Low Popahirum, National Edition (8-12-14)

U.S. jobs pay an average 23% less today than they did before the 2008 recession, according to a new report released on Monday by the United States Conference of Mayors.” – Breitbart

“President Barack Obama’s low approval rating is hurting the chances of congressional Democrats in the midterm elections, a new poll has found.” – Newsmax

“How soon is too soon to politicize the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams? Tonight was definitely not the night, a lesson apparently not learned by Republican Party of Minnesota state secretary Chris Fields. Bluestem Prairie explains how Williams’ death led to a political Twitter war between Fields and Ellen C. Anderson, social media director of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.” – Twitchy

Justifying his re-entry in Iraq is possibly the last thing Obama thought he’d be talking about to Democratic supporters during an August fundraiser before a critical midterm election with control of the Senate at stake.” – Washington Examiner

The Middle East is in full meltdown and the U.S. is rapidly nearing full retreat in the region. But considering the incompetents running our foreign policy, our absence may be best for the Middle East for the moment.” – PJ Media

This interested Eric Holder,” Gentry says. “He wondered how we might be able to control who was or wasn’t authorized. I stopped him right there. I looked right across a table at Eric Holder — yeah, the attorney general of the United States — and told him, ‘If you try to mandate my smart-gun technology, I’ll burn it down.’ The Intelligun is designed to save lives, not restrict freedom.” – National Review

“Among the ground forces required to keep the president safe on the dangerous links of Farm Neck Golf Club is a SWAT team to roam the woods, bunkers and notorious fairways that could be hazardous to a less well protected chief executive, all traveling in an enormous, heavily armed motorcade between the president’s vacation home and the first tee.” – BizPAC Review

Criticize bad cops all you want, but police do important work under immense stress and pressure. Why is it that we are supposed to ‘understand’ and empathize with looters and rioters, but we can’t give even the slightest bit of slack to men and women who put themselves in harm’s way to keep peace and order in our society?” – Matt Walsh

“In a fine piece of long journalism, Tampa Bay Times reporters Adam Smith and Michael Kruse provide Floridians with everything they need to know about Charlie Crist in a bit more than 10,000 well-chosen words. It’s not a pretty picture. But then regular TAS readers already know this, as do Floridians paying the slightest attention.” – American Spectator

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