The Low Popahirum, July 14, 2016


‘The Late Show’ host on Trump, Clinton and finding the humor in an election season that’s already become a joke.” – Politico

The FBI has confirmed to a senior Republican senator that agents were sworn to secrecy — and subject to lie detector tests — in the Hillary Clinton email probe, an extensive measure one former agent said could have a ‘chilling effect.'” – Fox News

“Of the 100 senators in office right now, two are black. In a remarkable moment of raw honesty on the Senate floor  Wednesday, one of those senators — GOP Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina — said that even in the highest levels of governance, being black can still get you stopped by the police.” – The Washington Post

Evangelical voters are rallying strongly in favor of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Indeed, the latest Pew Research Center survey finds that despite the professed wariness toward Trump among many high-profile evangelical Christian leaders, evangelicals as a whole are, if anything, even more strongly supportive of Trump than they were of Mitt Romney at a similar point in the 2012 campaign. At that time, nearly three-quarters of white evangelical Protestant registered voters said they planned to vote for Romney, including one-quarter who “strongly” supported him.1 Now, fully 78% of white evangelical voters say they would vote for Trump if the election were held today, including about a third who “strongly” back his campaign.” –

Purdue University this afternoon has issued a statement in the case of a student allegedly threatened with expulsion — and definitely the recipient of death threats — for criticizing Black Lives Matter on Facebook.” –

The RNC Convention Rules committee meets in Cleveland ahead of next week’s convention, where delegates will select the party’s presidential nominee for the November election.” –

“In a private speech recorded in February, the onetime Speaker of the U.S. House, now reportedly on the shortlist to be Trump’s running mate, said Trump would lose in a landslide if he didn’t evolve to be more like Ronald Reagan than Barry Goldwater. He added that no one knows what a Trump presidency would be like — not even Trump.” –

A night highlighting the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya. An appearance by onetime football star Tim Tebow. A presentation detailing former President Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct.” – New York Times

Hillary Clinton has emerged from the F.B.I. investigation into her email practices as secretary of state a wounded candidate with a large and growing majority of voters saying she cannot be trusted, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.” – New York Times 

“The FBI confirmed Wednesday to a senior Republican senator that agents associated with the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server were sworn to secrecy and subject to subsequent lie detector tests.” – The Blaze


“The killing of African-American man, Alton Sterling by police as he was pinned to the ground outside a Baton Rouge convenience store, ignited protests and confrontation between demonstrators and police. Now it has also prompted two Louisiana congressmen to reach across party lines and introduce legislation designed to give police more non-lethal force tools.” –

“Dubbed as ‘Hollywood South’ for a decade now, Louisiana has been a prominent player in the film industry.” –

“Alabama coach Nick Saban questioned the motives of the Monroe Police Department and accused police officers who arrested two Tide football players in May of being LSU fans.” – The New Orleans Advocate 

“The U.S. Department of Justice says two more Tennessee residents have been sentenced in a human trafficking case in New Orleans.” –

“You came to SEC media days Wednesday no doubt emboldened by your fourth national title at Alabama in the past seven years. That makes you the best coach in college football.” – The New Orleans Advocate

The son of a man shot by Baton Rouge police last week will attend a town hall meeting with President Barack Obama tonight, according to Sterling family attorneys.” –

The cowardly shooting deaths of five law enforcement officers in Dallas, Texas, last week at the hands of a man who obviously was consumed by hatred is so difficult to comprehend.” –

When a young drowning victim slips below the water, there’s no screaming, no wild splashing, nothing on the surface to draw attention to the desperate struggle beneath. There’s usually just silence and an absence that tragically can go unnoticed until the youngster floats to the surface or is spotted in the water.” –

“The teenage son of a black man killed by white police officers told a crowd of reporters gathered at the Triple S convenience store was his father died that he wants everyone ‘to protest the right way, protest in peace.’” –

Unclaimed Property Awareness Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Shopping Center, the Louisiana Department of Treasury said.” –

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