The Low Popahirum, March 21, 2016

NATIONAL

“Democrats already have reasonable odds of flipping a dozen or so House seats.” – Politico

“A top New Jersey lawman is reminding potential tourists to Cuba that the communist dictatorship is a longtime haven for fugitive U.S. cop killers and terrorists just as President Obama begins his historic visit to the island nation.” – Fox News

At long last, John Kasich has bowed to math. Even he said on Meet the Press yesterdaythat he knows he has no chance of getting 1,237 delegates and that he’s hoping to win at a contested convention.” – Red State

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ruled out confirming Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in a lame duck session after the November presidential elections if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected.” – Bloomberg.com

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and her allies have begun preparing a playbook to defeat Donald Trump in a general-election matchup that will attempt to do what his Republican opponents couldn’t: show that his business dealings and impolitic statements make him unfit to be commander in chief.” – Washington Post

It was scathing. It was warranted. And yes, as far as communication between a network and presidential candidate is concerned, it was also unprecedented.” – Mediate

Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich walked back from comments he made during an interview on ‘Meet The Press,’ saying that that if he becomes president, he would not consider Merrick Garland, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, as a potential replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.” – NBCNews.com

“The GOP front-runner wants to look more presidential. But some Jewish leaders are planning to protest Monday.” – Politico

“The odds of him actually losing Utah in the general election after many months of party honchos preaching unity are small, I think, but that’s not really the takeaway here. The takeaway is that Trump, who’s supposed to ‘expand the map’ by attracting independents and Reagan Democrats in blue states, will begin the race needing to shore up support in red ones that are supposed to be gimmes for the Republican nominee. Winning New Hampshire doesn’t matter if you’re losing Utah. And if you’re spending time and money trying to hold Utah, that’s time and money you’re not spending trying to win New Hampshire.” – Hot Air

“The Donald Trump supporter who was caught on video punching and kicking a protester at the Republican presidential candidate’s Saturday Arizona rally has been charged with assault.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

“Watch as volunteers carry a 20-ft. lighted cross from Canal Street to Bourbon Street, to Jackson Square, to the river, as part of the live Fox television production ‘The Passion,’ that took place in New Orleans, Sunday, March 20.” – Videos.Nola.com

“Louisiana’s response to recent historic flooding is putting an added strain on the state’s budget.” – KNOE.com

Starks residents and business owners have been able to go back and check on their property but for some, getting to their property is still not an easy task.” – KPLCTV.com

“Four days before East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man in February — a use of force that wasn’t captured on video — the department purchased 80 new dash cameras to replace the 9-year-old, obsolete devices in deputies’ cruisers.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

About half of the future doctors graduating this year from the LSU medical school in New Orleans discovered Friday they will remain in Louisiana for residencies, but school leaders said more would have stayed if not for the looming threat of devastating state budget cuts to health care and higher education.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

A little-known perk exists at the Louisiana Capitol: Some state legislators get premium apartment space at a very low price just a stone’s throw from the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

Taxes, taxes, and more taxes.  When will it all end?  Tax increases have been a hot topic around the state of Louisiana in recent days after a barrage of tax increases are subject to bombard Louisianans in the coming days.  In the recent Special Legislative Session ending on March 9, Louisiana lawmakers wheeled and dealed until the final minutes as they fought amongst themselves trying to balance the bloated budget that has expanded exponentially in recent years.  As it turned out, there were very few, if any, arguments to cut wasteful spending and take a more conservative approach at balancing the budget.  Apparently, their definition of a balanced budget is to increase taxes.  Taxes on cigarettes, alcohol, hotels, are just some to name a few.  The most controversial tax increase is the increase of the state sales tax by one percent.  In fact, the one percent sales tax increase makes Louisiana have the highest sales tax in the country.  But, according to lawmakers, this still is not enough to fund our $25 billion budget, and has been expressed by Governor John Bel Edwards.” – TrueMedRivals.com

“Yesterday Far left open border activists SHUT DOWN THE HIGHWAY leading to the Trump rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona for two hours.” – TheGatewayPundit.com

A legislative audit said someone stole 15-hundred dollars from Opelousas City Hall.” – KATC.com

The water has receded off the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 at the Louisiana-Texas state line, but the floods left damage that has to be repaired before the lanes can re-open, the Texas Department of Transportation said Friday.” – KATC.com

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