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HotAir Daily Express 06/17/2015

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"Every breath she takes": Boss Emeritus' heartbreaking struggle
6/17/2015 10:01:30 AM  Ed Morrissey
I’ve had the privilege of Michelle Malkin’s friendship for at least decade, back when both of us began blogging. On our first trip to Washington DC, she and Jesse opened up their home to us, and we had a memorable evening with their entire

Yet another proposal to "fix" the presidential debates
6/17/2015 9:21:12 AM  Jazz Shaw
The Annenberg Debate Reform Working Group (part of the Annenberg Public Policy Center from the University of Pennsylvania) is releasing a new master plan to fix the presidential debates this week. The proposals may contain a few nuggets that have

Blumenthal to Benghazi committee: Hey, I was just the conduit for private intel
6/17/2015 8:41:29 AM  Ed Morrissey
Sidney Blumenthal testified in a closed-door session yesterday, but the privacy didn’t last long. The longtime Clinton friend and aide told the Benghazi Select Committee that he neither wrote the e-mails containing privately-obtained intel nor did

Can Amazon go Uber?
6/17/2015 8:01:10 AM  Jazz Shaw
Here’s an interesting idea, and one which could provide some exciting opportunities if it comes to fruition. Amazon is thinking of hiring some new delivery people to get their packages to the doorstep of customers, and the job might fall to you and

Quotes of the day
6/16/2015 10:41:41 PM  Allahpundit
Style: Vintage Trump: brash, confident, aggressive, rancorous, gleeful. The setting in the glittering lobby of the Trump Tower skyscraper that holds his office and his home, surrounded by adoring fans, security guards, and a throng of reporters, was not

A brief history of the federal government's love-hate relationship with trans-fats
6/16/2015 9:31:13 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
In the late 19th century, the Margarine Act of 1886 taxed the entire burgeoning margarine industry nearly out of business. Margarine, invented by French chemist Hippolyte Mege-Mouries in the 1860s, was considered a cheaper and tasty alternative to

Video: Blogger not too sure about this new "Peanuts" movie
6/16/2015 8:41:06 PM  Allahpundit
To cleanse the palate, via Ace, we’re getting a “Peanuts” reboot the same year we’re getting a “Muppets” reboot, eh? There’s a hot-take thinkpiece in there somewhere about Boomers grasping at nostalgia as they

Rachel Dolezal in earlier interview: My black father had three attempts on his life by whites while in the Marine Corps
6/16/2015 8:01:53 PM  Allahpundit
Via Truth Revolt and the Daily Mail, here’s the best evidence lefties have that Dolezal isn’t the racial equivalent of Caitlyn Jenner. The basic story she tells might well be true: Albert Wilkerson, the man she passed off as her dad, did

Yeah, I wouldn't be pushing the progressive model on families just yet
6/16/2015 7:21:48 PM  Matt Vespa
Both blue state and red state family models have positive and negative aspects. In the blue states, marriage is typically delayed; it has a more egalitarian approach (women in breadwinning positions, more participation in childrearing from the husbands);

Two views: The Donald is an important addition… or he's not a real candidate
6/16/2015 6:41:46 PM  Jazz Shaw
The first thing I heard on cable news after Trump finished his rather unusual announcement was from S.E. Cupp, who said that she had received an embargoed copy of the speech this morning… and Trump used none of it. But no matter… a show like

Bill Clinton: the 2016 GOP field has youth, energy, and no dummies
6/16/2015 6:01:24 PM  Matt Vespa
In April, outgoing Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said of the 2016 contenders, "I don't really care [who wins the GOP nomination]. I think they're all losers." On Sunday, former President Bill Clinton had a decidedly different take on the 2016 GOP field, which

Anti-drilling environmentalists manage to trash environment in Seattle
6/16/2015 5:21:33 PM  Jazz Shaw
It was approximately one month ago when we covered the news of “environmental activists” in kayaks who were planning to try to stop Shell’s massive Polar Pioneer. The rig is destined for the Arctic and it was finally ready to get

FDA: Trans fats are banned starting in 2016
6/16/2015 4:41:49 PM  Allahpundit
All I want out of life is a little kindness and the right to eat fistfuls of cocktail-weenie frankenpizza. Now I’ll have to settle for kindness. Kudos to the FDA and Uncle Sam for saving me from the consequences of my cloddish insistence on

Ted Cruz calling for release of stalled Iran human rights report
6/16/2015 4:01:39 PM  Jazz Shaw
Given everything that’s been going on, I suppose it was fairly easy to overlook something as routine as a set of annual human rights reports from the State Department. It turns out that at least some portions of it are running behind schedule, but

Will anyone at OPM be fired for not preventing this catastrophic mega-hack by China?
6/16/2015 3:21:22 PM  Allahpundit
Good point by Tom Nichols. Imagine the situation was reversed and the NSA had been caught lifting the personnel files of virtually every human being who works for the Chinese government. How tense would relations be with China right now? I’m

Stealing home? FBI probing St. Louis Cardinals for hacking Houston Astros
6/16/2015 2:41:05 PM  Ed Morrissey
Let me guess: their password was StanMusial1920, right? America’s national pastime has become embroiled in America’s national cyberheadache, according to the New York Times’ Michael Schmidt, who seems to be covering a lot of stories

No, nobody is getting deported for "minor drug offenses"
6/16/2015 2:01:45 PM  Jazz Shaw
Human Rights Watch has come out with a rather remarkable statistic which has caught the attention of multiple news outlets. It’s an indictment of the President and his border security policies, though not for letting too many illegal aliens into

Oh my: Two polls now show Bernie Sanders within 12 points of Hillary in New Hampshire
6/16/2015 1:21:44 PM  Allahpundit
Is it worth caring about this, knowing that a socialist from the northeast has zero chance of beating Hillary in a national primary, just for the ephemeral pleasure of watching Clintonworld dissolve into a pool of angst if they drop an early

One magical Bronx VA hospital made $54M disappear
6/16/2015 12:41:47 PM  Jazz Shaw
When Robert McDonald took over as the head of Veterans Affairs last year, I seem to recall a fair deal of confidence being expressed that the scandal plagued embarrassment of a department was on the road to recovery. And to be fair, some things have

New Improved Reboot Hillary still won't take a take a position on TPP, TPA
6/16/2015 12:01:08 PM  Ed Morrissey
MSNBC seemed pretty impressed with Hillary Clinton’s statement at her rally in Iowa on trade, declaring that Barack Obama should listen to Nancy Pelosi and not agree to a weak deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact. Anthony Terrell

Dems: Trade bill effort in House still pining for the fjords
6/16/2015 11:21:00 AM  Ed Morrissey
After getting humiliated by his own party on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill that would give Barack Obama the fast-track authority he seeks for a trans-pacific free-trade agreement, the President spent the weekend working the phones as well as

Open thread: The classiest presidential announcement you've ever seen; Update: Trump's in
6/16/2015 10:41:38 AM  Allahpundit
It’s happening. I think. It is almost time. I will be making a major announcement from @TrumpTowerNY at 11AM. Follow on social media! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2015 Go figure that Trump would pass

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