• Despite 5th plea, Schiff says House Intelligence Committee pursues Flynn's documents
  • Facebook Live: Discuss harm of Trump budget proposal on Louisiana coastal economy, restoration
  • World Premiere tonight in N.O. Bilderberg, the Movie
  • Governor Edwards welcomes Pence with Medicaid, budget, Louisiana coast wishlist

flynn2Despite General Michael Flynn’s announcement via his counsel that the General and former head of National Security, would take the 5th Amendment in Congressional proceedings, the Intelligence Committee will pursue information, regardless.

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560 usgs land loss map 2The efforts to rebuild the Louisiana coast has suffered a major and immediate setback, assuming that Congress goes along with the most recent budget proposal from President Trump.

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bilderbergIt is always an honor when a movie premiere is held in New Orleans and tonight is no exception. At 7:30 p.m. Bilderberg, the Movie will premiere at the historic Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania Street.

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penceToday, Governor John Bel Edwards welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Louisiana as he Veep is attending a event with top Louisianqa Republican officials. Along with the welcome, however, is a wishlist of requests including an item of recent vinctage involving the current Trump budget which tears a hole into the funding for the Louisiana coastal restoration. 

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house shock smallAnother shocking Senate poll

    On the heels of one shocking poll comes another.  Last week we reported on a poll conducted by Baton Rouge pollster Southern Media and Opinion  Research (SMOR).
    Now comes a poll from JMC Analytics and Polling,, headed up by John Couvillion of Baton Rouge.  But there is a big difference.  The SMOR poll was an independent poll, paid for by businessmen, lobbyists, and others.
    The JMC poll was apparently paid for by the John Fleming campaign, according to Steve Sabludowsky of Bayoubuzz.com and Tyler Bridges, a reporter for the Baton Rouge Advocate.

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tweets pinsonat 3These days, being a pollster is not easy.

For one, supporters of one of the other candidates (and often even the other candidates themselves) will always blast the pollster when they don’t like the poll.

 

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net 

Louisiana is considered a blood-red Republican state filled with conservative legislators.  Well, not as much now that Democrat John Bel Edwards was elected governor. But just how conservative are these Bayou State lawmakers?  We have the answer.

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

The money (U.S. Senate) race
    The race for the open Louisiana U.S. Senate seat will be an expensive one.  Incumbent U.S. Sen. David Vitter decided not to seek a third term.
    There will be a long list of candidates from both parties on the ballot this November, but presently the attention is centered around six, who are considered major candidates.

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timmy teepellBOUSTANY FOR VITTER

Senator David Vitter has just received the endorsement of another member of the Louisiana congressional delegation, Congressman Charles Boustany.  The Vitter campaign sent out the Congressman's endorsement, via an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the same email server as DavidVitter.com.  The endorsement, in part said: 

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voteThe 2012 Louisiana election season for the most part is a ho-hum, but, there is one election that is humming.

 

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It is a foregone conclusion that Republican Mitt Romney will capture Louisiana’s eight electoral votes. States get one electoral vote for each U.S. House District, plus two for the U.S. senators from the state.

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paperboyI guess we can put the newspaper battles being raged between The Advocate and the Times Picayune into the area of politics since, in reality, to some extent, the futures of South Louisiana, New Orleans area and Baton Rouge could be shaped by the paper war. 

 

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JeffLandry1As usual in these kinds of cases, the reason for the intensity of Louisiana’s Third House District contest between U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry is because they are so similar on the issues – which produces an opportunity actually to dissect and discuss the issues.

Trying for his fifth term, Boustany, from an old-line political family in Lafayette, got matched with freshman Landry, with a much newer political pedigree, because of redistricting brought about by Louisiana’s failure to grow much in population in the last decade. Both being Republicans in an area that has evolved into a solidly conservative national electoral district, one will win.

 

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