The 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.
So 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.
The 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.
It 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.
On January 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson made his famous call for a national “war on poverty.”
It's January 6 and it is business and politics as unusual.
For many, today marks the beginning of the first full week of work for the year of 2014. It also represents the first full week of politics, especially here in Louisiana.
To show the importance of the future of New Orleans and possibly to offset the impact of campaign money reportedly coming in from outside Republican sources to help defeat Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, President Barack Obama has stepped into the mayoral political ring and has endorsed current Mayor Mitch Landrieu in his bid for a second term.
This year, it finally became fashionable for comics to lampoon President Obama. His infamous lies about Obamacare and the disastrous rollout of the Healthcare.gov website were too tempting for comics to ignore. It is no surprise that the President’s poll numbers have significantly dropped. In fact, the latest poll shows that the President is more unpopular than former President George W. Bush and his disapproval ratings are the lowest of any President since Richard Nixon.
It has been a disturbing week for American Christians. At Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina, a nativity scene was removed after complaints from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.
Today, at the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama greeted a number of world leaders, including the communist dictator of Cuba, Raul Castro. The President warmly shook hands with Castro, slightly bowing during the visit to engage in pleasantries.