The Low Popahirum, September 18, 2015

NATIONAL

If you want to stump a Democrat, ask them to name an accomplishment of Hillary Clinton,” Carly Fiorina quipped at Wednesday’s Republican debate. The line got hearty applause—but it also cut to the core of one of the defining lines of attacks against the former first lady and Democratic presidential frontrunner. After nearly forty years in public life, what exactly has she accomplished?” – Politico

“The degree to which the liberal establishment is terrified of the coming political Armageddon is on full display in today’s New York Times. An editorial, titled Crazy Talk, purports to portray the GOP field (this would be five successful governors, three senators, and three very successful private citizens) as out of touch.” – Red State

“Now more than ever it looks likely that the Supreme Court will take up Obamacare’s birth control mandate after a federal appeals court on Thursday ruled against it, directly contradicting an earlier federal court ruling on the issue.” – Town Hall

“Questioner to Trump: What are you going to do about the problem in this country called Muslims?” – Hot Air

“Dr. Ben Carson, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is furious that the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) would use his birthday to try to boost its fundraising coffers.” – Breitbart

“Many members of Congress are calling for an end to government funding for America’s biggest abortion mill, Planned Parenthood. Americans were outraged over the organization’s alleged sale of aborted-baby parts as revealed in undercover videos conducted by the Center for Medical Progress.” – The Blaze

“Authorities have identified ‘Baby Doe,’ a 4-year-old girl whose body was found in June on a rocky beach outside the city, a law enforcement source told Fox affiliate WFXT.” – Fox News

“Alas, it’s not a joke. Hillary Clinton once again took to Twitter to embarrass herself. First up? She actually retweeted this:” – Twitchy

“Few people understand how President Barack Obama has succeeded in pushing through initiatives, programs and legislation that are distinctly unpopular with the total of the American population. To that end, few people understand how such a divisive incumbent president achieved re-election. Common sense would have that if a majority of people stood against a program, initiative or legislation – or a candidate for that matter – that success in achieving a positive result would be scant, if not impossible. But, as we have come to understand – almost seven years after the fact, Barack Obama and the Progressive machine do not play by a traditional set of rules. Instead, they play by a set of rules that are foreign and unintelligible to mainstream America and, especially, the tone-deaf Republican establishment.” – Conservative Daily News

“Carly Fiorina, the only consensus winner out of this week’s GOP presidential debate, went a long way toward cementing her claim as Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare, as she looked to solidify her status as a top contender for the party’s nomination and convince donors and primary voters to give her a serious look.” – Washington Times

LOUISIANA

Contenders to be Louisiana’s next lieutenant governor gathered Thursday in Drusilla Place’s Bayou Room for a relatively tame candidate forum — save for a heated interaction between Democratic East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Melvin ‘Kip’ Holden and Republican state Sen. Elbert Guillory.” – LSU Reveille

“Convicted former state Senator Derrick Shepherd is not deterred in his fight to invalidate the constitutional amendment that could kick him off the October ballot.” – Fox 8 Live

Slain Shreveport police officer Thomas LaValley’s department-issued weapon is still missing. The reward that started off at $3,000 has been raised to $5,000.” – KSLA.com

“The third round of layoffs in an approximately three-year span started at the NOLA publishing group Thursday, according to sources.” – WWLTV.com

“A smaller version of the downtown River Center Branch Library will operate out of the old Kress Building on 3rd Street while the new, modern library is being constructed.” – The Advocate Blogs

“The owner of the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum in rural north Louisiana says a leaky roof may force him to move elsewhere — possibly his hometown of Atlanta.” – NOLA.com

How do you put a value on water? It’s a question the state has to try to answer if it wants to conserve and sustainably leverage its water resources for the foreseeable future. But that won’t be easy.” – Business Report

“It was a long debate. “The Sound of Music” with Julie Andrews clocked in at three hours. The CNN debate in Simi Valley, Calif., ran longer than that. It became an endurance contest between a lot of politicians used to East Coast time. By the time they were done, it was after 11 p.m.” – Erick Erickson/NOLA.com

“When they start naming the games, you know they’re pretty special. Here’s a look at five of the most memorable games in the LSU-Auburn rivalry:” – Tiger Tracks

“All summer long, we’ve listed the best players in New Orleans Saints history to wear every number, 00-99.” – KPEL965.com



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