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  • 6th Congressional District (Louisiana) poll puts Garret Graves at 61%, Edwin Edwards at 35%

    11/22/2014 10:01:56 AM PST · by abb · 13 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 21, 2014 | Diane Samuels
    The first independent polling in the race for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District shows Republican Garret Graves has a hefty, if not unexpected, lead over Democrat and former Governor Edwin Edwards. The poll was conducted and funded by John Couvillon of JMC Analytics and Polling, who previously worked with the Paul Dietzel II campaign during the primary but is not aligned with either Graves or Edwards. It shows that, including people who are undecided, 61 percent of people are leaning toward voting for Graves, compared to 35 percent for Edwards. If the Dec. 6 election were held today, 59 percent of...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • WaPo gives Obama three Pinocchios on Keystone

    11/20/2014 12:41:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “Understand what this project is,” Barack Obama said earlier this week when pressed on why his administration continues to stall on the Keystone XL pipeline after almost six years of waiting for a decision. “It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else.”CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Understand what that was, Glenn Kessler responds today in a Washington Post fact check. It’s a three-Pinocchio lie based on an ignorant-at-best interpretation of a presentation slide from environmental activists. The refineries in...
  • Boehner: Keystone Veto Would Be Like 'Calling the American People Stupid'

    11/18/2014 9:56:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Nov. 18, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Tonight the Senate has an important opportunity to send a bill to build the Keystone Pipeline to the president's desk," House Speaker John Boehner told a news conference on Tuesday. "Now let's be clear about this. A Keystone Pipeline veto would send the signal that this president has no interest in listening to the American people. Vetoing an overwhelmingly popular bill would be a clear indication that he doesn't care about the American people's priorities.""It would be the equivalent of calling the American people 'stupid,'" Boehner said.
  • New Orleans mayor: Do-over in bungled rape cases (Mitch Landrieu)

    11/18/2014 3:40:53 PM PST · by deport · 5 replies
    AOL - AP ^ | Nov 18th 2014 | CAIN BURDEAU
    Nov 18th 2014 5:58PM New Orleans mayor: Do-over in bungled rape cases Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Tuesday that a special team of police officers would reopen hundreds of mishandled cases uncovered by a city inspector general's audit that was released last week. The report charged five detectives failed to do substantial investigation of more than 1,000 sex crimes and child abuse cases.
  • Barbara Boxer Creates Phony Dirty Sky In Opposition to Keystone Pipeline

    11/18/2014 3:03:25 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 66 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 11/18/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    There’s a debate raging on the Senate Floor right now over the Keystone XL Pipeline, and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D – CA) is lamenting how dirty the air is where the pipeline will end, Port Arthur, TX. Specifically, she is using a photo of a playground in the Texas city located near oil refineries showing dark plumes of smoke pouring into the sky and an entirely overcast sky. She claims the air will become even worse if the pipeline is approved. I’ve done graphic design for many years now and can tell when something is most likely Photoshopped. This is...
  • Keystone veto? White House ducks

    11/18/2014 12:22:13 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The White House on Tuesday sidestepped the question of whether President Obama would veto a Senate bill authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline. Asked repeatedly if the president would put the kibosh on the legislation, White House press secretary Josh Earnest would say only that he did not want to leave reporters with the "impression" the president was leaving his options open. "I’m not in a position to issue veto threats from here, but … there are similar pieces of legislation that have been introduced in this Congress where the president’s senior advisers have recommended a veto," Earnest said. Earnest was...
  • Current Louisiana Polling (Human Events-Gravis: Cassidy 59% - 38% over Landrieu)

    11/18/2014 11:59:12 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 86 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 17 Nov 2014 | Gravis Marketing
    Human Events-Gravis Marketing conducted a random survey of 643 likely voters regarding opinions of races in Louisiana. The poll carries a margin of error of 4%. The poll was conducted 11-12-2014-11-14-2014 The polls were conducted using automated telephone calls and weighted by anticipated voting demographics.
  • Keystone XL Pipeline Could Bring Epidemic of Violence Against Women

    11/19/2014 5:48:58 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 59 replies
    care2.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | s.e. smith
    Native American women in the United States are two and a half times more likely to be sexually assaulted than women of any other race. This staggering and awful statistic illustrates that there is a profound epidemic of sexual violence going on in Native communities, and lest people think this is an internal issue, much of that violence is coming from white men. Tribes across the country are struggling with the issue and attempting to work within their own communities to heal and fight sexual violence from within, while also bridging with US government organizations and other groups to promote...
  • Senate Defeats Bill on Keystone XL Pipeline in Narrow Vote

    11/18/2014 7:20:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/18/2014 | By ASHLEY PARKER and CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats, by a single vote, stopped legislation that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, one of the most fractious and expensive battles of the Obama presidency. The vote represented a victory for the environmental movement, but the fight had taken on larger dimensions as a proxy war between Republicans, who argued that the project was vital for job creation, and President Obama, who had delayed a decision on building it. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, who is facing a runoff election Dec. 6, had pleaded with her colleagues throughout the day to...
  • Greens take Keystone protest to (still exempt) Landrieu's home

    11/19/2014 2:50:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/18/14 | Elana Schor
    About two dozen protesters against the Keystone XL pipeline turned out in bleak weather Monday morning outside Sen. Mary Landrieu’s Washington home to protest her quest for a bill supporting the $8 billion project, which is set for a vote Tuesday. The demonstrators who showed up for a mass chant of “Stop this pipeline” and “No KXL” targeted Landrieu, rather than the pipeline’s other vocal backers in both parties, in part as a warning to Democrats against going wobbly on Keystone. They also unfurled a mock inflatable pipeline. “I don’t understand that, why she’s selling herself out, why she can’t...
  • Senate rejects Keystone XL bill {and Mary Landrieu}

    11/19/2014 5:00:29 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Senate narrowly rejected legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, handing a defeat to the oil industry and dealing a major blow to Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who staked her political career on the outcome. The Senate voted 59-41 for the legislation, falling one vote shy of the 60 needed for passage under the deal bringing it to the floor. But Keystone supporters insisted the defeat would be short-lived. Republican leaders are vowing to try again after they take over the chamber in January — when they will have more than enough votes to get a measure...
  • Fail Mary: Senate rejects Keystone bill (She's Toast)

    11/19/2014 5:05:20 AM PST · by sr4402 · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | Updated 11/19/14 12:23 AM EST | Elana Schor
    The 59-41 Senate vote was just shy of the 60 votes needed to pass the bill, following a dramatic six days of whipping by the embattled Louisiana Democrat on an issue that almost all of Washington had expected to sit idle until next year. The defeat deals a blow to Landrieu’s campaign ahead of her Dec. 6 runoff against GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy, whom polls show running comfortably ahead.
  • TransCanada Showcases Automation on Keystone XL Pipeline

    11/19/2014 5:11:04 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Automation World ^ | November 14, 2014 | Aaron Hand
    Six years into a wait for the approvals to operate the newest section of the Keystone Pipeline system, TransCanada has already spent $2.4 billion on the project. TransCanada had hoped that it would have the permits for its Keystone XL pipeline within two years, since the first phase of the Keystone Pipeline system was reviewed and approved in 23 months. But it’s been more than six years since TransCanada filed its application to build the Keystone XL expansion, and it has still not been approved. Facing environmental pressures from his liberal base if he approves the pipeline and strife from...
  • Reid Votes Against Landrieu (Screws Democrat Party)

    11/19/2014 5:39:14 AM PST · by sr4402 · 38 replies
    vanity | 11/19/2014 | Self
    Harry Reid personally voted against Landrieu and screwed his own party. Checking the Roll Call this morning, Harry Reid's vote is Nay. Why did he allow the vote (since he rules the Senate with an iron fist) and then vote against her and ruin her chances in Louisiana? Nothing short of the Bills passage would have saved her down there. She's too little to late now and the union jobs are being pooched. And Obama stands above it all to pooch the Union jobs with a veto promise. This might have been the last chance for the Democrat Party (notice...
  • Keystone Killed

    11/19/2014 9:14:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/19/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Desperate Sen. Mary Landrieu loses the vote, and likely her Senate seat as well. The ongoing theatrics surrounding the Keystone XL pipeline continued in earnest Tuesday. Desperate Democrat incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) spent the afternoon trying to secure the critical 60th vote necessary for the filibuster-proof majority that would get the legislation through the Senate and onto Obama’s desk, while her fellow Democrats weighed the pros and cons of alienating their radical environmentalist constituency. Democrats chose to stand with the radicals, defeating the bill by a 59-41 vote. By the middle of the afternoon, Landrieu’s chances of winning over...
  • Stevie Wonder headlining fundraiser for Landrieu

    11/18/2014 8:31:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 2:17 PM EST
    Stevie Wonder is lending a hand to endangered Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. The legendary musician is performing at a $1,000-per-person fundraiser Dec. 1 in New Orleans to drum up campaign cash for the Big Easy Committee, a joint committee that supports Landrieu and the Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana. …
  • Don’t be Fooled Louisiana, Since 2009 Mary Landrieu is 100% Pro-Abortion

    11/18/2014 6:09:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/18/14 | Andrew Bair
    The 2014 elections swept many formidable pro-abortion incumbents from the Senate. The last to remain standing is Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, who has voted against the pro-life position on every vote scored by NRLC during her current six year term in office. She faces a December 6 run-off against pro-life challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy. While it is undeniable that the political climate was favorable to Republicans, a closer analysis of the results shows several of the key Senate races were won or lost by the slimmest of margins. In North Carolina, pro-life Thom Tillis defeated pro-abortion Kay Hagan by just...
  • Can Mary Landrieu get to 60 senate votes on Keystone pipeline?

    11/18/2014 9:29:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Embattled Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and other supporters of building the Keystone XL pipeline appear to be one vote short of the 60 they need to win a key vote on the project on Tuesday. Landrieu has 59 votes backing legislation to approve the project, and Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Angus King (I-Maine) appear to be her top targets to get to 60. The effort is crucial to Landrieu because of her runoff election in December against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who also backs the pipeline. Landrieu is seen as a decided underdog in the race, and Senate Democrats...
  • Rising Rail Oil Shipments Beg For Safer Keystone XL

    11/17/2014 9:54:31 AM PST · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy Transport: New data show fast-rising rail shipments from North Dakota's Bakken shale formation and the need for a safer alternative to rail — like the Keystone XL pipeline. In his post-election press conference, the president noted in justifying his continual kicking of the Keystone XL oil drum down the road that "while this debate about Canadian oil has been raging ... we've seen some of the biggest increases in American oil production and natural gas production in our history." That increase is due in large part to oil recovered from the Bakken shale formation centered on North Dakota. So...
  • Does Mary Landrieu have a prayer?

    11/16/2014 10:17:00 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies
    One by one, Mary Landrieu’s paths to victory in her Louisiana Senate runoff are closing off. Rely on the old Democratic coalition? She got a paltry 18 percent of the white vote in the first round.
  • GOP oil titan: Keystone’s irrelevant (Harold Hamm)

    11/15/2014 4:11:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/14/14 2:26 PM EST | Updated 11/14/14 8:42 PM EST | Darren Goode
    Republican oil mogul Harold Hamm says Congress is wasting its time debating the Keystone XL pipeline. “It’s not relevant at all, in my opinion. And here we are making it relevant now? Forget it,” the billionaire CEO of Oklahoma-based Continental Resources told Politoco in an interview Friday, just before the House passed a bill aimed at approving the pipeline. […] Hamm said his company, which had planned to use Keystone to ship some of its North Dakota crude, is already using other pipelines for half of its oil. And the percentage is growing. “We’re supporting other pipelines out there; we’re...
  • Once More, President Obama Is Doing The Republicans’ Jobs For Them

    11/15/2014 12:05:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 15, 2014 | Rmuse
    There is an idiom that parents and employers likely put in practice when an important task has to be completed correctly; “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” President Obama certainly understands that sentiment with a slight variation; if the nation wants anything done at all, the President has to do it himself due to Republicans who have done nothing since January 2009. Sometime next week, after waiting patiently for Ted Cruz to order House Republicans to take up, and pass, the Senate’s bipartisan immigration reform, the President will take action on immigration reform. The...
  • Allan Katz and Danae Columbus: Team Landrieu revving up the base for runoff election (Mary's Army)

    11/15/2014 11:55:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Uptown Messenger ^ | November 15, 2014 | Allan Katz and Danae Columbus
    Like other remaining Democratic candidates around the country, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu knows she must increase her support among black and white females to emerge victorious on Dec. 6. That’s why Norma Jane Sabiston, Kristin Palmer, Angele Wilson and others are again reaching out to 5,000 key women supporters statewide to build Mary’s Army, highly committed grassroots warriors who will knock doors and work phones non-stop for the next three weeks. Armed with pink t-shirts and lists of likely voters, these women clearly understand the campaign’s success rests largely on their ability to persuade voters one person at a time....
  • Bill Cassidy standing with Phil Robertson, Sarah Palin right move to motivate his base, experts say

    11/15/2014 12:26:21 PM PST · by BBell · 7 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | November 15, 2014 | Cole Avery
    The Republican unity tour with former rivals Rep. Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness will continue Saturday (Nov. 15) afternoon with a rally featuring the two of them, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. Maness drew 14 percent of the vote in the primary, and Cassidy needs that to defeat Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. Though Palin and Robertson are sometimes controversial figures outside the most conservative circles, political observers believe Cassidy is doing the right thing by aligning himself with the right wing of the party to earn that support.LSU political scientist Robert Hogan said he...
  • TURN BACK THE CLOCK: How Mary Landrieu Won 'The Big Sleazy' Senate Runoff of 1996

    11/15/2014 5:43:12 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Revive America ^ | 11-15-14 | Bob Adams
    Do you remember the Louisiana Senate runoff election of December 1996? Conservative Woody Jenkins sure does. He was the Republican Senate candidate who got mugged out of a Senate seat by Mary Landrieu. Flashback to 18 years ago — reporting in the December 23, 1996, and February 10, 1997, issues of National Review — Rich Lowry tells the story of how Mary Landrieu won ‘The Big Sleazy’ Senate runoff election of 1996. Now just 2 1/2 weeks away from the the 2014 Louisiana Senate runoff, Lowry’s investigative reports from nearly two decades ago are a sober reminder of what can...
  • Landrieu Faces Lopsided Air War in Louisiana

    11/14/2014 1:04:10 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 14, 2014 | By MELINDA DESLATTE
    Republican Senate contender Bill Cassidy and his conservative allies have outspent endangered Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu by roughly a 180-to-1 margin on television since their campaign went into overtime. It was a reverse from earlier in the campaign, when Landrieu blanketed the airwaves and conservatives held onto their cash. No outside groups so far have come to Landrieu's aid, while GOP groups have ramped up their support of Cassidy.
  • House passes Keystone XL bill

    11/14/2014 10:25:07 AM PST · by thackney · 39 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 14, 2014 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday as Senate supporters worked to line up 60 votes to send the measure to the White House. The 252-161 House vote came amid jockeying by two Louisiana lawmakers — Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy and Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu — to be seen winning authorization for the pipeline before voters decide which of them serves in the Senate next year. Cassidy said it’s past time for the United States to authorize Keystone XL, six years after Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. first asked for permits to construct the pipeline...
  • House passes bill to fast-track Keystone XL oil pipeline

    11/14/2014 10:29:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/14/2014 | Jake Miller
    The House of Representatives passed a bill expediting the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Friday, thrusting Congress back into the debate over a long-stalled project lauded by proponents as a job creator and reviled by foes as an environmental disaster. The bill passed by a margin of 252 to 161. This is the ninth time the House has passed such a bill on the pipeline. The Senate has planned a vote on a similar proposal next Tuesday. The long-simmering debate over the pipeline's construction reached a sudden boil earlier this week when a group of lawmakers, led...
  • BREAKING: Keystone Pipeline Passes US House, 252 - 161

    11/14/2014 11:32:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    As expected, the US House of Representatives voted on and passed legislation today approving the Keystone XL Pipeline. This is the ninth time they have done so: The House on Friday voted 252 to 161 to approve a bill that would direct the federal government to move forward on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ahead of a vote scheduled for Tuesday in the Senate that could send the measure to President Obama’s desk. There is little chance that the votes will clear the way to construction of the long-fought, long-delayed pipeline, which would carry petroleum from the Canadian oil sands...
  • House.gov: Final Keystone House Vote Passes

    11/14/2014 12:04:36 PM PST · by topher · 13 replies
    House.Gov ^ | 14-November-2014
    FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 519 (Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic ; Independents underlined ) H R 5682 RECORDED VOTE 14-Nov-2014 12:52 PM QUESTION: On Passage BILL TITLE: To approve the Keystone XL Pipeline … … … … … 221 … 1 11 Democratic 31 161 … 9 Independent … … … … TOTALS 252 161 1 20 ---- AYES 252 --- Aderholt Amodei Bachmann Bachus Barr Barrow (GA) Benishek Bentivolio Bilirakis Bishop (GA) Bishop (UT) Black Blackburn Boustany Brady (PA) Brady (TX) Brat Bridenstine Brooks (AL) Brooks (IN) Broun (GA) Buchanan Bucshon Burgess Byrne Calvert Camp Capito...
  • 31 House Democrats join GOP in vote to approve Keystone

    11/14/2014 7:13:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    On Friday, an overwhelming majority of House members passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) which approved construction of the long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline. By 252 to 161, the House opted to send the measure to the U.S. Senate, where it will face a vote from the upper chamber next week which could, for the first time, force the president to determine whether to approve or veto the oil transit route. 31 Democratic representatives voted with every Republican member of Congress save Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), who voted present, to approve construction of the pipeline. It is an...
  • An Obama veto of Keystone XL could be pretty unpopular

    11/15/2014 7:33:34 AM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 13, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    President Obama is fond of telling Congress that it should pass things with the overwhelming support of the American people, including (among other things) comprehensive immigration reform, increasing the minimum wage, and increasing gun background checks. And yet, Obama could soon be in a position of vetoing something with a similar amount of support: the Keystone XL pipeline. Poll after poll has shown support for Keystone is somewhere between very strong and overwhelming. A Pew Research Center survey this month showed support for the project at nearly two-to-one, 59 percent to 31 percent. And that was about the lowest level...
  • Keystone XL Is On the Cusp of Energizing America and Daring Obama’s Veto

    11/15/2014 8:00:56 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/15/14 | Jerry McConnell
    Makes me wonder about Barack Hussein Obama's "peaceful actions." Two hundred twenty one Republicans and 31 Democrats in the U. S. House voted on Friday, November 14, 2014, to approve the overly debated Keystone oil pipeline to be constructed from our Canadian friends to the north to the eagerly awaiting refineries in the southwestern area of the United States. It was sent to the Senate where a struggle between conservative Republicans and Obama, with his group of anti-jobs and country conscientious objectors, will take every effort to imitate Obama’s Rev. Wright’s country condemnation of “God Damn America” to kill the...
  • Jim Inhofe: I Think Senate Can Override a Keystone Veto

    11/14/2014 12:36:36 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Joel Himelfarb
    According to Sen. Jim Inhofe, there may be enough Democratic votes to override President Barack Obama’s expected veto of legislation to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Oklahoma Republican said that Democrats who survived their party's big defeat in the midterm elections want to keep their distance from the president — so much so that many of them would vote to override a possible veto on the pipeline. "After the beating the Democrats took, keep in mind we have another election coming up in 2016," Inhofe told WMAL Radio on Thursday, The Washington Free Beacon reported. "There are...
  • Senate showdown over Keystone after House gives giant pipeline the go-ahead

    11/14/2014 12:08:06 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11:50 AM EST, Fri November 14, 2014 | Francesca Chambers for MailOnline
    The House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation giving the makers of the Keystone pipeline the go-ahead to build the fourth and final section of the oil transportation system. Republicans have already sanctioned the construction of the XL portion of the pipeline eight times but today it passed language identical to a bill under consideration in the Senate by a vote of 252-161.The Democratically-controlled upper chamber has long declined to vote on the matter but had a change of heart on Wednesday after Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana begged her colleagues to immediately bring the legislation to the floor.
  • 'Her campaign is running on fumes'--- Mary Landrieu

    11/15/2014 4:37:29 AM PST · by dennisw · 31 replies
    dailymail ^ | 13 November 2014 | By David Martosko
    'Her campaign is running on fumes': Final Senate race looks to be a Louisiana laugher as internal polls show GOP's Bill Cassidy opening up 16-point lead over Sen. Mary Landrieu Poll commissioned by GOP candidate's campaign shows massive advantage leading up to Dec. 6 runoff Win by GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy would bring total Republican pickup to a whopping 10 seats Landrieu is hoping a long-awaited vote on the Keystone XL pipeline will improve her fortunes Poll was leaked in Washington to send a message to energy lobbyists who think she can prevail Survey is an 'automated' phone poll that...
  • Mary Landrieu and Miguel Estrada: Memory Time

    11/14/2014 7:48:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/2014 | James V. DeLong
    Current news reports say that Harry Reid will allow a vote on the Keystone Pipeline so that Mary Landrieu can register her support, and thus improve her chances in the December Senate election in Louisiana, even as the Democratic majority votes it down. The theory behind this move is the usual Democratic assumption that voters are dumb, and will not realize that the Senate vote is a charade, designed to fool them into believing that Landrieu actually supports Keystone and is not in cahoots with Harry Reid and the enviro-zealots and billionaires who back and bankroll the party.  (Even...
  • 'Louisiana Laugher': Bill Cassidy up by 16 in GOP internal poll over Mary Landrieu.

    11/14/2014 7:31:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/2014 | Rick Moran
    Hard to say how credible this poll is, but all political observers following the Louisiana Senate runoff scheduled for December 6 agree that Republican Bill Cassidy has opened a significant lead over incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu. One aspect in favor of this poll's accuracy is that Landrieu recieved 42% of the vote on election day and shows her support at 40% in this new poll. And if you combine Cassidy's 40% on election day with the other conservative Republican candidate Maness's 14%, the total is well within the margin of error of the new poll The Hill: Rep....
  • When Nancy Pelosi Spoke Of Gruber,Was She Showing Signs Of Senility?,The Pausing & Stammering?

    11/13/2014 6:25:00 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 67 replies
    And who didn't take notice? If that is the manner of how Nancy Pelosi speaks, with the pauses, stuttering, stammering and "Brain Stoppages" as she was trying to explain to us that she never heard of Jonathan Gruber, you would think it was time for her to retire. And to think there was once a time when she was third in line for the Presidency? And this also applies to Harry Reid, then again, we all share the same opinions of "Prince Harry".
  • Diez Poll: Cassidy Has A 16 Point Lead On Landrieu

    11/13/2014 6:01:11 PM PST · by abb · 56 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 13, 2014 | Scott McKay
    We’ve talked in the past about John Diez, the Prairieville-based polling guru of Magellan Strategies Baton Rouge, and the solid reputation his firm has put togther among politicos around the state. What our readers might not know is that Diez, who did the internal polling for the Garret Graves campaign, had a frighteningly-accurate forecast of the 6th District race a week before election night. Diez had that race as follows: Edwards 29 (finished with 30) Graves 24 (finished with 27) Dietzel 13 (finished with 14) Claitor 10 (finished with 10) Whitney 6 (finished with 7) That’s what’s known as one...
  • Cassidy leads Landrieu in internal poll

    11/13/2014 5:57:19 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has opened up a 16 point lead over Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in their Louisiana Senate runoff, according to an internal poll conducted on behalf of the Cassidy campaign and obtained by The Hill. Cassidy takes 56.6 percent against Landrieu’s 40.5 percent in the poll conducted by Magellan Strategies. While internal polls should be viewed with some skepticism, it’s the first head-to-head poll to be released in the runoff period. The RealClearPolitics average of polls taken before Election Day showed Cassidy up by only 5 percent in the head-to-head matchup.
  • Obama may veto Keystone authorization bill

    11/13/2014 10:17:57 AM PST · by bestintxas · 26 replies
    am thinker ^ | 11/13/14 | r moran
    The White House is hinting that President Obama will veto any bill authorizing the construction of the Keystone Pipeline. One of the few bi-partisan pieces of legislation is threatened by the most partisan president in history. The Hill: The White House on Thursday hinted that President Obama could veto congressional legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline as lawmakers in both the House and Senate were readying votes on the controversial construction project. "Our dim view of these kinds of proposals has not changed,” press secretary Josh Earnest said. Earnest reiterated that the State Department was still reviewing the controversial pipeline...
  • Out-of-state GOP operatives canvass (Louisiana) neighborhoods, man phone banks for Cassidy

    11/12/2014 1:30:37 AM PST · by abb · 27 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Just as the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee decided last week to scrap plans for its television ads for U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s re-election bid, the Republican National Committee announced that it was sending an extra 200+ people to the state to help Bill Cassidy, following the Nov. 4 primary. Cassidy is leading most polls three weeks out from the Dec. 6 primary. “We predicted the turnout within a couple hundred votes so we feel really good about how well we know these voters,” RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski told Politico.com. “We are literally buying up hotels and car rentals and sending...
  • Mary Landrieu hasn’t received one donation from outside groups this past week for runoff election

    11/12/2014 12:30:15 PM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Capitol City Project ^ | November 12, 2014 | Joe Schoffstall
    Six days ago, it was reported the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee wouldn’t be lending any more support to Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) leading up to her December 6 runoff election against Republican opponent Bill Cassidy, as the DSCC has canceled its advertising reservations in the state. However, it appears that her problems extend well beyond them, as even more outside groups have appeared to jump ship — at least for the time being. FEC filings from the past week show that the sitting senator hasn’t received one independent donation from any outside group either in support of her re-election or...
  • House, Senate to vote on Keystone XL pipeline

    11/13/2014 10:59:18 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 29 replies
    WashPo ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | Ed O'Keefe
    Before her remarks, Landrieu was spotted riding the escalator alone up from the Senate trains that carry lawmakers between their offices and the Capitol, toward a row of elevators. She was stone-faced and declined to answer questions from reporters. Once she reached the top level and stepped off, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), one of his party’s top campaign strategists, walked over. Smiling, he asked Landrieu to step aside for a private conversation. She shook her head and moved briskly toward the elevator. As she did, she pointed to her phone, saying she had a call. Schumer paused for a...
  • Landrieu pushes Keystone vote in bid to boost energy industry, runoff chances

    11/13/2014 9:27:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 13, 2014
    Sen. Mary Landrieu is looking for a win-win, as she pushes for a Senate vote to approve the long-delayed Keystone pipeline in a bid to deliver a victory for the energy industry -- and for herself, in a tough runoff election next month. The senator is facing Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy after being forced into the runoff. Within hours of returning to Capitol Hill, Landrieu called for a Senate vote on the Keystone bill, which is now teed up for next Tuesday. Republicans responded swiftly to Landrieu's maneuvering, scheduling a vote in the House as early as Thursday on an...
  • Sarah Palin to campaign for Bill Cassidy

    11/12/2014 6:24:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 12, 2014 | Burgess Everett
    Sarah Palin did not support Rep. Bill Cassidy during Louisiana’s Senate jungle primary last week. But now that it’s between Cassidy and Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, the former Alaska governor is changing her tune. The 2008 vice-presidential nominee plans to appear alongside Cassidy, “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson and defeated conservative Senate candidate Rob Maness at a GOP unity rally on Saturday afternoon in Monroe, according to a source familiar with the event. The Palin visit follows a Monday event with Maness, Cassidy and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in Baton Rouge. Palin supported Maness in the primary and predicted that...
  • Sen. Landrieu Pushes For Keystone Pipeline on Senate Floor: "I Believe It Is Time To Act" [Video]

    11/12/2014 3:10:22 PM PST · by Third Person · 50 replies
    RCP ^ | November 12th, 2014 | Senator Mary Landrieu
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) took to the Senate floor this afternoon to push for the Keystone XL pipeline. "This has been a project that has lingered far too long," she said. "It is clearly supported by 60 or more members of this body. It is a piece of legislation that has been endorsed by the new Majority Leader, to-be Majority Leader, is a cosponsor and a leading cosponsor of the legislation." "I believe it is time to act," Landrieu said. "I believe that we should take the new Majority Leader at his word and stop blocking legislation that is broadly...
  • Mary Landrieu Tries to Beat the GOP by Joining Them (LOL!)

    11/12/2014 2:47:02 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    Senator Mary Landrieu sure is moving fast to embrace her new Republican overlords. She just might not have the chance work with them. Facing a run-off election in three weeks to hold onto her seat in Louisiana, the woman who is now the most endangered Democrat in America raced to the Senate floor on Wednesday—shortly after it reopened following last week's election—to call for an immediate vote on a top GOP priority: approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. "I want to say yes to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell," Landrieu said. "The time to start is now. The public has...