Low Popahirum, National Edition (7-11-14)

“The excuse of ‘the hard drive ate my homework‘ flies just as well in federal court as it does in any middle school, it seems. After Judicial Watch filed a complaint over the lack of notice on their FOIA demand that the Lois Lerner e-mails no longer existed, a federal judge ordered the IRS to explain what happened within 30 days — and that explanation has to come under oath:” – Hot Air

“Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, the most active candidate on the 2016 Republican presidential trail, is starting to pull away from the field of competitors, reaching 20 percent support for the first time this year, according to a new Zogby Analytics poll.” – Washington Examiner

“As is his wont, President Obama is treating the border crisis — more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossing illegally — as a public relations problem. Where to photo op and where not. He still hasn’t enunciated a policy. He may not even have one.” – Charles Krauthammer/Washington Post

“On Monday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina held a joint press conference in Playas de Catazaja, Mexico, to officially announce an agreement to make it easier for those making the illegal journey to the United States from Central America, to cross into Mexico.” – Examiner.com

“The crisis at our southern border, coupled with President Obama’s visit to Texas, has propelled Rick Perry back into the limelight. And Perry has made the most of this unexpected opportunity.” – Power Line

Something else is going on. To be sure, this doesn’t mean that the children at the border aren’t fleeing horrible conditions, violence, and poverty. But horrible conditions are not exactly new to Central America. In other words, the new variable isn’t what’s happening down there, it’s what’s happened up here.” – Jonah Goldberg/National Review

“All this gives normal people a feeling of besiegement and foreboding. Is a nation without borders a nation? Washington’s leaders seem to recognize what’s happening as a political problem, not a real problem. That is, they betray no honest alarm. They just sort of stand in clusters and say things.” – Peggy Noonan/WSJ

Curiouser and curiouser. It’s hard to see how the details of the ongoing IRS investigation could anything but mystify a fair-minded and careful observer.” – American Spectator

“You’ve probably heard that Glenn Beck is going to McAllen, Texas — and bringing a few truckloads of food, water, teddy bears and soccer balls for the for the thousands of underage refugees who were detained at the border. I know, what a dick.” – Daily Caller

When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio.” – LeBron James/Sports Illustrated

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