The Low Popahirum, May 27, 2016

NATIIONAL

Battleground Republicans say they’re outgunned by Democrats because the RNC has not supplied enough ground staff.” – Politico

“One of Hillary Clinton’s key supporters – an Israeli billionaire who has donated more than $15 million to her presidential campaign and troubled family foundation – used a controversial Panamanian law firm to set up offshore companies and once admitted to a Senate panel that he used phony investment losses to dodge hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes.” – Fox News

There are plenty of states whose legislatures and pro-life governors seek to protect unborn life. These include Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, and the latest, South Carolina. Then there are states like Illinois, the economically bankrupt liberal stronghold. Currently, socially liberal Republican governor, Bruce Rauner, is at the helm, and he is expected to sign a new bill which further erodes the pro-life community in the state.” – Red State

Disparate statements don’t make clear how many states candidate expects to add to traditional GOP battlegrounds.” – Blogs.WSJ.com

It was conventional wisdom among the political cognoscenti during most of the primary season that Donald Trump could not win the general election. The evidence seemed strong.” – TownHall.com

A House conservative went after dozens of fellow Republicans on Thursday with suggestions that they’d sinned for backing an anti-discrimination proposal against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.” – The Hill

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren was widely criticized Thursday night for her ‘Meet the Trumps’ special which many likened to propaganda fit to air on a state-run television network.” – The Blaze

To honor Fleet Week on Wednesday, Jimmy Fallon welcomed U.S. troops to ‘The Tonight Show’ the only way he knew how — a sweet, uncanny and hilarious duet with actor Adam Sandler.” – Today.com

Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in the ’90s television show Saved by the Bell, is back in a Wisconsin jail on a probation hold, less than two months after serving three months for a Christmas 2014 bar stabbing.” – USA Today

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro held a lecture at California State University, Los Angeles, in February. One week ago, university President William Covino hosted a ‘healing space’ meeting to brainstorm ways CSULA can block speakers like Shapiro from visiting the school in the future.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to issue the call for another special session any day now, according to Jeremy Alford, publisher of LaPolitics.com. Edwards has said a second session is needed to raise revenues to address a $600 million budget deficit for next fiscal year. Alford says it’s likely lawmakers will not get a break from the State Capitol.” –WWL.com

Louisiana and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools.” – WDSU.com

They still teach spelling in school. It’s very important to know how to spell especially in this day and age where the art form of putting the letters in the proper order to form a word is becoming a thing of the past.” – KPEL965.com

A short jaunt east of the former railroad tracks that used to divide black and white in this town, you could hear cousins Lindell Little and Vell Mays cutting up as Little worked on his bicycle.” – WGNO.com

“Two police officers saw the writing on the wall when they responded to a domestic violence call last year. This year, that woman was found dead.” – WAFB.com

Louisiana law enforcement officers are increasing the enforcement of seat belt laws, actively handing out tickets – day and night – to people who don’t put on seat belts. The increased enforcement goes through June 3, according to John LeBlanc, head of the Louisiana Safety Commission.” – WWLTV.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards administration is asking the Louisiana Senate to completely scrap the budget approved by the Louisiana House two weeks ago and revert back to an original financial proposal made by the governor.” – NOLA.com

Kids all over America graduated last week from kindergarten, grade school, high school, college and graduate schools. And there was always a commencement speaker. Most of you will never give a commencement address. But as a public official, I was called on to give a number of them.  And guess what?  I don’t remember any of the advice that I gave to these newly minted graduates.” – JimBrownLa.com

Louisiana has become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters, and emergency medical crews.” – NOLA.com

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the great civil libertarian of a generation whose courageous stand changed the course of our country, once said: ‘Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation.’ America is a compassionate nation. We have spent our history liberating, not conquering; providing aid to Africa and Southeast Asia; and protecting our allies from South Korea to Israel.” – TownHall.com

 

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