HotAir Daily Express 07/15/2013

NBC: McCain moving to head off filibuster change
7/15/2013 10:06:45 AM  Ed Morrissey
In 2005, then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist threatened to end the filibuster for judicial appointments by forcing a mid-session rule change on a majority vote, an act that would have ended two centuries of precedent.  Before he could act, though, the

Zimmerman lawsuit against NBC “to start in earnest ASAP”
7/15/2013 9:26:32 AM  Ed Morrissey
Apart from what the Department of Justice might decide to do with George Zimmerman, there remains one piece of unfinished legal business from the sensationalized case — what to do with the sensationalizer.  The death of Trayvon Martin might have

Meanwhile, in that other trial that has the media fascinated …
7/15/2013 8:46:46 AM  Ed Morrissey
These tweets from Karen Townsend and Elizabeth Scalia reminded me that we have at least one trial in progress in the United States that the media has failed to sensationalize. It has issues of terrorism, betrayal, mass murder, and religious extremism

Will DoJ pursue charges against Zimmerman?
7/15/2013 8:06:36 AM  Ed Morrissey
In the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the Department of Justice announced that they will continue their existing review of the case to see if civil-rights charges can be brought.  That will

We’re Trusting You With This (Confidential)
Our lawmakers just cozied up to Wall Street again. But if you look beyond your absolute disdain for our elected (mis)representatives, the following report holds an incredible SILVER LINING for investors. It’s an ingenious "loophole." We just ask that you don’t forward the report. Gain access here.
Quotes of the day
7/14/2013 8:01:42 PM  Allahpundit
Also on CNN Sunday, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said that “I think it’s right to ask the Justice Department to fully, fully pursue civil rights violation…to lead to a consquence of charges if necessary.” On the same show, Rep.

The return of the sequester monster
7/14/2013 6:31:03 PM  Jazz Shaw
I bet you thought the sequester story was pretty much dead and gone, didn’t you? Given what a dud the reality of it turned out to be, that’s understandable. But not everyone is done chewing that particular bone, including Chuck Hagel. I

Reid: Shouldn’t the president have the team in place that he wants?
7/14/2013 5:01:39 PM  Erika Johnsen
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the obligatory Sunday-show appearance to explain away his attempt to activate the “nuclear option” of altering Senate procedures to put limits on minority rights (in this case, to cap the

California insurance commissioner: We could “have a real disaster on our hands” with identify theft, fraud, and abuse
7/14/2013 3:31:21 PM  Erika Johnsen
California rushed headlong into the implementation of ObamaCare, eager to be the first model state to show off the many wonderful ways in which the law was ostensibly meant to work. Much like at the national level, however, California is encountering

George Zimmerman and the new age of “profiling”
7/14/2013 2:01:37 PM  Jazz Shaw
You got the breaking news from Ed last night and Allahpundit has been all over the various coverage of the trial since it started. And now it’s over. But is it? Not by a long shot. There is already more than enough coverage out there of the key

By the way, the Bradley Manning court martial is winding down also
7/14/2013 12:31:34 PM  Jazz Shaw
With all the – ahem – other trial related news dominating the headlines, you’re to be forgiven if you didn’t notice that the long awaited court martial of Bradley Manning was drawing to a close as well. We’ve been covering it for you here since the

Imaginary war on coal claims more non-imaginary victims
7/14/2013 11:01:02 AM  Jazz Shaw
So there is no “war on coal” taking place under the Obama administration. We know this because we have it straight from the horse’s mouth. And without a war, you don’t really wind up with any casualties, do you? So as we close out the week, let’s do a