The Low Popahirum, October 12, 2016

NATIONAL

“Emails: Hillary’s State Dept Gave Special Access to ‘VIPs’ and ‘Friends of Bill’ Clinton After Haiti Earthquake” – Breitbart

“A top spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign mocked Catholics and evangelical Christians in a 2011 email exchange exposed by WikiLeaks this week.” – Fox News

Democrat Hillary Clinton has a 9-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Ohio following the news of Trump’s vulgar talk about women and after the second debate between the candidates, according to a statewide poll released today by Baldwin Wallace University in Berea.” – Cleveland.com

Donald J. Trump’s intensifying battle with his own party is tearing open the nation’s political map, pulling Republicans across the country into a self-destructive feud that could imperil dozens of lawmakers in Congress and potentially throw conservative-leaning states into Hillary Clinton’s column.” – NY Times

Russia is looking to expand its military presence and has its eye on Cuba and other Latin American countries.” – MiamiHerald.com

Donald Trump, faced with opposition inside and outside his party, plans to renew the nationalist themes that built his base and amplify his no-holds-barred attacks against Hillary Clinton to try to depress Democratic voter turnout, his advisers said.” – WSJ.com

Donald Trump continued to call his obscene remarks about women captured in a leaked 2005 audio recording ‘locker-room talk’ on Fox News on Tuesday night, insisting they wouldn’t hurt his chances among female voters.” – BusinessInsider.com

Republican Donald Trump appears to have, in his earlier words, ‘a tremendous problem in Utah’ as a new poll shows him slipping into a dead heat with Democrat Hillary Clinton since crude comments he made about women surfaced last weekend.” – DeseretNews.com

This spring, the Infrastructure Ministry in Brandenburg, Germany, found itself litigating what counts as religion. The ministry typically concerns itself with worldly issues like road signage. But then the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) sought a road sign of the sort that local Catholic and Protestant churches receive from the German state.” –The Atlantic

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck unloaded Tuesday night on Christian leaders who remain supportive of Donald Trump, saying they have injected ‘poison’ into the church.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

“By the end of today, all Jefferson Parish Public Schools should have received official notice that Parish President Mike Yenni is not allowed on any school campus in the parish.” – WWL.com

Five people have filed a suit to compel action on their I-485 applications, which they allege have been on file since 2012 and 2014.” – LouisianaRecord.com

“Since the earliest days of the silver screen, Hollywood has produced icons recognizable the world over – from Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp to a Mouse named Mickey. As starlets have come and gone through the decades, one remains the enduring gold standard more than a half century after her death: Marilyn Monroe.” – Nola.com

Senate candidate Troy Hebert’s legal attempt to force LPB and the Council for a Better Louisiana to include more candidates in next week’s Senate debate gets a hearing today in a Baton Rouge courtroom. Political consultant and former-Secretary of State, Jim Brown, says Hebert is right on the money for filing the suit after only 5 of the 24 candidate were scheduled to be in the debate.” – KPEL965.com

“Florida coach Jim McElwain says he’s surprised that anyone might think the Gators tried to dodge playing LSU last weekend because of Hurricane Matthew.” – WBRZ.com

A new Randy Newman song doesn’t come around every day. He’s notoriously slow in the studio, a master craftsman who has only released four studio albums in the last 36 years.” – Nola.com

An oil industry recovery is underway, but average prices of $50 a barrel are likely still a year away.” – WWL.com

“In the continuing fallout from a texting scandal involving a 17-year-old male, Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni has told the parish school board that he will voluntarily suspend all school appearances.” – Fox8Live.com

“The Louisiana Republican Party has named Lafayette businessman Tim Breaux, a chief ally of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, as the party’s deputy chairman – even as heavy criticism of the Republican nominee’s controversial remarks about women continues to swirl.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“A federal judge has signed an order permanently preventing Louisiana from enforcing a 2015 state law that required websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any minor.” – CommonDreams.com

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