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  • Trump Admin Announces Largest Oil And Gas Lease Sale In U.S. History

    02/16/2018 8:28:46 PM PST · by Rabin · 28 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | Oct 24, 2017 | Zainab Calcuttawala -Scott Angelle
    The U.S. Department of the Interior will offer offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development //snipp// This will be the largest such lease sale in the country's history, it will include almost 77 million acres of federal waters in the Gulf. The lease sale will be live streamed online from New Orleans.
  • House GOP pushes hardline immigration plan as Senate deals fail

    02/15/2018 8:25:44 PM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Melanie Zanona and Scott Wong
    House GOP leaders are forging ahead with their own hardline immigration bill, as the Senate threw in the towel Thursday on legislation to protect hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation. The main author of the House bill, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), said Thursday that he’s building support for his measure, even as other GOP colleagues said an initial vote tally this week was well below the 218 votes needed to pass the bill. Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) “instructions to me are ‘get this bill done,’ and we’re working hard to accomplish that,” Goodlatte said in an...
  • 13 New Orleans Recipes for Mardi Gras Parties: Jambalaya, Crawfish Pie, Gumbo

    02/11/2018 3:32:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | February 07, 2018 | Ann Maloney
    Mardi Gras is a time to celebrate New Orleans culture, and what better way to do that than by making delicious South Louisiana dishes to share with family and friends. We've combed our recipe archive and come up with a batch of tried-and-tested recipes for you to consider. We've included classics as well as an eclectic batch of dishes that would be excellent for pre- or post-parade parties during Carnival. They are highlighted below. If you want to search for others, check out our database of thousands of recipes. Also, if you have a recipe or another variation on one...
  • Black Lives Matter leader fatally shot in New Orleans

    02/07/2018 12:04:20 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02-07-2018 | Avery Anapol
    A leader of the Black Lives Matter movement died early Wednesday morning in New Orleans after being shot in the thigh, according to multiple reports. Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, 32, was shot in the thigh while riding a bicycle, police told The New Orleans Advocate.
  • These Are the People That Are Going to Win Back the House in 2018?

    01/22/2018 3:20:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s another great piece, another Limbaugh echo. There’s so many Limbaugh echoes out there today that I’m reveling in it here, folks. By the way, from TheHill.com, headline: “Left Says Democrats Caved on Shutdown — Progressives are hammering [Chuck You] Schumer for his agreement … to end the government shutdown on Monday. Even House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has spoken out against the deal, saying there was no reason to support it. ‘I don’t see that there’s any reason — I’m speaking personally and hearing from my members — to support what was put forth,’ Pelosi said…” Pelosi is...
  • Can Government Officials Have You Arrested for Speaking to Them?

    01/16/2018 10:19:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JAN 15, 2018 | Garrett Epps
    The Supreme Court faces a test of the authority of politicians to use police to silence their critics.If a citizen speaks at a public meeting and says something a politician doesn’t like, can the citizen be arrested, cuffed, and carted off to the hoosegow? Suppose that, during this fraught encounter, the citizen violates some law—even by accident, even one no one has ever heard of, even one dug up after the fact—does that make her arrest constitutional? Deyshia Hargrave, meet Fane Lozman. You need to follow his case. Hargrave is a language arts teacher in Kaplan, Louisana. She was arrested...
  • Handcuffed Teacher in Louisiana Says School Board Head Should Resign

    01/16/2018 11:02:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    <p>Laving signs heralding free speech and chanting "Stand by Deyshia," about 100 people gathered in a light rain Thursday to rally to support Deyshia Hargrave -- the Louisiana teacher ejected from a school board meeting and roughly handcuffed in a video-recorded arrest after she questioned her superintendent's pay raise.</p>
  • Teacher questions school board about superintendent’s big raise — and gets hauled away in cuffs

    01/09/2018 5:17:00 AM PST · by tkocur · 50 replies
    A special meeting of the Vermilion Parish School Board got a bit heated last night and a concerned educator ended up in handcuffs. Deyshia Hargrave, an English language arts teacher at Rene Rost Middle School in Kaplan, got up to address the board during the public comments portion of the meeting to discuss teacher salaries and pay raises. Her big concern was that while teachers were asked to do more for little to no extra pay, the board was voting to increase the salary of current superintendent Jerome Puyau. However, Hargrave was ruled out of order by board president Anthony...
  • COAST GUARD SEARCHING FOR MISSING PLANE IN GULF OF MEXICO

    01/03/2018 8:55:26 PM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 54 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1/3/2018 | Staff
    HOUSTON - U.S. Coast Guard officials are trying to make contact with a Texas-bound, single-engine plane they say is missing. Officials say the plane took off from Oklahoma City Wednesday and was headed to Georgetown Municipal Airport but diverted at some point and headed south. Coast Guard officials say they lost contact with the pilot after the plane flew past Freeport. The New Orleans Coast Guard is sending a plane to make communication with the aircraft. Officials have not said at this time whether the plane crash. They are labeling the incident an "aircraft emergency." It is unknown at this...
  • ‘Nigerian prince’ email scammer arrested in Slidell [Louisiana!]

    12/29/2017 8:24:13 PM PST · by Enchante · 38 replies
    WGNO ^ | December 29, 2017 | WGNO Staff
    SLIDELL – A 67-year-old Slidell man who served as a go-between for an international team of scammers running a “Nigerian prince” email scheme has been arrested after an 18-month investigation. Michael Neu, who is neither Nigerian nor a prince, has been charged with 269 counts of wire fraud and money laundering. Neu helped shuttle fraudulently obtained money to his co-conspirators, some of whom actually do live in Nigeria, according to the Slidell Police Department. The ubiquitous scheme, which begins when an email is sent to an unsuspecting recipient the scammers claim has been named as the beneficiary in a will,...
  • AG Jeff Landry joins 10 others in backing Trump's 'sanctuary cities' executive order in court

    12/28/2017 4:34:57 PM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    The Advocate ^ | Dec. 27, 2017 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Attorney General Jeff Landry is urging a federal appeals court to reverse an order that is preventing the implementation of President Donald Trump's executive order regulating so-called "sanctuary cities," arguing that such immigrant-friendly jurisdictions "undermine the rule of law and deprive law enforcement of the tools necessary to enforce the law effectively." "We have seen too many crimes occur against our own State’s citizens due to sanctuary city policies; which is why I have been actively fighting back against these policies since taking office," Landry, a Republican, said in a news release announcing that he had joined 10 other attorneys...
  • Food stamp benefits to drop for some in 2018

    12/28/2017 4:29:33 PM PST · by bgill · 18 replies
    The Advocate ^ | Dec. 28, 2017 | Mark Ballard
    Guillory calculates the average SNAP benefit of $270.22 monthly will go down $6.50 to $263.72. “But at the same time the client will be receiving about $20 more per month from their other program benefits,” Guillory said. “Overall they’re better off. Their income has to go up for their SNAP benefits to go down.”... SNAP cost the federal government $71 billion in 2016. Of that amount about $1.4 billion was spent in Louisiana. About a quarter of all Louisiana households receive food stamps.
  • Ben Rhodes Muses About Pence, Ryan And McConnell’s Death. Scalise’s Response Shut Him Down

    12/21/2017 8:45:58 AM PST · by DFG · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/21/2017 | Jack Crowe
    Former Obama deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes mused about the deaths of top Republicans on Twitter Thursday before being scolded by GOP Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who was severely injured in the June Congressional baseball practice shooting.
  • Child Rapist Sentenced To No Jail, So Victim's Boyfriend Takes Him Out

    12/17/2017 3:33:46 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 69 replies
    BlueLivesMatter ^ | 17 December 2017 | HollyMatkin
    Brittany Monk's rapist received just 5 years of probation for repeatedly sexually assaulting her when she was a child. Baton Rouge, LA – A Louisiana man said he is “not sorry” that he murdered a man who raped his girlfriend when she was a child, because he believed that the justice system “failed” her. Jace Crehan, 23, admitted to having stabbed and strangled Robert Noce Jr., 47, less than two weeks after Noce was convicted for sexually assaulting Crehan’s girlfriend, 20-year-old Brittany Monk, the New York Daily News reported. A jury found Crehan guilty of the July 4, 2015 second-degree...
  • Black Lives Matter leader sues Fox News

    12/14/2017 7:49:29 AM PST · by Hadean · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | Dec. 14, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    A civil rights activist is suing Fox News and network host Jeanine Pirro, alleging that she made "false and defamatory statements" about him while discussing the Black Lives Matter movement. DeRay Mckesson, one of the movement's leaders, said that Pirro defamed him when she claimed during a "Fox & Friends" segment that he directed protesters to commit violence against police officers, according to The Baltimore Sun. The lawsuit centers around remarks Pirro made on Sept. 29 while discussing the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a police officer who was injured during protests in Baton Rouge, La. "Pirro's statements are untrue and further a...
  • Saints season-ticket holder sues for refund over player protests: 'One way or another they'll pay'

    12/13/2017 12:04:15 PM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    New Orleans Advocate ^ | 12/12/2017 | Chad Calder
    A Morgan City man is suing the New Orleans Saints for a refund on his season tickets because some players have disrespected the national anthem before games this season. Lee Dragna filed a lawsuit Monday in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna seeking a refund for the tickets as well as attorney’s fees, claiming the protest by some players against police brutality and racial injustice has prevented him and his family from enjoying the games. Dragna said he hasn’t attended a game since the first home game of the 2017 season against the New England Patriots, on Sept. 17, when...
  • The 2016 Election: What Working Class Voters Are Thinking

    12/10/2017 1:56:13 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Powerline. YouTube ^ | December 8,2017 | University of California Television (UCTV)
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=9JD-EGY9Y3Y More than a month ago I was asked during homecoming weekend to speak to an alumni panel on the topic of “Trump and the White Working Class,” along with the distinguished sociologist Arlie Hochschild, author of Strangers In Their Own Land, drawn from her experience of being embedded with rural folk in Louisiana, as sociologists do. Although she’s a liberal, she acquired a fair bit of sympathy for the outlook of the folks she met, not unlike the former head of NPR, Ken Stern, who traveled in red state areas and wrote Republican Like Me: How I Left the...
  • 13 states launch new legal challenge to California egg law

    12/04/2017 4:42:48 PM PST · by Mariner · 67 replies
    AP via KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | December 4th, 2017 | Unattributed
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. In a lawsuit filed directly to the high court, the states allege that California's law has cost consumers nationwide up to $350 million annually because of higher egg prices since it took effect in 2015. The lawsuit argues that California's requirements violate the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce clause and are pre-empted by federal law. A federal appeals court...
  • Democrat: Pelosi ‘ceded the moral high ground’ on sexual harassment

    11/29/2017 5:28:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/17 | Josh Delk
    Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) tore into House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for her comments on NBC's "Meet the Press" earlier this week, saying Pelosi "ceded the moral high ground," by praising Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) amid sexual misconduct allegations. “I think that her comments on Sunday set women back and — quite frankly, our party back — decades,” Rice told reporters Wednesday, according to Politico. “I think that we ceded the moral high ground on Sunday when our leader said on ‘Meet the Press’ that John Conyers was an icon and we don’t even know who these women are,...
  • Black caucus members urge U.S. Representative Conyers to resign: sources

    11/28/2017 4:54:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2017 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of Democratic U.S. Representative John Conyers’ colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are pressing the 88-year-old lawmaker to resign amid sexual harassment allegations against him, two senior House Democratic aides said on Tuesday.The aides, who asked not to be identified, did not say how many lawmakers were involved in the effort but confirmed a report by CNN that it was underway.