Low Popahirum, August 27, 2015

NATIONAL

“Bernie Sanders is soaring in the polls. Joe Biden is making increasingly loud noises about joining the race. But Hillary Clinton’s campaign staffers are working methodically to build the fail-safe they think can secure the nomination, and it’s pegged to a single day on the calendar: March 1, 2016.” – Politico

“When Vester Lee Flanagan murdered a reporter (Alison Parker) and her cameraman (Adam Ward) on live television on Wednesday, Breitbart News provided its readers with live updates in a post with a headline that read, “RACE MURDER IN VIRGINIA: BLACK REPORTER SUSPECTED OF EXECUTING WHITE COLLEAGUES – ON LIVE TELEVISION!” – Breitbart

“What, exactly, is a journalist? The cynical among us (read: every comment to the posts on journalism that I write) would say that a journalist is a leftwing hack that advocates for the left-of-center causes and attacks Republicans at every opportunity. And, why not say that? Modern journalism is exactly that, you know.” – Red State

“Hold onto your seats everyone, things are about to get interesting.” – Town Hall

“Jeb Bush has a fantastically awful idea when it comes to college education. He thinks community college students should get “free” tuition for two years. If that’s sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the exact same thing President Barack Obama proposed in January. Which shows how completely hypocritical Bush is because he came out against Obama’s plan in January. Oh, but Bush’s plan gets even more #headdesk inducing. He wants universities to PAY BACK students who don’t graduate in four years.” – Hot Air

“Polling experts agree on one thing when it comes to Donald Trump’s presidential run: They’ve never seen anything like it.” – The Hill

“A federal judge in Texas has put President Obama’s deportation amnesty on hold, while another judge in the District of Columbia is poised to rule any day now on whether the House can sue to stop parts of the administration’s Obamacare spending.” – Washington Times

“A new national poll shows Vice President Biden faring better than Hillary Clinton in match-ups against top Republican presidential candidates, as the VP weighs jumping into the race.” – Fox News

President Barack Obama’s almost certain to get the Iran nuclear deal — but whether he gets there by filibuster or sustained veto could make all the difference.” – Politico

“The rhythms of life change in September.” – Fox News

LOUISIANA

An officer who was shot and one of three stabbing victims died Wednesday in Sunset, Louisiana.” – WAFB.com

“As Hurricane Gustav hurdled toward Louisiana in 2008, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s chief of staff Timmy Teepell was on the phone with every nursing home and hospital in the state, pulling an all-nighter to see if each had enough fuel to ride out the storm with generators.” – NOLA.com

“The streetcars are an iconic part of our city, and it’s unimaginable to imagine New Orleans without them.  During Hurricane Katrina, the entire Canal St. line was wiped out.  Since then, the RTA (Regional Transit Authority) has seen an incredible recovery.” – WGNO.com

“Jenie Fontenot found out last week that her husband, Coys Thomas or Bill as many people know him as, has three wives.” – KATC.com

“The Associated Press Archive being posted to Youtube since July offers some rare opportunities to get into the political time machine and revisit some of Louisiana’s great historical moments.” – NOLA.com

“Had I left the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the spring of 2005, my life would be very different today. And I really wish, in retrospect, that I had. But after the 2004 hurricane season, when FEMA’s excellent responses to hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne in Florida were widely praised, White House chief of staff Andy Card persuaded me to stay on as director through the 2005 hurricane season. I didn’t want to disappoint President George W. Bush. We’d developed a good relationship. Heck, he even gave me my own nickname: ‘Brownie.'” – Politico

“The Lafayette District Attorney’s Office is appealing what they call an ‘illegally lenient’ imposed on Seth Fontenot, and asking the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals to  ‘impose an appropriate sentence’ or order the district judge to resentence Fontenot.” – KATC.com

“A 21-year-old man was found shot to death and lying in the street early Thursday, Baton Rouge police say.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Most of Rapper C-Murder’s latest claims challenging his 2009 murder conviction were dismissed by a state judge Wednesday (Aug. 26). But Judge Stephen Enright of the 24th Judicial District ordered prosecutors to respond to attorneys’ claims that Corey Miller had ineffective trial and appellate attorneys.” – NOLA.com

Brandon Harris, it’s your team now.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

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