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Thursday, July 16, 2015

HotAir Daily Express 07/16/2015

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Wisconsin Supreme Court: the partisan John Doe investigation was unsupported in reason or law
7/16/2015 10:01:04 AM  Gabriel Malor
The long unraveling of the so-called “John Doe II investigation” convened by partisan district attorneys in Wisconsin is now complete. This case was about using vague campaign-finance rules to intimidate conservative groups and smear

Maher to Garrett: Why not just "scream the N-word" next time, huh?
7/16/2015 9:21:58 AM  Ed Morrissey
Maybe this was more of a Rorschach test than first thought. When a reporter asks a tough question of a president, many of the people who get upset at the “tone” and who cheer for the reporter switch sides when the party affiliation of the

Hillary favorables tumble in new AP-GfK poll
7/16/2015 8:41:28 AM  Ed Morrissey
The polling keeps getting worse and worse for the Democratic presidential frontrunner, no matter how many “relaunches” her campaign keeps staging. Hillary Clinton’s favorables have sunk again in another polling series, this one from

Garrett: "Clearly, it struck a nerve"
7/16/2015 8:01:04 AM  Ed Morrissey
How does it feel to get rebuked by the President of the United States on national television for asking a tough question? While some of Major Garrett’s colleagues in the media wagged their fingers at the framing of his question, the CBS White House

Oh my: Ted Cruz's book now at No. 7 on NYT bestseller list
7/15/2015 10:11:46 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Ted Cruz’s book did not make the New York Times bestseller list in its first week. The New York Times claimed the book, which would have been No. 3 based on straight sales numbers, was barred from the list for “strategic bulk

Quotes of the day
7/15/2015 10:01:20 PM  Allahpundit
President Barack Obama lashed out at critics, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who argue that a recently inked nuclear agreement with Iran does little to rein in the rogue regime's ability to construct a bomb, during a press

Scott Walker clarifies after saying former Boy Scout ban on gay Scout leaders "protected" kids
7/15/2015 8:41:15 PM  Allahpundit
Politico calls this “backtracking,” which I think, frankly, is more accurate than my own headline. Here’s what he told the IJ Review yesterday when they asked him what he thought of the Boy Scouts’ executive committee voting to

This week's latest disappointment: New "Fantastic Four" trailer
7/15/2015 8:01:07 PM  C.T. Rex
No doubt this week will feature tons and tons of depressing posts about Iran and Planned Parenthood, so here’s an entirely different kind of depressing post about something frivolous to take your minds off that other stuff for a bit.  In fact,

Just your daily reminder that Medicaid is a 'humanitarian catastrophe'
7/15/2015 7:21:05 PM  Matt Vespa
I'm sure most of you already know this, but Medicaid expansion–a critical component of Obamacare–is an abject disaster. In Virginia, almost a quarter of doctors aren't accepting new Medicaid recipients–and those already enrolled into this government-run

Trump: My $10 billion net worth is too yuge to be accurately described in these FEC financial disclosure forms
7/15/2015 6:41:05 PM  Allahpundit
Here’s why Trump, despite being worth many times what Mitt Romney’s worth and infinitely more vulgar in showing it off, gets away with it in a way Romney never could. He’s so proud of it, it’s shtick. If you attacked him for

GAO: Uh, has no real way to detect fraud
7/15/2015 6:01:31 PM  Matt Vespa
So, you already know that Obamacare is a mess. High premiums, technical problems with the exchanges, and miscalculated subsides are what comes up in honest discussions about the president's signature domestic achievement. Guy has written about this train

Video: Feds shut down Darkode malware marketplace
7/15/2015 5:21:52 PM  Ed Morrissey
The FBI and the Department of Justice took down what they called “one of the gravest threats” to US data integrity, ending an 18-month investigation to a “cyber-hornets nest of criminal hackers” that resulted in dozens of arrests

Netanyahu: No, seriously, this is an awful deal
7/15/2015 4:41:53 PM  Ed Morrissey
We know, we know. NBC News has an exclusive interview with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the US agreement with Iran on their evening news program tonight, but have had it available on line since before Barack Obama’s presser

GOP Rep: Trump might be a Democratic plant to help Hillary
7/15/2015 4:01:34 PM  Allahpundit
Via TPM, the GOP rep in question is Carlos Curbelo, a Floridian and Jeb Bush supporter. Which is funny, because Jeb benefits from Trump’s entry into the race far more than Hillary does. Just because the guy used to be pro-choice and thought health

Obama on Cosby: Drugging women without consent and having sex with them is rape, y'know
7/15/2015 3:21:13 PM  Ed Morrissey
The joke at the beginning of the Q&A part of Barack Obama’s press conference was that ABC’s Jon Karl seemed poised to ask a question about Donald Trump. The bigger non-Iran celebrity question in terms of impact came toward the end, when a

Major Garrett angers Obama: Why are you content with Iran holding U.S. prisoners while you celebrate this nuclear deal? Update: "Disrespectful," says Dana Bash
7/15/2015 2:41:09 PM  Allahpundit
Via the Free Beacon, for one brief shining moment, this guy got to see what life with the media is like for a Republican politician. The answer to Garrett’s question, incidentally, is that the prisoners are undoubtedly being held to sweeten the pot

Key Democrats "skeptical" of Iran deal?
7/15/2015 2:01:40 PM  Ed Morrissey
“Skeptical” seems to the word of the day, which itself should prompt skepticism from everyone else. The only Democrat on Capitol Hill proclaiming opposition to the Iran deal is Senator Robert Menendez, and even that’s only probable

Boehner orders probe into Planned Parenthood organ-harvesting
7/15/2015 1:21:55 PM  Ed Morrissey
Just under 30 hours after the ghastly and chilling undercover video of a Planned Parenthood executive describing their trade in fetal organs emerged, Speaker of the House John Boehner announced that Congress would investigate the practices of the

Open thread: Obama to welcome Shiite fanatics to nuclear club in 1 p.m. presser
7/15/2015 12:41:34 PM  Allahpundit
Is that headline unfair? Unless I’ve misunderstood the terms of the deal, we’ve agreed to let Iran enrich however much uranium it wants to whatever degree of refinement it wants. All it has to do is wait 10 years. Obama himself said a few

Graham: Say, that Donald Trump is a "wrecking ball" for the GOP
7/15/2015 12:01:30 PM  Ed Morrissey
For a while, it appeared that most of the other Republican presidential candidates would stick to a mainly unspoken strategy of ignoring Donald Trump and media questions about his inflammatory comments. Jeb Bush openly declared that he’d have no

Ben Rhodes in April: This Iran deal will have "anytime, anywhere" inspections. Ben Rhodes last night: We never sought that.
7/15/2015 11:21:01 AM  Allahpundit
Via the Free Beacon, I think it was Steve Hayes of the Weekly Standard who first called him out on this. Watch below and you’ll find Rhodes, one of Obama’s right-hand men on natsec, shrugging off Erin Burnett’s concern about the lack of

Barnicle: Wake me up when Hillary starts being forthcoming
7/15/2015 10:41:42 AM  Ed Morrissey
I’d say that Mike Barnicle’s comments on Morning Joe today need some context, but Mika Brzezinski provides it with a lengthy intro. The lead-in is lengthy, but the payoff is, well, amusing in an offhand sort of way. The story under discussion

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