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Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature

Collage-mcWhy the GOP kiss-off of Congressman Vance McAllister?

washington-guilliotineSince the catastrophic launch of Obamacare and the slamming TV spots sponsored by the Koch brothers, Mary Landrieu’s popularity has plummeted. Her favorables are now, according to the Grigsby poll, 41%. On the other hand, 38% of the people in the poll did not know who her main opponent, Bill Cassidy, is. Landrieu’s Senator race, corporate funding of political campaigns, and the recent Supreme Court’s rejection of campaign funding limits were the discussion topics of this hangout with Stephen Sabludowsky and Jim Brown.

Monday, 07 April 2014 12:04
Landrieu in trouble but who's Cassidy?

landrieu-tea-partyOn Friday, Bayoubuzz.com published a summary of the Grigsby poll's findings. The Grigsby poll assessed the opinions on a sample of Louisianians on politicians, elections, and current political issues in the state. The numbers concerning Mary Landrieu's popularity, Bill Cassidy, and the US Senatorial Election were the topics of Saturday's Google Hangout with Stephen Sabludowsky and Jim Brown.

jindal-speechGovernor Jindal keeps attracting buzz. Yesterday, he announced a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, a move many see as a sign that he’s moving further away from Louisiana towards Washington, D.C. While Jindal is journeying the nation - to the extent that he should be made Secretary of Transportation, according to Edwin Edwards - his popularity at home is crumbling. Jindal’s future, both nationally and locally, was the discussion topic of the last segment.

landrieu-tea-partyThis fall, Mary Landrieu, who has served three terms as a US Senator, is up for election again. Recently, another experienced Democrat, four-term ex-Governor Edwin Edwards, announced that he’s running for Congress. Landrieu has faced a storm of criticism, particularly from Republicans, for her endorsement of Obamacare. Also, Landrieu has just assumed the powerful position of Chairperson of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee, an important assignment for an energy-producing state such as Louisiana. This new assignment and the importance of seniority in office were the discussion topics in this section.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 13:37
Politico: Jindal, GOP hopefuls prep for 2016

christieGOP Presidential politics is back in the Politico news today, courtesy to an article entitled "The Invisible Primary: GOP Preps as Chris Christie Stumbles" authored by Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman. 

jindal-perryGOP Presidential politics is back in the Politico news today, courtesy to an article entitled "The Invisible Primary: GOP Preps as Chris Christie Stumbles" authored by Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman.

hillyerThis morning, Bayoubuzz publisher Stephen Sabludowsky joined radio host Jeff Crouere and Quin Hillyer, a native New Orleans writer who has written a series of pieces about Gov. Bobby Jindal in The Advocate and the National Review. Yesterday, he published the column “Jindal Takes the Stage” in the National Review. 

Norman-Robinson--profile-The WDSU interview with Norman Robinson and Edwin Edwards, conducted in Edwards’ home, was classic television.

For one, Robinson, who will be retiring later this spring from a extraordinary career in television news interviewed Edwards, who is coming out of retirement at age 86, after coming out of federal prison, and is now running for US Congress in a conservative district in Louisiana, perhaps the most conservative state in the nation.

frenchquarterfestivalWith the French Quarter Festival scheduled less than a month from now, organizers, vendors, artists, and volunteers are preparing for a surge of excited visitors. French Quarter Fest is the largest free music festival in the U.S. Last year, it hosted more than 560,000 visitors. The 31st fest is taking place from April 10 to April 13, 2014.

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  • Ex-Saints, Bears, Bills, NFL Exec, Jim W. Miller discusses NFL Draft tomorrow
  • Trump's new plan; Curtains on tax returns release; 40% say Trump-Russia; Probing Obama admin
  • Watch Louisiana Governor Edwards talk about CAT Tax failure

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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