The Low Popahirum, July 20, 2016

NATIONAL

Donald Trump’s running mate learned everything he needed to know about politics from behind a studio mic.” – Politico

Republican congressional leaders, joined by vanquished primary candidates, immediately worked to rally the party behind Donald Trump Tuesday night after their national convention formally nominated him for president – with House Speaker Paul Ryan calling on voters to hit the polls like never before and ‘see this thing through.'” – Fox News

“In a normal world, as a conservative who has been a long-time vocal critic of both Hillary and Bill Clinton, I should have reserved my ticket on the ‘Trump Train’ long ago. In fact, from a purely statistical standpoint, I am almost the quintessential Trump voter.” – Mediate

Two-thirds of Americans oppose immigration plans advocated by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump — building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. In contrast, 84% favor a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants living in the U.S., a plan backed by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Notably, significantly more Republicans favor a path to citizenship than support building a border wall or deporting illegal immigrants.” – Gallup

There has been a lot of polling over the past few days in advance of the Republican National Convention, which got underway Monday in Cleveland. But it mostly confirmed the conclusion our election forecast models had arrived at late last week: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 3 or 4 percentage points. That’s down from a lead of 6 or 7 percentage points a few weeks ago.” – FiveThirtyEight.com

“‘This is the Trump party now’ – Paul Manafort (Trump campaign chair) to CBS – Twitter.com

Believe it or not, the job may go to a former Clinton donor if Trump is elected.” – Fortune.com

The repeated exoneration of allegedly racist cops by minority jurors and judges — from Ferguson and Staten Island to Cleveland and now Baltimore — seriously undermines the anti-cop movement started by Black Lives Matter and fueled by President Obama.” – NY Post

It was the biggest speech of Melania Trump’s life, and her husband, Donald, wanted it to be perfect.” – NY Times

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a one-time contender for the Republican presidential nomination, electrified the crowd at the GOP convention Tuesday night by laying out an ‘indictment’ against Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

Tuesday morning on 710 KEEL, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry Spoke with Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about Sunday’s tragedy in Baton Rouge, what he said to the families of the victims, and what we can do to protect our law enforcement officers.” – 710Keel.com

Saints quarterback Drew Brees looked like a guy in his mid-20s instead of a 36-year-old in Saturday’s preseason game against the New England Patriots. Brees is coming off a season where he threw 17 interceptions, some at critical times, and admitted an oblique injury and another undisclosed injury led to poor technique.” – LouisianaRadioNetwork.com

There are plans to rebuild the Civil War-era Governor’s Mansion that was intentionally burned down a week ago today in Opelousas.” – KPEL965.com

“My blue eyed, rock!!” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

Candidates for the U.S. Senate and Congress as well as those for the Public Service Commission and the Louisiana Supreme Court will converge Wednesday at the Secretary of State’s office in Baton Rouge to pay the fees and sign the papers to officially qualify to run in this fall’s elections.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser on Tuesday urged the thousands of residents playing the recently released Pokémon Go app for smartphones to keep safety in mind.” – WGNO.com

“The Latest on shootings of six Baton Rouge police officers (all times local):” – Live5News.com

The Louisiana capital is marked by memorials – flowers, balloons and stuffed animals with notes of condolences.” – ConcordMonitor.com

Governor John Bel Edwards briefed the press on Monday afternoon to provide updates on the investigation into a tragic shooting that took the lives of three officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday.” – WBRZ.com

In just a few months, Donnie Myers’ long and lethal tenure as a top prosecutor in South Carolina will come to an end. If past is precedent, so will the bumper crop of death sentences in his jurisdiction.” – MyrtleBeachOnline.com

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