Low Popahirum, January 28, 2015

NATIONAL

“‘Sergeant Bergdahl has not been charged with any crime,’ a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday.” – CNS News

“The Obama foreign policy legacy will be a litany of blunders and missed opportunities but the salient achievement will be overseeing the development of an Iranian nuclear bomb through a strategy that seems calculated to ensure exactly that outcome.” – RedState

“‘Three generations and out’ has long been rule in the United States, whether for Rockefellers or the Gambino crime family; or ‘from shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.’ Let’s hope the same is true for the Saudis, although in this case it’s from camels to camels.” – Michael Walsh/PJ Media

“Having the support of the famously libertarian Koch brothers and their donor network is a nonpareil asset. So far, the informal winner of the Koch donor primary is not, as many would have expected, fellow libertarian Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) but another freshman senator: Marco Rubio (R-FL).” – Hot Air

“A break from the public, strategists say, is a luxury Clinton can afford at the moment.” – KMBZ

“Emblazoned with a red citation tag, violators will start to be fined anywhere from $1-$50 in July. For now, Seattle residents will be publicly shamed by the ‘Scarlet Letter’-like tags.” – CNS News

“Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said in a recent radio appearance that while in New York for his Fox News show, he experienced significant culture shock from all the ‘trashy’ women swearing in a professional setting.” – POLITICO

“Not missing a chance to stand on foreign soil and bash the country that elected him to office twice, President Obama on Tuesday told an Indian audience that he understands racial discrimination – because he’s experienced it himself in the United States.” – BizPAC Review

“What the speaker is saying is that Republican operative X works for some group out there that raises its money by attacking the establishment GOP figures — then collects big bucks for doing so. There is a go-to phrase for this: for-profit Republicans. But in fact? As that second, seemingly unrelated story about Jeb Bush illustrates in vivid fashion, there’s another group of for-profit Republicans — and their take is enormous compared to the profits made by those consultants against whom Boehner rails.” – Jeffrey Lord/American Spectator

“This morning we previewed GoDaddy’s Super Bowl spot on a popular talk show, and shortly after a controversy started to swirl about Buddy, our puppy, being sold online. The responses were emotional and direct. Many people urged us not to run the ad…. The net result? We are pulling the ad from the Super Bowl. You’ll still see us in the Big Game this year, and we hope it makes you laugh. Finally, rest assured, Buddy came to us from a reputable and loving breeder in California. He’s now part of the GoDaddy family as our Chief Companion Officer and he’s been adopted permanently by one of our longtime employees.” – USA Today

LOUISIANA

Scalise’s meeting with Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League and former mayor of New Orleans, and Wade Henderson, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, is slated for next month.” – NOLA.com

“South African energy giant Sasol will delay making a final investment decision on its proposed gas-to-liquids plant in the Lake Charles area because of the collapse in oil prices. Sasol will continue to work on the project although ‘at a much slower pace,’ President and Chief Executive Officer David Constable said.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Ben Carson, who is almost certainly running for president, was the featured speaker at the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s annual meeting Tuesday afternoon.” – NOLA.com

“Grambling State University officials will meet with the Louisiana State Board of Nursing next month to learn the fate of the university’s undergraduate nursing program.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The sinkhole in Assumption Parish has been discussed in the national news and is at the center of lawsuits and environmental studies. Now it’s headed to the big screen. Victoria Greene is the producer/director of a new film called ‘Forgotten Bayou: Life on the Sinkhole.’ She joined us on 2une In to discuss an upcoming fundraising gala to support the documentary.” – WBRZ

“When it was created last year, a $40 million incentive fund to pay for college programs that fill high-demand jobs in Louisiana was hailed as critical to both higher education and the state’s workforce needs. Now, with the state grappling with deep budget problems, Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to strip financing from the fund that only months ago he described as among his top priorities.” – Monroe News Star

“The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge’s website is reporting the death early this morning of St. Aloysius Parish pastor and diocesan vicar general the Very Rev. Than Ngoc Vu. The website said Than, 56, succumbed peacefully after a long battle with cancer.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Today’s lesson from your friendly public school teachers is an easy and familiar one: They want a cushy pension, and they want you to pay for it.” – James Varney/NOLA.com

“Less than a week after New Orleans passed a local law to ban smoking in bars and casinos, some Baton Rouge medical professionals and local leaders are pushing the capital city to strike while the iron’s still hot. On Tuesday, Mayor-President Kip Holden and leaders from area hospitals announced a Tobacco-Free Awareness campaign they dubbed “Breathe Free Baton Rouge.” They also announced that all major Baton Rouge hospitals and medical centers have committed to smoke and tobacco-free campuses.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Louisiana’s economy keeps creating jobs, but it can’t keep up with the state’s growing workforce.” – Lake Charles American Press

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