The Low Popahirum, August 5, 2016

NATIONAL

“Before Donald Trump favored boosting the defense budget, he was for slashing it.” – Politico

“Hillary Clinton has doubled down on her assertion that the FBI declared her public remarks on her email scandal ‘consistent and truthful,’ despite independent fact-checkers concluding otherwise.” – Fox News

Speaker Paul Ryan is expected to dominate in his Tuesday House primary, even without the endorsement of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.” – The Hill

“House Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary opponent, who has gotten support from Donald Trump, suggested Monday that the United States have a ‘discussion’ about deporting all Muslims from the United States.” – ABC News

The plane I saw on television was the hostage plane in Geneva, Switzerland, not the plane carrying $400 million in cash going to Iran!” – The Donald’s Twitter

Democrat Hillary Clinton has built a slim lead over Donald Trump in Georgia after one of the worst weeks of the Republican’s campaign, and the Libertarian presidential ticket cracked double-digits, according to a new Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll.” – Politics.Blog.AJC

“‘Tear up Texas,’ the FBI agent told the ISIS terrorist, just before he shot up a crowded hall. Did the G-Man help convince the jihadi to attack?” – TheDailyBeast.com

Will voter discontent shatter the partisan deadlock in U.S. politics this November?” – The American Interest

LOUISIANA

In light of back-to-school season, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems.” – WWLTV.com

A prominent Black Lives Matter activist and two other protesters arrested last month while demonstrating over the shooting death of Alton Sterling by a white Baton Rouge police officer filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against several local law enforcement agency heads and the city-parish.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

Crime scene and fire personnel remained near the corner of Llanfair and Hermitage drives at 4 p.m. where earlier Thursday a U.S. Postal worker summoned police after she became concerned about a package thrown on the roof of her mail truck. Police determined that there was no explosive device inside the package, but now they’re trying to coax a person out of one of the homes. Officers are asking people to stay clear, but there’s no official blockade, and the special response team’s vehicle just left the scene.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

The hurricane forecast team at Colorado State University continues to predict a near average Atlantic hurricane season. Researcher Dr. Phil Klotzbach says they’re expecting to see 10 named storms and four more hurricanes. But he says given how quiet the last three years have been, this season will seem a lot more active than usual.” – WWL.com

“UPDATE: NWS confirms tornado touched down in 7th Ward” – Fox8Live.com

State leaders have unveiled a plan to reduce congestion near the Washington Street exit on I-10.” – WAFB.com

“The FBI is investigating a bank robbery in New Orleans East.” – Fox8Live.com

Back to school means making sure your child is stocked up on pencils, paper and uniforms. It also means making sure your child is up to date on his or her shots.” – KATC.com

The LSU football team is back on the practice field for the first of several practices leading up to the season opener against Wisconsin on September 3rd. Coach Les Miles knows he has a lot of talent on this squad and wants to see it play out over the next month.” – 710Keel.com

 

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