Low Popahirum, National Edition (2-28-14)

Embattled IRS employee Lois Lerner fears for her life and is asking House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa to revoke his summons to recall her back to the Hill next week.” – POLITICO

Gowdy went on to say, ‘I think she connects this scandal all the way to Washington and she’s holding out for a better deal. But it’s not going to be immunity until we know what your testimony would be. And you can’t sit there and say you’ve done nothing wrong, and nothing illegal, and then hide behind the Fifth Amendment and expect us to give you immunity. That is not going to happen.’” – Nice Deb

“CT State Police Spokesman Lt. Vance says that state police would comply with an order from the state to conduct door to door gun confiscations.” – Top Conservative News

“But Clinton is right in this respect. If you’re already engaged in public life—in particular, if you’re a conservative, if you care about the Constitution and about your country—you shouldn’t be on the sidelines at this moment of national crisis. In this year’s election control of the Senate is at stake, and with it the ability of Congress to mitigate the further damage the Obama administration will seek to do in its final two years.” – Bill Kristol/The Weekly Standard

Masked gunmen stormed the parliament of Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region as Russian fighter jets screamed above the border, while Ukraine’s newly formed government pledged to prevent a national breakup with the strong backing of the West – the stirrings of a potentially dangerous confrontation reminiscent of Cold War brinksmanship.” – AP

Ukraine accused Russia of staging an ‘armed invasion’ of Crimea on Friday as the ex-Soviet state’s ousted leader prepared to emerge defiant from five days of hiding after winning protection from Moscow.” – UK Telegraph

“Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE), which received more than $2.75 million in government funding in 2012, produced a video that promotes sado-masochism and bondage (BDSM) and proposes ‘rules’ to follow to make BDSM ‘fun’ and ‘safe’ for teens.” – Breitbart

“Christian leaders in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, captured by an organization formerly affiliated with al-Qaeda, have signed a submission document this week banning them from practicing Christianity in public in return for protection by their Islamist rulers.” – Times of Israel

The economy grew at a slower pace in the fourth quarter of 2013 than first thought, weighed down by lackluster retail sales, inventory adjustments and a slightly less robust trade balance. The Commerce Department said Friday it now estimates the economy grew by 2.4 percent in October, November and December, down from an initial estimate of 3.2 percent released on Jan. 30.” – NY Times

“But in private, rumors persist that the former Secretary of State may not even be capable of making it to Iowa and New Hampshire. Clinton, these skeptics often say, will not run for president again because of health concerns.” – Daily Caller

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