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

christiePresident Obama is visiting New Jersey today to review the progress of the state’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy.  Once again, the President and the Governor are linked together in a very public manner. 

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harry-reidSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is a former fighter. It is obvious that he withstood too many blows to the head and is now literally punch drunk.  

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Katrina-StBernardSome in Louisiana are hopping mad at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and want an apology for comments he made comparing Hurricane Sandy to Hurricane Katrina which destroyed much of South Louisiana.

 

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romney-obama-smallAccording to a number of Republican presidential wannabes, the outcome of the presidential election was a fiasco, a major disaster for the GOP.  And the excuses keep pouring in. 

 

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IsraelWith the Middle East on high-alert as Israel and the Hamas exchange rockets, who is the Americans supporting--the Jewish state or the Palestinians?  Also, how does the nation feel about the relationship between climate change and storms such as Sandy which has damaged major parts of the NorthEast Coast of the United States?

 

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pumpkinHappy Halloween ya'll.

As we take a look at LoRead Moreuisiana organizations today, our hearts go out to those in need who have been devastated by the recent Hurricane/tropical storm Sandy.  Now, for our not-for-profits..today's news focuses upon the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, St. Paul's Homecoming, Hurricane Isaac, Braithwaite, and Teacher's Rock.  Here are the respective news stories and press releases:

 

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voteShould the U.S. Congress postpone the Presidential and other elections due to the Hurricane and now tropical storm?

 

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  • A July 4th Fact of Facts: America is Land of Immigrants
  • Poll: Trump strong on jobs, weak on tweets, viewed as reckless, thin-skinned, sexist
  • President Trump, It doesn't feel like Independence Day
  • 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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