• With: Mary Anastasia O'Grady, Dorothy Rabinowitz, Kim Strassel, Bret Stephens, Matt Kaminski

    STRASSEL: -- from states where gun rights are, in fact, very popular among their constituents, and they've been the ones that have been most eager to avoid some these votes in Congress that have been pushed by gun control advocates.

    GIGOT: All right, Kim, we'll watch this.

    We'll take one more break. When we come back, "Hits and Misses" of the week.


    GIGOT: Time now for "Hits and Misses" of the week.

    Kim, first to you.

    STRASSEL: A miss to Sarah Palin and others who are now calling on Republicans to impeach President Obama. I feel their frustration, Paul. I really do. But talk about giving the left everything they could possibly hope for, I mean, politicize this thorny question of whether or not the president's behavior, bad as it has been, rises to the level or high crimes. This is going to energize the Democratic base. It's going to allow the left to claim this really is a personal issue between Republicans and the president and, thereby, get the Democrat Party off the hook for all of their terrible governance and policies. If they really want to send a stinging rebuke to the White House, Republicans will focus on taking back the Senate this fall.

    GIGOT: All right, Kim, thanks.


    O'GRADY: A hit to the Federal Reserve under the leadership of Chairman Janet Yellen for agreeing to end their bond-buying program, otherwise known as quantitative easing in October. Now there's no word yet on what they plan to do about the quadrupling of the balance sheets before this crazy thing started, but at least it's a step in the right direction.

    GIGOT: OK.


    KAMINSKI: Paul, every sports fan and many people know, Germany thrashed Brazil, 7-1, in the World Cup semi-final, a stunning defeat. But here's a hit to fans of both teams. The Brazilians, even as they were crying watching this, started to applaud because the Brazilians know, more than anyone, when they see beautiful soccer, they call football, being played. And to the Germans, who were quite reserved in their applause, and even where discomfited that Germany scored so many goals. As a story in "The Journal" said, one fan said, 4-0 would have been enough.

    GIGOT: Who are you picking in the final?

    KAMINSKI: I have money riding on Germany.

    GIGOT: You have --


    GIGOT: Mary?

    O'GRADY: I want Germany to win.

    GIGOT: All right. OK.


    GIGOT: And remember, if you have your own "Hit or Miss," please send it to us at jer@FOXnews.com. And be sure to follow us on Twitter, @jeronfnc.

    That's it for this week's show. Thanks to my panel, and especially to all of you for watching. I'm Paul Gigot. Hope to see you right here next week.

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