Low Popahirum, September 16, 2015

NATIONAL

“It’s only the second of 12 scheduled GOP debates. But Wednesday’s primetime showdown at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley is poised to play a decisive role in culling the crowded Republican field.” – Politico

“Hungarian police have opened fire with tear gas against 1500 rioting migrants who are attempting to break through the country’s border fence. Migrants have been chanting “Allah hu Akbar” while pelting police officers with missiles including “really big rocks”, bottles, and even food, leading to the crack down. The news follows Hungary’s state of emergency declared yesterday.” – Breitbart

“How would a President Bernie Sanders deal with corporations who don’t do all their manufacturing in the U.S.? We’re not sure, but it would probably involve stern sounding warnings like this:” – Twitchy

“Republican presidential contender Rand Paul made it clear with six words that he plans to go after rival Donald Trump in the looming CNN debate, saying during a Tuesday interview, ‘I think he deserves both barrels.'” – The Blaze

“The federal government can tell you how many ‘Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders’ stole a car, the precise number of ‘American Indian or Alaska Natives’ who were arrested for vagrancy or how many whites were busted for counterfeiting in any given year. But the government agencies that crunch crime numbers are utterly unable — or unwilling — to pinpoint for the public how many illegal immigrants are arrested within U.S. borders each year.” – Fox News

“The Donald Trump fans have hit on a new talking point to try to convince skeptical conservatives to overlook Trump’s glaring lack of experience, questionable grasp of the issues, and electability problems and pull the lever for him on election day. The talking point is: Look, Trump is just like Reagan, and Reagan both won the election and turned out to be a pretty darn successful President.” – Red State

“For the second day in a row, we have a poll showing Carson within the margin of error against Trump. Yesterday he trailed by four in a national survey with an MOE of six percent; today he’s four points back in a WBUR poll of New Hampshire with an MOE of 4.9 percent. Only once since late July has Trump polled lower than 24 percent in NH — until today.”  – Hot Air

Hillary Clinton is hemorrhaging Democratic women, trailing Bernie Sanders in Iowa and New Hampshire, and inspiring deep distrust among general election voters. The New York Times examines her favorability freefall and notes that her standing is now worse than at any point during her unsuccessful 2008 presidential bid:” – Town Hall

“Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, not exactly known for conceding faults, acknowledged in a new interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network that he could ‘tone it down’ a little bit.” – Washington Times

“U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday, for the second time in a week, blocked legislation meant to kill an Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration and other world powers with Tehran.” – One America News

LOUISIANA

“A Denham Springs Marine who was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash during a training exercise in California will be received in New Orleans on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.” – Fox 8 Live

“The Department of Health and Hospitals has notified Planned Parenthood Gulf States the organization is being kicked out of the state’s Medicaid program again, this time because of a $4.3 million whistleblower settlement in Texas. ” – NOLA.com

“Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne on Tuesday became the final major gubernatorial candidate to launch his first TV ad, giving a decisive sign that the slow-starting campaign has now kicked into high gear.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“A lawsuit seeks to disqualify Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts from running for reelection.” – Fox 8 live

“A Baton Rouge federal judge on Wednesday denied Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal a preliminary injunction to stop the U.S. Department of Education from penalizing states that discontinue the Common Core teaching standards.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“A brazen armed robbery unfolded in the middle of a normally quiet neighborhood near Bayou St. John.” – Fox 8 Live

“Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that Kristy Nichols will be leaving the role of Commissioner of Administration to pursue work in the private sector. ” – My ArkLaMiss

“A 35-year-old man involved in a Chalmette SWAT standoff has surrendered to deputies.” – Fox 8 Live

“A 22-year-old woman accused of poisoning her 17-month-old son to death with hand sanitizer has pleaded guilty.” – CNY Central

“LSU coach Les Miles offered former defensive coordinator John Chavis a three-year contract worth a total of $5.4 million the night of the Tigers’ Music City Bowl loss to Notre Dame, according to documents Chavis filed in a lawsuit against his former employer.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate



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