Low Popahirum, National Edition (2-24-14)

” Ukraine’s new authorities issued an arrest warrant on Monday for mass murder against ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, who is on the run after being toppled by bloody street protests in which police snipers killed opposition demonstrators.” – Washington Free Beacon

“The highly credible HSBC/Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) of economic demand in China reported that demand in China’s factories fell for a second month in a row and hit a seven-month low. Markit Research also reported that production turned negative for the first time in seven months and hiring expectations fell to a new five-year low. Although the Chinese government continues to produce an array of rosy economic statistics each month, China’s industrial competitiveness is fading fast. Coupling the production contraction with banking problems and a fall in the HSBC/Markit Employment Index to a five-year low, it appears that China’s economic bubble is bursting.” – American Thinker

Four United States Senators have a written a letter to FBI director James Comey about the indictment of author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza. Senators Charles Grassley, ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee are the four senators, all Republicans, to have signed the letter.” – Weekly Standard

“Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York which includes Manhattan, announced the indictment against D’Souza and is handling the filmmaker’s prosecution. Bharara’s office declined to tell TheDC whether anyone else has been charged or is expected to be charged as a result of the ‘routine review.’ Bharara is an Obama appointee and Obama inaugural donor, records reveal. The man who has positioned himself as an anti-Wall Street corruption crusader cut his teeth as a protege of Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer and is now a top prospect for an Attorney General gig in a Hillary Clinton administration. Here are seven facts you need to know about Bharara.” – Daily Caller

“There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t seem to like America very much — and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for ‘Piers Morgan Live’ hit some new lows, drawing a fraction of viewers compared with competitors at Fox News and MSNBC.” – NY Times

“Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel may face a formidable challenger when he runs for re-election in 2015: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Though Preckwinkle says she will seek a second term on the county board in November, there is a precedent for a quick switch to the mayoral election in February: then-U.S. Rep. Harold Washington, Chicago’s first black mayor, did in in the historic 1983 election, against all political odds.” – Breitbart

“The nation’s record-holder for House terms will hang up his cleats for the midterm elections. John Dingell, a Democrat who has represented a Dearborn district since the first stirrings of Elvis Presley mania, announced his retirement today after 29 terms in Congress. Dingell has been in the House since 1955 and currently is the 43rd Dean of the lower chamber.” – Hot Air

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signaled Sunday that he would be open to a White House bid at some point, though the governor has previously ruled out seeking the presidency in 2016.” – POLITICO

“America’s ruling class has been experiencing more pushback than usual lately. It just might be a harbinger of things to come.” – Glenn Harlan Reynolds/USA Today

“First, let’s clear some underbrush. The idea that Communism and Nazism are opposites is more of a utilitarian idea than a core conviction for the Left. It is a rationalization that allows the Left to cut around the historical tumor of Nazism and fascism and say, That has nothing to do with us.” – Jonah Goldberg/National Review

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