House Speaker Jim Tucker today announced that the plan for redistricting the state House of Representatives is being submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice and a federal district court in Washington, DC for pre-clearance. Under the Voting Rights Act, Louisiana's redistricting plan must be precleared by either the U.S. Attorney General or a federal court in Washington, DC before it can go into effect.
The spotlight is on soft-spoken and popular Louisiana House Speaker Jim Tucker to help the state get through what might be the most difficult legislative sessions in decades. The session begins next week.
Despite being given the negative term “birther” by the liberal news media, more Americans are accepting that title and asking whether the official story of President Obama’s birth in Hawaii is true.
If anyone doubts the popularity of the “birther” movement, just look at the polls. While practically everyone in the mainstream news media denounced Donald Trump for asking questions about Obama’s birth certificate, millions of Americans responded positively. In fact, Trump has paid for his own private investigators to travel to Hawaii and investigate the issue. None of the other GOP presidential candidates will address this controversy. Most of them parrot the media line that Obama was born in Hawaii.
The Louisiana Legislature adjourned last week from a special session that used new Census population numbers to redraw the district boundaries for Congress, the Public Service Commission and the state House and Senate.
A day after the one year anniversary of the BP oil spill occurrence, the Natural Resource Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (Trustees), BP has agreed to provide $1 billion toward early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico to address injuries to natural resources caused by the spill.. The Trustees involved are: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, the Department of the Interior (DOI), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Department of Justice provided assistance in reaching the agreement.
With NFL draft day approaching, who will the New Orleans Saints pick as their number one?
Of course, that is the question, the local sports world has been asking ever since the Saints' quick exit from the playoffs.
President Barack Obama has made "winning the future" his new slogan and perhaps no place would be better to face the future than at social network giant, Facebook. Here are comments he and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg made at a town meeting today at the Palo Alto campus in California.
Various Louisiana officials have released statements concerning the one year anniversary since the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill including those below from New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Plaquesmines Parish Billy Nungesser, Congressman Steve Scalise and Congressman Cedric Richmond: