The Low Popahirum, October 20, 2015

NATIONAL

“The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a Republican-backed bill that would crack down on so-called sanctuary cities by withholding funding to local governments that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials.” – Fox News

“Inside a sleek Denver condominium, George W. Bush let a hundred donors to his brother’s campaign in on a secret. Of all the rival Republican candidates, there is one who gets under the former president’s skin, whom he views as perhaps Jeb Bush’s most serious rival for the party’s nomination.” – Politico

“The Obama administration is moving to push illegal immigrant students to enroll in high school and college, announcing a list of rights Tuesday they said illegal immigrants are entitled to, and offering tips on how the students can apply for scholarships or financial aid.” – Washington Times

“What’s First – A.F. Branco political cartoon” – Conservative Daily News

I suppose it is a good thing that Juan Williams is still gainfully employed. He is sort of an object lesson that you don’t have to have either knowledge of or interest in what you are writing about in order to make a damned good living doing it.” –Red State

“Hillary Clinton has staked out her turf on the gun rights issue and clearly identified the NRA as the enemy. (In fact, I believe she listed the organization as one of the “enemies” she was most proud of having made, shortly behind the Republicans and half of the country.) We can expect a lot more of that over the next thirteen months, as well as forecasts of doom for gun rights organizations everywhere. One of those came out already this week, as UCLA law professor Adam Winkler took to the pages of the Washington Post to predict that not only would the National Rifle Organization fall, but it was inevitable.” – Hot Air

“Los Angeles County prosecutors announced late Monday that they will not file felony sexual assault charges against a Saudi prince arrested last month at a compound near Beverly Hills.” – Town Hall

“On Tuesday’s “New Day” on CNN, Republican presidential front-runner defended his response aimed at his GOP opponent former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), who had claimed in a debate earlier this month that the country was kept safe under former President George W. Bush.” – Breitbart

“A new study of the Shroud of Turin — the burial cloth thought by some to have held the body of Jesus Christ — has furthered analysis as to where the cloth might have originated and where it has been throughout history.” – The Blaze

“What sparked that? This latest Democrat polling highlighted by Jim Geraghty:” – Twitchy

LOUISIANA

“Say it ain’t so. Is it even possible, in a state with a political culture that lives in the imagination of the United States of America, that more voters than not are unplugging this election cycle? It certainly appears so, based on early voting figures from last week and turnout predictions for Oct. 24.” – La Politics

“Three of the candidates vying to be Louisiana’s s next governor squared off Monday night on everything from mental health services in the state to funding for higher education. The debate, moderated by FOX 8 anchor John Snell, was held at the governor’s mansion.” – Fox8Live

“With the peak of the annual hurricane seasonover, forecasters are both warning not to turn your back on the potential for tropical weather through season’s end on Nov. 30, while also looking forward to what’s gearing up to be a cooler, wetter winter than average.” – NOLA.com

“An LSU poll finds a majority of Louisianans believe the state is headed in the wrong direction.” – WWL.com

Two people walking Monday night in the Seventh Ward were held up at gunpoint, New Orleans police said.” – WDSU.com

Louisiana anglers overwhelmingly want to see management authority of red snapper and other Gulf fishes transferred to the five Gulf states, according to a survey conducted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and released Monday.” NOLA.com

“The math is harsh: The federal penalty for having no health insurance is set to jump to $695, and the Obama administration is being urged to highlight that cold fact in its new pitch for health law sign-ups.” – WAFB.com

“Washington – In an effort to elect more centrists to Congress, former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-New Orleans, is joining with other moderate ex-senators to raise money for candidates who share their political philosophy, USA Today reports.” – The Advocate Blogs

“A federal judge ordered Louisiana to continue providing Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics for 14 more days while a legal battle continues over Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent order to block the funding.” – WDSU.com

“One story points up the challenge that Louisiana faces as it begins a push to raise the bar for what students should know in the Common Core era.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

 



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