Low Popahirum, National Edition (3-5-14)

“Lois Lerner, the former director of the IRS agency at the center of the Tea Party targeting controversy, refused to answer questions from congressional investigators on Wednesday for a second time. Appearing before the House Oversight Committee, Lerner rebutted Republicans by citing her Fifth Amendment rights.” – The Hill

“California Rep. Darrell Issa adjourned a divisive House Oversight hearing Wednesday after IRS official Lois Lerner pleaded the Fifth Amendment and refused to answer his questions.” – Daily Caller

“Julie Boonstra, a cancer patient who was kicked off her health plan due to Obamacare, issued an emotional plea to Rep. Gary Peters (D., Mich.) on Tuesday after he dispatched lawyers to silence her from publicly telling her story.” – Washington Free Beacon

“House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday issued a 204-page critique of federal anti-poverty programs that concludes many of them are redundant, counterproductive and in need of reform.” – The Hill

“Texas Sen. John Cornyn easily won his Republican Senate primary Tuesday, crushing firebrand challenger Rep. Steve Stockman on a Tuesday that was shaping up to be good for the GOP establishment.” – POLITICO

“Russia said on Wednesday it could not order ‘self-defense’ forces in Crimea back to their bases ahead of the first face-to-face talks with the United States on easing tensions over Ukraine and averting the risk of war.” – Reuters

“The State Department’s environmental impact report released in January essentially concluded — as they have now done several times over — that the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will have a negligible net impact on climate change, because Canada plans on developing their oil sands regardless and will ship them through alternate routes and methods even if Keystone XL never becomes a reality. The self-proclaimed green groups didn’t like that at all, which of course necessitates that they do their own report.” – Hot Air

Pick one. There is no ‘Option C’ where the United Nations suddenly becomes an effective, respected peacekeeping force. There is no ‘Option D’ where the world’s strong men and brutes are talked into taking up yoga and become calm, mellow guys, eager to hug it out.” – Jim Geraghty/National Review

“A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this weekend.” – Orlando Sentinel

“Being an early frontrunner for a presidential nomination is not always a good thing and Sen. Rand Paul acknowledged as much the other night on Greta Van Susteren’s show. He must have channeled his inner Nostradamus because not more than a day later a man named Putin made his move on Ukraine. He could end up Paul’s worst nightmare.” – PJ Media

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