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US: Louisiana (News/Activism)

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  • UPDATED: Who Qualified For Louisiana’s Two Open Congressional Seats On Wednesday?

    01/23/2021 12:52:30 PM PST · by Pikachu_Dad · 39 replies
    The Hayride ^ | Macoid
    “ UPDATE: Two items of major note and a couple of other things. First, we talked to Roger Villere this afternoon and he said that while he’d had discussions with Sancha Smith about working the 5th District race for her, he hadn’t made any agreement to do so as of now – so something which had a decent bit of traction in Republican circles can have its brakes tapped at this point. And second, Claston Bernard is now in the 2nd District race. He qualified this afternoon. He’s the right guy for the GOP to run in that district, and...
  • Philip Rivers retiring from NFL after 17 seasons, including last one with Colts

    01/20/2021 6:27:38 AM PST · by jerod · 48 replies
    CBS SPORTS ^ | 2021-01-20 | Patrik Walke
    The future Hall of Fame? quarterback is calling it a careerWhile the world awaits what's expected to be a retirement decision from Drew Brees, another NFL legend has opted to make his decision quickly. Philip Rivers, 39, recently noted he'd consider retirement but was also open to returning to the Indianapolis Colts for a second year, if they'd have him. Just over one week after being eliminated from the playoffs at the hands of the Buffalo Bills in an AFC wild-card game, Rivers is instead going to hang up his cleats -- he told The San Diego Union-Tribune -- ending...
  • Widow of Late Representative-elect Letlow Makes a Bold Decision

    01/14/2021 8:29:03 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 1/14/2021 1115 hrs est | Cortney O'Brien
    Louisiana Rep.-elect Luke Letlow was to be sworn in with his new colleagues on January 3, but he tragically died from COVID-19 complications last month, leaving behind his wife Julia and his two young children. He was only 41 years old and it was a stark reminder of how this virus can be deadly to more than just the elderly or those with underlying conditions. Now his wife, Julia Letlow, is hoping to fill his seat herself. “Everything in my life and in my marriage has prepared me for this moment," she said in a statement. "My motivation is the...
  • Scalise: Trump Didn’t Unequivocally Denounce Capitol Riot on Wednesday, His Words ‘Caused a Lot of Real Division’

    01/09/2021 8:48:51 AM PST · by knighthawk · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 08 2021 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) stated that President Donald Trump should have made an “unequivocal calling out of what was going on at the time, when people were storming the Capitol,” but “that didn’t happen.”
  • Kevin McCarthy Announces Support for Challenge to Electoral College

    01/04/2021 9:44:32 AM PST · by bimboeruption · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-3-2021 | Kyle Morris
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Sunday his support for efforts to challenge the certification by Congress of the electoral college votes on January 6. McCarthy’s remarks came during a discussion with the Hill, in which he stated a “debate” on the issue is needed. “I think it’s right that we have the debate,” McCarthy said. “I mean, you see now that senators are going to object, the House is going to object — how else do we have a way to change the election problems?” Several other members of Congress have previously announced they will object to the certification...
  • Joint Statement from Senators Cruz, Johnson, Lankford, Daines, Kennedy, Blackburn, Braun, Senators-Elect Lummis,, Marshall, Hagerty, Tuberville

    01/02/2021 10:11:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 232 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Senators-Elect Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) issued the following statement in advance of the Electoral College certification process on January 6, 2021: "America is a Republic whose leaders are chosen in democratic elections. Those elections, in turn, must comply with the Constitution and with federal and state law. "When the voters fairly decide an election, pursuant to the rule of law, the losing candidate...
  • March For Trump Bus Tour Rally LIVESTREAM 1/1/21

    01/01/2021 2:47:30 PM PST · by Spirit of Liberty · 28 replies
    RSBN/YouTube ^ | 1/1/2021 | RSBN
    March for Trump bus tour rally in West Monroe, Louisiana. Bus is making its way across the country and will arrive in DC on 1/6/21.
  • Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies from COVID-19

    12/29/2020 7:26:06 PM PST · by Meatspace · 477 replies
    WDSU ^ | 12/29/20
    SHREVEPORT, La. — Congressman-elect Luke Letlow has died after contracting COVID-19 last week, according to his campaign manager Andrew Bautsch. Letlow, who just turned 41, was getting treatment in the intensive care unit in Shreveport, according to an announcement on his Twitter page last week.
  • Child-welfare agencies’ rush to go woke is terrible for the kids

    12/27/2020 7:12:25 PM PST · by karpov · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 25, 2020 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    How do we prevent child abuse? First, we have to stop racism. That message has lately invaded the child-welfare system. The triumph of today’s fashionable ideological nonsense in this particular field carries exceptionally high costs — and abused kids will pay them. Witness a recent educational offering from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, whose members can now earn a certificate in “Systemic Racism in Child Welfare.” Classes are offered as part of “APSAC’s commitment to work ­toward ending racism and implicit bias in the field of child maltreatment.” A class on “Hip Hop as Prevention and...
  • LA: Armed robbery turns deadly after employee fires back at gunman

    12/27/2020 5:00:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    WWLTV.COM ^ | 23 December, 2020 | Jade Cunningham
    New Orleans Police say a man walked into the store around 9:30 p.m. Hingel says soon after, shots flew. "The customer walked in, went over to the coolers, walked over and started coming behind the counter," he said. "Apparently the girl didn't get the money out fast enough and started shooting." However, another employee stepped in. "The cooler man pushed the girl on the ground and went behind the wall a bit and came out and told the man get on the floor," said Hingel. "And the guy started shooting at him again." The armed robber, who's name isn't yet...
  • ‘Antiracism’ At LSU (Critical Race Theory class near being mandated)

    12/22/2020 1:07:11 PM PST · by SeafoodGumbo · 27 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 12-21-20 | Rod Dreher
    The racist “antiracist” madness has now come home to my alma mater, Louisiana State University. Before we go further, I should point out that this is the flagship public university in a very red state governed by a Republican legislature and a conservative Democratic governor. The LSU Faculty Senate has a proposal before it — one that a source within the university tells me is fully expected to pass.
  • Rescue workers searching for two employees after mine collapse (Avery Island LA)

    12/14/2020 8:46:40 PM PST · by texas booster · 31 replies
    The Daily Iberian ^ | Dec 14, 2020 | Dwayne Fatheree
    Two employees are still unaccounted for at the Cargill Salt Mine at Avery Island after a roof collapse in the mine early Monday morning. The facility has been shut down while rescue operations and an investigation into the incident are underway. According to a statement from the company, local rescue workers and members of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration are on site. There were 18 employees on shift at the time of the collapse. The other 16 employees have been evacuated without any reported injuries.
  • Suspects sought for vandalism of church in Bayou Blue

    12/12/2020 8:33:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    WDSU ^ | 12/9
    A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrests of those responsible in a church vandalism in Bayou Blue, according to Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre. Webre said on Monday deputies responded to a report of property damage at St. Louis Catholic Church on Bayou Blue Road. Advertisement A bathroom was found to have several areas spray-painted inside and outside. A brick wall behind the rectory and another building were also found to have been vandalized, according to Webre's report. Webre said deputies determined the vandalization occurred sometime between the evening of Dec. 5 to the morning of...
  • Texas SCOTUS Lawsuit Update - Another 17 States Have Joined In The Fight To Stop The Steal !!

    12/09/2020 1:56:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 113 replies
    U.S. Supreme Court ^ | December 9, 2020
    17 States have intervened in support of the Texas Lawsuit Amici curiae are the States of Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.The President has also filed a motion to personally interveneMore information here: One Third Of US States Have Now Joined Texas SCOTUS Bid To Overturn Election
  • [Louisiana] Attorney General Jeff Landry's Statement On 2020 Federal Elections And Recent Texas Motion Before The Supreme Court

    12/08/2020 1:31:46 PM PST · by Ebenezer · 11 replies
    Attorney General Jeff Landry ^ | December 8, 2020 | Attorney General Jeff Landry
    BATON ROUGE, LA - Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement regarding the ongoing controversies over the 2020 federal election and the new motion put forward by the State of Texas before the U.S. Supreme Court: “Millions of Louisiana citizens, and tens of millions of our fellow citizens in the country, have deep concerns regarding the conduct of the 2020 federal elections. Deeply rooted in these concerns is the fact that some states appear to have conducted their elections with a disregard to the U.S. Constitution. Furthermore, many Louisianans have become more frustrated as some in media and the...
  • Police seeking shooter after robber, retail employee killed on Sherwood Forest Boulevard

    11/25/2020 3:55:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 20 November, 2020 | Staff
    A Baton Rouge Police identified the two people shot and killed on South Sherwood Forest Boulevard Friday afternoon — one a robber and the other a retail employee. The shooting was reported around noon Friday at the address of a business in the 2600 block of South Sherwood Forest Boulevard near where it crosses Interstate 12. Police said that Timothy McCoy, 28, robbed and shot Wise Communications employee, Mahmod Khalaf, 48, according to spokesperson Sgt. L'Jean McKneely Jr. McKneely said detectives believe a third person witnessed the incident and shot McCoy as he left the business. That person then ran...
  • Louisiana landlords sue over CDC eviction moratorium

    11/17/2020 7:38:24 AM PST · by deport · 13 replies
    PBS ^ | Nov 16, 2020 7:56 PM EST
    Nov 16, 2020 7:56 PM EST MONROE, La. — Louisiana landlords have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn a moratorium on evictions ordered by the CDC to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus. The suit says that “the CDC’s eviction moratorium represents a sweeping assumption of power by an administrative agency that it simply does not possess.” Figures provided by the Seattle-based Housing Justice Project says landlords in Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee have filed similar lawsuits against the CDC moratorium. Those in 13 other states and the District of Columbia are trying to overturn state or city eviction moratoriums. The...
  • Louisiana Secretary of State: 'Online services will be unavailable due to urgent scheduled maintenance'

    11/14/2020 9:57:39 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    Secretary of State La. Gov. ^ | 11 14 2020 | R. Kyle Ardoin (La. SoS)
  • House GOP celebrates unexpected gains

    11/04/2020 5:25:11 PM PST · by RandFan · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/04/20 08:15 PM EST | BY JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    House Republicans may not have taken back control of the lower chamber, but GOP lawmakers say they see the party's sizable gains as a promising sign they can take back the House in 2022. Political handicappers, in the days leading up to Nov. 3, projected GOP losses of between five and 20 seats, and the ultimate results left some within the GOP stunned by the unexpected success and with how the party significantly broadened the conference’s diversity and increased the number of female members. “Now I've heard for months from the pollsters in the media about how Republicans were going...
  • Louisiana Amendment to ban abortion is winning

    11/03/2020 7:10:38 PM PST · by topher · 17 replies
    Secretary of State Voter Portal ^ | 3-Nov-2020 | Secretary of State Voter Portal
    CA NO. 1 (ACT 447, 2019 - HB 425) -- Relating to Declaring There Is No Right to and No Funding of Abortion in the Louisiana Constitution Vote tallies 9:10 CST Click on "State Wide Tab" and find "Amendment #1" 1290 of 3934 precints reporting For the Amendment 525,418 Against the Amendment 287,490