Low Popahirum, July 17, 2015

NATIONAL

“And yet today millions of conservatives are swooning for The Donald, nothing less than the anti-Reagan. They ignore Trump’s surly, intolerant suggestions that illegal immigrants are largely rapists and other types of miscreants. They tolerate his meanness, boastfulness and vengefulness against those who have crossed him. And they believe his fantastical claims, like that he can build walls atop the Mexican border and make Mexicans pay for it.” – Keith Koffler/POLITICO

Just 39 percent of all Americans have a favorable view of Clinton, compared to nearly half who say they have a negative opinion of her. That’s an eight-point increase in her unfavorable rating from an AP-GfK poll conducted at the end of April. The drop in Clinton’s numbers extends into the Democratic Party. Seven in 10 Democrats gave Clinton positive marks, an 11-point drop from the April survey. Nearly a quarter of Democrats now say they see Clinton in an unfavorable light.” – AP

“What is remarkable, to me, is that Hillary’s decline is occurring at a time when a large majority of Americans aren’t paying much attention. She is, in my view, an awful candidate, and when more Americans begin to focus on the upcoming election, her numbers are likely to continue dropping.” – Power Line

“The FBI has been conducting a sweep of a Franklin business where suspected Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Abdulazeez worked. That business is the Superior Essex plant on Southeast Parkway in Franklin.” – News Channel 5, Nashville

“The case is being handled as a terrorism probe, though officials cautioned they still hadn’t determined a motive for the shooting. The gunman was identified as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez. While the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been monitoring hundreds of suspected supporters of Islamic State, people familiar with the probe said Mr. Abdulazeez, who resided in the Chattanooga area, wasn’t on their radar as a potential threat.” – WSJ

“Pew Research has estimated that immigration will cause the population of U.S. Muslims to more than double over the next two decades—from 2.6 million in 2010 to 6.2 million in 2030. This demographic change is entirely the product of legal admissions–that is, it is a formal policy of the federal government adopted by Congress.” – Breitbart

“Even before the killing of four Marines in Chattanooga, Tenn., in an ‘act of terrorism,’ Americans revealed a deep concern about Islamic extremism and a very high worry about ISIS, according to the latest poll from Pew Research.” – Washington Examiner

“Pension payments to Chicago public union employees have become so high that today all the property taxes paid by the households of Chicago go exclusively to pensions. The operating expenses are paid by additional taxes on things from packs of cigarettes, to gasoline, sales tax, and cable TV bills. Given these facts about how Chicago’s property taxes are used, it’s not surprising that its new Republican governor wants to freeze property taxes to rescue the middle class’s paychecks from Democrats.” – American Thinker

“When you write a column, as did I two weeks ago, headlined ‘The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history,’ you don’t expect to revisit the issue. We had hit bottom. Or so I thought. Then on Tuesday the final terms of the Iranian nuclear deal were published. I was wrong.” – Charles Krauthammer/National Review

Gawker drew heavy criticism Friday from online readers after the news and gossip site ran a story about the CFO of Conde Nast allegedly soliciting sex from a gay porn star.” – USA Today

LOUISIANA

“This apparent act of terrorism has taken the lives of four American heroes, and our hearts and prayers are with their families,” Jindal said in a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News ahead of its public release. “While it’s too early to know for sure what happened, it certainly looks like an act of terrorism. We must pursue justice on their behalf and stop at nothing to hunt down and kill these evildoers abroad before more of them come here to kill our people.” – Breitbart

“It’s official. The Legislature will not come in for a veto session later this month. Twenty six senators returned signed declarations nixing any attempt to override Gov. Bobby Jindal’s veto of a cost of living adjustment for retired state employees and teachers or any other bill he rejected.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“In perhaps this week’s final salvo between St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta and the Parish Council, not enough council members showed up Friday morning for an emergency meeting Peralta called to get their permission to hire an attorney to sue them.” – NOLA.com

“While most of the candidates running for governor have seen some activity out of their allied super PACs, known more formally as political action committees, the one established to support Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne has been relatively quiet. But that may soon change.” – Jeremy Alford/Baton Rouge Business Report

“Nineteen years ago, then New York Gov. George Pataki commuted Anthony Papa’s 15-years-to-life prison sentence for transmitting a 4 ½ ounce bag of cocaine. Now, Papa, spokesman for the Drug Policy Alliance and author of the book, ’15 Years to Life,’ is praising President Barack Obama for commuting sentences of non-violent drug offenders. Papa is urging the nation’s governors, including Bobby Jindal in Louisiana, to take similar action for state inmates.” – NOLA.com

“The final Baton Rouge lakes master plan shown to residents Thursday evening at LSU skews more to a focus on water quality and habitat creation than a previous draft plan. Out are proposed cafes and in are measures designed to attract more birds, provide better habitat for fish and create filtering wetlands.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Contrary to recent online reports, Barksdale Air Force Base will not see a large increase of personnel and new bomb wings are not relocating to the base.” – KSLA

“New Orleans police tracked leads Thursday night to two people after a gunbattle near the French Quarter. They said they don’t think anyone was injured, and they made no immediate arrests.” – NOLA.com

“Citing unspecified security concerns, the East Baton Rouge city-parish government has pulled the plug on the 13th annual Black and White Affair, a popular party scheduled for Saturday that was to have featured the rap artist Torrence ‘Boosie Badazz’ Hatch as a special celebrity guest host.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

All is pretty much quiet around the LSU baseball office this week. And at this time of year and this day in particular, that is exactly what the Tigers’ coaches were hoping for.” – NOLA.com

Interested in more national news? We've got you covered! See More National News
Previous Article
Next Article
Join the Conversation - Download the Speakeasy App.

Trending on The Hayride

No trending posts were found.