Low Popahirum, August 10, 2015

NATIONAL

“While the interim police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, talked about the need for patience during the protests Sunday night on the year anniversary of Michael Brown Jr.’s death, shots rang out.” – The Blaze

“Since Thursday night’s debate, and for obvious reasons, the name many people have been discussing is Donald Trump. Because of his comments regarding Megyn Kelly (which he won’t apologize for), his invitation to the RedState Gathering in Atlanta was rescinded. I believe this was, without a doubt, the right move by Erick Erickson. Since then, the selective outrage from Trump supporters has gone off the charts. Remember, only one debate has taken place, and here we are. It seems quite a while until November 2016, does it not?” – Red State

“Breitbart Texas was at the Waller County Sheriff’s Office county jail Saturday evening when a protester told reporters and others present, that all white people should be killed. She also called white people and reporters, “terrorists.” Her orders – “go back into the cave where you came from.” – Breitbart

“Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Sunday that her breakout performance during the last week’s debates has created a surge in support and that she can ascend to win the party nomination.” – Fox News

“Sen. Bernie Sanders, the 73-year-old junior United States Senator from Vermont, is certainly not new to politics, so why is he the one asking us the questions? Where’s our free health care like everyone else on earth gets?” – Twitchy

“Conservative radio host Glenn Beck called Donald Trump a “son of a bitch,” and panned his performance in Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate.” – Town Hall

“About 12 hours after the first prime-time GOP debate a message from a group called True Conservatives PAC showed up in my email with the title ‘you’re a useful idiot.’ The beginning of the email is listed below.” – Hot Air

“Hillary Clinton on Monday rolled out a sweeping higher education plan — a $350 billion proposal that would help millions pay for college and reduce interest rates for people with student loans. – Politico

“The Department of Homeland Security is ramping up a new campaign to try to persuade Central American families not to make the perilous journey to jump the U.S. border, as new statistics suggest that last summer’s surge could be happening again.” – Washington Times

“Greece and international creditors sought to put final touches on a multi-billion euro bailout accord on Monday to keep the country financially afloat and meet an important debt repayment to the European Central Bank within days.” – One America News

LOUISIANA

“U.S. Sen. David Vitter holds Mayor Mitch Landrieu responsible for New Orleans high rate of violent crime.” – NOLA.com

“Sunday afternoon, American flags flew under a hot August sun in front of the Ourso Funeral home in Gonzales.  For the people standing inside, their grief was as clear as the red and white strips.  However, the loss felt for Officer Thomas Lavalley, who was gunned down last week while on duty with the Shreveport Police Department, has also given way to something beautiful.” – KSLA.com

The big battle in the Louisiana lieutenant governor’s race will be between well-funded Republicans Billy Nungesser and John Young as they fight to gain a runoff spot against Democrat Kip Holden.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“As debate continues over the need for the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki 70 years ago today, for one local man it isn’t an academic exercise.” – Shreveport Times

“Three Natchitoches residents who allegedly assisted Natchitoches Parish Detention Center escapee Davantay Metoyer following his escape on Saturday afternoon has been arrested according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.” – KALB.com

“Fourth Judicial District Judge Sharon Marchman has seen an alarming trend within drug court lately — an increase in women who are addicted to drugs and pregnant.” – The Advertiser

“Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal spoke Sunday at the Black Hawk County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo. It was the second time they were at the same GOP event in the last two days.” – The Des Moines Register

“Looking to break into legislative politics? Because of term limits, unexpected exits and the larger political ambitions of lawmakers, this fall’s election offers opportunities for those who don’t want to challenge a sitting legislator.” – The Town Talk

A man-made canal is draining the Amite River dry, and to save it, officials will have to redirect the flow.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“The New Orleans VooDoo have ceased operations, the Arena Football League said in a statement Sunday. The announcement came one month after the league took control of the team as part of what the league said was a “strategic plan to solidify its financial condition.” – NOLA.com

 

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