The Low Popahirum, April 12, 2016

NATIONAL

“They say the record of the HUD secretary makes him unsuitable to be Clinton’s VP.” – Politico

“A man has been arrested after remains — reportedly including a severed head and foot — were tentatively identified as those of a Seattle-area mother of three, authorities said late Monday.” – Fox News

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Donald Trump is going to be represented in the GOP Convention by a slate of delegates composed of Ted Cruz loyalists.” – Red State

“Just one month after she endorsed Donald Trump for president, conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly says she is facing down an attempt to oust her from Eagle Forum, the grass-roots organization she founded 44 years ago.” – Washington Post 

“Hillary Clinton nodded in emphatic approval on Monday as one of her supporters claimed that gun and ammunition manufacturers ‘are making terrorists out of our citizens.’” – Daily Caller

“Though he is still the delegate leader and likely to dominate his home state primary of New York next week, it’s clear the momentum has turned against Donald Trump in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.” – Conservative Review

More than a third (35%) of Americans now say they are worried ‘a great deal’ about race relations in the U.S. — which is higher than at any time since Gallup first asked the question in 2001. The percentage who are worried a great deal rose seven percentage points in the past year and has more than doubled in the past two years.” – Gallup

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have opened up double-digit leads in New York ahead of the state’s April 19 primary, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.” – NBCNews.com

“Jack Rowe, an 18-year-old high school student from St. Paul, Minnesota, sat in the front row of a Donald Trump rally in Eau Claire, Wisconsin last weekend, sandwiched between two friends.” – CBSNews.com

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz went after the Drudge Report Monday, telling a radio host that the popular conservative website had in effect become an arm of the Donald Trump campaign.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

When defining the word tough one could certainly look it up in the dictionary or they could just take a look at Hokie Gajan.” – Fox8Live.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is reworking its approach to hiring the staff needed to handle his Medicaid expansion effort after getting pushback from lawmakers.” – WWL.com

State and local agencies have developed a website to connect the unemployed and underemployed from the battered energy sector to jobs and training for the now-hiring petrochemical and liquid natural gas plants in Louisiana.” – NOLA.com

“Hokie Gajan, a beloved New Orleans Saints radio analyst and former Saint who played his entire football career in Louisiana, died of cancer Monday night at age 56.” – NOLA.com

Southern University’s student union was quieter than normal Monday, a day after two female students were gunned down outside an off-campus party in Baton Rouge.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Gov. John Bel Edwards’ will unveil his plan Tuesday to deal with Louisiana’s latest budget gap that is expected to include reductions to the TOPS college scholarship program as well as cuts to hospitals that serve the poor and uninsured.” – NOLA.com

“New information on Louisiana’s budget, a proposed religious freedom bill and equal pay for women plus a news conference by Gov. John Bel Edwards are on tap Tuesday.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“One glance at the March 2016 issue of Louisiana Sportsman easily points out that it is time to fish in the Bayou State.” – Louisiana Sportsman

“Speaking to a crowd of thousands, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump slammed the presidential primary process, calling it a ‘crooked system.’ He invoked the Louisiana GOP primary, in which Trump won the popular vote but tied with rival Sen. Ted Cruz for delegates. ‘I end up winning Louisiana and then when everything is done I find out I get less delegates than this guy that got his a– kicked, OK?'” – National Suntimes

Most Louisiana residents think the United States economic structure unfairly favors the wealthy, but the public is deeply divided over how the state should try to help the poor, a newly released survey has found.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

 

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