The Low Popahirum, October 30, 2015

NATIONAL

The once respectful Democratic primary has devolved into a slugfest about gender, with Hillary Clinton surrogates expressing outrage over how Bernie Sanders is conducting his campaign – even calling for him to fire his staff over alleged sexist remarks.” – Politico

“A German-born rapper who traded in the life of a MC for a life of terror with ISIS was killed earlier this month in a U.S. airstrike in Syria, multiple news outlets reported Thursday.” – Fox News

“In what can be viewed as a late homage to departing House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A%, the lower chamber has adopted anew a federally funded school voucher program for students in Washington, D.C., but the proposal is likely to run into a roadblock – the White House has made its opposition known.” – Red State

“For months, Republican donors viewed Marco Rubio as a growth stock. After his bull run in Wednesday’s debate, investors are buying.” –Politico

Last night’s GOP debate was a mess. The moderators were terrible — historically terrible. They were biased, they were unprepared, and they infuriatingly combined their incompetence with stereotypically liberal smirking and condescension. But even the best moderation can’t obscure a fundamental failing of the Republican field: There are simply too many candidates in the race. The sheer numbers dilute the conservative message, create an unprofessional atmosphere of on-stage chaos, and diminish the candidates as they’re often reduced to shouting for attention like students in an unruly classroom.” – National Review

“The general consensus is that the Republican debate hosted last night by CNBC was a train wreck.” – The Federalist

“The Clinton Foundation announced Thursday that it has raised more money since the start of this year than it had during the same period in 2014, pushing back against suggestions that the family’s global charity has been adversely affected by scrutiny associated with Hillary Clinton’s presidential run.” – Washington Post

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz came off the campaign trail to do their best to derail it, but the two-year budget deal easily passed in the Senate by an almost 2:1 margin. The 64-35 early-morning vote would have bested any filibuster in the end, and now waits for Barack Obama’s signature:” – Hot Air

“The Jeb Bush presidential campaign has failed to knock on a single door in Iowa so far during this election cycle.” – Breitbart

“The Ted Cruz campaign on Thursday announced it had raised $1.1 million in the 22 hours after the CNBC Republican presidential debate.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

“Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration has announced the size of last year’s budget deficit: $117 million.” – Washington Times

Republican Sen. David Vitter’s slim margin to win the second spot in last week’s Louisiana gubernatorial primary has sparked questions about whether he’ll be able to win after once holding favorite-son status.” –The Hill

A federal judge has issued an order extending protection of funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that serve an estimated 5,200 women in Louisiana.” – WAFB.com

“U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s spokesman Luke Bolar said the Republican campaign believes it’s unlikely Gov. Bobby Jindal would endorse him in the gubernatorial election.” – NOLA.com

For much of this week, we’ve heard about the NOPD’s difficulty with responding to 911 calls. Then late in the week, New Orleans officials asked its residents to do their Halloween trick-or-treating tonight instead of tomorrow, because of the potential threat of severe weather.” – WWL.com

“A Kenner gymnastics coach has been arrested on child porn charges.” – WGNO.com

“A straight-out-of-a-movie subplot to the heated Louisiana governor’s race just got a new, unexpected twist.” – Talking Points Memo

Weeding is the most onerous garden chore, and it never stops in Louisiana. Still, it pays big dividends to weed landscapes once a week throughout the year.” – NOLA.com

Do a majority of folks in Louisiana even care about who governs them in the coming years? You wouldn’t think so based on election turnout in last week’s gubernatorial election. Election officials had projected just under 50% turnout. As a former head of elections during my time as Secretary of State, I had projected a bit above 40%. The final total was a miserable 38.5%.” – Jim Brown La.

“You’ve seen Leonard Fournette bull over a 215-pound safety and then drag two linebackers 5 yards.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate



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