HotAir Daily Express 07/30/2013


Get excited: Obama to propose a “grand bargain” on corporate tax rates and infrastructure
7/30/2013 9:31:13 AM  Erika Johnsen
I suppose it really is a step up from the lengthy, meandering lecture of the latest “economic pivot” for which the president stumped last week, wherein the he took almost seventy minutes to basically complain that “I’m just a

Abbas: “In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli — civilian or soldier — on our lands”
7/30/2013 8:31:39 AM  Erika Johnsen
Diplomat after diplomat has tried to help solve the longstanding territorial conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and the last direct negotiations collapsed after barely a day back in 2010 — but John Kerry has been slowly but surely

Quotes of the day
7/29/2013 10:21:18 PM  Allahpundit
“I believe that we have a moment, in the next 60 days, where if we come together that the American people can stop Obamacare,” [Ted Cruz] said. “Obamacare isn’t working. The wheels are falling off. The lead Senate author, Democrat Max Baucus, described

Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler celebrates “miracle baby,” first survivor of rare condition
7/29/2013 9:33:16 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Jamie Herrera Beutler is a second-term Republican Congresswoman from Washington State, an acolyte and former aide of the state’s other prominent conservative women legislator, Cathy McMorris-Rodgers. She’s one of the younger faces on the


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The garage sale of Detroit
7/29/2013 8:41:32 PM  Erika Johnsen
In a bankruptcy scenario, one of any entity’s most obvious options for raising some cash with which to pay down debts and obligations is to start selling off assets to the highest bidder. In the case of Detroit, their list of public assets includes

Gallup: Majority would support federal law legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states, 52/43
7/29/2013 7:51:00 PM  Allahpundit
Note well: It’s not 52/43 in favor of legalizing gay marriage. It’s 52/43 in favor of requiring, as a matter of federal statute, that gay marriage be permitted even in states where a majority oppose it. In other words, you’ve got

Surprise: Big Pot would like states to regulate marijuana
7/29/2013 7:01:55 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
It’s almost as if big government and big business collude to write regulations to help themselves out, not us. The formerly counter-culture weed biz is no exception to the allure of regulatory capture, as Byron Tau writes for Politico. Why do they

Quinnipiac poll: NYC Democrats want sagging Weiner to pull out
7/29/2013 6:11:42 PM  Allahpundit
Eventually the day will come, my friends, when I’ll be able to resist sophomoric headlines about Weiner’s polling. Today is not that day. >From first place to fourth. Congressman Anthony Weiner drops to fourth place among likely Democratic

Obama not even pretending he has legal authority to delay the ObamaCare employer mandate
7/29/2013 5:21:34 PM  Allahpundit
Via Byron York, an amazing bit buried in the NYT’s interview with The One after his economy-speech snooze last week. This is as close as you’ll ever get to seeing a pol answer a reporter’s question with “because I said

When did national Democrats know that Filner was sexually harassing women?
7/29/2013 4:41:53 PM  Allahpundit
Consider this a complement to Ace’s post wondering why the media seems so … incurious about a scandal where we’ve got (a) lurid accusations of sexual harassment and assault, (b) a politician copping publicly to inappropriate behavior

Super: Feds paying millions in subsidies to farmers no longer among the living
7/29/2013 4:01:29 PM  Erika Johnsen
I’m starting to get the sinking feeling that — for all of the recent ado about finally decoupling the usually omnibus farm bill into the two separate, more accessible issues of food stamps and agriculture ‘policy’ — what

Video: Let’s walk through the hole in the border fence
7/29/2013 3:21:26 PM  Allahpundit
Brandon Darby of went down to Texas to find out how hard it would be to get past what John McCain once tenderly referred to as “the goddamned fence.” Answer: Pretty hard — except for the giant gaps with no gates that you

Ted Cruz: I stand with Rand Paul against Chris Christie’s attacks
7/29/2013 2:41:59 PM  Allahpundit
He’s light on specifics here about the pros and cons of the NSA program as he sees them, but any time three serious contenders for 2016 are in a scrum over national security and civil liberties, it’s blogworthy. More than that, it’s

Bad news: Clintons not happy with being compared to Anthony Weiner and Huma
7/29/2013 2:01:31 PM  Allahpundit
I can’t believe anyone, especially people as politically savvy as Billary, think a guy like Weiner who’ll be a distant memory come 2016 poses any serious problem for the Clinton machine. The annoyance here likely derives from the stature gap

Noonan: Obama is at the “point where the American people stop listening”
7/29/2013 1:21:12 PM  Erika Johnsen
Last week, President Obama expounded upon his latest version of an ultra-recycled, been-there-done-that economic pivot — and it took him well over an hour to do so. Peggy Noonan had some rather pointed thoughts about that on ABC on Sunday, at the

Pope on gay priests: “If someone is gay, who searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?”
7/29/2013 12:41:26 PM  Allahpundit
It’s a testament to how much goodwill Francis has earned already as Pope that the media’s focusing on what he said about welcoming gay priests into the clergy, not what he said right after that about the gay lobby, like so many other lobbies,

Sen. Lee on defunding ObamaCare: “We all know the government is going to get funded…”
7/29/2013 12:01:21 PM  Erika Johnsen
Sen. Mike Lee took to the Sunday shows yesterday to defend his push to keep the funding of ObamaCare as an in-play political factor in the looming budget battle upon Congress’s return from the August recess. After Lee and eleven fellow Republican

Pew poll: Major swing against government surveillance among tea partiers
7/29/2013 11:21:39 AM  Allahpundit
If you’ve been following the Christie-versus-Paul “battle for the soul of the GOP” meme since Friday, don’t miss this important gloss from Pew. How major has the “major swing” among tea partiers been? Feast your

Farewell to a hero: Col. Bud Day
7/29/2013 10:41:02 AM  Mary Katharine Ham
An Iowa boy, a veteran of World War II and Vietnam, a combat pilot famous for his defiance in the face of five years of torture in the Hanoi Hilton, a veterans advocate, a political figure in his later years, and an American hero, Air Force Col. George