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  • Drew Brees says NFL can't be trusted, thought Deflategate was 'dead issue'

    04/26/2016 6:34:13 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 26, 2016 | Sean Wagner-McGough
    Tom Brady is suspended (again) for his role in Deflategate, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's guilty of what he's been accused of doing. What it means is that the Roger Goodell believes Brady is guilty and deserves a four-game suspension, and the judges who reinstated that suspension believe Goodell has the proper authority to do so. At least one player doesn't agree with that assessment. According to Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who spoke with Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray, Goodell has too much power and the league shouldn't be trusted.
  • Tabloid says it has proof: Ted Cruz’s father is mystery man in Lee Harvey Oswald photo

    04/24/2016 2:15:08 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 188 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 22, 2016
    WASHINGTON -- The National Enquirer has published what it says is conclusive evidence that Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael B. Cruz, is the man photographed next to JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald distributing pro-Castro leaflets in 1963 in New Orleans. The Cruz presidential campaign fired back unequivocally. “This is another garbage story in a tabloid full of garbage,” communications director Alice Stewart told McClatchy. “The story is false; that is not Rafael in the picture.” The explosive suggestion that Cruz’s father would have had any affiliation with Oswald is not corroborated in any other way. Cuban-born Rafael Cruz is now a...
  • Louisiana House Committee Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Company

    04/22/2016 11:40:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A Louisiana state House committee has approved legislation that would further defund the Planned Parenthood abortion company in the state. last year, pro-life former Governor Bobby Jindal cut off a taxpayer-funded contract with Planned Parenthood after the abortion business was caught selling aborted babies and their body parts. In August, then-Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal canceled a state contract with Planned Parenthood that provides the abortion company with family planning funding through Medicaid. But Planned Parenthood went to court to block the move. Then, Jindal tried a different approach — one based on the fact that Planned Parenthood has been caught...
  • New Orleans City Council to consider 5 gun-control measures(DOH!)

    04/22/2016 8:55:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    nola.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Ben Myers
    The gun-control proposals that Mayor Mitch Landrieu will publicly announce on Friday (April 22) include restrictions on who can carry guns, as well as the places and manner in which guns can be carried. The measures would also outlaw guns without serial numbers and require gun-theft victims to notify police within 48 hours, according to a draft ordinance.
  • Louisiana delegates lash out at media: We're not with Cruz

    04/15/2016 11:01:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2016 | Joanathan Easley
    Unbound delegates in Louisiana are fuming over media reports that they have decided to back Ted Cruz over Donald Trump in the presidential GOP primary, calling them untrue. Trump edged out Cruz in the Louisiana primary that was held March 5, though the margin was close enough that each candidate ended up taking 18 delegates.
  • Louisiana governor signs order protecting LGBT rights

    04/14/2016 8:02:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 13, 2016 | Staff
    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Wednesday signed an executive order providing protections for state employees and employees of state contractors against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and other criteria.
  • Whining College Students Petition Against Tulane Frat's Trump Wall, Claims It 'Threatens' Muslims

    04/14/2016 6:04:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    The Hayride ^ | April 13, 2016 | John Binder
    After a Tulane University fraternity built a wall with the Donald Trump slogan "Make America Great Again" written across it as satire, now a group of whining college students are petitioning the university, saying the wall is "overtly threatening" to Muslim and Hispanic students. The Hayride reported late yesterday how the Kappa Alpha fraternity erected their annual wall with a Donald Trump slogan to be satirical. But apparently a group of football players didn’t get the satire, prompting them to physically tear down the wall, which was on private property. Check out the video of that incident HERE. Now, a...
  • NFL Coach Sean Payton: ‘I Hate Guns,’ It’s ‘Madness’ We’re ‘Hanging Onto’(stick to fball coach)

    04/12/2016 7:31:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/11/2016 | Dylan Gwinn
    In the wake of the murder of his former player, defensive end Will Smith, this weekend, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton issued a challenge to Black Lives Matter, to stand-up and protest black-on-black violence, the same way they protest white-on-black violence. Actually, he’s not. That would be helpful. Instead, he’s calling for a gun ban. In a USA Today Sports article, Payton let fly:
  • Jindal: GOP may become useless, but will win in November

    04/11/2016 8:38:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    The former Louisiana governor told the Washington Examiner the danger facing the Republican Party is not a single candidate such as Donald Trump, but an identity crisis brought on by ignoring conservative principles. "It's certainly fair to describe the Republican Party as the worst political party out there except for all the alternatives," Jindal said. "I don't see at this point in time a viable alternative for conservatives to go out there and implement and present our principles, but I do think if the Republican Party continues to move away from our conservative principles, at some point it is fair...
  • Police look for motive beyond road rage in shooting death of Will Smith

    04/10/2016 2:02:46 PM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 36 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 4/10/16 | Cindy Boren
    Police are investigating whether the shooting death of Will Smith, a former defensive end who played on the New Orleans Saints‘ Super Bowl-winning team, was a random act that occurred when an argument erupted into road rage after an auto accident Saturday night in New Orleans’s Lower Garden District
  • Will Smith, former Saints player, shot and killed

    04/10/2016 2:33:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | April 10, 2016
    Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was killed Saturday night, according to a team spokesman. He was 34. Hours before the shooting, Smith tweeted that he was "having a blast" Saturday night at the French Quarter Fest, an annual event in the famed New Orleans district.
  • New Orleans judge orders release of inmates charged with murder, rape, armed robbery, (tr)

    04/08/2016 12:55:16 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    In a blockbuster ruling Friday, an Orleans Parish judge ordered the release from jail of seven indigent inmates for lack of state money to represent them amid a squeeze on public defense funding in New Orleans and across Louisiana. Criminal District Judge Arthur Hunter stayed his order, which also included a suspension of their prosecutions, pending an appeal from Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office. Assistant District Attorney David Pipes told Hunter an appeal is coming, and Hunter gave him 10 days. The seven men will remain behind bars pending the outcome of those appeals. All of them face...
  • 72-hour waiting period overwhelmingly passes Louisiana House

    04/07/2016 4:47:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 7, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    On Wednesday, the Louisiana House voted 85-9 to pass legislation tripling the state’s waiting period for abortion from one to three days, and 87-0 to require abortionists to have board certification or be certifiable in obstetrics and gynecology or family medicine. The wait bill, introduced by Republican Representative Frank Hoffmann, makes an exception for women whose nearest abortion facility is 150 miles away, for whom the 24-hour wait would still be in effect. “It can certainly help prevent against later regret,” he said. “It’s the life of the unborn child that will be affected by the decision.” Under the second...
  • Bill to block removal of Confederate monuments rejected (Louisiana)

    04/06/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 1:59 PM EDT | Megan Trimble
    A proposal to stop the teardown of Louisiana’s Confederate monuments and step into an ongoing fight in New Orleans has failed to win support in the state Senate, blocked by Democratic lawmakers. Sen. Beth Mizell, a Republican who lives 70 miles north of New Orleans, sought to create a state commission to sign off on monument removals. She told senators: “History is bigger than a single community or the mood of a moment.” The argument failed to sway Democrats on the committee, all of whom are black. …
  • 9-year-old with Taser picked up by NOPD; other boy with gun at large

    04/01/2016 2:59:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/29/16 | Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A 9-year-old boy armed with a Taser was picked up by authorities Monday afternoon (March 28) after he and another young boy – seen pulling a handgun from his waistband – were spotted trying to break into cars near the Riverwalk outlet mall, New Orleans police said. Dawne Massey, NOPD spokeswoman, said the 9-year-old was apprehended by police near the Riverwalk and World Trade Center, but was released to his mother's custody because he is younger than 10 – the state's minimum age of culpability.-snip- Five months earlier, two brothers – ages 11 and 6 – were arrested after police...
  • NYT: Donald Trump, RNC leaders discuss Louisiana delegates

    04/01/2016 11:15:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 109 replies
    theadvocate.com ^ | Elizabeth Crisp
    GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump met with leaders from the Republican National Committee this week and reportedly hashed out his concerns over delegate distribution, particularly in Louisiana. Trump has spent the past week raising issue over Louisiana’s delegates because, while he won the state’s GOP primary March 5, he could get fewer GOP delegates from than second-place finisher U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz through political maneuvering. The New York Times reports that Trump and RNC leaders met Thursday to clear the air, with RNC chairman Reince Priebus explaining that each campaign had to fight for delegates at each state’s convention.
  • President Obama commutes 50-year sentence for leader of historic Baton Rouge cocaine

    03/31/2016 11:42:29 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The Advocate ^ | March 30, 2016 | Joe Gyan jr
    Truncated title. Full title: President Obama commutes 50-year sentence for leader of historic Baton Rouge cocaine distribution ring. President Barack Obama on Wednesday commuted the 50-year federal prison sentence of a Baton Rouge man accused of being the ringleader of one of the city’s largest crack cocaine distribution rings. John E. “Boo” Milton III, 50, will be released on July 28 under the president’s order. He has served 19 years of that sentence and is being held at a federal prison in Alabama. A federal probation officer had estimated that Milton was responsible for bringing 210 pounds of powder and...
  • Mother's Day gunman imprisoned for life; brothers also sentenced

    03/29/2016 4:08:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/29/16 | Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    One of the gunmen convicted in the 2013 Mother's Day shooting that wounded 20 people at a second-line celebration in New Orleans will spend the rest of his life in prison. U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle handed down the life sentence Tuesday (March 29) for Akein "Keemy" Scott, 22 -- and added 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Scott pleaded guilty Sept. 9 to several charges related to his role in the FnD street gang, which operated in the 7th Ward near the intersection of Frenchmen and North Derbigny streets. Among the five violent acts...
  • Trump campaign to contest Louisiana delegates allocation

    03/28/2016 4:18:03 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 30 replies
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's campaign will continue with its plans to contest the delegate allocation from the Louisiana primary. “Well the problem we’re having here is that there was a secret meeting in Louisiana of the convention delegation, and apparently all of the invitations for our delegates must have gotten lost in the mail," Trump adviser Barry Bennett told MSNBC's Ari Melber, Politico reported. "There’s a process to deal with this. It’s in the certification process, and it’s been with our legal team for most of the morning now, and we are moving forward with the complaint to decertify...
  • Trump threatens lawsuit over delegate rules

    03/28/2016 7:31:59 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/28 | Sophie Tat
    Ted Cruz came in second in the recent Louisiana Republican primary behind Donald Trump but could win more delegates -- and the the real estate mogul is crying foul. Trump beat the Texas senator in the March 5 contest by 3.6%. Under party rules the pair each won 18 delegates. But Cruz's campaign is using its organization muscle to sway ten more delegates toward his camp, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday -- a situation that seems to have caught Trump's ire.
  • Welcome to politics, Mr. Trump: You won Louisiana’s battle but lost the war

    03/28/2016 9:47:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/28/2016 | Kelly Riddel
    Oh, how cruel the game of politics can be — especially if you don’t have a ground game. On Sunday night, Donald Trump tweeted, “Just to show you how unfair Republican primary politics can be, I won the State of Louisiana and get less delegates than Cruz — lawsuit coming.” It’s true: On March 5, Mr. Trump took 41.4 percent of the Louisiana vote compared with Ted Cruz’s 37.8 percent and Marco Rubio’s 11.2 percent. Mr. Trump was awarded 18 delegates, so was Mr. Cruz, and Mr. Rubio got 5 delegates. So what happened between March 5 and Sunday? Mr....
  • Removal of Confederate symbols turns nasty in New Orleans

    03/25/2016 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2016 9:47 AM EDT | Cain Burdeau
    Backlash against a plan to remove prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans has been tinged by death threats, intimidation and even what may have been the intentional torching of a contractor’s Lamborghini. For now, at least, things have gotten so nasty the city hasn’t found a contractor willing to bear the risk of tearing down the monuments. The city doesn’t have its own equipment to move them and is now in talks to find a company, even discussing doing the work at night to avoid further tumult.Initially, it appeared the monuments would be removed quickly after the majority black City...
  • Ted Cruz Gains in Louisiana After Loss There to Donald Trump

    03/24/2016 6:52:02 PM PDT · by kara37 · 155 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3/24/2016 | WSJ
    Despite coming up short in state’s Republican presidential primary, Texan picks up more delegates and controls key convention roles.
  • Panama Canal expansion seen to open by July

    03/23/2016 8:09:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Manila Bulletin | March 23, 2016 | NAUREEN S. MALIK
    The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5.3 billion project almost two years behind schedule and plagued by cost overruns and contractor disputes, is expected to open by the end of June, according to the agency that operates the waterway. The Panama Canal Authority has resolved problems associated with contractors and seepage from the new locks discovered during testing, said Jose Ramon Arango, senior international trade specialist at the agency that operates the 50-mile (77- kilometer) waterway connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The authority is planning a test of the new locks with a tanker in May...
  • We asked every member of Congress with a computer science degree about Apple/FBI war

    03/23/2016 5:58:14 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    BGR ^ | March 23, 2016 | By Andy Meek
    Just because Apple and the FBI avoided an historic showdown in court this week over a previously issued court order for Apple to create a so-called “government OS” that bypasses normal iPhone security measures, that doesn’t mean the whole thing was tidily wrapped up.For one thing, no legislative precedent was set here – at the eleventh hour, the FBI said it thinks a mysterious outside party (which may have now been identified) will be able to help it get inside an iPhone used by one of the San Bernadino shooters – leaving the law enforcement agency free to pursue a...
  • Louisiana: Gun Control Measures Introduced in Louisiana Legislature

    03/23/2016 10:39:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 3/22/2016 | unknown
    The Louisiana Legislature convened for its 2016 Regular Session on Monday, March 14. Last week, NRA-ILA reported that important pro-self-defense measures were pre-filed in advance of session. Several restrictive anti-gun (and anti-private property rights) bills have also been introduced. All four of these bills have been referred to the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee. Please contact the members of the committee and politely urge them to OPPOSE these restrictive measures! Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact the committee members with your opposition!
  • Teen convicted in Sandy Kaynor shooting, student's murder gets life plus 362 years

    03/21/2016 5:22:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/17/16 | Ken Daley, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A New Orleans teen convicted of participating in a gruesome 2012 armed robbery and shooting spree that left a college student dead and a Garden District lawyer paralyzed and mute was sentenced to life plus 362 years in prison. Criminal District Court Judge Laurie White imposed the sentence Wednesday (March 16), leaving 19-year-old Charles "Mob Chuck" Carter without hope of walking outside prison walls ever again. Carter was 16 when authorities said he joined Byron "Wink" Johnson and Devante Billy in a bloody crime spree that stretched from eastern New Orleans to Uptown in October 2012. New Orleans police said...
  • Meet Jacinta Gonzalez Goodman - Soros Fellowship Award Winner

    03/21/2016 4:19:25 AM PDT · by Mr Apple · 42 replies
    The Beer Barrel ^ | March 20, 2016 | Apocales
    This is one of the people who chained themselves to a van to block traffic to the Phoenix Trump rally. She decided for people that they cannot go to a rally cause she didn't like it. She is believed to be Jacinta Gonzalez Goodman, who works for the George Soros Open Society Foundation and...
  • LEAD ORGANIZER Who Shut Down Hwy to TRUMP RALLY Is “Soros Fellow” from New Orleans

    03/21/2016 6:54:56 AM PDT · by GilGil · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/20/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday Far left open border activists SHUT DOWN THE HIGHWAY leading to the Trump rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona for two hours. The lead protester who chained her neck to a pickup truck was Jacinta Gonzalez from New Orleans. Jacinta shut down traffic for two hours in Arizona. Jacinta Gonzalez is a trained community organizer and Soros Fellow. Jacinta is from Mexico but lives in New Orleans. It’s not clear if she is an American citizen. Jacinta was one of three organizers who shut down traffic for over two hours yesterday in Arizona. She was trained by Soros. The Soros...
  • LEAD ORGANIZER Who Shut Down Hwy to TRUMP RALLY Is “Soros Fellow” from New Orleans

    03/20/2016 5:47:49 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 147 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 3-20-16 | Hoft
    Yesterday Far left open border activists SHUT DOWN THE HIGHWAY leading to the Trump rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona for two hours. The protesters parked their trucks across the highway to block traffic. Only three protesters were arrested. Where were he paddy wagons? The lead protester who chained her neck to a pickup was Jacinta Gonzales from New Orleans. Jacinta shut down traffic for two hours in Arizona. Jacinta Gonzalez is a trained community organizer and Soros Fellow. Jacinta is from Mexico. It's not clear if she is an American citizen. Jacinta was one of three organizers who shut down...
  • 49 Senators OK Common Core Advocate as Education Secretary

    03/15/2016 6:54:04 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    dailysignal ^ | March 14, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    The Senate voted 49-40 Monday evening to confirm John B. King Jr., President Barack Obama’s nominee, as secretary of education. A total of 11 senators did not vote on King’s confirmation, while those who voted against him cited his loyalty to the system and support for Common Core education standards. King, 41, has been the acting secretary of the Department of Education since January, after Arne Duncan stepped down from the Cabinet post at the end of last year. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, spoke in support of King on the Senate floor....
  • Major Disaster Declared for the State of Louisiana

    03/13/2016 8:30:33 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 26 replies
    Office of the Governor (Louisiana) ^ | 3/13/16 | Office of the Governor
    Governor John Bel Edwards today announced that the federal government declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana. Following a tour of several parishes, Governor Edwards requested that President Barack Obama make the declaration. The initial federal declaration is for Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and Webster Parishes. Additional parish declarations may be made as further damage assessments are conducted.
  • Dam Break bayou Lafourche ... EVACUATE HEBERT NOW!

    03/13/2016 7:42:38 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 83 replies
    NWSShreveport BNS News ^ | 3/13/16 | NWSShreveport BNS NEWS
  • CNN commentator: Media will share blame when Donald Trump 'institutes internment camps'

    03/08/2016 4:14:55 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 6, 2016
    As Donald Trump added to his delegate total on Saturday with primary and caucus victories in Louisiana and Kentucky, CNN commentator Sally Kohn offered a grim forecast of a Trump presidency — and suggested the media will be culpable. "There is a fine line between covering a candidate and amplifying a candidate," Kohn, a progressive activist, said during the cable channel's coverage of Saturday voting. "And I’m sorry, but, yes, Donald Trump may be the Republican front-runner, I still think we’re giving him way too much attention in proportion to the other candidates who also had victories to celebrate tonight....
  • Ted Cruz's huge surge in Election Day voting in Louisiana

    03/06/2016 8:37:46 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 95 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 6 at 8:02 AM | Philip Bump
    One of two things happened in Louisiana. We know that the margins between the top three candidates in the state shifted dramatically between votes cast by absentee ballot and those cast on Saturday, the day of the election. That means that either that: 1) A candidate had a very strong get-out-the-vote effort, or 2) There was a broad shift in attitudes about the candidates.When we looked at this Saturday night, it wasn't clear which was the case. Now, we have a better sense.If we look at the votes in counties* for which we have data (culled from the AP's initial...
  • George Will: "We May Have Passed Peak Trump," Cruz Has Best Chance To Win

    03/06/2016 9:54:34 AM PST · by JPJones · 196 replies
    George Will: "We May Have Passed Peak Trump," Cruz Has Best Chance To Win By Tim Hains Posted on March 6, 2016 George Will reacts to Donald Trump's wins last night in Kentucky and Louisiana, and Ted Cruz's wins in Kansas and Maine.
  • Why Louisiana tells us the most about Trump

    03/06/2016 6:54:04 AM PST · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 6, 2016 | W. James Antle III
    Louisiana ... was a primary rather than a caucus. Trump won the state on strength of early voters. He lost among people who showed up on election day. The RealClearPolitics polling average showed him leading by 15.6 percentage points, but he only carried Louisiana by 3.6 points. Trump finished on the low end of his March polling, with a shade more than 41 percent of the vote, while Cruz overperformed even the high end at better than 37 percent. If there was any sign that an anti-Trump vote is coming together, we saw it in Louisiana.
  • Key Presidential Primaries Results by State [100% Reporting Updated: 3/6/16 12:33 AM ET]

    03/05/2016 9:40:18 PM PST · by GonzoII · 35 replies
    AP via Politico ^ | 3/6/16 12:33 AM ET | AP via Politico
    Key Presidential Primaries Results by State
  • Vitter defends Southern influence in GOP, slams Voinovich [2009]

    03/05/2016 6:17:20 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29th, 2009 | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana slammed fellow Republican George Voinovich Wednesday for saying the GOP's problems stem from the fact that it is "being taken over by Southerners," calling the Ohio senator "a moderate, really wishy-washy." (SNIP) "We got too many Jim DeMints and Tom Coburns," Voinovich told the Columbus Dispatch Monday. "It's the Southerners…. "They get on TV and go 'errrr, errrrr . . .' People hear them and say, 'These people, they're Southerners,'" he said. "The party's being taken over by Southerners. What the hell have they got to do with Ohio?"
  • Trump wins Louisiana and Kentucky; Cruz takes Kansas, Maine

    03/05/2016 7:55:20 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 250 replies
    The Week ^ | Mar 5 2016 | The Week
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz handily won the Kansas and Maine Republican caucuses on Saturday, but Donald Trump is projected to win Louisiana, the most delegate-packed state of the Super Saturday contest, and Kentucky.
  • WATCH LIVE: Trump holds news conference on Super Saturday

    03/05/2016 6:52:04 PM PST · by bryan999 · 174 replies
    ***LIVE*** Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is holding a news conference after winning Louisiana and losing Maine and Kansas on Super Saturday.
  • Decision Desk calls LA for Trump (48% to 23% right now)

    03/05/2016 6:19:38 PM PST · by LS · 82 replies
    Decision Desk per Twitter | 3/5/2016 | LS
    Decision Desk has called LA for Trump. He is currently at 48% and pushing. Might top 50.
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 7:41:31 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party's most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump's candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 7:45:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 5:22:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016March 5, 2016 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt over the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • CNN's John King: Cruz Cannot Win If He Loses Florida, Ohio or NY (even if he gets all delegates)

    03/05/2016 5:09:34 PM PST · by drewh · 146 replies
    CNN election center ^ | two hours agp
    Cruz team is in a big deleagate hole, numbers wise. according to the big screen
  • Donald Trump has New Orleans appearance scheduled Friday evening

    03/02/2016 6:12:11 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NOLA ^ | 3/1/16 | Ben Estes
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to make an appearance in New Orleans Friday evening, the day before the Louisiana primary (March 5). Trump is to appear at Landmark Aviation near Lakefront Airport at 6 p.m., according to the event site eventbrite.com.
  • Trump, GOP set sights on 4 states; Clinton, Sanders battle

    03/05/2016 1:21:00 PM PST · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2016 | Nancy Benac and Roxana Hegeman | AP
    Eager to lock up the GOP nomination without a convention fight, Donald Trump battled Saturday to pad his lead in the delegate count as four more states delivered verdicts on the fractious Republican race for president. Democrats in three states were choosing between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Saturday’s GOP races in Maine, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana and Democratic contests in Nebraska, Kansas and Louisiana were largely overshadowed by Super Tuesday contests in the rear-view mirror and critical contests soon to come. But with front-runner Trump yet to win states by the margins he’ll need in order to secure the...
  • *LIVE - SATURDAY MARCH 5 GOP PRIMARY THREAD*

    03/05/2016 7:30:32 AM PST · by tatown · 1,612 replies
    3/5/2016 | tatown
    Semi-Super Saurday.
  • Home NewsHeated presidential race comes to Louisiana with primaries (Caucus)

    03/05/2016 11:34:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 5, 2016 | By REBECCA SANTANA
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The heated presidential race comes to Louisiana on Saturday with voters casting their ballots for the nominees in the Republican and Democrat primaries. The polls opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. On the increasingly chaotic Republican side, businessman Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are all locked in a heated race for the nomination. On the Democratic side, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton faces Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.