Low Popahirum, National Edition (1-30-14)

“On Tuesday, the president of these United States called for an end to the ‘rancorous argument over the proper size of the federal government,’ so that he might move forward with his economic agenda uninhibited by ‘stale political arguments.’ It was an interesting moment. The president’s childlike faith in his own ability to direct resources according to his own vision is almost touching in its way, though when the actual costs are accounted for it is terrifying. The president’s understanding of how the economy works is about as sophisticated as was my understanding of anatomy and nutrition at the age of four: Lean this way and we’ll strengthen the middle class, lean that way and we’ll nourish the working poor. He doesn’t even understand the debate that he wants to preempt: It is not only a question of the size of government but a question of what government does.” – Kevin Williamson/National Review

“The staffers braved the falling snow and ice and Chick-fil-A refused to take a single penny for their sandwiches.” – Fox 5 New York

“As House Republicans prepare to sell out the country on immigration this week, Phyllis Schlafly has produced a stunning report on how immigration is changing the country. The report is still embargoed, but someone slipped me a copy, and it’s too important to wait.” – Ann Coulter

President Barack Obama has become the ‘Typhoid Mary’ of congressional politics, a Republican political operative told MailOnline on Wednesday, with Democratic senators terrified to be seen with him as they fight to keep their jobs in November.” – UK Daily Mail

“Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Cambridge, Maryland, Speaker John Boehner will unveil an outline of the party’s immigration stance to rank-and-file members that includes ‘legal status’ for millions of illegal immigrants.” – Breitbart

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) clearly got under MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s skin on Tuesday night when he accused her of being a ‘cheerleader’ for the Obama administration instead of a journalist.” – The Blaze

Hillary Rodham Clinton holds a commanding 6 to 1 lead over other Democrats heading into the 2016 presidential campaign, while the Republican field is deeply divided with no clear front-runner, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.” – Washington Post

Behold, your chart of the day. This comes from Kaiser Health News, which has regularly polled on health-related policies, and in particular the uninsured in relation to ObamaCare. Since 2011, the support and opposition have remained fairly close together, but now that ObamaCare has been implemented, a dramatic change has taken place — and one the White House and Democrats won’t like:” – Hot Air

“With Democrats’ grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House can’t be won and go all in to save the Senate.” – POLITICO

“Brown, the former senator from Massachusetts who is considering a run for a US Senate seat in New Hampshire, is neck and neck in a new poll with Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen.” – Boston Globe

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