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  • Polls: Fiorina even with Trump in presidential race at 22% among debate watchers

    09/17/2015 1:38:54 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 266 replies
    HotAir ^ | 09/17/2015 | Jeremy (Allahpundit)
    Even so, if I’m not mistaken, these are the first two polls anywhere since Trumpmania broke big that don’t show him on top.
  • Trumpus Interruptus -- Will Trump Pullout of Presidential Run, Again?

    07/07/2015 12:39:28 AM PDT · by STE=Q · 37 replies
    07-07-2015 | STE=Q
    Is "The Donald" in for the long hall, or is he going to "Pull Out" at the last minute -- like he has done so many times before? I don't think he has demonstrated that he is in for the long haul. Therefore I have taken the liberty to give him the handle of Trumpus Interruptus! I confess that I was excited (as was his collective base) when he announced in 2012 that he was considering a run for the republican nomination for President of the United States. I was thus willing to overlook the fact that he was...
  • Hot Air Primary Survey: May Edition (HURRY! FReep a poll)

    05/09/2015 1:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 9, 2015 | Patrick Ishmael
  • See If You Can Spot the Hot Air April Fools Day Prank

    04/01/2015 10:06:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    Self | April 1, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    See if you can spot the HOT AIR April Fools Day prank.
  • Daylight Saving Time: Negligible Energy Savings, Possibly Deadly?

    03/08/2015 5:52:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 69 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 6, 2015 | Tom Zeller Jr.
    If you happen to live in Hawaii, Arizona (mostly) Saskatchewan (and bits of other Canadian provinces), or the Midway Atoll of the North Pacific — well, congratulations. You will not be subjected this weekend to the much-maligned, poorly understood ritual obligation of turning your clock ahead one hour, in observance of Daylight Saving Time. For most of the rest of the North America, as of Sunday you’ll be doing your part, ostensibly, to save the nation energy. In return, your evenings will be a bit brighter, the mornings a bit darker, and if you’re like me, your overall schedule will...
  • Republicans To Investigate Climate Data Tampering By NASA

    02/20/2015 6:50:57 PM PST · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 20, 2015 | Michael Basach
    Are government climate agencies tampering with climate data to show warming? Some Republicans think so. California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says to expect congressional hearings on climate data tampering. @caerbannog666 expect there to be congressional hearings into NASA altering weather station data to falsely indicate warming & sea rise — Dana Rohrabacher (@DanaRohrabacher) February 20, 2015 Rohrabacher serves as the vice chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, which has jurisdiction over NASA and other agencies that monitor the Earth’s climate. Rohrabacher has long been critical of the theory of man-made global warming. Lately, the California Republican has...
  • Huge solar plant lags in early production [because there's not enough sunlight!]

    11/18/2014 9:18:06 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies
    AP ^ | November 17, 2014 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    The largest solar power plant of its type in the world - once promoted as a turning point in green energy - isn't producing as much energy as planned. One of the reasons is as basic as it gets: The sun isn't shining as much as expected.
  • Republican Sweep Highlights Climate Change Politics In Alaska (Moo-kowski)

    11/07/2014 8:24:21 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    NPR News ^ | November 6, 2014 | Martin Kaste
    On election night in a hotel ballroom in Anchorage, Alaska, Sen. Lisa Murkowski picked up a chair and waved it over her head. "I am the chairmaaaaaaaaaaan!" she shouted. The Republican takeover Tuesday night puts Murkowski in charge of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. That's great news for Alaska, which is always eager for the feds to allow more oil drilling up here. But what does her chairmanship mean for the other side of that coin — global warming? At that same election-night party, Murkowski said she takes climate change seriously. "I come from a state where...
  • Britain, Turkey to join airstrikes against ISIS?

    09/24/2014 6:44:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The US launched another round of airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, but the diplomatic action may shift to the UN, where Barack Obama is looking to add to his coalition of the willing. The Pentagon announced the new strikes by proclaiming that the US and its current partners are on offense — and like ISIS, aren’t paying much attention to the border between Iraq and Syria: “It’s an offensive campaign now,” Rear Admiral John Kirby said Wednesday morning on CNN. “We’re not going to be constrained by that border between Iraq and Syria.”Two strikes targeted an ISIS staging area...
  • Wind Turbines but no Power

    09/14/2014 8:44:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 9/13/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    The highly touted, government-subsidized, unreliable, intermittent and expensive "alternative power" schemes currently in vogue are nothing but a phenomenal waste of money
  • Vacuum Ban To Outlaw Most Powerful Cleaners

    08/22/2014 4:16:37 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 84 replies
    Sky ^ | August 21, 2014 | Sky News
    A consumer group is predicting a rush for powerful vacuum cleaners as an EU ban on many best-performing products looms. Which? said that from September 1, companies will be unable to manufacture or import any vacuums with motors above 1,600 watts under rules designed to boost energy efficiency and tackle climate change.
  • Former US ambassador to Syria: I couldn’t defend US policy any longer

    06/03/2014 12:56:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    US Ambassador Robert Ford resigned from his State Department post a month ago, after a long and difficult time as the envoy to Syria. Ford showed great personal courage in his service while Bashar al-Assad instigated attacks on Western embassies and eventually provoked a massive civil war which has turned into a regional threat, thanks to the collapse of his power in large regions of Syria. The collapse of American policy in Syria over the past year was presumed to have prompted Ford’s departure, which he confirms with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview today.This is interesting for more...
  • Hot Air Comment registration is now open!

    04/24/2014 11:36:45 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason88 · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 24, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    As of now, the books are open at Hot Air! Those who want to add their voices to our comment sections can now register to join our community. We’ll keep it open until 4 pm ET today. First read our Terms of Service, and if you agree, register through this link and follow the steps. Here are a few things to keep in mind. When you register, we will e-mail you a password. It may take a while (anywhere from a couple of minutes to an hour or so, depending on the traffic this open registration creates) to get your...
  • Labor supporting Media Matters not super-keen on SEIU unionizing its employees

    04/18/2014 6:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    One for the hypocrisy hall of fame: Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff.Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA’s staff through a Card Check election.A filing with the NLRB does not necessarily mean that the union and management are in direct confrontation. For example, although Volkswagen tacitly backed the United Auto Workers’ recent effort to organize its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, the company still...
  • Video: How removing one regulation created hundreds of jobs in Mississippi

    04/18/2014 6:48:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    So many businesses are just someone’s dream—to make an honest living, to serve the community something it’s missing, to use talents to their greatest potential. Every roadblock the government erects makes those dreams slightly less possible. And, those roadblocks aren’t tripping up the lavishly rich. In this case, an unnecessary regulation in Mississippi was keeping hundreds of working- and middle-class black women from making a living doing something their community wanted to pay them for— hairbraiding. One woman fought for seven years to change that. The result is pretty much the whole reason I believe what I believe.I’ve known this...
  • Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act

    04/17/2014 12:24:38 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2014 | Tom Jackman
    Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, rejecting an attempt by skeptics of global warming to view the work of a prominent climate researcher during his years at the University of Virginia. The ruling is the latest turn in the FOIA request filed in 2011 by Del. Robert Marshall (R-Prince William) and the American Tradition Institute to obtain research and e-mails of former U-Va. professor Michael Mann.
  • Video: Jimmy Fallon pokes fun at Obama with … Sarah Palin?

    04/03/2014 8:35:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Maybe Jimmy Fallon really does want to follow Jay Leno’s tradition of full-political-spectrum comedy. Earlier this week, Fallon ripped Barack Obama for his victory lap on ObamaCare, and last night he invited Sarah Palin to join him in this four-minute mockfest of Obama’s foreign-policy acumen. Palin is a good sport here, joking about the unusual names of her children at one point, but the subtext throughout this is that Palin was smart enough to see through Vladimir Putin — and Obama wasn’t. Watch for a cameo from “Obama” near the end (via Katie Pavlich): CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE...
  • Savage Destroys Hannity [Wallbanger is sad.]

    03/26/2014 6:05:10 PM PDT · by AdamBomb · 137 replies
    The Rich Lieberman Report ^ | 3/26/2014 | Rich Lieberman
    Love him, hate him, revile at his rants, he's the highest-paid radio host in the Bay Area; Michael Savage, syndicated talkie that has destroyed his ghost rival, Sean Hannity not only here, (KSFO), but NY, (King of the apple), Chicago, Detroit, Dallas. It's not even close in the important radio demos that count although some advertisers are still weary of Savage's discourse. They might have to reassess that position. Savage makes north of a million dollars but between his books and diversified business interests fortune, he's reportedly worth close to $100 million. Who needs radio?
  • Poll: New Koch attack ads not exactly selling in battleground states

    03/25/2014 3:12:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Democrats have conducted a full-court press in North Carolina, not against Republicans or a GOP candidate, but against two libertarian billionaire brothers. Just as Harry Reid demonized David and Charles Koch on the Senate floor and the Democratic Party got four Pinocchios for its own attack two weeks ago, the party started flooding some battleground states with fundraising pitches and attack ads going after the Koch brothers for their free-market activism. National Journal looks at a non-partisan poll and calls the strategy a flop — at least for now: After absorbing millions of dollars in outside spending from groups connected...
  • A new power in conservative media

    01/04/2014 5:13:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    A new power in conservative media By: Hadas Gold January 4, 2014 05:59 PM EST A player in Christian and talk radio stations is buying up popular conservative websites — moves that could make Salem Communications the next big thing in right-wing media. The California-based company has recently gobbled up sites that reach millions of readers, like Michelle Malkin’s, the Eagle Publishing group which is home to, and the conservative publishing house Regnery. The Salem empire already includes more than 100 Christian and conservative talk-radio stations and several Christian-themed websites, as well as and Though...
  • Sexual revolution leaving diseased minds and bodies in its wake

    12/02/2013 12:28:16 PM PST · by usalady · 50 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 2, 2013 | Matha
    There was a time in America when a physician had just two or three young adult patients with sexually transmitted diseases. In 2013 that number has become two or three dozen and is increasing as “hooking up” turns out to be a deadly sexual game.
  • McCain: Without Immigration Reform, GOP ‘Cannot Win a National Election'

    07/30/2013 5:37:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 96 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 30, 2013 | by Jim Avila
    WASHINGTON — Despite the Republican strategy of passing piecemeal immigration reform, Sen. John McCain predicted today that comprehensive legislation can pass the GOP-controlled House. “I think this fall is very important,” McCain said at a forum hosted by AFL-CIO and the Economic Policy Institute. “Let’s say we enact it, comprehensive immigration reform — I don’t think it gains a single Hispanic voter, but what it does, it puts us on a playing field where we can compete for the Hispanic voter,” McCain told PBS’ Gwen Ifill. “If we don’t do that, frankly, I don’t see — I see further polarization...
  • Dick Durbin: Are bloggers and tweeters entitled to constitutional protection?

    05/26/2013 4:57:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 144 replies ^ | May 26, 2013 05:53 PM | Doug Powers
    Dick Durbin: Are bloggers and tweeters entitled to constitutional protection? Share By Doug Powers • May 26, 2013 05:53 PM **Written by Doug Powers Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin has in the past had a very subjective and abstract view of the Constitution, and on Fox News Sunday he once again wondered which people might be “entitled” to constitutional protections and which people might not: “You’ve raised an important point and I heard Sen. Graham call for special counsel,” Durbin said. “I’m not ready to do this at this moment. I would like to know if Holder has any conflict in...
  • Video: “It doesn’t matter if gun violence is down”

    12/18/2012 2:12:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 17 December, 2012 | na
    Katie flags this quote from CNN anchor Don Lemon, who won’t allow facts to complicate his righteous public emoting about US gun laws (expanded transcript via Breitbart): Listen, for the past three days, I have been on the verge of tears every second, and most of the people here have been crying 24 hours straight. Yes, we need to address mental health, but mental health in this particular issue — let’s not get it twisted — is a secondary issue. If someone who has a mental issue did not have access to guns that should only be available in war...
  • New federal law may make replacing your furnace much costlier

    11/26/2012 3:13:25 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 93 replies ^ | November 23, 2012 | JAMES M. O’NEILL
    Replacing an aging furnace could cost homeowners thousands of dollars more after May 1, when new federal energy efficiency standards take effect for northern states, including New Jersey. The new energy-efficient natural gas furnaces aren’t that much more expensive themselves, but they must be vented directly to an outside wall rather than through the chimney, which can increase installation costs dramatically, home heating contractors say. (snip) Under the Department of Energy rules, gas furnaces installed after May 1 must be at least 90 percent efficient, compared with the current 78 percent efficient criterion. Similar improvements in energy efficiency are set...
  • Presidential Debate - Romney and Obama - starts NOW

    10/03/2012 6:05:35 PM PDT · by Jean S · 479 replies
    Jim Lehrer moderating.
  • 3 Coal-Powered W. V. Plants to Shut Down

    09/04/2012 5:03:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 96 replies
    WVVA,.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | Rachel Lucas
    Three coal-fired power plants in West Virginia will soon stop generating electricity. The last day of power generation for FirstEnergy Corp.'s plants in Albright, Rivesville and Willow Island was scheduled for Saturday. FirstEnergy spokesman Mark Durbin said the plants would be deactivated by the end of the day. Officials say some workers likely will remain on the job for a short period. They will deactivate the plants and take care of permits and environmental regulations. The plants employ a total 210 workers. FirstEnergy also plans to close six coal-fired operations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The Ohio-based utility attributes the...
  • Rubin Report: The True Lesson of a Tragedy in Colorado Film Theater

    07/25/2012 11:13:12 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 5 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 7/25/'12 | Barry Rubin
    I really thought there was nothing to say or write about the shootings at the Aurora, Colorado, movie theatre. The prattling, smug, and often unsubstantiated talk filling the airwaves and print pages really added nothing. But then I realized that there is indeed something important to conclude from this tragic episode. And it’s one of the most important things—perhaps the most important of all—to understand about history, civilization, humanity, and society. Human frailty. None of us are perfect. We all have weaknesses and shortcomings. And some have more than others. We see a daily display of jealousy, anger, hatred, ignorance,...
  • Newt a “RINO among Rinos”?

    04/27/2012 8:19:18 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 41 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Friday, April 27, 2012 at 8:05pm | William A. Jacobson
    You have got to be kidding me. This trashing of Newt by Erika Johnsen, who apparently just started blogging at HotAir, is so over the top: "Newt Gingrich’s decision to wait a week to officially drop out of the presidential race was kind of a non sequitur (but then, it fits with Newt’s normally quizzical attitude of 'you need to get on my level' pomposity, so… wash)…." "Here’s what you can do to help the Republican party, Newt: don’t. You overstayed your welcome in the presidential race by a long shot, frequently looked absurd, and constantly undercut the GOP’s credibility....
  • Ignore the Haters… ACT OF VALOR is a great piece of film making.

    02/24/2012 8:19:44 AM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 67 replies · 4+ views ^ | 02.24.12 | Kevin McCullough
    The filmmaker’s Q & A following the screening was also very telling. Their primary motivation for making this apolitical movie about the life of Navy Seals was primarily to pay honor and tribute to the sacrifice these extraordinary individuals make in order for all the rest of us to walk around free. The liberals in attendance gave the film the same standing ovation I did, because they were drawn into an intense story line that did not choose partisan sides. That’s not to say that liberals who haven’t seen the film aren’t making a partisan issue of it.
  • Why are Ace of Spades and HotAir Helping the Left Smear Cain Over his "China Nukes" Comment?

    11/02/2011 8:01:42 PM PDT · by montag813 · 42 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11-02-2011 | Montag813
    Herman Cain said this on PBS NewsHour last night, regarding his assertion of a growing military threat from China (VIDEO):And secondly, we already have superiority in terms of our military capability, and I plan to get away from making cutting our defense a priority and make investing in our military capability a priority, going back to my statement: peace through strength and clarity. So yes they’re a military threat. They’ve indicated that they’re trying to develop nuclear capability and they want to develop more aircraft carriers like we have. So yes, we have to consider them a military threat. Immediately,...
  • Hot Air Presidential Survey: Halloween Edition

    10/31/2011 7:33:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 31,2011 | PATRICK ISHMAEL
    Hot Air Presidential Poll: Halloween Please vote only once. Your ballot should take less than a minute to complete. We'll announce the results after voting has concluded. As always, double voters will be removed from the final tally, so no cheating
  • Tropical Storm Hilary could become a hurricane

    09/22/2011 8:31:23 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 32 replies
    Yahoo news/AP ^ | 9/22/11 | Yahoo news/AP
    Tropical Storm Hilary has strengthened in the Pacific south of Mexico and could soon become a hurricane. Hilary's maximum sustained winds Thursday are near 70 mph (110 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hilary could become a hurricane later in the day and could become a major hurricane by Saturday.
  • Hot Air Candidate Survey: September Results (Palin 2nd)

    09/06/2011 6:59:00 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:45 AM ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 | PATRICK ISHMAEL
  • Hot Air Approval Survey: August Results (Palin Wins)

    08/13/2011 8:51:33 AM PDT · by curth · 3 replies
    HotAir ^ | 8/13/2011 | Patricl Ishmael
    Sarah Palin again won the overall question of who readers would want as the nominee. Michele Bachmann topped the question for the preferred candidate among declared candidates, followed by Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty and Newt Gingrich.
  • Please Press Button to Hear Brief Message from Our President

    Brilliant! - had to share
  • Wind-Turbine Maker That Obama Praised Files for Bankruptcy

    08/05/2011 2:44:34 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Industry Week ^ | 7/1/11 | Josh Cable
    "Renewable energy isn't something pie in the sky," Obama said during a speech at Cardinal. "It's not part of a far-off future. It's happening all across America right now. " ... It can create millions of new jobs and entire new industries if we act right now." Jeff Grabner, vice president and head of the company's wind business, told the Plain Dealer earlier in the week that Cardinal had been losing business to European suppliers who had underbid Cardinal, forcing the company to trim its workforce by 15 employees a year ago.
  • Sarah Palin Keeps Her 9 Month Long Hot Air Straw Poll Crush-a-Thon Streak Intact

    07/20/2011 5:07:08 PM PDT · by curth · 26 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | 7/20/2012 | Gary Jackson
    This is actually the second Hot Air straw poll this month. The first one showed virtually the same results as this one, Sarah Palin crushing all comers, but the increasingly anti-conservative, anti-Palin website chose to spin some of her best results ever, as somehow a bad thing, and I was laughing so hard I simply couldn’t type a response to Patrick Ishmael’s drivel, and didn’t publish the results. Here’s a link to that survey, you compare it with the latest, and find that Sarah’s support is once again stronger than ever. And, once again, Ishmael looked for an angle, so...
  • Hot Air Candidate Survey: 4th of July Weekend Results (She's back!)

    07/03/2011 8:05:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 3, 2011 | Patrick Ishmael
    With over 6000 ballots cast, we have results. Monthly Presidential chart is below. Then I’ll go into some of the hard realities facing Hot Air’s front runner. Send your questions and comments to me here.Sarah Palin has returned to almost her highest vote take since the survey began, at 36.94% of the vote. Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry run closely together, coming in second (19.95%) and third (18.91%) respectively. Herman Cain takes fourth at 6.68%, continuing his downward movement since his May highs. Mitt Romney takes fifth, at 6.3%. Palin may still be on top of the overall results, but...
  • Hot Air Candidate Survey: Fourth of July Weekend Edition

    07/01/2011 6:25:08 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | July 1,2011 | Patrick Ishmael
    Please vote only once. Your ballot should take less than a minute to complete. We'll announce the results after voting has concluded. As always, double voters will be removed from the final tally, so no cheating
  • Oh my: Palin’s website suddenly looking campaign-ready

    04/18/2011 5:55:34 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 18, 2011 | Allahpundit
    Looks good, and it’s clearly intended to make a statement coming so soon after her gangbusters Wisconsin speech. I’m especially intrigued by the “Request an Event” feature; neither Huckabee’s nor Romney’s website has a section like that. Politico speculates that it’s her way of better organizing her speaking invitations, but major institutions aren’t going to reach out via a web interface. I think it’s there to emphasize her connection to her grassroots supporters, suggesting that she’ll consider any request from someone who’s interested in hosting her, not just the big players who can contact her team through back channels. Or...
  • Washington DC Dangerous Hot Air Advisory

    04/08/2011 7:37:06 AM PDT · by topher · 5 replies
    April 8, 2011 | Vanity
    One Republican on the House floor last night warned: There she blows! It was a vain attempt to protect fellow Congress Critters from the Hot Air about to spew forth from Nancy Pelosi. Unfortunately, it was too late. Several Congress Critters had to seek First Aid as a result of poisonous, hot air coming from Nancy Pelosi. In the Senate, Harry Reid was telling fellow Senators he would work with Las Vegas oddsmakers about placing bets concerning the budget impasse. He was also bragging about his Escort Service was establishing in Las Vegas. And in the White House, there was...
  • "Nancy — you’re the best. Congrats. Donald" (Pelosi and Trump)

    04/07/2011 10:19:30 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 51 replies
    Hot Air/Politico ^ | 4/6/11 | Maggie Haberman
    (Mark Levin posted a link to this on his Facebook page): Donald Trump sent Nancy Pelosi warm wishes when she was sworn in as House Speaker in January 2007, praising her as "the best" in a personal note. Trump, who’s now mulling a Republican run for president, penned the note on a copy of a New York Times article that chronicled Pelosi's swearing-in, and wrote, "Nancy — you're the best. Congrats. Donald," according to sources familiar with the missive. (snip) Trump, now a registered Republican, is a former independent and former registered Democrat. And the Pelosi note is a reminder...
  • Palin wins April Hot Air Primary Poll with 33%

    04/04/2011 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Anamnesis · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/4/11 | Patrick Ishmael
    After casting almost 7,000 total ballots — a new high — Hot Air readers have again made Sarah Palin their top choice for the Republican nomination for President. Palin took 33% of the vote, followed by Herman Cain at 11%, Mitt Romney also at 11%, Tim Pawlenty at 9%, and Rand Paul with 7%, only a few dozen votes ahead of Michele Bachmann.Remarkably, despite the big volume differences in our monthly polls, the percentage breakdown from month to month hasn’t moved around wildly, with 1.) distinct trends developing for some candidates and 2.) generally reasonable voter realignments as candidates enter...
  • State(MA) wants $ back as Evergreen Solar exits, slashing 800 jobs

    01/11/2011 3:45:04 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 11, 2011 | Herald staff
    Evergreen, a Marlboro-based solar panel maker once considered a clean-energy darling of Gov. Deval Patrick, has been steadily shifting jobs to its facility in lower-cost China, but until today had indicated its Massachusetts operations would continue
  • And the 2010 HARRY Award goes to… (The HOTAIR Readership Republican of the Year)

    12/06/2010 7:47:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2010 | Patrick Ishmael
    A big thanks to everyone that participated in this First Annual HARRY balloting. In 24 hours, over 4000 readers cast their ballots for the best and worst of the 2010 political season. So, who’s the Hot Air Readership Republican of the Year?Like any good awards ceremony, we’ll start off with the minor categories.Hot Air Story of the YearBeating out its nearest competitor by more than a three-to-one margin, the blog post “Video: Chris Christie destroys reporter for calling him confrontational“ takes home the inaugural HASY Trophy, snatching up 40% of the vote in the six-way race. This year’s runner-up is...
  • SARAH PALIN is the Hot Air Readership Republican of the Year and Preferred Presidential Candidate

    12/04/2010 6:40:44 PM PST · by Anamnesis · 62 replies · 4+ views
    And the 2010 HARRY Award goes to… posted at 8:40 pm on December 4, 2010 by Patrick Ishmael printer-friendly A big thanks to everyone that participated in this First Annual HARRY balloting. In 24 hours, over 4000 readers cast their ballots for the best and worst of the 2010 political season. So, who’s the Hot Air Readership Republican of the Year?Like any good awards ceremony, we’ll start off with the minor categories.Hot Air Story of the YearBeating out its nearest competitor by more than a three-to-one margin, the blog post “Video: Chris Christie destroys reporter for calling him confrontational“ takes...
  • "Obama Delivers Only Hot Air" (ASIA TIME) (Messiah's Epic Fail in Asia)

    11/15/2010 8:20:56 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 31 replies
    The Asia Times ^ | 15 November 2010 | Donald Kirk
    Obama delivers only hot air By Donald Kirk SEOUL – Theodore Roosevelt, a great American president with a clearly imperialist agenda, uttered one of the most famous lines in US history in 1901 when he advised a crowd, "Speak softly and carry a big stick". These days, US President Barack Obama seems to have gotten that aphorism reversed. He speaks a lot but doesn't seem to be carrying a big stick. That was the impression he gave after winding up his 11-day Asian odyssey in Japan at a tepid weekend gathering of Pacific rim leaders banded together in the Asia...
  • Uh, Sorry, TIME, Technically Obama IS a Muslim (Debbie Schlussel Skewers Hot Air & Time)

    08/19/2010 3:53:31 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 70 replies
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | August 19, 2010 | Debbie Schlussel
    I was ahead of my time, and the sheep on all sides of the spectrum didn’t like that. For saying those things, I was vehemently attacked as an “extremist” by the entire left-wing blogosphere and media . . . and those on the RIGHT, including the ignorant morons at Michelle Fraudkin’s Hot Airheads, who thought Obama’s speech to the Muslim world was “surprisingly good” (that’s the ignoramus Ed Morrissey and the equally ignorant coward who goes by a fictional name, “Allahpundit”). McCain illegal alien amnesty lover, Baba Streisand buddy, and faux-conservative Michael Medved called me “despicable” for a 1/2 hour...
  • The Ed Morrissey Show: Kevin McCullough, Renee Ellmers(bob etheridge's challenger)

    06/14/2010 7:02:05 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 6 replies · 219+ views ^ | 06/14/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Bonus minutes: At 4 pm ET, (about the 1 hr mark on the video) we’ll talk with Renee Ellmers, who is running for Congress in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District — against incumbent Democratic Rep. Rob Etheridge, caught on tape assaulting a student film crew on the streets of Washington DC. We’ll talk to her about that and about the issues.