The Low Popahirum, April 28, 2016

NATIONAL

“The sad mind and evil media genius behind @realDonaldTrump.” – Politico

A wave of nighttime airstrikes by Syrian warplanes rocked the embattled city of Aleppo, with one strike hitting a hospital and killing at least 27 people, including children and one of Syria’s last pediatricians, activists said Thursday — claiming that Russian jets may have participated in the attacks.” – Fox News

Mike Pence likes to portray himself as a warrior for conservative causes – as a hard line conservative who can get things done. There’s almost no question that he has Presidential ambitions in the future and when he runs, he’s going to try to position himself as Ted Cruz, but with executive experience.” – Red State

“After the historic landing of the Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship off the coast of Florida earlier this month, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirmed that he will reveal the company’s vision for colonizing Mars at a conference in Mexico this September. Today, the official SpaceX Twitter account released a major aspect of their plans for the red planet.” – Observer.com

The U.S. Secret Service plans to raise the height of the White House security fence by 5 feet and add a new concrete foundation to reduce the risk of fence-jumpers, according to a copy of an agency report obtained by the News4 I-Team.” – NBCWashington.com

Women would have to register for the draft under an amendment added to an annual defense bill Wednesday.” – The Hill

“Legendary Indiana Hoosiers basketball coach Bobby Knight endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally in Indianapolis on Wednesday night.” – Bleacher Report

‘You can call me boner, beaner, jackass, happy to answer to almost anything,’ said former Speaker of the House John Boehner as he took the stage at CEMEX Auditorium on Wednesday evening. Boehner joined David M. Kennedy, faculty director and history professor emeritus, in a talk hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG) and the Stanford Speakers Bureau.” – Stanford Daily

The Islamist group accused of beheading a Canadian hostage in the Philippines may have plotted to kidnap boxing star Manny Pacquiao, the country’s president said Wednesday.” – NBC News

Former ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling said that ‘some of the biggest racists in sports commentating‘ work for his former employer during a “Breitbart News Patriot Forum” event for SiriusXM on Wednesday.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

A woman from Louisiana, who moved to Colorado to get medical marijuana her daughter needs for her seizure condition, tells her story to state legislators. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow people with a wider variety of disorders to get the marijuana treatment. Michele Hall of Vernon Parish says her daughter, Ella, is doing much better since starting her cannabis medication. She says when her daughter takes the marijuana-derived medication, she is by no means ‘high.'” – WWL.com

This morning’s storms produced high winds across Southwest Louisiana.” – KPLCTV.com

“Leading global industrial gas company, Praxair Inc., announced Wednesday an investment in excess of $100 million in its location in Geismar.” – WBRZ.com

“An emerging plan to raise more revenue in a June special session by trimming tax breaks is running into a fundamental problem: Policymakers don’t know the bang the state is getting for giving up its big bucks.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate 

“Did the Obama Justice Department push the City of New Orleans to adopt sanctuary city policies?” – Breitbart

Baton Rouge was ranked number seven out of ten cities for first-time buyers, according to Realtor.com, the official website of the National Association of Realtors.” – WBRZ.com

“Jurors got a different perspective Wednesday on the 19-count indictment against former St. Tammany District Attorney Walter Reed and his son, Stephen.” – WWLTV.com

My fellow New Orleanians, we are drunk on violence and should wake up to this fact.” – WWLTV.com

LSU is investigating the campus chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity due to an ‘alleged incident,’ according to university officials.” – WBRZ.com

A bill that would require movie theaters to put metal detectors inside will be heard in the House Criminal Justice committee today. Author of the legislation, Shreveport Rep. Barbara Norton, says it’s her responsibility to do whatever it takes to ensure movie goers are safe. She says she’s received many positive phone calls supporting this proposal.” – WWL.com

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