Low Popahirum, National Edition (6-19-14)

“President Obama told Congressional leaders he has no plans to send American troops into combat in Iraq, but that he does not need their approval for other military moves aimed at increasing security within the war-torn country.” – Washington Examiner

“The quickest way to catch you up on the procedural history here is to have you read this post from January, when the USPTO denied a trademark to a company that wanted to call its snack food ‘Redskins Hog Rind.’ The NFL’s ‘Skins have actually had their mark canceled on ‘disparagement’ grounds once before, in 1999, but that decision ended up being overturned in federal court on a procedural technicality. A group of Native Americans decided to have a second go at a suit a few years ago, and now here we are.” – Hot Air

“The IRS’s claim that it lost the e-mails of multiple key employees, at precisely the moment that Congress began looking into the agency’s unethical and illegal political persecutions, challenges even the most credulous mind.” – National Review

“In Washington today, the circle of jerks covering President Obama is more interested in scalping the Redskins than getting to the bottom of how 7 employees of the IRS could suddenly have their emails erased with no backups. So many of their spouses work for President Obama, they feel their chief duty is to protect their precious.” – Erick Erickson/RedState

“As the race to replace House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who went down in a surprising primary defeat, looks all but settled in Kevin McCarthy’s favor, the race to succeed McCarthy as House Whip is heating up with three major contenders: Steve Scalise, Peter Roskam, and Marlin Stutzman. With the vote scheduled for tomorrow, the race is tightening.” – American Spectator

“Hillary Clinton — the woman assumed to be the next Democratic Party presidential nominee and quite possibly the next president — is evidently a big snooze.  According to Mediate, her interviews to promote her book on CNN and Fox had underwhelming numbers. In the case of Greta Van Susteren’s show, she sent people fleeing midway. More importantly, her book itself is a sales disappointment and, I would wager, even more disappointing if you could ascertain how many who did buy it read actually past page 15.  I wouldn’t be surprised if it was in single digits.” – Roger L. Simon/PJ Media

“I guess the GOP has decided the best way to close the gender gap is to tout the endorsement of a guy who is a combination of Anthony Weiner and Bill Clinton.” – Ace Of Spades

“Just a few days ago NewsBusters noted that Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has started making subtle jabs at President Obama. In last night’s monologue he joked with the crowd about the president’s recent annual physical checkup, taking a swipe at ObamaCare. The president, Fallon deadpanned, had complained about some pain in his right foot, but, ‘when asked why he doesn’t get it treated, Obama said it’s not covered by ObamaCare.'” – Newsbusters

Eight Republican senators are blaming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for Congress’s inability to block President Obama’s swap of five Taliban commanders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. In a letter led by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), the senators rebuke Reid for not allowing Republicans to vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for 2014 that would have expressly barred Obama from transferring prisoners from the Guantánamo Bay detention center.” – The Hill

“If you think this sudden flood of illegal immigrant children is spontaneous, think again.” – Allen West

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