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  • Rob Maness claims Republican Party coercing his supporters into backing Bill Cassidy

    10/23/2014 5:48:03 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 8 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Cole Avery
    Senate candidate Rob Maness' campaign is accusing Louisiana Republican Party chairman Roger Villere of coercing up-and-coming members of the party by threatening to withhold support if they didn't switch and back the party's preferred candidate, Rep. Bill Cassidy. They point to emails and Facebook messages from a former Maness campaign manager and a candidate in North Louisiana to support their case. "It's obvious that we're seeing a concerted and coordinated effort to smear Rob Maness," said Michael Byrne, Maness' campaign manager. "Roger Villere and the LAGOP are doing the bidding of the D.C. Republican-establishment and using Chicago-style tactics to coerce...
  • New Orleans area man being monitored for signs of Ebola, DHH says

    10/23/2014 3:55:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WGNO-TV ^ | October 23, 2014 | Tanya Sinkovits
    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - A man in the New Orleans area is being monitored for signs of Ebola after returning to Louisiana from visiting an Ebola-affected country, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said Thursday. Olivia Watson, spokesperson for the DHH said the man is at a “low risk for Ebola,” and had no history of exposure. But out of an “abundance of caution” he will be watched for 21-day. “We are monitoring him in the same manner as the individual in the Capital Region with temperature and symptom checks,” Watson said....
  • Since Her Last Election in 2008, Mary Landrieu Hasn’t Cast a Single Pro-Life Vote

    10/23/2014 3:21:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | 10/23/14 | Carol Tobias
    Louisiana is as deeply pro-life as any state in the nation. In fact, when Louisiana passed the bill to protect unborn babies capable of feeling pain from abortion – the 20-week abortion ban – the bill passed unanimously in both houses. Against that backdrop, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is trying to retain her seat for a 4th term. To win in pro-life Louisiana, Landrieu and her handlers have fashioned an image of her as some kind of “moderate” on abortion. But since her last election in 2008, Landrieu has not cast a single pro-life vote – in that time, she...
  • Landrieu Defends $2.5 Million D.C. Mansion To Louisianans

    10/20/2014 9:27:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    America rising ^ | October 20, 2014
    At an event in Bogalusa, Louisiana Saturday, Mary Landrieu took time out of her stump speech to get something “off my chest” about her $2.5 million D.C. mansion. ... Landrieu lives in a 7,316 square foot D.C. mansion with 5 bathrooms, 4 water heaters, 2 dishwashers, and 82 fire sprinkler heads. Meanwhile, Landrieu does not own any developed property in Louisiana and bunks with her parents on the occasions she visits the state.
  • Why Mary Landrieu’s Vaunted ‘Charm’ Is Failing

    10/19/2014 1:35:34 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | October 15, 2014 | Ellen Carmichael
    Much has been made of the charisma deficit between Louisiana’s Democratic senator Mary Landrieu and her main Republican challenger, Representative Bill Cassidy. Beltway media have long suggested that her family ties and New Orleans accent could insulate Landrieu from attacks on her record. They’ve noted, too, that Cassidy, a public-health doctor who specializes in the treatment of liver diseases, appears robotic and rigid, unlike the vivacious Louisianans he’d like to represent in the U.S. Senate. Cassidy’s strong debate performance Tuesday evening surprised friends and foes alike who thought meeting Landrieu, a 34-year political veteran and member of a New Orleans...
  • Senator: Emails Reveal EPA, Green Group in ‘Beyond Cozy’ Relationship

    10/14/2014 7:17:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/14/2014 | Kelsey Harkness
    Republican lawmakers say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enjoys a “beyond cozy” relationship with a liberal environmental action group that seeks to reshape national energy policies in a way that would hurt American businesses and families. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., the top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, told The Daily Signal that the Natural Resources Defense Council played an “absolutely inappropriate” role in drafting the EPA’s new carbon emissions plan. “The EPA has been one of the least transparent agencies I have ever seen, but it’s become apparent that their lack of transparency is to hide the...
  • Democrats Must Keep Black Americans Poor to Stay in Power

    10/02/2014 7:44:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/02/14 | Jerry A. Kane
    The choice yours. You either live free or vote Democrat. It's really that simple Elbert Guillory’s Free At Last PAC has released a powerful ad criticizing Democrat senator Mary Landrieu for her failure to help black people in Louisiana. “Since 1996 [when Landrieu took office], black unemployment has doubled and the poverty rate for blacks has skyrocketed.”—Elbert Guillory, Louisiana state senator Guillory, a longtime Democrat who switched to the Republican Party last year, is urging black voters to stop voting for politicians like Landrieu who care more about staying in power than they do about helping them. “You are not...
  • Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 41%, Cassidy (R) 38%, Maness (R) 14%

    10/15/2014 3:11:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 15, 2014
    Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu has edged slightly ahead of Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy in Louisiana’s nail biter of a Senate race, but Cassidy holds a wide advantage if the race goes to a runoff. Landrieu now picks up 41% of the vote to Cassidy’s 38% in the latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Louisiana Voters. Another Republican, Tea Party favorite Rob Maness, earns 14% support, while two percent (2%) prefer one of the other candidates in the race.
  • I'm a feminist, and I converted to Islam

    10/15/2014 1:44:17 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 148 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/14/2014 | Theresa Corbin
    I am a Muslim, but I wasn't always. I converted to Islam in November 2001, two months after 9/11. I was 21 and living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was a bad time to be a Muslim. But after four years of studying, poking and prodding at world religions and their adherents, I decided to take the plunge. I am the product of a Creole Catholic and an Irish atheist. I grew up Catholic, then was agnostic, now I'm Muslim. My journey to Islam began when I was about 15 years old in Mass and had questions about my faith....
  • Judge blocks disposal of Ebola victim’s burned belongings in Louisiana

    10/13/2014 8:05:09 PM PDT · by bgill · 49 replies
    Dallas Morning News via LATimes ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Kurtis Lee
    District Judge Bob Downing issued the injunction Monday afternoon after state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell requested a temporary order to keep the incinerated items out of Louisiana. In a statement late Sunday, Caldwell cited reports that “six truckloads” of items from the Texas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying were set to be dumped at a Louisiana landfill after being burned at a Veolia Environmental Services plant in Port Arthur, Texas. Duncan fell ill with Ebola in Texas and died Wednesday.
  • Senators to Obama: Do Something About Hong Kong

    10/10/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 9, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    A bipartisan group of senators from across the political spectrum—from Elizabeth Warren and Patrick J. Leahy to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio—wants President Barack Obama to speak out and act to support Hong Kong’s democracy movement.They don’t specify exactly what they want Obama to do—they say “demonstrable, meaningful steps”—but note that a 1992 law “authorizes you to suspend trade and economic provisions should Beijing not provide sufficient autonomy for Hong Kong.”Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who is president pro tempore and Judiciary chairman, leads the letter with Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Rubio.“The people of Hong Kong have sent a strong...
  • The ‘Maroon 6’: A Better Way To Look At The 2014 Senate Races

    10/11/2014 7:53:56 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 30 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 10/10/2014 | Nate Silver
    Fortunately for the GOP, there are six races that lean toward Republicans: Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky and Louisiana. We’ll refer to these states as the “Maroon 6” (because maroon is somewhere between red and purple). In each Maroon 6 state, the Republican candidate has a 65 percent to 75 percent chance of winning, according to the FiveThirtyEight forecast.
  • Venezuela Ordered To Pay Exxon $1.6B For Nationalization

    10/10/2014 5:18:06 AM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | October 09, 2014 | Corina Pons & Alexandra Ulmer
    A World Bank arbitration tribunal on Thursday ordered Venezuela to pay Exxon Mobil Corp around $1.6 billion to compensate for the 2007 nationalization of its oil projects in the country. The amount is far below the up to $10 billion that Exxon had originally sought and the $6 billion at which the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) capped the case, excluding a tax claim. "The Tribunal has found that the expropriation was conducted in accordance with due process, that it was not carried out contrary to undertakings given to the claimants in this respect and...
  • Jonathan Capehart Hopes Mary Landrieu Can 'Wobble' to Re-Election

    10/10/2014 6:59:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 10, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Forget about voting record or positions on policy. What really counts for Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post is knowing how to properly perform a dance step. Or at least he hopes that will be the secret to electoral success for Senator Mary Landrieu whose voting record such as supporting Obamacare has made her unpopular in Louisiana. The dance step Capehart is referring to is called the "Wobble." Here is Capehart gushing over Landrieu's ability at performing a Wobble and hoping that it will help with her re-election:
  • Vitter: Block Ebola funds until Obama details plan

    10/09/2014 5:07:39 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is urging his colleagues to block any additional funding to combat Ebola until the Obama administration more clearly details its plans to stop the deadly outbreak. In a letter Wednesday to the leaders of two congressional panels, Vitter questioned the administration’s request to shift $1 billion in funds toward Ebola prevention. “I strongly support addressing this crisis with the full force of the government to help bring the epidemic under control,” he wrote. “However, I ask you to oppose fully allowing the additional $1 billion in reprogramming requests until previously requested additional information is available for...
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu feels so good about her reelection, she just fired her campaign manager

    10/09/2014 8:02:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Things are just humming right along: In what appears to be a significant October campaign shakeup, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is replacing her campaign manager and hiring her former chief of staff as a senior adviser.The Democrat has pushed Adam Sullivan out of the manager role and replaced him with Ryan Berni, who ran her brother MitchÂ’s reelection campaign as New Orleans mayor. Berni is a former aide to Clintonista and Louisianan James Carville.Polls show Landrieu falling short of the 50 percent she needs to avoid a December runoff, and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has a slight lead in...
  • Elbert Guillory Gives Us A Game-Changer

    10/04/2014 2:22:54 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 7 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | 03 October 2014 | MacAoidh
    By now many of our readers have seen the video Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory released earlier this week indicting Mary Landrieu and the Democrat Party for the terrible effect their policies have had on the black community and the cynicism of Landrieu’s once-every-six-years appeal to blacks in order to maintain her share of their votes. If you haven’t, see it here. The video has been hailed as a potential game-changer. Allen West called it “the most powerful message of the 2014 mid-terms.” Mark Levin said Guillory “obliterates” Landrieu in it. The Washington Examiner says it’s “scathing,” and the Weekly...
  • Landrieu Votes to Advance DREAM Act

    10/04/2014 2:36:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Senator Mary Landrieu ^ | December 18, 2010
    United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., issued the following statement today after her vote to invoke cloture on the DREAM Act. The cloture motion was defeated by a vote of 55-41. Sen. Landrieu said: "America is a land of enormous opportunity that is strengthened, not weakened, by the immeasurable contributions of people from different backgrounds. There are 2.1 million young people in this country who were brought to America by their parents as children. They are undocumented, yet they know no other home than the United States of America. I believe these young adults deserve a chance to earn...
  • Bobby Jindal: We Must Ban travel from Ebola nations

    10/03/2014 12:14:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/03/2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday called on the Obama administration to impose a travel ban on flights coming to the U.S. from countries with Ebola outbreaks. “We should stop accepting flights from countries that are Ebola stricken,” the Republican governor said in a statement. “President Obama said it was ‘unlikely’ that Ebola would reach the U.S. Well, it has, and we need to protect our people,” he added. “But the Obama administration keeps saying they won’t shut down flights. They instead say we should listen to ‘the experts.’ In fact, they said it would be counterproductive to stop these...
  • Senator Mary Landrieu Claims Pro-Gun Stance Despite Voting Record

    10/01/2014 9:28:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/1/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) voted for Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) failed gun control bill in April 2013 and is endorsed by gun control proponent Michael Bloomberg, but she is claiming pro-gun status in her bid for a fourth term in the Senate. According to the Shreveport Times, Landrieu's campaign is trying to put distance between the Senator and her gun control vote by pointing to other votes she "cast favoring gun ownership."
  • Elbert Guillory: Mary Landrieu is Not Helping Blacks

    10/01/2014 4:51:58 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 27 replies
    FreeAtLast PAC ^ | 9/29/14 | Elbert Guillory
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEjqRLjP7Io "You are not Mary's cause and you are certainly not her charity. You are just a vote - nothing less, nothing more. You are just a means to an end, so that she remains in power."
  • Louisiana Black Republican Lowers Boom on Mary Landrieu

    10/01/2014 5:45:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 30, 2014 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Republican Elbert Guillory, a state senator in Louisiana, has released a new web video through his Free At Last PAC that criticizes Democratic senator Mary Landrieu's record. "Since 1996, black unemployment has doubled and the poverty rate for blacks has skyrocketed. Mary hasn't helped us all," says Guillory. "So on November 4, let's send her back home to her father's house or to her mansion in Washington, D.C., or wherever the heck she lives." The Republican pol doesn't mince words as he argues that blacks are "just a vote" to Landrieu and Democrats. Watch the video below:
  • [State] Judge rules state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional

    09/22/2014 7:30:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    New Orleans Advocate ^ | 9/22/2014 | Richard Burgess
    A state judge in Lafayette on Monday declared Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, a ruling that conflicts with a federal judge’s decision earlier this month upholding the state ban.Fifteenth Judicial District Judge Edward Rubin’s decision, made in an adoption case involving two women in Lafayette, will have no immediate impact on the status of same-sex marriages in Louisiana. Rubin’s strike at the ban is another salvo in a legal battle that soon could be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court. “This is a major win for Louisiana families, but it’s the first step in a long road,” said Chris...
  • Palin to campaign for tea-party longshot in tight Landrieu/Cassidy Louisiana Senate race

    09/26/2014 12:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 26, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Probably not fatal to the GOP’s hopes of retaking this seat, but not helpful either. Per Becket Adams, since when do tea partiers describe rich people as “the one percent”? [Palin] is slated to appear at a Saturday event organized around [Rob] Maness’s “#OneofUs” campaign, a campaign intended to frame the candidate as an average Louisianan in contrast to the GOP front-runner in the race, Rep. Bill Cassidy, and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), both of whom Maness has characterized as out-of-touch Washington elites. “If you could sum up this campaign, it’s two of them vs. one of us,” a source...
  • Yes, You Should Support Rob Maness for US Senate

    09/26/2014 10:44:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 9/26/14 | Erick Erickson
    Look at how the NRSC races have gone. We may lose Kansas because the NRSC did not vet their candidate there. We may very well lose North Carolina too. But the NRSC told us their candidate there was the best candidate. Now, in Louisiana, the NRSC is telling us not to support Rob Maness for the Senate. “Trust us,” they tell us. Look at their track record. I am supporting Rob Maness and you should too. Both Cassidy and Landrieu are creatures of Washington, D.C. Hell, Landrieu is routinely cited as a Washington, D.C. resident. Cassidy too is a creature...
  • Slain delivery driver remembered: 'He was loved by so many people'

    09/25/2014 1:24:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 1 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/25/14 | Jonathan Bullington
    It was Wednesday, they all said, and Chris should have been there. On any other Wednesday, Richard Yeager - known as "Chris" by virtually everyone who knew him - would have been seated at the table by the small stage in the back of GrandPre's on North Rampart Street for the bar's popular karaoke night, which he co-hosted for the last few years. Regular visitors would have had their names placed in the queue upon entrance, and would get their turns to select from the seemingly unending catalog of karaoke songs at Yeager's disposal. But this Wednesday, despite a packed...
  • 2 teens arrested in slaying of Domino's driver

    09/23/2014 2:21:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/23/14 | Ken Daley
    New Orleans police arrested two 16-year-old boys in Monday's slaying of Domino's delivery driver Richard Yeager in Mid-City. NOPD Interim Superintendent Michael Harrison announced the arrests at a Tuesday news conference but would not identify the suspects because of their ages. They are both facing a charge of first-degree murder, Harrison said. Yeager, 35, was found shot to death shortly after midnight early Monday morning, with his car stolen minutes after he delivered a pizza in the 2800 block of St. Louis Street.
  • US Senate Panel Advances Bill To Force Keystone Pipeline Approval

    06/19/2014 5:04:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 16 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | June 18, 2014 | Ros Krasny
    The U.S. Senate Energy Committee advanced a bill on Wednesday that would force congressional approval of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline project, but the measure seems unlikely to be taken up by the full Senate. The bill, the latest effort by lawmakers to breathe life into the long-delayed pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, will languish without a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring it to a vote. The measure, from Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Republican Senators John Hoeven of North Dakota and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, would take a decision...
  • Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries

    09/20/2014 2:59:46 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 21 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition." The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without...
  • A Cassidy Lead in Louisiana (Fox News Senate poll 51% to 38% over Landrieu)

    09/20/2014 12:49:09 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 50 replies
    wsj ^ | Sept. 19, 2014 5:03 p.m. ET | James Freeman
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.), an ObamaCare voter running for re-election in a conservative state, has to this point shown remarkable political resilience. But a new Fox News poll suggests that her days in the Senate may be drawing to a close. The survey of 617 likely voters in Louisiana shows Rep. Bill Cassidy (R., La.) leading Ms. Landrieu by 13 percentage points. The telephone poll, conducted Sept. 14-16, finds that 51% of Louisiana voters prefer Mr. Cassidy as their next senator, versus 38% who favor the incumbent. This may be the result of blistering recent television ads showing the...
  • 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 · 15 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 · 45 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...