The Low Popahirum, April 8, 2016


“Prosecutor David Aronberg, a Clinton backer, insists that politics won’t affect his decision to prosecute Corey Lewandowski.” – Politico

“The extradition of Romanian hacker ‘Guccifer’ to the U.S. at a critical point in the FBI’s criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email use is ‘not a coincidence,’ according to an intelligence source close to the case.” – Fox News

“Back in January when Donald Trump was running scared of Megyn Kelly and refusing to debate, he exploited the nonsense by holding a fundraiser for the troops he claims he cares so much about. As I wrote in February, the organizations in question were not getting the money they were promised.” – Red State

“There has long been an air of conspiracy surrounding theories of alien life, and the head of Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Thursday it’s time to do away with the secrecy.” – Red State

“More than two months after Donald Trump skipped a Republican debate to hold a fundraiser for veterans, the targeted beneficiaries are still seeing a fraction of the promised money raised from the Republican’s charitable foundation and his wealthy friends.” –

“After a shake-up at the top this week in which Trump empowered Paul Manafort to manage the campaign’s troubled delegate operation, Sen. Ted Cruz swept a third straight Congressional District convention Thursday night. All three delegates selected were listed on a slate put forward by the Cruz campaign.” –

“During a question and answer session at University of Chicago Law School, President Obama joked he is ‘sorry’ his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, is white.” –

Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign said it raised more than $12.5 million in March, the biggest monthly fundraising total of the campaign.” – Texas Tribune

“A new academic study that builds on Washington Post research into fatal shootings by police has found that unarmed black men were shot and killed last year at disproportionately high rates and that officers involved may be biased in how they perceive threats.” – The Washington Post

“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that there is ‘not even the remotest chance’ she will be arrested over her use of a private email server, and said that it’s only a “fantasy” for Republicans.” – The Blaze


“Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office is dropping perjury charges against former Louisiana health secretary Bruce Greenstein.” –

“With the state budget still facing a $750 million shortfall, the question is will legislators have to come back for another special session. ” –

“Gov. John Bel Edwards says the budget cut proposals his administration will unveil next week to cope with a $750 million gap will be ‘sobering.’” –

“Republican Treasurer John Kennedy says he has raised more than $800,000 for his U.S. Senate campaign.” –

“A group of local business and civic leaders is suggesting that New Orleans produce its own Mardi Gras throws.” –

“Devastating. That’s how many Louisiana strawberry producers are describing the effects of this year’s flooding on their crop. One grower is speculating that 90% of his crop was damaged or destroyed by the high water.” –

The Louisiana House will take up legislation that seeks to get more money into the hands of local public defender offices — primarily by taking it from the defense teams representing people facing the death penalty.” –

“On a June Saturday in 1997, less than a month into my tenure with The Times-Picayune, I drove down the bayou to witness Elmer ‘Geronimo’ Pratt’s triumphant return to Morgan City. Pratt, the former deputy minister of defense for the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party, had been arrested in 1970 on a trumped-up murder charge, and he’d been convicted two years later. After 27 years of confinement Pratt was let out on bail by an Orange County, Calif., judge who said Pratt’s jury should have been told that the key witness against Pratt had been paid by the FBI to infiltrate the Panthers.” –

“The Bossier City Police Department has a new tactical police robot worth over $25,000, and it’s all thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs’ Public Safety Foundation.” –

“A woman who was struck by a marked police unit while on the beach in Grand Isle was airlifted to University Hospital on Thursday, according State Police spokesman Trooper Nick Manale.” –

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