The NFLPA might just be the salvation or the curse for the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees.
Today, the players association is contending in a hearing that Roger Goodell does not have authority to suspend certain New Orleans Saints players.
While Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal appears to have at least one powerful supporter for the upcoming choice by presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, another once-very influential and colorful politician, former Governor Edwin Edwards has other thoughts about the current man holding his job at the state capitol.
The New Orleans Times Picayune announcement that it would be downsizing its current operation and moving more to a digital format than ever before is still sending shockwaves throughout the journalism industry nationally. It is also still creating plenty of speculation regarding whether the move will hurt the local community more than help. The program is advertised by the television station as "Ringside Politics webchat: Outrage in New Orleans as the Times-Picayune newspaper ends daily editions, but can papers survive in the digital age?"
The TP downsizing but going digital is the topic of the day as Jeff Crouere, radio talk show host, columnist and political analyst for WGNO-TV hosts an online chat with the publisher of Bayoubuzz, Stephen Sabludowsy to discuss the ramifications of the New Orleans Times Picayune’s decision.
With a horrible economy and a litany of broken promises, President Obama is facing a tough road toward re-election in November. While gasoline prices are down from their peak, Americans are still paying almost double at the pump today versus January of 2009.
Unfortunately, Americans who can find work have not seen a doubling of their pay to keep up with the rising costs. Millions of Americans have either stopped looking for work or are unemployed. No President in history has ever won re-election with an unemployment rate above 7.6%. The current unemployment rate is 8.1% with a new report due on Friday.
On Sunday, the newly-announced revamped New Orleans Times Picayune revealed that a number of local politicians received what appears to be interesting campaign contributions tied to River Birch which is under federal investigation.
The TP, wrote in part “Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard each received $40,000 in campaign contributions from companies that the Louisiana Board of Ethics now alleges are "straw man entities" used to launder illegal donations from the embattled River Birch landfill 's parent company. Jindal's campaign reported receiving $5,000 contributions from six River Birch-linked firms on the same day in April 2007. The $30,000 haul would violate a $5,000 cap on donations from one company if all the money ultimately came from River Birch Inc., as the Board of Ethics asserts in a lawsuit against the alleged shell companies.”