The Low Popahirum, September 30, 2015

NATIONAL

“Donald Trump has found his kind of Christians.” – Politico

“Planned Parenthood President, Cecile Richards testified before the Government Oversight & Reform Committee yesterday. It was a golden opportunity for the GOP to shine a light on Planned Parenthood and some of the abhorrent practices they engage in.” – Red State

“Denied A Stay Of Execution, Georgia Executes First Woman In Seven Decades” – Town Hall

“For the past week, Jeb Bush’s campaign advisers have been using a new data point to convince nervous donors that he’s still the candidate to beat: Bush’s lead in the political prediction markets.” – Hot Air

“Russian warplanes began bombarding Syrian opposition targets in the war-torn nation’s north Wednesday, following a terse meeting at which a Russian general asked Pentagon officials to clear out of Syrian air space and was rebuffed, Fox News has learned.” – Fox News

“‘Girls’ creator Lena Dunham, who earlier this year admitted she fictionalized details in a memoir about her alleged rapist and allowed an innocent man to remain under suspicion, has fled from Twitter claiming ‘It really, truly wasn’t a safe space for me.'” – Breitbart

“A receptionist for the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C., confirmed to TheBlaze Wednesday that Pope Francis met with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis during his visit to the United States last week.” – The Blaze

“With President Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal just recently complete, ISIS is planning a ‘nuclear tsunami’ against the west.” – Conservative Daily News

“While still working at the State Department, Hillary Rodham Clintonconfidante Huma Abedin was paid by the private consulting firm Teneo Holdings to help stage a star-studded reception that included her boss’ husband, Bill Clinton, along with George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as speakers just days after the Benghazi tragedy, The Washington Times has learned.” – Washington Times

A South Carolina police officer was killed while responding to reports of a suspicious person at a suburban South Carolina mall Wednesday morning.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

Louisiana officials have issued an arrest warrant for a convicted killer they say was accidentally released from prison last week.” – Fox News

Joaquin was upgraded to hurricane status this morning as the system churns near the Bahamas. Winds are now up to 75mph with higher gusts. Hurricane Warnings were issued overnight for the central Bahama Islands, and Hurricane Watches have been hoisted for the northern Bahamas.” – KATC.com

A trial date of March 1 has been set for the man charged in the April shooting a St. Charles Parish deputy sheriff in a school traffic zone.” – WWL.com

A New Orleans startup airline focused on regional connections in the South will launch daily flights to Memphis, Little Rock and Shreveport in November from Louis Armstrong International Airport, officials said Tuesday (Sept. 29).” – NOLA.com

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is on a seven-stop tour, holding forums that take a deep dive into a half century of Louisiana politics.” – Red River Radio

State Rep. John Bel Edwards gave strong support for expanding health care to the working poorin Louisiana, while Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne offered his cautious backing, at a gubernatorial forum in New Orleans Tuesday night.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“There is an old joke that goes, ‘As long as there are tests, there will be prayers in school’ but this is not a laughing matter. It appears to be a battle over an innocent request by a student organization and the United States Supreme Court.” – KPEL965.com

Put this one under ‘the good ol’ boy network’ in Louisiana politics.  It seems that Stewart Cathey, a veteran of the United States armed services, was arrested last week for an unpaid seatbelt violation.  However, the kicker in this story is that Cathey, who inadvertently overlooked the ticket while preparing for deployment to Afghanistan, was willing to pay the fines and fees associated with the ticket, but was ordered to jail by Judge Tammy D. Lee.  Could this possibly be politically motivated?  Well, Cathey’s opponent in this race is none other than recent Republican Party switch, Jim ‘Big Lake’ Fannin, who is running to succeed Bob Kostelka.” – Cajun Conservatism

“Federal officials admitted for the first time Monday that the collapse of the largest and most costly of nearly two dozen Obamacare-funded health insurance co-ops may not be the program’s last failure.” – The Daily Caller

“Used to be a great college player was just that. A great college player. For three, or four years, depending on the era.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate



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