Low Popahirum, August 24, 2015

NATIONAL

“Want to bomb Iran? Then support the nuclear deal.” – Politico

“Global economic-growth fears slammed Wall Street on Monday as U.S. equity markets plunged.” –  Fox Business

Three Americans received France’s highest honor from its President this morning after risking their lives to stop a terror attack on a train before it could get in motion.” – Hot Air

“Kentucky Republican party officials have voted to switch Kentucky from a primary to a caucus and move the caucus up two months, but why?” – Conservative Daily News

“Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is still reeling after the Center for Medical Progress released a series of undercover videos showing abortionists haggling over baby parts “for a Lamborghini,” selling whole baby cadavers for intact parts, pushing baby parts around in a pie dish while declaring ‘it’s another boy!’ and cutting through the face of a baby whose heart was still beating in order to get to an intact brain.” – Town Hall

“Vice President Joe Biden, who has long been considering a presidential bid, is increasingly leaning toward entering the race if it is still possible he can knit together a competitive campaign at this late date, people familiar with the matter said.” –  The Drudge

“All eight of the major international stock indexes were down last week with an average loss of -6.57 percent, according to Doug Short, despite Friday’s -531 point plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, driven by fears of an economic collapse in China. But this year China’s Shanghai Index is still up +8.44 percent and the U.S. S&P 500 Index is down only -4.27 percent. The nasty hit to investors last week could be just a correction in a five-year bull market. But if China is starting a currency war, investor pain could get intense.” – Breitbart

“A Tennessee school district has banned students from bringing American flags to campus because it doesn’t want to take a chance on students bringing any flags that could be seen as offensive by others.” –  The Blaze

“Hillary Clinton, whose campaign is suffering from email drama + The Bern, wants you to know that she is fighting for you. Those of us in the middle class, she is our champion. She is fed up with income inequality, and she wants the term ‘middle class to mean something again’.” – Red State

“As we reported, pro-life activists took to the streets on Saturday all across the nation to protest Planned Parenthood and all the evil it does.” – Twitchy

“German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday he plans to travel to Iran in October, sending a strong signal that Europe’s largest economy wants to quickly rebuild economic and political ties with the Islamic Republic.” – One America News

LOUISIANA

“On August 23, a Louisiana State Trooper was shot in the head during a traffic stop in which he pulled over a driver who appeared to be driving impaired.” –  Breitbart

“U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s sexual indiscretions that came to light in 2007 have surfaced for at least the second time in the current gubernatorial campaign. The next question is what part the revelations might play over the next two months before the Oct. 24 primary.” – American Press

“Louisiana’s gubernatorial primary is two months from today and there hasn’t been much action among the campaigns.  UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says the one word he would use to describe the race up to now is lethargic.” – Louisiana Radio Network

“Baton Rougeans, do you plan on staying here to retire? New Orleanians and other city residents, would you live out your golden years in Red Stick?” –  NOLA.com

“In the years after Hurricane Katrina, killings across East Baton Rouge Parish rose dramatically, giving the capital city a homicide rate that eclipsed many other major cities.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“The latest person to come out with a totally innocent reason for having an Ashley Madison account is Jason Doré, executive director of the Louisiana GOP. He claims that the account—created under his personal credit-card’s billing address—was for opposition research ‘being done by his law firm.’ “As the state’s leading opposition research firm, our law office routinely searches public records, online databases, and websites of all types to provide clients with comprehensive reports,” Doré tells the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “Our utilization of this site was for standard opposition research. Unfortunately, it ended up being a waste of money and time.” He signed up in 2013 and spent $176 on the site, according to leaked data.” – Newser

“It was Friday Aug. 26, 2005. Three days before Katrina, the worst hurricane in the nation’s history, would hit Louisiana. Gov. Kathleen Blanco had just driven back to Lafayette from Baton Rouge to check on her home and take care of some errands.” – WWLTV.com

“Eight days after Hurricane Katrina struck, food critic Tom Fitzmorris was asked how many of the 800 or so restaurants in storm-ravaged New Orleans were open. His answer was zero.” –  The Dickson Press

“Miss Teen Louisiana crowned Miss Teen USA 2015.” – WDSU.com

“The schedule worked out a little odd Sunday where the New Orleans Saints practiced less than 24 hours after Saturday night’s preseason loss to the New England Patriots.” – NOLA.com

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