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michael bagnerisjpg dbea801c56ca1c69Based upon a new poll, initially published by LaPolitics, the two top male candidates appear to be rising in the polls and two leading candidates, both females, are dropping.

In the Verne Kennedy’s Market Research Insight poll just released, only six points separate three candidates but a fourth candidate is beginning to make a move.  

WTF! Donald Trump remains obsessed with Russia, and it isn’t because global warming is melting Siberia. On August 9th, it was recently reported, Trump phoned Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, to tell Mitch he was a bleeping #@%*, (or such), for not protecting him from Congressional inquiries into Russia.

guessAh, the wisdom found in the New York Times.  America’s newspaper (at least according to them) seems to find a reason every week to denigrate the backwards homefolks that populate Louisiana.  Certainly some debasement is justified particularly when it comes to disparaging the state’s political establishment.  But there’s one area that is sacrosanct and off limits to even the least well informed news editor.  Whatever you do or write, don’t mess with LSU football. 

The last thing New Orleans needs with inadequate pumping and a horrific flooding event only weeks ago, is another potential flooding event.  According to the City of New Orleans and Mayor Mitch Landrieu, much depends upon whether the rain band stalls.

harvey22Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is bracing for Tropical Depression Harvey, which is expected to become a Tropical Storm. On Thursday, Governor Edwards will meet with the Unified Command Group (UCG) to receive updates on Tropical Depression Harvey at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). Following the meeting, Gov. Edwards will host a press conference to discuss the latest information on the storm

fq owensWith bad weather causing rain delays and otherinteferences, the New Orleans French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project is now on a different course. Here is a press statement from the City of New Orleans

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In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a Louisiana Treasurer’s election coming up to replace John Kennedy, now the US Senator.

Yawn.

harvey1New Orleans certainly would prefer to be in better shape as Tropical Depression Harvey moves towards Texas.

However, on Tuesday,

Landrieu tweeted, “We are watching systems in/near Gulf very closely and have entire team preparing just in case. No reason to panic

time to healSo, Donald Trump says it is time for America to come together.

Today, he will give a speech to the American Legion and he is reported to say, “"It is time to heal the wounds that have divided us, and to seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us. We are one people, with one home, and one flag."

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derrick edwardsAccording to John Couvillion of JMC Analytics and Polling, the Louisiana Treasurer's race is currently a two candidates contest.

Democrat Derrick Edwards is leading the pack with Republican Angele Davis in second, behind by 11 points but significantly ahead of her fellow Republican competitors.

JMC Analytics was commissioned to conduct the poll. 

tillerson pressLast night, President Donald Trump spoke to the nation about his new strategy in Afghanistan. The reviews were somewhat mixed.  Some felt he was "wagging the dog" due to a horrendous past week as President, trying to divert attention to the world stage and away from the issue of race, bigotry and Charlottesville.  Others felt he finally stepped up to the position.  Still, others, particularly Breitbart followers felt he betrayed his campaign promise and is only getting American involved in greater combat and investment of American blood and treasure.

KapernickAs the NFL gets ready to begin another season, it seems that the national anthem protest is expanding. Last night, in a preseason game against the New York Giants, approximately 12 Cleveland Browns players kneeled during the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” our national anthem. The purpose of the sideline demonstration was to show their opposition to police brutality and racial injustice in America today. 

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