The Low Popahirum, November 14, 2016


“Jason Horowitz writes in The New York Times that the Beltway elite fear that President-elect Donald Trump’s ‘drain the swamp’ mentality will greatly reduce the posh culture of Washington, D.C., which expanded under Barack Obama’s presidency.” – Breitbart

“Civil rights groups, Democrats and some Republican Party strategists on Monday denounced President-elect Donald J. Trump’s decision to appoint Stephen K. Bannon to a top White House position, warning that Mr. Bannon represents nationalist and racist views that should be rejected by the incoming president.” – NY Times

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Steven Mnuchin has been recommended by Donald Trump’s transition team to serve as Treasury secretary, according to two people familiar with the process, and the choice is awaiting the president-elect’s final decision.” – Bloomberg

“What is happening in America right now is not normal.” – The Daily Beast

“After five days of anti-Trump protests and mayhem led by left-wing groups, including one linked to top Clinton donor George Soros, Republicans said Sunday that it’s time for Democrats to call off the dogs.” –

“If you’re puzzled by the conflict between the Democrats’ proclamations that they’re willing to give President-elect Trump a chance and the many riots against Trump taking place every night since the election, don’t be. The fact that none of the Dems’ leadership from Hillary Clinton on down have asked for calm and condemned the rioting is enough to prove that they’ve not missed a beat between Hillary’s campaign and Mr. Trump’s imminent presidency.” –

A high school teacher and a Holocaust scholar was placed on paid leave after drawing parallels between President-elect Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler in his class.” – The Washington Post

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s February endorsement of Donald Trump shocked observers as the first sign of capitulation from the Republican establishment to the man who would eventually become their nominee — and then their president.” –

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day’s most important political stories and why they matter.” –

“After their millions of dollars failed to elect Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton last week, billionaire George Soros and his fellow wealthy liberals have gathered in Washington, D.C., to determine how to spend their money to block President-elect Donald Trump throughout his term in the White House.” – The Blaze


Congress will reconvene today now that the election is over, which means Louisiana’s congressional delegation will resume their efforts to get more federal funds appropriated for flood recovery. Baton Rouge Congressman Garrett Graves says right now the state still needs to come up with a plan for spending the $438 million they’ve already received.” –

The LSU AgCenter says Louisiana pecan growers who were eager to bounce back from last year’s disappointing crop will likely have their hopes dashed this year.” –

It’s a day to honor and thank past and present veterans for their service – and for one organization, it is also an opportunity to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.” –

“With 24 candidates now winnowed down to two, the U.S. Senate race has shaped up to be another battle between Gov. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Sen. David Vitter.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

A federal appellate judge with deep Louisiana roots is on President-elect Donald Trump’s short list for a Supreme Court nomination.” –

Multiple New Orleans Saints players jumped up and down along the sideline, trying to show the officials Denver Broncos safety Will Parks stepped out of bounds on his way to returning an extra point for the game-winning score.” –

The Saints hit the highest of highs after a Drew Brees to Brandin Cooks 32-yard touchdown reception, but the Black and Gold fell to the lowest of lows on the very next play. Tied at 23, Will Lutz’s extra point was blocked and returned by Will Parks for two points, giving the Broncos a 25-23 victory.” –

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today applauded President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff:” –

Today is the final day for people affected by August’s floods to register for help from FEMA.” –

“Jamal Adams didn’t need a reporter to deliver the news.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate


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