Hot Air exclusive: Walker pledges to end federal public-employee unions

The situation is even worse at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where in fiscal year 2013, more than 250 employees – including medical professionals – collected taxpayer-funded salaries to work for union bosses instead of veterans. … Case in point is union opposition to a commonsense congressional proposal that would simply give the scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs the ability to "remove or demote a VA employee based on performance or misconduct. … Hot Air is pleased to provide Governor Scott Walker with an opportunity to speak directly to voters in this guest column…

Hot Air exclusive: Rubio warns GOP to stop the return of the ObamaCare bailout

Hot Air will be happy to provide other presidential candidates an open forum for guest essays as well. … In the weeks ahead, I will continue fighting to block an unfair and unaffordable giveaway to private companies. … Hot Air is pleased to provide Senator Marco Rubio with an opportunity to speak directly to voters in this guest column…

Hot Air Exclusive Video: Paul Ryan pushes back on president’s repeated calls for tax hikes

Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, says it all better than I ever could … Yet, to hear President Obama talk, we can solve the nation's debt and jobs crisis just by asking "the rich" to "pay their fair share. … If we taxed all millionaires in America at 100 percent, that money would run the government for just four months…

Exclusive first-look video: Issa slams WH over tour cancellations

In 2008, then-Chairman Henry Waxman found that the Bush Administration did not fully implement more than 13,800 IG recommendations made since 2001. … " Chairman Darrell Issa said. … In a new video and statement given to Hot Air exclusively for a first look, the House Oversight chair blasts Barack Obama and Jay Carney for not taking responsibility for Obama's own decision -- and for not using the opportunity to cut $67 billion in waste identified by Obama's own Inspector General corps…

Guest Post: Thaddeus McCotter on “unpopular presidents”

Today, in his final term, the wildly unpopular President George W. Bush boarded Air Force One bound for the Beijing Olympics and a meeting with his chum Hu Jintao, the dapper ruler of a nuclear armed, communist dictatorship. … Chair, Republican House Policy Committee … He doesn't exactly mince words in this Hot Air exclusive

Jason Mattera responds to Think Progress

Putting aside the question of why TP and the WI spends its time trolling Jason's Facebook account, Jason responds today in a Hot Air exclusive about why he posted the message, and what it meant -- and how his own similar personal biography means absolutely nothing about his ability to uphold the Constitution, and nothing about Sotomayor's ability, either…

Exclusive: The Mad Magazine take on White House security

Anyway, I hope Hot Air readers find this as fun a diversion as I did, and keep an eye out for MAD #531 when it comes out a week from today. … " The furshlugginger graphic is fairly readable in this size, but click to get a better look … Forty years later, MAD Magazine has partnered up with Hot Air to give an exclusive first look at part of an upcoming feature…

Dewhurst: I’ll pass the late-term abortion ban — and “take action against” those who incited demonstration

In an exclusive* Hot Air interview, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst of Texas insists that the attempt to hijack the legislative process by pro-abortion activists this week will not stop the state from passing a limitation on late-term abortions and requirements for clinics to meet the same standards as other ambulatory surgical centers…

HA exclusive: Follow-up on ATR/AWF complaint against Stern

By this letter, we urge you to investigate the activities of Ms. Anna Burger, International Secretary/Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Chair of Change to Win, regarding meetings and other lobbying contacts with administration officials, the White House and Congress during 2008 and 2009. … Two weeks ago, Hot Air reported exclusively on a joint effort between Americans for Tax Reform and Alliance for Worker Freedom to demand an investigation of Andy Stern, president of the SEIU, for illegal lobbying with Congress and the White House…