Low Popahirum, National Edition (1-3-14)

“The early poll of 1,004 likely Michigan voters, conducted January 7th and 8th by Harper Polling, shows Republican former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (at right) leading Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (below), 44 to 36 percent. – Conservative Intel

“While many conservatives defended Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson over his recent controversial statements, no one noted that fewer conservatives than ever agree with his negative views on homosexuality. A Pew Research Center poll in October reported that while a majority of conservatives still oppose same-sex marriage, those margins are quickly becoming smaller. Gay acceptance is now the norm among right-leaning youth, where 54 percent of 18-29 year-olds support gay marriage. For conservatives over 65, that number drops to 18 percent.” – Rare.us

“Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state who leads all 2016 presidential polls, ranks dead last on a new top 10 poll of who Americans admire most, and at the bottom of who the world admires most, behind celebs like Angelina Jolie and Russian President Vladimir Putin.” – Washington Examiner

“But I know how to fix Detroit, because it reminds me of another favorite place, Hong Kong—two things so opposite that they evoke each other the way any Kardashian is a reminder that you love home and mother.” – P.J. O’Rourke/WSJ

“Substitute Communist China for imperial Japan and the same thing is now occurring in the Pacific. China believes it is finally time to make its military reflect its enormous economic power.” – Victor Davis Hanson/National Review

“Fred Dryer, the former All-Pro NFL defensive end and Hollywood actor of shows like Hunter and Cheers, is furious at the Republican establishment for waging war against the Tea Party.” – Breitbart

“The Associated Press first reported this developing and completely predictable problem earlier in the week. What happens when you pass a law that (a) causes the health-insurance cancellation for millions and then (b) forces them and millions more to use a disastrously-built web portal as a middeman to replace that coverage? Answer: You end up with millions of people flooding into providers without any idea whether they have coverage or whether their doctor will accept it.” – Hot Air

“Just days after dismissing two top advisers for their roles in the George Washington Bridge scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing questions over the use of Superstorm Sandy relief funds.” – CNN

“Michelle Obama’s extended absence from Washington and a flurry of renewed speculation about the state of the first couple’s marriage are threatening to overshadow her 50th birthday party at the White House on Saturday.” – The Australian

“So let’s venture back to March 23, 1980, where New York Times columnist E.J. Dionne demonstrated his uncanny ability to get every single aspect of the story wrong. It’s a knack he continues to exercise even today.” – Doug Ross

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