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gop mapThe Trump-Ryan healthcare legislation is in jeopardy. According to reports, the vote will take place today at 3:30 PM.

pcOn March 16, a 14-year old girl was allegedly raped by two illegal aliens in a high school bathroom in Rockville, Maryland. One of the alleged rapists, Henry Sanchez-Milian, is an adult, 18 years old, while the other suspect, Jose O. Montano, is 17-years old.  They have been charged with first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sexual offense for allegedly dragging the young girl into the boy’s bathroom, sexually assaulting her and forcing her to perform sexual acts.   

Today, the future could be somewhat bright for the Donald Trump administration should the so-called Obamacare repeal and replacement legislation be approved by the House of Representatives.

trump inaugAt the time of this writing, the legislation might not be on its deathbed, but, it’s certainly in intensive care. 

21376 Michael HechtGreat timing, referenced Michael Hecht in his email this morning promoting more good news.  Hecht is president of GNO Inc, the Economic Development organization representing New Orleans, the River Parishes.

The news:

The publication Smart Asset rates the city--first in tech jobs growth and fifth in "Tech for Women".

Why great timing? 

Today is the last day of Entrepreneurship Week. In less than two months, a major technology event hosted by New Orleans named Collision Conference.


tourism dayAnother year, another record or two for New Orleans tourism.

According to statistics released today, 2016 was a banner year for the city, which has been on a roll since the Hurricane Katrina devastation.

 Landrieu re elected smallThe biggest local political election in 2017 will be the race for Mayor of New Orleans. The qualifying period is from July 12-14 and the primary election will be held on October 14.                

couvillon46Much is being written about Donald Trump’s approval ratings.


According to a recent Gallup Poll, Trump’s job approval ratings hovers at 40% and Quinnepac poll at 37%, the lowest by a new President so early during an administration in polling history.


collision comfOne of Donald Trump’s strong suits is the claim he is pro-business.  He has also reached out to the technology community with a gathering of technology leaders and has created an advisory board of these top techies to help guide his administration.

kennedy saluteThe 34th President of the United States was born 100 hundred years ago.  John F. Kennedy captured the hearts of the American people like no other president, before or since.  And from the first stirrings of his efforts to become president, to events that took place after his death, my home state of Louisiana held a special place in the Kennedy legacy.

John Kennedy’s first foray in building Louisiana relationships began in 1956, during the then young senator’s efforts to become the vice presidential candidate on the Adlai Stevenson ticket.  Stevenson had promised the VP spot to Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver but didn’t want to offend the Kennedy patriarch, Joseph Kennedy.  So he threw the nomination open to the convention floor.

nixon best“Witnessing Insanity” is a fitting title for one of the dozens of books that are going to be written about Donald J. Trump’s detour into Washington. On the same day Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch answered questions about his role in Bush-era torture, a new sideshow rocked the Capitol. This one was started, big surprise, by a frantic Trump partisan.


nunesThink about it.  Is the country going mad?  What are our friends and allies going to think?  

The Chairman of the House intelligence committee. in the middle of a criminal investigation involving the President of the United States. announces during a press conference that there has been a conversation captured of the President (Donald Trump) and other members of the transition team.  During the presser, the Chairman then discloses and he is going to the FBI and then the White House to discuss the matter.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Louisiana has endured adverse credit rating changes since edwards midDemocrat Gov. John Bel Edwards assumed office, completing a downgrade trifecta last week.

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watergateEven the Russians are talking about the impeachment of Donald Trump. The L.A. Times reported on Monday, March 20, 2017, “Sergei Markov, a Moscow-based political analyst and a former lawmaker with the ruling United Russia party, claimed the hearings into Russian meddling in the 2016 election are ‘related to an attempt to impeach Trump.’”

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mike johnson2by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Saturday is election day
    The race for the District 8 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives highlights election day this Saturday, March 25.
    It is a special election called to fill the seat of Rep. Mike Johnson, who was elected to Congress.  The winner will serve out the remainder of his term.

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It shouldn’t be a surprise that Louisiana has endured adverse credit rating changes since edwards midDemocrat Gov. John Bel Edwards assumed office, completing a downgrade trifecta last week.

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backgunThe post-mortem on the Donald Trump-Comey-House Intelligence Hearing Monday continues.

On the extreme right, from the jowls of someone who knows a thing or two about investigations against a President, Pat Buchannan, there is still “nothing there, there”.


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