C. Ray Nagin, the former New Orleans mayor who rode into town on an anti-corruption platform, will likely be transfered into a federal prison as a result of guilty convictions on 20 out of 21 counts, today in the federal court in New Orleans.
Might Mary Landrieu's new high-ranking chair seat take some of the energy from the focus upon her Obamacare support?
For the past few years, the GOP has been pounding her on that one issue, to the extent that many have wondered if this election would be a one-pony race.
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The United States Senate Democratic Caucus today voted to appoint U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., as the chair of the powerful Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. On Thursday, February 13, 2014, the U.S. Senate will take a formality vote on an organizational resolution, when Sen. Landrieu will officially take the helm of the committee.
The biggest child star in history passed away last night. Shirley Temple Black died at the age of 85, surrounded by family.
As the star of 57 short and feature length films, Shirley Temple mesmerized America with her cute looks, her singing and dancing and her ability to cry on cue. Her films helped Americans deal with the ugliness of the depression and escape the harsh realities of their lives. In Shirley Temple movies, there would always be a happy ending, just what the country needed during that difficult time period.
Landrieu leads Cassidy, but...
Last week, the Fax-Net reported on a poll on the U.S. Senate race conducted by Rasmussen Reports. It showed Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy leading incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu by four percentage points.
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Way back in 2008, Politico columnist and part-time Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed the controversial Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA) into law. For those who may be unfamiliar, the LSEA allows public school science teachers the ability to lie to students about science. It’s an insidious, absurd, and likely unconstitutional law that undermines the integrity of Louisiana public education in order to advance and legitimize Christian dominionism. It was written by a creationist “think tank” based out of Seattle. And it was enacted, perhaps ironically, by Bobby Jindal, a Rhodes Scholar with a degree in Biology from an Ivy League school.
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Since the publication of the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) report on the effects of the new health care law, Republicans and Democrats both have engaged in what Politico’s senior policy reporter David Nather calls “food fights” and “cherry picking.” With an op-ed published Sunday, Gov. Bobby Jindal stepped into the ring, once again with Politico, on various national issues. In “Obamacare Is Anything But Compassionate,” he argues that the health care law discourages people from working and that it is a “recipe for increasing inequality.”
As debate launches about the appropriate funding mix for Louisiana higher education and discussion occurs about reforming free taxpayer-funded rides for its students prior to the upcoming regular session of the Legislature, usually lost in it all is the fact that Louisiana undercharges these users both in relative and absolute terms, with deleterious effects.