Low Popahirum, National Edition (5-1-14)

low popahirum national“As of April 15, 2014, insurers informed the committee that only 2.45 million had paid their first month’s premium for coverage obtained through the federally facilitated marketplace.” – House.gov

“John Boehner’s last two serious challengers for his Ohio eighth district congressional seat both got fired during their campaigns — and one of them was told explicitly that he was getting canned for running against Boehner.” – Daily Caller

“Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton struck back Thursday at White House press secretary Jay Carney’s claim that newly released Benghazi emails, being labeled a smoking gun’ by some on the right, were ‘not about Benghazi.'” – The Blaze

“CBS Evening News curiously did not cover the new Benghazi revelations Wednesday on their newscast. Among the stories that were deemed more relevant included the weather, Oklahoma executions, and the arrest of a former Irish Republican Army operative. CBS was the only major network to ignore the story on their evening program. Emails uncovered by Judicial Watch reveal White House aid Ben Rhodes prepped Susan Rice prior to her Sunday show appearances to erroneously attribute the September 11, 2012 attack to an anti-Islam video. However, it turns out Ben Rhodes is actually the brother David Rhodes, President of CBS News.” – Washington Free Beacon

“A Michigan branch of the powerful Service Employees International Union saw its membership and revenues plummet after the reversal of a measure that forced caregivers tending to friends or relatives to be members with their dues paid by those they cared for.” – Fox News

Stop whining, Mr. President. And stop whiffing. Don’t whinge off the record with columnists and definitely don’t do it at a press conference with another world leader. It is disorienting to everybody, here at home and around the world.” – Maureen Dowd/NY Times

“A judge has issued a ruling in the NAACP lawsuit against a black pro-life leader who exposed its pro-abortion views in an article appearing at LifeNews.com. In February, the NAACP threatened to sue LifeNews.com and Ryan Bomberger, a LifeNews blogger , for a column that took the civil rights organization to task over its abortion position. The NAACP is upset about a column Bomberger wrote at LifeNews titled, “NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People,” which notes the organization’s 44th Annual Image Awards.” – LifeNews

“Now that we know that the White House was actively involved in pushing a blatant lie about the genesis of the Benghazi attack in order to deflect blame it is only fair to ask who came up with the story to begin with.” – RedState

“Since initiating the latest round of peace talks between our government and the Palestinians nine months ago, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has voiced a number of particularly troubling statements. Most recently, he indicated in a private event that the failure of the peace talks would quickly lead toward Israel becoming an ‘apartheid state.’ While we can accept the secretary’s latest expression of regret for comparing the democratic state of Israel with one of the darkest regimes in modern history, the fact is that this was not a solitary incident.” – Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon/POLITICO

“Though President Obama has repeatedly urged that science guide environmental decisions, regulators inside the Environmental Protection Agency secretly worked with tribal and environmental activists to preempt a full review of an Alaskan mine and veto the project before the owners’ permits could be considered, internal memos show. Charged with being neutral arbiters, EPA officials instead began advocating for a preemptive veto of the Pebble Mine project in western Alaska as early as 2008, long before any scientific studies were conducted or the permit applications for the project were even filed, the emails obtained by The Washington Times show.” – Washington Times

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