Low Popahirum, National Edition (1-17-14)

“Food stamp rolls have been growing rapidly. But what many may not realize is that participation among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) has been skyrocketing compared to the total number of participants. ” – Heritage Foundation

“Food stamp recipients will have their grocery store humiliation compounded by having to show a photo ID in order to buy food if Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) gets his way.” – Think Progress

“It’s easy to forget now, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a hero to the Right during his first year in office. He became a fiscally conservative icon for pushing through a budget that focused on spending cuts, particularly to a bloated public sector. The governor tackled entitlements, reducing billions in scheduled pension payments. And he made his mark as an education reformer, aggressively challenging teachers’ unions, calling for eliminating tenure, and proposing merit pay for top teachers.” – National Journal

“But just because much of our higher education system is now a poor value for students who really want to study, we shouldn’t think that worthwhile schools have disappeared. In fact, just a few years ago, a new, very small university was created — the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) – that does just what a college is supposed to do.” – Forbes

“The ‘advice’ Rove offers is a transparent effort to downplay the prospects of conservative candidates, and to dampen opposition to President Barack Obama’s favorite proposals, perhaps in the belief that he is still too popular to confront head-on. There are Democrats far less intelligent than Rove who understand the electorate better: voters–base and independent–want strong leadership, which is what the GOP is failing to provide.” – Breitbart

“Beleaguered, adrift, defensive, angry, eager to escape from attacks on Obamacare, President Obama and his allies have a secret weapon with which to rally their base. This voice-activated device is incredibly easy to use. One need only utter the words ‘Koch brothers,’ and the financial apparatus of the Democratic Party begins to whir.” – Washington Free Beacon

“According to some reports, the White House plans to make three changes:

1. Give Privacy Act rights to foreigners.

2. Prohibit the government from collecting telephone metadata and instead require it to ask the telephone companies to conduct searches for the data.

3. Creating an office to challenge search warrants sought from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts.” – John Yoo/National Review

“The Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Madison, Wis., says the cross displayed in the lawn of the department is a clear violation of government endorsement of religion.” – Arkansas Matters

“North Carolina, it seems, pressed for money and under the cruel sway of a Republican governor, resorted to drastic measures: slashing unemployment benefits and, as if that wasn’t draconian enough, cutting the number of weeks the unemployed could receive even these meager benefits.” – Townhall

“More bad news for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. As he tries to survive an explosive corruption scandal and stave off a federal audit on use of Hurricane Sandy funds, a new study ranks New Jersey the least economically solvent state in the nation.” – Breitbart

:President Obama is ‘chronically incapable‘ of military strategy and falls far short of his predecessor George W. Bush, according to one of Britain’s most senior military advisors.” – Daily Beast

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