Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 10:47
Tracking: Edwards still leads with slight Vitter uptick; Nungesser, Landry lead
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mansionAccording to the most recent tracking poll from Verne Kennedy, Jon Bel Edwards leads David Vitter by ten points when accounting for only 20% of African American vote and by fifteen when accounting for 26% of the vote.

The poll indicates a overall gain by Vitter of 1% from the report released Saturday.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 17:32
Bobby Jindal says bye to Presidential campaign, that wasn't
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Jindal collageBobby Jindal, Louisiana Governor has suspended his campaign for President (quit the race).

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 15:13
Vitter blasts Edwards on Obama-Syria refugees-Paris terror: fair or not?

terror paris 8The Syrian Refuge

David Vitter is taking on Jon Bel Edwards and President Obama on the Syrian Refugee issue and the Paris terror attacks.

Last night, Vitter and Edwards discussed the issue in the debate:

 

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 14:51
Jon Bel Edwards's shrinking double-digit lead over David Vitter
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vitter teaby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Edwards has double-digit lead
    Democrat  John  Bel  Edwards  holds a double-digit  lead over Republican David Vitter in the race for Louisiana governor, according to two new polls.
    A poll release Monday by JMC Analytics showed:
    *Edwards leads Vitter 51-35%. Undecided 13%.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 14:39
Paris terror lights up Obama's, Democrats' fiddling with ISIS, Islamic Terror
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nero prezOn Saturday night, 8.5 million Americans had the misfortune to watch three dangerously out of touch liberals debate the major issues of the day during the Democratic Party’s presidential debate. It was another example of how Democrats prefer the fantasy of their liberal beliefs to the true reality we are facing as a nation. 

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 14:25
The David Vitter and Sheriff Newell Normand thriller

normandDespite attempts to play down  the David Vitter prostitution issue in the Louisiana gubernatorial election, it, unlike the US Senate race, might be a major contributor in causing Vitter to lose against a Democrat, Jon Bel Edwards, who only four months ago, had virtually no name recognition in the state.

Monday, 16 November 2015 14:58
Jon Bel Edwards reiterates halt to Syrian refugees while waiting for Obama; Vitter bashes away

edwardsLouisiana State Representative Jon Bel Edwards has issued a statement regarding the growing Syrian refugee matter that has disrupted since the Paris ISIS terror attacks. Also, his opponent for Louisiana Governor, David Vitter, has continued to lash at Edwards for working with the Whte House on trying to prevent safety for refugees inflicted by religious persecution, while, trying to provide security for Louisiana citizens.

Monday, 16 November 2015 12:56
Will New Orleans Saints Rob Ryan be here--two Mora?
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jim millerby Jim W. Miller

It was halftime of the Saints game yesterday when I checked my Twitter account for any wisdom on why the hometown heroes were getting pistol-whipped by a very average Redskins team. Fletcher Mackel, sports director of WDSU-TV in New Orleans, remarked that on its current pace of 394 total yards in the first half alone, Washington’s offense could gain 800 yards on the very offensive Saints defense. I hit “reply” and suggested to Mackel that the Saints adopt the city’s pothole policy when it comes to filling holes. Put an orange cone in front of the hole and maybe the Redskins running backs would drive around them just as thousands of New Orleans drivers do every day.

Monday, 16 November 2015 11:08
JMC Poll: Edwards by 16 over Vitter; Jeff Landry, Billy Nungesser ahead of Caldwell, Holden
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winners losersToday, a new poll has been released for the Louisiana governor race and other statewide races, this one by JMC Analytics.  The poll shows a four point drop from prior poll by JMC, 20 to 16 point advantage over the past couple of weeks.

The poll also shows Jeff Landry and Billy Nungesser successful in their races.

Monday, 16 November 2015 10:34
Vitter trying to maximize Paris terror-Syria immigration for last-minute political push

vitter syria facebookLouisiana gubernatorial candidate, David Vitter, behind in the polls, is making the tragedy in Paris a last-minute political push.  In a letter he promoted on his campaign email yesterday and  by another campaign email today ( urging individuals to sign via Facebook pledge against Syrians entering the United States), the governor hopeful is clearly trying to maximize the terrorist attack in Paris and Syrian immigrants, to his political advantage.  

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mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

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joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

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indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

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bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

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