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  • House Conservatives Band Together to Form New Group to Push Conservative Agenda

    01/31/2015 9:14:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 26, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    Conservative lawmakers are officially rolling out a new group aimed at advancing a conservative agenda in the House of Representatives after they expressed discontent with the direction of the Republican Study Committee.“Our main hope is that we can represent the voids and valleys for our constituents back home,” Rep. Raúl Labrador of Idaho told The Daily Signal today. “With a small group that is nimble and able to work on issues that are of importance to our constituents, we can make a difference in Congress.”Called the House Freedom Caucus, the group serves as a conservative alternative to the Republican Study...
  • Two new Planned Parenthood abortion clinics blocked from opening

    01/30/2015 6:51:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jan.30, 2015 | Jill Stanek
    The photo above, via Cosmopolitan on January 23, shows progress on building an 8,000 sq. ft Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in New Orleans has obviously stalled. Compare it to the photo taken by Louisiana Coalition for Life in August 2014 (click all photos to enlarge). It appears only the grass has been cut in the past five months. Before that, Fox8 reported in January 2014 the lot sits untouched eight months after Planned Parenthoods big ceremonial ground-breaking (in a church, no less photo, right), this apparently because it had trouble finding anyone to build. This means the facilitys estimated...
  • Smoking in Big Easy bars, gambling halls to end in April

    01/30/2015 6:10:50 PM PST · by Drango · 83 replies
    ap ^ | January 30, 2015 | CAIN BURDEAU
    <p>NEW ORLEANS In three months it will no longer be legal to smoke in bars and while gambling in the Big Easy.</p> <p>On Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed into law a new ordinance that does away with smoking inside bars, gambling halls, stadiums and hotels in what will be a big change for a city known for its libertine ways.</p>
  • [March 25, 2013] Bobby Jindals Voucher Schools Teach That Slavery Was Good, and The KKK Are Grea

    01/28/2015 4:43:02 PM PST · by Maceman · 55 replies
    Politicus USA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | March, 25th, 2013 | Jason Easley
    Gov. Bobby Jindal’s voucher schools are teaching Louisiana kids that most slave owners were kind to their slaves, and that the KKK are civic reformers. Bobby Jindal’s usage of Louisiana as a prop for his 2016 presidential campaign is doing a lot more damage to the state than the rest of the country can ever possibly imagine. However, Jindal’s isn’t just wrecking the state for today. His “school choice” plan is being used by the far right to teach rewritten history and whitewashed racism to the state’s children. Jindal’s voucher schools will be free to teach lessons like slave owners...
  • Homeland Security Adviser Mohamed Elibiary Goes on Hate-Filled Anti-Christian Rant

    01/29/2015 10:29:43 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 18 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | January 28, 2015
    Obama administration Muslim adviser Mohamed Elibiary is no stranger to regular PJ Media readers. In September, Elibiary was unceremoniously removed from his fellowship position with the Department of Homeland Security, which he tried to spin as a resignation, but letters sent to members of Congress by DHS officials indicated he would not be reappointed. Undoubtedly, one of the chief reasons for DHS cutting ties with Elibiary was a long string of extremist statements he had been making on Twitter, including talking about the inevitability of the return of an ISIS-style caliphate tweets that were subsequently used by ISIS supporters...
  • Why should American Muslims have to assimilate?

    01/28/2015 3:07:55 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 62 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 1/28/2015 | Ananya Bhattacharyya
    Some cultures in the US have been allowed to remain distinct, so why the double standard? European no-go zones that non-Muslims may not enter have made headlines recently, despite the inconvenient fact that they dont exist. Because of an overwhelming and unexpected reaction from France and England in particular, Fox News issued an apology for letting anchors and guests repeatedly discuss such zones. Yet there are those who refuse to back down. Case in point: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential Republican presidential candidate. In an interview with CNN, he reiterated a point that others on the right have recently...
  • What the Irish media are saying about New Orleans after Irish police officer was shot

    01/28/2015 1:11:54 PM PST · by BBell · 22 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/28/15 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    Irish news media focused Wednesday on New Orleans after a vacationing Irish police officer was shot in the 7th Ward. The Irish Daily Mirror said the officer is now in intensive care. Reports said Officer Brian Hanrahan was visiting New Orleans as part of a road trip with father, who lives in Missouri. Local residents are raising money for Hanrahan's medical and travel expenses. Read more about what NOPD said happened during the shooting. Journalists from Ireland had plenty to say about the city where Hanrahan was shot, and in some cases, nuances were lost. Some news outlets showed photos...
  • Sasol delays $14B gas-to-liquids plant near Lake Charles during oil price slump

    01/28/2015 9:38:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 8 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | January 28, 2015 at 8:59 AM | Katherine Sayre,
    South African petrochemical company Sasol is delaying a decision on whether to move forward with a proposed $14 billion gas-to-liquids facility outside of Lake Charles, the company said Wednesday (Jan. 28). Sasol said the plans are being put on hold as the company saves cash in response to falling oil prices. The gas-to-liquids facility is part of a $21 billion planned complex in Westlake, one of the largest foreign investments in Louisiana history. "Albeit at a much slower pace, we will continue to progress the U.S. GTL facility," Sasol president and CEO David Constable said in a news release. "This...
  • Mardi Gras crime wave last thing New Orleans needs: James Varney

    01/27/2015 7:48:42 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    nola.com ^ | 1/27/2015 | James Varney
    For a city dependent, more or less, on tourism, the last thing New Orleans needs as Carnival kicks into gear are Drudge Reports headlines about Big Easy crime. But that's what Monday brought. "Police shortage is security risk for Mardi Gras," the hugely popular website aggregator said. Of course, the NOLA.com homepage was depressing enough. "Teen fatally shot Monday morning in Algiers," read one headline about the unfortunate and untimely demise of an unidentified Landry-Walker student.
  • Carly Fiorina, Scott Walker stocks rise after Iowa appearance

    01/26/2015 5:13:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-25-15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    For the last several months, the likes of Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have dominated the media coverage of the still-nascent contest for the White House. But when the 2016 Republican presidential race roared to life this weekend with twin events in Iowa and Louisiana, two lesser-known contestants left indelible impressions on the GOP faithful. Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive and current American Conservative Union Foundation Chairwoman Carly Fiorina and battle-tested Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left the crowds stirring after a nonstop ten-hour festival in Des Moines that exposed voters to 27 speakers and at least 10...
  • The Iowa Corral

    01/26/2015 2:43:15 AM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/26/2015 | Erick Erickson
    RedState assisted in sponsoring Rep. Steve King (R-IA)72%s event in Iowa this past weekend. I did not go, but made sure to pay attention to what was going on and who said what. As I have previously written, this is the most substantive field of Republican contenders since 1980. The number of Governors, Senators, and others who are running gives the GOP a deeper bench than any the Democrats can or will muster. They also agree on most topics and are trying to nuance themselves into unique positions. I appreciate Governor Perrys desire to paint a vision for the country....
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal: U.S. Needs a Spiritual Revival

    01/25/2015 9:30:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    ABCNews ^ | January 25, 2015 | LAURA WAGNER
    Gov. Bobby Jindal: U.S. Needs a Spiritual Revival Jan 25, 2015 By LAURA WAGNER Like a lot of Republicans with national name recognition, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is "seriously looking" at a 2016 White House bid, but he says the country needs more that just for the right candidate to win. "We can't just elect a candidate and fix what ails our country," he said at a prayer rally that he attended Saturday instead of the Iowa Freedom Summit. "We can't just pass a law and fix what ails our country. We need a spiritual revival to fix what ails...
  • Jindal: Gay Marriage Should Be Decided By States, Not Courts

    01/25/2015 11:09:30 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 25, 2015 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Jindal: Gay Marriage Should Be Decided By States, Not Courts Jan. 24, 2015, By Tom Howell Jr. January 25, 2015 Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Republican leader of one of 14 states that do not perform same-sex marriage, said Sunday hell defend the right of states to define marriage as they see fit. The Supreme Court is set to decide the gay-marriage question this term, but Mr. Jindal said his Christian views will not sway according to the polls. If the justices make gay marriage a national right, Mr. Jindal said hell support congressional Republicans pushing for a constitutional amendment...
  • BSEE to Investigate Damage to Unmanned Platform off Louisiana Coast

    01/25/2015 8:10:39 AM PST · by thackney · 11 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | anuary 23, 2015 | Gene Lockard
    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard are preparing to investigate an unmanned platform off the coast of Louisiana that has been damaged, BSEE said in a statement. The platform is operated by Energy XXI, GOM, LLC, and is located in 50 feet of water in South Timbalier (ST) Block 27 in the Gulf of Mexico, about 5 miles south of port Fourchon, Louisiana. Energy XXI reported to BSEE at approximately 4:30 a.m. that the ST 27 IA platform had been damaged, and that the damage was possibly caused by a vessel. There was...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 January 2015

    01/25/2015 4:27:49 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 134 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 January 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 25th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark. FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.; Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill, Adam Schiff, D-Calif, and Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz.; former Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah.
  • La. treasurer leads to replace Vitter in Senate

    01/23/2015 1:55:34 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/23/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy leads among Republicans potentially seeking to replace Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) in the Senate. According to a poll conducted by conservative North Star Opinion Research on behalf of Kennedy, the state treasurer takes 18 percent support, ahead of Reps. Charles Boustany Jr. (R-La.), at 13 percent, and John Fleming, at 7 percent. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu would be the strongest Democratic challenger in the Senate race. He took 39 percent in the poll, which is the baseline of support for any Democrat in the state, according to the poll. Louisiana has gone deep red in...
  • National Security, Conservative Leaders Praise Boddy Jindal For Standing Up To Sharia Law

    01/23/2015 5:00:41 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    A number of high-profile national security and conservative movement leaders are publicly praising Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a conservative and potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, for standing up to Sharia Law in a speech in the United Kingdom this weekand theyre calling on other potential presidential candidates to weigh in on the issue.
  • Jeff Sessions' appointment to lead Senate panel shows GOP ready to rumble on immigration

    01/22/2015 1:46:36 PM PST · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    Al ^ | updated January 21, 2015 at 4:55 PM | Leada Gore
    When Sen. Jeff Sessions stepped aside to make way for Wyoming's Mike Enzi to lead the Budget Committee, many wondered if there were bigger plans ahead for Alabama's junior senator. It appears there is Sen. Sessions is set to take over the Senate panel that oversees immigration, reports indicate. The move was first reported in Politico and while the senator's office can't confirm the move ahead of the official announcement, the change is a perfect fit for Sessions who has emerged as the leading opponent of the White House's immigration plans. Sessions is set to take over chairmanship of the...
  • Jeff Sessions to take over Senate panel overseeing immigration (with Vitter)

    01/21/2015 2:46:26 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | Seung Min Kim
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), one of the most relentless critics of the Obama administrations immigration directives, is taking over the Senates panel that oversees immigration, according to three sources familiar with the decision. Sessions is set to assume the chairmanship of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security, according to the sources giving the conservative a key platform to advance his immigration policies. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), a new member of the Judiciary Committee, is going to be the panels vice chair, the sources said. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/jeff-sessions-senate-panel-immigration-114455.html#ixzz3PUytKfXy
  • CNN Reports on No-Go Zones. Forgets All About It While Interview Gov. Bobby Jindal.

    01/20/2015 10:14:27 PM PST · by Mozilla · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | Tuesday, January 20, 2015 7:57 | staff
    CNNs Max Foster interviewed Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal over the weekend. He grilled Jindal on so-called no-go zones. Pay attention to what Jindal actually said, as documented by CNN. Jindal was also unable to offer examples during an earlier interview with CNNs Max Foster, saying that hes heard from folks here that there are neighborhoods where women dont feel comfortable going in without veils We all know that there are neighborhoods where police are less likely to go into. I think that the radical Left absolutely wants to pretend like this problem is not here. Pretending its not here...
  • Pro-life march and pro-choice rally meet downtown (Louisiana Texas)

    01/20/2015 8:08:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    arklatexhomepage.com ^ | 01/17/2015 | staff
    Both sides of the heated abortion debate cross paths in downtown Shreveport. "All life is sacred, young, old all of them." They came out by the numbers, thousands of pro-life supporters crossing the Texas street bridge and entering Shreveport in unity. "I believe that even in the womb, that is a person. They meet all the qualifications to be a human being. The things that people value as humans," said pro-life supporter, Raeanne Chachula. "Defend the Defenseless," the theme for Louisiana's 2nd Annual Life March. A pro-life movement, that also drew, the other side. "If you want to be a...
  • Landrieus Ugly Exit

    01/20/2015 7:10:52 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/5/2014 | John Fund
    Senator Mary Landrieu comes from a political dynasty in Louisiana her father was mayor of New Orleans, and her brother is the current mayor. But as she heads into Saturdays runoff election as a clear underdog, she is tarnishing her political inheritance by fighting ugly. She is resorting to lies and distortion to accuse her GOP opponent of backing the impeachment of President Obama and endorsing a documentary that, as she describes it, says slavery was better for blacks than welfare. Landrieu has flailed, veering from one issue to another, concluded a Washington Post article this Thursday. When it...
  • MSNBC about to give Bobby Jindal the Herman Cain treatment

    01/20/2015 7:08:43 AM PST · by Bratch · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JANUARY 20, 2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    If you followed the toxic enthusiasm MSNBC hosts and guests displayed for hurling accusations of racism or racial insensitivity toward Republicans in 2012, then a recent segment on that cable news network involving comments made by Bobby Jindal should sound lamentably familiar.During a segment on MSNBCsNowwith Alex Wagner, Arsalan Iftikhar, founder of TheMuslimGuy.com, was asked to weigh in on Jindals claim that there are no-go zones inside European cities in which Muslim immigrants have refused to allow non-Muslims to travel. This claim is so controversial that Fox News host Jeanine Pirro issued an on-air apology after one of her guests...
  • NOPD arrests 10 armed robbery suspects over weekend

    01/19/2015 2:12:06 PM PST · by BBell · 15 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/19/15 | Benjamin Alexander-Bloch
    The New Orleans Police Department on Monday (Jan. 19) touted the arrests of 10 armed robbery suspects in two days, describing it as a demonstration of the NOPD's commitment to tracking down those "responsible for committing violent crime, taking them off the streets and bringing them to justice." "The arrests made this weekend show how hard our officers are working every day to keep our neighborhoods safe," NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said in a statement.The tally began Friday when three high school classmates were arrested, accused of robbing a man in the Central Business District on Jan. 9 and fleeing...
  • Health dept. blocks abortions at Planned Parenthood clinic (Louisiana)

    01/16/2015 3:42:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    seattlepi.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana's health department is refusing to let Planned Parenthood perform abortion services at its new clinic under construction in New Orleans, the latest flashpoint in a long-running dispute over abortion access in the state. The organization received a rejection letter last week from the Department of Health and Hospitals, which said Planned Parenthood didn't demonstrate the need for another abortion facility in Louisiana. "Your application failed to establish the probability of serious, adverse consequences to recipients' ability to access outpatient abortion services if you are not allowed to apply for licensure," Health and Hospitals Secretary...
  • Bobby Jindal: Muslims Must Admit 'Islam Has a Problem'

    01/16/2015 12:48:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Cathy Burke
    Bobby Jindal: Muslims Must Admit 'Islam Has a Problem' 15 Jan 2015 By Cathy Burke Muslim leaders must publicly condemn jihadist terror attacks like the deadly strikes in France and concede "Islam has a problem," Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal says. "If Islam does not support what is happening in the name of Islam, then they need to stand up and stop it," Jindal declares in a speech he'll give Monday in London, the Daily Caller reports. "Many Islamic leaders argue that these are the acts of a radical few." But, Jindal's speech at the Henry Jackson Society will argue,...
  • Bobby Jindal invokes heritage in call for immigrant assimilation

    01/15/2015 3:19:36 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/15/15 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, in Europe for a trade mission, will preach the virtue and necessity of assimilation in an extended foreign policy speech Friday that will touch on his familys own immigrant experience. Speaking to the conservative Henry Jackson Society in London, the potential Republican presidential candidate will contrast his parents decision to come to the United States from India 45 years ago with the mind-set of newer-generation European immigrants who subscribe to radical Islam. Story Continued Below My dad and mom told my brother and me that we came to America to be Americans not Indian-Americans, Jindal...
  • Report: Louisiana Named the Most Pro-Life State, Washington Most Pro-Abortion

    01/13/2015 8:20:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/13/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Americans United for Life today released its annual report about the most pro-life and pro-abortion states when it comes to passing pro-life legislation that protects women and unborn children. In a replay of last years best and worst, Louisiana was named most pro-life and Washington most pro-abortion. Americans United for Life released the 2015 results after analyzing progress made legislatively or in litigation in 2014. The Life List takes into account the 50 states overall advances since Roe v. Wade toward re-building a culture of life, including events of the last year. After Louisiana and its first place ranking, the...
  • Court denies one same-sex marriage case (USSC refuses appeal of LA Gay marriage ban!)

    01/12/2015 7:57:47 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 25 replies
    SCOTUS blog ^ | January 12th, 2015 9:41 am | Lyle Denniston
    The Supreme Court, returning from its winter recess, decided on Monday not to take on a same-sex marriage case that remains under review in a federal appeals court, but otherwise took no action on that constitutional controversy. The Court made no comment as it turned down a plea by same-sex couples in Louisiana to review that states ban, which had been upheld by a federal trial judge in New Orleans (Robicheaux v. George).
  • Romney Floats Trial Balloon to Slow Jeb Bushs Early Rise in Quest for White House

    01/10/2015 10:13:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 10, 2015 | Ken McIntyre
    Jeb Bush’s moves to attract supporters and donors this week put the 2016 race for the White House into sharper focus earlier in the new year than other presidential hopefuls probably anticipated. One apparent result: Mitt Romney, the Republican standard-bearer in 2012, told a group of donors Friday that he is “seriously considering” a third try for the White House after all. Romney continues to lead in polls that include him in the GOP field. With casual but succinct Instagram videos shot on a New York street and posted Tuesday on his Facebook page — one in English, one in...
  • Federal Appeals Court Appears Poised To Strike Down Three Southern States Same-Sex Marriage Bans

    01/09/2015 9:00:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | January 9, 2015 | Chris Geidner
    After oral arguments about Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas bans on marriages for same-sex couples, the 5th Circuit of Appeals looks likely to strike the laws down. NEW ORLEANS After three hours of arguments, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals appeared poised to strike down bans on same-sex couples marriages in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas joining all but one of the other appellate courts to consider the issue. If the court upholds the lower court decisions striking down the Mississippi and Texas bans and reverses the trial court decision upholding Louisianas ban, it could have the effect of bringing...
  • Gay marriage cases from Louisiana, Texas, Miss., to be heard in appeals court Friday

    01/08/2015 7:23:22 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 8 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 01/08/2015 | Andy Grimm
    A federal appeals court in New Orleans will hear arguments Friday (Jan. 9) in three cases involving state bans on same-sex marriage, including Louisiana's, in what could be one of the final courtroom showdowns over the marital rights of same sex couples. A panel of three appeals court judges -- two Reagan appointees and an Obama appointee -- will listen to arguments in a case appealing a district judge's September ruling that upheld Louisiana's 2004 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. It's the first case on the docket for Friday's session in the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which will...
  • The Scalise Mess and the GOP Insider Culture - The Republican establishment drops the bal

    01/06/2015 2:04:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    "....................All this tells a considerable amount about what passes for the unremarkable inside the Washington establishment. For Feehery spends his time continually attacking conservatives. There was this open letter attack on Rush Limbaugh in Politico in which he snarked:Congratulations! You have been selected by the Obama administration, the mainstream media and 20 million of your most passionate followers to be the new head of the Republican Party.As such, you are given all the rights and responsibilities that come with being a true political leader.Your mission is simple: Restore the Republican Party to its former greatness by single-handedly helping Republicans to...
  • Trial for man accused of beating family at gas station set for Monday (hate crime?)

    01/04/2015 9:58:08 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
    The man accused of a gas station beating two years ago is expected in court on Monday. Donald Dickerson is facing battery charges after he allegedly beat up a family when they stopped to get gas on Plank Road in May of 2013. Police arrested Dickerson and ticketed two others. They are all accused of punching the family. Dickerson allegedly told the family they were in the "wrong neighborhood" before the attack. According to police, one of the victim suffered a broken eye socket, broken nose, and several lacerations to the face.
  • Get off Steve Scalises Case

    01/05/2015 6:04:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Star Parker
    If you want to identify a serious potential leader, someone committed to getting America back on track as a free and prosperous nation under God, just check the intensity of efforts of those on the left to try and destroy the reputation and career of that individual. The more time and energy liberals invest to destroy someone, you can bet that this is someone who loves America, what it stands for, and who can make a difference. Latest case is attacks on Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) because he spoke, in 2002, to the European American Unity and Rights Organization, a...
  • Common Core & 2016

    01/05/2015 6:08:42 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 2, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    As 2014 drew to a close, at least three probably contenders for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 have taken fairly clear positions on the Common Core education reforms favored by the Obama Administration. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, of course, has given C-squared his full throated support but he has been out of office for years. New Jersey, governed by Chris Christie, has officially embraced the Double C. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, meanwhile, is taking a different approach. In a continued push to overturn the implementation of Common Core standards and testing in schools, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal joined...
  • Outgoing Louisiana Mayor tells New Orleans Station to Kiss His A**

    01/05/2015 2:40:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    mediabistro.com ^ | 1/2/15 | Kevin Eck
    James Lavigne had been mayor of Pearl River, La. for 24 years. He lost the last election and called an emergency meeting Wednesday to say goodbye. ....Facebook can kiss my ass, and you too and Channel 4 news, Lavigne said as he got into his town-owned GMC Denali and drove away.
  • Bobby Jindal to meet Tuesday with Iowa pastors

    01/04/2015 4:49:43 PM PST · by iowamark · 22 replies
    Des Moines Register | January 4, 2015 | Jason Noble
    Gannett paper, link only: Bobby Jindal to meet Tuesday with Iowa pastors
  • GOP lawmakers back Scalise in supremacist flap

    01/04/2015 10:51:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2015 12:42 PM EST | Erica Werner
    Republican lawmakers closed ranks Sunday behind the No. 3 House GOP leader, Steve Scalise, as the party aimed to move past the controversy over his speech 12 years ago to a white supremacist group. Scalise has said the speech was a mistake he now regrets, and party leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, have backed him. Several incoming rank-and-file lawmakers added their support Sunday, including Utahs Mia Love, the first black female Republican elected to the House.
  • GOP Rebukes David Duke, But Not His Voters (LAUGH ALERT)

    01/04/2015 11:15:31 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan 4, 2015 | Clarence the Crosseyed Page cpage@tribune.com
    Just when I thought David Duke had gone the way of the Betamax, buggy whips and record stores, the former Ku Klux Klan leader, Republican politician and jailbird has re-emerged to haunt the new Republican-controlled Congress. The new House Republican whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana apologized this past week for an honest "error in judgment" that led him to speak in 2002 to the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, a white nationalist group founded by Duke.
  • Erick Erickson Apalled That GOP Whip Spoke At White Nationalist Event

    01/03/2015 9:21:33 AM PST · by xzins · 64 replies
    TPM ^ | 29 Dec 14 | Caitlin MacNeal
    After the Washington Post reported that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) spoke at a 2002 event hosted by a white nationalist group, RedState editor Erick Erickson knocked Scalise's supposed ignorance about the organization. According to the Post's Robert Costa, Scalise appeared at an event for the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, a group founded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, but didn't know at the time that the organization was a hate group. Erickson was not willing to give Scalise the benefit of the doubt. "How do you not know? How do you not investigate?" Erickson wrote...
  • Steve Scalise and Adolf Hitlers Mein Kampf

    01/02/2015 8:41:37 AM PST · by xzins · 45 replies
    CHQ ^ | 1/2/2015 | George Rasley
    Scalise Apologizes For Event He Didn't Attend The venality and outright lies about House Republican Whip Steve Scalises association with David Dukes racist organization, EURO, keep getting more obvious as Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy struggle to contain the damage keeping Scalise on the House leadership team is doing to the Republican Party. None of what Scalise has said to try to explain away his association with David Duke, and Dukes principle Louisiana political operative Kenneth Knight, has passed the smell test, and the more Scalise tries to explain it away, the deeper...
  • The Last Resort: Replace John Boehner (lengthy must read!)

    01/02/2015 5:04:25 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/2/14 | Lester Jackson
    Crominbus was the last straw. Conservatives are now absolutely livid at the RINO Establishment. Rarely, if ever, has such an unmistakable voter mandate been so brazenly nullified before the newly elected could even take office. Calls escalate to "end" the Republican Party because conservatives cannot change it. By contrast, Rush Limbaugh, while lamenting that "the losers in the last election [got] pretty much everything they want[ed]," nevertheless rejects the third party call: "taking over the Republican Party is better." Sarah Palin protests that what House Speaker John Boehner and 162 Republican "yahoos" did "stinks to high heaven," for which Rep....
  • SEAN HANNITY: EVERY REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN MUST RECONSIDER BOEHNERS CRED AFTER SCALISE SCANDAL

    12/30/2014 10:04:19 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 30, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Fox News anchor Sean Hannity, also a nationally syndicated radio host, is tripling down on his calls to demand new blood in House GOP leadership. In the wake of Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) rebuffing his call to run against Speaker John Boehner after the white supremacy scandal that has rocked Boehners ally, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Hannity is calling on every Republican member of the House of Representatives to reconsider whether Boehner is in fact an effective leader. Every Republican member needs to ask themselves if John Boehner is really the best person to lead the conservative movement at...
  • GOP Stand By Scalise, Waits For This Whole Thing To Blow Over

    01/01/2015 12:29:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    By now, you probably already know that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) once addressed a crowd of people in the same hotel where a white nationalist conference was being held in 2002. Scalise, a state representative at the time, spoke hours before the white nationalist meeting began, so it looks like this story turned out to be a big nothing burger. Republicans and Democrats came to Scalise’s aid, with Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) saying that his colleague doesn’t have a “racist bone in his body.” With David Duke in the mix, Scalise, who’s the House Majority Whip, was bound to get some media attention over...
  • Scalise brings back Boehner's familiar right flank hangover

    12/31/2014 11:21:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 12/31/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    House Speaker John Boehner's not waiting until New Year's Day for a hangover -- his headache is already here. Back-to-back House Republican dramas in the final week of the year are the latest indication that many of the issues the GOP hoped to leave behind when they take full control of Congress next week an unruly base and scandal-prone members will continue to dog them in the new year, and might even kick off 2015 with an attempted coup on the Speakership. Though Boehner was successfully able to convince Rep. Michael Grimm to resign on Monday after pleading...
  • Scalise and Boehner Must Go

    12/31/2014 11:13:01 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 12/31/14 | Jeffrey Lord
    Speaker John Boehner must go. Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA), a John Boehner man running for re-election as House Republican Whip, is in trouble. And he too must go. By making a point of backing Scalise in the middle of this mess, so now is the Speaker himself in trouble. Mark Levin has long been out there saying Boehner needed to go. So too has Sean Hannity, with both updating their views over the holidays in light of the Scalise scandal. Well come back to this in a minute. But first, lets focus on Scalises situation. It is a textbook case...
  • Slate Discovers Scalise Did Not Attend White Supremacist Event

    12/31/2014 10:47:12 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 31, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Drat! Foiled again! That is going to be the feeling of much of the mainstream media which has been incessantly pushing the narrative about House majority whip Steve Scalise supposedly speaking at a David Duke sponsored white supremacist event in 2002. It turns out that it never happened. Instead he spoke at a local neighborhood association. And who discovered this vital information? A very unexpected source, the liberal Slate. Betsy Knight explains what really happened and the reason for the confusion:
  • Rep. Steve Scalise: Not Guilty as Charged -- The Man is No David Duke

    12/31/2014 10:45:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/31/2014 | Quin Hillyer
    The first time I ever spoke to Steve Scalise, it was in the context of his helping me and his cousin, state senator Ben Bagert, block the political career of David Duke. In the quarter-century since that 1989 phone conversation, Scalise has given no indication that he holds any views anywhere near as odious as Dukes racist and anti-Semitic garbage, and plenty of indications directly to the contrary indeed, compellingly so. Scalise, the House majority whip now under fire for having spoken back in 2002 to a white-supremacist group tied to the former Klansman Duke, says he did...
  • MEDIA: UM, THAT BIG STEVE SCALISE STORY PROBABLY DIDNT HAPPEN, BUT HES STILL EMBATTLED ANYWAY

    12/31/2014 9:32:16 AM PST · by Bratch · 54 replies
    Human Events ^ | December 31, 2014 | John Hayward
    Hey, remember how the biggest story in every mainstream media outlet yesterday was the shattering revelation that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) spoke to a group with ties to the odious white supremacist David Duke in 2002? Ancillary stories blossomed with lightning speed throughout the day, spreading across the front pages like fractal patterns blooming on a computer screen saver: the latest comments from Scaliese, reactions from other Republican leaders, calls for his doom from top Democrats, hard-hitting political analysis from veteran correspondents about whether the embattled Republican could possibly survive this devastating scandalHave you checked the big news...