HotAir Daily Express 06/03/2013


Breaking: Senator Frank Lautenberg passes away at 89
6/3/2013 9:50:47 AM  Ed Morrissey
The North Jersey Record reports this morning that Senator Frank Lautenberg has passed away at 89 years old.  Other news agencies are reporting the same, but so far all seem to be based on the Record’s report: Sne. Frank Lautenberg died this morning

IAEA Director General: Say, these talks with Iran keep going around in circles, huh?
6/3/2013 9:21:07 AM  Ed Morrissey
For years, we have written about the repeated stall tactics Iran employs to continue its work to produce nuclear weapons.  When sanctions bite a little too hard, Tehran agrees to talks, sounding reasonable and making promises of compromise.  When its

House Judiciary chair: Yes, we’re investigating Holder for perjury
6/3/2013 8:41:08 AM  Ed Morrissey
The Sunday talk shows spent considerable time focusing on the scandals at the Department of Justice, mainly on the question of what happens to Eric Holder.  Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, confirmed that the panel had begun

Transcripts: IRS targeting deliberate and political
6/3/2013 8:01:34 AM  Ed Morrissey
This week, Darrell Issa will begin new hearings into political corruption at the IRS, hearing from some of the “low-level employees” that IRS executives and the Obama administration blame for the targeting of conservative groups.  Issa has


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Quotes of the day
6/2/2013 8:01:37 PM  Allahpundit
Amid questions of whether Eric Holder should resign, some Democrats are defending the beleaguered Attorney General by focusing on his responsibility to protect sensitive security information. The Hill reports that during a May 31 appearance on

Hagel points out “growing threat” of cyberattacks; China says they’re “not convinced”
6/2/2013 6:31:37 PM  Erika Johnsen
Typical. At a summit on Saturday, Secretary Hagel mentioned the increasingly dangerous battles taking place on the cyber frontier (alluding to the fact that many of them are being instigated by the Chinese government), as well as the United States’

How to lose $200M without really trying
6/2/2013 5:01:55 PM  Jazz Shaw
Halsey Minor has filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. Of course, given the condition of the economy and high unemployment rates, that probably doesn’t sound terribly shocking. Lots of people have found themselves facing bankruptcy. But

Issa: Jay Carney is the administration’s “paid liar” on the IRS scandal
6/2/2013 3:31:02 PM  Erika Johnsen
Some real talk from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on CNN on Sunday morning, in which he called out the Obama administration’s dismissive attempts to downplay and mislead on the real and coordinated nature of

NYT: “Some in the West Wing” wish Holder would hit the road
6/2/2013 2:01:11 PM  Ed Morrissey
If the Obama White House wants to send up smoke signals, it almost always turns to one outlet — the New York Times.  That’s what makes their profile today of embattled Attorney General Eric Holder so compelling.  Ostensibly, the profile

Zimmerman and the wheels of justice
6/2/2013 12:31:46 PM  Jazz Shaw
I know it probably seems as if I’ve developed a bit of a dim view of the justice system of late, though I’m really trying to maintain a positive outlook. I previously expressed some doubts about precisely who our system of rights and due

Eric Holder’s relationship with Congress, and the truth
6/2/2013 11:01:32 AM  Jazz Shaw
Some days it gets kind of hard to keep up with all the Eric Holder news. It seems that not a day goes by without some new story involving Obama’s top cop, and rarely is it a report of him doing his job brilliantly. (I’m sorry… did I