IwoThe future of New Orleans is before us this summer and fall as the most consequential elections season in eight years takes center stage.

Two of the major candidates for Mayor are women and as a result, the city might be led for the first time by a female. The two leading candidates for Mayor are currently Judge Desiree Charbonnet and Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell.  Also in the top tier of candidates is Judge Michael Bagneris, who ran against current Mayor Mitch Landrieu, four years ago.

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city hallAccording to a poll commissioned by New Orleans Mayoral candidate Judge Desiree Charbonnet and just released by that campaign, she is leading all other contenders. The poll, conducted by Lake Research Partners claims that she leads LaToya Cantrell 22% to 21% with Judge Michael Bagneris with 9% followed by Frank Spurlock at 2% . It should be noted that the poll was conducted in late June.

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torresIt is official. Sidney Torres, the popular national reality TV show star and New Orleans businessman will not run for Mayor of New Orleans.

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legerDemocrat Louisiana State Representative Walt Leger has stated today that he will not run for New Orleans Mayor. Qualification begins tomorrow.  Here is his statement.

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 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.                

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Critics: Mitch Landrieu's one team, is his

landrieu-press-superbowl-webcastIf you’re not on Mitch Landrieu’s team, people say, he’ll fight back by pulling city contracts, removing you from boards and committees, and dressing you down. The mayor says there’s no evidence of such retaliation, and that he’s tangled with entrenched political interests.

On the day he became mayor nearly four years ago, Mitch Landrieu delivered a stirring inaugural address. He concluded it by repeating a slogan from his campaign.

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wgso-jeff-bagnerisJudge Michael Bagneris, candidate for New Orleans Mayor said on Jeff Crouere’s WGSO 990 radio show on Tuesday that he would win outright in the first primary and not be in a runoff with Mitch Landrieu, the current incumbent.

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bagnerisAs suspected, Judge Michael G. Bagneris, a judge in the city’s Civil District Court for the past 20 years, submitted his resignation from the bench on Wednesday evening and will officially become a candidate for Mayor of New Orleans today at 11:45 am

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home-depot-nagin-signjpg-923766868bd942e4Ray Nagin, the worst Mayor in New Orleans history, will appear before a federal grand jury on Friday. According to WDSU-TV, Nagin has been issued a subpoena and ordered to testify.  

We may soon know whether Nagin will join the ever growing list of Louisiana politicians who have been indicted or whether he will be able to weasel out of any charges. Indictments are no big deal in the Pelican State as former Congressman Billy Tauzin famously quipped that “One half of Louisiana was under water and the other half was under indictment.” 

 

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  • YIPPIE! The naked truth about free speech, cherished especially on Independence Day

mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

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joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

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indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

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bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

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