The Low Popahirum, October 27, 2015

NATIONAL

“Call it the Paul Ryan protection plan.” – Politico

“China’s Foreign Ministry reacted angrily Tuesday after a U.S. Navy ship passed within 12 nautical miles of disputed islands in the South China Sea late Monday in an apparent challenge to Beijing’s territorial claims in the region.” – Fox News

“I got an email from a conservative Hill staffer who is generally supportive of Trump yesterday in response to the Monday edition of the RedState Morning Briefing. The email said, verbatim, “Do you guys write anything but anti-Trump articles anymore?” I want to try to answer what I think this question was asking as honestly and without rancor as I can, and explain why I, in particular, keep coming back to the subject of Trump and the danger he poses.” – Red State

“Star Wars Episode VII, “The Force Awakens,” will be released in late December, and if we know one thing, it’s that fan reactions will almost certainly be polarized. Some will say it’s the best Star Wars movie yet; some will say George Lucas should be tried for war crimes at The Hague. Others will simply be glad that Jar Jar Binks doesn’t make an appearance (here’s to hoping, anyway).” – The Federalist

“By now, it must be obvious to almost everyone that the federal debt ceiling has outlived whatever usefulness it once had. It does not discipline government spending in any predictable way. On the contrary, it creates artificial crises with possibly calamitous economic consequences and — just as bad — discredits both political parties. Confidence suffers while the supposedly most powerful nation on Earth debates whether to pay all its bills. It’s time to end the debt ceiling.” – Washington Post

“A national restaurant organization is challenging New York’s move toward a $15-an-hour minimum wage for fast-food workers.” – Hot Air

“Last night, Hot Air editor-at-large Mary Katharine Ham sat down with Greta Van Susteren for the first time to talk about her late husband Jake Brewer. Jake was killed last month in an accident while biking to raise money for cancer. Over the weekend, an eight months pregnant Mary Katharine participated in the Marine Corps Marathon in his honor.” – Town Hall

“After more than a hundred days of leading in every national poll, a New York Times/CBS poll released Tuesday shows Dr. Ben Carson edging into a 26% to 22% national lead over Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. The margin of error is a high 6%. But in this same poll, the trend shows that Trump has lost -5 points, while Carson gained +5 points.” – Breitbart

“In two separate speeches over the past weekend, Hillary Clinton referenced a Bernie Sanders debate comment about ‘all the shouting in the world’ not having an effect on gun violence as sexist.” – The Blaze

“Journalist and author Max Blumenthal, son of Hillary Clinton pen-pal Sidney Blumenthal, is not happy with Walmart and Amazon over their decision to sell — gasp! — an Israeli solider-themed Halloween costume that he says promotes “occupation, militarism and the killing of innocent kids.” – Twitchy

LOUISIANA

“The landscape of politics has vastly changed since the last time the Louisiana’s governor’s race took place without an incumbent.” – WAFB.com

Congressional leaders and the White House reached a major deal Monday to avoid a potential fiscal calamity, but not before many Republicans were left fuming that their party leadership had given too much away to their Democratic adversaries.” – Fox 6 Now

“Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards and Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter are kicking their campaigns for governor into high gear after securing spots in the Nov. 21 runoff election.” – WDSU.com

Crews southeast of New Orleans worked feverishly to plug a breach in a 4-foot-high neighborhood levee before winds and high tides could push flood waters onto the main highway in Plaquemines Parish on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia caused problems throughout southeastern Louisiana.” – WWL.com

Congressional leaders and the White House reached a major deal Monday to avoid a potential fiscal calamity, but not before many Republicans were left fuming that their party leadership had given too much away to their Democratic adversaries.” – WGNO.com

Senator David Vitter says he’s raised $1 million dollars for his runoff race against John Bel Edwards.” – MyArkLaMiss.com

The primary election for Louisiana’s Gubernatorial election wrapped up on Saturday night with a result that seemed impossible just one year ago. Democratic State Rep. John Bel Edwards finished the primary with 39.9% of the vote, with former frontrunner Republican US Senator David Vitter limping in with only 23%. Republican Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle rallied to 19.%, while Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne brought up the rear with 14.9% of the vote.” – Medium.com

“When it comes to gathering support for major issues, Amy Schumer is at the cutting edge of influence. The actress and comic has more than 2 million Twitter followers, and nearly as many on Facebook and Instagram.” – Fox News

“The Shreveport man accused of fatally shooting a Shreveport police officer in August pleaded not guilty Monday morning to a charge of first degree murder.” – KSLA.com

“After scoring a touchdown to crawl within 34-20 of LSU with 13:04 left in the game, Western Kentucky executes a perfect onside kick, recovering near midfield.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate



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