HotAir Daily Express 07/24/2013


Egyptian military commander: Let’s get a few more people out in the streets
7/24/2013 9:21:08 AM  Ed Morrissey
It’s not often that we see a military leader encouraging people to demonstrate in the streets, but then again, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi isn’t just a military leader.  He conducted a coup against the elected government in Egypt, a very

Russia: Snowden welcome to enter at any time
7/24/2013 8:41:57 AM  Ed Morrissey
Russia’s state news agency announced a few minutes ago that Edward Snowden can now leave the Moscow international airport terminal where he has holed up to avoid extradition to the US.  The next question will be for how long: Russian state news

Gray Lady to Weiner: Get out
7/24/2013 8:01:58 AM  Ed Morrissey
Allahpundit gave a great recap to one of the stranger political events of all time, the attempt by Anthony Weiner to argue for yet another opportunity for redemption.  When he entered the mayoral race, Weiner said that he’d learned his lesson after

Quotes of the day
7/23/2013 10:41:16 PM  Allahpundit
ObamaCare is at the center of a rapidly escalating fight that threatens to shut the government down this fall. Senate Republicans, including two members of the leadership, are coalescing around a proposal to block any government funding resolution that


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Guess who’s abandoning Obamacare in droves? Moderate Democrats
7/23/2013 10:01:33 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Shot: Democrats’ 2014 strategy: Own Obamacare Chaser: The ever-falling support for the ever-unpopular Obamacare comes from a constituency that may be of interest to Democrats. Democrats: The landmark health-reform law passed in 2010 has never

Study: Feds underestimating the number of protected bird deaths at all the wind farms they aren’t prosecuting
7/23/2013 9:31:07 PM  Erika Johnsen
The federal government has made it their especial business, not merely to restrict recreational and productive commercial access in many areas of the full one-third of the surface area of the United States it controls — often on the proclaimed

Could France succeed where Detroit has failed?
7/23/2013 8:41:03 PM  Erika Johnsen
Hmm. Does any of this sound at all familiar? President Francois Hollande may only manage a lightweight reform of France’s indebted pension system, with trade unions preparing street protests and his own Socialist Party warning it would oppose painful

Are Republicans already dissatisfied with the 2016 field?
7/23/2013 8:01:40 PM  Allahpundit
Byron York asked that question yesterday after hearing Iowa conservatives rave about Ted Cruz. Is Cruzmania chiefly a function of Cruz’s awesomeness, he wonders, or at least partly a function of righties starting to scrutinize the 2016 crop more

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell repays $120k in loans, apologizes: “I broke no laws”
7/23/2013 7:21:21 PM  Erika Johnsen
Well… If one indeed must apologize to the state you govern for the very questionable propriety of some shady financial dealings, I suppose that the same afternoon in which the news cycling is being dominated by the first public appearance of the

Video: Weiner’s creepy press conference
7/23/2013 6:41:14 PM  Allahpundit
The big revelation: The sexting continued long after he resigned from Congress in 2011, on into the summer of 2012. Right up until the time, in fact, that he was telling People Magazine how awesome his family life was as part of his image rehabilitation

Pelosi: We might force a House vote on the Gang of Eight immigration bill
7/23/2013 6:01:46 PM  Allahpundit
It’s not quite true that nothing reaches the floor of the House without the Speaker’s say-so. If the minority leader can get a clear majority to sign a discharge petition, guaranteeing passage of the underlying bill, she can force the

Poll: Majority of Americans favor piecemeal approach to immigration over Senate bill
7/23/2013 5:26:00 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
We already knew a large majority also prefer the more conservative method of securing the border first, before a path to citizenship. Now, the Republican-led House has the support of the American people on both priorities and process. This makes the

Open thread: Carlos Danger to hold press conference at 5 p.m.
7/23/2013 4:41:52 PM  Allahpundit
In a better world, Andrew Breitbart would be there live on the scene, preparing to step to the podium and run this show. In the world we live in, we’ll have to settle for this squirrelly little horndog once again fielding embarrassing media

Big Three broadcasters gave Wendy Davis three times as much coverage as Gosnell trial
7/23/2013 4:01:35 PM  Ed Morrissey
The analysis from Media Research Center comes as no shock to those of us keeping track of both stories as they unfolded, of course, but it’s noteworthy nonetheless. The broadcast networks created a new heroine in tennis shoes in Wendy Davis while

Oh, good: Pelosi rolls out a Democratic economic agenda… “for women”
7/23/2013 3:21:21 PM  Erika Johnsen
While I’m sure we’re all quivering in anticipation for what the president has already assured us “will be a pretty good speech” about this latest and greatest pivot to economic issues on Wednesday (really though, guys:

The Ed Morrissey Show: Andrew Malcolm
7/23/2013 2:51:00 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), my friend Andrew Malcolm joins us as always on today’s TEMS at 4 pm ET! The Prince of Twitter and I will discuss the latest on Anthony Weiner, Prince No-Name, the IRS scandal, and all of the hot political

Poll of Wyoming Republicans: Enzi 54, Cheney 26
7/23/2013 2:41:04 PM  Allahpundit
Granted, the poll comes from left-leaning PPP but (a) they called the election correctly last November, (b) their new national poll has Obama’s approval rating in the crapper, and (c) their numbers here are actually slightly more favorable to

No comment yet from Team Weiner on new sex-chat allegations; Update: Some of it’s true, some not, says Weiner
7/23/2013 2:02:00 PM  Allahpundit
In fairness to his spokesman, you can’t issue an immediate pro forma denial to claims that your boss sent crotch shots to a random woman when he’s known mainly for sending crotch shots to random women. Time for a war-room huddle: The

Sebelius to Texas: Now will you expand Medicaid? Please?
7/23/2013 1:21:36 PM  Erika Johnsen
When our oh so august and Democratic bureaucrats were originally formulating the, ahem, Patient “Protection” and “Affordable” Care Act, the plan was to get all of the states to expand their Medicaid coverage qualifications so that

Boehner: No debt ceiling hike without more spending cuts
7/23/2013 12:41:37 PM  Ed Morrissey
Republicans plan to use the debt ceiling as a lever in budget negotiations this fall, according to John Boebner.  The House Speaker set the bar in a press conference earlier today, demanding fresh cuts in federal spending as a trade for approving another

Where would a Detroit bailout end?
7/23/2013 12:01:21 PM  Ed Morrissey
Even after Detroit’s announced bankruptcy — stalled momentarily in the courts — there has been surprisingly little appetite in Washington or anywhere else for a bailout.  The Detroit Free Press’ editors made that explicit in their

Federal judge orders Ohio to recognize gay marriage performed in Maryland
7/23/2013 11:21:43 AM  Allahpundit
Yes, he’s an Obama appointee. Addressing the constitutional question, Black explained, “Although the law has long recognized that marriage and domestic relations are matters generally left to the states, the restrictions imposed on marriage by

White House honors Chicago alderman’s reform — as FBI questions him on improper payments
7/23/2013 10:41:01 AM  Ed Morrissey
We’re used to the White House not vetting candidates, but apparently that lack of research extends throughout their efforts.  Yesterday, the Obama administration announced that it would honor Chicago alderman Joe Moore for being a “pioneer