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The Low Popahirum, August 29, 2016

The Low Popahirum, August 29, 2016
August 29
09:37 2016

NATIONAL

A 25-year-old with no Trump ties raises $1 million by dangling ‘dinner’ with the GOP nominee.” – Politico

“Former Congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner sent explicit photos to a woman multiple times over the past 19 months, according to a New York Post report published late Sunday. ” – Fox News

Three new Emerson College polls show a tight race shaping up between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump in the key Rust Belt States of Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The two are deadlocked at 43% in Ohio. Clinton leads by three points in Pennsylvania (46% to 43%) and by five in Michigan (45% to 40%).  The Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson garners 7% of the vote in Pennsylvania and Michigan and 10% in Ohio. Green Party candidate Jill Stein receives 2% of the vote in Ohio and Pennsylvania and 3% in Michigan. Each poll consisted of 800 likely voters and had a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.” – TheECPS.com

“A new poll by the Pew Research Center shows that 67 percent of Americans think illegal immigrants are more likely than citizens to commit serious crimes, data that may hearten Donald Trump given the Republican presidential nominee’s tough stance on illegal immigration.” – The Hill

Rob Lowe is at the center of Comedy Central’s Roast this year, and at the taping on Saturday night, he got slammed: over his 1988 sex tape with a 16-year-old, his trend of being on so many canceled TV shows and even his unbearable handsomeness.” – Variety

“The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials.” – Yahoo.com

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“Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for U.S. change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress in America — specifically when it comes to race relations.” – The Blaze

“At the end of his speech here Saturday, Donald Trump tried to shake the hand of Iowa’s governor. But Terry Branstad had other plans. He moved in for a hug.” – Washington Post

Mylan NV on Monday said it would launch a generic alternative to EpiPen at a 50% discount after being criticized for dramatically raising the price of the lifesaving drug.” – WSJ.com

“Aside from all of his wins throughout the Rio Olympics this year, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps also made headlines earlier this month for his now-iconic ‘Phelps face.‘” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

All eyes are on Tropical Depression Nine as it is making its way into the extreme southeastern Gulf of Mexico.” – Fox8Live.com

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The water line at the Lake Arthur Health Clinic of Jennings American Legion Hospital is still evident today, more than a week after the flood waters have receded.  Fortunately, water did not get inside this clinic, but that was not the case for many of these rural residents, now cleaning up and facing a new host of health threats.” – KPLCTV.com

Nearly one-third of Louisiana’s parishes were underwater last week, but the country’s attention was fixated elsewhere.” – Fox News

Tropical Depression 9: 5-day tracking map” – NOLA.com

New Orleans Police is investigating the stabbing death of a 52-year-old man Sunday night in the Seventh Ward.” – WWLTV.com

On this date in 2005 that the worst Hurricane in US history roared ashore near New Orleans.” – WWL.com

“In 23 years of coaching football, Dru Nettles never had to deliver a pep talk like this.” – NOLA.com

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced he’ll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally.” – NOLA.com

The piles of debris lining the streets of many flooded neighborhoods now come with their own signage – ‘Our crap, not your’s,’ or ‘you loot, we shoot,’ or even more to the point, ‘do not touch.'” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Two weeks after Louisiana’s great flood of 2016, from Tangipahoa Parish to East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension and beyond, victims are working hard to recover.” – WWLTV.com

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Sammi Rushing is the (probably only) Conservative broadcast journalism student at LSU. Email: [email protected]//Twitter: @SammiRushing

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