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mitchToday in front of the Margaret Haughery Monument, the volunteer members of the Monumental Task Committee, Inc. (MTC) will release more than 31,000 petitions in support of keeping all of the monuments in New Orleans. The MTC is a 26-year old non-profit organization. Volunteer members work tirelessly to restore, repair, and maintain all of the monuments in New Orleans.

trump kiss 1I have called Donald Trump a number different things these past few months--ranging from a demagogue to dangerous. But, let me now add to the growing list--a coward and hypocrite.

Today, Trump made his appearances on various talk-shows trying to defend his new controversial position regarding keeping Muslims out of America.

dardenneAccording to reports, Jay Dardenne has been named Jon Bel Edwards's Commissioner of Administration.  Also, Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards announced a fourth transition committee the Healthcare Committee.  This committee will develop a plan to accept $16 billion in federal funds back into Louisiana to expand Medicaid, will also be tasked with reexamining the public-private partnerships of Louisiana's hospitals and continuous improvement of Bayou Health. 

Payton2by Jim W. Miller

One of labor’s endearing clichés is the bumbling employee – we’ll call him Bob - who can’t stay out of his own way. Bob knocks over his coffee cup, soaking the new proposal five minutes before the big presentation. Bob parks in the boss’ spot because the nearest open space is three blocks down the street and around the corner in the auxiliary lot. Bob misreads a newspaper story about a fellow employee and goes around the office whispering that Alice was indicted when the true story said Alice was inducted into an honor society. Safe to say that Bob is the last guy who should go nose-to-nose when the boss calls attention to his latest peccadillo.

white house isilOn Sunday evening, President Barack Obama addressed the nation concerning the ISIS problem and recent terror attacks.

Here is the text of his speech in the Oval office.  Also below are recent social media posts including those from House Whip, Republican Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise .

Good evening. On Wednesday, 14 Americans were killed as they came together to celebrate the holidays. They were taken from family and friends who loved them deeply. They were white and black; Latino and Asian; immigrants and American-born; moms and dads; daughters and sons. Each of them served their fellow citizens and all of them were part of our American family.

waguespack compressedby Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)

Much has been written about Louisiana’s chronic state budget deficit. It seems the $25 billion state governmental budget is short once again; and the upcoming special legislative session is being hyped as the solution we have long been promised to stop this recurring cycle of shortfalls.

What happened to the Kentucky surprise? Why didn't Louisiana follow suit two wvitter trickeeks ago when Jon Bel Edwards defeated Republican David Vitter? Here is an opinion from Andrew Tuozolo:

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  • Despite 5th plea, Schiff says House Intelligence Committee pursues Flynn's documents
  • Facebook Live: Discuss harm of Trump budget proposal on Louisiana coastal economy, restoration
  • Governor Edwards welcomes Pence with Medicaid, budget, Louisiana coast wishlist
  • World Premiere tonight in N.O. Bilderberg, the Movie

flynn2Despite General Michael Flynn’s announcement via his counsel that the General and former head of National Security, would take the 5th Amendment in Congressional proceedings, the Intelligence Committee will pursue information, regardless.

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560 usgs land loss map 2The efforts to rebuild the Louisiana coast has suffered a major and immediate setback, assuming that Congress goes along with the most recent budget proposal from President Trump.

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penceToday, Governor John Bel Edwards welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Louisiana as he Veep is attending a event with top Louisianqa Republican officials. Along with the welcome, however, is a wishlist of requests including an item of recent vinctage involving the current Trump budget which tears a hole into the funding for the Louisiana coastal restoration. 

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bilderbergIt is always an honor when a movie premiere is held in New Orleans and tonight is no exception. At 7:30 p.m. Bilderberg, the Movie will premiere at the historic Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania Street.

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