The Low Popahirum, May 19, 2016

NATIONAL

“GOP leaders barely muscled up the votes to reject an amendment that would have barred federal contractors from getting government work if they discriminate against the LGBT community.” – Politico

A Cairo-bound EgyptAir flight that went down in the Mediterranean Sea with 66 aboard early Thursday hours after departing from Paris zig-zagged sharply before plunging, according to aviation officials, who said terrorism was a more likely cause of the crash than technical failure.” – Fox News

I have lost count of the number of times people who work for Donald Trump have ‘defended’ him by saying, ‘Listen, he doesn’t mean these crazy things he says.’ That’s not historically been something that has commended Presidential candidates to the embrace of the American public, when that’s the best thing you can say about your candidate.” – Red State

Members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology repeatedly questioned the feasibility of NASA’s strategy to get to the Red Planet by the 2030s at a special hearing today. Representatives cited financial concerns and some even suggested that NASA’s efforts should be redirected toward cleaning up space debris and protecting Earth from possible asteroid impacts.” – The Verge

Liberal commentator Van Jones on Wednesday said he’d prefer the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to his own party’s chair after a ‘leadership failure’ on the Democratic side.” – The Hill

“MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski called on Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step down as chair of the Democratic Party because the Florida congresswoman is blatantly favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.” – Daily Caller

“While Wall Street has had its generous Federal Reserve sponsor for the past 8 years, literally printing money out of thin air, showering banks with risk-free profits and making the rich richer beyond their wildest dreams (although ever since the end of QE the pump has run dry), the rest of the US population was largely left to fend for itself. In the process, just as Wall Street demonstrated unprecedented creativity to come up with fraud that will make one’s head spin (if never lead to an actual prison sentence), so did the ‘99%’, the only difference being, of course, that for the mere mortals jail time is an all too certain outcome as are dramatic police raids.” – ZeroHedge.com

Florida Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen speaks out on the rights of LGBT people and references her personal connection with her son coming out as transgender.” – MSNBC.com

“Eric Trump wishes everyone would just ‘take the high road’ but he expects a general election between his father and Hillary Clinton to get nasty. The reason: He thinks the Clintons will ‘take the low road’ when campaigning.” – USA Today

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete early Thursday morning, Egyptian and Greek officials said. Egypt’s aviation minister said the crash was more likely caused by a terror attack than technical problems.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

“The day some families in Louisiana have awaited for a long time has finally arrived.” – Fox8Live.com

Democratic US Senate candidate Foster Campbell held a press conference today in Baton Rouge to discuss what he would do if elected as our U.S. Senator. Campbell says we need to address coastal restoration in Louisiana.” – Louisiana Radio Network

“Two months after being arrested twice in the same night on DWI charges, the district attorney here upgraded the charges against Jeffery Blough.” – WBRZ.com

Less than half of Americans will be taking a vacation this summer. That’s according to a new survey by ‘creditcards.com.’  Those vacationers are trying to take a break from debt — paying in part with savings instead of full credit.  ” – WWL.com

“A proposal to bar convicted sex offenders from working as door-to-door salesmen in Louisiana is headed to the governor’s desk.” – WWL.com

” It’s not every day a crime fighter becomes the victim of a violent crime.” – WWLTV.com

Red flags. Abuse. Potential fraud. Just some of the words the state’s legislative auditor used to describe a state program that lacked oversight for almost a decade – potentially wasting millions and millions of your dollars.” – Fox8Live.com

“On Wednesday current reserve Lafayette City Marshal and former Saint Landry Parish Captain Clay Higgins announced his bid for  U.S. Representative for Louisiana’s 3rd congressional district.” – KLFY.com

“Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill Thursday that will allow patients in Louisiana to access medical marijuana.” – WDSU.com

‘Go Trump!'” – LaPolitics

 

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