Low Popahirum, September 1, 2015

NATIONAL

“A ninth undercover video from the pro-life group Center for Medical Progressshows a woman identified as a procurement manager with a nonprofit medical company appearing to discuss details of the process behind fetal tissue collection.” – Washington Times

“The Monmouth University Poll of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers finds Ben Carson and Donald Trump tied for the top spot. This marks the first time since July 26 that a poll in any of the first four nominating states has not shown Trump with a nominal lead. Not surprisingly, given the top two contenders in the poll, most Iowa Republicans prefer someone without a traditional political pedigree. At this early stage, though, the vast majority of voters say their eventual support could go to one of several other candidates in spite of their current preference.” – Hot Air

“Members of the State Department’s information technology staff were among those who were unaware that Hillary Clinton was using a private email address during her time as secretary of state, the latest release of messages from Clinton’s private server revealed late Monday.” – Fox News

“President Barack Obama issued one of his most dire warnings about climate change Monday, in Anchorage, Alaska, where he will spend the bulk of the week highlighting the issue that has been a priority in his administration.” – The Blaze

“The proponents of the Obama administration’s deal with Iran are getting very desperate. Unable to defend the deal on its substance, they are resorting to blatant lies and ad hominem attacks.” – Conservative Daily News

“Monday on CNN’s “AC360,” New York Times columnist and CNN regular Charles Blow was asked to react to the argument the Black Lives Matter movement and misses a point that all lives matter and shouldn’t be used as a rallying cry.” – Breitbart

“Like a recurrence of herpes, Mitt Romney donors have come in from their five star resorts again, taken their silver feet out of their mouths again, and yet again beat the drum for Mitt Romney 2016. These people have all the makings of a cult without a comet or a Scientologist to take them away from us.” – Erick Erickson/Red State

“As a decades-long advocate for school choice, I’ve met countless families who have unlocked opportunity for their children through quality education options. That’s why, during my time as Governor, we made expanding parental choice a key part of our overhaul of Florida’s education system.” – Jeb Bush/Town Hall

“The DNC, possibly assuming that either a Republican will win the presidency next year or a Democrat will win but fail so badly he/she will be easily beatable four years later, went crazy with the Kanye GIFs on their Twitter feed Monday.” – Twitchy

“Everyone knows Luke Skywalker travels to Dagobah to learn the ways of The Force (like his father before him). He trains with Jedi master Yoda. Perhaps you recall the scene where Luke does a one-armed handstand while balancing Yoda on one foot. Yes, for a real person this is pretty much impossible—but not for a Jedi.” – Wired

LOUISIANA

“Louisiana could be the site of the next wave of pipeline expansions, which might be a boon for refiners there, but other midstream players could find themselves on the outside looking in, depending on the origin of the crude on the lines.” – The Barrel

“The Louisiana oil and gas industry has hit record lows in several areas over the past year, and it’s not clear when it will rebound, according to Don Briggs, president of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association.” – NOLA.com

“A cake shaped like an offshore deep-water transfer terminal was sliced along the riverfront in celebration of the proposed Mega-Port project that has picked up steam. Those behind the project said Monday afternoon they are ready to get the first phase of the project going.” – Fox 8 Live

“Following the 2015 Regular Session, many wondered how the leges had erased a $1.6 Billion revenue shortfall by increasing taxes and fees in the neighborhood of $800 Million without eliminating any existing programs.” – Forgotson.com

“University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced Monday (Aug. 31) he will be retiring from his post at the end of January 2016.” – NOLA.com

“Baton Rouge area residents got their first chance Monday night to sound off on a state proposal to widen Interstate 10, and some are eager for major changes.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Authorities say two apparent murder-suicides in different towns in Louisiana took place on Sunday.” – KALB.com

“After a life of spectacular highs and lows — of glory, scandal and redemption — Billy Cannon could have had his pick of authors to write his biography. There were two problems: He really didn’t want to tell his story, and didn’t trust anyone to tell it.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

 “The 24-year-old Lafayette native has won the Louisiana State Duck Calling Contest.” – KNOE.com

“The local Community Coffee company may be able to name a new extra caffeine brand after LSU football coach Les Miles – “Mad Hatter Brew” – after his Java misadventure on Monday.” – WWLTV

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