Low Popahirum, September 2, 2014

NATIONAL

“Vladimir Putin has boasted to European leaders that his forces could sweep into Kiev in two weeks if he wanted.” – UK Telegraph

“If i were looking for a good job that lets me build some security for my family, I’d join a union. If I were busting my butt in the service industry and wanted an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work, I’d join a union,” Obama said. “If I were a firefighter or a police officer risking my life and helping to keep my community safe, and wanting to make sure I come home safely to my family, I’d join a union. I’d want a union looking out for me.” – CBS DC

Barack Obama already is derelict in his duties as commander in chief. He ought to abdicate and just step off his self-made throne.” – Quin Hillyer/National Review

“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was clinging to power Monday as protesters stepped up their assault on government buildings while the capital was gripped with fear and confusion about whether the country’s powerful military will step in to defuse the tension.” – Washington Post

“Two years ago, American installations in Egypt and Libya were attacked on September 11th. The Administration was caught with its pants down and had to rely on a YouTube video, instead of the date, to explain the attacks. Now, President Obama has given IS/IS/L nearly a year to spread its wings, acquire our military hardware, and take over a significant portion of Iraq. In addition, he has admitted he has no strategy to combat the terrorists.” – Erick Erickson/RedState

“Vice President Joe Biden staked his claim to the labor vote by declaring that ‘it’s time to take back America‘ in order to ensure that the middle class gets an ‘equal share’ of prosperity in the country. ‘If we don’t, America’s in trouble,’ Biden said in Detroit Monday. Biden’s comments come shortly after Attorney General Eric Holder said that such language is racist.” – National Review

“Nearly two years ago today, on September 11, 2012, four Americans were killed in a coordinated and sophisticated attack on an American diplomatic consulate and a nearby CIA outpost in Benghazi, Libya. But you’re not supposed to talk about that. At least not within the context of today’s news; that the Islamist militia, which recently sacked the country’s capital, have also taken control of portions of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli.” – Hot Air

“It seems like even the most staunch democrats are waking up to the realities of Obama’s America—especially the political realities.” – Legal Insurrection

“Perhaps we should expect no more when community preservation is outsourced to bureaucracies, but the unavoidable reality is that on many occasions, Rotherham police came upon children being sexually exploited—in some cases, in the very instance of being raped—and arrested no one. The perpetrators are Pakistani; they might call us racists. The children seemed to consent. These gangs are violent.” – Sand In The Gears

Why the shock at President Obama’s confession that he doesn’t have a strategy to deal with Syria and ISIS?” – Jed Babbin/American Spectator

LOUISIANA

Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico’s coast over the Bay of Campeche. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 45 mph (75 kph) with additional strengthening forecast until it makes landfall. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dolly will approach Mexico’s coast by Tuesday night and move inland by Wednesday morning.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to withdraw his state from the Common Core State Standards were successfully rebuffed by members of his own administration. His attempted end-run to the courts was smacked down by a state judge who said the Republican governor’s actions were harmful to parents, teachers and students. That should have been the end of the matter, particularly with school starting, but sadly Mr. Jindal seems more intent on burnishing his conservative credentials for a presidential run than in serving the interests of students.” – Washington Post

“Houston-based Goodrich Petroleum Corp. reported that its latest Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Well, located in Amite County, Miss., had a peak initial production rate equivalent to 1,250 barrels of oil per day.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

It doesn’t matter if Sen. Landrieu is an inhabitant today. As long as she is an inhabitant of Louisiana on Nov. 4, she is eligible to serve in Congress. Indeed, Congress has previously seated individuals who moved into a state as little as days before Election Day.” – Derek T. Muller/NOLA.com

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s two major opponents in her Nov. 4 bid for a fourth six-year term are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to try and remove any edge she might enjoy as the incumbent. U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness recently zeroed in on the question of whether Landrieu lives in New Orleans.” – Jim Beam/Lake Charles American Press

“The Louisiana Republican Party has filed a formal complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics asking it investigate Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., over campaign flights paid for with Senate funds.” – NOLA.com

“Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols calls it a ‘right-sizing of benefits to costs.’ But many state employees, retirees and their dependents say the changes they’ll be asked to start making next month translate to increases in out-of-pocket expenses for their health care.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Event planners seem to no longer be wary of booking in New Orleans during the height of hurricane season. The traditionally slow months are transforming with the return of some big-name conventions.” – WAFB

Gov. Bobby Jindal won’t make an official announcement about whether he is running for president in 2016 until after the new year.” – NOLA.com

“The Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office released a copy Friday of what they say was a suicide note written by Mathew Hodgkinson before he shot and killed Scott Rogers, then turned the gun on himself.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

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