Low Popahirum, National Edition (2-18-14)

A tipster tried to warn the Labor Department in 2011 that its unemployment statistics were being fabricated by the people at the Census Bureau who compile the data.” – NY Post

“Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer questioned President Barack Obama’s new climate change push on Monday, claiming ‘the president pretends that this is settled science‘ when in reality there is little the United States can do to reverse global carbon emissions.” – Daily Caller

“The Obama administration keeps bragging about the falling topline unemployment rate, but their audience has not been convinced of an improvement. According to Gallup’s latest survey on priorities for Americans, joblessness has now become the top issue — exceeding the economy and even dissatisfaction with Congress and government.” – Hot Air 

Why is Political Correctness so effective? Non-adherents are threatened with social isolation and anaclitic depression. Though we don’t often recognize it, the tyrannical tool wielded within young peer groups which is such a powerful force in middle schools, high schools, and college campuses retains all its horrifying power to intimidate American adults, causing many to suppress free inquiry and rechannel behaviors.” – American Thinker

“Like a college student losing a weekend inside a tequila bottle, President Obama is going to lose the next month or more in another diplomatic binge. He has lined up a string of summit meetings with Middle Eastern leaders that will put his best foot back between his molars. Perhaps he will succeed for a time, but only in steering the media’s attention away from Obamacare and the latest rope-a-dope he’s pulled on Boehner and McConnell.” – Jed Babbin/American Spectator

“Former Rep. Mel Reynolds (D-Ill.) has been arrested in Zimbabwe by immigration officers, according to multiple reports. News outlet AllAfrica reports Reynolds was arrested on Monday on charges of violating immigration laws by carrying expired travel documents and possessing pornographic material.” – The Hill

Every American should rejoice over last week’s stunning 2-1 Second Amendment decision in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which invalidated San Diego’s unconstitutionally restrictive infringements regarding the right to bear arms. The irony will be lost on no one, especially on the Left.” – Michael Walsh/PJ Media

“But it was also a reminder that, should Rand Paul run for president, he would reap both the benefits and burdens of his father’s legacy. Ron Paul’s isolationist, anti-Big Government message inspired legions of college libertarians but made him easy to dismiss as a national candidate.” – POLITICO

“The White House says that it will not interfere with Iran’s rising oil sales, despite a recent uptick that experts say is providing Tehran with billions in revenue.” – Washington Free Beacon

The top earners depend heavily on salaries. In 2010 the top 1% earned 36% of their incomes from salaries and wages (what the CBO calls labor income), 22% from businesses, farms and partnerships, and just 19% from capital gains. The majority of their income would thus be taxed today either at the corporate or the highest marginal rate rather than at the lower capital-gains rate of 23.8%.” – WSJ

President Obama will again bypass Congress and take executive actions to promote his agenda on Tuesday – this time by ordering the federal government to develop the next round of greenhouse gas standards for medium- and heavy-weight trucks by March 2016.” – Washington Examiner



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