterday evening, Tapper featured a recent trend among

Q-poll shows GOP 2016 field wide open
4/3/2013 2:01:14 PM  Ed Morrissey
We’re two years away from the start of the 2016 primary season … or at least we hope we are.  That makes polling for the presidential nomination in either party somewhat of a parlor game, as changes in fortunes for current policies and

Krauthammer: ObamaCare is pretty much destroying the essence of insurance
4/3/2013 1:21:00 PM  Erika Johnsen
The administration’s rollout plans for their perfect ObamaCare timeline just keep getting punctuated with flaws and delays, from Sebelius oh-so-casually admitting that the overhaul is causing some insurance premiums to rise, to Congressional

GOP worried that Sanford will implode?
4/3/2013 12:41:48 PM  Ed Morrissey
Mark Sanford won the runoff election and the Republican nomination to replace now-Senator Tim Scott in South Carolina’s 1st CD, with a special election in a little under five weeks against Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert Busch next on the

NRA spokesman: I personally could support expanded background checks
4/3/2013 12:01:30 PM  Ed Morrissey
NRO’s Andrew Johnson notes that the NRA rushed to counter its own spokesman for the new school-safety initiative shortly after this aired yesterday on CNN, but Asa Hutchinson’s “support” for expanded background checks was, shall

AP: Obama’s staying out of Syria to make Iran happy during nuke talks
4/3/2013 11:21:15 AM  Allahpundit
What better way to show an enemy that nuclear proliferation isn’t in their interest than by … ceding a crucial regional battlefield to them in hopes of getting them to play nice on nukes? Hello? President Barack Obama’s reluctance to

Video: Leno’s shot at the AP, Democrats, and immigration reform
4/3/2013 10:41:28 AM  Ed Morrissey
Obligatory, really, after the exceedingly silly public statement from the wire service yesterday. Newsbusters has the grab from last night’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno, in which Leno manages shots at the Associated Press, Democrats, and the rush