HotAir Daily Express 06/24/2013

Breaking: Supreme Court to review Obama recess appointments
6/24/2013 10:03:35 AM  Ed Morrissey
It won’t be for a while, as this session of the Supreme Court will come to an end this week with the release of its most controversial decisions of the term.  However, next year, the court will hear arguments on what constitutes a recess, and how

WSJ: IRS scandal not a closed case
6/24/2013 9:21:05 AM  Ed Morrissey
Rep. Elijah Cummings tried to short-circuit his committee’s probe into the IRS scandal by releasing the full transcript of an interview with a mid-level manager, which the ranking Democrat argued made the investigation “case closed.”

Egyptian army warns of intervention as unrest spirals
6/24/2013 8:41:21 AM  Ed Morrissey
The Arab Spring has turned to a bitter autumn in Egypt, as unrest grows over the authoritarian rule of the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled government in Cairo.  Opponents of the regime plan widespread protests next week in an attempt to wrest back the

Journalists trapped on flight to Cuba as Snowden follies continue
6/24/2013 8:01:28 AM  Ed Morrissey
Where in the world is Edward Snowden? That seems to be the question that enticed reporters to board a Moscow-to-Havana Aeroflot flight, after word leaked — sorry! — that Snowden had registered as a passenger, perhaps as part of a multi-flight

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Quotes of the day
6/23/2013 8:01:16 PM  Allahpundit
The Hoeven-Corker amendment to the Gang of Eight bill is essentially a new bill. It is almost 1,200 pages long. Some parts of it are identical to some of the provisions of the original Gang of Eight bill, some parts are very different, and some parts are

Beware the vaportini
6/23/2013 6:31:10 PM  Jazz Shaw
Let’s close out the weekend with a bit of a palate cleanser which may not actually be all that refreshing. Kids have been trying dumb things to get a bit of a buzz since… well, probably as long as there have been kids. My generation was no

EPA decides peer review of fracking study not such a good idea
6/23/2013 5:01:21 PM  Jazz Shaw
Erika and I have been covering the Environmental Protection Agency’s, shall we say, “complicated” relationship with the truth under the Obama administration for some time now. One of the many tales coming out of that department was

Family television hour as a thing of the past
6/23/2013 3:31:26 PM  Jazz Shaw
I suppose this is just one of those things that I’ve always taken for granted without giving it a lot of thought. Network TV is supposed to have tighter restrictions on the type of content they can show, particularly before 10 PM, providing a more

It’s come to this… Pelosi booed at Netroots Nation
6/23/2013 2:01:07 PM  Jazz Shaw
Before you ask, I know what you’re thinking. “Wait… they’re still having Nutroots Nation?” Apparently so. And as a featured speaker, they trotted out former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Generally a crowd pleaser with

Paul: Snowden may tarnish his reputation by going to Russia or Cuba
6/23/2013 12:31:37 PM  Ed Morrissey
Golly — do you think Edward Snowden is worried about his reputation at the moment, or his ability to remain out of the reach of the FBI? Senator Rand Paul appeared on CNN’s State of the Union after news broke earlier today that Snowden had

Film review: Man of Steel
6/23/2013 11:01:23 AM  Ed Morrissey
Note: Some mild spoilers included. Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! If that sounds a little old-fashioned and cheesy, then the reboot of the Superman series is for you.