Low Popahirum, National Edition (2-13-14)

“In recent weeks, National Review has been the subject of a number of articles — or, really, one article that has been heavily borrowed from — concerning what is said to be our looming demise, the consequence of an imminent costly defeat in the lawsuit filed against us by Penn State’s Michael Mann.” – National Review

It’s no surprise that Barack Obama’s authoritarian streak is revealing itself at last. It was always there; clearly apparent in his rhetoric (e.g., his envy of Chinese president Xi Jin-ping’s powers), his abuse of executive orders, his threats against Congress, his sultan with fly-whisk attitudes toward his opposition, and even his vacations, which reek more of third-world trash gamboling on the Riviera than any American leader (George W. Bush settled his mind by clearing brush in Texas, Reagan at his ranch in Santa Barbara. Obama unfortunately finds the brush already cleared in Martha’s Vineyard and Hawaii.) The sole question that remains is how anyone can deny it.” – American Thinker

“On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that enrollment in the Obamacare private exchanges increased by 1,146,071 in January. In December, HHS reported 1,788,000 enrollees in the month of December. That suggests a drop-off of approximately 500,000, or 29 percent.” – Weekly Standard

“Have the people of Venezuela finally tired of Chavismo now that Hugo Chavez is no longer around to front it? Frustrated by the collapse of their economy, Venezuelans have poured into the streets of Caracas to protest — and an armed gang of motorcycle vigilantes shot up the crowd.” – Hot Air

“The House and Senate Republicans have handed Barack Obama a blank check to raise the national debt as much as he wants.” – Erick Erickson/RedState

“Speaking at a civil rights conference at Georgetown University, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called on 11 states to lift their ban on voting rights for ex-felons, saying these laws disproportionally affect minorities.” – IJ Review

““I think the people of this country are gonna sweep Democrats out of office every chance they get, every opportunity they get — and I think there’s plenty of evidence for it right now,” Limbaugh said. “You don’t have Henry Waxman and these people retiring unless they know.” – The Blaze

“The Senate sent a bill hiking the debt ceiling to President Obama’s desk on Wednesday, but only after a dramatic fight that forced GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) to cast a surprise vote advancing the legislation.” – The Hill

“While most voters give President Obama a passing grade on the economy, nearly three times as many think he deserves an ‘F’ as say he should get an ‘A,’ according to a new Fox News poll. Meanwhile, the poll also finds an increasing number of voters think the worst is yet to come for the economy.” – Fox News

“The 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, could soon be up on the silver screen. The rights to an e-book on Benghazi have been optioned as a movie, its authors announced.” – The Hill

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