HotAir Daily Express 08/12/2013


Breaking: Federal judge rules NYC’s “stop and frisk” unconstitutional
8/12/2013 10:01:16 AM  Ed Morrissey
A federal court handed a big defeat to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York Police Department today, ruling that the controversial “stop and frisk” program infringed on constitutional rights.  Judge Shira Scheindlin appointed a federal

Right, Left agree: Obama had no intention of having an NSA debate before Snowden
8/12/2013 9:21:02 AM  Ed Morrissey
Did Barack Obama really think that anyone would buy his claim last Friday that he wanted a debate on NSA surveillance programs all along, and that Edward Snowden’s leaks only complicated his ability to conduct it?  David Gregory asked Rep. Michael

The inevitable “Bo gets his own Osprey” post
8/12/2013 8:41:56 AM  Ed Morrissey
File this in the too good to check category.  As the Obamas trekked to Martha’s Vineyard for vacation at the multi-million dollar estate of a private equity mogul — not Mitt Romney, of course! — they must have run out of room for the

Surprise! DoJ’s mortgage-fraud prosecutions claim turns out to be … fraudulent
8/12/2013 8:01:24 AM  Ed Morrissey
Bloomberg News caught the Department of Justice in a particularly noteworthy Friday-night news dump over the weekend.  The Obama administration, stung by accusations from the Left that it hadn’t gone after fraudulent mortgages and the lenders that


Quotes of the day
8/11/2013 8:01:21 PM  Allahpundit
House Republicans may not pass an immigration bill before the end of the year, but that doesn’t mean the reform effort is dead. The August recess provides immigration-reform activists the opportunity to mobilize support from their activists.

Assange: Obama just gave Snowden whistleblower status
8/11/2013 6:31:49 PM  Jazz Shaw
Here’s a sentence that you won’t hear very frequently outside of an absolute nutroots convention: “Julian Assange is right.” And yet, that very sentiment (with minor variations) appeared on the pages of The Corner at National

Peter King: You guys, I’m totally serious about running
8/11/2013 5:01:25 PM  Jazz Shaw
During the ongoing discussion of the Real Conservatives considering a 2016 bid, (and boy do you have a lot to say about that) there were more than a few, shall we say… less than charitable comments about New York Congressman Peter King mulling a

Gun owners’ Starbucks Appreciation Day goes as expected
8/11/2013 3:31:28 PM  Jazz Shaw
Thousands of gun owners around the country, organized through activities on Facebook and other social media, gathered at coffee shops to celebrate Starbucks Appreciation day this week with predictable results. Starbucks, being in neither the governmental

Priebus: You’re darned right that GOP will run against “European, socialist-style” ObamaCare
8/11/2013 2:01:53 PM  Ed Morrissey
RNC chair Reince Priebus followed Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) on CNN’s State of the Union this morning to discuss the implications of the ObamaCare rollout for the 2o14 elections.  Clyburn, Candy Crowley told Priebus, said “You’re darned

Israelis announce expansion of settlements ahead of talks
8/11/2013 12:31:51 PM  Ed Morrissey
So how are those Israeli-Palestinian talks proceeding?  This well: Israel said on Sunday it was marketingnearly 1,200 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, just two days before a planned release of long-serving Palestinian prisoners.

New regulations czar to get right on that backlog of regulations
8/11/2013 11:01:46 AM  Jazz Shaw
Howard Shelanski may not be a name that exactly rolls off the tongue, but since finding his desk at the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), he’s apparently been a busy guy. I’ve never been exactly clear on the