HotAir Daily Express 07/11/2013


Latest Snowden revelation: US gathers intel on Venezuela, Brazil, and Mexico
7/11/2013 10:01:49 AM  Ed Morrissey
Or at least wake me when we get to Luxembourg.  The tawdry revelations from the bottom of the Edward Snowden cache continue to seep out, this time in Brazil, where the newspaper O Globo reports in shock that US intelligence services collect information

Video: Saudi princess arraigned on human trafficking in California
7/11/2013 9:21:15 AM  Ed Morrissey
That’s actually the occupation listed by 42-year-old Meshael Alayban, booked into an Orange County jail after a Kenyan servant escaped and claimed to have been held against her will in Irvine.  Under a relatively new California law on human

Egyptian military asks for trust at Ramadan as billions in aid pours in
7/11/2013 8:41:35 AM  Ed Morrissey
Three days ago, the Muslim Brotherhood had the upper hand in the national narrative after a shooting at the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo left 54 dead and more than 300 wounded.  Today in Alexandria, Mohamed Morsi supporters have a fresh

Hundreds of couples plea for chance to adopt Down Syndrome child
7/11/2013 8:01:47 AM  Ed Morrissey
Allahpundit mentioned this story in his post last night, but it’s worth a post of its own.  In a world where the dominant culture divides children into the wanted and undesired for the convenience of others, it’s worth noting when a news


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
7/10/2013 10:41:31 PM  Allahpundit
House Republicans huddled behind closed doors Wednesday in a long-awaited “special conference” to discuss tactics, air grievances and plot the way forward – or out of – the national debate over comprehensive immigration reform… At the beginning of

Video: Emotional Senate floor tribute to Arizona’s lost firefighters
7/10/2013 10:01:53 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
I don’t know if anyone else feels the same, but I felt like I didn’t spend enough time contemplating this disaster during the past couple busy news weeks. Sometimes these things are so hard to really take in. Just reading the list of their

Video: Have you prepared yourself spiritually for the glory that is “Sharknado”?
7/10/2013 9:21:43 PM  Allahpundit
I watched this once and dumped it into the Greenroom as a palate cleanser. Then, after I watched it 27 more times, I realized: This isn’t a mindless diversion. This is news. This is front page. After 100 years of filmmaking, we’ve reached the

New Obamacare plan: Porta-john ads are gonna get this thing right back on track
7/10/2013 8:41:40 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Well, the nanny state wants to do everything else for us, why shouldn’t it write the jokes for us, too? Obamacare will be advertised on porta-potties. In an attempt to reach young adults without insurance, that’s just one of the ideas being

The shale gas revolution: We have not yet begun to boom
7/10/2013 8:01:33 PM  Erika Johnsen
As I’ve now argued many times over, the Obama administration is extravagantly fond of citing statistics about how our oil imports are way down while our domestic oil production is way up, with the implicit suggestion being that their policies

Are you “bro-choice”?
7/10/2013 7:21:50 PM  Allahpundit
I used to think killing healthy, viable babies in the womb was a moral abomination, until I realized that that position might take a few notches out of my bedpost. Now? Just hand me the scalpel. For those of us guys who like girls — you know, like

Protesters chant “Free Jahar” as Tsarnaev arrives at courthouse
7/10/2013 6:41:17 PM  Allahpundit
Ace has a smart post about leftist contrarianism to the point of nihilism that springboards off of this, but I don’t think that’s what’s happening here. A group of about a dozen supporters cheered as the motorcade carrying Tsarnaev

Senate still trying, failing to adopt a student-loan fix
7/10/2013 6:01:04 PM  Erika Johnsen
In the wake of the Senate’s passage of the immigration bill the other week, they’ve been trying — and failing miserably — to fill their legislative agenda with an extension of last year’s stopgap that held the interest rate

Gallup: 74% of Republicans want national popular referendums on key issues
7/10/2013 5:21:38 PM  Allahpundit
This seems rash. Put aside the civics debate on the virtues of representative government versus direct democracy. Purely from a standpoint of self-interest, I figured Republicans would be cool to this idea. We … haven’t done so well in

Rep. McKeon, senators: The “zero option” in Afghanistan, isn’t an option. …Is it?
7/10/2013 4:41:20 PM  Erika Johnsen
Unclear. As Ed noted yesterday, CBS as well as the New York Times have reported that the White House is considering a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan at the close of 2014, instead of the generally understood plan for a phased transition to an

Experts: Obama’s “Insider Threat” profiling program for government workers probably won’t work
7/10/2013 4:01:04 PM  Allahpundit
James Poulos is right. The fact that the program doesn’t work and will debilitate personal relations isn’t the story. The story is that the program itself, however flawed, is another step towards “precrime” detection. The feds are

Good news: Democrats introduce bill to build a national park on the moon or something
7/10/2013 3:21:32 PM  Allahpundit
The story’s a day old but it’s too exciting not to blog. Not only do we get a new lunar stimulus program out of it, but maybe, if we’re lucky, a new federal Moon Ranger bureaucracy too. Somewhere Newt Gingrich is reading this headline

The Ed Morrissey Show: Steven Crowder, Mary Katharine Ham
7/10/2013 2:51:16 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), Steven Crowder and Mary Katharine Ham join me today to discuss the latest in politics. Don’t miss it! The Ed Morrissey Show and its dynamic chatroom can be seen on the permanent TEMS page. Be sure to join

Judicial Watch FOIA docs show DoJ facilitated Zimmerman protests in Florida
7/10/2013 2:41:42 PM  Ed Morrissey
Did the Department of Justice help generate protests in Florida over the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case?  Or did their Community Relations Service unit attempt to moderate their tone?  Judicial Watch discovered that the CRS spent some time and

McDonnell, wife received $120,000 from political backer
7/10/2013 2:01:33 PM  Ed Morrissey
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife reportedly received $120,000 from a political backer, and it may be perfectly legal — if otherwise highly questionable. McDonnell’s real-estate company received $70,000 from Jonnie R. Williams, and

The billion-dollar ObamaCare advertising campaign
7/10/2013 1:21:20 PM  Erika Johnsen
It isn’t the only legislation and/or policy that’s had its own accompanying media onslaught, but in terms of the combined campaigns both for and against the health care overhaul, ObamaCare-related advertising is fast becoming one of the most

WaPo’s NSA “slide you haven’t seen” shows … slide we’ve seen
7/10/2013 12:41:36 PM  Ed Morrissey
Maybe it’s just a measure of how far the course has run on the NSA’s surveillance programs that news outlets have lost track of what’s been published.  The revelations from the Edward Snowden cache seems to have slowed considerably,

ObamaCare is “smart government at work”
7/10/2013 12:01:10 PM  Ed Morrissey
That’s the theme of my column for The Week today, but before we get there, Investors Business Daily has a great example of the problem.  Earlier this week, Barack Obama tried to make the case that activist government is smart governance, but the

Video: George W. Bush urges “positive resolution” for immigration reform
7/10/2013 11:21:09 AM  Allahpundit
A rare post-presidential toe-dip into politics by Dubya, who’s careful not to endorse any specific policies but whose track record on immigration makes his preferences clear enough. (Rubio’s Gang of Eight bill has lots of similarities, on the

Court finds Apple colluded on e-book price fixing scheme with publishers
7/10/2013 10:41:19 AM  Ed Morrissey
A federal court paved the way to take a big bite out of Apple for its attempt to wrest control of the e-book market from Amazon.   The US District Court in Manhattan ruled that Apple colluded with publishers in a price-fixing scheme that made e-books