Low Popahirum, August 4, 2015

NATIONAL

“The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year’s presidential and congressional elections.” – The Blaze

Hillary Clinton’s favorability is sinking further underwater, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday night.” – The Hill

“A new Bloomberg poll released Tuesday shows that billionaire Donald Trump continues to defy conventional political wisdom.” – Breitbart

“The Joe Biden presidential campaign remains the Amtrak train that seems like it’s always in the station, people ready to board, though no one’s turned on the engine.” – Politico

“The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning to law enforcement to be on alert for drones that could be used by terrorists after pilots at John F. Kennedy International spotted a third drone in as many days near the runway Sunday.” – Washington Times

“Baltimore’s police and civic leaders launched a two-month partnership Monday that will see ten federal agents embed with the city’s homicide detectives in the latest bid to curb a surge in violent crime that has not been seen in decades.” – Fox News

“The indictment against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is pretty straightforward, but also leaves plenty of questions. Paxton turned himself into Collin County authorities on Monday after a grand jury indicted him on securities fraud violations. He’s promising to fight the charges and his attorney said Paxton wanted to tell his side of the story.” – Hot Air

“Three U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion last month.” – One America News

“Social justice warriors are attacking [Ronda] Rousey for comments she made in the past about Fallon Fox, a trans woman MMA fighter, that they allege are transphobic.” – Twitchy.com

LOUISIANA

“Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has canceled a contract that provides Planned Parenthood with state Medicaid funds.” – The Hill

“There’s reason to believe that lifting the 40-year-old ban on exporting U.S. crude oil might help some Louisianans get back their jobs.” – The Advertiser

“The New Orleans education revolution that followed Hurricane Katrina definitively improved the city’s public education, according to a Tulane University report released in Education Next magazine late Monday (Aug. 3). – NOLA.com

“City employees in New Roads made a shocking discovery last week when their hard earned money never made it into their bank accounts.” – WBRZ.com

“The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is warning businesses that operate gas pumps to be on the lookout for credit card skimming devices.” – WGNO.com

“Two West Jefferson Medical Center executives have combined to receive $225,000 on top of their base pay over the past nine months, according to an email from consultant Joshua Nemzoff to Jefferson Parish officials.” – NOLA.com

“A Louisiana dentist and his family are receiving death threats following the controversial killing of a well-known lion in Zimbabwe, according to KSLA-TV in Shreveport. Problem is, those making the threats have the wrong dentist.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Though little physical evidence of progress can be seen at Camp Minden, everything is said to be right on track.” – The Advertiser

“Third time’s a charm for Grace and Grit Double IPA.” – Shreveport Times

LSU has lost a defensive lineman and gained another one.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

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