The Low Popahirum, February 19, 2016


Picking a progressive in the mold of Justice William Brennan is ‘not going to happen.‘ the vice president says in a wide-ranging interview.”  – Politico

U.S. warplanes carried out airstrikes Friday that targeted an ISIS base and a senior militant believed to be behind two deadly attacks against Western tourists in Tunisia last year.” – Fox News

Anderson Cooper interviews Donald Trump on a CNN candidate town hall.” – Red State

Pope Francis is not known for speaking clearly in the way that his immediate two predecessors did.” – The Federalist

“Vice President Joe Biden says President Obama should put forth a relatively non-ideological nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia — someone in the mold of Justice Anthony Kennedy or retired Justice David Souter, as opposed to a liberal icon in the footsteps of former Justice William Brennan.” – Washington Post

Marco Rubio suggested Thursday that he would end parts of President Barack Obama’s deferred action program for undocumented immigrants on his first day in office, an apparent break from previous statements and inviting attacks from more hardline rivals.” –

“Appointed by President Ronald Reagan and unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 1986, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was a towering figurewhose sharp wit and formidable intellect were rivaled only by a decades-long fidelity to our founding document and an enduring commitment to the rule of law. His death stands as a tragic loss for our country. Finding the right person to take the seat he occupied will clearly be a monumental task.” – Washington Post

“‘People would love to get Jeb all the way … that’s not realistic,’ one big-dollar supporter says.” – Politico

“Donald Trump argued tonight that Pope Francis’s comments about his stance on immigration were ‘misinterpreted’ and based on incomplete information.” – The Blaze

“GOP front runner Donald Trump tells Breitbart executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon that Germany’s Angela Merkel is ‘a catastrophic leader’ and that ‘she’ll be out if they don’t have a revolution.’” – Breitbart


This is the first in a five-part series looking at the governor’s tax plan, including the cuts and tax increases he has proposed. This part looks at proposals to change the income tax.” –

State lawmakers are taking a look at the hundreds of attorneys employed by state government as they try to deal with a $1 billion mid-year deficit.” –

Louisiana’s taxes on business are supposed to help government provide its many services.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

About 100 LSU students gathered at the iconic Memorial Tower on Thursday to rally against the potential cuts to higher education expected to be dealt by the state Legislature in the coming weeks.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“It’s soccer time for a junior league in Gretna and Debbie Weil has come to see her grandson.” –

“A young man had an idea one night while watching a documentary in which a woman was being told what would happen during a mastectomy and reconstruction. He wondered if there could be a skin graft that would make her look completely natural again.” –

“A Baton Rouge family is searching for answers after suffering the loss of a mother and her unborn child.” –

A Louisiana police captain has sent out a blunt message for members of a local street gang.” – DailyMail

“Don’t expect Karen Mainieri to be in her seat for the national anthem.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Unquestionably, so far, the most controversial issue coming out of the Louisiana’s extraordinary special session so far has been the fate of higher education and the state’s brand new governor, Jon Bel Edwards’ comment regarding university football possibly being shuttered next year due to major budget woes.” – Bayou Buzz
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