The Low Popahirum, June 10, 2016

NATIONAL

“As Ferdinand Marcos used his fortune to cling to power, he found an ally in Trump’s campaign chairman.” – Politico

“Hillary Clinton is set to huddle with liberal icon Elizabeth Warren in Washington Friday morning, stoking already-burning speculation about the possibility of an all-female Democratic ticket – and one pulled markedly to the left.” – Fox News

Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff.” – ABC News

An iconic photograph of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton using her BlackBerry while wearing sunglasses on a military plane in 2011 prompted a recordkeeping official in her office to inquire about whether Clinton had been assigned a State.gov email address, the State Department disclosed this week.” – Politico

Lifelong Republican David Goss, 35, was hanging out with his conservative friends in February when he came up with the idea of TrumpSingles.com, a dating website for supporters of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.” – NY Post

“American politics may have no bigger fraud than Elizabeth ‘Fauxcahontas’ Warren.” – NY Post

The presumptive Republican nominee has little staff, hardly any state organizations, tiny fundraising, and fantasy plans to win in New York.” – The Atlantic

A striking poll finding was cited often in coverage of the O.J. Simpson murder trial in 1994 and 1995: Most white people thought the former football star was guilty of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, while roughly the same proportion of black people thought Simpson was innocent. The racial gap in public opinion was one of many elements of the case — along with a long history of conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department and the city’s black residents, and racist statements made by LAPD Detective Mark Fuhrman — that showed race was as important as glove size and forensic evidence.” – FiveThirtyEight.com

No, Marco Rubio saying he will vote for Trump does not make him a Trumpkin. Most former candidates go on to endorse the primary winner after losing. That is standard practice given that we have a two-party system.” – The Federalist

“In a victory for gun control advocates, a federal appeals court said Thursday people do not have a right to carry concealed weapons in public under the 2nd Amendment.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

“While $220 million worth of tax measures advanced through the full House Thursday, the fate of several other larger revenue raising bills remains in question at the Louisiana State Capitol.” – WAFB

Mayor Ed Brown of St. Joseph, La. is the target of a criminal investigation by Louisiana State Police after a legislative audit earlier this year accused him of mismanaging the town’s finances and outlined several possible crimes Brown may have committed.” – WWLTV.com

“National conservative icon and United States Senator Rand Paul has endorsed retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Rob Maness for United States Senate.” – The Dead Pelican

Only eighty wight days left for the 2016 college football season.  I know you can’t wait and neither can I.  LSU will start the season on the road in Green Bay when they play at the famous Lambeau Field when they take on Wisconsin.” – Gator995.com

Researchers are predicting an average oxygen-starved ‘dead zone’ off Louisiana’s coast this summer – nearly 5,900 square miles, or roughly the size of Connecticut.” – Detroit.CBSLocal.com

US Senator David Vitter has joined 44 other Senators in an attempt to block implementation of the Obama Administration’s overtime rule, which doubles the salary threshold under which employees qualify for overtime pay. Vitter says this will drastically impact small businesses, particularly in Louisiana, as well as employees.” – KPEL965.com

When it comes to the 3rd Congressional District race, voters have their share of Republicans to choose fromEight GOP candidates are vying to replace U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, a Republican who is running for U.S. Senate. No Democrats have entered the race.” – AmericanPress.com

Lafayette police and a city councilwoman are teaming up to create a safe space where people can exchange items purchased online.” – KATC.com

The House Ways and Means Committee voted 10-9 on Wednesday to derail legislation that would have reduced the amount of excess federal itemized deductions that residents can claim on state income taxes. The rate would have gone from 100 percent to 57.5 percent.” – AmericanPress.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards was far short of the $600 million he says the Legislature needs to raise during the special session to prevent deep cuts to critical programs, after the Louisiana House took its first votes on a series of tax measures Thursday.” – The New Orleans Advocate

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