The Low Popahirum, November 17, 2015

NATIONAL

Income inequality is the most pressing economic concern for Democrats, while Republicans are focused on growth, even over traditionally conservative priorities like deficit reduction.” – Politico

“After successfully launching Breitbart London in 2014, the Breitbart News Network continues its international expansion with the launch of a new content vertical and bureau in Jerusalem, Israel. Breitbart Jerusalem will produce daily, hard-hitting exclusive news and features related to Israel and will also cover Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and beyond. The bureau will be led by veteran Middle East correspondent Aaron Klein, an Israel-based American reporter, weekend talk radio host and New York Times bestselling author.” – Breitbart

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) introduced a resolution Monday calling on President Barack Obama to invoke Article Five of the North Atlantic Treaty as a response to the Paris terror attacks.” – The Blaze

“Ever since Hillary Clinton announced her run for the presidency concerns have been raised in many quarters, by people of all political persuasions, that she was simply too old to hold the office if she was elected. Hillary, if elected, would be the second oldest person to win the office after Ronald Reagan. But where Reagan was very active throughout his life, Hillary is a different story.” – Red State

“The terrorist attacks in Paris last week have renewed criticism of President Obama for his strategy in fighting the Islamic State. But a New York Times/CBS News poll released just before the attacks found that Americans were already unhappy with the president’s approach to the radical Islamist group, also known as ISIS or ISIL.” – New York Times

“For many American Christians, the Paris attacks have revealed a conflict between two priorities: The cause of persecuted Middle Eastern Christians and a hard line on security.” – Washington Post

“At about the same time President Obama began a long, defensive appearance before reporters questioning his handling of the war against the Islamic State, the Pentagon announced Monday that American warplanes had struck a group of Islamic State trucks involved in the oil-smuggling business that brings the terrorist organization hundreds of millions of dollars a year.” – Washington Examiner

The gloves are certainly coming off in the GOP primary with just over 2 months to go before the Iowa caucuses. Senators Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 93%Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 89% and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% have often been aligned in the Senate, focusing their attention on President Barack Obama. For the most part during the GOP primary race, the trio have largely directed their attacks on Hillary Clinton.” – Red State

Donald Trump said Monday he is capable of turning on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in their competition for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination.” – The Hill

“A rendition of ‘Great Is My Faithfulness’ performed on ‘The Voice’ Monday night prompted an immediate standing ovation from the audience and jumped to the number two song on the iTunes chart within an hour.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

When I first met Jeff Landry in 2011, I thought I was just going to meet another member of Congress. Boy was I wrong.” – Breitbart

It was fireworks in the final gubernatorial debate, which was broadcasted statewide by Nexstar, as Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter and Democrat State Representative John Bel Edwards held little back Monday night. Neither did the live audience which was overheard cheering and sneering in the background at several points.” – WAFB.com

Most of us listen to the weather each day to get a feel for what we need to wear, or we take note because were are travelling.” – KPEL965.com

“Hours after discussing frustrations over how the federal government is handling Syrian refugees being placed in Louisiana and other states, the chief of the State Police showed off the Fusion Center where refugees would be monitored.” – WBRZ.com

Mayor-President Kip Holden on Monday blasted Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel for comments she posted about him on Facebook.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“About three months ago, Marksville Marshal Floyd Voinche’s office bought a pair of used Crown Victoria police cruisers, hired a few cops to work part-time and began patrolling the city’s streets like never before, writing citations and looking for speeding motorists.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“The two men running to be Louisiana’s next lieutenant governor met up at the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday.” – WAFB.com

Congress is coming under intense pressure to block the entry of Syrian refugees into the United States following the deadly terrorist assaults on ­Paris Friday evening.” – The Hill

Several U.S. governors are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states in the aftermath of the coordinated attacks in Paris, though immigration experts say under the Refugee Act of 1980 governors cannot legally block refugees from settling in their communities.” – North Jersey

The move most of New Orleans has been expecting for the better part of a year finally came Monday.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate



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