Low Popahirum, National Edition (1-9-14)

“From around Aleppo in western Syria to small areas of Falluja in central Iraq, al Qaeda now controls territory that stretches more than 400 miles across the heart of the Middle East, according to English and Arab language news accounts as well as accounts on jihadist websites.” – CNN

“The Progressives love to tout the separation of church and state, especially when it comes to prayer in public schools.    But when it comes to the public schools in New Haven Connecticut, Communists seem more than welcome.” – Gateway Pundit

“But for the past several months, the 65-year-old Coburn has privately been undergoing intensive treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer, a battle that could end up cutting short his second Senate term, which is scheduled to expire in January 2017.” – POLITICO

“Unfortunately, we are rapidly getting to the point in America where it is becoming very difficult to trust anyone that you do not know personally.  As you will see below, the United States is rapidly becoming a cesspool of liars, thieves, murderers, perverts and psychopaths. ” – DC Clothesline

“Trillions of dollars have been spent, and the number of Americans living in poverty is higher today than it was in 1964, while the poverty rate has held steady at just under one in five. That contrasts unpleasantly with the trend before President Johnson declared his war: The poverty rate had been dropping since the end of World War II. That progress came to a halt as President Johnson’s expensive and expansive vision began to be implemented in earnest, which coincided with the tapering of the postwar boom.” – National Review

“Usually, when they play dirty, they’re taking some sort of cue from their boss to do so, whether in broad ideological terms or direct marching orders. Does the same reasoning apply to Team Christie?” – Hot Air

“When a rumor surfaced in September that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blocked two major New Jersey access lanes to one of the world’s busiest bridges – the George Washington Bridge — to punish a local politician who threatened to ebb the governor’s coming electoral landslide, did anyone really doubt it was true?” – Daily Caller

“There’s one thing missing from the recently unearthed emails that show Chris Christie’s underlings conspired to jam up traffic for political revenge: Any messages from Christie himself. He claims he knew nothing of it. He claims, in other words, that he’s not an evil string-puller, just an ineffective slackjaw.” – Gawker

“Last night, I thought perhaps we were making too much of former defense secretary Robert Gates’s criticisms of the Obama administration. Today, after reading the adaptation of his book published in the Wall Street Journal, I’ve changed my mind. The essay, fittingly titled “The Quiet Fury of Robert Gates,” scorches nearly everything in Washington, with particular fire reserved for the Obama administration.” – American Spectator

“Sixteen House members sent a letter to President Barack Obama late Wednesday afternoon urging him to drop his renewed request for immigration reform because of its detrimental effect to the U.S. economy.” – Washington Free Beacon

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