The Low Popahirum, February 11, 2016

NATIONAL

“In South Carolina, a ‘viper’s nest’ awaits, especially on the GOP side.” – Politico

“After decades of searching, scientists announced Thursday that they have detected gravitational waves which are ripples in the fabric of space-time that were predicted by Einstein.” – Fox News

There’s a very simple and obvious reason for Hillary’s struggles on the campaign trail this year: she’s a terrible candidate.” – Red State

Most women said they are opposed to having to register for the draft in a new Rasmussen Reports poll.” – The Hill

“What would the current crop of presidential hopefuls look like after serving two terms in the most powerful office in the world?” – OnPolitics.USAToday.com

“The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party’s presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention.” – BigStory.AP.com

“Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, coming off a fifth place finish in New Hampshire’s Republican primary contest, slammed Ted Cruz for the rival campaign’s deception of voters during last week’s Iowa caucuses.” – CBSNews.com

On Monday, grassroots Republican favorite Donald Trump repeated the phrase when an audience member called Ted Cruz a ‘p—-.’ He came to this conclusion after determining that Cruz wasn’t sufficiently gung-ho about waterboarding possible terrorists. Asked to define conservatism at the last Republican debate, Trump stated, ‘I think it’s a person who doesn’t want to take overly risks. I think that’s a good thing.'” – DailyWire.com

“The Iranian-funded Islamic Human Rights Commission has nominated Breitbart News Network as one of the contenders for ‘Islamophobe of the Year’ in their annual display of navel-gazing. Their rationale appears to be Breitbart London’s reporting on the European migrant crisis and radical Islam.” – Breitbart

Atheist activists penned a letter to President Barack Obama on Feb. 4, imploring the commander in chief to ‘do something no American president has ever done: reach out to secular America.'” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

It’s almost unimaginable to think a seven-mile drive north of I-12 and the Livingston exit will take you to the home of where scientists have proven a 100-year-old scientific phenomenon.” – WBRZ.com

“The state Division of Administration just released its 2014 – 2015 Annual Report on Professional, Personal, Consulting and Social Services Contracts. A copy can be found here.” – Chad Rogers/The Dead Pelican

 

“Although the historic race for governor ended more than two months ago, GUMBO PAC still has some roux left in it. ” – TheIND.com

“One standard needed for voucher schools” – Lobservateur.com

“As Gov. John Bel Edwards struggles to stabilize Louisiana’s finances, the troubles mirror the deep budget difficulties the state faced 28 years ago.” – KNOE.com

“Imagine entering a spaceship-like terminal on Loyola Avenue and Poydras Street, boarding a futuristic bullet train suspended high above the street, and relaxing in sleek comfort as you speed to the airport in 14 minutes.” – NOLA.com

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is giving state lawmakers a chance to repeal legislation that was key to passing the current budget but that many agree makes little sense in practice.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

The Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference Wednesday predicted the state’s shortfalls are greater than anticipated, a scenario that was called the start of a new Louisiana recession and prompted LSU President F. King Alexander to warn that schools would be forced to close by April 30.” – LSUNow.com

“For many musicians, getting a jump start on their talent is one of the keys to success. One local band now has a pint-sized performer who’s a second-grader by day and a rock star by night.” – Fox8Live.com

“Late Wednesday night Mike Waguespack announced that he was resigning as the sheriff of Assumption Parish.” – WDSU.com

 

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