The Low Popahirum, January 12, 2016

NATIONAL

“The last step toward making Alabama’s run of championships under Nick Saban the greatest in college football history was the toughest.” – Fox Sports

A 28-year-old Syrian national blew himself up in a popular tourist district of Istanbul Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and injuring at least 15 more, Turkish government officials said.” –Fox News

“Hillary Clinton’s former deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, is about to join Clinton in having her personal emails exposed to the world.” – Red State

“Donald Trump is actually right about something: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is not a natural-born citizen and therefore is not eligible to be president or vice president of the United States.” – Washington Post

“President Obama said in an interview aired Tuesday that he regrets how politically divided Congress and the country have become during his presidency, but he added America has been polarized in the past, citing the Civil War as his example.” – Free Beacon 

“Vice President Joe Biden is hoping Donald Trump does not become the next president, but he acknowledged it’s a possibility.” –Today.com

“With a ‘friend’ like Don­ald Trump, Ted Cruz may not need enemies.” – NationalJournal.com

“The United Nations has been grappling with so many sexual abuse allegations involving its peacekeepers that Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon recently called them ‘a cancer in our system.’” – Hot Air

Active shooter situations are usually quick and surprising — so just how prepared are concealed carry holders?” – The Blaze

The wheels are coming off the Hillary Clinton campaign. The White House is taking shots at her, the F.B.I. has expanded its investigation into her use of a private email server, she lost the endorsement of MoveOn.org, and now a self-avowed socialist is up 14 points against the Bungler of Benghazi in New Hampshire.” – Breitbart

LOUISIANA

“Five members of the state House of Representatives from Southwest Louisiana Monday helped their colleagues elect Rep. Taylor Barras, a New Iberia Republican, as a compromise choice for Speaker of the House.” – American Press

The success of the Clean Air Act and similar European laws in scrubbing the atmosphere of sulfate and other aerosol particles may have helped increase the sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean, resulting in a stronger Hurricane Katrina in 2005, a key climate researcher said Monday (Jan. 11).” – NOLA.com

“Lake Charles businessman and philanthropist Billy Navarre learned early the preciousness of life, his son told congregants Tuesday.” – KPLCTV.com

“Allegiant is offering one-way fares for as low as $39 from between New Orleans and Tampa.” – WWLTV.com

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz spoke at the Baton Rouge Marriot Monday to a packed house, preaching an anti-Washington establishment message that struck a chord with his audience.” – Chad Rogers/The Dead Pelican

 

“Saying he won’t be a ‘business-as-usual’ leader, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards took his oath of office Monday, promising to stabilize the budget and end cycles of financial crises that threaten public health services and colleges.” – TheIND.com

The LSU gymnastics team has moved into the top position in the national rankings for the seventh time in program history after the squad posted a 196.950 score in a win over Oklahoma.” – WBRZ.com

The threat of rising water and the potential for flooding in many Louisiana communities is being diminished across many of our state’s parishes thanks to the  men and women of the Louisiana National Guard. More than 300 of these citizen soldiers have been mobilized in five different parishes across our state to help in the construction of protective levees against rising water.” – KPEL.com

It  began today, downtown street parking is more expensive, with the parking meter rates doubling in the  CBD, French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny.” – WWL.com

Oil company BP is cutting some 4,000 jobs in exploration and production over the next two years amid sharp drops in the price of crude.” – NOLA.com



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