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The incoming White House Communications Director for President Donald Trump Anthony Scaramucci has just announced at a press brefing that Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the new Press Secretary.  The announcement came after the sudden announcement announcement that Sean Spicer.  

edwards pressRoughly eleven months are the great flood of 2016 that engulfed the capital region of Louisiana, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced today a grant award for Hazard Mitigation to several local entities.

Here is the statement from the Governor's office: 

seamus ryanThere's a growing discussion and debate over whether Donald Trump Jr. and Team Trump violated federal campaign financing law when it met with the Russians at Trump Tower on June 9th. One of those people and organizations who claim that the federal campaign law was broken is Common Cause, the non-partisan watch dog organization which filed a complaint last week.  On Monday, Bayoubuzz Publisher and attorney, Stephen Sabludowsky interviewed the VP of Policy and Litigation Paul Seamus Ryan to determine the basis for the complaint and amended complaint.  Below is part one of that interview and video which picks up with the purpose of the legal action:

The Donald Trump Jr. mystery is becoming as clear as Russian borscht.

Initially Trump Jr. said there were four people in the room when he, his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort met with a Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya. He then changed his story a few times about the purpose of the meeting.  He declared he was being transparent by releasing the email string that set up the meeting with the Russian attorney.  Oops. We later find out that the  NY Times announced that it had given Donald Jr. a notice that it would be publishing the same emails.

torresIt is official. Sidney Torres, the popular national reality TV show star and New Orleans businessman will not run for Mayor of New Orleans.

Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:00
Jim Brown: It's hard to leave Louisiana

louisiana swampLet me tell you something I’ve learned over the years. You just can’t get away from Louisiana, no matter how hard you try. Just about anywhere I’ve traveled throughout the world, images of the Bayou State always seem to crop up. That was certainly the case last week when I headed to the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains for a little fly-fishing. 

 

putin 1Now the debate appears to be, is whether the Donald Trump Jr. email exchange, meeting with a Russian attorney is a violation of the law.

mitch Today's Louisiana Political Shorts:

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will once again try to give his 2017 State of the City Address this 

Wednesday July 6 at the Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe in New Orleans. Doors open at 4:30. 

Louisiana Republican Congressman Clay Higgins, who made a name for himself often using controversial dramatic videos, is at it again.
Prior to his being elected Congressman, Higgins made strident comments via video to promote crime fighting. Last year, Captain Clay Higgins resigned from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office as a result of one of his messages about the “Gremlins” gang.

tauzin yellow“It is mean, it is ugly, it is hateful politics as I've ever seen it. And and it's bringing this country down instead of lifting us up”. 

Those were the words of Louisiana Congressman Billy Tauzin, Wednesday afternoon, as Jim Brown and I talked “looking back and looking forward” with one of my favorite local elected officials. 

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  • A July 4th Fact of Facts: America is Land of Immigrants
  • Poll: Trump strong on jobs, weak on tweets, viewed as reckless, thin-skinned, sexist
  • President Trump, It doesn't feel like Independence Day
  • YIPPIE! The naked truth about free speech, cherished especially on Independence Day

mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

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joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

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indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

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bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

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