Should the law allow costly, private fundraisers for presidential candidates to be closed to the press and proceed unpublicized to the public, even though campaign contributions are reportable to the federal government by law and invitations went out to both state and federal officials:?
That was the big question recently when Fax-Net was funneled a copy of an invitation to a local fundraiser Sept. 24 for then-leading Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry of Texas at the home of William A. Robinson at 830 Ockley Drive in Shreveport.
Can Tampa Bay Buccanneers overcome a stinging defeat from the hands of the San Francisco 49’ers by beating division rival and NFL powerhouse New Orleans Saints?
Yes, powerhouse. The Saints are second in the SI.com Power Poll behind Green Bay. They are 4-1 entering into this Sunday’s game. Although the Bucs took a real pounding against the 49’ers on Sunday, in recent years, the team has fared well against New Orleans.
funny that the international media at the cannes film festival got to know more details of the inner workings and corruption at the core of the BP gulf oil disaster than those of us who’ve endured it. but this Friday that score will be corrected, twice.
the north american premiere of the internationally acclaimed documentary “The Big Fix” reveals the powerful and incestuous relationship between government and global corporations that put profits before the health and safety of louisiana citizens, not to mention the devastation to the coastal environment.
New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees spoke to the media on Wednesday about the Carolina Panthers and the upcoming game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Also, the Saints issued its injury report.
For those dying for substantive debates related to functions of the Louisiana Lt. Governor’s race, think again. There are many more meatier and spicier matters to be discussed these days. For instance, there’s the issue of polls. Then, there is the main course in Louisiana politics-- campaign attacks and the sleaze factors.
In the beginning of this decade, there were some movies that Louisiana could call its own but ever since the motion picture tax incentive program was launched, industry activity has soared. .
As a result of the program and other factors, Louisiana is now extremely competitive and a major player in the industry.
Louisiana U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu voted in favor of cloture on President Obama's "jobs" bill, the American Jobs Act, however, the legislation failed to get sufficient votes to cut off debate in the Senate which would appear to kill the measure in its current form. The cloture vote required at least 60 votes to pass the Democratically-controlled U.S. Senate but at the time of this publication appeared lacking ten votes.
After a strong showing in the Florida straw poll, the presidential candidacy of businessman Herman Cain is on fire. In the latest Gallup poll, he is virtually tied with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for the lead among GOP presidential contenders.
For months, Cain was performing well in debates, but languishing near the bottom of the pack among Republican candidates. Finally, after he performed exceptionally well in the last televised debate held in Florida, he received renewed attention and support. Cain quickly built momentum and scored a massive win in the state’s straw poll.