The Low Popahirum, October 6, 2015

NATIONAL

“Two weeks before Hillary Clinton’s high-stakes Capitol Hill testimony on Benghazi, Democrats are trying to discredit the GOP-led Benghazi investigation following Kevin McCarthy’s boast that the panel was hurting the Democratic front-runner’s campaign.” – Politico

Bill Clinton’s administration gathered enough evidence to send a top-secret communique accusing Iran of facilitating the deadly 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist bombing, but suppressed that information from the American public and some elements of U.S. intelligence for fear it would lead to an outcry for reprisal, according to documents and interviews.” – Washington Times

ISIS intelligence assessments have been modified to use measures such as the number of sorties and body counts, something that has not been widely used since Vietnam, to paint a more positive picture of the progress made by the U.S. government strategy, according to sources familiar with allegations made by analysts at Central Command (CENTCOM.)” – Fox News

“It’s another election cycle, and, as sure as you know you’ll see saccharine campaign ads, you can always count on another thing: cries from the Left regarding voter identification. The 2016 campaign season is no different, not that you’d expect it. It’s difficult to remember any recent election that didn’t have underlying drama from a never-ending discussion about just what is and isn’t fair for voters. But we do live in a time when everything is offensive and disenfranchisement is lurking in every corner. Or something.” – Red State

“When he’s right, he’s right.” – Hot Air

“Socialism is a failed ideology. It was the avant-garde approach to how to do government in the Twentieth Century. The Soviet Union was the flagship petri dish that conquered, infiltrated or ingratiated themselves with many other nations to establish them as additional petri dishes (Hello, Cuba). We certainly now have a large enough, long enough sample set – and the results are in. The system is contaminated – Socialism does not work.” – Town Hall

“Watching CNBC and reading economist blogs like ZeroHedge render a certain perspective on the American economy – I’ve decided to give mine.” – Conservative Daily News

“Have any suspected members of the Islamic State terrorist group ever been apprehended on the Texas-Mexico border?” – The Blaze

“The latest on the deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon (all times local):” – Breitbart

“California Gov. Jerry Brown ‘cleverly’ called the End of Life Option Act ‘a matter of life and death’ today as he signed the right-to-die legislation into law.” – Twitchy

LOUISIANA

“The Lafayette Police Department will soon have an extra pair of eyes in high crime areas.” – KATC.com

“The Louisiana Digital Media Archive this month is highlighting more than 35 years of Louisiana Public Broadcasting material involving the state’s governors, including gubernatorial debates that the network has hosted since 1979. If Louisiana’s colorful political history is your thing, you can watch Edwin Edwards debate David Duke in 1991, see Gov. Bobby Jindal face off with Kathleen Blanco and catch Mike Foster on a huge panel that includes some of Louisiana’s political luminaries.” – NOLA.com

“Nine months after taking office in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, was back in the Capital City — this time, to talk to constituents on LSU’s campus.” – LSU Reveille

“A new NBC/Marist poll on the presidential race in Iowa shows Governor Bobby Jindal now has 6-percent of the vote.  That’s a two-percent increase from their previous poll.” – Louisiana Radio Network

“The body of a man who fell off a boat while fishing in the Old River area of Cameron Parish has been recovered.” – KPLCTV.com

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is responding to our exclusive KTVE/KARD & JMC Analytics poll that puts him in last place among the top gubernatorial candidates.” – MyArkLaMiss

“A campaign battle for Louisiana state representative is stretching across parish lines.” –WAFB.com

The state is losing millions of dollars, according to the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera, because a billing system used for community-based health services isn’t working as it should. Purpera says this is a problem that’s been pointed out to the Department of Health and Hospitals in past years.” – KTBS.com

“In a corner of the lobby in the LSU football practice facility, there’s a charging mannequin decked out in an Odell Beckham Jr. jersey.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate



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