Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature

edwards trinaFormer Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards is approaching 90 years old and hasn’t seemed to slow down a bit.  He remains active, still speaking throughout the state, often accompanied with his young wife and 4-year-old son.  Last year, a Baton Rouge Advocate poll listed him as Louisiana’s most popular governor.

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treenDave Treen was sworn in as Louisiana’s Governor 37 years ago. Anyone who knew him noted what a nice guy he was. But Treen’s legacy will not be based on his friendliness. History will treat him well and acknowledge that he was the first, and perhaps only, true conservative Louisiana Governor in the past century. 

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   edwards winby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Political pundits who are covering the Louisiana U.S. Senate race appear to be a bit perplexed over the eventual impact David Duke will have on the election.
    The big question is just how much star power he still commands after being out of the limelight for nearly two decades.and being a convicted felon.  Nevertheless, Duke remains to many the nation’s most notable and infamous white supremacist.

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edwardsOn Thursday, a almost-sold-out crowd attended Politics with a Punch which showcased former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards.  "Punch" is a political comedy, on the order of Politically Incorrect.  It was founded by Stephen Sabludowsky and Jeff Crouere.  

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edwards-trinaNow that the Louisiana legislative session is over, if you are still looking for the next political brawl, you need not look any further. 

The June 2015 lineup is complete.    The main draw punching it out will be Edwards vs. Edwards.  The big question is whether they are Mann enough or if either will crawfish out of the bout?

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roadby Jim Brown

Poor Congressman Steve Scalise. He should be on cloud-nine having reached the pinnacle of political success by being elected majority whip in the Republican controlled congress.  But out of the blue, he is blindsided by a 28-year-old democratic blogger and law student who ties him to David Duke.  Scalise’s sin?  Accepting a speaking invitation 12 years ago when he was a state representative to a group (located in the district from where he was elected) that has close ties to David Duke. 

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edwards-trinaBy Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Cassidy clobbers Landrieu

 They say no good deed goes unpunished.  That’s how Democrat U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu must feel after being sent packing by Louisiana voters.

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edwards-trinaIf we needed any confirmation of why Democrats have fallen from any meaningful power in Louisiana, we need only observe the intervention of the base upon which it dominated state politics into the congressional campaign of Prisoner #03128-095, the microcosm of the old Louisiana political culture, in the guise of Juror 68.

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edwards-trinaThe Louisiana 6th Congressional district campaign 2014 received signficant statewide and national attention once Edwin Edwards, former four-term Governor, Octagarian, newly-wed with a woman five decades his minor and recently-released federal felon jumped into the remarkably republican Congressional District.

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dssc To some political observers, the prospects of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) pulling reserved commercials space for the runoff with Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy, might have been quite unlikely even after the Republican party trounced the Democrats nationally and even after Louisiana US Sen. Mary Landrieu eked out a very slight lead over her major challenger, on Tuesday, election day.

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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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