Low Popahirum, August 26, 2015

NATIONAL

“The Joe Biden who has been reaching out to Democratic operatives and would-be donors for a potential 2016 bid isn’t quite the happy warrior of bygone days.” – Politico

“A man with a gun has shot and killed two media members and wounded a third person on live television while they were filming in central Virginia and police are still searching for the assailant.” – Fox News

“With the threat of a government shutdown hanging over their heads, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) doesn’t trust Republican leaders who proclaim they want to defund Planned Parenthood.” – The Blaze

“Last night I wrote a post on the bizarre Donald Trump presser last night that has gotten quite a bit of traction on social media. I wrote it immediately after watching the press conference and without the benefit of the full audio which has been made available today of Ramos’ comments. All I could hear at the time was Trump’s comments, which made it appear as though he was essentially yelling at Ramos out of nowhere.” – Red State

“While Hillary Clinton is still giving little access to reporters on the campaign trail, her closest allies have been tapped to defend her on the airwaves. ” – Town Hall

“‘Here’s a guy who has given public service for 30 years, didn’t need to, he’s a successful farmer and businessman outside of politics,’ said state senator Lonne Laffen, a republican from Grand Forks.” – Hot Air

“Did a copy of a famous painting of Jesus hanging on the wall of a Kansas middle school since 1965 establish Christianity as an official state religion? Some atheists say yes and they have convinced the school board in Chanute, Kansas to remove the painting.” – Breitbart

“Is somebody in DC trying to downplay the growth of ISIS (aka the “JV team”)? A Pentagon IG is reportedly investigating. ” – Twitchy

“Recent polls and signals from democratic party insiders are increasingly indicating the Hillary’s second run for President may end up much like the first.” – Conservative Daily News

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos is expected on Friday to call a snap election for next month, an official at the presidency told Reuters, ending fruitless coalition efforts among parties deeply divided over the country’s new bailout.” – One America News

LOUISIANA

“Trying to guess on Wednesday what will happen Sunday is hard to do no matter what you’re guessing about. If you’re guessing about the track of a tropical cyclone you’re almost guaranteed to be wrong.” – KPEL965.com

“Everyone has an opinion on Governor Bobby Jindal, even the four men trying to replace him. Just a few months remain on Governor Jindal’s eight years in office. The governor candidates were asked to look back over the past eight years and give Jindal a grade from ‘A’ to ‘F.’ ” – KPLCTV.com

“Sandy Holloway, executive director of Bayou Community Academy Charter School in Thibodaux, is running for the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s 3rd District seat. She seeks to unseat Lottie Beebe of Breaux Bridge, who has criticized charter schools and the Common Core state standards.” – NOLA.com

“Kevin Daigle acknowledged to Judge Ron Ware Tuesday morning that he is likely facing the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder of a police officer.” –KPLCTV.com

“Sinking. It’s a daily reality in New Orleans, where the soil is compacting and compressing, taking New Orleans down ever so slightly more with each passing year.” – WBRZ.com

“Fire department officials, Lafayette Police and a bomb sniffing dog from UL Lafayette’s force are all on the scene this morning at Lafayette Middle School after a bomb threat.” –  KPEL965.com

“Gov. Bobby Jindal will attend the funeral Saturday of State Trooper Steven Vincent, who was killed in the line of duty near Bell City. Jindal spokesman Shannon Bates Dirmann confirmed Jindal’s attendance.” – KPLCTV.com

“A 22-year-old woman died in a head-on crash while going the wrong way on Interstate 55 between Independent and Amite in Tangipahoa Parish.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“A driver who drove past the scene just before the deadly altercation between State Trooper Steven Vincent and Kevin Daigle took place said he didn’t see anything when he looked. Now, he said he wishes he was the one that was pulled over and has a message for the public.” – KPLCTV.com

“It was Day Nine after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005 when Sarah Mack’s bosses at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans called her back to work.” –  Tulane University News

“Les Miles admitted what’s been obvious for days now: Sophomore quarterback Brandon Harris has the lead in LSU’s quarterback competition with junior Anthony Jennings.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

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