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  • 10 Republicans side with a foreign country over their fellow members of Congress

    08/18/2019 11:20:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    True Blue Media ^ | 16/8/19 | Oliver Willis
    At least 10 Republican members of Congress are supporting Israel's decision to block Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entering the country after Trump specifically requested it. On Thursday, Trump tweeted that it would be a sign of "great weakness" if Israel allowed the two congresswomen, who have been outspoken critics of Trump, to enter the country. Later that day, Israel officially blocked their entrance. "Israel’s denial of entry to Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar is a sign of weakness, and beneath the dignity of the great State of Israel," Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. Most...
  • Police Responding to Reports of Shooting at Walmart in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    08/06/2019 11:00:56 AM PDT · by robowombat · 38 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 20:55 06.08.2019
    Police Responding to Reports of Shooting at Walmart in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - TV US 20:50 06.08.2019(updated 20:55 06.08.2019) Get short URL 0 13 Reports have emerged saying that there is an active shooter situation at a Walmart store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Possibly the shooting suspect at Baton Rouge Walmart. Driving past Walmart on Burbank where police had a man on ground. Have no clue if person is suspect, but guns were drawn. Will update if possible
  • GOP Holds Voter-Registration Advantage in Races for Governor and President

    07/29/2019 8:53:07 PM PDT · by rintintin · 10 replies
    Governing ^ | JUNE 26 2019 | ALAN GREENBLATT
    Republicans have reasons for optimism heading into this fall’s elections for governor. All three of this year's races -- in Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi -- are being held in the South, a region where the party is already dominant. There’s at least one other factor playing in the GOP’s favor: party registration. Democrats may still have the lead in total voter registration in Kentucky and Louisiana, but Republicans are clearly gaining strength. (Mississippi doesn’t register voters by party.) Republicans are also gaining relative strength in some of the states expected to be competitive in the 2020 presidential election. Republicans have...
  • Baltimore’s new deputy police commissioner gets mugged at gunpoint

    07/22/2019 8:22:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    NYP ^ | July 22, 2019 | Lee Brown
    You’re not in Louisiana anymore. A new deputy police commissioner in Baltimore got a firsthand lesson in the city’s crime problems — getting robbed at gunpoint while out with his wife, according to reports. Deputy Commissioner Daniel Murphy had only started with the force in April after being brought in from New Orleans to help lead sweeping reforms, according to the Baltimore Sun. He was robbed at 9 p.m. Friday by four men in a white SUV near Patterson Park, according to the Sun. Two of the men, said to be about 18, jumped out and approached Murphy and his...
  • 2 police officers fired over post suggesting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot

    07/22/2019 5:57:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    WKRN-TV ^ | 7/22/19
    Two members of a police department in a New Orleans suburb were fired Monday — one for a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “vile idiot” and suggesting that she be shot, the other for “liking” the post. Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson announced the terminations Monday. Officer Charlie Rispoli was fired for a post saying Ocasio-Cortez “needs a round” and not “the kind she used to serve” — an apparent reference to her having once been a bartender. Officer Angelo Varisco was fired for “liking” the post. “It’s very disappointing,” Lawson said, adding that the Gretna department...
  • Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy file resolution to designate antifa as a domestic terrorist organization

    07/22/2019 1:24:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    tedcruz.org ^ | 7.19.19 retweeted 7/22/19 3 minutes ago | Ted Cruz
    Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy and Ted Cruz filed a resolution on Thursday to categorize antifa, a militant left-wing group known to assault political opponents and journalists, as a domestic terrorist organization. "Antifa is a terrorist organization composed of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their extreme agenda through aggressive violence. Time and time again their actions have demonstrated that their central purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views," Cruz tweeted. "Like any terrorist organization they choose to pursue their political ends through violence, fear & intimidation. They must be stopped. I’m proud to introduce this resolution w...
  • How Trump can replace ObamaCare with something 'far better'

    07/21/2019 4:46:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 21, 2019 | Sally Pipes
    Abysmal failure': Republican takes down ObamaCare during House hearingRep. Clay Higgins speaks out on 'Fox & Friends' after delivering a personal story about how the Affordable Care Act was completely unaffordable for his family. On July 9, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit hinted that it might strike down ObamaCare. If it does, then the U.S. Supreme Court will likely have the last word on the law's fate. And it's unclear whether ObamaCare could survive another date with the high court. If the courts axe ObamaCare, President Trump has promised to replace it with something "far...
  • GOP Senator Blasts ‘The Squad’: ‘They’re The Reason There Are Directions On A Shampoo Bottle’

    On Tuesday, the Louisiana Republican appeared on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight to talk about the war between President Trump and what is now being called “The Squad” — Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. “I’m not sure the president should exchange playground insults with them. When you try to argue with a fool, that proves there are two. But the president decided to do so,” Kennedy said. “The simple fact of the matter is that the four congresswomen think that America was wicked in its...
  • Burn! Senator Kennedy Says 'The Squad' Is 'The Reason that There are Directions on a Shampoo Bottle'

    07/17/2019 9:07:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 17, 2019 | Matt Margolis
    In the few remaining days where Trump's controversial tweets will still be talked about, you must be able to appreciate when someone delivers a spot-on burn. Louisiana Republican Senator John Kennedy nailed it last night while appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News . "I don't think President Trump is a racist. I don't think his original tweet was racist. I think it was a poor choice of words, which is why he clarified," Kennedy said, pointing out that Trump has since said that anyone who hates America is free to leave. "I'm not sure the president should exchange...
  • Hurricane Barry downgraded to tropical storm

    07/13/2019 2:49:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/19
    Hurricane Barry weakened Saturday to a tropical storm as it came ashore with sustained winds measuring 75 mph (120.7 km/hour) along the Louisiana coast west of New Orleans. The winds quickly dropped to 70 mph (112.6 km/hour), bringing Barry down from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm. However, flooding caused by the storm is still "life-threatening," the National Weather Service warned. The storm could bring between 10-20 inches (25.4-50.8) of rain by Sunday evening, with some areas receiving up to 25 inches (63.5 cm), USA Today reported. According to NBC News, the storm is expected to turn north-northwest...
  • Database showing lower New Orleans levee heights incorrect - Overtopping unlikely [tr]

    07/11/2019 9:23:02 AM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    NOLA.com - Times/Picayune ^ | 11-July-2019 | BY MARK SCHLEIFSTEIN
    Full Title: Database showing lower New Orleans levee heights incorrect, officials say; overtopping unlikely Officials with the Army Corps of Engineers are disputing data in a corps database that shows numerous sections of Mississippi River levee in New Orleans and points downriver fall short of the 20-foot height at which forecasters expect the river to crest Saturday. Ricky Boyett, a corps spokesman, said late Wednesday that the corps’ New Orleans District office show levee elevations in the Lower 9th Ward at “between 20 and 21 feet.” He added that the agency’s modeling “does not show overtopping of the levees in...
  • Tropical Storm Barry!

    07/11/2019 8:20:54 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 158 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 07/11/2019 | NHC/NOAA
    Tropical storm Barry has finally earned its name. The storm is drifting W in the central Gulf of Mexico. The tropical system is somewhat unusual because the low pressure system was originally over Georgia before drifting into the GOM. The New Orleans area has been inundated with heavy rain with flooding over the past several days, unrelated to the current tropical storm. Gulf of Mexico Satellite Channels Public Advisories NHC Discussions Radar Mobile, ALRadar NOLARadar Lake Charles, LARadar Houston/Galveston NWS Local Weather Statements New Orleans, LANWS Local Weather Statements Mobile AL/Pensacola FLNWS Local Weather Lake Charles LA/Port Arthur TXNWS Local...
  • Tropical Depression to form today - may become Hurricane

    07/10/2019 9:14:42 AM PDT · by topher · 25 replies
    Tropical Depression Barry likely to form later today. May become Hurricane...
  • Louisiana man faces charges for licking ice cream at store

    07/08/2019 8:55:05 AM PDT · by bgill · 42 replies
    kxan ^ | July 8, 2019 | AP
    <p>Another apparent incident of someone licking ice cream at a store has surfaced. This time it’s in Louisiana.</p> <p>Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office says a man posted a video of himself on Facebook opening a Blue Bell ice cream container, licking it, poking it with his finger and putting it back on the shelf.</p>
  • Eight Chicago Restaurants and Purveyors Start Fundraising for Abortion Rights

    06/27/2019 10:25:14 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 22 replies
    Eater ^ | 6/19/2019 | Naomi Waxman
    Eight Chicago restaurants have come together to respond to a recent surge in anti-abortion legislation in states including Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, and Ohio with an eight-week event to raise funds for charities that support reproductive rights. Eight Weeks for Access runs from June 15 through August 3, and participants are Red and White Wines, Café Marie-Jeanne, Lula Café, Cellar Door Provisions, Middle Brow Bungalow, Four Letter Word Coffee, Whiner Beer, and Letherbee Distillers. Each participant is offering a menu item that benefits a range of organizations, including Alabama’s Yellowhammer Fund, Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund, the New Orleans Abortion Fund, and...
  • Pelosi, Democratic leaders seek to quell liberal revolt over border bill

    06/24/2019 9:06:07 PM PDT · by be-baw · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2019 | CRISTINA MARCOS AND MIKE LILLIS
    House Democratic leaders scrambled Monday night to rally support for their border funding bill amid a liberal outcry over the Trump administration's treatment of migrant children — and questions over whether the Democrats' proposal would do enough to protect them. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top leaders huddled in Pelosi's Capitol office late into the night with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) and the senior appropriators who have championed the border bill. Lawmakers leaving the meeting said they expected changes to the $4.5 billion package to ensure stricter standards for the facilities...
  • NOPD Debuts Special Badge to Celebrate Pride Month

    06/24/2019 7:14:06 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 46 replies
    NOPDnews ^ | June 21, 2019 | NOPD Public Affairs Staff
    In honor of Pride Month, the NOPD has made available to its officers a special badge bearing the multi-colored Pride symbol. The badge is available for officers to wear during the month of June, recognized as Pride Month, as well as during the city’s annual Decadence Festival in September.
  • Four Federalist Society Members On The Slips For District Judgeships This Week

    06/19/2019 7:59:10 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 15 replies
    The Floor: Senate Democrats ^ | June 18, 2019 | Senate Democrat staffer
    week of June 17-21 Tuesday June 18 2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas 3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #28, Allen Cothrel Winsor, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida 4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #50, James David Cain, Jr., of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana 5. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #118, Greg Girard Guidry, of Louisiana,...
  • Shannon column: George Soros continues to collect district attorneys

    06/19/2019 4:31:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Post Independent ^ | June 18, 2019 | Michael Shannon
    Thanks to almost $1 million contributed by George Soros, Parisa Dehghani-Tafti defeated the incumbent DA in Arlington and Steve Descano defeated the incumbent in Fairfax. Those two victories bring the total number of campaigns that Soros has tried to buy to at least 23. The $583,000 that Soros gave Tafti represented 78 percent of her total campaign budget. The $392,000 George sent Descano was marginally less at 71 percent of his budget. In those two true blue counties winning the Democrat primary means winning in November, too. So, what did Soros buy? Two more DAs who won’t be prosecuting “quality...
  • Pew: Illegal Alien Population Booms in Red States Ahead of 2020 Election

    06/15/2019 8:56:45 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/15/2019
    The illegal alien population has boomed in at least three red states won by President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, new analysis reveals. Pew Research Center analysis finds that in Louisiana, North Dakota, and South Dakota — three states that went overwhelmingly for Trump over failed Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election — the illegal alien population has increased over the last ten years. Between 2007 and 2017, Louisiana — which went nearly 60 percent for Trump in the 2016 election — has an illegal alien population that has grown by 15,000. In North Dakota, where...