The Mary Landrieu campaign has turned towards the positive as it released a new television ad titled, “Walked Miles.” The ad is running statewide. The TV ad features retired Navy Capt. Tom Nagelin who walks on a highway to reflect what her campaign says is Landrieu’s long record of supporting the military and military families.
A tag-team campaign stunt by state Rep. John Bel Edwards and Atty. Gen. Buddy Caldwell might cause some bureaucratic headaches and burn up some taxpayer dollars, but in the end will make no difference to coming changes for health care benefits for state employees, retirees, and some school district employees – and may even hurt their 2015 electoral ambitions.
On Tuesday, September 23, our school-aged son was given a commonly prescribed medication by his physician. My wife attempted to get the pharmacy to fill it. We were shocked and horrified to find that it was rejected by our health insurance: Office of Group Benefits HMO Plan through BlueCross, a health insurance plan for Louisiana public employees.
In short contrast to a recent Fox News poll, according to a CNN/ORC INTERNATIONAL poll, US Senator Mary Landrieu is leading in a three-person race although based upon the margin of error, the race for the jungle primary is still a toss up.
Amal Alamuddin was beautiful and accomplished and, well, interesting— long before she ever met Hollywood’s aging Lothario actor, George Clooney, and accepting a honking big diamond engagement ring from him.
In press conference photos with her human rights cases at the London bar, Amal was dignified, serious and composed.
It's the culture, stupid, not the economy, stupid...
So was the message today as Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal spoke at the Family Research council forum. Below are excerpts of his address:
Everything in Washington is politics and political slogans. A few years back, Bill Clinton ran for president with the slogan: ‘It’s The Economy, Stupid.’
President Obama and other politicians are fond of reminding Americans that Islam is a “religion of peace.” Unfortunately, that message is not getting across to the millions of Muslims that adhere to a radical branch of Islam that considers non-believers to be infidels worthy of death. Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy and other experts estimate that 15% or more of 1 billion Muslims worldwide believe in this violent, militant form of Islam. This means there are approximately 150 million Muslims who want to kill Christians, Jews and “moderate” Muslims.
According to Chris Cillizza who writes “The Fix,” a political blog for the Washington Post, there are five US Senate races that will determine who controls the US Senate.
Of course, we are now the prison capital of the world, and entire generations of predominately African-American men are locked behind bars for decades for non-violent crimes. Last session, legislators approved a bill that would provide 99-year minimum mandatory prison sentences for repeat heroin dealers, because locking people up for the rest of their lives on drug charges is a whole lot easier than addressing the underlying problems.