The Low Popahirum, June 15, 2016

NATIONAL

Clinton has the edge in the states that matter most, according to POLITICO’s inaugural Battleground States polling average.” – Politico 

The frantic search for a 2-year-old boy snatched Tuesday night by an alligator at an Orlando Disney resort and dragged into a lagoon has become a recovery effort, authorities told Fox News.” – Fox News

“The wife of Orlando nightclub shooter told the FBI that Omar Mir Seddique Mateensaid he wanted to carry out a jihadist attack, though she denied knowledge of his plans to launch the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, a law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday.” – CNN.com

A majority of Americans view the mass shooting over the weekend in Orlando, Florida as both an act of terrorism and a hate crime. They are divided over whether U.S. intelligence agencies could have prevented it, a CBS News poll out Wednesday morning shows.” – CBS News

Top Democrats are plotting a new effort to derail Marco Rubio if he seeks re-election to his Senate seat, saying they will pour millions to defeat the Florida senator in the hopes that a defeat would end his once-rising political career.” – CNN.com

A New York Times editorial advocates for a new law allowing a secret court to take away citizens’ right to own a gun at the discretion of the federal government.” – Daily Caller

That’s the menacingly cruel line uttered by Li’l Zé in the 2002 movie ‘City of God.‘ Zé is threatening two small boys, maybe 6 or 7 years old, with a shiny handgun, after catching them with a group of kids who were disrespecting him.” – PRI.org

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has asked Transport for London to ban ads that are ‘body shaming.’ But women do not need to be nannied around the images they are permitted to see.” – The Daily Beast

American elections rarely make the Indian news. This massive democracy has perennial political changes of its own to worry about. But US presidential candidate Donald Trump has found his way into the hearts of a strident few in India, where his name is starting to grab headlines.” – GlobalPost.com

Hillary Clinton’s social media manager held nothing back when she told the National Rifle Association to ‘f*** off’ in a tweet directed at the gun-lobbying organization.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

The tale of Dinner Lab, the Nola-based supper club start-up that expanded to 30+ cities and blew through $10 million of investors money before shutting down in April 2016, keeps getting uglier by the minute.” – Nola.Eater.com

Governor John Bel Edwards signed a new law Tuesday putting Louisiana in compliance with the federal Real ID act. The law gives drivers the option of getting a driver’s licensed with enhanced security features or a traditional license.” – WWLTV.com

A Senate committee has agreed to start moving legislation that would ‘cleanup’ some unintended tax increases put in place by the Legislature on April 1.” – NOLA.com

“Three men were arrested and more than one million illicit files were seized in what Louisiana State police are calling the largest ever seizure of child pornography by the agency.” – WAFB.com

“A young man who moved to New Orleans from the Orlando area, seven days ago, says he’s struggling to cope with the massacre.” – Fox8Live.com

“Midway through this month’s special legislative session, Gov. John Bel Edwards seems likely to raise no more than $450 million of the $600 million of new tax revenue that he says is needed, and even reaching that amount presents a major challenge.” – The New Orleans Advocate

House lawmakers negotiated behind the scenes ahead of a Wednesday vote on a bill to raise more than $100 million in taxes for next year’s state budget.” – KPEL965.com

The Louisiana House of Representatives is getting ready to vote on a bill to raise more than $100 million in taxes.” – Fox8Live.com

“Gov. John Bel Edwards is barely six months into his first term in office, but he’s already made up his mind about a second term.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

The funeral procession for 11-year New Orleans police veteran Officer Natasha Hunter passed the 1st District Headquarters in New Orleans, where she was last assigned, Monday afternoon.” – WDSU.com

 

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