The Low Popahirum, February 29, 2016

NATIONAL

“The 2016 contender is under fire for tactics tied to Jeff Roe.” – Politico

Chris Rock addressed Hollywood’s diversity controversy and Leonardo DiCaprio and ‘Spotlight’ took home two of the biggest awards at Sunday night’s 88thAcademy Awards.” – Fox News

“As some economists and Wall Street traders began to sense danger ahead of the crippling housing market collapse of 2008, Donald Trump waved away the worries and offered a concrete expression of confidence in the industry.” – Red State

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough called Donald Trump’s inability to disavow former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke and white supremacist group support ‘disqualifying’ Monday morning.” – FreeBeacon.com

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are poised to lead the nation’s two major parties in this fall’s presidential election, with a new nationwide CNN/ORC poll finding each well ahead of their closest competitors just as the race expands to a national stage.” – CNN.com

“I spent Friday’s radio show explaining to incredulous guests that of course I’d support Donald Trump if he is the GOP nominee.” – Washington Examiner

When uttered by a man, the words ‘will you marry me’ serve to signal a tradition that is both widely accepted and ages old. Having the same spoken by a woman however — except in a leap year like 2016, when an old Irish tradition of having the woman ask is known to emerge — are still surprisingly rare.” – NY Times

It’s commonplace to declare Donald Trump the front-runner in all or nearly all of the Super Tuesday states. But we don’t really know that. The polling from many of those states is scant, out of date, or nonexistent, making it impossible to say with any certainty who is leading.” – Washington Examiner

Several months ago, readers began peppering me and other writers at Hot Air about which Republican candidate we would support in the primaries. For my part, I have learned to wait until the vote takes place. Candidates drop out or make themselves unpalatable over the arc of a primary season, and this has been especially true for this cycle. The GOP boom in two-term governors turned out to be mostly a bust; Scott Walker’s lack of traction turned out to be one of the bigger disappointments of 2015. At various points, however, I have promised to disclose my choice when Minnesota holds its caucuses.” – Hot Air

The president of Oberlin College in Ohio said that his institution ‘respects’ the right of professors to express their views following the revelation that one of his faculty members placed anti-Semitic posts and 9/11 conspiracy theories on social media, and even claimed that the Islamic State group is not a jihadist terrorist group but rather a CIA and Mossad operation.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

Donald Trump is stepping back from comments he made over the weekend when he claimed to know nothing about former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke, saying that he couldn’t hear the questions clearly.” – NOLA.com

“The Louisiana State Senate approved two measures Sunday to generate revenue for this year’s budget.” – Fox8Live.com

“It’s funny, sure, but some LSU Film and Media Arts students also hope their parody of the Oscar-nominated ‘The Revenant’ helps spread a message about the importance of funding for the school’s film program.” – NOLA.com

Flying away from its huge nest atop a cypress tree, the eagle swooped down, snagged a small fish from the cold water of Flat Lake, then brought breakfast back to its noisy, hungry babies.” – The Baton Rouge Advcoate

“New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu became the latest politician on Tuesday to take aim at embattled Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has been denounced by political leaders across the country for proposing a ban on all Muslim arrivals.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“As victims of the tornado in LaPlace begin the long rebuilding process some are pausing to wonder about the catholic church that was sitting in the path of the tornado, but was almost totally undamaged. Some are calling Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church ‘the miracle church.’” – WWLTV.com

“A Lake Arthur retired farmer will be turning 100 March 5, 2016.” – KATC.com

“Gov. John Bel Edwards on Saturday denounced former Gov. Bobby Jindal and what he called a ‘not serious’ spending cut plan approved last week by the House of Representatives.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ came out on top — or perhaps the bottom — at this year’s Razzies.” – NOLA.com

Even though the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on Feb. 9 halting enforcement of a federal rule to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, Louisiana’s Department of Environmental Quality is moving ahead with developing plans to implement it.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

 

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