The Low Popahirum, June 9, 2016


“In an extraordinarily candid interview for POLITICO’s ‘Off Message’ podcast, TV host Joe Scarborough puts Donald Trump — and CNN — on the couch.” – Politico

“Bernie Sanders returns to Washington Thursday for a high-stakes meeting with President Obama – and later, Harry Reid – where one of his key demands in exchange for a chance at party peace could be nothing less than the removal of Democratic boss Debbie Wasserman Schultz.” – Fox News

Hoo-wee, the New York Times will really have to extend itself to top the boner and mother-of-all-corrections at the American Journal of Political Science. This is the journal that published a finding much beloved of liberals a few years back that purported to find scientific evidence that conservatives are more likely to exhibit traits associated with psychoticism, such as authoritarianism and tough-mindedness, and that the supposed ‘authoritarian’ personality of conservatives might even have a genetic basis (and therefore be treatable someday?). Settle in with a cup or glass of your favorite beverage, and get ready to enjoy one of the most epic academic face plants ever.” –

“Friends of a man arrested and extradited on suspicion of being a people smuggling mastermind say police have captured the wrong man.” –

Donald J. Trump has some advice for panicked Republicans in Washington who are melting down over his most incendiary statements: Man up.” – NY Times

‘How is your daughter doing?’ is one of the most complicated questions I’ve had to answer.” –

Ireland’s abortion ban subjects women to discriminatory, cruel and degrading treatment and should be ended immediately for cases involving fatal fetal abnormalities, U.N. human rights experts said Thursday.” – NY Times

Three teenage boys have been arrested in connection with violent attacks on Donald Trump supporters after a political rally last week in San Jose, authorities said Wednesday.” –

Atheists have issued a stern warning to Republican Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, claiming that his support for a Bible-reading marathon set to unfold later this month ‘violates the First Amendment and the rights of non-Christian Iowans.'” – The Blaze


“Gov. Rick Scott is Louisiana bound.” –

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading to Louisiana in his latest job recruitment effort.” –

“It might just be the cutest garage bandit you’ve ever seen.” –

Louisiana cellphone users could face millions of dollars in increased 911 service charges, under two measures sent to the governor’s desk.” –

The Louisiana Legislature recently passed the state’s 2016–17 operating budget. The instrument that ultimately passed both houses of the Legislature was almost identical to that originally submitted by the governor.” –

With a new political landscape at the State Capitol and uncertainty coloring every part of the process, it has sometimes been difficult during this year’s legislative sessions to uncover who’s really pulling the strings.” –

A city employee is in the hospital after his city truck collided with a train.” –

Jail time will soon be off the table as a punishment for underage drinkers caught with alcohol.” –

Louisiana supporters of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump prepare to do battle to win the state for their candidate in November.” –

Searchers have located the body of a man who disappeared in surf off of Grand Isle.” –

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