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Energetic debate over Landrieu’s new TV commercial

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:36 Written by

GNO-FEMA-LandrieuThe debate venue has shifted, if only for a moment, away from healthcare to Energy as US Senator Mary Landrieu unleashed a one-minute commercial showcasing her “fighting” for Louisiana in the energy arena, especially as she has assumed the powerful spot of Chairman of the Senate energy committee.

McAllister, Vitter and Jindal handling the tar-baby of sex scandals
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:07 Written by

tarbabyCongressman Vance McAllister remains in the news as the second full week of his “Kissing  Congressman” scandal continues.

If there was ever a question whether the push by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere has persuaded the Congressman to quit,  recent events indicate that he will continue to remain in Congress, with business as usual.

Jindal credit card hurts Louisiana until governor leaves home
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:11

Alfred E. JindalNext year, as the magnolias come to bloom, Bobby Jindal will take his last lap of the Louisiana Legislature. Yes, the term-limited, part-time Governor will be busily boxing up the mansion in 2015.But while the luggage tags and boarding passes might be swept into the garbage can,the Governor’s budget mess will stick with taxpayers for years to come.

McAllister affair legs: Threats and exposing GOP elected officials?
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:44 Written by

The Congressman Vance McAllister controversy might have legs of a different-sort, if claims made in a recent article bear true.

legsBy now, most political watchers have heard about the rise and fall of Congressman Mcallister, recently elected and demoted, at least in the minds and hearts of the Louisiana Republican Party leadership.

Religion and eve of Common Core debate in Louisiana
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:27 Written by

bad-appleCommon Core, the education standards program is becoming a controversial subject in Louisiana.  Governor Jindal, who supported Common Core is now in favor of pulling away from it.  Many are concerned about the potential issues of privacy and federal intrusion. 

Pinsonat: Jindal will campaign nationally and La. polls will likely drop
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:09 Written by

Tuesday morning, Bayoubuzz publisher, Stephen Sabludowsky, substituted for Jeff Crouere on his WGSO daily radio talk show, who has been on a pinsonathoneymoon with his new wife Simone.

How important is Vance McAllister scandal to Louisiana
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:32 Written by

Louisiana-house-repsIn the final part of the Google Hangout interview of Greg Hilburn, reporter for the Monroe News Star, the focus turned to the news value, the importance and the social significance of the Vance McAllister kissing Congressman controversy rocking the state and the nation.

LAGOP, Vitter on political hotseat due to McAllister scandal
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:17 Written by

vitter-gatorOnce again, the Louisiana Republican Party, as well as the national party, finds itself on a political hot seat – thanks to U.S. Rep Vance McAllister.
    The newly elected married congressman from the 5th District was caught on tape kissing a staffer in his Monroe office, who is also married – and to a longtime friend. 

Mitch Landrieu's New Orleans tax hikes could face trouble
Monday, 14 April 2014 12:59

landrieu-allianceby Tyler Bridges of The Lens

(First published on the Lens)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu is facing a big budget squeeze.

Courts have ruled that the city of New Orleans must pay millions of dollars to shore up the firefighters pension fund, upgrade the parish prison’s abominable conditions and reform the police force.

Kissing Congressman McAllister's New Challenges
Monday, 14 April 2014 12:26 Written by

tarpleyAs if saving his public reputation, reconciling with his family, and fending off the calls for his resignation from LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere and Gov. Bobby Jindal was not enough, Vance McAllister faces new challenges in only a few months.