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  • As Goes North Carolina, So go Republican hopes to take over the Senate

    04/19/2014 12:24:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 64 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 18, 2014 | Fred Barnes
    To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that happening are close to zero. For Republicans, North Carolina is necessary. It’s the key to control of the Senate. Obama Hagan It’s number six on my list. That is, there are five states where capturing Democratic seats appears more likely—West Virginia, South Dakota, Montana, Louisiana, Arkansas. Then comes North Carolina. Assuming Republicans don’t lose any of their own seats, those six pickups would give Republicans a 51-49 majority. And with it, the political...
  • Is This Oil Field the Next Bakken?

    04/17/2014 2:57:59 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 61 replies
    fool.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Robert Baillieul
    Is This Oil Field the Next Bakken? By Robert Baillieul - April 17, 2014 Over the past few years a handful of energy companies have been silently buying massive tracts of land in a little known area of Louisiana. Early estimates suggest that this oil rich region could contain 7 billion barrels of recoverable oil… putting it on par with other prolific shale fields like the North Dakota Bakken and the Texas Eagle Ford. And their bets are starting to pay off. Many of the area’s big oil producers have reported spectacular numbers from their drilling operations. And this could...
  • Louisiana House Passes Bill Banning Abortion Clinic Staff From Instructing in Schools

    04/17/2014 2:07:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Sarah Zagorski
    On Wednesday, H.B. 305, authored by Representative Frank Hoffmann (R-Monroe), passed through the Louisiana House of Representatives by a bi-partisan vote of 91-6. The bill had 35 Representatives join as co-authors. prolifestudents33H.B. 305 states that no individual or organization that performs elective abortion or its affiliates may provide instruction or materials in public elementary and secondary schools or in charter schools that receive state funding. Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, said the following about the vote: “We commend the Louisiana House of Representatives for passing H.B. 305 to protect the children in our state-funded school system....
  • Landrieu faces her toughest political storm to stay in Senate

    04/17/2014 5:27:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Halimah Abdullah
    Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu is in the middle of a storm. She is beset by well-funded forces on the right who sense the Gulf Coast Democrat's vulnerability in trying to defend a Senate seat in a red state. On the left, she is trying to avoid being pulled down by the undertow of a president whose decline in approval ratings and controversial health care reform law might not play well with her state's conservative sensibilities. She's been buffeted by rough re-election fights before, and in previous successful bids for the state legislature, state treasurer's office and eventually two runoffs...
  • Mary Landrieu: 100% Pro-Abortion Record since 2009

    04/16/2014 8:14:42 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    Landrieu Record.com ^ | Benjamin Clapper
    Senator Mary Landrieu: 100% Pro-Abortion Record Since Re-Election. Too Extreme For Louisiana. Senator Mary Landrieu’s voting record makes it clear: she is a consistent ally of organizations lobbying for abortion-on-demand. Whether it is voting for the funding of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, or voting against attempts to remove abortion subsidies from Obamacare, Mary Landrieu’s votes have hurt common-sense protections on human life. Louisiana, a pro-life state, deserves better than a 100% pro-abortion senator. Pro-Life & Pro-Abortion Groups Agree: Since Re-Election in 2008: 100% Pro-Abortion Votes Since Louisiana re-elected Senator Landrieu in 2008, official scorecards from both pro-life...
  • Mary Landrieu's video fakery reveals desperation: LA Senator sees re-election chances evaporating.

    04/16/2014 7:09:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/16/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    When Democrats get desperate they resort to fakery. And Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu sees her re-election chances evaporating, so it’s time to pretend. Byron York in The Examiner reports on a video ad she is running that contains fake footage of a Senate hearing, where she poses as something she is not, a fighter against the Obama administration, which she actually supports 95% of the time when she votes on official actions. York explains: What Landrieu did to invite the ridicule was to re-create for her ad producers her own performance in a Senate hearing -- complete with set, supporting...
  • Jindal now wants LA to get out of Common Core

    04/15/2014 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 8 replies
    I J Review ^ | 04/15/14 | Kyle Becker
    Now,Jindal wants to withdraw the state of Louisiana from the Common Core standards, whether the state legislature approves measures to do so or the governor himself begins the withdrawal process.
  • Time for a little Koch jiujitsu on Democrats

    04/15/2014 11:33:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/15/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Harry Reid’s jihad against the Koch Brothers has already yielded a hilarious video compilation (by the Free Beacon) of his 134 mentions of their name. But now with new information, his Koch addiction can become a potent tool in the hands of Republicans. Call it karma, if you like, but the former boxer now leading the Senate majority has left himself wide open.It turns out that Koch Industries employees and PACs have donated to quite a large number of Congressional Democrats. The data was right there on Open Secrets when Jeff Dunetz of Truth Revolt picked it up and posted...
  • Landrieu Reenacts Committee Hearing for Campaign Ad (Phony Hearing for a Phony Candidate)

    04/15/2014 8:40:09 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 04/15/14 | Michael Warren
    Democratic senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is in a tough reelection battle because of her support for Obamacare. So its not surprising her latest TV ad focuses on the one high-profile fight she's had with the Obama administration, over oil and gas exploration. The 60-second spot features people watching Landrieu arguing for expanding energy exploration in Louisiana and criticizing Barack Obama for its restrictionist policies. Watch the video below: Most of the clips the ad features are from her appearances on local and cable TV news. But watch the clips of Landrieu around the video's halfway point. They feature the...
  • Jindal says not interested in being president

    12/10/2008 1:30:02 PM PST · by davek70 · 28 replies · 1,585+ views
    (CNN) – Bobby Jindal — the Indian-American Louisiana governor who is widely viewed as one of the frontrunners for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination — flatly said Tuesday he's not interested in seeking the White House. "No," Jindal said definitively when asked if he was interested in being president, according to The Associated Press.
  • Louisiana Closer to Making Bible Official State Book After Bill Passes House Committee

    04/14/2014 1:19:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/14/2014 | Katherine Webber
    The House Committee on Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs voted 8 to 5 to pass the legislation, entitled House Bill 503. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Thomas Carmody (R-Shreveport), argues that the purpose of the bill is not to establish an official religion in the state, but rather to reflect America's history and founding principles as outlined by the country's Founding Fathers. "It's not to the exclusion of anyone else's sacred literature," he told the House committee, according to The Associated Press. Carmody added later: "This is not about establishing an official religion of the state of Louisiana." When one lawmaker...
  • Pro-Landrieu Ad Blasts Kochs, Fails to Mention She’s Accepted $55,000 from Them

    04/13/2014 4:29:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | april 11, 2014
    A Super PAC ad in support of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) blasts the Koch Brothers, but declines to mention that the Democratic incumbent has received more than $50,000 from the philanthropists since 2000.
  • Teacher at private Christian school allegedly calls 12-year-old girl ‘SASSY SLUT’

    04/12/2014 9:54:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/12/2014 | Eric Owens
    A teacher at a private Christian K-12 school in Shreveport, La. has been suspended for allegedly calling a 12-year-old girl a “sassy slut.”The girl’s parents say the incident happened last week at Evangel Christian Academy School (“Christ-centered excellence!), report local ABC affiliate KTBS. They also allege that other students in the class overheard the insulting statement.The life science teacher’s six-day suspension includes full pay and benefits.The unidentified girl’s parents say their daughter has never had discipline problems in the past. They are pretty upset.“I’m just still numb about what happened and the disciplinary action that the school had taken,” Marteen...
  • LA: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Enhanced Mandatory Sentencing for Gun Possession

    04/09/2014 8:36:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2012, the voters of Louisiana approved a constitutional amendment to the state Constitution that removed the constitutional provision that gave the State the power to regulate concealed weapons.   It added the requirement that the court use the strongest level of judicial review, strict scrutiny, for Amendment 2 cases.   There is a a good discussion of the history behind this amendment at the Volokh Conspiracy, by David Kopel.  The amendment passed with over 73 percent of the vote. The court has already upheld bans on the possession of handguns by minors without parental approval and on felons on...
  • Louisiana state audit director charged with fraud

    04/09/2014 9:06:34 AM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    nola.com ^ | updated April 09, 2014 at 10:51 AM | By Emily Lane
    Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services auditing director Delrice Augustus has been formally charged fraud for allegedly buying personal items with a government purchasing card, U.S. Attorney Walt Green announced Wednesday. Augustus, 34, of Baton Rouge, is currently on leave as director of the bureau of auditing and compliance services for DCFS, an agency that receives over a billion dollars in federal funds, a U.S. Attorneys office press release says. A bill of information says that from 2010 though March 2014, Augustus used government purchasing cards for a dishwasher, televisions, I-Pads, hotel rooms gas and other personal items.
  • A Whole Lotta Democratic Corruption Going On

    03/28/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts. I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list. But let's not be naive. It's clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI's...
  • Plea deal offered to pastor accused of molesting three children

    04/08/2014 6:29:32 PM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies
    http://wivb.com/ ^ | 04/08/2014 | News 4 Digital Staff
    Rev. Roy Harriger appeared in court Monday where both sides argued motions. Harriger’s attorneys want to review the grand jury’s minutes. Orleans County District Attorney Joseph Cardone said, “What makes it a little more unique is we allege that the incidents that are charged in the indictment occurred some years ago and since the time of those crimes the language and the statute has changed and so council has questioned whether you use the older language or the newer language as it stands.” Harriger is currently free on bail. At least 15 people have signed affidavits saying the pastor molested...
  • New Congressman McAllister supports Amnesty for illegals

    04/08/2014 5:59:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2013 | Tony Lee
    Vance McAllister, the Louisiana Republican who got elected to Congress on Saturday after being endorsed by Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson, supports amnesty for all of the country's illegal immigrants. “We have to secure the borders, but (citizenship) has to be attainable for those people already here,” he told Thetowntalk.com before the election. “It has to be a tough path, but it has to be attainable.”
  • Husband of Woman Caught Canoodling With Vance McAllister Says 'He Has Wrecked My Life'; Will Divorce

    04/08/2014 4:38:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 52 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Heath Peacock, 34, the husband of Melissa Hixon Peacock, 33, who was caught on video canoodling with her boss, Vance McAllister, 40, a GOP congressman from Louisiana who touts his Christian faith, says the incident has "wrecked" his life and he and his wife who has since been fired are now heading for divorce. "I'm just freaking devastated by the whole deal, man. I loved my wife so much. I cannot believe this. I cannot freaking believe it. I feel like I'm going to wake up here in a minute and this is all going to be a bad nightmare,"...
  • Husband of woman McAllister kissed: 'He has wrecked my life'

    04/08/2014 10:45:52 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 209 replies
    April 08, 2014, 12:54 pm Husband of woman McAllister kissed: 'He has wrecked my life' By Rebecca Shabad The husband of the woman who was caught kissing Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) in a video that surfaced Monday says the congressman has destroyed his life and marriage. “I’m just freaking devastated by the whole deal, man. I loved my wife so much. I cannot believe this. I cannot freaking believe it. I feel like I’m going to wake up here in a minute, and this is all going to be a bad nightmare,” Heath Peacock told CNN on Tuesday. Peacock told...
  • Holder Claims DOJ Never Sought to End Louisiana Voucher Program

    04/08/2014 4:32:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/7/2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Friday that the Justice Department (DOJ) never intended to stop the Louisiana school voucher program, despite his agency’s lawsuit that requested a permanent injunction against school choice scholarships.Under questioning before a House appropriations subcommittee, Rep. Andy Harris (R., Md.) got into a heated exchange after asking Holder if the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division was responsible for the lawsuit “against” the state’s scholarship program, which allows students to flee failing schools.“You buy into a premise that’s not correct,” Holder said. “That was not the division that was doing anything of that nature in Louisiana.”“We were...
  • Louisiana Congressman Admits Kissing Staffer in Video

    04/07/2014 4:21:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 75 replies
    Time ^ | Maya Rhodan
    Freshman Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who touted his Christian values while campaigning, says he is the man seen in a grainy video, passionately kissing a woman in his office two days before Christmas. He said, "There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness"
  • McAllister Supports Amnesty for Illegals (LA05 runoff)

    11/01/2013 2:55:17 AM PDT · by abb · 8 replies
    Lincoln Parish News Online ^ | November 1, 2013 | Walter Abbott
    Vance McAlliser, one of two candidates in a runoff for Congressman from Louisiana’s Fifth District, said yesterday that he supported a “path to citizenship” for aliens that are in the United States illegally. Path to Citizenship is considered by most conservatives to be a politically correct term for amnesty for illegals. From the News Star: And on immigration reform, McAllister said he would support a path to citizenship for those immigrants already here illegally. “We have to secure the borders, but (citizenship) has to be attainable for those people already here,” he said. “It has to be a tough path,...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Family Reveals Pre-Fame Infidelity, Alcohol Struggles

    11/19/2013 10:56:12 AM PST · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    .....What do you feel about this article?. . REACT .happyinformativedepressingoddboringangryinterestinginspiring Loading... ........'Duck Dynasty' Family Reveals Pre-Fame Infidelity, Alcohol Struggles ..By ABC News .Posts .By ABC News | ABC News Blogs – 1 hour 49 minutes ago ....Email 0Share 272Tweet0Share0Print..... ..... They're the duck-calling, bird-hunting, ratings-busting phenomenon known as "Duck Dynasty." The patriarch, Phil Robertson, leads the down-to-earth millionaires for the everyman clan into the homes of millions each week, and ever by his side is wife Kay. But now, audiences are getting a rare glimpse at their life before fame and fortune, seeing the demons that preceded the dynasty in...
  • FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 640

    12/12/2013 3:53:59 PM PST · by Gipper08 · 119 replies
    clerk of the House ^ | 12/12/2013 | Clerk of House
    Ayes Noes PRES NV Republican 169 62 1 Democratic 163 32 6 Independent TOTALS 332 94 7 ---- AYES 332 --- Aderholt Amodei Andrews Bachus Barber Barletta Barr Barrow (GA) Beatty Becerra Benishek Bera (CA) Bilirakis Bishop (NY) Bishop (UT) Black Blackburn Blumenauer Boehner Bonamici Boustany Brady (PA) Brady (TX) Braley (IA) Brooks (IN) Brownley (CA) Buchanan Bucshon Bustos Butterfield Calvert Camp Campbell Cantor Capito Capps Capuano Cárdenas Carney Carson (IN) Carter Cartwright Cassidy Castor (FL) Chaffetz Clark (MA) Clay Cleaver Clyburn Coble Cohen Cole Collins (GA) Collins (NY) Conaway Connolly Cook Cooper Costa Courtney Cramer Crenshaw Crowley Cuellar Culberson...
  • RSC Fires Executive Director for Leaking 'Member-Level' Talks to Outside Groups

    12/11/2013 11:36:39 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 45 replies
    national journal ^ | 12/11/2013 | Tim Alberta
    Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise has fired the group's longtime executive director, Paul Teller, multiple sources tell National Journal. The reason for the dismissal, according to sources familiar with the situation, is that Teller allegedly shared sensitive conversations between RSC members with outside advocacy groups, some of whom hold policy positions counter to the RSC. "No staffer is above a member," said one senior Republican aide familiar with the situation. "Paul was divulging private, member-level conversations and actively working against RSC strategies supported by House conservatives." Teller could not immediately be reached for comment. The move comes as Scalise,...
  • Illegal action by Obama: Enrolling in Obamacare Won't Lead to Deportations

    03/19/2014 6:01:17 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/19/14 | m batley
    In a final push to encourage Hispanics to enroll in Obamacare before the March 31 deadline, President Barack Obama has said that immigration officials will not obtain information from the healthcare program that could lead to deportations. "The main thing for people to know is that any information you get, you know, asked with respect to buying insurance, does not have anything to do with… the rules governing immigration," Obama said in an interview with Univision Deportes, according to The Hill. "If you have a family where some people are citizens or legally here, and others are not documented, the...
  • Suggestions for the GOP in the SOTU

    01/28/2014 12:18:22 PM PST · by budj · 39 replies
    Vanity
    Various radio commentators have suggested what the GOP should do tonight to liven up the SOTU. How about we help them with some more. Here's mine: I remember Harry Chapin's concerts; he'd sing "30,000 lbs of Bananas" and end with the audience shouting "It sucks, Harry!" Maybe the GOP could just shout "It sucks, Barry!"
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Fired Following Anti-Gay Remarks

    12/18/2013 4:47:00 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 649 replies
    Variety ^ | Dec. 18, 2013 | AJ Marechal
    <p>A+E Networks, parent company of A&E, has released the following statement to Variety: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.”</p>
  • Phil Robertson fired From Duck Dynasty, Backlash Continues

    12/21/2013 9:45:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    eCanada Now ^ | December 21, 2013 | Jason Marin
    A&E’s Woes Over Phil Robertson Firing Intensify with Duck Dynasty Family By firing the star of the reality show “Duck Dynasty”, the A&E Network is walking a very fine line between fans and demands from gay rights groups such as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). Interestingly, the lines aren’t drawn squarely between conservatives on one side and gay rights activists on the other. Noted writer and lesbian Camille Paglia has expressed outrage over the denunciation of Phil Robertson and affirmed his right to express his religious views on homosexuality. Paglia claims the moral right to speak on...
  • Why Duck Dynasty Threatens The Left

    12/22/2013 11:45:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 21, 2013 | Adrienne Royer
    It was only a matter of time before the left complained about Phil Robertson. His actual quotes in GQ are almost insignificant – at some point, someone was going to go after him for his views on guns, women, and even his much-hated “yuppie” comments. The surprise should be how liberals dismissed the rise of Duck Dynasty until this fall, when it was too late to stem the show’s popularity. Once it became evident that this family held so much influence, the left suddenly realized they faced the first threat to their decades-long monopoly on popular culture. Anyone familiar with...
  • Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson attending Obama's State of the Union

    01/28/2014 8:05:45 AM PST · by don-o · 72 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 28, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Willie Robertson, one of the stars of TV's Duck Dynasty and a representative of the family's mainstream Christian values, will be in the House gallery tonight for President Obama's State of the Union address, the guest of Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister. “Yes. He is confirmed for attendance tonight,” said a family spokeswoman.
  • FORMER LA GOP CHAIR SUPPORTS OBAMA?

    11/22/2013 7:19:16 AM PST · by LSUfan · 14 replies
    The Dead Pelican ^ | 22 Nov 13 | Unattributed
    Former Louisiana GOP chair and current GOP Parish President Pat Brister recently appeared at a fund raiser for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, THE DEAD PELICAN has learned. THE DEAD PELICAN has obtained a photo of Brister at the event, along with a caption reading "GOP Parish President Pat Brister is Singing Mary Landrieu's praises for her work for Louisiana families." Landrieu has come under fire recently for her unflinching support of the disastrous Obmacare proposal, a measure which has already caused millions of Americans to lose their health private care plans. Brister's staunch support for Mary (an Obama champion) leads...
  • Obombacare

    11/18/2013 8:26:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2013 | Rich Galen
    Now that Obombacare has gone from a red hot news item to a grinding series of failure stories, the cable networks have turned their attention to what it all means for 2016. I've been on MSNBC the last two Saturdays and CNN the last two Sundays. Yesterday I was on at 3:20 pm. The Redskins game was still in the third quarter. How many people in Our Nation's Capital do you think were interested in a four-and-a-half minute chat-fest between me and Hilary Rosen? Correct. Zero. But, weekend daytime cable is a good place to try out new material. It's...
  • Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson to Attend Obama's SOTU

    01/28/2014 1:38:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 28, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The guest list for tonight's State of the Union Address just keeps getting better and more conservative. Last week we learned Sean Hannity will be attending as a guest of Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert and today Louisiana Rep. Van McAllister confirmed Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson will attend as his guest for the big speech. Vance McAllister ✔ @RepMcAllister I'm happy to announce that my friend, constituent & small business owner @williebosshog will be attending tonight's #SOTU as my guest. 11:07 AM - 28 Jan 2014 62 Retweets 30 favorites Only problem? I don't think they allow duck calls in...
  • Duck Dynasty-endorsed Republican wins La. House seat

    11/18/2013 2:57:59 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 17, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD
    An unknown political novice who has never visited Washington, D.C., won a special election for Louisiana's 5th District seat Saturday on the endorsement of the “Duck Dynasty” family and a promise to fix Obamacare. Vance McAllister beat establishment candidate Neil Riser, a state senator, in Saturday's runoff election created when former Rep. Rodney Alexander resigned on Sept. 26 to become secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs under Republican Governor Bobby Jindal.
  • Duck Dynasty'-backed candidate wins Louisiana congressional election

    11/17/2013 5:45:53 PM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 November 2013
    Vance McAllister, a political newcomer with the backing of the popular "Duck Dynasty" TV family, was elected as Louisiana's newest member of Congress Saturday night. According to the Louisiana Secretary of State's website, McAllister led establishment candidate Neil Riser 59.7 percent to 40.3 percent -- a difference of over 17,500 votes -- with 976 of a possible 981 precincts reporting. McAllister advanced to this weekend’s election to face off against Riser after an October contest with more than a dozen other candidates from both political parties -- in what is known as a “jungle primary.” The seat in Louisiana's 5th...
  • State of the Union guests: ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Willie Robertson

    01/28/2014 11:55:48 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/28/14 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Rep. Vance McAllister is bringing “Duck Dynasty” reality TV star Willie Robertson as his guest to the State of the Union address, the Louisiana Republican announced Tuesday.  I’m happy to announce that my friend, constituent & small business owner @williebosshog will be attending tonight’s #SOTU as my guest.— Vance McAllister (@RepMcAllister) January 28, 2014   During the closing days of McAllister’s 2013 special election campaign, Robertson starred in a TV ad supporting the Louisiana Republican, who he called his “good buddy.” Robertson’s name had been briefly mentioned as a potential candidate for the open seat when Rep. Rodney Alexander resigned in...
  • Vance McAllister upsets Neil Riser in Louisiana House runoff (GOP-e candidate loses)

    11/17/2013 8:25:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/16/13 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Businessman Vance McAllister has won the special runoff election for a vacant northeast Louisiana congressional seat, notching an upset win over fellow Republican Neil Riser, according to the Associated Press. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, McAllister, a political newcomer, led Riser, a state senator who had won the support of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and much of the state’s GOP congressional delegation, 59.7 percent to 40.3 percent. McAllister will succeed former GOP Rep. Rodney Alexander, who resigned in August to take a job in Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration after spending more than a decade in the House. Riser...
  • (Congressman) McAllister (LA05) admits infidelity

    04/07/2014 4:34:20 PM PDT · by abb · 77 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | April 7, 2014 | Staff
    After being caught passionately kissing an aide on videotape, U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, who ran as a devoted family man and Christian, late Monday afternoon asked forgiveness from his family and constituents McAllister did not answer his phone and his office did not answer its phone in Washington, D.C. and West Monroe. But in prepared statement released late Monday McAllister said: “There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness. I’m asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve. Trust is something I know has to be...
  • Landrieu leads in conservative’s poll -- Louisiana

    04/04/2014 9:13:04 AM PDT · by deport · 19 replies
    The Advocate ^ | April 4, 2014
    U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu leads the three Republicans challenging her reelection and U.S. Sen. David Vitter is viewed more favorably than Gov. Bobby Jindal, according to a statewide poll paid for by Lane Grigsby, a Baton Rouge contractor who frequently contributes to conservative candidates. Though Landrieu leads with definite and probable voters across the state, she only has 39.3 percent of the 600 voters interviewed between March 24 and March 26. The poll by Magellan Strategies of Baton Rouge, which was released Thursday, has a margin for error of plus or minus 4.1 percent.
  • Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal to join forces in ad

    04/04/2014 7:29:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/04/2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal appear in a commercial that will air Sunday to promote NewRepublican.org, a project focused on outlining a positive GOP agenda for the future. The former Florida governor and the current Louisiana governor, both potential 2016 presidential candidates, support a super PAC that is the brainchild of Republican strategist Alex Castellanos. “If you believe that every parent ought to be able to choose their child’s school, and that the economy should be driven from the bottom up, not the top down from Washington, then you’re thinking like a New Republican,” Bush says to the camera at...
  • Madonna booed in New Orleans over endorsement of Obama is reject Hollywood liberalism

    10/30/2012 3:03:45 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 12 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | October 30, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    Last Saturday night in New Orleans, pop superstar Madonna entertained her audience by performing her many hits. It was undoubtedly a stellar performance for Madonna has been a major star for decades. Unfortunately, in the midst of the concert, she decided to engage in political talk with her audience. In recent months, Madonna has been very vocal about her support for Barack Obama. In fact, she has written the President’s name on various parts of her body and is not be bashful about showing it to her fans. Not surprisingly, she promises to strip completely naked if the President wins...
  • When you’ve lost Madonna concert-goers …

    10/28/2012 10:24:55 AM PDT · by Snuph · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 28, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Actually, I’m not sure what demographic Madonna’s audience would fall into, but I’m pretty sure it’s not any of the traditional Republican constituencies. And yet … Madonna drew some jeers from her crowd in New Orleans on Saturday night after she told audience members to vote for President Obama, the Associated Press reports. “Who’s registered to vote?” she said, adding, “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.” The comment was followed by boos and some walk outs from the audience. Yeah, but were they Voguing on their way out?
  • Madonna booed after touting Obama in La. Concert

    10/28/2012 2:25:49 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/28/2012 | Yahoo News
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her "MDNA Tour" in New Orleans. The Material Girl asked during Saturday night's performance: "Who's registered to vote?" She added: "I don't care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama." Drawing boos in touting Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, Madonna followed: "Seriously, I don't care who you vote for ... Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote."
  • Madonna booed after touting Obama in La. Concert (Barry's in trouble!)

    10/28/2012 7:00:17 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 2012 4:26 AM (ET) | STACEY PLAISANCE
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her "MDNA Tour" in New Orleans. The Material Girl asked during Saturday night's performance: "Who's registered to vote?" She added: "I don't care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama." Drawing boos in touting Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, Madonna followed: "Seriously, I don't care who you vote for ... Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote."
  • Bobby Jindal, with an eye on 2016, to unveil plan to replace Obama health-care law

    04/02/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/02/2014 | By Robert Costa and Amy Goldstein
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced a plan to repeal and replace President Obama’s health-care law, an effort by the Republican to insert himself into the increasingly competitive early maneuvering for his party’s presidential nomination. Jindal, a former state and federal health official, said his plan is one of many policy proposals he will release in coming months, making clear that he wants to be seen as a policy-driven problem solver. In his 26-page plan, Jindal lays out a lengthy critique of the health law — which he refers to throughout as “Obamacare” — and reiterates his belief that it needs...
  • (Pro-Life) Bill Overwhelmingly Passes Louisiana House, 85-6 Vote

    04/02/2014 7:50:31 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    The Brown Pelican Society of Louisiana ^ | Tue, Apr 01, 2014 | By Marsha Shuler
    ...Abortion clinics in New Orleans, Metairie and Baton Rouge would be forced to close, abortion-rights advocates testified in a House committee.... The state House of Representatives quickly and overwhelmingly endorsed new restrictions Monday on abortion clinic operations in Louisiana.
  • Louisiana House Passes Pro-Life Laws That Have Closed Abortion Clinics Elsewhere

    04/01/2014 12:18:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Louisiana Right to Life
    Yesterday, HB 388, the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, authored by Representative Katrina Jackson (D-Monroe), passed through the Louisiana House of Representatives by a bi-partisan vote of 85-6. The bill had 50 Representatives join as co-sponsors. louisianawelcomeHB 388 has three main components: The Act requires that abortion providers attain admitting privileges within 30 miles of a local hospital. The Act clarifies that informed consent protections apply to not only to surgical abortion, but also RU-486 abortion. The Act requires doctors who perform more than five abortions a year to maintain proper licensing. Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life,...
  • KKK Flyers Passed Out to Residents

    03/30/2014 4:32:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    WBRZ ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | Chris Nakamoto
    A disturbing flyer began circulating through some neighborhoods in Eunice this weekend. The flyer showcases the phone numbers for two KKK groups, calling themselves the White Knights. The flyer states, "the law abiding citizens in your community can sleep in peace knowing the klan is awake." The flyers were distributed to the homes of African-American residents over the weekend, according to KATC-TV. The papers were reportedly in bags filled with rocks and tossed at the homes of residents KATC reported. Eunice Deputy Chief Varden Guillory said multiple people in Eunice made complaints to the police department about the incident. The...