Low Popahirum, August 28, 2015

NATIONAL

“Governor Rick Scott of Florida issued a state of emergency Friday as Tropical Storm Erika headed toward the state after killing at least four and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.” – Fox News

“The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s sanctions chief is visiting Israel amid concerns in Jerusalem over the nuclear deal with Iran.” – Town Hall

“After four failed years, Al Sharpton’s “PoliticsNation,” a ratings  and civic disaster in every respect, has been canceled as a weeknight primetime MSNBC program. Sharpton’s final show will air September 4. A month later, October 4, the show will reemerge a Sunday morning show.” – Breitbart

President Obama was in New Orleans today on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.” – Twitchy

“Well, it sounds like the administration’s Syria policy is going great. European media is reporting that Syrian refugees, desperate to flee the ongoing carnage in that country (which has received less collective attention from the media than the deaths of two local reporters in Roanoke yesterday) backed themselves into a refrigerated truck in incredible numbers and fled for Europe, where something disastrous happened…” – Red State

“The vast majority of Democratic insiders from the early states don’t believe Joe Biden will run for president, despite evidence that he is seriously considering a 2016 bid.” – Politico

“The Obama administration will provide $20 million in grants to local police departments to help buy body cameras for officers, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.” – One America News

“Despite what you may have read or watched or come across in a fortune cookie, Donald Trump isn’t actually running away with the Republican nomination, and the only thing he’s “dominating” right now is media coverage. Here’s some perspective for you: As late as October 2011, a pizza magnate named Herman Cain was leading the Republican field with roughly 30 percent of the vote, or about the same as Trump’s zenith in recent polls.” – Yahoo Politics

“Sen. Ted Cruz has invited fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a rally against the Iran nuclear agreement in Washington, according to the senator’s campaign.” – Hot Air

“Security Has to Get Involved When Black Transgender Lives Matter Activists Disrupt Clinton Event.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

Former President George W. Bush is returning Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency’s lowest points — to tout the region’s recovery from the nation’s costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.” –Town Hall

“The last and final gubernatorial candidate made his way to Monroe for the Chamber of Commerce’s Meet the Candidate lunch series.” – KNOE.com

Planned Parenthood announced it will sue Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for terminating its Medicaid contract with the state.” – Daily Signal

“He was somewhat of an outsider to this small town straddling a rural highway of antique shops, liquor stores and Cajun-inflected art and music joints.” –  The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Columnist Jeff Duncan talks about Hurricane Katrina and how it impacted the Superdome, New Orleans Saints and local sports scene on the Off the Ball radio show in Dublin, Ireland.” – NOLA.com

“A natural gas pipeline fire injures two off the coast of Vermilion Parish.” – Fox8Live

“Cheaters, beware! If last week’s massive hacking scandal that shared the account information of an estimated 37 million users on the affair-enabling site Ashley Madison wasn’t enough drama for you, stay tuned. According to reports, an Ashley Madison-themed television series is already in the works.” – IB Times

“Gulf of Mexico shrimp landings for July are up year on year despite a shortfall from Louisiana, reports Nola.com.” – Under Current News

“Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s detectives have arrested two female suspects in connection with a credit-card skimming scam at Dynasty Buffet in Houma last month, Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said.” – WWLTV.com

“Kasim Edebali has spent the past two weeks trying to learn a new position on the fly.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

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