HotAir Daily Express 05/20/2013


WaPo vs WaPo (vs WaPo!) on IRS targeting of conservative groups
5/20/2013 10:01:41 AM  Ed Morrissey
If you feel like you may be getting whiplash from all of the spin on the IRS scandal, it just means you’re paying attention.  Over the weekend, people had a tough time keeping the story straight — even within a single newspaper.  On Friday,

White House knew of IRS scandal “weeks ago”
5/20/2013 9:21:37 AM  Ed Morrissey
We first heard  last week that the chief White House counsel knew for weeks about the IRS practice of targeting conservatives, when Lanny Davis called for the resignation of Kathryn Ruemmler – if she didn’t notify Barack Obama of it when she

Schieffer: Welcome to Dumb and Dumber in Washington
5/20/2013 8:41:38 AM  Ed Morrissey
Jazz covered White House communications strategist Dan Pfeiffer’s no good, very bad day on the Sunday talk shows yesterday, but one exchange in particular is worth revisiting — especially since Pfeiffer may have set a new gold standard for

WaPo: Justice spied on Fox reporter in 2010
5/20/2013 8:01:33 AM  Ed Morrissey
Remember the White House war on Fox News in 2009?  By the fall of that year, it had collapsed from overreach; after attempting to block Fox from participating in pool coverage, the rest of the White House press corps revolted, forcing Anita Dunn and


Quotes of the day
5/19/2013 8:01:03 PM  Allahpundit
As could be expected, the folks in the [IRS] determinations unit on Main Street have had trouble concentrating this week. Number crunchers, whose work is nonpolitical, don’t necessarily enjoy the spotlight, especially when the media and the public assume

Yay! Tax dollars for “prison poetry”
5/19/2013 6:31:02 PM  Jazz Shaw
And here you thought we were broke. I know we’ve annoyed you with all sorts of scandal ridden, Sunday talk show posts today, so there’s a bit of a lighter, government incompetence story to share as we close out the weekend and prepare for

About those “doctored” Benghazi e-mails…
5/19/2013 5:01:50 PM  Jazz Shaw
I understand that the posts today have focused a lot on the political talk show circuit, and some of the material being covered has some cross-over elements to it, so I apologize for that. But this one really does deserve a hearing of its own,

White House word of the day – Irrelevant
5/19/2013 3:31:47 PM  Jazz Shaw
One of the repeating themes I kept hearing on the news for the past few days was how the White House was going to be really glad when this week was over because things really hadn’t been going very well. I assume Sunday is still part of the same

Could we have any Gosnells in Minnesota?
5/19/2013 2:01:35 PM  Ed Morrissey
For those who paid attention to the Kermit Gosnell trial in Philadelphia, with its revelations about the horrific conditions inside the clinic and the 17 years of official indifference to his practices, the question arises as to how many Gosnells we have

Video “I don’t know that hiding something from Congress is illegal”
5/19/2013 12:31:42 PM  Jazz Shaw
For regular viewers of TV talking heads, Eleanor Clift is no stranger. She’s been making the rounds for years, currently working for Newsweek / Daily Beast, and is a regular feature on The McLaughlin Group. It was on the latter program where

N. Korea launches short range rocket for second day
5/19/2013 11:01:20 AM  Jazz Shaw
It’s another weekend of deja vu it seems, since Ed was telling you just yesterday about North Korea firing short range missiles off their eastern coast. Apparently not satisfied with that outing, Kim Jong-un decided that Sunday would be another