Low Popahirum, May 27, 2015

NATIONAL

Hundreds of Transportation Security Administration badges have gone missing, sparking fears that the lost or stolen badges can be used to gain access to secure areas at airports.” – Fox News Insider

“But if Social Security is government at its best, what a powerful indictment of all the things we know are failures, including the schools, the infrastructure, the IRS, the Department of Motor Vehicles, Amtrak and the welfare state. Social Security, Uncle Sam’s national pension program, is the worst deal that most workers will ever make. And by the way: The program is going bankrupt, as even its own actuaries admit.” – Stephen Moore and Peter Ferrara/Investors Business Daily

“But Warren bought and sold at least five properties for profit at a different time in her life, before the cratering economy and a political career made her a star.” – National Review

“Because the company, WJC, LLC, has no financial assets, Hillary Clinton’s campaign was not obligated to report its existence in her recent financial disclosure report, officials with Bill Clinton’s private office and the Clinton campaign said. They were responding to questions by The Associated Press, which reviewed corporate documents.” – Yahoo! News

“It’s not a final ruling on the merits of the challenge to executive amnesty, but it’s a decent indication of where the courts will end up on the question. Given the opportunity to lift the temporary injunction against Barack Obama’s executive actions to expand immigration clemency and to allow for work permits, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals instead kept it in place while the lawsuit from 26 states proceeds in district court:” – Hot Air

“Loretta Lynch’s Justice Department unsealed a 47-count indictment Wednesday morning laden with racketeering, corruption and conspiracy charges against 14 people associated with FIFA, the world soccer association, and international soccer organizations.” – National Journal

“The arrest of two southern California men last week who were planning to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State brings the number of U.S.-based individuals involved in international terror-related cases this year to 40. This number highlights the metastasizing Islamic terror threat in the American homeland. At the current pace, by the end of June — halfway through 2015 — the number of cases will exceed the number from the past two years combined.” – PJ Media

“Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal said in an interview this week that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl intentionally left his base in 2009 before being captured by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network in Afghanistan.” – POLITICO

“We know it must be hard covering the Hillary for America But Against Transparency campaign,” joked Sarah Isgur Flores, spokesperson for Fiorina. “And if the last few weeks have shown us anything, it’s that the Clinton Way isn’t about change, small businesses, the middle class, reshuffling the deck, or, certainly, trust in leadership. It’s all about the Clintons.” – Breitbart

A ninety percent tax rate. Think about that for a moment. Even the worst tax and spenders in the mainstream of the Democrat Party would never say that aloud, but Bernie Sanders at least can boast of the virtue of honesty. He’s willing to have the government come and take ninety cents out of every dollar you earn if you commit the sin of being too successful in modern America. I’m the first to admit that I’ve expressed many doubts about the practical effectiveness of the Laffer Curve in real world economics, but I’m confident that 90% falls pretty far down the starboard side of that one.” – Hot Air

LOUISIANA

“Despite complaints that it fails to go far enough, a House committee Wednesday morning approved a bill that would ban public school suspensions or expulsions for uniform violations. The measure, Senate Bill 54 by Senate President Pro Tem Sharon Broome, D-Baton Rouge, cleared the House Education Committee without objection.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“During debate on an amendment by Rep. John Bel Edwards, a representative asked a straight-forward question of Rep. Jim Fannin, Chairman of House Appropriations Committee. The lege asked what part of the $24+Billion budget was Federal Funds. Surrounded by knowledgeable lege staffers Fannin hem and hawed as if he was being asked to explain the Theory of Relativity.” – Forgotston

“Along with 19 other jurisdictions, New Orleans has been awarded a $150,00 grant to reduce local jail population. The grant was given by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as part of a $75 million initiative called the Safety and Justice challenge which aims to reduce over-incarceration throughout the country.” – WWL-TV

Another round of strong storms is barreling toward south Louisiana, prompting concern by the National Weather Service about the possibility of flash flooding Wednesday afternoon.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“A proposal to help pay for Louisiana to expand its Medicaid program if its next governor is interested continues to zip through the Legislature.” – Lake Charles American Press

“The Louisiana House voted in favor of a bill (HB 168) that would make it easier to raise graduate school tuition and fees at public universities, despite rejecting similar proposals last week.” – NOLA.com

“The Grambling State University Presidential Search Committee today received eight applications of candidates recommended by the search firm, The Hollins Group.” – Monroe News Star

Garth Brooks is coming to Louisiana for the first time in 18 years. The country superstar will take the stage for two nights at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center with his wife Trisha Yearwood.” – Fox 8 Live

“LSU reserve offensive lineman Jevonte Domond was arrested Monday on a felony charge of battery and domestic abuse, including strangulation, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed.” – NOLA.com

“Gremillion is the new head football coach at Louisiana School for the Deaf, succeeding her husband, Darren, who will remain as an assistant football coach and head powerlifting coach while tackling assistant principal for discipline duties. Darren Gremillion was LSD’s head football coach for 15 seasons.” – Baton Rouge Advocate



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