The Low Popahirum, July 7, 2016

NATIONAL

The Irish coast isn’t the Rio Grande, but they are connected by one man, his forceful nature, and the fierce opposition he engenders.” – Politico

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz charged Thursday that the FBI’s decision not to pursue charges against Hillary Clinton despite her mishandling of classified information represents a ‘double standard,’ as he kicked off a highly anticipated hearing with FBI Director James Comey.” – Fox News

Liberal Media darling and alleged prediction guru Nate Silver says that everyone in the media should just calm down and stop ‘freaking out’ about Donald Trump’s amazing poll numbers. He insists that almost no voters have actually made up their mind yet and that there is still only a minuscule chance of Trump stealing the GOP nomination and changing our politics forever (not to mention also virtually insuring the election of Hillary Clinton).” – Mediate.com

More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled because of fire hazards that pose the risk of injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.” –ABCNews.Go.com

“Donald Trump’s political director, Jim Murphy, told a small group of House members Wednesday that the campaign is targeting a broad collection of 17 states in the general election, according to people at the meeting.” – Blogs.WSJ.com

“The Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigns are discussing a potential event next week in New Hampshire, during which the Vermont senator would endorse Clinton’s White House bid.” – Yahoo.com

Delegates are gathering signatures to officially submit Cruz’s name for the nomination, which would put him on track to the stage.” – Politico

“Where is the outrage for this Disney book? Is this the ‘Star of David’ also?” – Twitter.com

‘Scientism’ is the belief that all we need to solve the world’s problems is, you guessed it, science. People sometimes sub in the phrase rational thinking, but it amounts to the same thing. If only people would drop religion and all their other prejudices, we could use logic to fix everything.” – Slate.com

Police in Minnesota say a man has been taken to a hospital in unknown condition after being shot by an officer while inside a car with a woman and a child.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

“The mood was emotional, and at times angry, as evening unfolded in the working class, predominantly black Louisiana neighborhood where the police killing of a black man was caught on videotape.” – TheSunChronicle.com

“The investigation regarding the officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Alton Sterling has been handed over to the FBI.” – Fox8Live.com

New cell phone video emerged Wednesday afternoon of the deadly police shooting of Alton Sterling.” – WAFB.com

Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond called on the Justice Department Wednesday morning to investigate the death of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old man shot as he lay on the ground with two Baton Rouge police officers on top of him and the department later said it would launch a probe.” – Dallas Weekly

LSU football coach Les Miles needs to update his resume because he will reportedly be paying the role of a cop in an upcoming movie.” – KPEL965.com

A Louisiana police officer shot and killed a man following a confrontation outside a Baton Rouge convenience store, authorities said.” – ABCNews.go.com

A train has derailed in the Bywater area, blocking several intersections of Press Street, authorities said at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday (July 6). No injuries have been reported.” – NOLA.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards, administration overstated by about 10 percent the amount of revenue lost last year because of tax exemptions, according to a legislative audit.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

It was a rough start to the holiday weekend in Central. Authorities there reported two separate and unrelated acts of vandalism on Thursday night.” – WAFB.com

A Louisiana sheriff who allegedly called a federal prosecutor a ‘son-of-a-bitch Jew bastard’ and threatened to shoot him ‘right between [his] goddamned Jewish eyes’ is facing a recall push over the shocking rant.” – Forward.com

 

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