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  • Kennedy Likely Bet in Louisiana Senate Runoff (Louisiana)

    12/06/2016 3:25:42 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    Roll Call ^ | December 5, 2016 | Aryn Braun
    Though increased national attention and a late cash influx has buoyed Foster Campbell's bid for Louisiana's open seat, experts say Republican John Kennedy has the race all but locked up.
  • Donald Trump expected in Baton Rouge Friday

    12/06/2016 10:09:22 AM PST · by abb · 16 replies
    WBRZ-TV ^ | December 6, 2016 | Trey Schmaltz
    BATON ROUGE – President-elect Donald Trump is expected in Baton Rouge Friday afternoon, multiple sources told WBRZ Tuesday. Sources spoke on condition of anonymity as the event is still being planned. Two sources with knowledge of a planned visit said staff were trying to find a venue. Before the election, Trump's schedule was regularly updated with seemingly spur-of-the-moment rallies that were heavily attended. Events are known to attract thousands of people. At a campaign event in Baton Rouge in early 2016, more than 10,000 filled the River Center. A visit Friday may require space for more than the number of...
  • Ronald Gasser did not stand over Joe McKnight when he shot him, JPSO, coroner say

    12/02/2016 4:30:24 PM PST · by BBell · 47 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/2/16 | Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Ballistic evidence and autopsy results show Ronald Gasser, the man authorities say admitted to fatally shooting Joe McKnight, did not fire on the former NFL player while standing over him, Jefferson Parish authorities said. "The wounds are not consistent with being shot from above while on the ground," Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich said, as he discussed McKnight's autopsy during a press conference Friday (Dec. 2). The information contradicts a witness account given at the scene of McKnight's death Thursday at a Terrytown intersection. The witness had said she saw Gasser shoot McKnight twice, then stand on top of...
  • Bourbon Street, New Orleans Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 9 Hurt: Police

    11/27/2016 3:04:24 AM PST · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    NBC ^ | November 27, 2016
    Ten people were shot, one of them fatally, in the crowded heart of New Orleans' French Quarter early Sunday, police said. Shots were fired at around 1:30 a.m. on the famous Bourbon Street at its intersection with Iberville Street, one block from Canal Street. Thirty police officers were already in the same block as part of extra patrols following the earlier Bayou Classic college football game and were able to respond quickly, Superintendent Michael Harrison told NBC station WDSU. "Shots rang out, we responded," he said, adding it was not clear what triggered the incident. Ten victims aged between 20...
  • Mike Yenni denies sexual contact with teenager, admits sending texts

    11/25/2016 1:33:27 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 22 replies
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | 11/23/19 | Chad Calder
    In his first one-on-one interview since news broke that he sent inappropriate text messages to a 17-year-old boy, Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni told WVUE-TV that he never had any sexual contact with the teenager and that a blog post the teen wrote about the exchange a year later contained many falsehoods. But Yenni declined to specify which aspects of the blog, which was posted early this year, were untruthful. The young man, who is now 19, included many of the same details when he spoke to WWL-TV for that station's Sept. 29 report that broke news of the encounter...
  • Republican John Kennedy expected to win runoff for Louisiana U.S. Senate seat

    11/25/2016 4:58:50 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, November 24, 2016 | Tom Howell Jr
    Democrats have insisted that they will push to win the only outstanding Senate race in the country — a Dec. 10 runoff election in Louisiana — but it appears to be trending toward the Republican candidate, which would give the party an effective 52-48 majority next year. State Treasurer John N. Kennedy won the most votes on Nov. 8, but in a crowded field he fell far short of the 50 percent threshold needed to win outright.
  • Historic WWII PT boat heads home through streets of New Orleans

    11/22/2016 7:01:59 AM PST · by DFG · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/22/2016 | Greg Norman
    A historic World War II boat that survived dozens of operations -- and a few near-misses -- on the other side of the Atlantic is finally heading home to the waters where its journey began more than 70 years ago. PT-305, fresh off a multi-year restoration project at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, is traveling atop a barge set to reach the Industrial Canal near Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain by midday Tuesday. “This is a big deal for all of us, but especially for the men and women for the last ten years who put blood, sweat...
  • Slain San Antonio Detective Was Targeted, Police Chief Says

    11/21/2016 3:26:01 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 21, 2016 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
    A San Antonio police detective who was shot to death while sitting in a squad car was apparently killed just for being on the force, the city’s police chief said on Monday, a day after the detective and three officers were shot in separate episodes around the country. There was no apparent link among the killing of Detective Benjamin Marconi and the three other shootings in which officers were wounded, and officials cautioned that many questions about the shootings remain unanswered. But they added to the sense of a profession under siege, coming after a series of killings in which...
  • Welcome the New Orleans Baby Cakes baseball team!

    11/16/2016 10:27:34 AM PST · by Terry L Smith · 33 replies
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  • Odds and Ends: Three Election Outcomes You Probably Haven't Heard Much About

    11/15/2016 11:48:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Townhall Tipsheet ^ | 11/14/16 | Guy Benson
    You know the big stuff already: Donald Trump won the presidency, defeating Hillary Clinton by bursting through her leaky blue firewall.... Meanwhile, here are three lower-profile results that are worth noting: (1) Oregon's Democratic Secretary of State went down to defeat, marking the first GOP victory in a statewide election in 14 years. More significantly, the loser of this race was known to many as the infamous bully who led the charge to fine a Christian-owned bakery $144,000 for declining to provide services to a same-sex wedding... (2) In Colorado, voters absolutely demolished a ballot initiative to create a government-run,...
  • With uphill Senate battle looming, Foster Campbell looks to unify Louisiana Democrats

    11/13/2016 12:19:55 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    The Acadiana Advocate ^ | 11/10/2016 | Tyler Bridges
    Foster Campbell has no chance of winning next month’s U.S. Senate runoff unless he unifies the fractured state Democratic Party, and he took a step in that direction Thursday by holding his first post-primary phone conversation with Caroline Fayard, the Democrat who finished fourth Tuesday and out of the money. ... Political pros call Kennedy the clear favorite in the Dec. 10 runoff election because of inherent advantages. About 60 percent of voters in the primary voted for one of the Republican candidates while only about 36 percent voted for a Democrat. ... The state and national Republican parties want...
  • US student 'fabricated' claim her hijab was ripped off after Donald Trump's election victory

    11/12/2016 4:57:36 AM PST · by granada · 33 replies
    The Standard UK ^ | 11, November, 2016 | Saphora Smith
    A US student fabricated a story that she was attacked and her hijab was ripped off, US authorities have said. The woman, who studies at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, admitted to police that she made up the story following Donald Trump’s election victory. Mr Trump – who has called for an outright ban on Muslims entering the US – swept to victory in the Presidential election on Wednesday. The Lafayette case was one of several reports of hate crimes against Muslim women across the US following Mr Trump’s electoral win. In a statement the Lafayette Police Department said...
  • Hell's Angels members surround Lee Circle monument

    11/12/2016 5:00:59 AM PST · by maddog55 · 43 replies
    Fox8 Live ^ | 11/11/2016 | FOX8Live.com Staff
    Members of the Hell's Angels motorcycle club went to Lee Circle and surrounded the Robert E. Lee monument Thursday. The development came after New Orleans and other American cities were roiled by a wave of vandalism by those lashing out after the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Protesters took to the streets again later that night, but in a much more peaceful manner.New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison held a press conference hours earlier to detail the NOPD strategy for handling those protests.
  • Police: Lafayette student lied about being robbed of wallet, hijab by Trump supporters [LA]

    11/11/2016 6:41:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    WGNO, ABC 26, New Orleans ^ | 3:15 PM, November 10, 2016 | WGNO Web Desk
    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette student who said she was robbed of her hijab head covering and wallet and beaten by two white men near campus fabricated the entire story, according to Lafayette Police. The 18-year-old Middle Eastern student reported to police Wednesday that she was walking to class about 11 a.m. when two white men, one wearing a Donald Trump hat, jumped out of an SUV, struck her and hit her repeatedly. She also said the men yelled racial slurs at her, ripped her hijab off her head and stole her wallet. …
  • (Louisiana Muslim) Student Admits She Made Up Story Of Attack By Trump Supporters

    11/11/2016 6:20:22 AM PST · by Strac6 · 34 replies
    A student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette admitted to fabricating an alleged attack by Donald Trump supporters Wednesday, in the wake of his shocking electoral victory. A currently unnamed woman called Lafayette police Wednesday claiming that two men had attacked her, screaming racial slurs and stealing both her wallet and the hijab she was wearing. The woman also said she was knocked to the ground by “something metal.” According to the woman, both of her attackers were white men, and one was wearing a Donald Trump hat. She said the attack happened around 11 am, with her two...
  • ‘Die Whites Die’: Anti-Trump Rioters Vandalize NOLA Monuments

    11/10/2016 11:17:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10, 2016 | John Binder
    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – What started as a protest against President-Elect Donald Trump soon turned to violent riots where one of New Orleans’ most famous monuments was covered in graffiti and glass windows were shattered out of a nearby bank. Hundreds showed up to denounce the election of Trump–but despite media reports of a peaceful gathering, the crowd grew increasingly hostile and violent, according to Breitbart Texas sources on the ground. Students holding signs reading “End white supremacy” originally gathered on the steps of the Lee Circle monument before the demonstrations turned destructive. Lee Circle was fully covered in graffiti...
  • Trump eyeing Bobby Jindal for possible health secretary post

    11/10/2016 9:24:06 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 65 replies
    theadvocate.com ^ | 11/9/16 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Citing an unnamed insider, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that former Gov. Bobby Jindal is being eyed by President-elect Donald Trump for a potential appointment as Health and Human Services Secretary. If so, it could be one of the quickest turnarounds from enemy to frenemy to partner in recent political history. A spokesman for Jindal didn't immediately respond to The Advocate's request for comment. A Politico.com story on Trump's possible cabinet appointees doesn't mention Jindal on the HHS Secretary list. Buzzfeed's exhaustive list of potential appointees similarly makes no mention of Jindal.
  • Officer sues Black Lives Matter activist over protest injury [Baton Rouge]

    11/07/2016 3:09:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2016 5:43 PM EST | Michael Kunzelman
    A Baton Rouge police officer who claims he was injured during a protest after a deadly police shooting filed a lawsuit Monday against prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, who was arrested at the demonstration. The unnamed officer’s federal lawsuit says he was struck in the face by a piece of concrete or a “rock like substance” thrown at police during a July 9 protest over the death of Alton Sterling, a black man shot and killed during a scuffle with two white officers. The suit doesn’t accuse Mckesson of throwing anything at officers but claims he “incited the...
  • ‘Vote for the Crook, It’s Important?’

    11/02/2016 5:54:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Readers will remember the runoff race for governor of Louisiana in 1991 in which the notoriously corrupt Edwin Edwards faced off against ex-Klansman David Duke. The race spawned the greatest bumper sticker in American political history: “Vote for the Crook. It’s Important.” Now it looks like Hillary might need that same kind of sentiment if she’s going to win. Take two telling anecdotes from today’s Morning Joe. First, Eddie Glaude, Jr., chair of Princeton’s African-American studies department, told of someone in an airport telling him “if there’s a crook who is going to go into the cockpit, who knows how...
  • Video Shows Machete-Wielding Man Attacking People At New Orleans Airport

    10/29/2016 8:40:26 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 22 replies
    Newly released video shows a machete-wielding man tear through a security line at New Orleans airport, swinging the long blade and dosing TSA agents with wasp killer spray. The incident took place the night of March 20, 2015, and resulted in the death of assailant Richard White, 63, after a security officer shot him in the leg and White refused treatment due to his religious beliefs as a Jehovah’s Witness. Harrowing new video obtained earlier this week by the News Orleans Advocate shows White walk up to the airport security line and shoot a stream of wasp spray at a...
  • Long lines, hour wait due to problems at Kenner (Louisiana) early voting site

    10/25/2016 10:08:55 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 20 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 11:00 AM. CDT October 25, 2016
    KENNER, La. -- Folks in Kenner who hoped to avoid the lines by voting early have been waiting up to an hour due to internet issues.The early voting location on Minor Street near Rivertown started experiencing issues with the machines as early as 8:55 a.m. this morning, according to a voter in line.The Jefferson Parish Registrar of Voters staff is being forced to manually verify voters.Eric Miller, owner of Miller Foto in Harahan, was waiting in line when the internet error occurred."Typically, voting at the Kenner location is smooth, but today they were totally unprepared for the computer outage," Miller...
  • Early voting in Louisiana begins today with long lines

    10/25/2016 9:56:15 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 16 replies
    WBRZ ^ | 10/25/16 | Alicia Serrano
    Early voting begins Tuesday for Louisianians eligible to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election. Early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 25 and continues through Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily excluding Sunday, Oct. 30. There were long lines when early voting locations opened. At one location in Ascension Parish, as many as 300 people showed up first thing Tuesday. Half-hour to hour waits were common across the area Tuesday morning.
  • 2 Port Barre officers injured after violent confrontation with residents

    10/21/2016 2:34:53 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 27 replies
    KATC.Com ^ | 10/19/2016
    Two Port Barre police officers were treated for injuries over the weekend after a hit-and-run investigation led to a violent confrontation with some neighborhood residents, according to Chief Deon Boudreaux. One officer was treated for injuries after a 15-year-old struck him in the head with a fishing pole, while the other suffered an arm injury after he was struck with a metal folding chair, Boudreaux said. The chief said the officer who was struck with a fishing pole then aimed his gun at the teen, while other officers used pepper spray against the aggressive crowd that swarmed officers responding to...
  • Exclusive Poll: Kennedy leads candidates in U.S. Senate race

    10/20/2016 4:40:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    WVUE ^ | 10/20/2016 | Kim Holden
    NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A brand new poll in the U.S. Senate race puts State Treasurer John Kennedy in the lead with roughly two and half weeks until the election. An exclusive FOX 8 | Raycom Media poll asked 625 registered voters in Louisiana who they would vote for if the primary election was held today. Nearly two dozen candidates are vying for U.S. Senator David Vitter's seat. Approximately 24 percent said Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy, 19 percent said Democratic Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, and Caroline Fayard, a Democrat, got 12 percent. "It should be no surprise, candidates...
  • Oh Good! Soros Friend Could Rig Elections in 16 States

    10/20/2016 6:01:49 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 8 replies
    Reddit and Independent Sentinel Blog ^ | October 16, 2016 | S. Noble
    Mark Malloch-Brown, a Britisher, is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Smartmatic International Corporation, an  ‘elections solutions provider’ that offers its voting machines, vote counting machines, software and techies to run elections all over the world.Mark Malloch-Brown also serves as Vice Chairman at George Soros’s international Open Society Foundation.Mark Malloch-Brown is so proud of his service to George Soros that he boasts of it on the Voting Machine Company’s website. On Election Day, a private company tied to Soros will manage the voting in 16 states, including voter registration, the printing of ballots, the programming of the voting machines, the counting and tabulation of the...
  • Louisiana Medicaid Fraud: Pakistani born doctor changes Primary Care Provider

    10/18/2016 4:31:53 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    Medicaid Insurance | October 18, 2016 | vanity
    When a friend of mine went to their Primary Care Physician, they found out that they would be billed for the visit since the doctor was no longer their Primary Care Physician. Another doctor, born in Pakistan, had arbitrarily re-assigned this person and his Medicaid to her. This doctor is Dr. Anjum Asad. Her credentials are quite weak as she did not go to Medical School in the US (in my opinion). He still has his Medicaid card with this doctor's name on it. HE DID NOT REQUEST THIS DOCTOR TO BE HIS PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN. Additionally, though the person...
  • American Greed on CNBC - Ray Nagin - New Orleans Shakedown (hurricane Katrina)

    10/08/2016 4:09:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/08/16
    Ray Nagin - New Orleans Shakedown Season 10 Episode 111 Aired 03-31-2016 tv-pg Disgraced former mayor exploits the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina to pocket bribes and live large.
  • Video of Fatal Police Shooting of Louisiana Boy, 6, Is Released

    09/29/2016 10:35:36 PM PDT · by Theoria · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 29 September 2016 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    The police video footage of the last moments of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis’s life shows deputy marshals firing a barrage of bullets at his father’s S.U.V. after a car chase on the dark streets of central Louisiana. It shows his father slumped over the open car window, injured and bleeding. Minutes later, the words of an officer can be heard: “There’s a juvenile.” The deputies had fired 18 times into the car, prosecutors say. The boy, strapped to the front passenger seat of the car, was struck five times in the head and chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene....
  • Police: Neighborhood watch posts call to watch young blacks [Shreveport LA]

    09/25/2016 3:09:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 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 · 137 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...