HotAir Daily Express 08/05/2013

Q-poll shows Christie, Hillary as “hottest” politicians in US
8/5/2013 10:01:26 AM  Ed Morrissey
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This, of course, depends on your definition of hot.  Quinnipiac’s poll today takes the political temperature of presumed 2016 presidential contenders without actually measuring support for their potential bids.  The top two contenders don’t
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Part-time jobs account for 97% of 2013 job growth
8/5/2013 9:21:04 AM  Ed Morrissey
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Being on vacation last week meant that I missed the jobs report for July, which turned out to be as unremarkable as most of those in the four-plus years of the so-called economic recovery.  The media reports I did catch while on the cruise focused mainly
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DEA going NSA?
8/5/2013 8:41:37 AM  Ed Morrissey
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The NSA may not be the only federal agency snooping through your phone records.  In an exclusive this morning, Reuters reports that the DEA has also conducted its own snooping — and has investigators covering it up by falsifying evidentiary trails
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Embassy closures extended until Saturday
8/5/2013 8:01:15 AM  Ed Morrissey
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The unprecedented closures of almost two dozen American embassies will continue for almost another week, the State Department announced yesterday, following intelligence that pointed to a massive al-Qaeda plot against American diplomatic facilities.  The
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The Constitution is worthless if We the People don’t do everything in our power to enforce it!
That’s why we’re demanding Congress immediately initiate the impeachment process on Barack Obama before things get any worse. Because to be frank, we don’t want to see what “worse” looks like… 
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. NO MORE SCANDALS. NO MORE LIES. SIGN OUR PETITION HERE.


Quotes of the day
8/4/2013 8:01:17 PM  Allahpundit
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The White House said top administration officials gathered late Saturday over a terror threat that provoked the State Department to close more than 20 diplomatic posts and issue a worldwide travel alert. National Security Adviser Susan Rice chaired a
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Nancy Mace to challenge Lindsey Graham in primary
8/4/2013 6:31:06 PM  Jazz Shaw
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I’ve already been seeing mentions of this in the comments on other threads, and couple of quick hits on the cable shows, so it’s probably time to get all of this down on the record here. Nancy Mace officially announced her intention to
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My name’s Chuck Schumer and I’m here to help you, Mr. President
8/4/2013 5:01:21 PM  Jazz Shaw
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If you spend any amount of time at all involved in New York State politics, some kind person will eventually come along and warn you that the most dangerous place that you can stand is anywhere between Chuck Schumer and a camera. This can lead to some
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George Will: If he thinks libertarianism a “dangerous thought,” people may think Christie himself is “dangerous”
8/4/2013 3:31:03 PM  Erika Johnsen
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The back-and-forth between Gov. Christie and Sen. Paul over foreign-policy fundamentals, initiated by Christie’s blanket brush-off of libertarianism in that arena as a “dangerous thought,” died down earlier this week — if only for
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Maryland demands lower insurance rates; Aetna says sayonara to the state’s insurance exchange
8/4/2013 2:01:04 PM  Erika Johnsen
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Much like California, the state of Maryland has been almost ostentatiously gung-ho about the implementation of the Patient “Protection” and “Affordable” Care Act. Also like California, Maryland is encountering some most
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Video: Graham says sequestration will hurt us on the next terror threat
8/4/2013 12:31:08 PM  Jazz Shaw
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In the “credit where credit is due” department, one thing you can say for Lindsey Graham is that he clearly doesn’t care all that much about politics or future elections. The Senator was trotted out on CNN this morning for a chat with
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Pressing the placebo buttons
8/4/2013 11:01:31 AM  Jazz Shaw
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A brief break from the politics on Sunday morning for one of those social science stories that make you go hmmm. How many buttons (aside from the keys on your TV remote, computer, tablet or phone) do you press in a given week when you’re out in
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