Low Popahirum, July 28, 2015

LOUISIANA

Three people were robbed at gunpoint across New Orleans over a 14-hour period Monday (July 27), New Orleans police said. The perpetrators included an armed duo that emptied prescription drugs from a pharmacy safe in Central City and a lone gunman who took a young woman’s belongings in the Lower Garden District.” –Times-Picayune

“Andre Trevigne, a reporter and anchor on WWL-TV and WGNO-TV who became a talk-show host on WWL-AM, has died, WWL-AM reported Tuesday (July 28).” –Times-Picayune

“Freedom Guard is offering legal representation to any government official who is considering resigning from their job over fear that they will have to support same-sex marriage now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized it in all 50 states.” –Times-Picayune

“A Fox 8 television report questions $921,884 in invoices that consultant Joshua Nemzoff has submitted over the past 18 months for helping to negotiate a lease of West Jefferson Medical Medical Center. Nemzoff is paid $650 per hour, but the report highlights vaguely worded activities and rounded hours listed in the invoices.” –Times-Picayune

“Mayor Mitch Landrieu pushed back against claims the city is undergoing widespread gentrification at the expense of its historic culture and neighborhoods in an expansive interview with the website Buzzfeed.” –Times-Picayune

“Retired U.S. Army Gen. Russel Honore says that America is in a state of denial about guns and has “confused the right to bear arms with the right to carry arms all the time anywhere or any place you want.”” –Times-Picayune

“Anti-abortion activists are scheduled to rally at Planned Parenthood’s Baton Rouge facility Tuesday, calling for an investigation into the group’s practices and yanking of federal funds.” –The Advocate

“U.S. Sen. David Vitter has more money in the bank leading into the Oct. 24 governor’s election than three other major contenders combined.” –The Advocate

“Low math and reading scores helped give Louisiana the fifth-worst school system in the United States, according to report by financial website WalletHub.” –The Advocate

NATIONAL

“Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is slated to return to the presidential campaign trail Tuesday, after putting his run on hold to respond to a deadly shooting at a Lafayette movie theater last week.” –The Advocate

“Over the last few weeks we’ve seen Republican consultants and pundits publicly fretting about whether Donald Trump will hurt the GOP’s brand.

What a joke! –Townhall

“Later this week, the highway trust fund officially runs out of money unless Congress authorizes more funding for roads and bridges. But the bill that is being pushed by Democrats and some Republicans is starting to look like a Republican Party Dunkirk that could infuriate conservative voters and even wind up costing the GOP the 2016 election.” –Townhall

“As it happens, a hot-off-the-press poll conducted after the deal was announced provides some instruction. When asked if “Congress should approve or reject the deal with Iran,” a majority of respondents said they should:” –Townhall

“We have reached the point where a clear majority of sitting Republican Senators do not deserve your vote even in the general election. I say this because, quite simply, they have demonstrated time and time again that they are not on our side. Instead, they are on their own side. The priorities that these nattering, out of touch buffoons have embraced are so far out of step with the voters who sent them to office that they don’t even have the good sense to be embarrassed at how clueless they sound.” –RedState

“My single biggest surprise this election season is the failure of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)  to do much of anything. He has loyal support, a unique message, a foundation laid by his father, a cheery disposition, and a really crummy campaign team.” –RedState

“The Daily Beast’s Tim Mak and Brandon Zadrozny woke up on Tuesday to find that CNN completely embarrassed them. After publishing a more-than-1,700-word-long invective on Monday evening reprinting old and disproven allegations against GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump by his ex-wife—in divorce proceedings—Trump’s ex-wife herself came out with a statement to CNN standing by her ex-husband, and discrediting the liberal outlet’s hit piece which relied heavily on statements she made in divorce proceedings 30 years ago.” –Breitbart

“Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Hispanic audience on Monday that illegal aliens must be given U.S. citizenship, and encouraging them to “self-deport” is not an American value.” –Breitbart

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