Low Popahirum, September 5, 2014

NATIONAL

A record 92,269,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in August, as the labor force participation rate matched a 36-year low of 62.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.” – CNS News

“With Election Day two months away, the disappointing jobs figures could be a blow to President Obama and congressional Democrats, who have struggled to gain political traction from an economy that has picked up momentum but seen little in the way of wage growth.” – The Hill

“There are those who claim that a multipolar world is preferable to one led by a strong United States. Were these other poles nations such as Australia, Canada, France and Britain, I might concur. But with emerging poles being China, Russia and Iran, the world would not see peace; it would see bullying, invasion and regional wars. And ultimately, one would seek to conquer the others, unleashing world war.” – Mitt Romney/Washington Post

But any intelligent discussion of 2016 must begin with the fact that history is very strongly against the Democrats in 2016.” – The Federalist

Only days ago, President Barack Obama traveled to the NATO member state of Estonia where he delivered a powerful speech addressing Russian aggression in Ukraine and pledged that the Atlantic alliance would not ignore Moscow’s provocations. On Friday, Russia responded with a significant escalation of hostilities with NATO by reportedly capturing one of Estonia’s counterintelligence officers at gunpoint.” – Hot Air

“But, while I do think that Osteenized Christianity is a vulgar abomination, and while I can’t for the life of me understand why anyone would read Break Out! when they could read Chesterton’s The Everlasting Man or Augustine’s Confessions, I also fail to totally comprehend why Mrs. Osteen’s comments sparked such a widespread and sudden backlash.” – Matt Walsh

“The bizarre Kansas Senate race took another twist yesterday when the Kansas Secretary of State ruled that Democrat Chad Taylor, who had attempted to withdraw from the race, would still be on the final ballot:” – RedState

Breitbart London can exclusively reveal that UKIP leader Nigel Farage and News Corp Chief Rupert Murdoch met in private this week, following hotly on the heels of Douglas Carswell MP’s defection away from the Conservative Party and into Team Farage.” – Breitbart

Not only does Donte Stallworth have no qualifications whatsoever to cover National Security (as a ‘fellow’ or other), but his only forays into the field have generated nothing but embarrassment and exposure as a loon.” – Ace Of Spades

“South Floridians, lock up your wives, daughters, mothers, sisters, aunts. Billy-Bob Clinton is coming to town. Our former groper-in-chief and lifetime Democrat will be in Miami Friday evening to give a campaign speech for rookie Democrat Charlie Crist.” – American Spectator

LOUISIANA

A state agency vetted and approved Scott Rogers to become a certified licensed foster parent in Louisiana and praised the TV personality two years ago for his efforts to promote foster care and adoption, records show.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Baton Rouge state court judge Wilson Fields dismissed a lawsuit challenging U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s Louisiana residency Friday morning after hearing only approximately 45 minutes of discussion on the case.” – NOLA.com

“As one of the lawyers for Ms. Landrieu’s opponent Woody Jenkins in his recount challenge to her first Senate race in 1996, I certainly hope her time in federal office comes to an end soon. A legal challenge under Louisiana law to her qualifications to be on the upcoming ballot, however, will fail.” – John Baker/NOLA.com 

“A Baton Rouge appellate court has reversed a state judge who in 2012 ordered former Southern University System President Ralph Slaughter to repay $475,000 to the private Southern University System Foundation.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“A new report shows Louisiana is no longer the state with the highest obesity rate.” – WAFB

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal still hasn’t received additional details from the federal government on the nearly 1,300 unaccompanied immigrant children living with sponsors in Louisiana.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“St. Tammany Parish’s legal fight to block fracking got a $100,000 boost Thursday night. The Parish Council, by unanimous vote, approved a resolution to increase the budget for its outside legal counsel to $125,000.” – NOLA.com

“The Rev. Al Sharpton and legal advisers for the family of a New Iberia man said to have committed suicide while handcuffed in a police car railed against what they said were numerous holes in the law enforcement account, saying they have new evidence to cast doubt on the account given by law enforcement officials.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“After three months of debate about ride hailing apps such as Uber, the New Orleans City Council on Thursday (Sept. 4) approved new rules for luxury car services that partially clear the way for digital dispatchers to operate in the city. The local manager for Uber praised the decision but said it doesn’t mean the internationally known company is about to activate its mobile application here.” – NOLA.com

The eased requirements allow Uber Black, a luxury sedan and limo service, to enter New Orleans. Uber plans to work with drivers at existing limo companies to drive who are interested in driving for Uber Black in their downtime.” – WWL-TV

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