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 obama-letterTwo major issues today—Barack Obama’s executive order and the upcoming US Senate race.

Our inbox today is inundated with emails trying to belittle the competition or put their sides in the best light.

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Tmatcheshe mid-term election should have been a resounding wake-up call to President Obama to change from his liberal agenda and start working with an emboldened Republican Party. On Tuesday, the GOP took over control of the U.S. Senate, expanded its majority in the House and gain governorships in such blue states as Maryland and Illinois. 

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perry-obamaThe immigration crisis in America is real and dangerous.  Neither President Obama nor the Congress is willing to deal with this crisis, and as a result the American people are not being served by the Washington politicians who are acting politically and irresponsibly.

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obama-boehner-reid-pelosi-2A New national and Louisiana poll by Harpers Polling show that voters believe immigraton system is broken and want action now.

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capitol-dcDuring the month of August, Congress takes its annual vacation, and this year is no different.  Not much has changed in a do nothing political climate that has become the norm for Washington and its politics.  Important issues remain unresolved.  

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putinPutin (Putting) Snowden in Jail, Getting immigration reform

Immigration Reform.  The United States Senate has passed immigration reform and sent the legislation to the U.S. House of Representatives where the Senate bill in its current form is likely dead on arrival.

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kavorkianAfter his rousing keynote address at the Republican National Convention last August, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was the darling of the GOP.

 

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Optimized-immigration-reformToday, as the world was fixated on the hunt for terrorist suspects in Boston, politicians on Capitol Hill were introducing another monstrous piece of legislation. The 844 page immigration “reform” bill was set for debate, but the Director of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, was unable to attend due to the manhunt in Boston. This should be considered an ominous sign about the legislation.

 

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chechen-uncle“Somebody radicalized them, but it wasn’t my brother” 

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McCainImmigration reform is back on the front burner as a major issue in Washington, and the Republicans are taking the lead.

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catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

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miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

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trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.

 

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At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

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