Governor Bobby Jindal is not concerned about polls.
At least that is what he and sometimes his political advisor, spokesperson, and best friend Timmy Teepell always seems to say when a poll shows the Presidential-election-bound governor is immensely unpopular in the state in which he, at one point in time, could have been anointed Emperor.
The knock out game has come to New Orleans with a vengeance in recent weeks. Despite police denials, there have been several recent attacks that have all of the hallmarks of the vicious knock out game. In the past several weeks, in the tourist hotspot of the French Quarter, innocent individuals were targeted by black youngsters. These victims were not robbed, but were severely beaten and sent to the hospital in a coma.
The Nagin Trial. The trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has ended with guilty verdicts in 20 of 21 counts. The trial brings to an end a sad chapter in New Orleans politics that began with such high hopes.
Bacchus Bash announces musical lineup; UNO hosts Science and Engineer Fair; Ewell Smith is new Interim Executive Director of Gulf Seafood Institute, and LA Treasurer John N. Kennedy cracks the whip on food stamp cheaters. These and more are the recent news from business and organization life in Louisiana...
No doubt about the clout
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s clout in the United States Senate has reached new heights as she becomes chairwoman of the powerful Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
The Senate Democratic Caucus voted last week to honor Landrieu with the position, and the full Senate approved in a formality vote.
Wielding the gavel for the Energy Committee puts the state’s senior senator among the most powerful who chair the Senate’s 16 Standing Committees.
Rob Maness (R-LA), who is running for Senate this year, announced that he will not vote to reelect Mitch McConnell as Republican Leader of the Senate. The reason is that McConnell has, according to Maness, “repeatedly failed the people he was elected to serve.”
This is the summary of the second part of Stephen Sabludowsky’s hangout with Marc Morial. The former mayor talked about the All-Star Game weekend, Louisiana politics, higher education, and the Urban League.
With basketball fans, throughout the world, anxiously awaiting for the tipoff of Saturday’s NBA All Star game showcasing the greatest collection of professional basketball players currently playing the game,Bayoubuzz.com and Hosted Hangouts will be hosting an all-star event of its own. On Friday February 14, the world can watch interviews with a medley of some of the greatest all stars in the history of the game in a Bayoubuzz Legends of Basketball Google Hangout live webcast chat. Hangout watchers can watch the live event and can even chat with one online. Plus, they can pose written questions to the as Participants of the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters greats.