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Obama turning Landrieu, South red again

Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:44

HOUSE-OF-RED President Barack Obama is once again doing no favor for the Mary Landrieu for US Senate campaign.  Nor did he help his party during the November elections landslide.  

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keystone-mapAlmost overnight, the approval of the Keystone pipeline has become a key issue in Louisiana’s cantankerous senatorial runoff campaign.  Incumbent Mary Landrieu is leading the charge in the U.S. Senate, while challenger Dr. Bill Cassidy is trying to one up Landrieu by being the Keystone champion in the House of Representatives.  So two questions.  Where have both of these candidates been with such an important issue all these many months?  And is building the pipeline the huge job creator and economic bonanza that both candidates say it is?

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landrieu-tea-party Below are statements from a liberal group praising the US Senate’s vote today to block the Keystone Pipeline and another statement from a Latino group also blasting Senator Mary Landrieu for her efforts to pass the pipeline.

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keystone The U.S. Senate rejected Senator Mary Landrieu’s appeal to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline by a vote which exceeded 41 votes.   For the legislation to have succeeded, backers needed 60 votes for approval. 

Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana had appealed to the Senate members to approve the legislation that has been tied up for six years.

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cassidy The Louisiana US Senate Race moving fast towards the end with charges being made by both parties.

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 palinThe Keystone Pipe political war continues today as Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy and Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu fight the campaign PR battles.

Early Friday, the Louisiana GOP sent out this email statement:

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harry-reidLouisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu voted against Senate Majority Leader for House Majority Leader, today, fulfilling a decision reversal she suggested during the last US Senate debate prior to the US Elections. 

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KEYSTONE-COPSAs the Landrieu-Cassidy-Keystone Pipeline drama is now playing out in Washington DC, in Louisiana and throughout the nation, I am not sure if we are watching government in action or a political partisan circus.

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Remember the days when candidates for U.S Senator or Governor would speak to thousands of supporters at weekend rallies all over Louisiana? Huey Long was the master, mainly because he promised he’d give voters just about anything they wanted. A long line of colorful politicians followed in Huey’s wake. But those days seem to be long gone and forgotten.

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Jindal's post-racial Louisiana
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:57

edwards-lamar-whiteby Lamar White, Publisher of CenLaMar

Five years ago, Keith Bardwell, a Justice of the Peace from Tangipahoa Parish, refused to marry an interracial couple, earning himself attention in the national and international media. “The reason I didn’t (marry the couple),” he told CBS News, “is because I’ve had countless number (sic) of people that was (sic) born in that situation and that they claim the blacks or the whites didn’t accept the children, and I didn’t want to put the children in that position.” Governor Bobby Jindal quickly denounced Bardwell and called on the Louisiana Judiciary Commission to revoke his law license.

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