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Video: UVa dean files multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Rolling Stone, writer
5/13/2015 10:01:11 AM  Ed Morrissey
Normally in lawsuits like these, one would take care to wait until all the evidence emerged before reaching conclusions. In this case, though, the evidence has mostly emerged already, thanks to investigative reporters who tore about the Rolling Stone

The press is starting to notice Univision's pro-Hillary boosterism
5/13/2015 9:31:51 AM  Noah Rothman
Why are Democrats so confident that Hillary Clinton will be able to preserve Barack Obama's gains with Hispanic voters in 2016? Maybe it's the former secretary of state's not so secret weapon, the Spanish-language television network Univision. Liberal

You Know That Pam Geller Is Worse Than ISIS, Right?
5/13/2015 9:01:07 AM  Matt Vespa
Steven Crowder and Digitas Daily have found this gem from a My Fox Detroit segment over the weekend, where Arab American News publisher Osama Siblani said that Pamela Geller, who organized the Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest in Texas, was worse than

The New York Times on Facebook? What could possibly go wrong?
5/13/2015 8:31:17 AM  Jazz Shaw
As Facebook continues to attempt to be all things to all people and essentially take over the planet, a new chapter is beginning. Starting this week, the New York Times (along with several other digital news outlets) will be feeding content directly to

Amtrak train on DC-NYC route derails, 6 dead
5/13/2015 8:01:40 AM  Ed Morrissey
Late last night, an Amtrak train on one of the line’s most popular routes derailed in Philadelphia, throwing several cars and the engine off the tracks, killing at least six people and sending victims to six different area hospitals. At the moment,

Quotes of the day
5/12/2015 10:41:49 PM  Allahpundit
The Senate blocked President Barack Obama's top trade priority Tuesday, with the president's own party abandoning him en masse… The 52-45 vote fell well short of the 60 votes needed, with only one Democrat, Thomas R. Carper of Delaware, voting with

Democratic betrayal on trade deal sends microaggressions flying
5/12/2015 10:01:39 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Today, the trade promotion authority bill President Obama has been hawking failed a test cloture vote thanks to the objections of Democrats. The only explanation for this is that Sens. Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren and all their supporters cleverly

Students seek to revoke WA state senator's degree for not believing in climate change, even though he does
5/12/2015 9:21:21 PM  Jazz Shaw
Ah, the beauty of our nation’s college campuses, the traditional hotbeds of free speech and open debate. I wonder what ever happened to those? Out in Washington State, some students at Western Washington University have come up with interesting new

Nate Silver: No, the Democrats don't have a lock on an Electoral College majority
5/12/2015 8:41:59 PM  Noah Rothman
Like the proverbial general waging the last war, America's pundit class has dug in around a Maginot Line of conventional wisdom erected around President Barack Obama's electoral coalition in preparation for the next engagement. In a May article for

Pew religious survey: Number of American Christians down sharply as number of unaffiliated rises
5/12/2015 8:01:52 PM  Allahpundit
The big caveat for polls like this comes right up front: “Unaffiliated” is not a synonym for “nonbeliever.” Agnostics and atheists are actually a small minority of the “unaffiliated,” many of whom say that religion

Obama: People resent the poor because of Fox News
5/12/2015 7:21:28 PM  Noah Rothman
On Tuesday, the President of the United States made two rather dubious assertions that require some unpacking. First, people resent the poor. That declaration of faith went unsupported; it is an article of near religious devotion on the left and does

Hillary isn't taking any questions… and why would she?
5/12/2015 6:41:04 PM  Jazz Shaw
April showers bring May flowers as the saying goes, but one thing they don’t bring is opportunities for the press to ask questions of Hillary Clinton. If you’d asked me only a month or two ago, I’d have guessed that there was no way

'Red line' update: Syrian regime caught cheating on WMD deal, again
5/12/2015 6:01:14 PM  Guy Benson
Does this even qualify as news at this point?  Via Reuters: International inspectors have found traces of sarin and VX nerve agent at a military research site in Syria that had not been declared to the global chemical weapons watchdog, diplomatic sources

John Kerry holds first face-to-face meeting with Putin since invasion of Ukraine
5/12/2015 5:21:31 PM  Noah Rothman
According to a report released by Russian opposition activists, at least 220 Russian soldiers have been killed while participating in the fighting in eastern Ukraine since Moscow began destabilizing that region in the winter of 2014. "The report, the

Surprise: Jeb Bush skipping Iowa straw poll in August
5/12/2015 4:41:06 PM  Allahpundit
Lotta buzz about this in the political Twittersphere this afternoon. I can’t figure out why. The likely Republican presidential candidate will instead attend a competing event, the RedState Gathering in Atlanta, the day of the Iowa event, GOP

2016 Senate field looks as fraught for GOP as 2014 did for Democrats, says Charlie Cook
5/12/2015 4:01:25 PM  Ed Morrissey
It took Republicans three tries to win control of the US Senate and consolidate Congress under their leadership. In the end, the landscape left by the 2008 Democratic triumph left them uniquely vulnerable in the sixth-year midterm of an unpopular

The First Lady's touching commencement address about … the First Lady
5/12/2015 3:21:10 PM  Jazz Shaw
I don’t normally write much about the First Lady here at Hot Air. It’s not that I particularly like or dislike Michelle Obama, but rather that there isn’t much news about her which needs to occupy a discussion of American politics,

Jeb Bush ally: He told me that he, uh, misheard Megyn Kelly's question about the Iraq war
5/12/2015 2:41:06 PM  Allahpundit
Via TPM, seems like pitifully weak spin but this actually might be the correct explanation per Occam’s Razor. Remember, Kelly asked him whether he’d order the invasion of Iraq knowing what he knows now. With the benefit of 12 years of

The apotheosis — and nadir — of identity politics
5/12/2015 2:01:50 PM  Ed Morrissey
Should we thank Mark Halperin for finally exposing the hypocrisy and shamelessness of identity politics? After all, Halperin really didn’t do anything all that much different than other reporters have done, especially with Republicans. He just took

The Democrats' de Blasio trap
5/12/2015 1:21:19 PM  Noah Rothman
As the Democratic Party lurches leftward, its ascendant liberal wing has sought out a champion. As is often the case, the party in control of the White House for two consecutive terms has soured on their party's leader. Conservatives will no doubt find

Shameful. NFL teams being paid to salute our troops
5/12/2015 12:41:21 PM  Jazz Shaw
It’s not as if the NFL wasn’t already getting its share of black eyes in the media, but a story like this one is particularly painful when it involves the team that you root for. The league is well known for sponsoring a number of charitable

Video: Judge reinstates lawsuit to force surrender of Hillary Clinton e-mails
5/12/2015 12:01:00 PM  Ed Morrissey
Will Hillary Clinton’s reportedly deleted e-mails ever see the light of day? A federal court advanced the possibility last Friday, restoring a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch that had originally dismissed on the basis that the e-mails no longer

Jeb Bush: I'd rescind Obama's executive amnesty — as part of a comprehensive immigration deal
5/12/2015 11:31:10 AM  Allahpundit
The headlines I’ve seen this morning about this exchange claim that Bush said he wouldn’t rescind Obama’s executive action “right away,” which is sort of true. What Jeb said is that he’d rescind the amnesty as part of

Video: Calls growing for a special prosecutor in Baltimore
5/12/2015 11:01:41 AM  Ed Morrissey
This time, it’s not just the defendants in the Freddie Gray homicide questioning the conduct of prosecutor Marilyn Mosby. The defense has already submitted a demand for the removal of Mosby and her office from the case, citing a series of alleged

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