Low Popahirum, National Edition (2-12-14)

“Ahead of the midterm elections, Boehner argued that now is not the time to get drawn into weeks of dramatic headlines and fiscal battles with President Obama. “We’re not going to make ourselves the story,” he said. He spoke about the need for the party to not get mired in damaging endeavors…” – Washington Post

The failed prosecution of an alleged Somali pirate — and the fact that that failure could leave him living freely, and permanently, inside U.S. borders — is highlighting anew the risks of trying terror suspects in American courts.” – POLITICO

“Before the House voted to raise the debt ceiling without any spending reductions or restorations of the military pension cuts Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reportedly warned her members not to act like Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman and taunt the ‘mediocre’ GOP leadership for caving.” – Breitbart

“In Florida’s 26th district, Democrats are running away from the president completely, and Obamacare in part.” – National Review

“I’ll settle for this surprise (and rare) victory for California Republicans in San Diego, where the GOP won a special mayoral election in the wake of Democratic scandal.” – Hot Air

“Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is hitting back at President Obama’s claim that there was ‘not even a smidgen of corruption’ at the IRS. In a new video shared exclusively with The Foundry, Cruz contrasts Obama’s own words with last week’s congressional testimony about the IRS targeting scandal.” – Heritage Foundation

“Shortly before Hillary Clinton’s effort to pass health care reform died in the summer of 1994, the first lady asked a close friend and confidant for advice on ‘how best to preserve her general memories of the administration and of health care in particular.’ When asked why, according to the friend’s June 20, 1994, diary entry, Clinton said, ‘Revenge.’ – Political Ticker

“Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Monday that people today are more race-conscious and politically correct than ever before, and that he has endured far worse treatment at the hands of northern liberals than supposedly racist southerners.” – Daily Caller

“If a conservative politician called an exploited intern a ‘narcissistic loony toon,’ his career would be over. But Hillary Clinton will pay almost no price for describing Monica Lewinsky in those terms. The left’s sympathy for Sandra Fluke and its lectures on the dangers of name-calling won’t resurface for Lewinsky. Liberal pols, both those who mistreat women and those who excuse the mistreatment, enjoy a standing exemption from feminism’s customary strictures. Hillary is free to war on Bill Clinton’s women to her heart’s content.” – American Spectator

“Republican lawmakers are fighting back against what they call an effort by the Obama administration to silence the political speech of tax-exempt groups, including those originally targeted by the IRS. ” – Fox News

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