The Low Popahirum, August 11, 2016


“Hillary Clinton’s convention bounce isn’t the only thing the GOP nominee should be worried about.” – Politico

Intelligence reports produced by U.S. Central Command that tracked the Islamic State’s 2014-15 rise in Iraq and Syria were skewed to present a rosier picture of the situation on the ground, according to a bombshell report released Thursday by a House Republican task force.” – Fox News

“According to a hard-hitting government task force report released Thursday, intelligence generated by the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) was manipulated to paint a rosier picture of the U.S. effort to combat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.” –

Rio’s Olympic pool is certainly not slow. Nine world or Olympic records have already fallen, and fallen again, in Brazil, and the swimming competition at the Games is still only halfway done. But is it fast? Does the credit for those record-breaking performances lie with the Olympic athletes’ dedication, or the Olympic architects’ design?” –

One way that Donald Trump launched onto the political stage five years ago was through his fervent claims that President Barack Obama was not a U.S. citizen. Though Obama has since produced birth certificates certifying his birth in Hawaii, recently, such rumors have been given new life by commentators and pundits on the right. But just how many continue to think the president was not born in the U.S.? And which voters hold such views?” –

Donald Trump made a startling accusation against President Barack Obama during a Florida rally Wednesday night, telling supporters that the commander in chief is the ‘founder of ISIS.'” –

Liberals are holding their noses as Hillary Clinton seeks to win over Republican voters.” –

A Russian cyberattack that targeted Democratic politicians was bigger than it first appeared and breached the private email accounts of more than 100 party officials and groups, officials with knowledge of the case said Wednesday.”- NY Times

I’ve had cancer now for four years. I was diagnosed with stage-three lung cancer in 2012. It was a surprise to my family and to myself. I don’t smoke. I exercised regularly. I was 58. I didn’t expect to still be here. But my mantra is: no coincidences. God has a plan for what I do and where I should be.” –

The FBI reportedly approached the Justice Department earlier this year, requesting an investigation into the Clinton Foundation, but the public integrity probe was declined, according to a new report.” – The Blaze


A flood watch is in effect for Southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast until Saturday morning.” –

My town of Colorado Springs will soon be the base of operations for a new Netflix movie starring aging elitist hippies Robert Redford (estimated net worth: $170 million) and Jane Fonda (estimated net worth: $120 million).” – NY Post

Saints fans get to watch some football tonight, as the Saints take on the New England Patriots.  WWL’s Jim Hanzo asked fans of the Who Dat Nation what they’re hoping to see in tonight’s first preseason game.” –

Whoooooa! He said what? If there were ever a poster child for continually sticking one’s foot in mouth, it would be Donald Trump. Rather than attack his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, Trump can’t seem to help himself by going rogue and making outrageous statements that even his most die-hard supporters find difficult to defend.” – Jim Brown La.

Stuffy noses, sneezing, congestion, and coughing are not just hallmark signs of a winter cold, they can hit you even in the heat of summer.” –

They say NFL football isn’t rocket science, and they’re right. It might be even more complex. At least, that’s what the New Orleans Saints seemingly set out to prove for the better part of the first half of their existence.” –

Tulane University says it has received more than 50 entries but is still taking registrations for a $1 million contest to combat ‘dead zones’ where water holds too little oxygen to support aquatic or marine life.” –

One Marksville deputy city marshal charged with murder in the death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis wants to find out if prosecutors used hypnosis on any of their witnesses. Norris Greenhouse Jr’s attorney, George Higgins, filed a motion to discover if polygraph tests or sodium pentothal were used. Legal Analyst Tim Meche says this is a more common practice than most think.” – Louisiana Radio Network

Early summer surveys on the Canadian and U.S. breeding grounds revealed overall duck numbers are similar to last year and holding steady, according to a report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.” – Louisiana Sportsman

A carjacking that took place Tuesday night (Aug. 9) in a Gentilly neighborhood was captured on surveillance cameras present in the area, according to a report from Fox 8.” –

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