Low Popahirum, September 25, 2014

LOUISIANA

“‘I’m here with the Louisiana Republican Party. We’re just going door to door, trying to gauge support for the midterms,’ the 21-year-old recent college graduate begins.” – Huffington Post

“Rep. Bill Cassidy (R., La.) got the backing of a major small business group on Wednesday, which has ditched its past support for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D.) due to her support of Obamacare.” – Washington Free Beacon

Gov. Bobby Jindal will be spending his next few days in the key presidential campaign states of New Hampshire and Iowa.” – KALB

“The leaders feel Jindal, a Catholic, should avoid the FRC summit because the organization has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for their repeated ‘use of known falsehoods to attack and demonize members of the LGBT community.'” – NOLA.com

“The great thing about America is that we believe in religious liberty and people have the right to express their beliefs. We’re glad that the folks who issued this letter have this right. we look forward to speaking to the values voters summit about religious liberty.” – NBC33TV.com

“Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will attend a Rob Maness event Saturday south of Marrero in Crown Point.” – NOLA.com

“The Livingston Parish Council has asked a state court to order Parish President Layton Ricks to pay the legal bills of two council members sued personally for comments they made about his former employer.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is traveling to the Citgo refinery near Lake Charles to highlight her successful stalling of a bill to impose sanctions against human-rights abusers in Venezuela’s government.” – KPEL

“Consultants who are working on a proposed south Baton Rouge health district say they want to reduce the amount of traffic and create a network of low-volume roads in the Essen Lane-Bluebonnet Boulevard-Perkins Road area.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Should retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness stay in the Louisiana Senate race? He dismisses the question.” – James Varney/NOLA.com

NATIONAL

“Attorney General Eric Holder, one of President Obama’s longest serving lieutenants, will announce his resignation Thursday, according to the Justice Department.” – The Hill

“The contempt of Congress case against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. — the first sitting Cabinet member ever to face such a congressional rebuke — will continue even after his resignation takes effect, but it’s unlikely he will ever face personal punishment, legal analysts said Thursday.” – Washington Times

Obama has mastered Saul Alinsky politics: a narrow, confined know-how mixing cynical pragmatism, polemical populism and elitist ego that in the U.S. can produce electoral and media success.” – Strategy Page

“There has been a dramatic uptick in Russian air incursions into Baltic states’ airspace. Putin is gradually testing the West, and so far it is paying off for him. But if he is wrong and goes too far, we have a proper geopolitical disaster on our hands.” – The American Interest

War in Iraq is a subject that won’t go away for Clinton, whose Senate vote in 2002 to authorize the last war in that Middle Eastern country put her out of step with the Democratic base six years later. She lost her bid for president to a challenger who, as an obscure Illinois state senator, had come down on the antiwar side.” – Washington Post

“At some point, you really have to wonder when they’ll stop trying. Every other attempt the Left has made to get Rush Limbaugh taken off the airwaves has ended in failure, but that hasn’t stopped them from trying, and failing, again and again. This time, though, the effort was especially laughable.” – RedState

“Shockingly, the Obama administration is pouring a staggering $750 million into only one of these three countries, Liberia, over the next six months. Why only Liberia? He’s playing favorites. His buddy Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is Liberia’s president. But scientific evidence shows our tax dollars would save more African lives if the money were spent equipping the nations in Ebola’s future path with laboratory tests, gloves, other equipment and expertise before the disease hits them. And it will hit. Oxford University researchers predict that migrating fruit bats will likely carry the virus to fifteen more African countries.” – American Spectator

It is not so much to ask, these veterans suggest, that the civilian commander of U.S. armed forces learn to observe even rudimentary military custom. Famously, former President Bill Clinton underwent a crash course on how to salute properly as he had never served in uniform before taking office. Obama never underwent such training. However, liberals also have a point when they note that this is a relatively recent tradition, and that military men like Dwight Eisenhower refused to salute servicemen as he was no longer serving in uniform.” – Hot Air

“Ms. Bolender was three days behind on her monthly car payment. Her lender, C.A.G. Acceptance of Mesa, Ariz., remotely activated a device in her car’s dashboard that prevented her car from starting. Before she could get back on the road, she had to pay more than $389, money she did not have that morning in March.” – NY Times

“The slightly longer version is that there are three factors in play here, none good for Harry Reid keeping his majority leader position, and time is running out to find honest ways of countering those factors.” – PJ Media

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