The Low Popahirum, March 14, 2016


“The GOP is fretting about Trump, but the Democrats’ likely standard-bearer could do just as much damage to her own party.” – Politico

New polls show Sen. Marco Rubio trailing Donald Trump badly in his home state of Florida – even dropping to third place behind Ted Cruz in one – while Ohio Gov. John Kasich, too, is locked in a dogfight with the Republican primary front-runner in his home state ahead of crucial primaries Tuesday.” – Fox News

“John Kasich likes to say that after he wins Ohio on Tuesday (which is by no means certain but which is looking increasingly likely), he’s going to go on and win the entire nomination. The main person who disagrees with John Kasich is math. In fact, it’s entirely possibly that John Kasich will be outright eliminated from contention for the nomination on Tuesday, even if he wins Ohio. Even if he isn’t mathematically eliminated, however, his elimination will be all but a formality.” – Red State

‘Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation,’ the reporter at the center of the controversy at the conservative site told BuzzFeed News, the week after Trump’s campaign manager allegedly grabbed her.” – BuzzFeed News

“German voters on Sunday appeared to send a message to Chancellor Angela Merkel: Close the door on migrants.” – Washington Post

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday rejected the possible calamitous effects a Donald Trump nomination could have on the Republican Party, arguing instead that the businessman and political newcomer may improve the chances of GOP House challengers in November.” –

“Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Sunday accused GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump of drastically changing national discourse for the worse.” –

Donald Trump sat down for another Fox News interview today and (surprise surprise) trashed Fox News for treating him ‘very poorly.'” – Mediate

John Kasich’s presidential campaign called on Marco Rubio to tell his supporters in Pennsylvania to drop a lawsuit that could keep the Ohio governor off the ballot for the state’s April 26 primary.” – Hot Air

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was confronted by a man who spent 39 years in jail for a murder he didn’t commit over her support for the death penalty at a Democratic presidential town hall on Sunday.” – The Blaze


“State lawmakers will be back at work as the 2016 regular legislative session begins.” –

FOX 8’s John Snell captured aerial video, Saturday, of flooded areas along Interstate 12 in both Tangipahoa and St. Tammany Parishes.” –

The Louisiana Legislature returns to Baton Rouge Monday — just days after the frenzied end to a heated special session on budget issues — and is expected to spend the next three months debating a variety of issues, including education, criminal justice and health care issues.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“While flood levels are breaking records across the state, some communities are currently experiencing severe flooding. Others are bracing for it.” –

“Five days after the special session ended, Louisiana lawmakers reconvene Monday for the 85-day regular session facing the same unappetizing choices on the budget that they ducked during the special session.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

Ben Simmons, your year layover in college is officially over. You now can move on and become the first player chosen in June’s NBA draft.” –

Historic flooding – What we know now” –

St. Tammany Parish Government Officials have moved their Emergency Operations to the Towers Building in Slidell, in advance of the expected crest of the Pearl River late Monday.” –

Louisiana leaders still aren’t sure how much of the state’s $900 million budget shortfall remains two days after the frantic, high-stakes conclusion of a special legislative session in which lawmakers attempted to bridge the gap.” – The Baton Rouge 

Torrential rains pounded northern Louisiana for a fourth day Friday, trapping several hundred people in their homes, leaving scores of roads impassable and causing widespread flooding.” – NY Post

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