The Low Popahirum, November 5, 2015

NATIONAL

“A week ago Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi marshaled the votes to pass a sweeping budget deal that was overwhelmingly opposed by the party actually running the House. Fresh off that win, she hopscotched across the country to rake in $1.5 million for her party at a series of fundraisers.” – Politico

As authorities worked to establish a motive for the 18-year-old college freshman who stabbed four people on a California campus Wednesday, more disturbing details emerged about the attacker.” – Fox News

So apparently the man is trying to run for President, after all: “After calling for an end to the federal prohibition of marijuana last week, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders introduced a bill Wednesday to remove marijuana from the federal government’s list of Schedule I drugs.” As the Buzzfeed article notes, this varies from previous medical marijuana Senate bills in that it would leave in-state marijuana use legality up to the individual states; you still couldn’t sell it across state lines, but it would get the feds out of the business of Colorado marijuana sales. Although ‘would’ might be the wrong word to use; I’m not sure that English has a word that can convey the utter impossibility of this legislation ever making it to Barack Obama’s desk for him to veto. Which is a shame.” – Red State

“Jeb Bush told NBC News on Thursday that his father, former President George H.W. Bush, was attempting to “create a different narrative” by heaping criticism on former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for their outsized influence in the White House.” – NBC News

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday that he’s spoken with casino magnate and GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, but that he doesn’t want his money.” – Washington Times

The Pentagon was tipped off in 2011 by a longtime Army contractor that Russian computer programmers were helping to write computer software for sensitive U.S. military communications systems, setting in motion a four-year federal investigation that ended this week with a multimillion-dollar fine against two firms involved in the work.” – The Daily Beast

When Donald comes across a poll he doesn’t like, he gets weird and he does these sorts of strange things and that’s fine – that’s the sort of campaign he wants to run and he’s entitled to it,” Mr. Rubio said at a news conference Wednesday in Goffstown, N.H.” – Hot Air

In what is being hailed as the first victory for new House Speaker Paul Ryan, the lower chamber has just passed a highway funding bill – the first in over a decade.” – Town Hall

“GOP frontrunner Donald Trump says he could have raised $500 million if he chose to condone Super PACs supporting his campaign. In a Thursday interview on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM patriot channel 125, Trump called Super PACs a ‘scam’ that controls candidates.” – Breitbart

Republican presidential contender Ben Carson turned to Facebook Wednesday night to address concerns from those who complain he doesn’t have enough political experience to be commander-in-chief.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

“Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, one of three Republican opponents of Democrat John Bel Edwards in the governor’s race primary, crossed party lines Thursday (Nov. 5) to endorse Edwards over Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter.” – NOLA.com

The clock is ticking and as we inch closer to election day, the battle for the 12th district senate seat is a race of mounting concern to THE DEAD PELICAN.” – Chad Rogers/The Dead Pelican

 

“A federal judge has sentenced a businessman to three years of probation for orchestrating a kickback scheme involving government funds supposed to be used for cleaning up New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.” – WWL.com

“As the most contested race we’ve seen in Louisiana since the 1991 Duke/Edwards ticket winds down, Democratic State Rep. John Bel Edwards sees poll numbers increase by the day. Edwards’ has ran a very effective campaign. But in a dark red state, how can someone so far left lead in poll after poll?” – Richard Simmerman

“Photos: Flooding in lower Jefferson, St. Tammany” – WWLTV.com

Brandon Harris showed he can go hero and rescue people from floods. Can he help rescue LSU from its four-game losing streak to Alabama Saturday?” – NOLA.com

“Since he first voted in 1966, Michael Tudor has voted for the Republican candidate for governor in every election but one.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

Residents of one Lafayette subdivision are fed up with the amount of traffic passing through their neighborhood. Others says it’s a public road with public access for a reason.” – KLFY.com

“As a small business owner and lawmaker, I’ve worked for years in the State House to foster job creation, generate economic development, encourage innovation, and empower entrepreneurs and job creators.  It’s not always easy. Often times, my liberal colleague turned gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards is in the way.” – Campaign

Will Clapp has heard the stories. His veteran teammates, the guys who have been through this game before, have told him what it’ll be like.” – The Advocate

 



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