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fleming    There  have been some punches thrown by some of the Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate, but with recent developments, the gloves are off.  And, yes, that dreaded word “prostitute” has surfaced in this race just as it had in the governor’s race.

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tourism dayIf you want to have fun, come to New Orleans.  If you want to do business, come to Louisiana.

New Orleans was just ranked as the 4th most fun city in the United States.  Louisiana has received the #5th rank from Area Development, dropping from 8th place.

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trump crowdElection Day is less than two months away.  It’s Clinton and Trump neck and neck in the polls, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson polling 10% of the total vote.  So the candidates are crisscrossing Louisiana trying to squeeze out enough votes to carry the state, right?  Hardly!

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kennedy officeby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

New Senate poll

    The latest poll on the Louisiana U.S. Senate race continues to show Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy in the top spot with Democratic Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell at number two.
    The survey was conducted August 29-30 with 1,017 likely voters by Remington Research Group for The Hayride, a conservative website.
    Kennedy was the choice of 27% of respondents while Campbell captured 16%.
    This was the first poll to include former Klansman David Duke, running as a Republican.  He was the choice of 6% of those surveyed.  Here is the poll:

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Congress house floormuch anxiety over what kind of relief Louisiana can expect in response to the flood disaster surrounding Baton Rouge earlier this month would disperse by wringing the politics out of the disaster funding process.

Observers fret about the relative lack of seniority of Louisiana’s members of Congress, that at least two and possibly three of the most senior will not return, that the most powerful Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise must balance state and party interests, and that past votes against sending money to other locations may come back to haunt the state when discussing the state’s chances of landing a decent sum to assist in paying for cleanup. Without a system so infused with politics, these questions would matter little.

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331px Barack Obama playing golf 2The Great Flood of 2016 has devastated 40,000 homes across the state of Louisiana. Sadly, 13 people have lost their lives in this historic storm, which produced up to 31 inches of rainfall in some areas over the course of four days. This is more rainfall that Los Angeles experiences in four years. It was a storm that was so intense that it only happens once every one thousand years. 

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newman louisiana“What has happened down here is the winds have changed

Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain

The river rose all day

The river rose all night

Louisiana, Louisiana

They're tryin' to wash us away” 

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maness siteThe hair-splitting in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate contest continues its exponential growth, providing a clear indicator of all but one candidate’s insecurities in making it to the inevitable general election runoff.

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mckeithenby Jim Brown

Some 4000 Republican delegates and party officials are converging in Cleveland this week, with Democrats heading for Philadelphia the following week. The old process of picking national candidates in the proverbial smoke filled room has gone by the wayside in favor of party primaries. In the old days, candidates would spend years wooing state party leaders, who would then select delegates and tell them whom to support. 

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 Newspapers are in trouble all across America.  A recent ax to fall is in New Orleans where The Times-Picayune has cut back to publishing three days a week. The reason is simple economics.  Since Katrina in 2005, The Times-Picayune daily circulation has dropped by more than half, from 261,000 subscriptions to a current low of 106,000. 

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