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  • Police: Neighborhood watch posts call to watch young blacks [Shreveport LA]

    09/25/2016 3:09:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 25, 2016 5:42 PM EDT
    Shreveport police are investigating posts to a large neighborhood watch group suggesting recent car break-ins are reason to watch young, black men or teens, and even for so-called “vigilante justice.” The Times reports that police confirmed on Thursday that they’re investigating some of the posts made to the Facebook page called “Broadmoor Neighbors in Shreveport.” …
  • Black Lives Matter Storms New Orleans’ Monuments

    09/25/2016 6:04:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 135 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/24/2016 | John Binder
    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – A Black Lives Matter-aligned organization called ‘Take ‘Em Down Nola’ stormed New Orleans’ Andrew Jackson monument demanding all monuments related to the Civil War come down across the city. The monument which sits at the heart of the city’s historic French Quarter. Chanting “No justice, no peace” and “F*ck the police,” the group of protesters took issue with barricades and police guarding the iconic Jackson Square monument as a few members of Take ‘Em Down Nola immediately tried to jump the barriers, but were quickly apprehended by New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) officers. The protests, for...
  • 7 arrested during monument protests at Jackson Square

    09/24/2016 4:58:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/24/16 | Wilborn P. Nobles III, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The juxtaposition of drumbeats and chants of "No justice, no peace" filled the air on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 24) as hundreds marched toward Jackson Square in an act of protest against the four New Orleans monuments honoring Civil War era figures. For more photos from the protest, click here. Take 'Em Down NOLA arrived at Jackson Square at 2:17 p.m., where a horse-mounted New Orleans Police patrol blocked access to the Andrew Jackson monument. At one point, protesters could be heard chanting, "We can't get no satisfaction until you take down Andrew Jackson," and some threw liquid-filled balloons at the...
  • March organizer wants to tear down Andrew Jackson statue

    09/23/2016 1:31:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    http://wgno.com ^ | 9/19/16 | MARK DEANE
    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Community activist Malcolm Suber believes tearing down the Andrew Jackson statue in the heart of Jackson Square and the French Quarter is an act of civil rights.“We want every white supremacy monument in this city taken down,” he says.Suber is a coordinator of the group Take Em Down NOLA, which is planning a march this Saturday (September 24). It will start in Congo Square and end in Jackson Square, possibly with marchers using ropes to remove the statue dedicated to the seventh U.S. President and the hero of the Battle of New Orleans.“We think that this...
  • Black Lives Matter: We’ll Tear Down New Orleans’ Monuments Ourselves

    09/22/2016 4:04:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 81 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 9-22-2016 | John Binder
    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - The 'Take 'Em Down Nola' group, which has aligned itself with the Black Lives Matter movement, is now saying publicly they plan to tear down New Orleans' most iconic monument in the city. During a protest outside of New Orleans City Hall, a group of Take 'Em Down Nola, which has made threats against the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) and Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration in the past, said police will have to step aside this weekend as they plan to physically tear down the equestrian Andrew Jackson monument in the French Quarter. "So you plan...
  • Obama Orders Black To Vote For Hillary-Or Else

    09/21/2016 3:16:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 21, 2016 | Crystal Wright
    President Barack Obama told a crowd of black people that he’d consider it a personal insult if blacks don’t vote for Hillary in 2016. Just when you thought Democrats couldn’t dial up their identity politics anymore, Obama told black Americans that only their vote and his legacy matter, not their black lives. “And after we have achieved historic turnout in 2008 and 2012, especially in the African-American community, I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy, if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. You want to give me...
  • Frustrated, Armed With Ropes, Activist Group Plans to Pull Down Andrew Jackson Monument

    09/16/2016 7:04:51 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 40 replies
    NO Advocate ^ | 9-15-2016 | Jeff Adelson
    A New Orleans activist group is threatening to pull down the city's most recognizable statue in response to what members claim are unreasonable delays in removing four other monuments honoring Confederate leaders and a 19th century white supremacist militia. Take 'Em Down NOLA says it will attempt to topple the statue of Andrew Jackson during a protest later this month in Jackson Square. Legal delays have kept the other statues -- honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard, and a militia known as the White League -- standing nine months after the City Council...
  • Mayor Landrieu signs city's new gun safety ordinance into law(New Orleans)

    09/14/2016 11:19:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    wdsu.com ^ | 9/12/2016 | Kelsey Davis
    At a news conference Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with City Councilmembers Jason Rogers Williams and James Gray and New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison announced a new city ordinance aimed at promoting gun safety in New Orleans.
  • Rebranding Common Core

    09/14/2016 7:27:10 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 14, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The unpopularity of the Common Core educational standards is not causing its proponents to rethink it but to rebrand it. "In 2010, every state but Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia adopted Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math and English language arts," Joy Pullmann writes in the second edition of Common Core: A Bad Choice for America, published by the Heartland Institute. "Five years later, three in five Americans said they don’t know if Common Core is in their local schools." "While 25 states have...
  • U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany's wife calls prostitution claims 'false attacks'

    09/13/2016 2:50:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    The wife of Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany is defending him against prostitution allegations raised in a new book, describing "false attacks" that she says are aimed at disrupting his bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana. In an email sent to supporters Monday, Bridget Boustany suggests her husband's opponents are spreading the information, which she called "lies." Bridget Boustany doesn't use the word prostitution in the email, but she talks of people who have "called his character into question." "He's a good man, a loving husband, and an incredible father to our two children," Bridget Boustany says in...
  • Louisiana Senate Poll: Kennedy With Sizable Lead, Conservative Candidates Struggling

    09/01/2016 3:23:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies
    The Hayride ^ | August 31, 2016
    Q: The candidates in the election for United States Senate are a Republican John Kennedy, a Democrat Foster Campbell, a Republican John Fleming, a Republican Charles Boustany, a Republican Rob Maness, a Republican Abhay Patel, a Republican David Duke, an Independent Troy Hebert and a Democrat Caroline Fayard. If the election were held today for whom would you vote? John Kennedy: 27% Foster Campbell: 16% Charles Boustany: 13% Caroline Fayard: 12% John Fleming: 6% David Duke: 6% Rob Maness: 4% Abhay Patel: 0% Troy Hebert: 0% Undecided: 15%
  • The I-10 Bus Crash Driver (trunc.)

    09/01/2016 11:08:16 AM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 17 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 08/31/2016 | Scott McKay
    Information is dribbling out about Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, the illegal alien from Honduras who crashed a party bus into a traffic pileup on I-10 in St. John the Baptist Parish on Sunday, killing two people and injuring some 40 others – and none of it is good. And Amaya’s lengthy history as an illegal running wild outside the law now promises to make a few of Louisiana’s more high-profile public officials look like clowns. At present, there is a major dust-up afoot between Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu over the issue, as yesterday...
  • Media Bias in Baton Rouge

    08/27/2016 5:31:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    The recent flooding in Baton Rouge is a study in media bias if you compare it to media coverage of Hurricane Katrina.While Baton Rouge flooded, President Obama continued to play golf at MarthaÂ’s Vineyard as if nothing was happening and the media gave him a pass. George W. Bush was accused of being a racist when he cut his vacation short and did a flyover of New Orleans back in 2005. Talk about double standards.Without a doubt, media coverage of Katrina was a hack job done by Bush-haters who wanted to paint the sitting president in the worst possible light....
  • Good Lord! Cop says Red Cross told him not to pray with flood victims

    08/26/2016 5:35:37 PM PDT · by Lera · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    A law enforcement officer said he was asked to leave a Red Cross shelter in Lafayette, Louisiana after he prayed with several flood victims. Clay Higgins, a reserve city marshal and a local legend, dropped by after work to minister to evacuees at the Heymann Performing Arts Center on Aug. 19. "I was not proselytizing," he told me. "I was just there to thank volunteers and offer prayers and encouragement." Higgins, who is also running for Congress, was dressed in uniform and was holding a Bible. At some point during the visit a volunteer approached Higgins and mentioned there was...
  • Leftists Attack Christian Leader On Louisiana Floods

    08/26/2016 4:04:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 26,2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Liberal secularists are attacking national Christian leader Tony Perkins for trying to make sense of the Louisiana floods from a biblical perspective, after Perkins and 80 percent of his Louisiana church members lost their homes to those floods.
  • SHOCKER: JBE Only Gives Companies 24 Hours To Bid On Massive Flood Recovery Contracts (Dem Gov)

    08/25/2016 8:31:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    The contract is for distributing aid to help people with flooded homes. There will be a lot of money handed out. Here are some excerpts: Under SAH, the State will contract directly with one or more construction firms capable of delivering minor, critical services on a large scale and that possess or can obtain the resources required to deliver in an expedited manner. Simultaneously, the State will direct contract with a firm to provide Program Management support to the State to help manage and control this effort. If a respondent is selected for the Program Management contract, the respondent will...
  • "Cajun Navy' Rescuers Eyed by Louisiana State Legislator for Regulation

    08/24/2016 8:18:17 AM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 66 replies
    KATC TV ^ | 08/24/2016 | Valerie Ponseti
    Amid the historic flooding many of the rescues in Acadiana, and across the state, are being credited to civilians. They call themselves the "Cajun Navy." The group started during Hurricane Katrina, when hundreds from Acadiana went to New Orleans with their boats to make rescues. "Between us all, we took out quite a bit of people," said Doug Bienvenue, a member of the group. Now the "Cajun Navy" is back, but the fleet is facing a few challenges. Bienvenue is an original member of the fleet, so when GoFundMe accounts and t-shirt sales started popping up throughout flood relief under...
  • Why isn’t the Liberal Media Asking Why Hillary Clinton isn’t Visiting Louisiana?

    08/24/2016 7:13:53 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    AIM ^ | August 24, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Donald Trump pre-empted the liberal media criticism of Republicans not caring about people by visiting last week, which even preceded sitting President Barack Obama. Obama waited up to ten days to visit flood-damaged Baton Rouge, with little criticism from the media, while George W. Bush was criticized for responding to Hurricane Katrina after three days. But, where is Hillary Clinton in all this? She tweeted support and the like for the people of Baton Rouge, but Trump visited and brought donations for the displaced residents of Baton Rouge. There were no feature articles asking this question on ABC News, CBS...
  • There is Now No Doubt Now: The Media Are Biased, and Obama Doesn't Care About Black People

    08/24/2016 6:13:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    Editor's Note: This column was originally published under the wrong byline. We apologize for the error.If you had any doubt about it, there should be no doubt in your mind now.The Mainstream media is biased. The Big Three, like a soft and fluffy version of the Soviet Pravda, have propped up their little Barack Obama and his shrewish successor Hillary “Hexes, Lies, and Emails on Tape” Clinton.The latest, most vicious example of this distortion? President Obama’s tepid, non-existence response to the floods sweeping Louisiana. 31 inches of rain fell in 15 hours, and that was a tally from one week...
  • President Obama to meet with families of Alton Sterling, slain officers

    08/23/2016 8:05:53 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 8/23/16 | Richard Rainey
    President Barack Obama, in Baton Rouge on Tuesday (Aug. 23) to view the destruction brought last week's historic rainfall, will also meet with the family of Alton Sterling, who was shot to death during a confrontation with police officers in early July. He also planned to meet with the families of police officers who were killed in an ambush two weeks later in the wake of protests. Obama had been criticized for not coming to the state earlier to view the flood damage. He also was criticized for not coming to the city after Sterling's shooting, which was followed by...
  • Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: ‘The American ghetto has replaced the plantation’

    08/23/2016 1:51:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on Tuesday ripped President Obama as a “race hustler” and condemned the Black Lives Matter movement for not doing enough to help Louisiana flood victims. Sheriff Clarke called the president an “elitist” who chose to finish out his family vacation in Martha’s Vineyard before heading to survey the flood damage in Baton Rouge on Tuesday. “He’s an elitist. He’s at Martha’s Vineyard while American people are suffering down in Louisiana,” he said on “Fox & Friends.”
  • Trump Helps in Louisiana as Obama and Hillary Party Instead

    08/22/2016 4:23:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So, folks, let us review the last few days that have transpired here in our great country. Donald Trump, presidential candidate, Republican side, visited Louisiana. They've had some terrible flooding there. There hasn't been one representative of the Obama administration get even close to Louisiana. (interruption) I'm sorry. I didn't know that. Jeh Johnson went for a day? The guy who spells his name J-e-h, okay, Jeh Johnson went for a day. Who is he, Homeland Security? Right, so the Homeland Security guy went down there for a day. Hillary Clinton decided to stay in Martha's Vineyard...
  • Hillary Clinton: I'll visit Louisiana flood site when campaign won't 'disrupt' response

    08/22/2016 11:40:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    (CNN)Hillary Clinton's campaign said the Democratic presidential candidate will travel to Louisiana to view the devastation caused by recent flooding "at a time when the presence of a political campaign will not disrupt the response" -- a shot at her rival Donald Trump. Trump, Pence tour flood damage in Baton Rouge Clinton's announcement comes after a high-profile visit last week by Trump and his running-mate Mike Pence, and follows the decision by the Obama administration to schedule a trip there this Tuesday. "This month's floods in Louisiana are a crisis that demand a national response," Clinton said in the statement....
  • Black Lives Matter Criticized For Being No Shows At Louisiana Flood

    08/22/2016 1:59:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:39 PM 08/22/2016 | Amber Randall
    Black Lives Matter finds itself under fire for protesting the Baton Rogue shooting, but ignoring the Louisiana flood, reports the Washington Times. A video of a Baton Rogue resident asking where the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter people are has gone viral. “I have not seen not one Black Panther boat, not one Black Lives Matter boat, truck or nothing else. So with all the drama that was going on with the Alton Sterling killing, oh they came out with guns, ready to go to war. But here we go, all these people flooded out and truly in...
  • Obama's DOJ Warns Louisiana "You Better Not Be Racist Down There" Like You Were During Katrina

    08/22/2016 11:11:31 AM PDT · by amorphous · 38 replies
    ZeroHedge.Com ^ | 22 August 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Last week Obama took a lot of heat for playing golf with Larry David and attending lavish Hillary fundraisers instead of taking the time to visit Louisiana (see our post "Does Obama Care About Black People? Louisiana Asks The President To Cut Vacation Short"). But, it turns out Obama did do something, his DOJ sent Louisiana a 16-page "guidance" letter warning officials not to be racist in their recovery efforts. According to Breitbart, the "guidance" has struck a nerve with Louisiana residents including Retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness who is currently running for U.S. Senate: “The U.S. Department of...
  • CNN anti-Trump lie BUSTED on air!

    08/22/2016 7:17:09 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2016 | Carol Brown
    On Sunday, CNN propagandist Dana Bash interviewed John Bel Edwards, the governor of Louisiana. Addressing Trump’s recent visit to Baton Rouge, she opened with this: So, um, Donald Trump and Mike Pence came down to Baton Rouge on Friday. You dismissed the visit as a photo op and you said you wished that Donald Trump would make a donation to a relief organization instead. We did, by the way, check with the campaign and they said Trump made a $100,000 donation to the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church where he visited. But, uh, here’s what your fellow Democrat, former Louisiana Senator...
  • Maness Demands Obama Apologize to Louisianans for DOJ Flood Response Memo Implying They Are Racist

    08/21/2016 10:25:45 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, called on President Obama to apologize to residents of Louisiana for a 16-page “guidance” sent out last week by his Department of Justice that cautioned Louisianans not to be racist in hiring people to help them clean up after the recent floods that killed 13 and forced more than 30,000 to abandon their homes. “We’re insulted by the President of the United States and his Department of Justice, and he ought to issue a retraction of that [guidance] to all the good people of Louisiana,”...
  • Kirstie Alley blasts Obama over Louisiana floods

    08/21/2016 9:43:50 AM PDT · by wrrock · 52 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 8/20/16 | nydailynews
    ctress Kirstie Alley star set off what she called a Twitter "firestorm" on Friday after she challenged Obama's reasoning for not visiting the flood-ravaged state of Louisiana sooner. "On a golf course in Martha's Vineyard instead of in Louisiana?," she tweeted, along with a Fox News video flashback of Obama criticizing President Bush in 2008 for his response to Hurricane Katrina.
  • Louisiana gov: Trump helped 'shine a spotlight' on flood recovery

    08/21/2016 9:18:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | Rebecca Savransky
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said Sunday that Donald Trump has helped draw attention to recovery efforts after the recent devastating floods in his state. In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," the governor downplayed critical remarks he made before the Republican presidential nominee visited his state. "I didn't dismiss his trip as a photo-op. Before he came down, I said we welcome him here, we want him to be helpful," Edwards said. "And we hope that it doesn't turn into a mere photo-op." Edwards said Trump's visit to the state was positive for Louisiana. "Because it...
  • President Obama to Visit Louisiana on Tuesday After Devastating Floods (Trump shamed him into it!)

    08/20/2016 8:39:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 20, 2016 | Sarah Begley
    President Obama will visit Louisiana on Tuesday in the wake of severe flooding in the state, the White House has announced. At least 13 people have died and tens of thousands have been displaced by the floods. The White House said in a statement that Obama has received regular updates on the situation while on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, and has worked with Louisiana officials to determine the best time to visit and decided on the Tuesday trip to Baton Rouge. “The President is mindful of the impact that his travel has on first responders and wants to ensure that...
  • Touring flooding, Trump moves ahead with campaign turnaround

    08/20/2016 6:52:04 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 17 replies
    WRAL-TV news ^ | August 19, 2016 | Melinda Deslatte and Jill Colvin, AP
    BATON ROUGE, La. — Offering consolation, expressing regret, cutting ties with a controversial aide. Donald Trump's campaign turnaround plan on Friday featured the unorthodox candidate acting much like a conventional politician struggling to revive a presidential bid on the ropes. Trump headed to flood-damaged Louisiana to express solidarity with residents cleaning up after devastating flooding that left at least 13 people dead. The trip made for a pointed contrast to President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who both have yet to go, although Obama announced later Friday that he would visit next week.
  • Louisiana Flood Victims: Why Is Obama Ignoring Us?

    08/20/2016 4:59:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    In 2005 President Bush was rebuked by Democrats for his handling of Hurricane Katrina. President Obama scored some cheap political points -- blasting President Bush for his flyover of the devastation in New Orleans. Well, at least President Bush paid a visit. That's a lot more than what President Obama has done for the people of Baton Rouge and other parts of southeastern Louisiana. Some 40,000 homes are under water - a countless number left homeless - many without flood insurance. And even though the waters have begun to recede, President Obama has not set foot in the Bayou State.READ...
  • Clinton Supporter on Her Absence From Baton Rouge: ‘I’m Not Sure Where She Is’

    08/20/2016 1:09:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Washingon Free Beacon ^ | 08/19/16 | Chandler Gill
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D., Tenn.), a Hillary Clinton supporter, said he was not sure where Clinton was while Donald Trump donated a truck full of food and supplies to the victims of the historic flooding that has devastated Louisiana this week. Cohen deferred questions about Clinton by attacking Trump for having three campaign managers and said his past contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital did not actually contain items of use. “You have the optics of Mr. Trump in Louisiana today,” CNN’s Brooke Baldwin said to Cohen. “We just saw an 18-wheeler full of items that he’s donated. Can you...
  • Shhhh – CNN Accidentally Stumbled Upon, and Broadcasts, Donald Trump Supply Donation to Louisiana…

    08/19/2016 5:43:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 42 replies
    Last Refuge ^ | 8/19/16 | Sundance/CNN
    Days before candidate Donald Trump announced his intention to visit the flood ravaged area of Louisiana, he had already put in place a donation (a full 18 wheeler) of supplies for the victims of the flood. CNN accidentally stumbled upon the donation, and Brooke Baldwin reported on it during a 90 second segment. Don’t worry, they won’t air it again:
  • Obama Announces Plans to Visit Louisiana After Donald Trump Leads the Way

    08/19/2016 2:51:19 PM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Aug 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama announced plans to visit flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana just hours after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited the state on Friday. After Trump’s visit, the White House press office released a statement to reporters announcing that Obama would visit the state on the following Tuesday.
  • Clinton calls La. governor to discuss floods

    08/19/2016 1:18:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 94 replies
    cbs8.com ^ | 8/19/16 | cbs8.com
    Hillary Clinton has called Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to discuss the state's devastating flooding and says the state's relief effort, "can't afford any distractions." SNIP Clinton's campaign released the post on the same day that Republican Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence traveled to Louisiana to inspect the flood damage.
  • Trump Visits Flooding In Louisiana, Clinton Says State Needs ‘No Distractions’ [VIDEO]

    08/19/2016 1:14:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/19/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Republican nominee Donald Trump visited Louisiana Friday as the state is experiencing massive flooding. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama have yet to visit the state. Trump is visiting Louisiana with his running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to offer his support to the flood victims. Tens of thousands of residents have been displaced and at least 13 people have been killed in the flooding. The GOP nominee was greeted warmly when he visited Baton Rouge. “We knew you’d be here Mr. Trump,” a supporter yelled out from a crowd.
  • Trump lands in Lousiana and crowd makes heartfelt statement

    08/19/2016 10:28:02 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 51 replies
    ABC News Politics: Crowd praises Trump for visiting Louisiana; "We knew you'd be here!"
  • Trump Plays the Role of President in Louisiana

    08/19/2016 10:56:42 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 48 replies
    Lifezette ^ | August 19, 2016 | Keith Koffler
    Trump Plays the Role of President in Louisiana GOP nominee tours disaster area while Obama, Clinton won't be parted from politics and rest In a brilliant maneuver perfectly timed to complement his campaign revamp, Republican nominee Donald Trump today landed in Louisiana to witness first-hand the devastation wrought by flooding not seen there since Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast in 2005. Trump’s arrival on the scene helps him on a number of levels. Most importantly, it provides a dramatic contrast to Hillary Clinton and President Obama, both of whom have neglected to visit a region where more than a...
  • Obama irks La. flood victims with memo warning them not to discriminate

    08/19/2016 12:53:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Aug. 19, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    President Obama has refused so far to survey the Louisiana flood disaster, but he did let state and local officials know that he’s watching to make sure they don’t engage in racial discrimination. In a 16-page guidance issued Tuesday, the Obama administration, led by the Justice Department, warned Louisiana recipients of federal disaster assistance against engaging in “unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency).” The guidance’s frameworks “highlight the importance of complying with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, addressing the needs of the whole community, and ensuring equal opportunity to access...
  • Trump Plays the Role as President in Louisiana

    08/19/2016 12:50:47 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 6 replies
    Polizette ^ | August 19, 2016 | Keith Koffler
    In a brilliant maneuver perfectly timed to complement his campaign revamp, Republican nominee Donald Trump today landed in Louisiana to witness first-hand the devastation wrought by flooding not seen there since Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast in 2005. Trump’s arrival on the scene helps him on a number of levels. Most importantly, it provides a dramatic contrast to Hillary Clinton and President Obama, both of whom have neglected to visit a region where more than a dozen have died and tens of thousands have been forced out of their homes. Acting like a leader who is there for average...
  • President Obama to Visit Baton Rouge (Obama Folds)

    08/19/2016 12:49:53 PM PDT · by abb · 164 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 19, 2016 | Alexander Mallin
    President Obama is expected to travel to Baton Rouge next Tuesday to get a first hand look at the devastating flood damage in the state. This is a developing story. Please check back in for updates.
  • Donald Trump Hands Out Supplies to Louisiana Flood Victims 8/19/16

    08/19/2016 11:40:02 AM PDT · by GilGil · 85 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 8/19/2016 | Right Side Broadcasting
    August 19, 2016: After touring flood damage in Baton Rouge, LA, GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump helped pass out relief supplies for the flood victims. Donald Trump Passes Out Supplies for Louisiana Flood Victims 8/19/16
  • Trump tours La. flood damage, draws cheers as he says region will rebuild

    08/19/2016 12:19:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 126 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | August 19, 2016
    Donald Trump landed Friday in flood-ravaged Louisiana Friday, where he consoled homeowners and toured devastated communities, telling one homeowner he is "going to rebuild." The Republican presidential nominee, with running mate Mike Pence at his side, stopped at the home of Jimmy and Olive Gordan in Denham Springs, where the couple was still sweeping out floodwaters from their home. A ruined couch, chair and bedroom furniture were piled on their lawn, and Jimmy Gordan told Trump he spent his 79th birthday on the roof of his house. "I just don't know what we'll do," the man told Trump. "You're going...
  • ‘He Has A Very Busy Schedule’ — DHS Secretary Defends Obama’s Absence In Louisiana

    08/19/2016 12:06:18 PM PDT · by detective · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Aug 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visited Louisiana yesterday to reassure local officials and citizens in the state that President Obama cared about the victims of the devastating floods. When asked by reporters during a press conference if President Barack Obama would take time from his vacation to visit the state, Johnson was unable to commit.
  • As Louisiana Drowns, Obama Golfs

    08/19/2016 11:49:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it, Louisiana is underwater and currently experiencing the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Before Sandy, the worst natural disaster was Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Thirteen people in Louisiana are dead, thousands are displaced and nearly 90,000 people have registered for federal disaster aid. From the Red Cross: The devastating flooding in Louisiana has forced thousands of people from their homes with just the few things they could take with them. The American Red Cross is there, providing food, shelter and relief supplies to those affected by the largest natural disaster to hit the United...
  • Louisiana flooding is the country’s ‘worst natural disaster’ since Hurricane Sandy, Red Cross says

    08/19/2016 7:26:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 17 | Emma Brown, Ashley Cusick and Mark Berman
    After two feet of rain began falling Thursday night, water rose quickly in Baton Rouge and then migrated east and south, leaving a vast swath of damage. At least 40,000 homes have been damaged, according to Gov. John Bel Edwards (D). The death toll has risen to 13. Roads remain flooded and closed, while schools, businesses and government offices have been shut down for days. The country has not seen a natural disaster this bad since 2012, when Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast, according to the American Red Cross. “The current flooding in Louisiana is the worst natural disaster...
  • Trump will do what Obama won't: Visit Louisiana

    08/19/2016 3:31:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 52 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 8/18/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    Hours after the Obama administration announced the president would not head to Louisiana to tour the devastation left behind by massive flooding, Donald Trump's campaign said late Thursday the GOP nominee will spend the following day visiting and helping the tens of thousands of victims. Fox News political correspondent Carl Cameron confirmed Thursday from a Trump rally in Charlotte, N.C., that the billionaire businessman will head to the Pelican State Friday. "I would like to take a moment to talk about the heart break and devastation in Louisiana, a state that is very, very special to me. We are one...
  • Obama Golfs as Louisiana Floods

    08/19/2016 3:30:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    President Barack Obama has decided to stay on the golf course in Martha’s Vineyard, despite Louisiana getting hit by floods that are causing one of the worst U.S. natural disasters since Hurricane Sandy.
  • President Obama’s Refusal to Interrupt Golf Vacation Amid Louisiana Flooding Stirs Anger

    08/18/2016 7:43:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2016 | By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times
    President Obama is stirring resentment over his refusal to interrupt his Martha’s Vineyard vacation to survey the Louisiana flood — the worst U.S. natural disaster since 2012 — while drawing comparisons to President George W. Bush’s hotly criticized response to Hurricane Katrina in the same state. Mr. Obama’s lack of urgency is drawing unflattering parallels to the federal response in 2005, when Mr. Bush was branded as uncaring and even racist for not touching down during a flyover two days after Hurricane Katrina Not only has Mr. Obama refused to cut short his golfing vacation, but he also has issued...