The Low Popahirum, October 26, 2015

NATIONAL

This closed-door summit for Jeb Bush’s richest donors was meant to be a pep rally, a reunion for loyalists eager to celebrate the family legacy with two former presidents.” – Politico

“Unnerved by a manhunt overlapping its bus routes, a rural Kentucky school district called off classes Monday as police searched for a man with a long criminal past accused of shooting and injuring a Tennessee officer and then firing at a state trooper in Kentucky.” – Fox News

The IRS is still holding up the nonprofit applications of tea party groups, including one that has been waiting nearly six years for approval, as conservatives panned the Justice Department’s announcement last week that it had cleared the tax agency, and former senior executive Lois G. Lerner, of any wrongdoing.” – Washington Times

“Under the Obama administration we’ve seen American foreign policy reduced to internet trolling. The State Department opposed Russian adventurism in Ukraine with a Twitter campaign:” – Red State

“A common critique of Donald Trump’s campaign is that the GOP frontrunner is big on promises, but short on specificity. A 21-year-old student confronted him about his missing policy proposals at a “Today Show” town hall Monday morning.” – Town Hall

“Hot dogs are considered one of the most American foods.” – USA Today

Tens of thousands of people with modest incomes are at risk of losing health insurance subsidies in January because they did not file income tax returns, federal officials and consumer advocates say.” – New York Times

“As Democrats look to make gun violence a core issue in the 2016 presidential campaign, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds wide agreement that gun violence is a problem but bitter and stark division on whether new gun laws should trump the constitutional right to gun ownership.” – Washington Post

A Christian baker who was found guilty of discrimination after declining to make a cake for a gay wedding is appealing to the Colorado Supreme Court, arguing that the government should not force him to communicate messages with which he disagrees.” – The Blaze

Governor Abbott wrote the tersely worded letter to Sheriff Valdez after her decision announced earlier this month to scale back on honoring immigration detainers sent to her jail by the federal government’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Her announcement was reported by Breitbart Texas on October 12.” – Breitbart

LOUISIANA

“The dust has barely settled from the primary election Saturday night and it’s already been kicked up again by the two men in the race for governor.” – WWL.com

“Vitter Passes on State Police Security Detail” – Chad Rogers/The Dead Pelican

 

“As predicted a constant barrage of wind and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Patricia rolled over southeast Louisiana Sunday, bringing tornado watches and warnings and power outages along the way.” – WWLTV.com

“U.S. Sen. David Vitter has announced a different approach to debating in the gubernatorial runoff than he took during the primary election.” – NOLA.com

The accident happened Monday morning just after 6 a.m. on LA 88 near New Horizon. Superintendent Dale Henderson says Bus 111 was heading to Anderson Middle School when it hit a patch of mud in the road and landed in the ditch with seven children on board. However, State Police claim that nine children were on the bus.” – KATC.com

“Drew Brees threw for 255 yards and one touchdown, Khiry Robinson ran for two scores and the New Orleans Saints held off the Indianapolis Colts’ late comeback try for a 27-21 victory Sunday.” – Fox8Live

Voters backed another 10 years of dedicated tax dollars Saturday for East Baton Rouge Parish libraries, which make up one of the largest and most well-funded systems in the state.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

Authorities said a portion of Louisiana Highway 1 remained closed Monday morning (Oct. 26) because of flooding. Officials did not provide a timeline for when the road will reopen.” – NOLA.com

“Police in a New Orleans suburb say rain and speed contributed to a fatal wreck as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia swept across Louisiana and south Mississippi.” – WWL.com

“The Legislative Auditor’s Office said Monday they are considering this week whether they’ll open an investigation into spending of public dollars on a government credit card by the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s Office.” – The Advocate Blogs

 



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