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UNPLUG americaDo young voters really care about who runs their local, state and federal government?  Whatever buzz inspired younger voters to support Barack Obama has been severely diminished by the gridlock in Washington.  Voters under thirty (and the rest of us, for that matter) have witnessed conflict and partisan politics while the economy languishes and major problems go unresolved. The idealism of youth is being replaced by a cynicism towards those in charge, and this includes from the President right down to the local level.

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mitch obamaAs if we needed another example of how both the Pres. Barack Obama Administration nationally and the Mayor Mitch Landrieu in New Orleans fall prey to ideology over how the world really works, here comes an “Assessment of Fair Housing” document that puts wishful thinking ahead of the realities of human behavior.

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obama terrrorby Ron Chapman      

      Over this past two years there have been numerous police incidents where people have been shot and some killed.  Sometimes the policeman is white and the victim is Black.  At other times both victim and officer have been Black.  In a few instances the victims have been White and the officer Black.  Such was the case in Houma where a six year old boy was killed.

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obama terrrorBelow is the transcript of President Obama's statement Monday morning regarding recent terror attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  I want to say a few words about the explosions that occurred here in New York City and New Jersey and the other devices that have been found in New Jersey.  I’ve been monitoring the situation closely and receiving frequent updates from my team.  And I’ve just been briefed again by FBI Director Comey.  In addition, I've had a chance to speak with Governors Cuomo and Christie, as well as Mayor de Blasio. 

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strainUpdate on the Louisiana Flood--Muckers needed, Obama coming, Strain holding meetings

PRESIDENT OBAMA COMKNG TO BATON ROUGE

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LA FLOODThe GOP has just sent this email as a press release: 

On the heels of a successful speech, Republican Nominee Donald J. Trump and his running mate, Governor Mike Pence, flew into Baton Rouge, LouisianaFriday morning to visit the surrounding communities of Denham Springs and the city of Central.

Historic flooding has devastated the Bayou State during the multi-day storms that hovered over the region. The initial estimates in the cost of damages the storms and floods affecting South Louisiana are in at over $20 billion. Over 30,000 people have were rescued and 12 people have died. Most have been displaced from their homes.

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331px Barack Obama playing golf 2The Great Flood of 2016 has devastated 40,000 homes across the state of Louisiana. Sadly, 13 people have lost their lives in this historic storm, which produced up to 31 inches of rainfall in some areas over the course of four days. This is more rainfall that Los Angeles experiences in four years. It was a storm that was so intense that it only happens once every one thousand years. 

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jeh johnsonAmid the growing outrage of many in Louisiana that President Barack Obama has not made a formal statement to sooth their pain from the horrible flood that has destroyed tens of thousands of homes, the White House has released this report of the President's actions and those of the White House:

 

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flood uncertainties 3The Louisiana Flood crisis could be more serious than our trying to rebuild our homes, businesses and maintaining our collective sanities.

The United States debt is approaching 20 billion.  Louisiana treasury is bone dry.  Taxes is not an option.

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obama isaacPresident Barack Obama has expanded the existing federal declaration for the state of Louisiana to include eight additional parishes. These eight additional parishes were included in Gov. Edwards' initial request for a federal disaster declaration but required additional data.

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jindal broadbandIt’s déjà vu all over again for a broadband access project in Louisiana that saw the same mistakes repeated, leading to its demise both times.

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lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

   Raymond Crews and Robbie Gatti are headed to a runoff in state House District 8 on April 29 to fill  the seat left vacant when Mike Johnson was elected  to Congress.  Both are Republicans.
    Crews came in first with 41% of the vote, followed by Gatti with 37%..  Two other candidates in the race were Duke Lowrie, who finished with 16%, and Patrick Harrington, who had 6%.

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edmonson2by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

It must be nice when you can get the rules written just for you.

There must come a time when even the most disinterested, blasé, apolitical person living has to look up from whatever else occupies his interest and say, “Wait a damned minute. This just ain’t right and we’re not gonna do it.”

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trump greatIt has been over three decades since our country’s last major tax reform was passed during the Reagan administration. Since that time, America has increased tax rates on businesses and individuals and become less competitive. 

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