Low Popahirum, September 11, 2015

NATIONAL

“Despite a barrage of bad headlines, lagging poll numbers and mounting evidence that she’s in a dogfight with Bernie Sanders, Democratic insiders overwhelmingly think Hillary Clinton would win Iowa and New Hampshire if the contests were held this week.” – Politico

“I am watching Don Lemon on CNN. They are talking to Republican talking heads.” – Breitbart

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Friday that she will not seek re-election next year, nearly five months after the city erupted in rioting following the death of a man injured in police custody.” – Fox News

Another day, another poll.” – Red State

“On the anniversary week of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Obama is rolling out the welcome mat to tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees. What could go wrong?” – Michelle Malkin/Town Hall

“In a sign of how important the procedural vote was to the White House, Obama called Reid late Wednesday to ensure Democrats would stay together on the vote, a Democratic aide told CNN.” – Hot Air

Donald Trump’s ‘classless’ 2-year-old tweet on 9/11 anniversary ‘just deleted’ [screenshot]” – Twitchy

“When one faction of politicians makes a principled stance and threatens to shut down the government, the opposing faction likes to conjure up images of an apocalyptic world where the sick and the elderly are left to starve because they cannot get their federal benefits. As it turns out, the real threat to entitlements is a fully functioning government doing its job, which is to say voting to continuethe bloated stasis of bureaucratic mismanagement.” – Conservative Daily News

“Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he’d welcome a debate with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner.” – Washington Times

“Amid several recent high-profile instances of violence against police — particularly the fatal shooting of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth as he pumped gas into his patrol car late last month — a disabled Texas veteran and his family chose to show their appreciation for officers by decorating their pickup truck with the phrase ‘Police Lives Matter.‘” – The BlazeCivil District Court Judge Kern Reese says “it’s time” for the city to pay firefighters, $75 million in back pay, plus another $67 million in interest.

LOUISIANA

“Civil District Court Judge Kern Reese says ‘it’s time’ for the city to pay firefighters, $75 million in back pay, plus another $67 million in interest.” – WWLTV.com

“As the Original Big 7 Social Aid and Pleasure Club made its way through the corner of North Villere and Frenchmen streets at its annual Mother’s Day second line in 2013, a gunman sprayed bullets from a 9 mm handgun into the crowd, hitting 19 people. Another person was trampled as people fled.” – Best of New Orleans

“Alesia Ardoin, the lead attorney for the special interest PAC attacking Senator Vitter, has resigned today.” – Chad Rogers/The Dead Pelican

“Qualifying for the upcoming October primary ended yesterday, and several Acadiana lawmakers are automatically re-elected after facing no challenges by anyone for their respective races.” – KPEL965

“It appears that time has run out on John Georges’ running for governor of the State of Louisiana.” – Bayou Buzz

“One mother said her son is lucky to be alive today after someone tossed a potato through his windshield as he was driving home.” – KPLC.com

“A former Louisiana state senator who served a 37-month sentence for money laundering is again seeking office.” – WWL.com

“When Leila Mulla took the witness stand Thursday (Sept. 10) inside a Baton Rouge courtroom, it had been 30 years since she set foot in the same room as defendant Ronald Dunnagan.” – NOLA.com

“At 9:00 a.m., police officers will be positioned at each end of the Church Street Bridge, and the bridge will close to traffic as a prayer is said to honor all those who serve and protect.” – KALB.com

“LSU’s canceled game vs. McNeese State means the Tigers didn’t get a critical tune-up game, whereas its next opponent, Mississippi State, did.” –The Baton Rouge Advocate



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