The Low Popahirum, June 21, 2016

NATIONAL

Trump’s ousted campaign manager was a champion in-fighter, but ended up surrounded by enemies.” – Politico

Donald Trump said Monday night he’s ready to run ‘a different kind of campaign’ while explaining his decision to fire campaign manager Corey Lewandowski earlier in the day.” – Fox News

Riot police forced to use tear gas on stone-throwing crowd chanting ‘f*** the UK’ who tried to board ferries bound for Britain” – TheSun.Co.Uk

“Democrat Hillary Clinton opens an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida, the largest of the presidential swing states, and erases a small Trump lead to create a dead heat in Ohio, while Pennsylvania remains too close to call, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today.” – QU.edu

“On Monday evening, Senate Democrats put party over principle in rejecting common-sense, reasonable gun control measures. After the mass murder at Orlando gay club Pulse, Sen. Chris Murphy and his colleagues staged a flashy talk-a-thon in which they demanded that votes be taken on legislation strengthening gun control laws. The Senate Republicans agreed to the Democrats’ demand. Democrats got what they asked for, then blew it.” – The Federalist

“Michelle Fields tells Megyn Kelly she feels vindicated after Corey Lewandowski was dismissed as campaign manager for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Fields said she was ‘happy to see that there is some justice.‘” – Real Clear Politics

“Once again, there has been a mass shooting involving a gun that looks like an AR-15. (It’s technically a Sig Sauer MCX, which may or may not be an ‘AR-15’ … more later on this definitional issue and why it actually matters beyond mere neckbeard pedantry.) And, once again, the calls have gone out to ban the ‘black rifle’ from civilian sales. ‘Nobody needs one of these weapons of war’ is the common refrain.” – VOX.com



Donald Trump tonight spoke to Bill O’Reilly in his first interview since he fired Corey Lewandowski as his campaign manager.” – Mediate.com

“Donald J. Trump enters the general election campaign laboring under the worst financial and organizational disadvantage of any major party nominee in recent history, placing both his candidacy and his party in political peril.” – NY Times

“A series of gun control measure, the first legislation proposed following the deadly Orlando terrorist attack, failed Monday to garner enough votes in the Senate to move forward.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

“Prosecutors have refused criminal charges against a private investigator hired by U.S. Sen. David Vitter who was caught spying last fall on Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand and several of his associates — a sensational arrest that caused a stir on the eve of Louisiana’s gubernatorial primary.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“No matter anything else, many Louisianans believed John Bel Edwards would shoot much straighter with us than did ex-Governor Bobby Jindal.  It gives me no pleasure to say that he is busily proving us wrong.” – RealShreveport.com

Louisiana House members agreed Monday to raise $70 million more for next year’s budget by lessening business tax breaks, then divvied up all the money raised in the tax special session with a spending plan to give most of it to education and health care.” – SunHerald.com

“The Louisiana House of Representatives voted to fund the TOPS college scholarship program at 70 percent next year in the budget bill it passed Monday (June 20).” – NOLA.com

Louisiana ranks third in the country for lightning claims, according to State Farm. Roszell Gadson with State Farm says in 2015, the insurance company paid out over $6 million on almost 1,400 lightning claims, averaging $4,600 each.” – WWL.com

The Louisiana Department of Health is beginning the process of removing Alternatives Living from the state Medicaid program.” – Fox8Live.com

“Fifty-two years ago, the surgeon general issued a report linking tobacco use to cancer. More than 42% of Americans were smokers at the time. That figure is now at just over 18%, according to a report from USA Today.” – KPEL965.com

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear the case of David Brown, the ‘Angola 5’ member whose death sentence for the killing of a prison guard during a 1999 escape attempt was overturned by a state judge, then reinstated in February by the Louisiana Supreme Court.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

The worst oil bust since the 1980s is putting Texas and other oil producing states on the hook for thousands of newly abandoned drilling sites at a time when they have little money to plug wells and seal off environmental hazards.” – Gazette.com

The Louisiana House has agreed to add about $284 million back into the budget that begins July 1 thanks to money that’s expected to be raised from new tax legislation that lawmakers have approved in recent weeks.” – The New Orleans Advocate

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