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  • Sarah Palin to Speak at Values Voter Summit (also Jindal, Cruz, Paul, other presidential possibles)

    09/20/2014 7:01:52 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will speak at the Values Voters Summit next week in Washington, D.C. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/19/Sarah-Palin-to-Speak-at-Values-Voter-Summit
  • Angola Prison Rodeo tickets on sale for 50th year; opens every Sunday in October

    09/16/2014 4:27:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/16/14 | Chelsea Brasted
    Tickets are now on sale for the return of the Angola Prison Rodeo, which celebrates 50 years of sending its prisoners out into an arena spotlight to ride bulls, play "convict poker" and tame bucking broncos. Only the most well-behaved inmates have the opportunity to either attend or take part in the biannual rodeo, which is open to the public every April and October.
  • UPDATE: Chief of Staff for Congressman Vance McAllister Arrested for DWI

    09/18/2014 2:05:26 PM PDT · by abb · 43 replies
    KTVE-TV10 - Monroe, LA ^ | September 18, 2014 | Staff
    UPDATE: Statement from Congressman McAllister in regards to Adam Terry’s DWI arrest: “I’m disappointed in Adam. I do not condone his behavior, but I know he’s a good person and he’s worked hard for the people of Louisiana. Right now, he is at home with his family in the district and we want to make sure he gets the help he needs.” UPDATE: According to the arrest affidavit, Trooper Nicholas Gee said he smelled a 'very strong' odor commonly associated with an alcoholic beverage emitting from Terry. According to the affidavit, Terry told Trooper Gee he had not been drinking,...
  • Louisiana Loses Its Boot (Interesting Pictures)

    09/18/2014 11:58:52 AM PDT · by blam · 66 replies
    Matter ^ | 9-8-2014 | Brett Anderson
    The boot-shaped state isnÂ’t shaped like a boot anymore. ThatÂ’s why we revised its iconic outline to reflect the truth about a sinking, disappearing place. By Brett AndersonSeptember 8, 2014 Photographs by William Widmer Illustrations by Matthew Woodson Early this year, I drove from Arnaudville, Louisiana, to Morgan City, hoping to walk where IÂ’d heard there was land. Arnaudville is in Cajun country, in the southern part of the state. Morgan City is roughly halfway between Lafayette and New Orleans, if you take the Highway 90 route. Directionally speaking, thatÂ’s all I knew. I was aware Arnaudville is just outside...
  • Jindal predicts a runoff for Landrieu, payoff for Brownback

    09/17/2014 6:43:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | Alexandra Jaffe
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) predicted on Tuesday a loss for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and a win for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) this fall, two of their respective parties’ most vulnerable incumbents. Speaking to reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Tuesday, Jindal said of Landrieu’s defeat, “I think that that is going to happen this year.” But he added while “she could lose in November ... I think a runoff is possible.” (SNIP) Some have speculated his decision to sit out the race was informed by long-standing bad blood between the governor and Sen. David Vitter...
  • News Nugget: Louisiana Voters Beware

    09/17/2014 9:41:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    CAIN TV ^ | Herman Cain
    News Nugget: Louisiana Voters Beware soundcloud only on link
  • Mary Landrieu: Louisiana’s Long-Lasting Liberal -- Why's She's Tough to Beat.

    09/15/2014 8:39:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/15/2014 | Quin Hillyer
    I canÂ’t help it: I sorta like Mary Landrieu. In that admission lies a clue as to why LouisianaÂ’s fairly liberal Democratic senator has been so hard for Republicans to defeat, and why she still has a chance to survive a Republican challenge in one of the most important races of this political year. Landrieu possesses a high degree of a particularly Louisianan style of political pugnacity that makes even many Republicans in the state pay her a grudging respect bordering on a form of fondness. Political prognosticators can list manifold reasons why Landrieu should lose her reelection bid to...
  • (Exempt) Landrieu releases report on questionable flights, new safeguards, after repaying $34K

    09/13/2014 3:06:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/13/14
    **SNIP** The three-term senator on Friday apologized for the mistakes that she blamed on “sloppy bookkeeping" and said that on Sept. 1 she put new procedures in place. “I take full responsibility,” Landrieu said. “They should have never happened, and I apologize for this. A new system has been established that has been successfully used by a number of Senate offices to provide a safeguard from this happening in the future.” The 11-page report shows 104 flights. It also states the campaign spent $202,330 for separate flights for campaign travel over the period in question, that the $33,727 repaid is...
  • Polling avalanche: GOP leads in eight races for Democrat-held Senate seats

    09/08/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Guy Benson
    Jim Geragthy, acclaimed author and National Review’s chief campaign analyst, has been grousing about the lack of quality polling in key Senate races this year. His frustration is well-founded. So yesterday must have felt like Christmas in September for Jim and political junkies everywhere, as two pollsters released a deluge of surveys covering the most contested races in the country. In light of the results, I’d expect that national Republicans are kicking off the week with an extra spring in their step, as well. We were leaked an advance copy of last week’s much-anticipated Politico/GWU Battleground poll, which was packed...
  • Rob Maness is gaining notoriety in Senate race, but is he gaining ground?

    09/12/2014 10:46:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    nola.com ^ | 9/11/14 | Cole Avery
    Rather than talking about the plantation mentality, debates or plane rides, Rob Maness -- at least on this day -- spent Wednesday telling voters about his plans to deal with the growing crisis in Iraq. It was a rare day when a Louisiana Senate candidate wasn't hurling allegations against the competition. Of course Maness has certainly played a significant role in the Senate mudslinging, taking credit for being the first to condemn both Sen. Mary Landrieu's flight and residency controversies as well as Rep. Bill Cassidy's comment that Sen. Harry Reid runs the Senate with a plantation mentality. Yet, he...
  • Born-again amnesty hawk Mary Landrieu attacks opponent over border fence she called “dumb” last year

    09/11/2014 12:34:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2014 | Guy Benson
    Mary Landrieu, one of the Senate’s most endangered Democrats, thinks it’s very important for voters in her ostensible home state to know that her top Republican opponent is soft on border security. She’s running an attack ad in which the narrator scoffs at a short clip of Rep. Bill Cassidy expressing doubts about the efficacy of a border fence back in 2010. The spot goes on to tout Landrieu’s votes in favor of “triple layer fencing” along the Mexican border, and her “nine votes” against amnesty. Because if there’s one thing Mary Landrieu is against, it’s amnesty. And if...
  • Landrieu Ad Touts Border Fence She Once Called "Dumb"

    09/10/2014 12:38:34 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 9/10/14 | Scott Conroy
    Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is running a new TV ad that accuses her Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, of being soft on border security for opposing a fence on the Mexican border. The problem? Landrieu herself called the fence “dumb” in a speech on the Senate floor last year, when she expressed regret for her earlier vote in support of it. In the three-term senator’s new 30-second spot, a narrator notes that Cassidy has been criticizing Landrieu on the illegal immigration issue, even though he has opposed building a border fence. The ad then cuts to video footage...
  • Immigration Kabuki Theatre: With Senator Landrieu As “Two-Face” (the McCain Border Fence Gambit)

    09/12/2014 6:04:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 9/11/14
    Mary Landrieu when she’s electorally safe. And here’s Mary Landrieu’s new ad now that she’s electorally endangered. The ad then notes that Landrieu “voted to double the border patrol, build triple-layer fencing, and voted nine times to block amnesty….I’m Mary Landrieu, and I approve this message because on border security, I’ll put my record up against anyone, especially Bill Cassidy,” If Jeff Foxworthy were hard up for material, I’ve got a few lines that can help until he ditches the writer’s-block. You might be a Democratic Senator near Election Day if: “You suddenly decide going golfing with Obama would be...
  • Baton Rouge Diocese Taking Order to Break Seal of Confession to Supreme Court

    09/06/2014 2:06:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 100 replies
    Zenit ^ | September 5, 2014
    Washington, D.C., September 05, 2014 (Zenit.org) | 3257 hits Below is a statement released Thursday by the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, regarding the next legal battles facing the diocese regarding the state supreme court's attempt to mandate breaking the seal of confession. The diocese reports that now the "Louisiana Supreme Court has directed the trial court to hold an evidentiary hearing and then to take the unprecedented step of deciding whether or not a sacrament actually took place."It notes that "civil courts are entirely without jurisdiction to decide what constitutes a sacrament in the Catholic Church."A statement on the case from July...
  • In Mary Landrieu residency matter, Rob Maness in the national spotlight is the real winner

    09/04/2014 10:45:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    nola.com ^ | 9/4/14 | Cole Avery
    Republican Senate candidate Rob Maness might not have a legal claim against Sen. Mary Landrieu's residency, but he perhaps managed something better for his long-shot campaign -- a week in the national media spotlight. Heading into the election's home stretch, Landrieu's campaign has been forced to spend the bulk of its time fending off attacks from Republicans about her residency and controversial flights. Political experts say every minute spent on these issues is time Landrieu isn't spending on touting her record. "These are common tactics not only in Louisiana but across the country," said LSU political scientist Robert Hogan. "Incumbents...
  • Landrieu close, Maness surges, GOP claims foolish

    09/04/2014 10:43:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    bayoubuzz.com ^ | 9/3/14 | Lou Gehrig Burnett
    Usually, a poll conducted on the U.S. Senate race by a conservative entity is not good news for incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is seeking a fourth six-year term. Not so in the case of a recent survey by the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF). It describes itself “as a grassroots organization dedicated to electing strong conservative leaders to the United States Senate. We do not support liberal Republicans and we're not affiliated with the Republican Party or any of its campaign committees.” Two significant developments emerged from SCF’s poll. They are: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness is...
  • BP Found Grossly Negligent in Deepwater Horizon Disaster

    09/04/2014 8:59:17 AM PDT · by shove_it · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4 Sep 2014 | DANIEL GILBERT
    <p>BP BP.LN -5.99% PLC was grossly negligent in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and oil spill, a federal judge ruled Thursday.</p> <p>The decision by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans means BP faces as much as $18 billion in civil penalties under the U.S. Clean Water Act for pollution in the Gulf of Mexico, far more than if the judge had found the company simply negligent.</p>
  • Common Core: Bobby Jindal says Obama forcing a national curriculum

    08/29/2014 12:34:15 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 8/27/14 | By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) sued the US Department of Education Wednesday, accusing it of violating federal law and the US Constitution by strong-arming states into adopting the Common Core State Standards and assessments. “The federal government has hijacked and destroyed the Common Core initiative,” Governor Jindal said, in a statement. “What started out as an innovative idea to create a set of base-line standards that could be ‘voluntarily’ used by the states has turned into a scheme by the federal government to nationalize curriculum.”
  • Mary Landrieu Senate portrait Landrieu's Had D.C. Residences Since 1997

    09/04/2014 9:32:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 9/4/14 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Democratic senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is already in the electoral battle of her life this November. Her national party is far out of step with Louisiana voters on health care, abortion, and energy issues, and the national mood is continuing to shift against the Democrats. And the leader of that party, President Obama, is deeply unpopular in the Bayou State. Mary Landrieu Senate portrait The best card Landrieu had was one she was first dealt: her last name and its legacy in Louisiana. Her father, Moon Landrieu, was a celebrated mayor of New Orleans, while her brother Mitch was...
  • Louisiana has great options for public-land dove hunters(cute Picture)

    09/03/2014 1:36:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 27 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/3/14 | Todd Masson
    Louisiana hunters have scratched and clawed across the flaming sands of the offseason desert, but they're feeling the cool breeze of the oasis, and it ain't no mirage. Dove season opens Saturday, and for thousands of outdoors enthusiasts, it's the official start of fall. Hunters who couldn't care less about wing-shooting the rest of the season gather over planted and disced fields for the opening-day festivities that are as much a social gathering as a hunt. Historically, the season has always opened at noon, giving hunters time to get to the fields, set up the grills and tell lies about...
  • Judge Limits Pro-Life Louisiana Law That Could Have Closed Abortion Clinics

    09/01/2014 9:30:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A judge has blocked a pro-life Louisiana law that protects women’s health and could have resulted in closing three of the state’s five abortion clinics because they are unable to properly protect the health and safety interests of women. The three abortion clinics that could be forced to close their doors filed suit earlier this month to block the legislation. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed HB 388, the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, that the Planned Parenthood abortion business and abortion advocates strenuously opposed. judgepic10“This bill will give women the health and safety protections they deserve,” Jindal said. The pro-life law,...
  • The Koch Brothers Turn On Chris Christie and Warn Him About Setting Up Obamacare

    11/11/2012 11:48:12 AM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    Politics USA ^ | November 11th, 2012
    The Koch Brothers think-tank, Americans for Prosperity, handed down a warning to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for not rejecting provisions in the ACA to submit health insurance exchange plans ahead of the health law’s full implementation. Republicans were already furious with Christie for praising President Obama’s rapid response to the super-storm Sandy that ravaged parts of the East Coast last week, and now the Koch Brothers are pressuring him to reject a New Jersey exchange bill to rebuff the ACA’s requirement before a November 16 cutoff date for states to set up health insurance exchanges. If states fail to...
  • Louisiana lawmaker: Opposition to border bill is 'insurmountable'

    07/31/2014 4:00:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    Republican opposition to a border-relief package is “insurmountable,” a Tea Party conservative predicted Thursday. House GOP leaders have delayed their August vacation in an attempt to hash out the Republican differences over an emergency response to the child migrant crisis at the southern border. But Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) said there are no changes GOP leaders could make to their $659 million package that would win the support of 218 Republicans. “I think it's insurmountable. I don't care who the whips and who the leadership are,” said Fleming. “Number one, we are a completely wide spectrum. We've got some members...
  • Fleming on Not Reading 10,535 Pages of Obamacare Regs: “They’re Incomprehensible”

    10/15/2013 9:59:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 15, 2013 - 3:14 PM | Penny Starr
    When CNSNews.com asked Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) if he had read all of the 10,535 pages of final regulations published by the administration to implement Obamacare in the Federal Register, he said he had not and described them as “incomprehensible.” “Well, of course, I voted against [Obamacare], and I have not read all the rules and regulations,” Fleming told CNSNews.com earlier this month at the Capitol. “They’re extremely complex. An average person even with a law degree or a medical degree like me can’t understand them,” Fleming said. “They’re incomprehensible.” When asked if he was surprised by the large number...
  • Louisiana Republicans say 'no negative impact' from shutdown ahead of tropical storm

    10/04/2013 2:21:54 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 04, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Republicans lawmakers from Louisiana are insisting that the government shutdown will not impact the region's preparedness ahead of the expected landfall of Tropical Storm Karen on the Gulf Coast. The storm, which has maximum winds of 50 miles per hour according to the National Hurricane Center, is expected to slam the Gulf Coast late Saturday or early Sunday morning. Forecasters believe Karen could intensify to hurricane strength before then. That's led to questions about the government's preparedness for severe weather. According to The Times Picayune in New Orleans, at least 2,000 federal workers have been furloughed in the state, including...
  • Support Rep. Fleming's Amendment (require Congress to sign-up for healthcare plan they force on us)

    10/28/2009 9:06:05 AM PDT · by PrivateIdaho · 9 replies · 1,024+ views
    Congressman John Fleming's Website ^ | 10/28/2009 | John Fleming
    This morning, I received the following email, which is currently being circulated around the internet: Congressman John Fleming (Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment that would require congressmen and senators to take the same healthcare plan they force on us (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt). Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go on his Website and sign his petition at: http://fleming.house.gov/index.html. Please urge as many people as you can to do the same! If Congress forces this on the American people, the Congressmen should have to accept the same level of health care for themselves and their families.
  • Why did Congress exempt themselves from Obamacare?

    07/26/2009 6:19:00 PM PDT · by Sun · 37 replies · 2,443+ views
    Why did Congress exempt themselves from being included in the healthcare they want for the rest of Americans? Maybe it's because Congress members don't want themselves and their families to be at the mercy of bureaucrats about whether they can receive quality of life treatments, or even treatments for their very life or death; rationing; long lines; or when they become senior citizens, be forced to have counseling every five years, or more often if they are sick, regarding alternatives for end of life care. Rep. John Fleming, (the 2007 Louisiana family physician of the year), put forth a bill,...
  • Politicians, Heal Thyselves!

    07/24/2009 5:44:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1,023+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | July 24, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSENISS DAILY Staff
    Health Reform: If Democrats in Washington think their health care reform with a public option is a good thing, why have they exempted themselves from it? Why isn't what's good for their constituents good for them?During ABC's June 24 infomercial for government-run health care broadcast from the White House, President Obama was asked if he and his family would abide by the restrictions and limitations that came with his proposed reforms. In what Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com called "Obama's Michael Dukakis moment," President Obama refused to make such a pledge and confessed that if "it's my family member, if it's...
  • Obama’s Request to Cover Christian Symbol Reveals Country’s Move toward Socialism, Secularism

    04/29/2009 5:54:24 AM PDT · by kellynla · 21 replies · 1,217+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 28, 2009 | Penny Starr
    Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) said he was “disturbed” by President Barack Obama’s request to have the symbolic name for Jesus Christ – IHS – covered from a pediment that was visible behind him when he spoke at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall on April 14. “I join many Christians in expressing my outrage at this request,” Fleming said after requesting one minute to speak on the House floor. “This administration has no problem spending money imprinted with the phrase, ‘In God We Trust,’ but won’t have our president speak with any symbol of Christ in public view,” Fleming said. “We begin...
  • Obama, Jindal Take Sides on Louisiana Congressional Race (LA-04 run-off on Dec. 6)

    12/02/2008 8:31:21 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 21 replies · 985+ views
    KATC ^ | December 2, 2008 | AP/Staff
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- President-elect Barack Obama and Gov. Bobby Jindal entered opposing sides of a bitter Louisiana congressional race, appearing in advertisements in support of their parties' contenders while the candidates readied for their only debate on Tuesday night. The president-elect lent his voice to a radio ad praising a fellow Democrat, saying "To change America, and to get Louisiana's economy back on track, I need leaders like Paul Carmouche working with me in Washington." The governor appeared in a television ad in support of fellow Republican John Fleming. The ads first aired on Monday, the day before Jindal...
  • Desperate Obama White House Behind Impeachment Rumors

    07/25/2014 10:21:41 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 50 replies
    Live Trading News ^ | 7-26-2014 | Paul Ebeling
    Any discussion of Republicans working to impeach US President Barack Hussein Obama over any executive action he might take on immigration is “pure politics,” Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) said Friday. “The president is behind that narrative,” the 3-term GOP congressman from Louisiana said. “There has not been any discussions on the impeachment of this president. Republicans do not want to go there.
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Uh Oh: Mary Landrieu Doesn't Own a Home in Louisiana

    08/29/2014 9:30:48 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Guy Benson
    This is…not what embattled "Louisiana" Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu wanted to read in the Washington Post -- which, as it turns out, is her hometown paper: In Washington, Sen. Mary Landrieu lives in a stately, $2.5 million brick manse she and her husband built on Capitol Hill. Here in Louisiana, however, the Democrat does not have a home of her own. She is registered to vote at a large bungalow in New Orleans that her parents have lived in for many decades, according to a Washington Post review of Landrieu’s federal financial disclosures and local property and voting records. On...
  • Why Republicans Will Take the Senate

    08/28/2014 8:16:57 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | August 28, 2014
    Netting six Senate seats is a challenge, especially since part of that equation would require Republicans to retain their own competitive seats in places like Georgia and Kentucky. But Republicans believe that the stars, moons, and planets are all aligning for just such a changing tide this November.
  • 'Sons of Guns' canceled after star Will Hayden arrested for allegedly repeatedly raping minor

    08/27/2014 1:01:35 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-27-2014 | Leora Arnowitz
    “Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden has been arrested again, this time for aggravated rape, according to documents sent to FOX411 by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. The allegations have prompted the cancellation of his Discovery Channel series. “Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of 'Sons of Guns' and cancel the series," the network said in a statement. Hayden is accused of raping a minor “almost daily” since March 2013 and taking her virginity when she was 11 years old. TMZ reports the girl is Hayden’s...
  • The Case for the Louisiana System: Republicans lose to Democrats thanks to third-party spoilers

    08/25/2014 8:01:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/25/2014 | Bruce Walker
    Fox News recently had a political story noting that in several close Senate races in red states, Libertarian candidates might keep the Republican nominee from winning seats held by Democrats today. In the last three election cycles, liberal Democrats in Senate races have won races with less than half the vote, and with the majority of the vote going to the Republican nominee and candidates more conservative than that nominee. In 2008, Mark Begich won in Alaska with 47.8% of the vote, while Republican Ted Stevens earned 46.6% and Bob Bird of the Alaska Independence Party, endorsed by Ron Paul,...
  • Col. Rob Maness Qualifies for Ballot, Calls on LA Secretary of State to Investigate Sen.....

    08/23/2014 11:14:07 AM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    U S Senate Rob Maness ^ | 8/22/14 | Maness Campaign
    Col. Rob Maness Qualifies for Ballot, Calls on LA Secretary of State to Investigate Sen. Mary Landrieu’s Residency Qualifications.... Baton Rouge, LA - This morning, while officially qualifying for the November ballot, Col. Rob Maness (R-Louisiana) today delivered in-person, a letter to Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler, calling on him to open an investigation examining the validity of Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) residency status. "It appears that there are significant inconsistencies that warrant an investigation regarding the residency status of one of the candidates who has filed for United States Senate," Maness' letter says. "On Wednesday, August 20, 2014,...
  • Rob Maness Qualifies for Senate Race, Questions Sen. Landrieu's Eligibility

    08/22/2014 9:00:05 PM PDT · by chemicalman
    KTVE/KARD ^ | 08/22/2014 | Nick Lawton
    BATON ROUGE, LA (KTVE/KARD) -- On the final day of qualifying, another Republican candidate for U.S. Senate signed on the dotted line and qualified for the race. Republican candidate and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness qualified at the Secretary of State's Office just before 11 a.m. on Friday. A crowd of supporters gathered at the office to cheer Maness on as he qualified. Maness told KTVE/KARD he will be a candidate who upholds the Constitution in office. He promises to protect local veterans by fighting to dismantle the Department of Veterans Affairs and absorbing it into the Department of...
  • Hot Louisiana race could send battle for control of the Senate into Overtime

    08/21/2014 8:52:43 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 21, 2014 | Carl Cameron
    Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is vying for a fourth term, is facing a stiff Republican challenge from Rep. Bill Cassidy in the fall. But unlike most other close races this year, this one threatens to leave majority control of the Senate in limbo until the first week of December. Louisiana has what's known as a "jungle primary" system -- candidates of all parties will appear on the same ballot on Nov. 4. If nobody clears 50 percent on Election Day, the top two vote-getters will proceed to a Dec. 6 runoff. The course of the race so far suggests...
  • Mary Landrieu faces more travel questions

    08/19/2014 4:25:30 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | August 19, 2014 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and MANU RAJU
    Vulnerable Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is under renewed scrutiny for potentially violating campaign finance laws by tapping official Senate funds to cover the cost of fundraising trips. A review of Landrieu’s office expenditures and campaign records reveals two trips from 2012 that may have been improperly billed to her Senate office rather than her reelection campaign. On Aug. 23, 2012, Butler Aviation charged $6,787 for an in-state flight for Landrieu that included multiple stops. The flight was from New Orleans to Vidalia to Shreveport to Alexandria and back to New Orleans, according to official disbursement records Landrieu filed with the...
  • Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

    08/15/2014 12:57:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 15, 2014 3:22 AM EDT | Dee-Ann Durbin
    Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it’s also less than half the cost. Phoenix-based Elio plans to start making the cars next fall at a former General Motors plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. […] Because it has three wheels—two in front and one in the rear—the Elio is actually classified as a motorcycle by the U.S. government. But Elio Motors...
  • A Dozen States File Suit Against New Coal Rules

    08/02/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants in an effort to stem climate change. The plaintiffs are led by West Virginia and include states that are home to some of the largest producers of coal and consumers of coal-fired electricity. The suit was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The other plaintiffs are Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The E.P.A. rule, announced by President Obama on June...
  • Victim of St. Roch attack: 'They just wanted to stomp somebody'

    07/30/2014 6:37:31 AM PDT · by topher · 44 replies
    NOLA.com [The Times-Picayune ] ^ | July 29, 2014 at 9:16 PM, updated July 29, 2014 at 9:59 PM | Jonathan Bullington
    William Murphy set out Sunday night to pick up a few groceries at the New Orleans Food Co-op in the St. Roch neighborhood. The roughly three-block walk is one the 54-year-old home renovator said he's made countless times since moving to the neighborhood in 2006. But what should have been a routine errand quickly turned into a harrowing encounter with a group of teenagers who left him bloody and battered.
  • US Chamber to Back Democrat Mary Landrieu

    07/29/2014 1:37:04 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | m flynn
    Rob Engstrom, the US Chamber of Commerce's national political director, recently told a gathering of trade association executives that the Chamber planned to endorse Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu in her reelection bid this year. The endorsement, reported by the New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, could decide the balance of power in the Senate and preserve Sen. Harry Reid as majority leader. Landrieu, running in crimson-red Louisiana, is one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for reelection this November. In the RealClearPolitics average of polls, she trails her leading Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, by one point. An endorsement...
  • Senator Landrieu votes for contraception/abortion in Pro-Life Louisiana

    07/16/2014 1:25:09 PM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    Senate.gov ^ | July 16, 2014
    .S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate Vote Summary Question: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.2578 ) Vote Number: 228 Vote Date: July 16, 2014, 02:09 PM Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected Measure Number: S. 2578 (Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014 ) Measure Title: A bill to ensure that employers cannot interfere in their...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Released Alien from Border Crisis Arrested for Alleged Murder, Kidnapping in Texas

    07/16/2014 10:52:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | July 16, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    LUBBOCK, Texas—An illegal immigrant who was released by U.S. authorities with a Notice to Appear has been arrested for the alleged murder of a woman and kidnapping of children on U.S. soil. The alleged crimes occurred after the man was released. The man, Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, entered the U.S. illegally with children and turned himself in to U.S. Border Patrol agents. He was processed and released, as are all illegal immigrants who come as unaccompanied minors or incomplete family units from Central America. The alien is from Honduras. The arrest was first reported by the Associated Press (AP), but Breitbart...
  • How Texas could buy Louisiana water [aquaduct(s)]

    07/15/2014 8:34:33 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    July 15, 2014 | Vanity
    This might be some background reading on this: FoxNews: California expected to set mandatory water curbs for first time Over one hundred years ago, folks in California were planning their future by planning on aquaducts. Occasionally, Louisiana has too much water (flooding) and Texas too little. The key number in all of this is that Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas is at about 400-500 feet above sea level. That means an aquaduct system could be built such there could be four to five stations that raise the water 100 feet or more. Louisiana has a number of river systems (besides the Mississippi...
  • Overreach in Louisiana: The State Has No Place in the Church Confessional

    07/15/2014 6:38:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/15/2014 | The Editors
    When in 2008 Father Jeff Bayhi, a priest then at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Clinton, La., heard the troubling confession of a twelve-year-old parishioner, he likely did not imagine that his sacramental duty would land him in prison. But given a recent ruling by the Louisiana Supreme Court, Father Bayhi is in the position of choosing between prison and excommunication. Per the Supreme Court’s ruling, Bayhi must appear before the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge, which will determine whether what he heard – a civil action by the girl’s parents contends that it involved...
  • EPA Regs Likely to Kill 68-Year-Old Louisiana Peach Orchard

    RUSTON, La. — Peach orchards at Mitcham Farms, near the north Louisiana city of Ruston, have survived winter freezes, droughts and dangerous hail storms. But they evidently will not survive the Environmental Protection Agency and its regulations. The family-owned business, established in 1946 and featured in tourism magazines, is Louisiana’s largest peach orchard,according to its website, but owner Joe Mitcham expects he’ll close up shop in only a few years.
  • EPA regs likely to kill 68-year-old Louisiana peach orchard

    07/12/2014 1:16:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | july 10, 2014 | chris butler
    The peach orchards at Mitcham Farms, near the north Louisiana city of Ruston, have survived winter freezes, droughts and dangerous hail storms, but they evidently will not survive the Environmental Protection Agency and its regulations. The family-owned business, established in 1946 and featured in tourism magazines, is Louisiana’s largest peach orchard, according to its website, but owner Joe Mitcham expects he’ll close up shop in only a few years. The federal government’s banning of a chemical in 2005 known as methyl bromide, used to treat diseased peach trees, has really given him no choice, as most of his trees won’t survive...