HotAir Daily Express 08/19/2013

CRS: Half of all ObamaCare statutory deadlines missed
8/19/2013 10:01:21 AM  Ed Morrissey
It’s been called a “train wreck” by its author, Democratic Senator Max Baucus, and an unpublished report from the Congressional Research Service demonstrates why.  Forbes’ Avik Roy discovers that the Obama administration has

Cruz releases his birth certificate
8/19/2013 9:21:42 AM  Ed Morrissey
His father fled Castro’s Cuba.  His mother was born in the USA.  No one doubts where Ted Cruz was born — in Calgary, Canada.  In order to settle the issue of his citizenship status, the Senator from Texas has released his birth certificate to

UK detains Greenwald partner for 9 hours
8/19/2013 8:41:56 AM  Ed Morrissey
The UK can detain anyone crossing its borders for nine hours without charges under Schedule 7 of its Terrorism Act, using that time to determine whether a suspect constitutes a terrorist threat.  They used almost every minute of that time to detain David

Mubarak to be freed soon?
8/19/2013 8:01:47 AM  Ed Morrissey
With a military crackdown in full flower this week and a new effort to disband the Muslim Brotherhood being mooted, the only thing missing from this crisis in Egypt is Hosni Mubarak.  That won’t be for long, though, his lawyer claims, as the


Quotes of the day
8/18/2013 8:01:52 PM  Allahpundit
Two lawmakers who serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee said Sunday that the United States should reconsider its aid to Egypt in the wake of bloody clashes between that country’s interim government and supporters of ousted president Mohammed

Of Conservatives and “public problems”
8/18/2013 6:31:45 PM  Jazz Shaw
Mike Konczal has a brief essay in the Washington Post this weekend which has been getting some play, largely because of the “historical analysis” nature of it, I’m sure. Titled, “Conservatives don’t get that some problems

French president assigns ministerial homework assignment; tragicomedy ensues
8/18/2013 5:01:51 PM  Erika Johnsen
Yes, because if history is any guide, that is usually how Socialism turns out in the long term, right? Via the Telegraph: French president François Hollande has asked his cabinet to describe France in the year 2025, sparking claims that some are living

Gibbs: I’m “fairly floored” that Clinton has “decided to enter the public fray so quickly”
8/18/2013 3:31:48 PM  Erika Johnsen
Allahpundit mentioned last week that he had thought Hillary Clinton would probably be lying low for awhile yet, allowing time for President Obama’s second term to continue to curdle and any disapproval over her own tenure at State to continue to

America in decline: Navy halts early morning liquor sales
8/18/2013 2:01:35 PM  Jazz Shaw
I guess my perspective is a bit jaded, having been in the Navy back in the day when heavy drinking was not only allowed, but frequently looked upon as a badge of honor. Nobody complained if you went out “steaming” every night as long as you

Film review: We’re the Millers
8/18/2013 12:31:59 PM  Ed Morrissey
Drug dealer David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) has a tough choice to make after getting robbed by local teens and coming up short on payment to his supplier. Either David can make a road trip to Mexico to bring back “a smidge and a half” of

Adam Gadahn renews calls for attacks on Americans
8/18/2013 11:01:24 AM  Jazz Shaw
I suppose this dirt-bag is hoping to go viral on Youtube. An American al Qaeda militant has called for more attacks on Western diplomats in the Arab world, praising the killers of the U.S. ambassador to Libya on September 11 last year, a U.S.-based