The Low Popahirum, March 16, 2016


“The nomination sets up a fierce confirmation fight with Senate Republicans.” – Politico

Donald Trump revved his already surging momentum with a big string of primary victories Tuesday night, narrowing the field as he expanded his delegate lead – while still facing a challenge from the two remaining competitors.” – Fox News

“With the passing of Super Tuesday II, Ohio Governor John Kasich finally notched his first victory in thirty tries by winning his home state of Ohio. Kasich’s margin over Donald Trump was two-thirds of the seventeen-point victory Senator Ted Cruz managed in his home state of Texas. Largely consistent with an Opportunity Ohio poll done on March 9-10, Kasich finished with 47%, Trump with 36%, Cruz with 13%, and Senator Marco Rubio with 3 percent.” – Red State

Rubio’s overconfident team refused to invest. Voters returned the favor.” – Politico

‘If he changes his mind, we will be there,‘ John Weaver, a strategist on John Kasich’s presidential campaign, says of March 21 GOP presidential debate.” – Bloomberg

“When historians tell the story of the 2016 election, they may choose to break down the Republican race into a succession of fleeting moments or moods — each of them expressing a wish for Donald Trump to disappear.” –

“Rush Limbaugh predicted today that if the Republican party successfully robs either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz of the nomination, Jeb Bush will end up being the GOP nominee.” –

“Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, has been trying to yoke congressional Republicans with Donald J. Trump for weeks. In the aftermath of Tuesday night’s voting, he intends to make his campaign official on Wednesday in a speech to the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, blaming Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, and the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, for some of Mr. Trump’s rise.” – NY Times

“Republican senators said that Cruz must return to Capitol Hill and make the case directly to his colleagues to help ease long-festering tensions. And a large number of Republicans said the fence-mending starts with this: Apologizing to McConnell for calling him a liar last year on the floor of the Senate.” – Hot Air

“Sen. Marco Rubio dropped out of the 2016 race Tuesday night, Gov. John Kasich won his home state — and Donald Trump won everything else on Super Tuesday 3.” – The Blaze


“‘It’s lost, everything is lost from house from the refrigerator everything my washer and dryer,’ says Rosie Green who lives Tanglewood, where a couple of feet of water got into people’s homes.” –

“If you care at all about minimum wage, sick leave, abortion, LGBT Rights, the use of monkeys as service animals, designation of an official state butterfly, marijuana use, or criminal history on job applications, then you need to pay close attention to some of the bills being considered for the upcoming Louisiana Legislative session. More than 1,200 bills were already filed by the March 4 deadline, and some are below.Be sure to check out some of the other extremely controversial bills outlined by our friends at the Gambit.” –

“Both the Louisiana and Texas DOTDs are monitoring the situation and will provide updates.” –

“Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry moved Tuesday to take over lawsuits filed by three parishes that claim oil and gas activities have damaged coastal wetlands.” –

“After making Medicaid expansion central to his campaign in the fall, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan for growing the health care program is beginning to take shape — even as some state lawmakers remain wary of embracing a key component of the federal Affordable Care Act.” –The Baton Rouge Advocate

“As floodwaters began to recede Tuesday in the Amite River Basin and waterways farther east, officials in Livingston Parish said at least 379 homes were flooded across low-lying swaths on the eastern and western fringes of that parish, with the number likely to rise as more reports arrive.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

Those with flood damage are encouraged to register for FEMA assistance even if their parishes have not been declared disaster areas.” –

It was a stressful time for lawmakers in the latest Louisiana Special Session. There were certainly differences of opinion between those who wanted to raise taxes to try to solve the state’s budget problems and those who strictly wanted to cut government spending to do so.” –

Louisiana will know more about how big its remaining budget shortfall is and how many more cuts need to be made on Wednesday (March 16), after a state panel that oversees Louisiana’s revenue estimates meets in the morning.” –

“WDSU can confirm that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a police department in that parish.” –

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