Low Popahirum, National Edition (5-9-14)

low popahirum national“But little attention has been paid to the group’s formal Arabic name: Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-da’wa wal-Jihad. That roughly translates as ‘The Fellowship of the People of the Tradition for Preaching and Holy War.’ That’s a lot less catchy than Boko Haram but significantly more revealing about the group and its mission. Far from being an aberration among Islamist terror groups, as some observers suggest, Boko Haram in its goals and methods is in fact all too representative.” – Ayaan Hirsi Ali/WSJ

“Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday underlined the issue of poverty as a recruitment tool for extremist groups like Boko Haram, although analysts and Nigerian officials have for months been reporting that the organization is forcibly conscripting civilians, including children, into its ranks.” – CNS News

“Monica’s Lewinsky’s essay in the new issue of Vanity Fair raises all sorts of questions. Why is she writing this now?  What does she want? What’s her next move? And of course, what do her words mean for Hillary Clinton? Our colleague Ruth Marcus argues that Lewinsky has done the former secretary of state a solid by plainly stating that the affair was consensual, thus blunting Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) argument that Bill Clinton was a sexual predator.” – Washington Post

“Among the many questions Trey Gowdy’s select committee on the 2012 Benghazi attacks should ask is this: Who leaked the sealed sentencing transcript of video maker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula? This is the one question that haunts Nakoula most. ‘Why did the government release the deal?’” Nakoula asked me. ‘Why did they put my life in danger?'” – WND

“The White House released a third iteration of the ‘U.S. National Climate Assessment,’ claiming it is ‘the most comprehensive scientific assessment ever generated of climate change and its impacts across every region of America and major sectors of the U.S. economy.’ The report emphasizes the need for ‘urgent action to combat the threats from climate change.’ Well, here are five reasons voters don’t believe what the White House says on climate change:” – Washington Post

“The notion that something can simultaneously be wrong and constitutional really seems to bother a lot of people. Consider the Supreme Court’s recent decision on public prayer. In Greece v. Galloway the court ruled, 5–4, that the little town of Greece, N.Y., could have predominantly Christian clergy deliver prayers at the beginning of city-council meetings.” – Jonah Goldberg/National Review

“The RNC tells IJReview that they are changing the game: The 2016 Republican primary debates will be driven by conservative journalists rather than representatives from mainstream media outlets, which has been the norm until now.” – IJ Review

“We were saddened to hear HGTV’s decision. With all of the grotesque things that can be seen and heard on television today you would think there would be room for two twin brothers who are faithful to our families, committed to biblical principles, and dedicated professionals. If our faith costs us a television show then so be it.” – Deadline

“And let me tell you something: this speech is so full of evangelical truth and heart that if Jindal decides to run for president of the United States in 2016, he might want to think of bringing a copy of this with him to Iowa and South Carolina. He would be a big hit.” – David Brody/CBN

“The House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly approved permanent tax relief for companies engaged in research and development, despite a warning from the White House that President Barack Obama would veto the legislation.” – The Blaze

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