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cassidyby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Clout takes a big hit

    Poof!  That’s what happened to Louisiana’s clout in Congress when Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her Senate seat to Republican Bill Cassidy.

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landrieu-cassidyIs the Bill Cassidy LSU double-billing controversy jigged or rigged?

 

Is the "jigged-up" Bill Cassidy LSU double-pay controversy over, dead and gone, as at least one conservative commentator claims?  Or, has a just-released LSU audit of the "scandal" that arose during the last moments of the very hotly contested election  between former US  Senator Mary Landrieu and then US Rreepsentative Cassidy, been rigged due to powerful influences?   Apparently, according to the public sentiments of the two bloggers who broke the story, Lamar White Jr. and Jason Berry, the audit is worthless.

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cassidyby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
The amount of money being spent these days to win an elected office at the local, state, and national levels just boggles the mind. Obtaining power certainly does not come cheap.

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election-mapby Pat Culverhouse, Republished from Fax-Net, with permission 

Love that Mark Twain. “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed,” the Missouri Muse wrote once upon a time.
    Your Humble Observer has been guilty of being both un and mis in the area of informed. That’s a major part of the reason I rarely respond to the writing of columnists. Most of them are more than a little smarter than YHO, so I hesitate to contradict.

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Mary Landrieu forgot politics is local
Thursday, 11 December 2014 08:39

tip-oneilby Jim Brown

Former U.S. House speaker Tip O’Neill said it time and time again.  All politics is local. I interviewed Tip on a New Orleans television show I hosted back in the 1990s.  He went on for sometime that you have to be intimately involved in your home state, if you want to survive.  It’s a lesson that Senator Mary Landrieu forgot. 

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obamacare-deadThe last race in the country for the U.S. Senate is over.  On Saturday, Louisiana voters elected Congressman Bill Cassidy to serve as their next U.S. Senator.  It is unusual for an incumbent senator to be defeated for re-election in Louisiana but this election was unusual from the beginning.

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crouere-wgsoThis morning U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) appeared as a guest on my radio program, Ringside Politics, on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans. 

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 obama-letterTwo major issues today—Barack Obama’s executive order and the upcoming US Senate race.

Our inbox today is inundated with emails trying to belittle the competition or put their sides in the best light.

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mcconnellThere are two ways to view what transpired in Louisiana and in Washington DC involving yesterday’s Keystone Pipeline XL debate.

Mary Landrieu did not win.

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stevie-wonderPeople wonder if Mary Landrieu can pull out a close one, once again.

Legendary musician Stevie Wonder is trying to make sure she does.

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