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The nation’s eyes were on US Senator John Kennedy, Republican from Louisiana.  In his high-pitched, southern drawl, now institutionalized on cable news interviews, Kennedy asked Judge Brett Kavanaugh, if he believed in God. The other questions were carefully positioned so that Judge Kavanaugh  would realize the solemity of the moment and tell the Senator and the world that everything he said, he meant, under the risk of perjury. 

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Is it "criminal" or "justice"?

Regardless, Donald Trump is in the middle of philosophical or political or election battle involving Louisiana's US Senator John Kennedy and the current Governor, John Bel Edwards.

To be clear: "criminal" riminal, not as in a crime has been committed, but criminal in the more figure-of-speech connotation, meaning, simply "wrong". "Justice", not in the legal sense, but as in doing what is "right and just" regardless of emotions and sympathies.

 

So, is a letter from Senator Kennedy to President Donald Trump sent one day prior to Edwards's visit to talk criminal justice reform with President Donald Trump, "criminal or justice"?  

More evidence:


On Monday, Governor Edwards announced that he was being invited to participate in a criminal justice event at Bedminister (see Edwards’s announcement, below). The invitation, as did a prior one earlier during Edwards's administration, came directly form the President. Trump is a Republican and Edwards, a Republican.

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According to the just-released Morning Consult poll, Louisiana US Senator John Kennedy has a 51-25-24 percent favorable-unfavorable-uncertain/don’t know rating among Louisiana voters. The more senior US Senator, Bill Cassidy possesses a 48-27-25% rating.

Both US Senators from Louisiana are former Democrats, now Republicans in a strong conservative-Republican state.

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kennedy faceOn Sunday, Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana, now, a regular face on national talk shows, did some Face the Nation face-time, discussing matters of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and the EPA's Scott Pruitt.

Kennedy who has garnered a tremendous amount of national media coverage considering he is now entering into his second year as a US Senator, responded to questions on both issues. Part of the "Kennedy attraction" might be his penchant for folksy phrases and plain-talking-- such as the kind he used Sunday. on the CBS morning talk show. For instance, in describing the attorney for Facebook who appeared in front of the Senate in the past, Kennedy said the attorney, "Could talk a dog off a meat wagon".

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TJBE 5mILLIONoday, Gov. John Bel Edwards filed his annual campaign finance report showing that his campaign had $5,013,461.97 cash on hand at the halfway point of his term as governor. 
 
In 2017, Gov. Edwards raised $2,145,518.56 in contributions, with 85 percent of the contributions coming from the citizens of Louisiana.  Gov. Edwards also limited his fundraising, according to state law, to months when the Louisiana Legislature was not in session.
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hsh capitolAs of now, what is the shape of the Louisiana political waterfront?

This was the gist of  a series of questions I asked political analyst and pollster Bernie Pinsonat during a Facebook and Twitter live video conference we held on Wednesday. 

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Morning Consult has issued its "definitive" US Senate approval rankings revealing the popularity of the 100 US Senators within their own respective states. 

 

 

 

 

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kennedy cnnToday, US Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana once again appeared on Cable morning news. The topic for discussion today was President Donald Trump, the immigration bill, possible shut down of the federal government and what he would do if he had control over the situation.

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kennedy cnnIf you’ve been anywhere near a television set lately, whether in Baton Rouge or Boca Raton, you probably have watched that man with the wry grin, slow southern drawl, high-pitch voice answering questions about why he dissected the Trump judicial nominee, why he’s “fer or agin” tax reform, or  whether the Russian probe is a worthwhile endeavor.

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Donald Trump, top 2017 news story, bar none

trump 2017It would be an understatement to say that this past year has been controversial on the political scene.  Three major stories dominated the news from my perspective.  Obviously at the top of the list was the continuing saga of Donald Trump.  Then there was the Alabama Senate race that became the nation’s number one soap opera.  And we learned that the government spends millions of dollars running down rumors of UFOs.

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