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HotAir Daily Express 05/12/2015

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Hot Air Primary Survey: May Results
5/12/2015 10:01:43 AM  Patrick Ishmael
The winner and still champion: Ted Cruz, taking the first choice vote for the second month in a row. May’s vote total almost broke the 3000 ballot mark, or about twice April’s participation, but as you can see, the results remained very

Hillary's continuing quandary: what do you do about Bill?
5/12/2015 9:31:40 AM  Jazz Shaw
This has been a running theme among political analysts since it became obvious that Hillary Clinton was going to run. As if she doesn’t have enough to worry about already, what does candidate Clinton (and potentially First Female President Clinton)

Ted Cruz's finest moment
5/12/2015 9:01:07 AM  Noah Rothman
The United States owes Bloomberg columnist Mark Halperin a debt of gratitude. For a rare and fleeting moment, Americans of all political persuasions, religious affiliations, and ethnic backgrounds were united in revulsion over the spectacle of his

State Department approved $50 million in Bill Clinton speeches during Hillary's tenure
5/12/2015 8:31:24 AM  Ed Morrissey
That’s $50 million in four years — not bad for a couple that now wants people to know they’ve struggled in government service. The Associated Press reviewed State Department records to see what level of scrutiny went into ethics reviews

Rand Paul's camera licker and the business of candidate tracking
5/12/2015 8:01:03 AM  Jazz Shaw
Another day on the campaign trail, another instance of forced Democrat outrage. This one centered on a stop by Rand Paul in New Hampshire where he was accepting the endorsement of some state party leaders. But the featured entertainment this day

Quotes of the day
5/11/2015 10:41:41 PM  Allahpundit
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said both he and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would have ordered the 2003 invasion of Iraq. "I would have [authorized the invasion], and so would have Hillary Clinton, just to remind everyone," Bush

Carly continues to troll and charm while actually fielding questions from media
5/11/2015 10:11:18 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
I confess, I did not expect to be writing so much about the Carly Fiorina campaign. Not that I was averse to the notion, but I didn’t expect to be compelled by the candidate’s offerings to offer commentary. But Fiorina’s team, after a

Video: Supercut of Obama slamming Democrats over trade deal
5/11/2015 9:31:57 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Shot: Hey, it’s just nice to see him slamming someone other than us for a change. Chaser: Elizabeth Warren tells Washington Post Obama is full of it “Elizabeth Warren fires back at Obama” Pass the

Tony Rodham testimony: "I deal through the Clinton Foundation"
5/11/2015 8:41:37 PM  Ed Morrissey
Well, not much profit in this case, but it’s not to say that Tony Rodham didn’t try. The New York Times’ Steve Eder uncovers testimony from the brother of Hillary Clinton in a lawsuit, in which Rodham describes his business plan in

Saturday Night Live on the Mohammed cartoons: Funny or cop out?
5/11/2015 8:01:53 PM  Allahpundit
Ace and David French think it was gutless of them not to actually draw Mohammed. Yeah, but even “South Park” can’t show Mohammed anymore; the last time Comedy Central allowed it was two months before 9/11, before minds on both sides of

Poll: Democrats now view socialism as favorably as they view capitalism
5/11/2015 7:21:28 PM  Allahpundit
What’s the key factor here? Democrats drifting left over time as Clinton’s coalition was replaced by Obama’s? Or the word “socialism” being watered down since its Cold War heyday? The One promised us a transformational

Has the British silent majority shown progressive class warriors the ugly future?
5/11/2015 6:41:17 PM  Noah Rothman
It wasn't just the polls that had political observers convinced that May 7 would be the last day of David Cameron's career as the leader of his party and British prime minister. The conventional wisdom held that progressivism, and its appeal to working

Breaking: NFL hands down 4-game suspension for Tom Brady, Pats get fined $1M
5/11/2015 6:01:31 PM  Ed Morrissey
When the DeflateGate report emerged, it offered a somewhat-qualified condemnation for star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, concluding that he was at least “generally aware of the tampering.” Brady refused to fully cooperate in the probe, but

Twitter reaction to George Zimmerman being shot at exactly what you'd expect
5/11/2015 5:21:41 PM  Allahpundit
I don’t just mean the high-fiving and too-bad-he-didn’t-die’s, either. I mean all of the Twitter reaction — the death wishes, the instant partisan back and forth, and of course the dogged fact-checking of our tireless media, which

Canadian government weighing hate-speech charges against people who boycott Israel
5/11/2015 4:41:12 PM  Allahpundit
Wonderful news. Not the charges themselves; those are terrible. What’s wonderful is that, hopefully, the more the American left finds its own pet causes targeted as “hate speech” abroad, the less eager they’ll be to encourage an

Good news: CNN guest informs nation that radical Islam a 'made-up idea'
5/11/2015 4:01:49 PM  Noah Rothman
While perusing Twitter on Monday, I came across this cryptic message via RedState's Erick Erickson: Today on CNN I learned there's no such thing as radical islam. It is "a made up idea." — Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 11, 2015 What could

Video: Hersh insists that his story holds up despite, er … common sense
5/11/2015 3:21:00 PM  Ed Morrissey
The good news: The media is holding one of its own accountable for questionable reporting based on single anonymous sourcing. The bad news: It’s Chris Cuomo versus Seymour Hersh in a credibility contest. Cuomo gets the edge here, though, because

Monday TEMS: Andrew Malcolm
5/11/2015 2:52:16 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), we have a special edition of TEMS. I’m traveling this week, so Andrew Malcolm joins us today to talk about the hot news in a special 30-minute show. The Prince of Twitter and I will discuss all of the hot

Baltimore prosecutor appears onstage with Prince during tribute concert to Freddie Gray
5/11/2015 2:41:31 PM  Allahpundit
A weird thing to do during a pending case for an officer of the court who’s already been accused, and not just by police, of ramping up the charges against the Baltimore cops who arrested Gray for political reasons. Maybe save the pop-star

New NH poll shows Republicans within the margin of error with Hillary
5/11/2015 2:01:14 PM  Ed Morrissey
Keep in mind that polls this early in a presidential cycle measure mostly name recognition rather than solid voter choice. Even with that caveat in mind — or perhaps because of it — the Bloomberg/St. Anselm poll released last night delivers

Blue lives matter: Police killings up 89 percent last year
5/11/2015 1:21:21 PM  Noah Rothman
It was only a few months ago that two New York City police officers were assassinated in the wake of Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to accuse the police force he led of engaging in racially biased law enforcement tactics. A modest work slowdown in

Man, that Halperin interview of Cruz was racist, says … Think Progress; Update: Halperin apologizes
5/11/2015 12:41:36 PM  Ed Morrissey
How bad does a mainstream media reporter have to screw up to get Think Progress to defend Ted Cruz? Actually, TP doesn’t defend Cruz other than to say that his Cuban heritage may be newsworthy in the context of actual policy positions, which is

Jeb Bush justifies continued Iraq War support by invoking… Hillary Clinton?
5/11/2015 12:01:49 PM  Noah Rothman
"Jeb Bush's quiet, no-rush non-campaign got a touch louder over the weekend," ABC News Political Director Rick Klein observed on Monday, "with a pair of moves that suggest a recalibration during this pre-announcement phase." It's hard to argue with this

Audio: The college "safe space" anthem
5/11/2015 11:21:38 AM  Allahpundit
A treat from this weekend in case you missed it elsewhere. The clip’s being credited to the Oberlin College Choir, which seems unlikely given that school’s rep for extreme leftism even by the usual standards of higher academia. But maybe not

The last thing McConnell wanted to have to do: Defending NSA surveillance programs
5/11/2015 10:41:37 AM  Noah Rothman
Last week, a federal appeals court threw Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a curveball when it ruled that the National Security Agency's phone records collection program could not simply be reauthorized by the Congress as part of a

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