New Orleans Saints, Jimmy Graham in Tight Spot with Arbitrator, Contract

Thursday, 19 June 2014 08:13 Written by

graham-panthersI don’t believe either the Saints or Jimmy Graham want an arbitrator to decide whether the talented pass-catcher is called a tight end or a wide receiver. If the arbitrator rules Graham is a tight end, the Saints’ qualifying offer of $7 million stands, and team gains some immediate leverage in the bargaining of a new contract. If Graham wins, he would stand to receive a one-year qualifying offer of more than $12 million that represents an average salary of the top wide receivers.

Iraq at the Brink of Civil War; Bush, Obama, Divided Congress to Blame
Thursday, 19 June 2014 08:05 Written by

capitol-dcIraq is imploding as Republicans and Democrats alike are scratching the heads as to what went wrong. Meanwhile, party gridlock in Washington has brought any sense of responsible governing to a standstill. The President faces what may well turn out to be his single biggest crisis during his time in office, and he spent most of last week vacationing on California golf courses. Are we observing a freak show or what?

Audio: Jindal admin suspending Common Core service contract, LFT enter political fray
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:51

capitol-newHoly political powerplay vacuum.

Jindal seeks Louisiana withdrawal from PARCC, Common Core
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 13:16

common-core Today, Governor Bobby Jindal sent a letter to the Partnership of Assessments for College and Career Readiness (PARCC) asking the organization to immediately withdraw from the State of Louisiana. Governor Jindal issued an executive order that instructs the Louisiana Department of Education to begin a competitive process to purchase a new assessment and called on the Department of Education and the Board of Secondary and Elementary Education to develop Louisiana standards for the Legislature to approve next legislative session.

Jindal announces $32M Bossier-City Centric Pipe facility upgrade
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:22 Written by

jindal-speechToday, Governor Bobby Jindal and SB International Inc. President and CEO Satish Gupta announced Centric Pipe LLC, an SB International affiliate, will make a $32.5 million capital investment to renovate and expand the former Northwest Pipe facility in Bossier City. Based in Dallas, SB International formed Centric Pipe, which purchased the Bossier City facility in March 2014 and acquired the assets of Northwest Pipe’s oil country tubular goods business.

Scalise, Keystone Pipeline, Lenar Whitney, Landrieu in news
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:00 Written by

KEYSTONE-COPSSteve Scalise, the Keystone Pipeline, new Mary Landrieu commercials and Louisiana Representative Lenar Whitney are in the political news today. 

Also, just in, a new Landrieu-Koch commercial debate

Landrieu, NRSC, Cassidy Slams Show Keystone as Key Issue
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 11:58 Written by

KeystonePipeline2In a battle of press releases today, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and Sen. Mary Landrieu campaign have showcased how important the Keystone XL Pipeline appears to be for the upcoming US Senate election this fall.

Dubious Poll Puts Cassidy in the Lead; McAllister Comeback?
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 08:26 Written by

landrieuCassidy leads Landrieu, but...
    A new poll on Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race is creating different opinions from both Democratic and Republican stalwarts and political analysts.

Cassidy's “Illiterate”, Hillary’s “Dead Broke” Gaffes: the Political Fumbles
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 08:16 Written by

cassidyIt is not usual that when a politician gets used to being in the public eye and too loose with his or her words or begins thinking of himself or herself as a celebrity rather than a leader, that they become too relaxed, trip up, and blunder their way into embarrassment. It is at that point that a politician has to explain “what I meant,” and “what I meant” explanations are never good.

Oceans apart: Iraq on broiler while Kerry talks climate change
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:57 Written by

kerry-weatherAmericans know a few things about Secretary of State John Kerry. Of course, he served in Vietnam and he loves to windsurf. Images of Kerry windsurfing surely did not help him win votes in the 2004 presidential campaign, but, at least, it established his ocean-loving credentials. 


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