The Low Popahirum, March 2, 2016

NATIONAL

Republicans in close races fear their party’s new standard-bearer will wipe them out in November.” – Politico

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton each scored a string of impressive primary victories Tuesday night that sent an emphatic message to voters and their respective political rivals that the primary season might be all but over, and the race for the White House is on — though Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, with victories in delegate-rich Texas and in Oklahoma and Alaska, is far from conceding anything.” – Fox News

“…for Ted Cruz. Alaska has an open caucus, but Ted Cruz still picked up 36.4% of the vote to Donald Trump’s 33.5% and Marco Rubio’s 15.1%. Looks like the metro areas came in for Cruz enough to compensate for Trump’s (and, oddly in one place, Ben Carson’s) wins in the rest of the state.  That brings the final total to: 7 Trump, 3 Cruz, 1 Rubio.  If you took Vegas odds on the number of Donald Trump’s wins last night, I regret to inform you that you lost your money.” – Red State

“A high-profile endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin couldn’t deliver this state for Donald Trump as Ted Cruz won the Alaska Republican presidential preference poll.”  – Washington Times

A terrorist attack might seem like one of the least predictable of events. Terrorists work in small, isolated cells, often using simple weapons and striking at random. Indeed, the element of unpredictability is part of what makes terrorists so scary – you never know when or where they will strike.” – Washington Post

The race for the Republican nomination is going to the convention. It must sound strange to hear that — given that this perennial contingency never gets past political-nerd fan fiction. It certainly feels strange to write it. But that’s where we’re headed. While the networks will quickly declare Trump the winner tonight in most (if not all) Super Tuesday states, the math is plain to see. At the current trajectory, no one — not Trump, not Rubio, not Cruz — will secure the necessary delegates to win the nomination outright. Nor, given the calculus, does anyone have any incentive to drop out. The very Mexican standoff that has enabled Trump thus far is likely to trigger a convention-floor failsafe. Somewhere John Nash is smiling.” – National Review

Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd revealed sources have told him at least one incumbent Republican Senator may publicly endorse Hillary Clinton for president if Trump cements his lead as the party’s presidential frontrunner.” – RealClearPolitics.com

“With a one-way ticket home to Iraq in his hands and seven months’ worth of frustration over intransigent German bureaucracy in his heart, Gazwan Abdulhasen Abdulla gave up on his dreams of a better life in Europe.” – La Times

“‘He does have a point, maybe it shouldn’t be driven by political deadlines so that the results of the review that the State Department is responsible for come out after the election but maybe it should be driven by wanting to get it out before the election. In fact, as soon as possible. Can you commit to getting the results of this review into the top secret into the classified the one that he’s talking about before there is a general election in this country.'” – Hot Air

A 65-year-old man was walking with his wife on a Philadelphia street just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when they were approached by two men, 21 and 20, and an argument ensued.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

Geymann For Congress Official Announcement” – Vimeo.com

“If multiple candidates win different races Tuesday, the results in Louisiana this Saturday will be important, which is why two Republican contenders will visit the state in the coming days.” – WAFB.com

Jake the tapman Tapper made Marco Rubio explain how he wasn’t in denial about winning this primary election after a pretty bad showing in the Super Tuesday states.” – The Right Scoop

Tempers flared Friday along Highway 21 in the Washington Parish town of Angie when a black property owner found someone selling Confederate flags and white supremacist merchandise on his land.” – WDSU.com

Apparently Trump went off-the-record with the NY Times in January, according to Buzzfeed, who has been made aware there’s an audio recording and transcript of this meeting.” – The Right Scoop

Taxes, another special session, cuts, no hokus pokus, TOPS, two billion dollar deficit–all of these were topics of discussion as Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’s Commissioner of Division of Administration, Jay Dardenne, was a guest on Jeff Crouere’s Ringside politics program today.” – BayouBuzz.com

Surveillance video captured a FedEx driver’s incredible brush with death as severe weather hit Louisiana last week.” – Fox17Online.com

Did you happen to see the Skittles ‘The Portrait’ commercial during Super Bowl 50? If you didn’t, watch the video below. Mobile users, click HERE.” – KPLCTV.com

The Mulberry Tree, a new small business in Lafayette, will be featured on the season premiere of David Tutera CELEBrations.” – KATC.com

Today is Super Tuesday, so will Louisiana’s presidential primary still matter on Saturday, March 5th? Pollster John Couvillon of JMC Analytics says Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are in a strong position to receive their party’s nomination as people in 12 states will vote today. Couvillon says it’s possible the democratic nomination will be sewn up after tonight.” – Louisiana Radio Network

 

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