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obamacare-deadThe last race in the country for the U.S. Senate is over.  On Saturday, Louisiana voters elected Congressman Bill Cassidy to serve as their next U.S. Senator.  It is unusual for an incumbent senator to be defeated for re-election in Louisiana but this election was unusual from the beginning.

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landrieu-cassidy-manessThe race for Louisiana’s senior Senate seat is almost over.  After what seems like a lifetime of mudslinging by the candidates, voters will go to the polls and make a decision.  Will Senator Mary Landrieu (D) hold on to the seat she has held for eighteen years or will she be unseated by a Baton Rouge congressman, Bill Cassidy (R)?  A third candidate, Rob Maness (R), is playing the role of a spoiler to Bill Cassidy.  There are also a number of minor candidates who will get few votes.

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chehardyThe official start of the 2014 campaign season will soon be upon us.  Qualifying for the U.S. Senate seat and other offices opens up next week and candidates will have to officially declare their candidacies.  Louisiana voters will have the chance to decide whether Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-LA) who is running against Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is an uncaring, wealthy doctor as depicted in pro-Landrieu television commercials or whether Senator Landrieu is out of step with Louisiana voters and a tool of President Obama as depicted in pro-Cassidy ads.  One thing is for sure the candidates are seldom as bad as their opponent’s depiction portrays them.  Voters will have the chance to decide on November 4th.

 

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Health reformThe second presidential debate did little to shed new light on either candidate.  For President Obama he gave his campaign stump speech in answer to every question he was asked.  Mitt Romney gave his most compelling argument in favor of defeating the president by saying the American people can do better. 

 

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brokeBudget Cuts.  It will be the big battle of the next Congress, cutting the federal budget, reigning in spending, and reducing the national debt.  Democrats want a token tax increase, a feel good proposal to tax the “rich.”  Republicans want no tax increase, but do want big cuts in spending.  So what will the ramifications be?  Here in Louisiana we have an insight of just how popular these ideas might be.

 

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obama-v-romneyThe Debates.  President Obama and Challenger Mitt Romney have been spending the past several weeks preparing for their upcoming debates.  These series of debates are crucial for both candidates and especially so for Mitt Romney.  In fact, a mediocre performance by Romney dooms his campaign.

 

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Chehardy: Assessing the property damage from Isaac

delery-damage-houseHurricane Isaac has moved on.  Many people were lulled to sleep by the media and led to believe that Isaac would be a wind and rain event, not too bad by tropical storm and Category 1 hurricane standards.  Little did anyone realize that Isaac would not only move onshore just to the west of Greater New Orleans but that he would cause deadly flooding and extensive wind damage for so many people.  Isaac liked South Louisiana a little too much and hung around far too long. 

 

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  • Cat Fights on the Hot Cement Confederate New Orleans statues
  • Ex-Saints, Bears, Bills, NFL Exec, Jim W. Miller discusses NFL Draft tomorrow
  • Trump's new plan; Curtains on tax returns release; 40% say Trump-Russia; Probing Obama admin
  • Watch Louisiana Governor Edwards talk about CAT Tax failure

catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

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miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

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trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.

 

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At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

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Sen. Appel talks budget, economy

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