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cassidyThe Senate Race.  Republicans have mastered the art of shooting themselves in the foot and in the process losing elections.  Congressman Bill Cassidy, the Republican hopeful to defeat Senator Mary Landrieu (D), has taken the first step toward suicide by foot. 

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gov-mansion 200x149Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal threw a hissy fit in front of the White House earlier this month. He joined other governors in having a non-partisan luncheon with the president, then walked out on the lawn and began blasting away at what he perceived to be the Obama ineptitude. Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy called Jindal a “cheap shot artist,” and even Jindal’s fellow republican colleagues rolled their eyes in dismay.

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americaIt has been another disastrous week for President Obama. In a new Fox News poll, the President’s approval rating is at 38 percent, the lowest score of his presidency. Americans are unhappy with his handling of the economy, healthcare, and foreign policy. In effect, people are dissatisfied with his entire agenda because nothing is working.

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Friday, 21 February 2014 08:42
The GOP race to demonize Obama

obama-brother2The American political system has traditionally exemplified the fundamental principles of democracy.  It is a system that Americans take pride in, and among other things enables them to promote their country as the leader of the free world. However, America's political system is not perfect, as it does not prevent those we elect from abusing and undermining it. Such abuse is currently playing out with the current Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

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obamcare-keepAfter five years as President, Barack Obama has perfected the art of shifting blame. He almost never accepts responsibility for his mistakes. However, every blue moon, the President does admit failure, but only when he has no other alternative. For example, it took a massive meltdown in his poll numbers for the President to finally admit his promises about Obamacare were not being fulfilled. 

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google-politics2The days when people had to cram together in crowded rooms to attend public meetings, make long-distance phone calls, or travel far to try to influence or pose questions to politicians are long past. Now, you can sit in Alaska (or anywhere) and upload your questions or concerns to the Internet. You might then get your answers directly from your politician through private or public Google Hangouts that you can watch and listen to on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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David Vitter HouseSo it is officially official. Republican US Sen. David Vitter presumably, after checking with family and his maker, has decided to jump into the ring for the next Louisiana governor's mansion occupant. 

Why not?

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obama-isaac-LandrieuThe biggest endorsement in the New Orleans Mayor’s race did not come from a local leader or organization; it came from the nation’s most powerful politician, President Barack Obama. The endorsement is unusual for it is rare for a U.S. President to intervene in a New Orleans Mayor’s race.

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obama-carterIt is becoming laughable to hear the Obama administration talk about a so-called “recovery.” In reality, our economy is on life support and the latest jobs figures just confirm this horrible news.

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cease-fireOn January 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson made his famous call for a national “war on poverty.” 

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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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Sen. Appel talks budget, economy

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