The Low Popahirum, June 22, 2016

NATIONAL

“Staff shakeups and fundraising shortfalls have emboldened Trump’s GOP critics to pursue a bid to block his nomination.” – Politico

“Donald Trump on Wednesday lambasted Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, calling her a ‘world-class liar’ and accusing her of cashing in on her Wall Street and other connections.” – Fox News

MSNBC host Steve Kornacki discusses the latest 2016 election polls showing Clinton and Trump in a dead heat in several key battleground states with the hosts of NBC’s Today Show:” – Real Clear Politics

I’m on the House floor with @repjohnlewis & Dems staging a sit-in to demand action on commonsense gun legislation” – Twitter.com

An alleged sexual assault on a five-year-old special needs girl has put a small Idaho city at the center of the debate over the Obama administration’s move to take in hundreds of thousands of refugees.” – Fox News

“The alleged male lover of Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen claims he did the shooting as ‘revenge’ against Latino men.” – NewYork.CBSLocal.com

The House will not vote to block the inclusion of Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, dodging a politically charged vote for GOP lawmakers.” – Politico

Marco Rubio reached out to Ted Cruz to confirm his intent to run for reelection to his Florida Senate seat, according to sources familiar with the matter.” – Washingtonian.com

“At a meeting in New York, even those social-conservative leaders who planned to vote for him wouldn’t endorse him.” – National Review

“As Hillary Clinton was attacking Donald Trump’s history of personal debt in a speech about the economy Tuesday, the Republican candidate and his campaign team were working hard to hit back.”  – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

“Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law new limits on drone use in Louisiana.” – WDSU.com

“Georgia Rep. John Lewis is leading a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday to push Republicans to address gun violence in the legislative chamber.” – KDVR.com

A Lake Charles man was arrested Tuesday by DeQuincy police after leading several police agencies on a high-speed pursuit, backing into police units and trying to run over police officers as they went to arrest him, authorities said.” – KPLCTV.com

The wife and attorney of a man who has been charged in the murder of a Baton Rouge teacher were interviewed on Monday night on the Nancy Grace show.” – WBRZ.com

“While police continue to implement crime reduction strategies, criminologists note the number of violent crimes – outside of homicides – are trending up.” – Fox8Live.com

Two men joined forces to dramatically rescue a woman who drove her car into Lake Pontchartrain off the Kenner Boat Launch over the weekend.” – KPEL965.com

New policies are being added for LSU students.” – LSUNow.com

“Melanie Wascomb, a Louisiana native, a mother of four and an LSU fan, reacted like most people when she read Ouachita Parish district attorney Jerry Jones’ puzzling reasoning why he dropped drugs and guns charges against Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones.” – NOLA.com

Minnesota reigns as the most kid-friendly state to raise a family for the second year in a row, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday.” – WGNO.com

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 Advocate

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