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  • Sen. Kennedy's advice to Americans: If Joe Biden wins, 'build a fallout shelter'

    07/07/2020 6:29:49 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 07 2020 | Joshua Nelson
    Sen. John Kennedy on Monday advised Americans to “build a fallout shelter” if presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is elected president in November. “The vice president says he will transform America. He will and the American people will pay a fearsome price,” Kennedy, R-La., told “Hannity.” Kennedy said that Biden’s foreign policy is “hugs and hot cocoa” for America’s enemies. “Build a fallout shelter. You’ll need it. Weakness invites the wolves,” Kennedy said.
  • Judicial Watch Files First Amendment Lawsuit Against DC Mayor [Weekly Update]

    07/03/2020 11:17:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 2, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues to Expose Full Truth Behind Obama Unmasking/Spy Abuses Judicial Watch Files First Amendment Lawsuit Against DC – Because No One Is Above the Law! Supreme Court Allows the Abortion Industry to Set Abortion Policy Happy Independence Day! Judicial Watch Sues to Expose Full Truth Behind Obama Unmasking/Spy Abuses The term “unmasking” refers to the practice of political appointees obtaining the identities of American citizens referenced in intelligence surveillance of foreign nationals. Unmasking has a legitimate purpose, but in the final months of the Obama administration his lieutenants were abusing the process as they frantically looked for...
  • Higher Taxes, Layoffs, And Service Cuts: The State And City Budget Crisis Is Here

    06/30/2020 9:56:59 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 30, 2020,11:53am EDT | Richard McGahey
    The recession is hitting state and city budgets hard in the new fiscal year that starts on July 1. They are responding by firing workers, reducing services, and even increasing taxes. Massive federal aid is the only real solution. The new fiscal year for 46 states and many cities begins on Wednesday. And a flood of red ink caused by the deep pandemic recession is forcing them to fire workers, reduce spending and services, and even raise taxes (one of the worst things you can do in a recession). Without Congress providing up to $1 trillion in federal aid, non-federal...
  • John Roberts sides with liberals on Supreme Court to block controversial Louisiana abortion law

    06/29/2020 10:20:37 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 12:40 PM ET, Mon June 29, 2020 | By Ariane de Vogue, Devan Cole and Caroline Kelly, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal justices on the Supreme Court on Monday to block a controversial Louisiana abortion law that critics said would have closed nearly every clinic in the state. The 5-4 ruling is a win for supporters of abortion rights who argued that the law was not medically necessary and amounted to a veiled attempt to restrict abortion. The law barred doctors from performing the procedure unless they had admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The majority opinion was penned by Justice Stephen Breyer, who wrote that the majority "consequently hold that the Louisiana...
  • Text of Louisiana abortion decision

    06/29/2020 9:11:36 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 13 replies
    Breyer authored the majority opinion. Roberts wrote his own Concurring opinion. Begins on page 46. Thomas wrote the dissent. Page 62 Alito wrote his own dissent. Page 82 Gorsuch wrote his own dissent Page 116.
  • Sister pulls out gun and saves her brother from would-be robbers

    06/29/2020 5:13:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    KTAL/KMSS ^ | 25 June, 2020 | Alexandra Meachum
    HREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – An attempted home invasion and robbery is thwarted by a sister with a gun who’s quick reaction helped to save her brother. It was early Sunday morning when a Shreveport homeowner said he was working on his Jeep in his garage along with his sister when two men with guns rushed up to him shouting “where’s the money?” “I was leaning into my Jeep and two boys came up behind me and one grabbed me by my arm and the other grabbed me by my head and went to walk me into my house and …...
  • Supreme Court likely to extend term to decide remaining cases (into July)

    06/22/2020 8:14:01 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, June 22, 2020 | Alex Swoyer
    With more than a dozen Supreme Court decisions still pending before the session is scheduled to close at the end of the month, it is looking more and more likely the term will be extended into July — a rare occurrence for the justices. ..... Some of the most eyed cases still pending include challenges on the power of congressional subpoenas, restrictions on abortion providers and tests to the limits of religious liberty. ... Trump’s finances Abortion: In Russo v. June Medical Services LLC, the high court is considering whether Louisiana is violating constitutional rights ... by requiring doctors performing...
  • At least 30 LSU football players in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19, report says

    06/22/2020 9:41:33 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 34 replies
    Fox8 news ^ | 6/22/20 | Staff
    NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) — At least 30 Louisiana State University players are quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19 or having contact with those who tested positive, according to a report by Sports Illustrated. The team has 115 players in total. No LSU athlete or staff member has been hospitalized. Very few players have experienced effects beyond mild symptoms, according to Ross Dellenger with Sports Illustrated.
  • All eyes on Roberts ahead of Supreme Court's abortion ruling

    06/22/2020 4:39:57 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2020 | John Kruzel
    The court in Hellerstedt ruled 5-3 to strike down a Texas law that required abortion-performing doctors to be authorized to admit patients at a nearby hospital. Roberts dissented on technical grounds from the majority, which said the Texas law was unconstitutional because its burden on a woman’s right to abortion outweighed any medical benefit. While Roberts’s vote was not decisive in the Texas dispute, he may hold the tie-breaking vote in the Louisiana case. What complicates matters is the fact that the Texas law that the court struck down in Hellerstedt is nearly identical to the Louisiana law now under...
  • How President Trump Just Won Re-Election

    06/15/2020 5:02:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    American ^ | June 15, 2020 | Jeffrey Folks
    It's visuals that take down a president, and the video of George Floyd's death is about as graphic as it gets — just like the victims of Hurricane Katrina stranded on rooftops, waving for help that was slow to come. Katrina was the end of President Bush's presidency, even though it occurred at the beginning of his second term. After Katrina, Bush lost credibility and limped through the last three and a half years of his administration. After Katrina, Republicans lost control of Congress, and Bush was powerless to accomplish anything, even if he had wished to. Bush was charged...
  • Drew Brees responds to Trump: 'We must stop talking about the flag' and focus on 'real issues'

    06/08/2020 2:56:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 06, 2020 - 09:29 AM EDT | MORGAN GSTALTER
    June 06, 2020 - 09:29 AM EDT Drew Brees responds to Trump: 'We must stop talking about the flag' and focus on 'real issues' BY MORGAN GSTALTER New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Friday pushed back after President Trump said the football player should not have apologized for controversial statements against athletes who kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism. In an Instagram post directed at the president, Brees said he has realized that the issue at hand is not about the American flag. "It has never been. We can no longer use the flag...
  • Watch: Video shows suspect's SUV plow into Hammond Target, stop at cash registers ("explosives"?)

    06/05/2020 4:59:32 PM PDT · by rxsid · 29 replies ^ | 06.05.2020 | LEA SKENE and EMMA KENNEDY
    Louisiana man crashes car thru front doors of Target — Leaves ‘explosive’ package and runs Video posted on social media Friday afternoon shows a man drive his SUV through the front windows of the Target in Hammond, stopping after the vehicle plows into a cashier's station. Customers are then heard shouting that people should get out of the store. Police confirmed later Friday that a suspect drove into the Target and dropped a suspicious package while running through the store. The same man also dropped suspicious packages in at least three other locations, including one other site in the Hammond...
  • Tropical Storm Cristobal

    06/05/2020 10:28:53 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 135 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 5 June 2020 | NOAA/NHC
    Cristobal has started to move toward the Gulf of Mexico after stalling over Campeche Mexico. Tropical Storm and storm surge watches have been issued along the Northern Gulf of Mexico coast. Most of the convection is located to the east of the storm. Satellite Imagery NHC Public Advisories NHC Discussions New Orleans Radar Loop Lake Charles LA Radar Loop Mobile AL Radar Loop Houston/Galveston TX Radar Loop Buoy Data with Storm Track overlay
  • Drew Brees receives intense backlash from star athletes after remarks about protesting during national anthem

    06/04/2020 5:20:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 87 replies
    FOX Snooze ^ | 06/04/2020 | By Daniel Canova
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees continues to stand against players kneeling during the national anthem when the season starts, and on Wednesday he told Yahoo Finance that he would never agree with the gesture. “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. Let me just tell you what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States,” Brees said. After receiving backlash about his comments, Brees reiterated his stance later to ESPN saying that he...
  • Louisiana Bill may flip the Script in Favor of the Second Amendment and Churches

    06/01/2020 4:37:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 28 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Image courtesy Dean Weingarten Louisiana is one of a few states which ban guns in churches but allow church leaders to allow guns on a case by case basis. According to Concealed, as of 2018, there were ten states and the District of Columbia with this policy of religious discrimination against churches that approve of an armed population. The laws in states that ban guns in church are a way to demonize guns. They fairly scream: Guns Bad! Good People Don't Have Guns!The laws flip the script of the Second Amendment, where guns are assumed to be part of...
  • Louisiana cop fired for saying 'unfortunate' more black people didn't die of coronavirus

    05/27/2020 9:58:11 PM PDT · by wanganghi · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/27/2020 | Janelle Griffith
    A Louisiana police officer was fired over a Facebook comment that said it was "unfortunate" more black people did not die of the coronavirus. The chief of police in Kaplan, about 87 miles southwest of Baton Rouge, said Officer Steven Aucoin commented under a local news station's live feed of the governor's coronavirus news conference on May 15. Aucoin was fired later that day. CBS affiliate KLFY in Lafayette, Louisiana, reported that Aucoin's post was made on its Facebook page in response to another commenter who wrote,"virus that was created to kill all the BLACKS is death." "Well it didn't...
  • House FISA bill suddenly on life support

    05/27/2020 10:31:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 27 2020 | Chris Mills Rodrigo and Jordain Carney
    A bill to reauthorize three expired surveillance programs is in jeopardy, with President Trump urging Republicans to oppose it and growing concerns from progressives on a key amendment. House Democratic leaders say they still intend to vote on the measure this week, but it’s suddenly unclear if it can muster the 218 votes needed to clear the chamber — despite an earlier version of the bill winning 278 votes in March. Despite the limbo status, Democratic leadership is signaling they will move forward, setting up a showdown on the House floor over the fate of the bill. An update from...
  • Louisiana Looks to Reduce “Gun Free Zones”; WV SB96 becomes Effective

    05/27/2020 7:18:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 25 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Preemption law reform is moving in Louisiana and becomes effective in West Virginia at the end of May. As with nearly all states, Louisiana has a statute that preempts local governments from enacting ordinances or regulations which are in conflict with state laws regarding firearms. The idea is that firearms laws should be uniform statewide, so that people exercising their right to keep and bear arms will not be in violation of the law simply by crossing a street from one municipality to another, or one county to another. Some states have rigorous preemption laws, other states have minimal laws.HB...
  • 'Where is Christopher Wray?' GOP lawmakers say FBI director ignoring them -- and push ahead for key interviews

    05/18/2020 8:00:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies
    fox news ^ | 5/18/2020 | Gregg Re
    Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Mike Johnson, R-La., on Monday night said FBI Director Christopher Wray "has declined to respond" to their May 4 letter seeking information and interviews with key FBI officials after the bombshell revelations in the Michael Flynn case -- prompting the lawmakers to take matters into their own hands. "Because Director Wray has declined to respond to our request, we are forced to write to you directly," Jordan and Johnson wrote in an extraordinary letter to FBI agent Joe Pientka, who participated in the January 2017 White House interview that led to Flynn's prosecution. Fox News...
  • More than a dozen people are shot including one critically injured at memorial service for murdered Louisiana man

    05/17/2020 8:49:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 17, 2020 | AP
    Thirteen people have been shot at an impromptu memorial service for a man who was murdered earlier this month, authorities said. . . . An 'extremely large' crowd was gathered in a vacant lot on Martin Luther King Drive at East 4th Street to remember Dominique James, 29, investigators said. ... The scene was so chaotic, with wounded people being taken to several different hospitals that investigators haven't been able to find and interview all the wounded people, Tervalon said.