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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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  • 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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