Both the Louisiana Democratic Party and the Charlie Melancon, candidate for US Senate  are touting a  “internal poll memo” which says that democrat Melancon is only one point from his major  opponent, republican Senator  David Vitter.

PAR has announced , today, that JIm Brandt will  be retiring from the leadership position at the organization.    Here is  the press release by the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR).

The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) today announced that PAR President Jim Brandt is retiring from the organization at the end of this year following 11 years of dedicated service.

On Wednesday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was on of the  speakers in Lafayette Louisiana addressed thousands of people concerned about the deep water  drilling  moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.

The event, called Rally for Economic Survival was  the first major citizen response to President Obama's drilling moratorium.  

The Unified Command center responding to the BP Oil Spill has announced that a severe weather response due to a  tropical depression that threatens to be a tropical storm.

Louisiana Governor Jindal and others made their presence and their feelings about the Gulf of Mexico Deep Drilling Moratorium, today, in Lafayette. 

Jindal was one of the speakers who blasted the Obama administration for  a moratorium on drilling  of  oil  in the deep waters of the gulf.  The moratorium was installed as  a result  of the BP oil spill.

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A tropical wave in the Carribbean, might worsen which could delay work to plug the BP Gulf of Mexico leak up to 10 to 14 days depending upon weather conditions and if the system strengthens.  Allen said the weather could force vessels to move away  from the spill operation. 

"Any operations out there would have to be suspended whether it's containment or the relief well," retired U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen told reporters during a telephone briefing.

Elena Kagan, the Solicitor General and President Barack Obama's nominee to become the newest member of the US Supreme Court passed the first major hurcle.  Kagain, in a 13-6 vote was endorsed by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Talks of a Chris Paul trade continue.
Paul in a Bobcats or a Magic uniform are in the news again. It's unlikely CP3 will be wearing another uniform until after next season.


The thought of getting Paul puts a twinkle in the eyes of decision-makers with the Bobcats and Magic. There are number of places Paul could wind up, and Charlotte -- near his suburban home in Winston-Salem and possessing a Hall-of-Fame coach in Larry Brown -- should be among the viable candidates. Michael   Jordan is the Bobcats owner now and Paul is a Jordan Brand endorser.

Standing in front of a seafood processing company today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined commercial fishermen and processors to highlight the vital role commercial fishing plays in Louisiana and the Governor called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to move quickly to begin testing Louisiana’s waters in order to safely reopen commercial fishing areas closed as a result of oil spill. Earlier today, Governor Jindal met with commercial fishermen and processors at Harlon’s LA Fishing, a seafood processing company in Kenner.

According to the AP, a White House spokesman says BP’s ruptured oil well is leaking at the top, along with seepage
The AP says that leaks could mean the cap on the well has to be opened to prevent oil and gas from escaping elsewhere.
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