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edwards-adJon Bel Edwards, the Democratic Party candidate for Louisiana governor has revealed its latest online ad, today. 

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home-depot-nagin-signjpg-923766868bd942e4Former New Orleans mayor, C. Ray Nagin, was sentenced today to ten years in federal court by Judge Ginger Berrigan.

Many legal pundits believed Nagin would receive more than ten years, given the severity of the crimes, the number of offenses, the seriousness of the offenses in light of the difficulties of the Hurricane Katrina rebuild and for other reasons.

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nagin-chocolateTomorrow, the message that U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan must deliver to former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is that crime does not pay.

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twitterIs former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin going to have another day in court after being convicted last week on 20 out of 21 counts in the federal court, in a case that was reported around the globe?

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cassidyThe Nagin Trial. The trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has ended with guilty verdicts in 20 of 21 counts. The trial brings to an end a sad chapter in New Orleans politics that began with such high hopes.

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nagin smallC.  Ray Nagin, has taken to twitter in defending his innocence despite failing to take questions after his conviction on Wednesday.

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corruptionThe Ray Nagin trial and verdict have shaken not only New Orleans, but also the rest of the state and the country. When Stephen Sabludowsky met with former mayor Marc Morial in a Google Hangout on the very same day that Morial’s successor was convicted, the Nagin case inevitably became a topic of discussion. 

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morialToday is a sad day for New Orleans, a city, which over its histories of hurricanes and oil busts, has suffered many sad days. 

For the first time in the city’s almost 300 years, its chief executive, its mayor has been convicted of major crimes.  Today, a federal  jury in the US District Court of New Orleans, the city over which he presided for eight years--found former Mayor C. Ray Nagin, guilty of 20 out of 21 counts of corruption-related crimes.

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home-depot-nagin-signjpg-923766868bd942e4The former New Orleans Ray Nagin criminal trial has been a local reporters dream to broadcast the “live accounts”, analysis,  opinions and quotes from federal court.

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michael-bagnerisjpg-dbea801c56ca1c69Can Mitch Landrieu, the present Mayor of New Orleans lose to an underfunded, relatively unknown former Civil Court Judge, who has just publically started his political campaign for the top job in the city?

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    Is political partisanship raising its ugly head again in the face of another Louisiana disaster?  Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards thinks so.

    Edwards got some rough treatment from a congressional committee in Washington, D.C. when he testified before it recently about the state’s response to flood problems.

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jbeWith equal parts pugnaciousness and disingenuousness, Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards’ highly-politicized 2017 State of the State speech laid out a truly flawed vision for Louisiana going forward.

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Did Donald Trump make the right move or was the latest attack, simply some wag the dog?

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Iron nancy reagan 6n 1986, United States President Ronald Reagan authorized military aircraft to unleash a torrent of bombs in Tripoli, Libya to send a strong message to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The attack was in response to Gaddafi’s involvement in the terrorist bombing of a Berlin disco that resulted in the death of American soldiers. 

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