Low Popahirum, National Edition (5-21-14)

“Left wing eco-billionaire Tom Steyer has formally purchased Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.). Steyer recently donated $5 million to Senate Majority PAC, the pro-Democratic Super PAC run by former Reid aides, making him the single largest contributor to the group.” – Washington Free Beacon

“House Democrats are ‘leaning toward’ participating in the Republicans’ special investigation into the deadly Benghazi attacks of 2012.” – The Hill

Trigger warning: I am going to make fun of ‘trigger warnings.'” – Jonah Goldberg/National Review

“Oberlin College recently considered a draft of its new rules about issuing ‘Trigger Warnings’ for college materials and for sensitivity generally. This document — the student pressure groups’ list of demands they would impose on professors and other students — has been withdrawn for further work, I guess because the document is diagnosably insane.” – Ace of Spades

“We know that over 40 veterans died after being neglected at a hospital in Phoenix — but this goes much deeper, and is a problem much wider, than that terrible statistic indicates. In fact, veterans have been saying for years that the VA healthcare system is completely and totally broken, but nobody listened. Politicians spewed their platitudes and moved on to more urgent concerns, such as building a soccer field for Guantanamo Bay detainees.” – Matt Walsh

“President Obama vowed he would punish any misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs amid allegations that dozens of veterans died because of mismanagement at medical facilities across the country.” – The Hill

“Fiore, a criminal investigator for the VA police department in South Florida, contacted CBS4 News hoping to shed light on what he considers a culture of cover-ups and bureaucratic neglect. Among his charges: Drug dealing on the hospital grounds is a daily occurrence.” – CBS Miami

“Democratic Florida Rep. Joe Garcia — fresh off being caught eating his own earwax on camera — was caught red-handed (or is it yellow-fingered?) in another gaffe this week, claiming that low crime rates in border cities with lots of federal immigration workers is proof that ‘Communism works.'” – Daily Caller

“Old and busted: Dissent is patriotic! New hotness: People who disagree with Democrats on voter-ID laws should ‘go to Ukraine or Russia!’ This sounds an awful lot like the ‘America — love it or leave it’ argument during the Vietnam War to which anti-war Democrats so loudly objected at the time. Look who’s suddenly equating citizenship to shut-up-ship (via Twitchy):” – Hot Air

“A Tuesday event in the Capitol complex that vilified Republican political donors and celebrated Democratic ones was not partisan in nature, insisted top Democratic leaders who hosted the event in the face of numerous allegations of ethical breaches on their part. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) both said that those allegations underscored the point of the event: that ‘the Koch Brothers’ dictate the agenda of the Republican Party.” – Washington Free Beacon

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