Low Popahirum, August 7, 2015

NATIONAL

“The Republican presidential field nursed a Donald Trump hangover on Friday.” – Politico

“Billionaire Mark Cuban offered up some praise and some criticism during Thursday night’s Republican debate – though more of the latter.” –The Blaze

“The number of women not in the labor force reached a record high in July, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.” – Breitbart

“Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced his opposition Thursday night to President Obama’s deal to halt Iran’s nuclear program, dealing a major symbolic blow to the White House, which is struggling to find enough support to preserve the deal in the face of congressional opposition.” – Washington Times

“If I had told you in 2008 that Barack Obama would negotiate a deal that he acknowledges will fund terrorism, you’d have thought me a conspiracy theorist.” – Town Hall

“I was waiting a while to comment on last night’s prime time debate because sometimes you really need a few hours to let things marinate in your mind. I watched most of it in bed rather than sitting up to live Tweet the affair and be bathed in the ongoing, second by second commentary. Ed’s analysis from the floor at Red State Gathering was pretty good in terms of how the various candidates performed and I don’t have much to add to that beyond a couple of comments. The performance by Kasich was overrated and seemed to be swayed by the big applause lines he received. I would note only that most of the audience was from Ohio. It was unfortunate that Ted Cruz seemed to fade into the wallpaper for most of the affair since I thought he would have a much bigger chance to break through. And from the early show, Carly Fiorina was the clear winner. But enough about that and on to the main event.” – Hot Air

“Give USA Today credit: they named AG Kane’s political affiliation in the first paragraph. ‘Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, once a rising star in the state’s Democratic Party, was charged Thursday with leaking grand jury information and then lying under oath to hide her involvement.’ How bad is it? Bad enough that Gov. Tom Wolf – also a Democrat, and also somebody who keeps losing key personnel to indictments – has called upon Kathleen Kane to resign.  AG Kane refuses to resign, bless her heart; but it’s unclear how long that’s going to last, of course.” – Red State

Wall Street stock prices fell and the U.S. dollar remained firm on Friday after the monthly U.S. employment data came close enough to forecast to stoke bets the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade perhaps as early as September.” – One America News

I often wonder what dating and marriage experiences would be more enjoyable: those of Millennials, or of older generations? Many argue it’s so much better now because we are liberated! We need not hold ourselves back in sexual expression. We can do what we want with whomever we want, and only settle down when we are good and ready. Our lives are said to be exponentially happier.” – The Federalist

“Last night, Kim Kardashian was giddy with excitement knowing she was about to meet (and take a selfie with) ‘our next president’ Hillary Clinton.” – Twitchy

LOUISIANA

“Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal would be on the prime-time debate stage tonight, and Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich would be out, if Facebook chatter was the criteria.” – Politico

“Officer Thomas LaValley’s life and career were cut tragically Wednesday night.” – Shreveport Times

“Lafayette could see police officers armed with body cameras and car-mounted thermal imaging equipment in the coming year if the Lafayette City-Parish Council approves the proposed 2015-16 budget.” – The Advertiser

You could save big this weekend on back to school purchases this summer if you wait until Friday.” – WGNO.com

We buried Cookie in Holt Cemetery, the first cemetery set up for the city’s indigent population and named for a physician at Charity Hospital. The hearse snagged a limb lying in the weedy lane, and we dragged it in procession until we stopped in front of the freshly dug grave.” – NOLA.com

“Police said the father of a three-month-old was arrested late Thursday night, charged with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.” – WBRZ.com

“The owner of a Baton Rouge-based health care company has been sentenced to four years and ordered to pay nearly $6 million to the federal government for failing to pay several million dollars in employee withholding taxes.” – KALB.com

Ed Orgeron’s voice boomed across the practice fields, and Brandon Harris took first-string snaps at quarterback. Highly touted freshman end Arden Key worked with the veterans, and rookie Donte Jackson flashed his speed while running with the starters.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“The New Orleans Saints have waived defensive end Glenn Foster with a failed physical designation and signed defensive back Travis Manning.” – NOLA.com

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