Low Popahirum, August 21, 2015

NATIONAL

“Donald Trump may have the whole Republican field talking about immigration, but early-state insiders wish he would just stop.” –Politico

“CNN’s criteria for its September debate may leave out recent rising stars like Carly Fiorina while allowing less-liked candidates to take the stage.” – Conservative Daily News

“I admit, after Trump took off I thought the race might devolve into silliness. Imagine how foolish I feel now that this important new debate over whether “anchor baby” is or isn’t offensive has captured the media’s imagination.” – Town Hall

“A review of emails found on Hillary Clinton’s private server has revealed dozens of instances in which she sent and received a type of information which is “born classified,” according to the government’s own rules.” Breitbart

Mexico waded into the American political debate over immigration Friday with a plea to tone down the rhetoric after an older Mexican man was beaten in Boston earlier this week and one of the suspects made comments praising GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to get tough on illegal immigrants.”  – Washington Times

“The Blackberry Hillary Clinton used while secretary of state was reportedly not State Department property. With that in mind, the amount of information State can be “helpful” in turning over to the FBI could be limited, but they are being ordered to try:” – Twitchy

“Three firefighters killed battling raging wildfires in Washington state were being mourned Friday across the state and the country, even as thinly stretched crews were joined by private citizens as they battled more than 100 fires in five states across the west.” – Fox News

“The push for gender equality centers around believing that offering the same opportunities to both sexes will result in the same outcome. We, most of us anyway, know this couldn’t be further from the truth. Different factors including skill, ability, education, etc. all affect the result, and that isn’t sexism, it’s just a fact.” – Red State

“Military helicopters flew over eastern Nepal and a team sent up a drone on Thursday to search for a missing U.S. Marines Huey chopper, as the death toll rose from the Himalayan country’s second big earthquake in less than three weeks.” – One America News

“Veronica is profoundly grateful for all the prayers, kindness and advice from strangers, friends and family alike that she received earlier this summer when I first told you about her plight. We hope sharing the rest of her story can help pay it forward in some way.” – Michelle Malkin/Town Hall

LOUISIANA

“Around two dozen pro-Planned Parenthood protesters stood outside the governor’s mansion in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Thursday to protest Governor Bobby Jindal’s recent decision to have the abortion provider investigated and defunded.” – PJ Media

The four Louisiana gubernatorial candidates have raised $12 million in their quest to replace Gov. Bobby Jindal, while the four super PACs contributing to the race have pulled in more than $6.5 million, a local political pundit said Thursday.” – The Baton Rouge Business Report

“The influential Louisiana Family Forum gave its lowest ranking in the state Senate to a Democratic candidate for Baton Rouge mayor who attended an evangelist’s university and sponsored numerous anti-abortion bills over the years.” – The New Orleans Advocate

“Eight of the 11 judges in the First Judicial District Court of Caddo Parish have excused themselves from presiding over a lawsuit attorney John Settle has filed against Judge James Stewart earlier this week.” – Shreveport Times

“A citywide interfaith group hopes to use the power of the pulpit– to remove confederate monuments in New Orleans.” – FOX 8 

“Authorities are on the scene of a hit and run crash that sent a police officer and another driver to the hospital Friday morning and resulted in a citation for a work truck driver.” – WAFB.com

“Coming off of its second nine-victory campaign in three years, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs were tabbed as the preseason favorite in the Conference USA West Division as the league conducted its annual Media Day poll.” – The Boston Enterprise

“Days before it’s set to air right here on KATC, ‘Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm’ premiered Wednesday night in New Orleans. Robin Roberts and her crew condensed the stories of Katrina down and aired it to the people affected. For Roberts, this isn’t a story just to be told, it’s a story that she’s lived.” –  KATC.com

“A “tiny” Hurricane Danny continued to churn west-northwest in the central Atlantic Thursday (Aug. 20) night, and was expected to weaken Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said in its 11 p.m. update.” – NOLA.com

“Rickey Jefferson’s memories from his time at Destrehan High School are nearly all from the offensive side of the ball. After all, he primarily played receiver and running back.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

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