Low Popahirum, August 20, 2015

NATIONAL

“Capitol Hill opposition to the Iranian nuclear deal was stoked Wednesday by a bombshell report that Tehran will be allowed to use its own experts to inspect one of the country’s most controversial nuclear sites.” – Fox News

“Hot on the heels of Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) 46%‘s splendid, sublime, performance in Failure Theater, Majority ‘Leader’ Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% played the part of a stump trained sheep and surrendered:” – Red State

“As Frank Sinatra would say, ‘Regrets. She’s had a few…'” – Breitbart

“Former Arkansas Governor and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee held a private meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem early Wednesday, discussing national security and the dangers of the Iran nuclear deal.” – Conservative Daily News

” Egyptian security officials say a large bomb has exploded near a national security building in the Shubra neighborhood of Cairo.” – The Blaze

“Despite his $120 million in cash and hyper-organized campaign, Jeb Bush out on the campaign trail looks like a man who’s not entirely sure he wants to be there, or what his message should be—which may help explain why this professional politician is still far to the rear of none other than Donald Trump, who’s running for office for the first time. And in that respect, perhaps, Bush, who didn’t seem to be having fun at the Iowa state fair last weekend and who sounded uncertain of himself at the Republican debate earlier this month, resembles no one more than another scion of a famous political family who ran for president 35 years ago and looked similarly conflicted, even bewildered, on the stump: Teddy Kennedy.” – Politico

“The Obama administration’s plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 has a majority of Americans feeling their wallets since electrical costs are projected to go up. The increases specifically places fixed-income seniors in the cross hairs. Moreover, the projected job losses are will hit rural America the worst. Oh, and did I mention that the Clean Power Plan pretty much punishes states that voted for Romney in 2012.” – Town Hall

“Is violent crime the sleeper issue of 2016? Laura Ingraham and several others are linking to a piece published at Polizette entitled “Crime and No Punishment,” which posits that a law and order candidate could benefit from a surge of violent crimes across the country.” – Twitchy

“A Cuyahoga County judge will soon decide whether a Cleveland police officer is guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects after a long, high-speed chase in November 2012.” – One America News

A little comedy sorbet to cleanse the news palate after a long day. Don’t give up on it, even if you’re not laughing at the early bits. The musical competition at the end is worth the five-minute investment.” – Hot Air

LOUISIANA

“Louisiana children’s schoolwork might not be very different next fall from what it is now. A committee charged with reworking the state’s academic benchmarks indicated Thursday (Aug. 18) that it will likely tweak, not throw out, the Common Core standards.” – NOLA.com

“For more than a year, disputes over Louisiana’s use of the Common Core education standards have been largely philosophical. Now, they’re about to get technical.” – KNOE.com

“Shreveport Police and Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers are offering a substantial reward for information that leads to the recovery of Officer Thomas LaValley’s service weapon.” – Shreveport Times

“An agent with the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control was fired Wednesday for sending racial and sexual messages from his state-issued cellphone, officials said.” – WDSU.com

“Planned Parenthood supporters are planning to rally at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion this week, following Gov. Bobby Jindal’s push to eliminate the state’s Medicaid contract with the organization.” – The Advocate Capitol News Bureau

A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit against State Farm Auto Insurance will be heard in Louisiana state court, according to the attorney general.” – Fox 8

“Local business owner Mike Shelton has returned home from Cuba after being there for the flag raising at the new US Embassy in Havana.” – KALB.com

“Tourism is an $11 billion industry for Louisiana, and the four men seeking to be lieutenant governor say the state needs to invest more in fostering that industry. ” – WAFB.com

Lafayette filmmaker Zack Godshall’s award-winning feature “Low and Behold” made its digital premier Tuesday on iTunes through the support of the Sundance Institute Artist Services program. A screening of the Hurricane Katrina film is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., in downtown Lafayette.” – The Advertiser

” Brawls have been breaking out at joint practices all over the NFL.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

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