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  • COVID orders violated pastor's freedom of religion, Louisiana Supreme Court says

    05/13/2022 10:07:14 AM PDT · by abb · 15 replies
    KTBS - TV3 - Shreveport, LA ^ | Friday, May 13, 2022 | Matthew Albridge
    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Tony Spell, the Central Pastor who continued to hold church services in defiance of restrictions Gov. John Bel Edwards imposed to stop the spread of COVID. Overruling lower courts, the justices ruled that the restrictions on gatherings and the stay-at-home mandate Edwards imposed were unconstitutional. They ordered the charges against Spell quashed. Justices John Weimer and Scott Chrichton dissented on the ruling.
  • Madison Cawthorn Losing GOP Support Despite Keeping Large Primary Lead

    05/05/2022 2:44:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/29/22 | JASON LEMON
    Representative Madison Cawthorn, a North Carolina Republican, appears to be losing substantial support from GOP voters while still maintaining a lead over his chief primary challenger, new polling shows. Cawthorn, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, faces opposition from Republican leaders in his state, including North Carolina's GOP Senator Thom Tillis. The Republican lawmaker has endured numerous scandals in recent weeks, with the number ramping up rapidly as opponents could be spreading dirt on the Trump-backed freshman incumbent in an effort to oust him from office. While the scandals appear to have had an impact, according to...

    08/28/2007 11:02:17 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 21 replies · 3,045+ views ^ | August 28, 2007 | JIM HICKEY
    COULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED TO A BETTER PERSON! Well ... I won't even pretend that we at the Neal Boortz Show haven't enjoyed this story immensely. Every once in a while it seems that someone gets exactly what's coming to them, and this is what happened to Michael Duga. Who is Michael Duga? Perhaps you remember a few weeks ago when we did a Boortz Power Lunch to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. We really did want former Georgia Senator and wounded Vietnam veteran Max Cleland on the air .. not to talk about politics, but to talk about our wounded...
  • What did (LA) Gov. Edwards know about Ronald Greene’s death and when did he know it?

    01/31/2022 9:59:14 AM PST · by abb · 19 replies
    Greater Baton Rouge Business Report ^ | January 31, 2022 | Staff
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards faced a chorus of criticism and questions this morning following an Associated Press report showing he knew about the death of Ronald Greene following a violent interaction with State Police hours after it happened in 2019, USA Today Network reports. Republican House Speaker Clay Schexnayder said in a statement that if the Democratic governor was complicit in a State Police cover-up it “would demonstrate gross misconduct and the highest level of deceit on behalf of the governor and others.” But the questions about the timing and extent of the governor’s knowledge about the Ronald Greene...
  • Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Extends Mask Mandate Another Month

    09/29/2021 9:07:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/29/2021 | Hannah Bleu
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) extended the statewide mask mandate on Tuesday yet again, declaring “masks have been proven to help slow the spread” of the Chinese coronavirus. The Democrat governor initially implemented the indoor mask mandate, which applies to those five and older, on August 4. It was originally set to expire on September 1, but the governor extended the rule until September 29. Then, the day before it was set to expire, he extended yet another month. Now it will remain in place until “at least” October 27:
  • The Woman Who Leaked Secret Documents To BuzzFeed News, Triggering A Massive Global Investigation, Is Now In Prison

    09/10/2021 6:46:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | September 3, 2021 | David Mack
    Former Treasury Department official Natalie “May” Edwards said she is a whistleblower who sent suspicious activity reports to BuzzFeed News after trying in vain to work through lawful channels. Her actions became the basis for the global FinCEN Files investigation.. Natalie “May” Edwards has made a pact with her 16-year-old daughter: Every night before bed for the next six months, each will say a quiet prayer at the exact same time. Her daughter will be doing so from home in Virginia. Edwards will be doing so from a women’s federal prison in West Virginia. “I am emotionally prepared as far...
  • Her Leaks Exposed Global Financial Corruption. Now She Is In Prison.

    09/04/2021 6:17:07 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 3 Sept 2021 | David Mack
    ...she is a whistleblower who sent suspicious activity reports to BuzzFeed News after trying in vain to work through lawful channels. Her actions became the basis for the global FinCEN Files investigation. They also described her disclosures as “unparalleled in FinCEN’s history,” having sent approximately 50,000 documents, including 2,000 SARs, to Leopold over the course of a year and running searches within internal systems at his request.
  • Biden calls senior advisor Cedric Richmond 'boy' and tells Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to 'holler' if he needs anything during meeting to address Hurricane Ida

    08/30/2021 2:46:52 PM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/30/2021 | Emily Goodin, MELISSA KOENIG, BRIAN STIEGLITZ
    President Joe Biden told Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to 'just holler' for help on Monday after Hurricane Ida ravaged the gulf coast and referred to his senior adviser, former Rep. Cedric Richmond, as 'boy.' Biden introduced Richmond, a New Orleans native who quit Congress to serve in the White House, by a term that some see as derogatory. Richmond joined Biden on the virtual call with governors, mayors and officials from the states impacted by Hurricane Ida, which has killed at least one person and left millions without power. Biden announced Richmond would be the administration's point person on...
  • Jonathan Edwards, Grandfather of Aaron Burr, died from a smallpox vaccine

    07/29/2021 2:12:46 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 27 replies
    self | 07/29/2021 | CharlesOconnell
    Historical figure, Jonathan Edwards, died from a smallpox vaccine shortly after beginning the presidency at the College of New Jersey in Princeton. He was the grandfather of Aaron Burr, the third United States vice president. Died: March 22, 1758 (aged 54).
  • Ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards dies at 93

    07/12/2021 12:34:07 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/12/2021 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS, La. — Edwin Washington Edwards, the high-living, quick-witted four-term governor who reshaped Louisiana’s oil revenues and dominated the state’s politics for decades, a run all but overshadowed by scandal and eight years in federal prison, died Monday. He was 93. Edwards died of respiratory problems with family and friends by his bedside, family spokesman Leo Honeycutt said, days after entering hospice care at his home in Gonzales, near the Louisiana capital. “I have lived a good life, had better breaks than most, had some bad breaks, too, but that’s all part of it. I tried to help as...
  • Louisiana Veto and Override Prospects for Constitutional Carry

    06/28/2021 4:31:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 June, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Bel Edwards, Public domain, 2016The Louisiana Legislature passed SB118, Constitutional Carry, on 1 June, 2021. The Senate passed the bill 27 to 9. The House passed the bill 73 to 28. The bill was enrolled, signed by the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate on 3 June, and sent to Governor Edwards by the Secretary of the Senate on 4 June, 2021. Under the Louisiana Constitution, if the Legislature is not in session ten days after the bill is delivered to the governor, the governor has 20 days to veto the bill after delivery.The bill...
  • Louisiana’s Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards Vetoes Constitutional Carry

    06/25/2021 12:04:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/25/2021 | Awr Hawkins
    Louisiana’s Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed constitutional carry legislation on Friday. The Daily Advertiser noted that Edwards vetoed the legislation, Senate Bill 118, claiming current state law requiring law-abiding citizens to get a permit “strikes the right balance.” State Sen. Jay Morris (R) sponsored the legislation. He responded to Edwards’ veto by saying, “I certainly can’t say it’s a surprise; the governor has been clear all along. But I’m still disappointed. This bill is for law-abiding and freedom-loving citizens.”
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice.

    11/11/2020 10:54:35 PM PST · by Rabin
    PURPOSE Alert, fire protection equipment recall by the Edwards Fire Safety Company. DESCRIPTION OF CIRCUMSTANCES Edwards Fire Safety Company recalled 85,000 series 281 heat detectors. From 1979 to 2018 they have been installed nationwide. The heat detectors may fail to activate in response to fire, this means they may fail to activate evacuation alarms, fire extinguishing system, or signal local fire departments. Use of these devices in life-safety applications had been permitted by code (in elevator shafts, or in lieu of smoke detectors, manual pull stations, or sprinklers), and in residential attics or residential garages. Contact you’r local fire...
  • Louisiana tax collections plummet nearly $500M (43%)

    05/07/2020 11:51:22 AM PDT · by abb · 26 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | May 7, 2020 | Mark Ballard
    Louisiana’s tax and fee collections dropped $494 million – 42.7% – in April when compared to the same month last year. A Department of Revenue report circulated among state government leaders Wednesday night gives budget architects a first look at the actual receipts for the time that Louisiana stayed at home while businesses and institutions shut down to stem the community spread of the coronavirus. Louisiana net receipts report for April Louisiana net receipts report for April Gov. John Bel Edwards issued “stay at home” orders beginning March 16. Fiscal leaders warned that without shops open, customers hunkering down and...
  • Live results for Louisiana’s governor’s race: John Bel Edwards vs. Eddie Rispone

    11/16/2019 1:53:20 PM PST · by entropy12 · 175 replies
    Vox ^ | 11/16/2019 | Li Zhou
    The contest is also an increasingly close one. Incumbent Gov. John Bel Edwards faces a serious challenge from Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who’s attempted to tie himself tightly with Trump during the campaign. In the week ahead of the election, polling had the two candidates nearly tied, and Cook Political Report has classified the race as a “toss-up.”
  • Could Someone Like John Edwards Have Saved the Democrats?

    11/03/2019 5:38:46 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 57 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 2017 | David Byler
    What happened to President Obama’s majority? The surface-level answer to this question is simple. Donald Trump won over a supermajority of white working-class voters while holding on to many traditional Republicans, allowing him to win the Electoral College. At the same time, down-ballot Republicans built on their solid showings in 2010 and 2014, which helped them retain control of Congress and significant power in the states.
  • [Eddie] Rispone-R in dead heat [with John Bel Edwards-D] for governor

    10/25/2019 4:05:25 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    WWL TV (Channel 4) ^ | 18-Oct-2019 | Chris McCrory
    The gubernatorial candidates are both tied at 47 percent in the new poll, which appears to be the first out since the primary election last weekend. BATON ROUGE, La. — A new poll is giving the first glimpse of how the Nov. 16 race for the Louisiana governor's mansion could play out. The poll by We Ask America appears to be the first publicly-released post-primary poll of the Louisiana gubernatorial race, where incumbent [Democrat] John Bel Edwards faces off against Republican businessman Eddie Rispone.
  • Louisiana Governor Primary Results: John Bel Edwards -VS- Abraham/Rispone Challenge (trunc)

    10/13/2019 7:01:32 AM PDT · by libstripper · 39 replies
    Conkservative Treehouse ^ | Oct. 13, 2019 | Sundance
    Full title: "UPDATE: Louisiana Governor Primary Results Thread: John Bel Edwards -VS- Abraham/Rispone Challenge" Excerpt: President Trump rallied last night in Louisiana to support a challenge to incumbent Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards. The goal is to hold JBE under 50% and force a run-off against a republican challenger. * * * UPDATE: Mission Accomplished. John Bel Edwards has been held under 50% and will face Republican businessman “Eddie” Rispone in a run-off to decide the governors race.
  • Colorado Parks & Wildlife Warn of Mountain Lions in Edwards, Colorado

    02/25/2019 8:36:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is warning residents of Edwards, Colorado, that 8-10 mountain lions are roaming about their town, and may be dangerous. From Yamashita says based on the reports he has received from Edwards residents, it appears there are two females in the area, each with a litter of 3 or 4 juvenile lions. “The young lions are nearly full grown, as large or possibly larger than their mother,” said Yamashita. “It appears the female lions are teaching their young to hunt among a human populated area. Considering we are talking about nearly full-grown lions, this is...
  • [2012] John Edwards' Hush Money Was Not Illegal, FEC Told Campaign

    12/11/2018 8:03:03 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies
    Good Mprning America, via Yahoo ^ | May 14, 2012 | JAMES HILL, BETH LOYD and RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    After John Edwards was indicted, Federal Election Commission auditors determined that the hush money he received from wealthy donors to cover up a torrid affair did not need to be reported in the campaign's financial disclosure reports, his campaign's chief financial officer testified today. After three weeks of salacious testimony about Edwards' affair with mistress Rielle Hunter and the nearly $1 million collected to keep it quiet, Edwards' lawyers kicked off their defense focusing on the much less steamy intricacies of campaign finance law. After reviewing the campaign's financials for four years, the FEC determined last month that money Edwards'...