Low Popahirum, National Edition (6-11-14)

“Dave Brat is the biggest winner of the night, of course, but the biggest beneficiary of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat in the Virginia Republican primary, within the House, is Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R., Texas) and the ‘insurgent’ conservative wing of the conference in general.” – National Review

Titans of the Washington GOP establishment are bracing for more potential defeats after grassroots-fueled conservative economics professor Dave Brat crushed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by double digits on Tuesday. The top two GOP establishment icons grassroots conservatives are targeting next are Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Thad Cochran of Mississippi.” – Breitbart

Here’s all you need to know about Eric Cantor’s stunning loss in the Republican primary for Virginia’s seventh congressional district.” – The Federalist

“The defeat of the second-ranking Republican in the House by an ill-funded, little-known tea party-backed candidate ranks as the biggest Congressional upset in modern memory and will immediately generate a series of political and policy-related shockwaves in Washington and the Richmond-area 7th district.” – Washington Post

Sunni militants spilling over the border from Syria on Tuesday seized control of the northern city of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest, in the most stunning success yet in a rapidly widening insurgency that threatens to drag the region into war.” – NY Times

“For the past year, I’ve predicted Hillary won’t be the Democratic nominee; I still doubt she’ll even run. As the Lion of Tuzla fumbles through her book tour, it’s easier to see the evidence for that counter-intuitive claim.” – John Gabriel/Ricochet

“Whatever one thinks about the swap itself and the controversy surrounding allegations that Bergdahl deserted, the fact that members of Congress from both parties are charging the president with deliberately violating the law emerges instantly as yet another illustration of McCarthy’s point. Faithless Execution was already in bookstores when the Senate Intelligence Committee’s chairman and ranking member, Democrat Dianne Feinstein and Republican Saxby Chambliss — neither with a reputation as hot headed extremists — specifically accused the President of violating the law by not consulting them as the law requires.” – Jeffrey Lord/Ricochet

“When Democrats win, it’s good for the Democrats. When Republicans win, it’s good for the Democrats.” – John O’Sullivan/National Review

Hillary Clinton’s favorability rating has dropped slightly, although a majority of Americans continue to view her in a positive light. As Clinton publicizes her new memoir, ‘Hard Choices,’ 54% of Americans view her favorably. This is down from 59% in February, and significantly less than the ratings she received as secretary of state, which were consistently above 60%.” – Hot Air

“The surge in illegal immigrants jumping the U.S. border in recent weeks is almost entirely due to U.S. policy, according to an internal Border Patrol intelligence memo that says the immigrants are taking advantage of the catch-and-release system of enforcement.” – Washington Times

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