Low Popahirum, National Edition (8-15-14)

“Ukraine said on Friday it had destroyed part of a Russian military convoy that crossed onto its territory in an incursion that has sent cross-border tensions rocketing.” – Yahoo News

“A police report released Friday by Ferguson police identifies Michael Brown as a suspect in a robbery at a convenience store a short time before he was fatally shot by a police officer.” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Former Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas weighed in regarding the death of 18-year-old Mike Brown, which precipitated riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Noting Al Sharpton seeking to involve himself in the proceedings, Arenas took to Instagram to launch an attack on Sharpton, using racially insulting language and asserting that “the racism fight has never been #blackvswhite, it’s always been #blackvsblack.” – Breitbart

“This is being presented by people who have a vested emotional interest in exonerating the police in this incident as evidence that Michael Brown was a ‘thug’ and that therefore the officer who shot him was justified in doing so. This is absurdity of the highest order, and is no more compelling than the picture that has floated around the Internet over the last several days showing Brown holding money in his mouth and a gun in his hand while a buddy nearby is smoking what appears to be weed. Apparently the theory for some people is that that if you ever do dumb stuff as a teenager like smoke pot, shoplift, or pose for dumb pictures with your buddies, it is okay for the police to shoot you to death in the street.” – Leon Wolf/RedState

“President Obama hasn’t waded into the escalating debate over the rapid militarization of local police departments. Politically, however, he can’t stay silent for long, as both his progressive base and civil libertarians are furious about what they see as the creation of virtual combat zones on U.S. soil.” – Washington Examiner

“The dog-ate-my-homework – er, excuse me, hard-drive-ate-our-emails excuse did just about as well in federal court as it would during an IRS audit. Judge Emmet Sullivan rejected the IRS’ response to the Judicial Watch complaint about missing e-mails from Lois Lerner and other IRS employees involved in the targeting scandal yesterday. Sullivan in effect took steps to conduct his own independent probe, issuing an order demanding specific answers — and demanding them by one week from today:” – Hot Air

Aaron Signor, an IRS technician that looked at Lerner’s hard drive in June 2011, said in IRS court filings that he saw no damage to the drive before sending it off to another IRS technician, leading some in the media to suggest that the lost emails scandal is basically over. But Signor’s statement, issued in response to the Judicial Watch lawsuit, does not jibe with sworn congressional testimony.” – Daily Caller

“Enclosed in a small pen overlooking serene Holiday Lake, four hens live quiet and seemingly happy lives, unaware that they’re being used as pawns in what has become one of the strangest episodes in a fierce competition for the United States Senate.” – Yahoo News

Say, just how did ISIS get from the jayvee team to the big leagues anyway, CNN’s anchor asks McGurk. ‘Did the United States fail to recognize the threat of ISIS?‘ McGurk insists not, which leaves the impression that ‘jayvee’ must be a term of respect in the sophomoric White House:” – Hot Air

House Democrats are scratching their heads, trying to figure out why President Obama won’t talk with them about policy — especially when election season looms.” – Washington Times

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