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  • Gun safety instruction OK in public elementary schools, new Louisiana law says

    07/03/2015 3:26:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/1/15 | Emily Lane
    When school starts this fall, public schools in Louisiana will have the option to instruct elementary students on gun safety. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday (July 1) signed a bill into law that permits cities, parishes and local public school boards to provide students with "age and grade appropriate" firearm accident prevention and safety instruction. A suggested curriculum includes the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program, developed by the National Rifle Association.(snip)The bill received full passage by the Legislature, by a vote of 94-3 in the House and 38-1 in the Senate.
  • Touring world's largest pump station? 5 things to know

    07/03/2015 3:43:34 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/1/15 | Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The world's largest drainage pump station, in Plaquemines Parish, could be opened for a public tour this fall during a campaign to educate West Bank residents about their $4 billion flood protection system. Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West officials are considering an open house as they ask West Jefferson voters for a $5.5 million property tax increase and Algiers voters for a 30-year tax renewal for flood protection.Officials say the money is needed to cover $34 million in expenses associated with operation and maintenance of 100 miles of levees, floodwalls and floodgates built after Hurricane Katrina. Last year, the authority...
  • Donald Trump A Trojan Horse To Knock Out All Other Republicans But Jeb Bush?

    07/03/2015 6:03:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 95 replies
    I heard this "theory" from a friend, and decided to throw it out to Free Republic. My friend (no proof) said that he believes Donald Trump is a Trojan Horse.... Trump's is only there to pull people away from the other campaigns of Cruz, Walker, Paul, etc.... in order to eliminate them. Then once it's down to Trump and Bush in the Primaries, then he will step down. Leaving us with Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton will easily defeat Jeb Bush, and she will be the next President. Hopefully this nightmare scenario will never come to pass. Thoughts,...
  • Jindal: Protection for govt workers who object to same-sex marriage, though it may be limited

    06/30/2015 6:53:51 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 7 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 06/29/2015 | Julia O'Donoghue
    [Title shortened for space limitations] The Jindal administration issued a memo Tuesday (June 29) advising state government agencies to respect the religious beliefs of workers who don't support same-sex marriage. "[A]ppropriate accommodations may be made for state employees who express a religious objection to involvement in issuance of same-sex marriage licenses, and judges and justices of the peace may not be forced to officiate a same-sex wedding ceremony when other authorized individuals who have no religious objection are available," wrote Thomas Enright, Jindal's executive counsel, in the memo. All Louisiana court clerks could soon be expected to issue marriage licenses...
  • Jindal: Louisiana will obey the high court on gay marriages

    06/28/2015 10:10:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    politico.com ^ | 06/29/2015 | NICK GASS
    Louisiana will comply with the Supreme Court’s order legalizing same-sex marriage, Gov. Bobby Jindal said Sunday. “We don’t have a choice. Our agencies will comply with the court order,” the Republican presidential contender said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” after being asked why his state is the only one that has not yet issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Appearing from the state capital, Baton Rouge, the governor explained his state is waiting on a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to reverse a previous ruling upholding traditional marriage and implement the high court’s ruling. On Friday, the state’s...
  • Bobby Jindal: ‘Let’s just get rid of the court’

    06/27/2015 1:38:11 PM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 105 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/27/2015 | Adam Howard
    In the wake of Friday’s historic Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, Republicans did not hold back their rage – but few politicians went as far as 2016 candidate Gov. Bobby Jindal. The Louisiana Republican, who launched a longshot bid for the presidency last week, suggested that the 5-4 ruling, which made same-sex marriage legal throughout the nation, was cause for disbanding the entire Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court is completely out of control, making laws on their own, and has become a public opinion poll instead of a judicial body,” Jindal said in a statement on Friday. “If we...
  • Jindal: SCOTUS Is 'Out of Control, Let's Just Get Rid of the Court'

    06/27/2015 4:52:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal slammed the Supreme Court on Friday after its ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage. “The Supreme Court is completely out of control, making laws on their own, and has become a public opinion poll instead of a judicial body,” the 2016 presidential candidate said in a statement.“If we want to save some money, let’s just get rid of the court,” Jindal added.The 5-4 ruling, which forces all states to recognize same-sex marriage under the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, will fundamentally transform the institution of marriage, he later said. “Marriage between a man and a woman...
  • Bobby Jindal and Liberals’ Racist Double-Standard

    06/26/2015 5:44:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2015 | Kevin Williamson
    Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is, we are informed by all the best people, insufficiently ethnic. Governor Jindal, born in Baton Rouge, is Punjabi in the sense that your average Philadelphian with a surname ending in a vowel is Italian: ancestrally, trivially. Governor Jindal’s speech, culture, mannerisms, politics, religion, habits, and affect are as far removed from Chandigarh, the north Indian city where his parents met, as they are from Bogota or Stuttgart. The governor insistently rejects the tossed salad model in favor of the melting pot: an American is an American is an American, in his view. For his...
  • 5 faith facts about Bobby Jindal: an ‘evangelical Catholic’

    06/25/2015 2:50:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    RNS ^ | June 24, 2015 | David Gibson
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal addresses a legislative luncheon held as part of the “Road to Majority” conference in Washington on June 19, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Carlos Barria*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-JINDAL-FAITH, originally transmitted on June 24, 2015.  This image is available for web and print publication. For questions, contact Sally Morrow. (RNS) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday (June 24) became the latest Republican to throw his hat into the presidential ring — and in this case, “last” may also mean “least.” Jindal, 44, is currently bringing up the rear in the polls among...
  • Giant redheaded centipede found crawling in Texas park

    07/02/2015 4:40:04 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 97 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 7-2-15 | Casey Curry
    TEXAS -- A giant redheaded centipede was found crawling on a broom in a park in Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo of the insect on Twitter. The centipede was discovered at Garner State Park in Uvalde County in the Hill Country. This is one scary looking insect. In the wild, it can grow to be 8 inches long with a brightly colored body and legs. Officials at the University of Arkansas Arthropod Museum describe this species of centipede as "fast moving and aggressive titans." The giant redheaded centipede is a predator that primarily feeds on...
  • Jindal Angers Hollywood Producers by Axing Louisiana’s Film Tax Credits

    07/02/2015 9:59:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/02/2015 | Jon Hartley
    Last week, before Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal declared himself a 2016 presidential candidate, the governor quietly signed legislation into law that caps state tax credits for film in the state at $180 million per year that will save the state $77 million annually — a wise move, given that the Louisiana government currently faces a $1.3 billion budget deficit. In response, Hollywood producers have threatened to take their film projects to states that offer larger film tax credits, such as Georgia. Capping film tax credits is a new position for Governor Jindal. He has largely been supportive of tax credits,...
  • First same-sex divorce in New Orleans comes before first marriage

    07/01/2015 8:39:12 AM PDT · by massmike · 8 replies
    nola.com ^ | 07/01/2015 | Andy Grimm
    The first same-sex divorce in Louisiana was granted about two hours before the first legally sanctioned same-sex wedding took place. Two New Orleans women, Anna Wellman and Stephanie Baus, who married in Massachusetts in 2009, made bittersweet history by filing for divorce in Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Friday (June 26) -- something they couldn't have done before the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last week because Louisiana law did not recognize same-sex weddings performed out of state. The divorce was made official Monday in a proceeding that lasted just minutes and concluded before 11 a.m., without the fanfare and...
  • Exclusive — Jindal On ACLU Lawsuit Against His Religious Liberty Protections

    07/01/2015 6:29:25 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Jun 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, tells Breitbart News exclusively that he’s appalled by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) decision to turn against defending civil liberties. “Their hypocrisy is absolutely stunning,” Jindal said when asked about how the ACLU’s website, and their legal argument history, is filled with defenses of religious liberty. ... Jindal’s interview with Breitbart News came just hours after the ACLU announced it would be suing Jindal over an executive order he issued in the state of Louisiana aimed at protecting religious freedom. The executive order, as Breitbart News reported, tried to protect...
  • Louisiana Court Holds Hearing on Pro-Life Law Requiring Abortionists to Have Admitting Privileges

    06/30/2015 4:39:18 PM PDT · by Morgana
    lifenews.com ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Louisiana Right to Life
    Yesterday, after six full days of testimony, Judge John deGravelles of the Middle Federal District Court in Baton Rouge brought the trial regarding Louisiana’s 2014 HB 388 / Act 620 to a close. The six days included testimony from both the plaintiffs of the abortion industry and the defendants from the state of Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals. Witnesses from both sides includes many doctors, academics, and even Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert. The trial revealed that three abortion physicians in Louisiana currently have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of an abortion facility...
  • Louisiana starts issuing same-sex marriage licenses

    06/29/2015 10:28:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/29/2015 | CBS/AP
    Louisiana officials have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court Jon Geggenheimer confirmed in a telephone interview that a license was issued there Monday morning. It was believed to be the first license issued to a same-sex couple in the state. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, but clerks around the state had held off on immediately issuing licenses after consulting with lawyers. Gov. Bobby Jindal is opposed to gay marriage but has said the state would comply with the ruling.
  • States sue to block Obama's water rule

    06/29/2015 10:14:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 29, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi sued the Obama administration Monday to stop a new regulation asserting federal authority over minor waterways like streams and wetlands. The rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of the most controversial regulations from the Obama administration, redefining how the EPA enforces the water pollution protections of the Clean Water Act. In the lawsuit, filed in a Houston-based federal court, the states argue that the rule “is an unconstitutional and impermissible expansion of federal power over the states and their citizens and property owners.” The states’ attorneys general — all Republican — said the...
  • Statue of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard recently spray painted with 'Black Lives Matter'

    06/29/2015 1:22:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | June 29, 2015 | Kathleen Flynn
    The statue of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard has been spray-painted with the words 'Black Lives Matter' on both sides of its base. The statue stands at the main entrance to City Park in the circle where North Carrollton and Esplanade avenues intersect, directly in front of the New Orleans Museum of Art. Beauregard was considered the first prominent general of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. According to New Orleans Historical, it took twenty years to raise the $22,000 needed for the monument, which was completed in 1915....
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Bobby Jindal and Liberals’ Racist Double-Standard

    06/28/2015 11:08:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/26/15 | Kevin Williamson
    Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is, we are informed by all the best people, insufficiently ethnic. Governor Jindal, born in Baton Rouge, is Punjabi in the sense that your average Philadelphian with a surname ending in a vowel is Italian: ancestrally, trivially. Governor Jindal’s speech, culture, mannerisms, politics, religion, habits, and affect are as far removed from Chandigarh, the north Indian city where his parents met, as they are from Bogota or Stuttgart. The governor insistently rejects the tossed salad model in favor of the melting pot: an American is an American is an American, in his view. For his political...
  • Jindal 'not going to evolve' on gay marriage

    06/28/2015 9:42:29 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/28/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) said on Sunday that he is not changing his mind on the definition of marriage. “I think marriage is between a man and a woman,” Jindal told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “My position is not going to evolve,” he said. “I want to run a campaign where we do not give up on our principles,” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate added. “Establishment conservatives do not want us to do that.” Jindal’s remarks follow Friday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. He said on Sunday that Louisiana would not start recognizing...
  • New Orleans police officer remembered as 'real-life hero'(pictures)

    06/27/2015 5:07:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/27/15 | By Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The New Orleans Police Department and hundreds of civilians gathered Saturday (June 27) to remember officer Daryle Holloway, shot dead a week earlier while driving an assault suspect to jail. Mourners recalled a father and a "real-life hero" who was quick with a laugh and lived to serve his community. Long after the pews had filled at St. Maria Goretti Roman Catholic Church, uniformed police officers continued to arrive, lining the back of the nave. Patrol cars from all across the region parked on the Crowder Boulevard neutral ground. Mounted officers stood solemn watch outside under the shade of an...
  • John Kasich Preps Presidential Run: ‘Amateur Hour Is Over’

    06/24/2015 7:55:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jun 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Bolstered by a recent Quinnipiac survey that shows him with a double digit lead over the GOP field in Ohio, the state he has served as governor since 2011, John Kasich says the chances he will toss his hat into the Republican primary contest for the party’s 2016 Presidential nomination in 2016 are “looking pretty darn good.” The Quinnipiac poll also has more encouraging news for Kasich. He is the only Republican candidate who beats Hillary in Ohio. Kasich is widely expected to announce his candidacy for President in about two weeks. If he does, he will join a field...
  • Washington Post Concerned About Authenticity of Bobby Jindal's Heritage

    06/25/2015 9:35:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/25/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    On the same day that Bobby Jindal announced he's running for president, The Washington Post published an article implicitly questioning why the Louisiana governor indentifies more as an American than an Indian American. Jindal's parents were born and raised in India before immigrating to the United States. "Yet many see him as a man who has spent a lifetime distancing himself from his Indian roots," Annie Gowen and Tyler Bridges reported from Khanpur, India. The article was reminiscent of Mark Halperin's interview of presidential candidate Ted Cruz in May. Halperin, of Bloomberg Politics, asked Cruz a series of questions seeking...
  • Bobby Jindal hits Jeb Bush, hard, as he announces White House run

    06/24/2015 9:02:16 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/24/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    KENNER, La. — Bobby Jindal went there. As the 13th Republican candidate to enter the presidential race, the Louisiana governor tried to grab attention by going negative with his announcement speech Wednesday, smacking down his rivals as “selfish” politicians who are nothing more than “talkers,” and calling out Jeb Bush as a mushy conservative. “You’ve heard Jeb Bush saying we need to be able to lose the primary to win the general election. We’re going to help him do that,” Jindal said, kicking off his long-shot bid for the GOP presidential nomination. Presenting himself as an unapologetically religious, small-government conservative,...
  • The Stupid Party’s Candidate: Running to the right isn’t working for Bobby Jindal.

    06/24/2015 7:45:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/2015 | By ALAN GREENBLATT
    In n 2013 Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal called on the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.” A former Rhodes scholar with serious policy chops, he appeared perfectly positioned to elevate the discussion of ideas. Instead, Jindal has chosen to run in 2016 as the stupid party’s standard-bearer. As Jindal prepares to make his White House bid official on Wednesday, he is struggling to break the one percent mark in national polls. That puts him a dozen places behind the top-tier triumvirate of Walker, Bush and Rubio. It’s possible Jindal will emerge from the back of the pack at some...
  • Bobby Jindal, a Republican Governor Who Actually Cut Spending

    06/24/2015 1:43:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.24.15 | Nicole Kaeding
    SNIP Jindal took office in January of 2008, and 2015 will be his last year in office. He has scored well on the Cato Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors earning an “A” in 2010, and a “B” in both 2012 and 2014. All three report cards commend Jindal’s resolve to cut Louisiana state spending. Since fiscal year 2009, the first full fiscal year of Jindal’s term, state general fund spending has decreased by 7 percent. Per capita state spending has fallen from $2,089 in 2009 to $1,883 in 2015, a decrease of 10 percent. This spending restraint is...
  • Hundreds attend vigil honoring slain NOPD officer Daryle Holloway (picture)

    06/24/2015 3:05:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/23/15 | Heather Nolan, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    At a vigil to honor her slain son, NOPD officer Daryle Holloway's mom asked the hundreds of people gathered to honor her son's life to pray for his accused killer's mom and family. "I can't imagine what that woman is going through," Olander Holloway said Tuesday (June 23). "I have no hard feelings in my heart for them, and I want you all to pray for her." Daryle Holloway, a 22-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department, died Saturday after he was shot by a man he was transporting to Orleans Parish Prison. Travis Boys, who escaped after the...
  • DHH clears way for clinic to apply for abortion license (Louisiana)

    06/23/2015 7:33:23 AM PDT · by Morgana
    sfgate.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | staff
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana health department has cleared the way for Planned Parenthood to apply for a license for its New Orleans clinic to provide abortion services. In a letter dated Friday, the Department of Health and Hospitals rescinded an earlier requirement that outpatient abortion facilities, such as Planned Parenthood, provide a "facility need review" demonstrating its services are needed to preserve access before it can apply for a license to perform abortions in the state. Such a review had been required under department regulations enacted in 2012. Since the review is no longer necessary, the department...
  • Scoop: 25 questions the Koch brothers want every 2016 candidate to answer

    06/18/2015 6:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the funding arm of the political network backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, wants a lot more hard information from the crowded field of presidential contenders before deciding what to do with its considerable resources. The group is pressing every 2016 candidate to detail on the record their plans for economic growth, deficit reduction, entitlement reform, criminal justice and even foreign policy. The tax-exempt entity, a key node in a constellation of conservative entities that aims to spend $889 million before the next White House election, distributed a detailed survey Thursday to...
  • New Orleans police capture suspect in fatal shooting of officer in police car

    06/21/2015 3:26:01 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    NY Daily Times ^ | June 21, 2015 | Joel Landeau
    The man accused of shooting a New Orleans police officer to death inside a police car was nabbed Sunday after he was spotted jumping onto a public bus wearing handcuffs. Police searched for Travis Boys, 33, for 24 hours after he slipped into the front seat of the cruiser while handcuffed and fatally shot Daryle Holloway, 45, authorities said. A police rookie and his trainer saw Boys getting on the bus with broken handcuffs on his wrist. "To my understanding, he got on the bus after spotting the officers. And the officers saw that and then he got off the...
  • Stephen Colbert mocks Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal in epic Values Voter Summit takedown

    10/01/2014 6:59:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | October 1, 2014 | Sarah Gray
    "The Values Voter Summit, a four-day orgy of people fundamentally opposed to orgies" (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Stephen Colbert ripped into the ninth annual Values Voter Summit, last night on “The Colbert Report.” Very few were spared. ”There were so many great speakers,” Colbert said. “Also Sarah Palin.” But the speeches were just part of the Values Voter Summit. It also holds the first large straw poll for presidential candidates....
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • A 'bitter day' as manhunt for suspected police officer killer Travis Boys ends

    06/21/2015 12:09:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies
    ,NOLA.com | Times-Picayune ^ | 6/21/15 | Andy Grimm, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune
    The manhunt for the escapee police say killed New Orleans Police Officer Daryle Holloway, ended when a rookie officer spotted Travis Boys as he boarded a bus in the Lower 9th Ward, his broken handcuffs still on his wrists. Police stopped the bus and Boys, 33, sprinted into the neighborhood. A swarm of officers caught him near Reynes Street and St. Claude Avenue Sunday (June 21), NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said. "We always knew we would catch him," he said at a press conference outside police headquarters, flanked by U.S. Marshals, state police and Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "It was just...
  • Faith and Freedom Coalition: Winners and losers

    06/21/2015 10:34:11 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | June 21, 2015 | Katie Glueck and Kyle Cheney
    Ted Cruz dominated, Rick Santorum flopped and Bobby Jindal found his niche. At the latest GOP cattle call, about a dozen presidential contenders rolled through a Washington, D.C. ballroom over a three-day period to tout their socially conservative bona fides at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference. Most of the 2016 hopefuls managed to impress evangelical and other conservative Christian voters by championing religious freedom, highlighting support for traditional marriage and stressing the importance of family and family values.
  • New Orleans police arrest man suspected of killing officer

    06/21/2015 9:57:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 21, 2015
    New Orleans police announced Sunday that they have arrested the man suspected of killing a police officer who was transporting him to jail a day earlier, ending a nearly 24-hour manhunt that left residents on edge. The city’s police department said Travis Boys, 33, was arrested Sunday morning near the intersection of Reynes St. and St. Claude Ave. Investigators said Boys, sitting in the back of the police cruiser Saturday morning, somehow obtained a gun as he was handcuffed behind his back and got through a barrier that separated him from the front seat of the vehicle. Boys then shot...
  • 'Police Lives Matter' - Heartwarming gesture lifts spirits of Slidell officer

    06/20/2015 5:29:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    http://www.wtoc.com ^ | 6/12/15 | Chris Finch
    SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - A nine year old boy made a touching gesture to a Slidell police officer, but the officer had one regret about the chance meeting, so he reached out to the public for help. Officer Joe McMahan was driving when another person asked him to pull over. After pulling over, a woman asked if she could give something to McMahan. The nine year old, identified as Jayden Witsell, stepped out of the passenger side of the car and approached the police cruiser. The boy asked if he could give something to Witsell. "For a moment, I didn't...
  • Hunt is on for suspect in NOPD officer's slaying: 'He will pay for what he did,' chief says

    06/20/2015 2:39:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 61 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/20/15 | Jonathan Bullington
    A multi-agency manhunt is underway for Travis Boys, the 33-year-old accused of fatally shooting veteran NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway Saturday morning (June 20) while being transported in the back of Holloway's police vehicle.Boys was arrested for aggravated assault and on his way to Central Lockup around 8 a.m. when he somehow managed to maneuver his hands -- which were handcuffed behind his back -- to his front and make his way through an opening in the cage inside Holloway's vehicle, said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. He and Holloway fought, Harrison said, before Boys managed to fatally shoot the 22-year veteran...
  • BREAKING: NOLA Police Officer SHOT DEAD By Criminal During Transport

    06/20/2015 12:15:42 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/20/2015 | Jim Hoft
    A 22-year veteran of the NOPD was shot and killed after a suspect he was transporting was able to get out of his handcuffs and get a hold of a gun. The incident occurred around 9 a.m. near the intersection of Elysian Fields and North Claiborne. After the shooting, the car crashed. Officer Daryle Holloway, 46, was rushed to the hospital where he died. A manhunt is on for the suspect, 33-year-old Travis Bois, who is now wanted for murder. ​”That prisoner was able to get his hands out of the handcuffs and was able to get a firearm and...
  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo Barberá
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis — now freely available online as an Editors’ Choice article —...
  • Loss of Health Care Subsidies Would Impact South More than Anywhere Else

    06/16/2015 4:16:08 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    The Telegraph (Macon) ^ | June 16, 2015 21:23 UTC | Tony Pugh
    WASHINGTON — (...) The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether the subsidies can continue for 6.4 million people in 34 states who use the federal insurance marketplace at HealthCare.gov. (...) More than 4.1 million people, or nearly two out of three who could lose their subsidies in the case this year, live in just 13 Southern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2015/06/16/3799971/loss-of-health-care-subsidies.html#storylink=cpy
  • UN Medic Trucks Caught Trying to Hide Logo from Public View (Video)

    06/16/2015 5:27:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/16/15 | DAHBOO777
    This footage was taken in Northern Louisiana On June 10th 2015. Notice how the UN logos are covered with brown paper, but the front one has peeled off. I don't like the looks of this. What other types of vehicles are being positioned and where? U S vehicles don't even get my attention when I see them, but UN? This is at least the 5th time that i have reported on UN Vehicles being spotted here in the US. It seems obvious that they are trying to hide their presence, But just got busted! Heads Up Yal! The Big Question...
  • Shotgun used in slayings of Metairie father and son was stolen from Orleans deputy, JPSO says

    06/10/2015 4:41:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/9/15 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com
    The shotgun wielded by a teen accused of killing a father and son in their Metairie home belonged to an Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office deputy, a detective in the case testified Tuesday. The shotgun was a personal weapon reported stolen in a New Orleans vehicle burglary about a month before the April 22 slayings of David Pence, 56, and Nicholas Pence, 25, confirmed Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.JPSO detectives recovered the Mossburg pump-action shotgun from the home of 17-year-old suspect Dexter Allen Jr., 2227 Arts St., New Orleans, two days after the shootings, authorities have...
  • Inside the Conservative Movement's Secret 2016 Auditions(It was Cruz who emerged the winner)

    06/10/2015 1:29:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 10, 2015 | Tim Alberta
    Fiorina raises eyebrows on gay marriage, Rubio frames student debt as a moral issue, and Huckabee just bores the crowd.In May, six Republican presidential candidates—Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Perry—had a private audition in front of the country's most influential conservatives. Each spoke for roughly 30 minutes to the Council for National Policy—a secretive nonprofit group populated by hundreds of right-wing activists and donors—and followed up their speeches with question-and-answer sessions with Tony Perkins, the CNP president, who also serves more visibly as the head of the Family Research Council in Washington. Based...
  • Scott Walker Backs Constitutional Amendment Allowing States To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

    06/07/2015 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Amanda Terkel
    WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Sunday that he supports a constitutional amendment that would bar the Supreme Court from granting marriage equality rights nationwide. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision this month that could grant, for once and for all, same-sex couples the right to wed across the country. But Walker said on ABC's "This Week" that he would support amending the constitution to protect states that still want to ban same-sex marriage. "I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman," Walker, a prospective GOP presidential candidate, said. "If the...
  • As he nears a 2016 bid, Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal hits political bottom

    06/06/2015 6:49:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 6, 2015 | Tyler Bridges
    Just weeks before he is expected to announce his presidential campaign, Bobby Jindal is at the nadir of his political career. The Republican governor is at open war with many of his erstwhile allies in the business community and the legislature. He spent weeks pushing a “religious freedom” bill that failed to pass, while having little contact with legislators trying to solve Louisiana’s worst budget crisis in 25 years. Jindal is now so unpopular in deep-red Louisiana that his approval rating plunged to 32 percent in a recent poll — compared with 42 percent for President Obama, who lost the...
  • Mika Miffed 'Jabby' Jindal Dared Mention Monica Lewinsky

    06/03/2015 6:21:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski apparently thinks that when it comes to discussing Bill and Hillary Clinton--those paragons of integrity--certain subjects should be taboo. On today's Morning Joe, Mika took umbrage that about-to-announce Bobby Jindal dared mention that Bill had lied about Monica Lewinsky. Mika was miffed that Jindal thought it was "blase" to bring up Monica. She later called the Louisiana governor "jabby" for having done so. View the video here.
  • Marlin Gusman’s Chief Deputy Accused of Racial Slur, Berating Subordinate in Discrimination Suit

    06/03/2015 10:32:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | 6/3 | Jim Mustian
    An Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office employee who claims he was “verbally assaulted” and called a racial slur by Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s top deputy has filed a discrimination lawsuit in federal court. The employee, Ronald Coleman Sr., claims Chief Deputy Jerry Ursin threatened him and referred to him as a “stupid, ungrateful n*****” during an argument over parking last summer. The encounter was widely discussed within the Sheriff’s Office at the time and even was witnessed by some outsiders, according to sources familiar with the incident. Ursin, a longtime veteran of the New Orleans Police Department who now serves as Gusman’s...
  • Newsflash: It’s Going To Be Hillary vs. Jeb

    05/31/2015 4:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | May 31, 2015 | Bill Scher
    Can we all stop pretending that there’s any real suspense in this presidential race?As the children’s book says: Voters, it’s time to “Go the [expletive] to sleep.” You can turn off Fox, MSNBC, and CNN; you can close Twitter; you can sign off your crazy uncle’s Facebook feed. I am going to tell you, right now, what the political landscape of the future looks like so you don’t waste your time over the next year listening to a parade of pundits or watching those ridiculous primary debates. The 2016 election is going to come down to Hillary vs. Jeb, of...
  • Bob Dole on 2016 Republican presidential nomination: 'I think it's going to be a governor'

    05/31/2015 2:36:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | May 31, 2015 | Justin Wingerter
    Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole believes a governor, not a senator, will win the 2016 Republican nomination for president. “I think it’s going to be a governor,” Dole said Thursday after a commemorative event at Forbes Field. “I don’t know which one.” Two former governors have announced they will seek the Republican nomination: Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, and George Pataki, former governor of New York. Several other current and former governors are considering a presidential run, including Jeb Bush, of Florida; Rick Perry, of Texas; Scott Walker, of Wisconsin; Chris Christie, of New Jersey;...
  • The Left Goes Insane

    05/31/2015 8:43:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Fay Voshell
    The fall in to “certain untruth” is almost complete within the ranks of the increasingly mentally disturbed Left. Further, because so much of what the Left is promulgating is in fact certain untruth, it must continually seek to cut off rational debates. It abhors questions about the veracity of its dogma and praxis. Leftists believe it is vitally important to prohibit questions that might undermine them or their system’s credibility. Nothing, absolutely nothing, about the dogma of the Left is to be questioned. It is only to be believed. That is one reason why the Left’s current chief flag bearer,...