The Low Popahirum, November 18, 2015

NATIONAL

The political network helmed by Charles and David Koch has quietly built a secretive operation that conducts surveillance and intelligence gathering on its liberal opponents, viewing it as a key strategic tool in its efforts to reshape American public life.” – Politico

Seven terror suspects were arrested Wednesday morning and two others were killed, including a woman wearing a suicide vest who blew herself up, after police stormed a suburban Paris apartment targeting the alleged mastermind of last Friday’s massacre in the French capital.” – Fox News

President Obama has decided that he would like to allow more Syran refugees into the country. Generally speaking, I don’t disagree with this policy and I think that an administration with even basic competency could make sure that they aren’t, you know, bringing automatic weapons or grenades with them or anything. This is one of the benefits of not being connected to the Middle East via land.” – Red State

Faith-based groups, who play a key role in resettling refugees to the United States, say they are dismayed by the wave of anti-refugee fervor set off by the Paris terrorist attacks and are urging supporters to contact elected officials on behalf of victims of the Syrian civil war. ” – Politico

Donald Trump is holding on to his lead in the latest WBUR poll of likely voters in New Hampshire’s Republican presidential primary, while his closest rival, Dr. Ben Carson, appears to be fading.” – WBUR.com

“Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday panned the idea of favoring Christian refugees from Syria over Muslims, delivering a rebuttal to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a GOP presidential candidate.” – The Hill

“President Barack Obama said Tuesday in Manila that those who want to halt the acceptance of Syrian refugees are feeding “the ISIL narrative,” “fearful of widows” and “worried about three-year-old orphans.” – Daily Caller

A woman triggered a suicide blast Wednesday as more than 100 police and soldiers stormed an apartment in northern Paris, acting on tips that the suspected ringleader of last week’s bloodshed could be hiding in the tense French capital.” – Washington Post

The word ‘legitimacy’ hangs in the air like a rancid fart. Kerry smelled it instantly too and scrambled to rephrase, which is nice but doesn’t explain how he arrived at ‘legitimacy’ when grasping for the right term to capture his thought. I guess we’ll have to wonder.” – Hot Air

Gunfire was exchanged and explosions were heard early Wednesday morning in a Paris suburb as police conducted an anti-terror raid targeting Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind behind Friday’s terror attacks.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

“Donald Trump reacted Wednesday morning to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s decision to drop out of the presidential race, calling the Republican governor ‘a little nasty’ but ultimately a ‘nice guy.’” – CNN

The weather guessers guessed good yesterday. The timing on when the rain would start and where it might be the heaviest was an absolute forecast win for the National Weather Service and our friend in the Storm Team 3 Weather Lab at KATC.” – KPEL965.com

David Vitter and John Bel Edwards released campaign ads Tuesday denouncing Syrian refugees being relocated to Louisiana, and during both ads, the candidates attacked one another.” – Fox8Live.com

How different are they? Take quiz, see where John Bel Edwards, David Vitter stand on key issues.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

The name Candy the chimpanzee might bring back memories of trips to the now-closed Fun Fair Park or episodes of the old Buckskin Bill Show, but a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks to move her from her current home at Dixie Landin to a sanctuary where she can bond with other chimps.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

Gov. Bobby Jindal provided no favors to David Vitter’s gubernatorial campaign when he announced Tuesday that he is suspending his candidacy for president.” – The New Orleans Advoate

Republicans are turning a national debate over the resettlement of Syrian refugees into a point of attack against Democratic candidate John Bel Edwards in the Louisiana governor’s race.” – NOLA.com

Chairman Boustany Opening Statement: Learned from Welfare Reforms in Other Countries Remarks as Prepared for Delivery” – Chad Rogers/The Dead Pelican

 

Les Miles has survived a series of crises during his decade at LSU, each calling into question his worth in the opinions of its ambitious purple and gold masses as to whether he was truly the right man for the job.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

 



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