Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (6-5-14)

“The FBI has launched an investigation of St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed. At least part of that investigation centers around findings by FOX 8 News and NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune in our ‘Louisiana Purchased’ probe of campaign finances.” – Fox 8 Live

“Even though their party controls the U.S. House, hope may be fading for U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, of Jefferson, and other Republicans who want to see a GOP alternative to Obamacare debated in the House before the November elections.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy’s first TV ad for his Senate campaign centers on his No. 1 issue — his opposition to the Affordable Care Act.” – NOLA.com

More than 15 hours of observances are planned Friday, the invasion’s 70th anniversary. They open with a ceremony at ‘H-Hour’ – 6:30 a.m. June 6, when U.S. troops began slogging toward Utah and Omaha beaches – the allies’ names for those shorelines in Normandy.” – Fox 8 Live

“Whatever job security Mark Ingram might have enjoyed in his first three seasons with the New Orleans Saints is significantly reduced.” – NOLA.com

“One consequence of correcting problems with graduation records, highlighted in a recent state audit, is that almost 2,000 high school seniors in Baton Rouge walked across the stage last month at graduation ceremonies without actually collecting their diplomas.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of six Republican governors who sent a letter to President Barack Obama, seeking more involvement in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ health facilities.” – Shreveport Times

“Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) will make an appearance in the sixth season of the A&E show ‘Duck Dynasty.'” – HuffPo

“It would be wonderful to think Landrieu opposed Obama’s fiat because she recognizes it as bad policy; and perhaps she does. The much more likely reason Landrieu is at least making noise against it is because of the November elections.” – James Varney/NOLA.com

“In addition to increasing the scale and scope of mitigation banks like the one in New Orleans East, the foundation is also working on a coastal exchange that would connect investors with private landowners as well as on a biomass development program to give landowners incentives to do restoration.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

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