Below is the transcript of President Obama's statement Monday morning regarding recent terror attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota
THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. I want to say a few words about the explosions that occurred here in New York City and New Jersey and the other devices that have been found in New Jersey. I’ve been monitoring the situation closely and receiving frequent updates from my team. And I’ve just been briefed again by FBI Director Comey. In addition, I've had a chance to speak with Governors Cuomo and Christie, as well as Mayor de Blasio.
On Friday, Chris Stelly, the Executive Director for Louisiana Entertainment for Louisiana Economic Development, will join Stephen Sabludowsky, Publisher of Bayoubuzz for a Facebook Live.
Yesterday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced his official endorsement of Caroline Fayard in the race for U.S. Senate.
Major insurers such as Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare recently announced their exit from state-sponsored insurance exchanges while the uninsured rate has fallen to a historic low, bringing into question the cost and quality of health care in America.
Louisiana’s Republican Party wisely pulled back on a resolution that reputes to prevent felons from running for office using its label, but pledges made to try again continue to ignore what state and constitutional law have to say on the process.
by Jim W. Miller
Luck is not a good draft strategy for O-linemen
After three pre-season games, it is becoming apparent that the Saints will go about as far this season as their offensive line will take them. And, judging by what we have seen so far, Sports Illustrated prediction of six wins and last place in the NFC South is becoming hauntingly possible. You only need to look at the team’s strategy of acquiring offensive linemen during the Sean Payton era to see how things have declined to this point.
The GOP has just sent this email as a press release:
On the heels of a successful speech, Republican Nominee Donald J. Trump and his running mate, Governor Mike Pence, flew into Baton Rouge, Louisiana morning to visit the surrounding communities of Denham Springs and the city of Central.
Historic flooding has devastated the Bayou State during the multi-day storms that hovered over the region. The initial estimates in the cost of damages the storms and floods affecting South Louisiana are in at over $20 billion. Over 30,000 people have were rescued and 12 people have died. Most have been displaced from their homes.
Thursday afternoon, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced the issuance of an Emergency Rule which allows greater protection and flexibility for policyholders impacted by recent flooding. The action taken by Commissioner Donelon was authorized by Governor John Bel Edwards’ Executive Order 2016-58 granting the Commissioner temporary authority to implement emergency insurance rules.
Forgive me if I have problems seeing the true, the REAL Donald Trump.
I thought I had a vivid impression of him. His face, his demeanor his philosophy, his political strategy seemed so clear.
Until this week. Now, he is a fog of an image.
Yesterday, Donald Trump suddenly read via teleprompter that he has regrets for words he has used during the campaign. Yet, he has not told us which words he regrets.
Does he have regrets telling his critics that they are lying about his promoting racists tweets, and one in particular, a Jewish star with a cache of cash in back of Hillary Clinton?
Donald Trump has had the month, from hell as he has gone from one gaffe or mistake to another. His poll numbers have dropped significantly nationally and in the battleground states. On Wednesday he changed course and replaced campaign managers, although, his campaign is spinning it, saying they added staff.