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  • Trump Wins Every Democratic Debate: Voters will be convinced to vote for him by seeing his opponents

    10/14/2019 5:40:16 AM PDT · by billorites · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 14, 2019 | Bobby Jindal
    The Republican National Committee should offer to be the official sponsor of a weekly Democratic presidential debate. There would be no better advertisement for President Trump’s re-election. Every time the Democratic presidential contenders gather together, it’s a contest between the merely delusional, the vaguely vindictive and the patently absurd. There are funny moments, like when Andrew Yang risked the ire of the political-correctness police and told us, “I am Asian, so I know a lot of doctors.” There are substantive moments, like when former Vice President Joe Biden reversed himself on China, apparently now agreeing with Mr. Trump that intellectual-property...
  • The (Louisiana) Legislative Races Were A Runaway For Conservatives Last Night

    10/13/2019 4:52:09 PM PDT · by abb · 45 replies
    They Hayride ^ | October 13, 2019 | Scott McKay
    There was a decent indication of the rout in Louisiana legislative races to come back in August, when the Democrats failed to qualify credible candidates in the majority of districts up for grabs due to term limits – including several districts they currently control. We knew then that the Republican majorities of 60 votes in the House (out of 105) and 25 votes in the Senate (out of 39) were going to expand. When qualifying was over, those 60 House votes became 63 because the Democrats didn’t event contest seats being vacated by Sam Jones, Truck Gisclair and James Armes....
  • In win for Trump. Democratic Louisiana governor faces runoff

    10/12/2019 9:51:25 PM PDT · by rintintin · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct 12 2019 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, will face a Republican candidate in a runoff after he failed to get more than 50 percent of the vote in Saturday's "jungle primary" in his GOP-friendly state. President Donald Trump rallied on Friday in the state to support the Republican candidates on the eve of the election, calling Edwards "a liberal Democrat who has sold you out." The jungle primary meant that instead of top candidates of each party facing off one-on-one, any number of candidates from any part could compete for a final against the top two. On Friday Trump asked...
  • Louisiana Governor Primary Results: John Bel Edwards -VS- Abraham/Rispone Challenge (trunc)

    10/13/2019 7:01:32 AM PDT · by libstripper · 39 replies
    Conkservative Treehouse ^ | Oct. 13, 2019 | Sundance
    Full title: "UPDATE: Louisiana Governor Primary Results Thread: John Bel Edwards -VS- Abraham/Rispone Challenge" Excerpt: President Trump rallied last night in Louisiana to support a challenge to incumbent Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards. The goal is to hold JBE under 50% and force a run-off against a republican challenger. * * * UPDATE: Mission Accomplished. John Bel Edwards has been held under 50% and will face Republican businessman “Eddie” Rispone in a run-off to decide the governors race.
  • Louisiana’s Democratic governor forced into runoff

    10/13/2019 4:07:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 13, 2019 | Melinda DeSlatte
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ quest for a second term as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters denied him an outright primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election. The incumbent’s inability to top 50% of the vote in the six-candidate field raised questions about his reelection chances against a national Republican offensive that includes President Donald Trump. Trump made a last-minute appeal to Louisiana’s voters to reject Edwards. Edwards will compete in the Nov. 16 runoff against Eddie Rispone, a Baton Rouge businessman and longtime GOP political donor making his...
  • Louisiana GOP gets Supermajority in State House and Senate.

    10/12/2019 7:49:17 PM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 80 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/12/2019 | Chaz Nuttycombe
    BREAKING: Republicans in Louisiana have created a supermajority in the State House by winning the competitive seats they needed. Here is the CURRENT expected final flip map tonight. Pink indicates R flips, lightest blue indicates a D flip. On track for a net gain of 8 ATM.
  • Louisiana Saturday Voting - LIVE RESULTS

    10/12/2019 2:53:32 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 309 replies
    Louisiana Secretary of State, election results ^ | October 12, 2019 | Louisiana Secretary of State
    Louisiana Governor - election today. Everybody vote!! Polls close at 8pm. If any candidate gets a majority (51%) of the vote in the first round that candidate wins the election.
  • LLWS champs invited by President Trump to fly home to Louisiana on Air Force One (So Cool!)

    10/12/2019 5:34:34 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/11/2019 | ESPN News Services
    The winners of the 2019 Little League World Series flew home from Washington to Louisiana in style -- aboard Air Force One. President Donald Trump met with the Eastbank All-Stars on Friday at the White House. At the meeting, Trump asked the team members' parents whether the team could hop on Air Force One for the ride back to Louisiana since Trump was already headed to the state for a campaign rally. The team then met again with Trump at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, on the tarmac near Air Force One, and they all ascended onto the presidential...
  • Fierce battle over rare Democratic governorship in South

    10/12/2019 8:19:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    AP ^ | October 12, 2019 | Melinda Deslatte
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards fought Saturday to hang on to a rare Democratic governorship in Deep South Trump territory against a national GOP offensive aimed at forcing him into a runoff. Republicans were trying to hold Edwards under the 50% benchmark the region's only Democratic governor needed to win outright over five others in the field. President Donald Trump made a last-minute appeal to Louisiana's voters to reject Edwards. Edwards, Louisiana's only Democratic statewide elected official, faced two main GOP challengers, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone. But three lesser-known contenders also could peel off a few...
  • Hard Rock Hotel collapses on Canal Street

    10/12/2019 8:02:07 AM PDT · by Meatspace · 90 replies
    WWL ^ | 10/12/19
    NEW ORLEANS — The Hard Rock Hotel that was set to open on Canal Street has collapsed while under construction. Few details were immediately available from city officials but no injuries were immediately reported. The cause of the collapse was not immediately clear.
  • At Louisiana Rally, Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Inquiry and Pelosi

    10/12/2019 7:59:27 AM PDT · by euram · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12 Oct 2019 | Katie Rogers
    LAKE CHARLES, La. — President Trump left a dizzying trail of developments behind him in Washington on Friday evening, swapping the confines of the capital for a fiery rally where he used foul language, fierce political attacks and personal grievances to light up his supporters for the second day in a row.
  • 12OCT2019 Louisiana Primary Vote Thread

    10/12/2019 4:24:16 AM PDT · by Synthesist · 21 replies
    LA SoS website ^ | 12OCT2019 | Vanity
    Today is the LA “jungle primary”. The top ballot item is the Governor’s race. Incumbent Edwards (D) can be forced into a runoff election if he can’t get over 50% of the vote total. LA republicans, go vote for Abraham or Rispone if you haven’t early voted already. Even if you are undecided between the two Rs, please vote for one anyway to force a runoff. Thanks so much for POTUS Trump, VP Pence, and DT Jr coming to LA to rally GOP voters. The polls are open from 7AM till 8PM. Election vote counts will start coming in after...
  • Trump encourages Louisianians to vote, says Pelosi 'hates the United States' at second rally in...

    10/11/2019 7:22:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11 October 2019 | andana Rambaran
    FULL TITLE: Trump encourages Louisianians to vote, says Pelosi 'hates the United States' at second rally in as many days President Trump slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at his second campaign rally in as many nights Friday, saying "Nancy Pelosi hates the United States of America." Trump ridiculed the ongoing impeachment inquiry spearheaded by House Democrats, who he called "scammers and con artists," "They know they can't win an election so they're pursuing an illegal unconstitutional b---s--- impeachment," the president roared before a packed arena in Lake Charles, La. Trump also attacked Joe and Hunter Biden over their Ukrainian...
  • Trump to rally supporters in Lake Charles, Louisiana — live stream

    10/11/2019 2:43:06 PM PDT · by amorphous · 231 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11 October 2019 | By Aaron Navarro
    Trump to rally supporters in Lake Charles, Louisiana — live stream By Aaron Navarro October 11, 2019 / 10:29 AM / CBS News President Trump is holding a campaign rally in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Friday evening. He announced the event on Sunday in a tweet: "Going to Louisiana on Friday night for a big Republican Rally," he said. Mr. Trump is rallying on the eve of Louisiana's gubernatorial election, trying to tip the vote in favor of the Republicans running to unseat Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat. There are two Republicans running — Congressman Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie...
  • Students Make ‘Child Of God’ Headbands To Support Saints’ Demario Davis

    10/09/2019 9:04:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    WOKV ^ | 10/8/19
    Students make ‘Child of God’ headbands to support Saints’ Demario Davis (video at link)
  • U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Confederate monument case

    10/08/2019 3:05:20 AM PDT · by Synthesist · 72 replies ^ | 7OCT2019 | VICKIE WELBORN
    SHREVEPORT, La. -- The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in their fight to keep the Confederate monument on the Caddo Parish Courthouse grounds. Said spokeswoman Jackie Nichols: "Our petition was denied today by the Supreme Court. Although we are disappointed by this news, we are not dissuaded in our fight to protect our monument. We fight on!" The denial of the writ upholds the previous decision of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed the trial court’s ruling in favor of the Parish, dismissing the lawsuit. “The parish is...
  • Thousands of People Line the Streets in Over 1600 Cities to Tell Americans “Abortion Kills Children”

    10/07/2019 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Thousands of pro-lifers stood outside in all kinds of weather Sunday to pray for unborn babies and their mothers. People gathered in about 1,600 communities in the United States and Canada for the annual Life Chain, according to organizers. The event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. In West Reading, Pennsylvania, about 75 people stood on the sidewalks in the rain, holding signs encouraging mothers to choose life, the Reading Eagle reports. “We got rained on quite well but people stayed...
  • U.S. Supreme Court to take up Louisiana unanimous jury law on opening day of new term (Today)

    10/07/2019 8:42:04 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 4 replies
    NOLA - Times-Picayune & N.O. Advocate ^ | October 5 | John Simerman
    Louisiana’s aberrant take on the right to a jury trial in America will itself go on trial Monday, as the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a challenge to the non-unanimous verdict law that state voters just ditched, but only going forward. On the opening day of the court’s new term, the justices are set to take up the case of Evangelisto Ramos, an oil-supply boat worker who was convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of 43-year-old Trenice Fedison in New Orleans.
  • Trump to head to Louisiana on Friday to stump for GOP candidates on election eve

    10/07/2019 1:35:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | October 6, 2019 | Elizabeth Crisp
    President Donald Trump will make an 11th-hour trip to Louisiana to stump for Republican candidates who are attempting to unseat Gov. John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South. The president plans to hold a rally in Lake Charles on Friday, alongside Republicans Eddie Rispone and Ralph Abraham. "Keep Democrat Governor Edwards under 50%, force a runoff and have a great new Republican Governor," Trump tweeted Sunday, announcing his plan to visit Louisiana on the eve of Election Day. The Louisiana Republican Party also tweeted about the news, along with an image of Trump altered to make...
  • U.S. Supreme Court takes major case that could curb abortion access

    10/04/2019 9:05:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4, 2019 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to take up a major abortion case that could lead to new curbs on access to the procedure as it considers the legality of a Republican-backed Louisiana law that imposes restrictions on abortion doctors.