Low Popahirum, August 13, 2015

NATIONAL

“At the height of the scandal over the IRS’ handling of political nonprofits, Lois Lerner privately let loose at her Republican tormentors, saying she invoked the Fifth Amendment because they had been “evil and dishonest” and accusing them of “hate mongering.” – Politico

“The FBI has taken possession of the personal e-mail server used by Hillary Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state, according to a published report.” – Fox News

“Populism is amongst the most significant factors of the 2016 election cycle. Even Carly Fiorina credited competitor Donald Trump’s frontrunner status to his vehement anti-establishment rhetoric.” – Conservative Daily News

“This is, I believe, the first poll of the GOP race since the debate conducted by a major news network using traditional phone calls instead of the Internet, so if you’re looking for reasons to give this one extra credence, there you go.” – Hot Air

“A representative for a pro-Islamic State hacking group issued a chilling warning to members of the U.S. military and government Wednesday, promising that “very soon” followers of the organization would retaliate for overseas bombing targeting the terror organization.” – The Blaze

“The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the trend continued to point to a strengthening labor market.” – One America News

“The environmental left can be counted on to whip up an outcry whenever a private company despoils a gulf, stream or river — unless the polluter in question is the Environmental Protection Agency.” – Washington Times

Rick Perry running out of money is not fatal to his chances for 2016. It happened to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 53% in 2007, prior to him accepting the GOP’s Presidential nomination in 2008. It happened to Newt Gingrich in 2011, prior to beating Mitt Romney in South Carolina in 2012. But both of those men had to tinker with their message. Rick Perry needs to do the same.” – Erick Erickson/Red State

“Americans have got to drop their weird verbal tic of inserting “illegal” into any discussion of immigration.” – Ann Coulter/Townhall

“On one hand NBCUniversal is telling us it is serious about news objectivity, while on the other hand, and mostly under the radar, NBC is funneling an astonishing $400 million in capital into two of the most extreme left-wing news outlets in America: BuzzFeed and Vox.” – Breitbart

“Considering the speed at which government usually works, it was remarkable how quickly the Confederate flag came down in South Carolina following the tragic #CharlestonShooting. The private sector jumped in as well, with major store chains removing any sort of Confederate-related goods from their shelves and TVLand pulling “Dukes of Hazzard” reruns from its schedule.” – Twitchy

LOUISIANA

“During impassioned and lengthy debate on medical marijuana June 4 on the Louisiana House floor, state Rep. James Armes made a bold suggestion.” – NOLA.com

“Amid a tightening race for governorship of Louisiana, Sen. David Vitter took aim not at his opponents in the race but New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the city’s murder rate, State Police presence in New Orleans and the ongoing debate over to do with the city’s monuments to the Confederacy.” – WWLTV.com

“Louisiana won’t be seeing another gubernatorial candidate in Burl Cain, he said Wednesday, but the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola warden offered his opinions on a range of controversial topics during a lunch at the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Recently on ‘Geaux Acadiana with Ken Romero and Dr.John Sutherlin’ Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy said a constitutional change may be needed in the wake of State Legislator’s approving nearly $400 million in taxes without the required two-thirds vote.” – KPEL965

“It’s not clear just how willing candidates for governor are to take on a powerful State Capitol lobbying force, the nursing home industry, which has balked at the managed-care model that Gov. Bobby Jindal has imposed on other providers in the Medicaid program.” – The Acadiana Advocate

“The federal wire fraud case of Caddo Commissioner Michael Williams is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 19, according to the clerk’s office at the U.S. District Court of the Western District.” – Shreveport Times

“Herds of feral horses are roaming on thousands of acres in Louisiana where soldiers conduct intensive training, posing a danger and a nuisance to troops at risk of being kicked, bitten or unpleasantly surprised by random piles of manure, Army officials say.” – NOLA.com

“KATC Investigates has obtained surveillance video and more details about the shooting death of a teen accused of burglarizing a gun store in December.” – KATC

“That extra penny on your receipts each day is adding up for the Lafayette Regional Airport.” – The Advertiser

Travin Dural’s grueling summer started even before LSU’s preseason camp began.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

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