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Today’s hot topics: New California or Classic California, Pawlenty passes, and meet Dan Crenshaw

Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), we have another great lineup for the news of the day! The show will be streamed on Hot Air’s Facebook page and embedded here and on the show page for those who are not on Facebook. (If …

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Aziz Ansari didn’t kill #MeToo… he streamlined it

When I was reading Allahpundit’s column on the “Bad Date With Aziz Ansari Clusterfark” yesterday, I found myself agreeing with much of it, but still feeling as if there was something missing. As far as what allegedly happened on the night that the pseudonymous “Grace” …

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Pawlenty: No, I’m not running for Franken’s seat

Minnesota Republicans will have to try to win a statewide election without the man who last succeeded at it in 2006. After several weeks of speculation, former governor and presidential aspirant Tim Pawlenty told Fox’s Neil Cavuto ruled out any run for office in 2018, …

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DHS secretary grilled by Senate on Sh*tholegate: “I did not hear that word used”

Five days later and we’re still on this, huh? Look on the bright side: It’s an excuse for CNN to say “sh*thole” on the air 195 more times. Note how Pat Leahy phrases his question to her, asking if Trump described certain countries with the …

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Hey, who’s up for “New California”?

It can’t be worse than “Old California,” right? A new year has come, and with it yet another new plan to split up the state of California. This plan differs from most in that it doesn’t attempt to leverage the cultural splits between the southern …

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Cory Booker: I cried when Durbin told me Trump said “sh*thole”

The Free Beacon has all 11 minutes of Booker’s lecture to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen this afternoon (“your silent and your amnesia is complicity!”) but the short clip below is as much as I could take. It’s not his argument that grates. At base he’s …

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Revealed: Hawaii’s emergency missile alert interface is unspeakably terrible

This is not a drill. Per the governor’s office, this is the real screen that technicians see when they’re deciding whether to alert a U.S. state that a nuclear apocalypse is imminent. Now that I’ve seen it, the only surprise is that there isn’t a …

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Will USA Gymnastics “fine” Maroney $100G for speaking at molester’s sentencing?

Probably not, although as the Daily Mail reports, it’s at least a possibility. Former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar faces as much as 125 years in prison for years of sexual molestation and assault involving dozens of women, including athletes who triumphed at the …

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AZ Sen candidate: Your “clean DACA bill” isn’t happening (video)

Major news outlets are already sounding the alarm about a possible government shutdown, assuming that a “clean” DACA bill is the hill that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi want to die on this week. This may be a real option in their minds, or perhaps …

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Turkey promises to “strangle” US-backed forces in Syria

Our “allies” in Turkey continue to redefine our relationship on a weekly basis and not much of this action has taken things in a positive direction. The latest incident was the response of the Tyrant of Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to an announcement regarding …

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