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  • Jindal on CBS: 'Immigration Without Assimilation Is Invasion'

    08/30/2015 9:41:30 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    News Max ^ | 08/30/2015 | Greg Richter
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says all immigrants should come into the country the same way his own parents did —  legally. And they should assimilate. "Immigration without assimilation is invasion that can weaken our country," Jindal said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation."  He made similar comments on ABC's "This Week."
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 August 2015

    08/30/2015 4:51:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 155 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 August 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows August 30th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal; Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans.THIS WEEK (ABC): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Jindal; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sanders; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • Trump, Carson in close fight in Iowa poll

    08/29/2015 8:45:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 63 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | August 29, 23015 | Mark Hensch
    The Bloomberg/Des Moines Register survey released on Saturday finds that the two are tied in Iowa caucus-goer support when voters’ first and second choices for the Republican coronation are combined. Each is the first or second choice of 32 percent of respondents. Trump won the poll overall, getting 23 percent support. Carson comes in second at 18 percent. The next-closest competitors are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at 8 percent each. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are tied for fifth place with 6 percent support each. After them is Carly Fiorina...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channel’s Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fool’s Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitano’s core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • In Katrina commemoration, Obama to cite inequities 'brewing for decades'

    08/27/2015 9:34:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/27/15 | Kevin Liptak
    ....Obama returns to an outwardly thriving New Orleans Thursday to mark strides 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. But underneath the visible recovery lie persistent racial and economic inequities that haven't receded.... ...according to one analysis, African-American households in the city earn more than 50% less than their white counterparts -- well above the national average. Those barometers of racial inequality aren't unique to New Orleans, and haven't dampened the city's enthusiasm for what has otherwise been a steady recovery that includes new construction, jobs and visitors. But the now-chronic gaps between rich and poor, and whites and blacks, were poised...
  • The Washing Away Of Cajun Culture

    08/27/2015 2:26:34 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 08/27/2015 | James Fletcher
    More than a football field of land disappears every hour. As the land erodes, people in coastal communities move "up the bayou" - inland to bigger towns and cities. But as the smaller coastal communities are dispersed, traditional ways of life are under threat. "I am the last generation of fluent speakers of French here," say Cheramie, before launching into a demonstration of the Cajun dialect. "I think French culture is lost." It's not just the language that he sees disappearing. "Our culture of fishing and hunting and trapping, appreciating the marsh - nobody else has what we have here,...
  • Take a Guess Which 4 GOP Candidates Signed a Pledge to Back Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage

    08/26/2015 6:38:59 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 34 replies
    Liberty News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jenna Leigh Richardson
    Out of 17 Republican presidential candidates, 4 have signed a pledge to support a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. The pledge which would define marriage as the union between on man and one woman is sponsored by a non-profit named the National Organization for Marriage. In a press release Tuesday, the group announced the names 4 Republican candidates that have signed the pledge along with 3 that have refused to signed.
  • POLL: MIKE HUCKABEE TAKES SECOND TO DONALD TRUMP

    08/26/2015 10:28:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26,2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee is doing quite well according to two national polls conducted after the first GOP presidential primary debate. One poll has Huckabee in second place behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and another poll has Huckabee listed with the highest favorability rating among 15 GOP presidential candidates; however, former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson takes the highest net favorability rating when comparing the results in totality. A Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted August 21-25 has Huckabee in second behind Trump – the only two candidates with double digits in that poll: Donald Trump – 30.1 percent Mike Huckabee –...
  • NEW NATIONAL POLL: DONALD TRUMP HAS BIGGEST LEAD EVER WITH CARSON A DISTANT 2ND…(40% to Bush 10%)

    08/26/2015 10:19:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 342 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    A new national poll out today by OANN and Gravis Marketing has Trump up to 40%, his YUGEST lead ever over his Republican contenders. Here’s how each candidate rated: oann_trump_forty While Carson’s lead more than doubled, he’s still a distant second place with the rest of the GOP field behind him. Not that Jeb lost a bit as both Cruz and Fiorina gained. Here’s the info on the poll: Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 3,567 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2%....
  • Multiple people shot in Louisiana, including police officer

    08/26/2015 3:46:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    CBSNEWS.com ^ | 8/26/15 | CBS
    SUNSET, Lo. -- Officials are responding to a shooting involving multiple victims in Louisiana, reports CBS affiliate KLFY. Sunset Police have confirmed to KLFY that a police officer has been shot. KLFY is reporting that a man has barricaded himself inside the convenience store near where the shooting took place.
  • Former Ku Klux Klan Leader David Duke Throws Support Behind Donald Trump

    08/25/2015 11:03:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Wrap ^ | August 25, 2015 | Itay Hod
    Trump is “the best of the lot,” Duke says of GOP frontrunner GOP frontrunner Donald Trump can count on at least one die-hard fan: former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke. Self described “racial realist,” Duke, praised Trump during a recent rant during his online radio show, calling the business mogul a “good salesman.” Duke, who ran unsuccessfully for president as a Democrat in 1988 and later served in the Louisiana House of Representatives, also said he liked Trump because of “the fact that he’s come out on the immigration issue,” adding, “he’s an entrepreneur and he has a...
  • Infamous Katrina figure visible in Jeb Bush campaign video

    08/25/2015 8:55:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 25, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    Jeb Bush's campaign on Tuesday put out a video highlighting his hurricane response record as governor of Florida as the nation marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. But at one point, the campaign spot features Bush standing next to then-Federal Emergency Management Agency head Michael Brown, one of the most infamous figures of the George W. Bush administration's widely criticized response to the disaster. The two-minute video features clips of hurricanes and Bush back when he was governor, interspersed with expert testimonials about Bush's leadership during disasters, which frequently affect the state he governed in the early to mid-2000s....
  • Planned Parenthood sues to stop funding cuts in Louisiana

    08/25/2015 5:27:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/25/15 | Letitia Stein
    Planned Parenthood asked a federal court on Tuesday to block Louisiana's efforts to defund its clinics in the state in reaction to the release of secretly recorded videos about how the group handles the tissue of aborted fetuses. Louisiana was the first of three Southern states to announce plans to end its contract with the reproductive health organization to provide medical services to low-income residents. Alabama and Arkansas have taken similar steps. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, cited the release of videos this summer by a national anti-abortion group, the Center for Medical Progress....
  • Katrina swept away failing school system in New Orleans

    08/25/2015 3:24:44 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Amid the rubble and rebuilding efforts, unseen by most Americans was a profound rebuilding of a major American city’s education system. Tragically, it took a hurricane to do this. But out of Katrina’s death and destruction rose one of the greatest transformations ever witnessed in American public education. A decade later, education reformers highlight the “Katrina effect” in education innovation and reform. Katrina left most New Orleans schools literally underwater. Most schools remained officially closed for months. Many New Orleans families fled the city to escape the floods and rebuild lives; some never returned. Many students who remained missed months...
  • Planned Parenthood Sues Louisiana After Bobby Jindal De-Funds Abortion Biz

    08/25/2015 2:45:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt Aug 25, 2015
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business has filed a lawsuit against the state of Louisiana after Governor Bobby Jindal made the decision to yank its taxpayer funding. Jindal cut Planned Parenthood’s funding after a national scandal involving the abortion company selling the body parts of aborted babies. When Louisiana cut Planned Parenthood fnuding Jindal’s office said, “Governor Jindal and DHH decided to give the required 30-day notice to terminate the Planned Parenthood Medicaid provider contract because Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the State of Louisiana in regards to respecting human life. Pending the ongoing investigation, DHH reserves the...
  • Trump Way Ahead in New Hampshire; Sanders Leads Clinton

    08/25/2015 8:19:32 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 17 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/25/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we've done anywhere since he entered the race. Trump laps the Republican field with 35% to 11% for John Kasich, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 7% each for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 6% for Ben Carson, 4% each for Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Rand Paul. Candidates falling outside the top ten in the state are Rick Perry at 2%, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal all at less...
  • Louisiana State Police dies after being shot, taunted

    08/24/2015 10:05:11 AM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    msn.com ^ | 8/24/15 | John Bacon
    A Louisiana State Police dies Monday after authorities say he was shot in the head and then taunted when he stopped to provide aide to a man whose truck was stuck in a ditch............
  • Birthers Say These 4 GOP Candidates May Be Ineligible To Be President

    08/18/2015 2:12:52 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 16 replies
    Taking Points Memo ^ | August 17, 2015 | Cahterine Thompson
    The birther movement has come home to roost as the Republican presidential primary heats up. snip Ted Cruz snip Marco Rubio snip Bobby Jindal snip Rick Santorum In a column published last week on the conspiracy theory website WND, author Jack Cashill noted that questions had been raised about whether four of the 17 candidates in the GOP field were really "natural born citizens" and therefore eligible to run for President.
  • BIG CHANGES FOR 9 CANDIDATES IN 'BIRTHRIGHT' RATING

    08/22/2015 3:25:13 PM PDT · by Nep Nep · 30 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Fri, Aug 21st 2015 @ 11:08 am EDT | Roy Beck
    BUSH: changed Rating from No Action to VERY HARMFULCARSON: from No Action to VERY GOODCHRISTIE: from No Action to GOODCRUZ: from No Action to VERY GOODFIORINA: from Unhelpful to VERY HARMFULJINDAL: from No Action to VERY GOODPERRY: from No Action to UNHELPFULRUBIO: from No Action to VERY HARMFULTRUMP: from No Action to EXCELLENTIn addition, the following candidates stuck with the positions (and Ratings) that they had previously staked out. (Santorum and Paul deserve special recognition for taking strong stands long before Trump stirred the media's interest this past week.)EXCELLENT: SantorumVERY GOOD: Paul1st STEPS: GrahamNO POSITION: Chaffee, WalkerUNHELPFUL: Biden, Clinton, Sanders,...
  • Jindal to screen Planned Parenthood videos outside mansion during pro-choice protest

    08/20/2015 12:57:02 PM PDT · by magellan · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Aug 20, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    Louisiana governor and GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal will counter pro-Planned Parenthood protests today with a protest of his own -- in the form of a continuous video loop of the seven undercover videos showing illegal abortions and fetal harvesting by Planned Parenthood clinics. The videos, some of which include graphic footage of abortion workers sorting through the dismembered arms, legs and other body parts of aborted babies as old as 20-weeks gestation, will show on an outdoor movie theater outside the Louisiana governor's mansion. The pro-Planned Parenthood protest is set to take place at 4:30 CT. The screening of...
  • Jindal’s Pro-Life Jujitsu

    08/22/2015 9:25:26 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    Ricochet ^ | August 20, 2015 | Jon Gabriel
    Bobby Jindal earned a poll surge today with a smart piece of political jujitsu. Unlike most politicos, Jindal understands that a major source of liberal power is their ability to set the narrative. Since progressives control most of the media and pop culture, they set the terms of the debate. Ferguson, Missouri, has been wracked by violence for a year due to a coordinated lie accusing a racist cop of gunning down an innocent black teen with his hands up, pleading “don’t shoot!” The press lionized a Texas backbencher for bravely defending women’s health, even though Wendy Davis was blocking...
  • Immigration Could Get Push From Pope Francis When He Visits the USA

    08/21/2015 1:03:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 08/21/2015 | Emily Wilkins
    Many advocates for revamping immigration laws have tried to coax Congress into action over the years, but a particularly powerful one will be arriving next month: Pope Francis. Lawmakers and immigration activists expect the pontiff’s message will resonate beyond Capitol Hill and inspire members of Congress and their constituents. The pope's U.S. schedule includes an address to Congress on Sept. 24 and a meeting two days later with immigrants and Hispanic families at Philadelphia’s Independence Mall. “He’s been clear on our failure to respond appropriately to immigrants and refugees,” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., told CQ. “I don’t think anyone will...
  • At Mansion Protest, Jindal Makes Planned Parenthood Activists

    08/21/2015 11:25:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    When Planned Parenthood activists showed up at Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R-LA) mansion in Baton Rouge Thursday, in protest of his plan to defund the state's organization, his administration responded in an unexpected, yet powerful way: they made the protesters face the inhumanity they were supporting: In a news release this morning, Governor Jindal says his office will set up a movie screen and speakers and play on loop the videos of Planned Parenthood employees talking about the harvesting of unborn babies to sell on the open market. Wow. Well played, governor. Jindal explained that the activists are free to protest...
  • NFL Star Benjamin Watson Takes on Race and Religion in New Book

    enjamin Watson, a tight end for the New Orleans Saints, releases his first book on Nov. 17, 2015, with Tyndale Momentum, an imprint of Tyndale Publishers. Watson's book, co-written with Ken Peterson, is entitled Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race—and Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us. After initially ignoring calls to write a book about his thoughts on certain hot-button issues, NFL tight end and outspoken Christian Benjamin Watson has decided to tackle race and religion head-on in his first book, Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race—And Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations...
  • Jindal to screen Planned Parenthood videos outside mansion during pro-abort protest

    08/20/2015 5:04:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 8/20/15 | Dustin Siggins
    Louisiana governor and GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal will counter pro-Planned Parenthood protests today with a protest of his own -- in the form of a continuous video loop of the seven undercover videos showing illegal abortions and fetal harvesting by Planned Parenthood clinics. The videos, some of which include graphic footage of abortion workers sorting through the dismembered arms, legs and other body parts of aborted babies as old as 20-weeks gestation, will show on an outdoor movie theater outside the Louisiana governor's mansion. The pro-Planned Parenthood protest is set to take place at 4:30 CT. The screening of...
  • Petition Seeks to Make Former ‘Daily Show’ Host Jon Stewart a Presidential Debate Moderator

    08/20/2015 4:52:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    Over 85,000 people have signed a Change.org petition that wants the satirical host to moderate a 2016 presidential debate. “Over the last 16 years, Jon Stewart has played an influential and iconic role in covering U.S. politics and media,” the petition reads. “We believe he should continue that tradition as a moderator at one of the 2016 Presidential Debates.” The petition is surging on Change.org with it growing by more than 1200 percent since Wednesday, according to the site.
  • Hurricane Danny forms in the Atlantic; 1st of the season

    08/20/2015 8:10:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    AP ^ | Staff
    MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Danny has formed in the Atlantic, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. Danny's maximum sustained winds Thursday morning have increased to near 75 mph (120 kph) and additional strengthening is forecast during the next two days. The hurricane is centered about 1,090 miles (1,755 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands and is moving west-northwest near 12 mph (19 kph).
  • 5 states defund and 13 states investigate Planned Parenthood

    08/20/2015 5:36:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | Danny Burton
    Since the release of the first incriminating Planned Parenthood video from the Center for Medical Progress, a flurry of investigations have ensued. These videos at least show evidence indicating a strong likelihood of illegal activity, and at worst show despicable, callous disregard for the law, human life, and women. Here are the ongoing official investigations and government actions taken against Planned Parenthood. As of Wednesday, five states have made moves to defund Planned Parenthood, or end participation in the funneling of federal money to the unscrupulous organization. These states are New Hampshire, Utah, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama. Thirteen states have...
  • LA 'black ball' reservoir rollout potential 'disaster' in the making, say experts

    08/19/2015 6:35:47 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Hollie McKay
    LA's scheme to cover a reservoir under 96 million "shade balls" may not be all it is touted to be, experts told FoxNews.com, with some critics going so far as to refer to the plan as a "potential disaster." *snip* "Black spheres resting in the hot sun will form a thermal blanket speeding evaporation as well as providing a huge amount of new surface area for the hot water to breed bacteria," said Matt MacLeod, founder of the California biotech firm Modern Moon Farms. "Disaster. It’s going to be a bacterial nightmare.”
  • Third Louisiana Public Water Supply Site Tests Positive for Brain-Eating Amoeba

    08/19/2015 1:07:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | August 19, 2015 | Katy Galimberti
    Public officials are in the process of eliminating Naegleria Fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba that thrives in warm water, from another drinking water supply in Louisiana. Naegleria Fowleri was detected during routine tests on Aug. 5 at a utility district in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, roughly 80 miles from New Orleans... According to the local fire department, the Schriever Water System serves approximately 97,000 residents in the Houma area. .. While officials say the water is safe for drinking, residents are urged to use caution with the water, not letting it get into their nose. Humans are infected when water containing the...
  • Obama to mark Katrina anniversary

    08/19/2015 12:41:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Aug. 19, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, President Obama will visit the city to celebrate its recovery. Obama on Aug. 27 will meet with Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D), tour neighborhoods and meet with local residents. He will deliver a speech hailing the city’s rebuilding efforts and how they have helped spur economic innovation, the White House said. The 2005 storm was the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, flooding 80 percent of the city, killing more than 1,800 people and leaving a million people displaced. New Orleans was still reeling from Katrina’s aftermath when Obama first took office, and...
  • Under assault, Planned Parenthood blames Jindal for making a ‘shambles’ of health care

    08/18/2015 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    thelensnola.org/ ^ | 8.18.2015 | Melissa Flournoy, Contributing opinion writer
    During Bobby Jindal’s two terms as governor, his administration has blocked Medicaid expansion in Louisiana, cut public health care funding to the bone, closed mental health facilities, closed the Baton Rouge General-Mid City emergency room, closed the publicly funded Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, and has not adequately funded the new University Medical Center in New Orleans. A 50-state study puts Jindal’s Louisiana in second-to-last place for children’s health outcomes. Under Jindal’s tenure as governor, Louisiana has had some of the highest rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis and HIV/AIDS in the nation. Teen pregnancy and teen...
  • 'A Decade on and Hurricane Katrina is Still with us in New Orleans’

    08/17/2015 10:25:55 AM PDT · by Cecily · 25 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 17, 2015 | Josie Ensor
    Scott and Kimberly Roberts clung to each other in the attic of their clapboard home, praying the gale-force winds and rising flood water would not carry them away. With shaking hands, they captured the moment they were hit by Hurricane Katrina – one of the fiercest storms in living memory – on a $20 camera they had bought just days before. “I decided to film because I realised we weren’t going to be able to leave,” Mrs Roberts, 34, said. “And just in case it happened how people said it was going to happen, I wanted to capture it. “The...
  • The Harsh Human Cost of Defunding Planned Parenthood

    08/16/2015 2:21:46 PM PDT · by unlearner · 16 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/16/2015 | RENEE CRAMER
    Responding to shock videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, government officials in Louisiana, New Hampshire and Alabama (and, most recently, Arkansas) have moved to defund Planned Parenthood. Now the White House has entered the fray, warning these states that defunding may break the law. Through a network of affiliated clinics, Planned Parenthood provides health care services to millions of women across the country, especially low-income and young women who have few options for care.
  • The battle to erase history moves to New Orleans(update!)

    08/16/2015 8:23:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 8/15/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As a committee of city government called Thursday for taking down four controversial statues that celebrate Confederate officials and a white supremacist group’s violent fight against a biracial state government during Reconstruction, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office said it is looking into whether he can use the power of his office to keep the monuments in place. The monuments, including the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee atop the column at a St. Charles Avenue traffic circle, should be taken down under an ordinance that allows the City Council to remove public statues that celebrate racist ideologies or are likely to...
  • Trump triumphs in new Missouri poll; H. Clinton cruises past Bernie Sanders(Trump 23%,Jeb&Ben 11%)

    08/13/2015 3:49:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Donald Trump reigns in Missouri, at least right now. A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows him leading the Republican field in the state with 23 percent to 11 percent each for Jeb Bush and Ben Carson. Mike Huckabee got 10 percent to 9 percent for Ted Cruz, 8 percent for Scott Walker, 7 percent for Carly Fiorina, 6 percent for Marco Rubio and 4 percent each for John Kasich and Rand Paul. Other candidates are at 1 percent or less: Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and George Pataki. Jim Gilmore and Lindsey Graham have no...
  • Obama administration to Louisiana, Alabama: You can’t defund Planned Parenthood

    08/13/2015 1:08:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Can states restrict Medicaid funding to keep it from flowing to the nation’s largest abortion-mill chain? The Obama administration says no, and has fired warning shots across bows of two states that moved to block funds to Planned Parenthood. Louisiana and Alabama both vowed to cut off funds as a series of undercover investigative videos exposes their business practices on organ harvesting and revenue, but the White House warned yesterday that they do not have that authority: [T]he White House points out that federal law says Medicaid beneficiaries may obtain services from any qualified provider and that cutting Planned...
  • Obama Admin Threatens Alabama and Louisiana After They De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    08/13/2015 12:15:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    life news ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration is threatening two states after they made the decision to cut funding to the Planned Parenthood abortion business in the wake of a series of videos exposing how Planned Parenthood sells aborted babies and their body parts. Alabama became the third state to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business in the wake of five videos exposing how the abortion giant sells the body parts of aborted babies for research. The state followed Louisiana, which is revoking a contract with Planned Parenthood using state Medicaid dollars, and New Hampshire, which zapped $650,000 in state taxpayer funding. In Alabama,...
  • Chinese company brings jobs to Houston for massive Louisiana chemical plant

    08/12/2015 6:25:03 AM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    Houston Business Journal ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Suzanne Edwards
    Yuhuang Chemical Inc., the Houston-based North American subsidiary of China-based Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd., has added 55 jobs to its corporate office in Houston and will continue to add more to support the development of its $1.85 billion methanol production complex in Louisiana. Yuhuang Chemical announced on Aug. 10 that it reached an agreement to transport gas on the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line, owned by Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Williams Cos. Inc. (NYSE: WMB), to serve the methanol complex. In addition to serving Yuhuang chemical, the Transco pipeline system also serves the Sabine Pass liquefaction project under development by Houston-based Cheniere...
  • Ku Klux Klan fliers appear in neighborhood near Mandeville; authorities investigating

    08/11/2015 1:34:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/11/15 | James Varney, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    St. Tammany Parish authorities are investigating the distribution over the weekend of Ku Klux Klan fliers in a community near Mandeville. The range of the distribution remained unclear Tuesday morning (Aug. 11). "I don't know if we're ever going to get a clear picture of how many there were," said Capt. George Bonnett, a spokesman for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. "Someone was just kind of driving down the street, flinging them in front yards." The yards were in the Hidden Pines subdivision. Some residents reported finding plastic sandwich bags weighted with a rock or a piece of candy....
  • Seattle teacher who drank alcohol on field trip fired

    08/11/2015 12:49:02 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 33 replies
    Komonews.com ^ | 8/7/15 | KOMO News staff
    UPDATE: Carol Burton, the popular Garfield High School choir teacher who admitted to drinking alcohol on a school field trip, has been fired, according to Seattle Public Schools. In a Friday night news release, the district said it had found "that probable cause existed to terminate" Burton's employment. SEATTLE - A popular Seattle choir teacher - who admits to drinking during a school trip - believes that she's going to be fired. "I had 2½ alcoholic beverages on this trip and they are, without a doubt, the most expensive drinks I've ever had in my life. They are costing my...
  • Three More States End Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

    08/10/2015 11:37:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 7, 2015 | 5:00 PM EDT | Abigail Wilkinson
    Three more states—Alabama, Louisiana, and New Hampshire—have cut off state funding to Planned Parenthood (PP) in the wake of recent videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that appear to show PP officials negotiating over the sale of aborted baby organs and tissue. The three are the latest states to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ended state funding of abortion-performing facilities, including Planned Parenthood, in 2011. According to LifeSiteNews, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, and Texas also prohibit state funds from going to any facility that performs abortions. …
  • Man charged with shooting Shreveport officer held without bond

    08/09/2015 12:17:54 PM PDT · by BBell · 1 replies
    SHREVEPORT, La. — A grand jury will hear evidence in the fall against the man accused of killing a police officer in the northwest Louisiana city of Shreveport, prosecutors said during a brief hearing Friday. Grover Cannon, 27, appeared via video link before Judge Ramona Emanuel, who ordered him held without bond in Wednesday's shooting death of Officer Thomas LaValley.
  • Republican decries GOP double standard (Chris McDaniel)

    12/30/2014 1:53:27 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/30/14 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel (R) on Tuesday accused Republican leaders of enforcing a double standard in their response to the revelation that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke to a white supremacist group in 2002. ADVERTISEMENTMcDaniel nearly took out Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) in the this year's GOP Senate primary. He was the target of attacks from the National Republican Senatorial Committee and some in the state GOP who said he should withdraw from the race because he had booked a speaking engagement at a conservative rally alongside a white nationalist. McDaniel ultimately withdrew from the rally....
  • Planned Parenthood on GOP Debate: “Shocking and Disgusting” That They Want to De-Fund Us

    08/09/2015 5:22:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Life news ^ | Aug 7, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    A Planned Parenthood abortion business vice-president is not happy with the pro-life Republicans at last night’s GOP debates who said they would de-fund and investigate Planned Parenthood after it was repeatedly caught selling the body parts of aborted babies. Most of the Republican candidates took strongly pro-life positions on abortion, including Scott Walker, Mario Rubio and Bobby Jindal. That didn’t it well with Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood. “It was the most shocking moment of last night’s debate: Senator Marco Rubio proudly coming clean and supporting a complete ban on abortion,” she said. SIGN THE PETITION! Congress...
  • This Was the Standard (Steve Scalise)

    12/31/2014 5:04:33 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 12/30/14 | Erick Erickson
    (tweet) Brad Dayspring Candidates who associate with white nationalists & segregationists events give away #GOP seats to Democrats. http://bit.ly/1scpnwC #MSsen 10:30 AM - 3 Apr 2014 But that was before it was a member of the Republican Leadership who did that. Conservatives headed to Washington and asked to vote for Rep. John Boehner need to realize that the leadership in place now isn’t far removed from the pigs at the end of Animal Farm. They view themselves as more equal than others.
  • 2016 GOP field weighs in on Trump's 'blood' comment

    08/08/2015 8:28:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 08/08/2015 | Daniella Diaz and Eugene Scott, CNN
    Watch Jake Tapper's interview with Donald Trump on "State of the Union" Sunday at 9 a.m. ET. Washington (CNN) GOP presidential candidates on Saturday were quick to condemn Donald Trump's controversial comments about Fox News host and GOP debate moderator Megyn Kelly.The remarks resulted in an outcry from conservatives and resulted in Erick Erickson disinviting Trump from the RedState Gathering, a conservative event featuring GOP presidential hopefuls this weekend in Atlanta.RELATED: Donald Trump's 'blood' comment about Megyn Kelly backfiresTrump tried to clarify his comments after the interview, tweeting, "Re Megyn Kelly quote: 'you could see there was blood coming out...
  • Jindal: Obama ‘Declared War on Trans Fats and a Ceasefire’ With [Iran]

    08/07/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – During a “voters first presidential forum” in New Hampshire on Monday, GOP presidential candidate Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal criticized President Barack Obama’s deal with Iran, saying he “declared war on trans fats and a ceasefire with the largest state-sanctioned sponsor of terrorism.” “This is a bad deal. He’s declared war on trans fats and a ceasefire with the largest state-sanctioned sponsor of terrorism,” said Jindal regarding the nuclear deal with Iran. As CNSNews.com previously reported, the Food and Drug Administration ruled in June that trans fat is not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food and gave...
  • GOP underdogs go after Clinton, Obama; downplay long odds at first debate

    08/06/2015 3:45:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/06/2015
    Seven Republican primary underdogs downplayed their long political odds Thursday in Cleveland and directed their jabs instead at President Obama and Hillary Clinton, each seeking a break-out in the first of two presidential debates. All candidates on the Fox News/Facebook stage were united in opposition to the newly struck nuclear deal with Iran, hammering administration policies as they largely avoided tangling with each other. "The first thing I will do is tear up that agreement with Iran," former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said. Almost every candidate on stage took a shot at Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner. South Carolina Sen....
  • Shreveport police: Officer shot, killed; manhunt ongoing (1)

    08/06/2015 7:20:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 6, 2015
    SHREVEPORT, La. (August 6, 2015) — Police in northwest Louisiana say an officer has died after being shot while on duty, and a manhunt for a suspect is under way. Shreveport police spokesman Bill Goodin tells The Associated Press that investigators believe they know who the suspect is and are obtaining a warrant for his arrest.