Low Popahirum, August 25, 2015

NATIONAL

“Vice President Joseph Biden has bestowed upon the press corps an early Christmas gift—his presidential campaign dither.” – Politico

“What a difference a day makes. Wall Street surged at the opening bell after a massive selloff took billions of dollars in value out of the market in the prior session.” – Fox News Business

“The ever-combative Donald Trump used his Twitter account Monday night to re-launch attacks on both his Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush and his media rival, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.” – Breitbart

“President Barack Obama told Democratic donors Monday night that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has helped him ‘deal with the crazies.’” – The Blaze

Caesarism In America?” – Red State

“We already got a hint of this last week, when Fox News identified some of the subject matter in now-redacted e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s secret server — the part of the cache she shared, anyway. Two of the e-mails that got retroactively classified dealt with security issues in Benghazi and military intelligence on Libyan troop movements. The classification codes on those redactions from State suggest that, despite Hillary’s disclaimers, those materials were classified at the time those e-mails were sent.” – Hot Air

“After an Afghan police commander admitted to repeatedly raping a little boy after chaining him to a bed for seven days, he was brought on base for questioning by Army Special Forces. When the commander laughed about his atrocities, in addition to beating the boy’s mother when she tried to intervene and stop him from assaulting her son, he got roughed up.” – Town Hall

” The Japanese Broadcasting Corporation is reporting that a series of explosions and fires have been reported at the U.S. military storage deport in Sagamihara, Japan. The depot is known to store petroleum products and munitions.” – Conservative Daily News

“Obamacare’s “Cadillac tax” will hit one in four employers that offer health care benefits, a leading industry analyst says in a report being released Tuesday, socking companies with a massive levy that Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill say is unfair to those who have negotiated high-quality plans as part of their jobs.” –  Washington Times

” The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Tuesday it received substantive amounts of information from Iran aimed at quelling concerns its nuclear past had military elements, although it was too early to say whether any of it is new.” – One America News

LOUISIANA

“About 1,000 infantrymen from Fort Polk’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team will deploy to Afghanistan next month to serve as advisers to the Afghan National Defense Security Forces, Army officials said.” – American Press

“You could call it a blue Monday on Wall Street. At the outset, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 1,000 points.” – Fox 8 Live

“YCI has awarded Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions, US Inc. the detailed design engineering contract for YCI’s methanol plant in St. James Parish.” –  The Baton Rouge Advocate

“I’m not sure when it finally occurred to me that this election season had become one of the strangest in recent memory.” –  La Politics

“A cold front is pushing off the coast this morning and drier air is coming in behind the front. Some scattered showers and storms came along the front and have now pushed well into the Gulf of Mexico. Dew point temperatures in the low 70s will drop into the upper 50s this afternoon, so heat index values won’t be an issue today. The temperature and the heat index should be about the same today and for the rest of the week.” – KATC.com

Janet Huckabee, wife of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, will be in Louisiana this week to stump for her husband’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.” – The Advocate Capitol News Bureau

“More on-duty officers in Louisiana have been shot and killed this year than in any year in the past decade, according to statistics compiled by The Advocate.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Watching the horror unfold on national television during Hurricane Katrina, a Cajun couple from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana was anxious to help. ” – WAFB.com

“The 2015 LSU season isn’t all about Leonard Fournette and Brandon Harris. Coach Les Miles and his defensive coordinator hire Kevin Steele are in the spotlight for this week’s LSU Twitter Mailbag.” – NOLA.com

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