Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,784
25%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 25% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

US: Louisiana (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • As Goes North Carolina, So go Republican hopes to take over the Senate

    04/19/2014 12:24:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 54 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 18, 2014 | Fred Barnes
    To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that happening are close to zero. For Republicans, North Carolina is necessary. It’s the key to control of the Senate. Obama Hagan It’s number six on my list. That is, there are five states where capturing Democratic seats appears more likely—West Virginia, South Dakota, Montana, Louisiana, Arkansas. Then comes North Carolina. Assuming Republicans don’t lose any of their own seats, those six pickups would give Republicans a 51-49 majority. And with it, the political...
  • Is This Oil Field the Next Bakken?

    04/17/2014 2:57:59 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 61 replies
    fool.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Robert Baillieul
    Is This Oil Field the Next Bakken? By Robert Baillieul - April 17, 2014 Over the past few years a handful of energy companies have been silently buying massive tracts of land in a little known area of Louisiana. Early estimates suggest that this oil rich region could contain 7 billion barrels of recoverable oil… putting it on par with other prolific shale fields like the North Dakota Bakken and the Texas Eagle Ford. And their bets are starting to pay off. Many of the area’s big oil producers have reported spectacular numbers from their drilling operations. And this could...
  • Louisiana House Passes Bill Banning Abortion Clinic Staff From Instructing in Schools

    04/17/2014 2:07:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Sarah Zagorski
    On Wednesday, H.B. 305, authored by Representative Frank Hoffmann (R-Monroe), passed through the Louisiana House of Representatives by a bi-partisan vote of 91-6. The bill had 35 Representatives join as co-authors. prolifestudents33H.B. 305 states that no individual or organization that performs elective abortion or its affiliates may provide instruction or materials in public elementary and secondary schools or in charter schools that receive state funding. Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, said the following about the vote: “We commend the Louisiana House of Representatives for passing H.B. 305 to protect the children in our state-funded school system....
  • Landrieu faces her toughest political storm to stay in Senate

    04/17/2014 5:27:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Halimah Abdullah
    Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu is in the middle of a storm. She is beset by well-funded forces on the right who sense the Gulf Coast Democrat's vulnerability in trying to defend a Senate seat in a red state. On the left, she is trying to avoid being pulled down by the undertow of a president whose decline in approval ratings and controversial health care reform law might not play well with her state's conservative sensibilities. She's been buffeted by rough re-election fights before, and in previous successful bids for the state legislature, state treasurer's office and eventually two runoffs...
  • Mary Landrieu: 100% Pro-Abortion Record since 2009

    04/16/2014 8:14:42 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    Landrieu Record.com ^ | Benjamin Clapper
    Senator Mary Landrieu: 100% Pro-Abortion Record Since Re-Election. Too Extreme For Louisiana. Senator Mary Landrieu’s voting record makes it clear: she is a consistent ally of organizations lobbying for abortion-on-demand. Whether it is voting for the funding of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, or voting against attempts to remove abortion subsidies from Obamacare, Mary Landrieu’s votes have hurt common-sense protections on human life. Louisiana, a pro-life state, deserves better than a 100% pro-abortion senator. Pro-Life & Pro-Abortion Groups Agree: Since Re-Election in 2008: 100% Pro-Abortion Votes Since Louisiana re-elected Senator Landrieu in 2008, official scorecards from both pro-life...
  • Mary Landrieu's video fakery reveals desperation: LA Senator sees re-election chances evaporating.

    04/16/2014 7:09:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/16/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    When Democrats get desperate they resort to fakery. And Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu sees her re-election chances evaporating, so it’s time to pretend. Byron York in The Examiner reports on a video ad she is running that contains fake footage of a Senate hearing, where she poses as something she is not, a fighter against the Obama administration, which she actually supports 95% of the time when she votes on official actions. York explains: What Landrieu did to invite the ridicule was to re-create for her ad producers her own performance in a Senate hearing -- complete with set, supporting...
  • Time for a little Koch jiujitsu on Democrats

    04/15/2014 11:33:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/15/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Harry Reid’s jihad against the Koch Brothers has already yielded a hilarious video compilation (by the Free Beacon) of his 134 mentions of their name. But now with new information, his Koch addiction can become a potent tool in the hands of Republicans. Call it karma, if you like, but the former boxer now leading the Senate majority has left himself wide open.It turns out that Koch Industries employees and PACs have donated to quite a large number of Congressional Democrats. The data was right there on Open Secrets when Jeff Dunetz of Truth Revolt picked it up and posted...
  • Jindal now wants LA to get out of Common Core

    04/15/2014 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 8 replies
    I J Review ^ | 04/15/14 | Kyle Becker
    Now,Jindal wants to withdraw the state of Louisiana from the Common Core standards, whether the state legislature approves measures to do so or the governor himself begins the withdrawal process.
  • Landrieu Reenacts Committee Hearing for Campaign Ad (Phony Hearing for a Phony Candidate)

    04/15/2014 8:40:09 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 04/15/14 | Michael Warren
    Democratic senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is in a tough reelection battle because of her support for Obamacare. So its not surprising her latest TV ad focuses on the one high-profile fight she's had with the Obama administration, over oil and gas exploration. The 60-second spot features people watching Landrieu arguing for expanding energy exploration in Louisiana and criticizing Barack Obama for its restrictionist policies. Watch the video below: Most of the clips the ad features are from her appearances on local and cable TV news. But watch the clips of Landrieu around the video's halfway point. They feature the...
  • Louisiana Closer to Making Bible Official State Book After Bill Passes House Committee

    04/14/2014 1:19:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/14/2014 | Katherine Webber
    The House Committee on Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs voted 8 to 5 to pass the legislation, entitled House Bill 503. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Thomas Carmody (R-Shreveport), argues that the purpose of the bill is not to establish an official religion in the state, but rather to reflect America's history and founding principles as outlined by the country's Founding Fathers. "It's not to the exclusion of anyone else's sacred literature," he told the House committee, according to The Associated Press. Carmody added later: "This is not about establishing an official religion of the state of Louisiana." When one lawmaker...
  • Pro-Landrieu Ad Blasts Kochs, Fails to Mention She’s Accepted $55,000 from Them

    04/13/2014 4:29:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | april 11, 2014
    A Super PAC ad in support of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) blasts the Koch Brothers, but declines to mention that the Democratic incumbent has received more than $50,000 from the philanthropists since 2000.
  • Teacher at private Christian school allegedly calls 12-year-old girl ‘SASSY SLUT’

    04/12/2014 9:54:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/12/2014 | Eric Owens
    A teacher at a private Christian K-12 school in Shreveport, La. has been suspended for allegedly calling a 12-year-old girl a “sassy slut.”The girl’s parents say the incident happened last week at Evangel Christian Academy School (“Christ-centered excellence!), report local ABC affiliate KTBS. They also allege that other students in the class overheard the insulting statement.The life science teacher’s six-day suspension includes full pay and benefits.The unidentified girl’s parents say their daughter has never had discipline problems in the past. They are pretty upset.“I’m just still numb about what happened and the disciplinary action that the school had taken,” Marteen...
  • Louisiana bill would name Bible as official state book

    04/11/2014 2:02:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | April 11, 2014
    Lawmakers are moving ahead with a proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana’s official state book, despite concerns the bill would land the Legislature in court. A House municipal committee advanced the bill Thursday with an 8-5 vote, sending it to the full House for debate. Rep. Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport, said he sponsored the proposal after a constituent made the request. But Carmody insisted the bill wasn't designed to be a state-endorsement of Christianity or a specific religion. …
  • New calls for Vance McAllister’s resignation

    04/11/2014 10:01:03 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/11/2014 | JOHN BRESNAHAN, JAKE SHERMAN and JAMES HOHMANN
    Prominent Republicans began deserting embattled Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister on Thursday, as the freshman congressman’s prognosis for political survival became increasingly bleak. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) joined the chairman of the state’s Republican Party in calling for McAllister’s immediate resignation. Speaker John Boehner offered no support when asked about the so-called “kissing congressman” at a press conference. And former Rep. Rodney Alexander, who previously held the seat, told a local paper that he is open to coming back. McAllister, meanwhile, stayed in the bunker, skipping another day of important votes on the budget sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)....
  • Islamic Radicals Mount Influence Operation On Louisiana Leges

    04/11/2014 9:52:38 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 11 April 14 | Christopher Holton
    “You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers… until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere…” - ​​​​​​Fethullah Gulen Later this month, organizations affiliated with the Turkish-based Gulenist Islamist movement will hold a reception lobbying Louisiana’s lawmakers. Why would a Turkish-based Islamist movement seek to lobby lawmakers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA? For the same reason they have conducted similar influence operations in almost every state capitol...
  • Anti-Koch Ads That Support Landrieu Forget She's Accepted $50K From Them Since 2000

    04/10/2014 5:44:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Heather Ginsberg
    In a not so surprising mistake, the latest ad from the Senate Majority PAC is missing a few things. The PAC, which is run by former aides to Harry Reid, has put out a new ad in Louisiana in an effort to help Mary Landrieu win the senate seat against the republican challenger, Bill Cassidy. The voiceover in the new ad states, “We’ve been battered by hurricanes, lost everything to floods. And for thousands of Louisianans, flood insurance and hurricane relief are our only protection. But the out-of-state billionaire Koch brothers funded the fight to let flood insurance premiums soar,...
  • La. Republican Chairman calling for McAllister's resignation

    04/09/2014 2:43:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 9, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    The Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party has been calling Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) since Tuesday night to ask for his resignation, but has yet received no response. ADVERTISEMENT A source close to the state party tells The Hill that Chairman Roger Villere has repeatedly tried contacting McAllister via phone and email, but the calls go straight to voicemail and the emails haven’t been returned. Villere, the source said, was able to get McAllister’s chief of staff, Adam Terry, on the phone Tuesday night for a heated conversation about the congressman’s future, but that discussion hasn’t led to direct contact...
  • Louisiana state audit director charged with fraud

    04/09/2014 9:06:34 AM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    nola.com ^ | updated April 09, 2014 at 10:51 AM | By Emily Lane
    Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services auditing director Delrice Augustus has been formally charged fraud for allegedly buying personal items with a government purchasing card, U.S. Attorney Walt Green announced Wednesday. Augustus, 34, of Baton Rouge, is currently on leave as director of the bureau of auditing and compliance services for DCFS, an agency that receives over a billion dollars in federal funds, a U.S. Attorneys office press release says. A bill of information says that from 2010 though March 2014, Augustus used government purchasing cards for a dishwasher, televisions, I-Pads, hotel rooms gas and other personal items.
  • Report: Video shows Vance McAllister kissing staffer

    04/07/2014 5:52:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 7 Apr 2014 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN
    Freshman GOP Rep. Vance McAllister (La.) - who ran as conservative Christian - has been caught on video in a romantic encounter with a woman believed to be on his congressional staff just before Christmas. The Ouachita Citizen, a newspaper based in West Monroe, La., posted a Dec. 23 surveillance video purportedly from inside McAllister’s district office in Monroe. The video shows McAllister kissing a woman identified by the newspaper as a congressional staffer for the first-term lawmaker. Federal payroll records show she is a part-time aide who began working for McAllister the day after he won his seat last...
  • A Whole Lotta Democratic Corruption Going On

    03/28/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts. I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list. But let's not be naive. It's clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI's...
  • New Congressman McAllister supports Amnesty for illegals

    04/08/2014 5:59:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2013 | Tony Lee
    Vance McAllister, the Louisiana Republican who got elected to Congress on Saturday after being endorsed by Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson, supports amnesty for all of the country's illegal immigrants. “We have to secure the borders, but (citizenship) has to be attainable for those people already here,” he told Thetowntalk.com before the election. “It has to be a tough path, but it has to be attainable.”
  • Husband of Woman Caught Canoodling With Vance McAllister Says 'He Has Wrecked My Life'; Will Divorce

    04/08/2014 4:38:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 52 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Heath Peacock, 34, the husband of Melissa Hixon Peacock, 33, who was caught on video canoodling with her boss, Vance McAllister, 40, a GOP congressman from Louisiana who touts his Christian faith, says the incident has "wrecked" his life and he and his wife who has since been fired are now heading for divorce. "I'm just freaking devastated by the whole deal, man. I loved my wife so much. I cannot believe this. I cannot freaking believe it. I feel like I'm going to wake up here in a minute and this is all going to be a bad nightmare,"...
  • Vance McAllister Kissing Video Could Prompt Flood of GOP Challengers

    04/08/2014 4:19:05 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 8, 2014 | Emily Cahn
    Freshman Rep. Vance McAllister’s days in Congress could be numbered. No matter whether the Louisiana Republican resigns after asking for forgiveness for an extramarital affair, Republican operatives said at least four members of his own party could look to challenge McAllister this fall. In Louisiana, candidates have until Aug. 22 to file the necessary paperwork for a bid, and all candidates who qualify for the ballot run on Election Day in November. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, the race kicks to a runoff in December between the two top vote recipients. McAllister, first elected on Nov....
  • Husband of woman McAllister kissed: 'He has wrecked my life'

    04/08/2014 10:45:52 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 209 replies
    April 08, 2014, 12:54 pm Husband of woman McAllister kissed: 'He has wrecked my life' By Rebecca Shabad The husband of the woman who was caught kissing Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) in a video that surfaced Monday says the congressman has destroyed his life and marriage. “I’m just freaking devastated by the whole deal, man. I loved my wife so much. I cannot believe this. I cannot freaking believe it. I feel like I’m going to wake up here in a minute, and this is all going to be a bad nightmare,” Heath Peacock told CNN on Tuesday. Peacock told...
  • Holder Claims DOJ Never Sought to End Louisiana Voucher Program

    04/08/2014 4:32:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/7/2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Friday that the Justice Department (DOJ) never intended to stop the Louisiana school voucher program, despite his agency’s lawsuit that requested a permanent injunction against school choice scholarships.Under questioning before a House appropriations subcommittee, Rep. Andy Harris (R., Md.) got into a heated exchange after asking Holder if the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division was responsible for the lawsuit “against” the state’s scholarship program, which allows students to flee failing schools.“You buy into a premise that’s not correct,” Holder said. “That was not the division that was doing anything of that nature in Louisiana.”“We were...
  • (Congressman) McAllister (LA05) admits infidelity

    04/07/2014 4:34:20 PM PDT · by abb · 77 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | April 7, 2014 | Staff
    After being caught passionately kissing an aide on videotape, U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, who ran as a devoted family man and Christian, late Monday afternoon asked forgiveness from his family and constituents McAllister did not answer his phone and his office did not answer its phone in Washington, D.C. and West Monroe. But in prepared statement released late Monday McAllister said: “There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness. I’m asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve. Trust is something I know has to be...
  • Louisiana Congressman Admits Kissing Staffer in Video

    04/07/2014 4:21:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 75 replies
    Time ^ | Maya Rhodan
    Freshman Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who touted his Christian values while campaigning, says he is the man seen in a grainy video, passionately kissing a woman in his office two days before Christmas. He said, "There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness"
  • FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 640

    12/12/2013 3:53:59 PM PST · by Gipper08 · 119 replies
    clerk of the House ^ | 12/12/2013 | Clerk of House
    Ayes Noes PRES NV Republican 169 62 1 Democratic 163 32 6 Independent TOTALS 332 94 7 ---- AYES 332 --- Aderholt Amodei Andrews Bachus Barber Barletta Barr Barrow (GA) Beatty Becerra Benishek Bera (CA) Bilirakis Bishop (NY) Bishop (UT) Black Blackburn Blumenauer Boehner Bonamici Boustany Brady (PA) Brady (TX) Braley (IA) Brooks (IN) Brownley (CA) Buchanan Bucshon Bustos Butterfield Calvert Camp Campbell Cantor Capito Capps Capuano Cárdenas Carney Carson (IN) Carter Cartwright Cassidy Castor (FL) Chaffetz Clark (MA) Clay Cleaver Clyburn Coble Cohen Cole Collins (GA) Collins (NY) Conaway Connolly Cook Cooper Costa Courtney Cramer Crenshaw Crowley Cuellar Culberson...
  • RSC Fires Executive Director for Leaking 'Member-Level' Talks to Outside Groups

    12/11/2013 11:36:39 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 45 replies
    national journal ^ | 12/11/2013 | Tim Alberta
    Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise has fired the group's longtime executive director, Paul Teller, multiple sources tell National Journal. The reason for the dismissal, according to sources familiar with the situation, is that Teller allegedly shared sensitive conversations between RSC members with outside advocacy groups, some of whom hold policy positions counter to the RSC. "No staffer is above a member," said one senior Republican aide familiar with the situation. "Paul was divulging private, member-level conversations and actively working against RSC strategies supported by House conservatives." Teller could not immediately be reached for comment. The move comes as Scalise,...
  • Illegal action by Obama: Enrolling in Obamacare Won't Lead to Deportations

    03/19/2014 6:01:17 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/19/14 | m batley
    In a final push to encourage Hispanics to enroll in Obamacare before the March 31 deadline, President Barack Obama has said that immigration officials will not obtain information from the healthcare program that could lead to deportations. "The main thing for people to know is that any information you get, you know, asked with respect to buying insurance, does not have anything to do with… the rules governing immigration," Obama said in an interview with Univision Deportes, according to The Hill. "If you have a family where some people are citizens or legally here, and others are not documented, the...
  • Suggestions for the GOP in the SOTU

    01/28/2014 12:18:22 PM PST · by budj · 39 replies
    Vanity
    Various radio commentators have suggested what the GOP should do tonight to liven up the SOTU. How about we help them with some more. Here's mine: I remember Harry Chapin's concerts; he'd sing "30,000 lbs of Bananas" and end with the audience shouting "It sucks, Harry!" Maybe the GOP could just shout "It sucks, Barry!"
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Fired Following Anti-Gay Remarks

    12/18/2013 4:47:00 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 649 replies
    Variety ^ | Dec. 18, 2013 | AJ Marechal
    <p>A+E Networks, parent company of A&E, has released the following statement to Variety: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.”</p>
  • Why Duck Dynasty Threatens The Left

    12/22/2013 11:45:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 21, 2013 | Adrienne Royer
    It was only a matter of time before the left complained about Phil Robertson. His actual quotes in GQ are almost insignificant – at some point, someone was going to go after him for his views on guns, women, and even his much-hated “yuppie” comments. The surprise should be how liberals dismissed the rise of Duck Dynasty until this fall, when it was too late to stem the show’s popularity. Once it became evident that this family held so much influence, the left suddenly realized they faced the first threat to their decades-long monopoly on popular culture. Anyone familiar with...
  • Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson attending Obama's State of the Union

    01/28/2014 8:05:45 AM PST · by don-o · 72 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 28, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Willie Robertson, one of the stars of TV's Duck Dynasty and a representative of the family's mainstream Christian values, will be in the House gallery tonight for President Obama's State of the Union address, the guest of Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister. “Yes. He is confirmed for attendance tonight,” said a family spokeswoman.
  • Obombacare

    11/18/2013 8:26:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2013 | Rich Galen
    Now that Obombacare has gone from a red hot news item to a grinding series of failure stories, the cable networks have turned their attention to what it all means for 2016. I've been on MSNBC the last two Saturdays and CNN the last two Sundays. Yesterday I was on at 3:20 pm. The Redskins game was still in the third quarter. How many people in Our Nation's Capital do you think were interested in a four-and-a-half minute chat-fest between me and Hilary Rosen? Correct. Zero. But, weekend daytime cable is a good place to try out new material. It's...
  • Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson to Attend Obama's SOTU

    01/28/2014 1:38:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 28, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The guest list for tonight's State of the Union Address just keeps getting better and more conservative. Last week we learned Sean Hannity will be attending as a guest of Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert and today Louisiana Rep. Van McAllister confirmed Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson will attend as his guest for the big speech. Vance McAllister âś” @RepMcAllister I'm happy to announce that my friend, constituent & small business owner @williebosshog will be attending tonight's #SOTU as my guest. 11:07 AM - 28 Jan 2014 62 Retweets 30 favorites Only problem? I don't think they allow duck calls in...
  • Vance McAllister upsets Neil Riser in Louisiana House runoff (GOP-e candidate loses)

    11/17/2013 8:25:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/16/13 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Businessman Vance McAllister has won the special runoff election for a vacant northeast Louisiana congressional seat, notching an upset win over fellow Republican Neil Riser, according to the Associated Press. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, McAllister, a political newcomer, led Riser, a state senator who had won the support of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and much of the state’s GOP congressional delegation, 59.7 percent to 40.3 percent. McAllister will succeed former GOP Rep. Rodney Alexander, who resigned in August to take a job in Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration after spending more than a decade in the House. Riser...
  • Can a Louisiana Tea Partier beat the GOP establishment choice?

    04/07/2014 3:30:59 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 7, 2014 AT 9:08 AM | BYRON YORK
    "It's only 800 bucks to qualify," says Rep. Bill Cassidy, the leading Republican challenger to Louisiana incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, of his state's Senate race. "So if it's on your bucket list to run for Senate, you move to Louisiana, pay your 800 bucks and run for Senate." Even though a lot of reporting on the Louisiana Senate race -- including my own -- has focused on the head-to-head Landrieu-Cassidy matchup, there will be more GOP candidates than just Cassidy on the ballot this November. Their presence could affect the outcome of the race. Cassidy's main Republican opponent, retired...
  • Gas boom creates chemical bond between Gulf Coast, foreign firms

    04/07/2014 5:26:04 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 6, 2014 | Emily Pickrell
    Foreign companies are making big bets on the Gulf Coast petrochemical corridor, where capital investment is surging because of cheap U.S. natural gas, other lower costs and the existing industry infrastructure. Domestic natural gas and its byproducts including ethane — a building block petrochemical companies use to make plastics and other materials — are low-priced relative to most of the world because of the surge in oil and gas production from U.S. shale plays. The bargain-rate raw material has caused a stampede of recent international investment along the Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Texas, the center of the U.S. petrochemical...
  • For Dems, a problem with seniors

    04/06/2014 3:44:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/06/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrats are facing a senior problem that could get even worse this year. The party has traditionally had trouble with older voters, losing the group aged 65 and over by 21 points in 2010 — when Republicans picked up 63 seats — and by 12 points in the 2012 presidential race. Seniors are the GOP’s most reliable voting bloc in midterm years, turning out in higher numbers than Democratic base voters. A recent Gallup poll showed seniors have become even more Republican over the last two decades; in 2013, 48 percent considered themselves Republican. That spells trouble for Democrats, who...
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Suggests People with Southern Accents Not 'Smart' or 'Sophisticated'

    04/06/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2014, 9:11 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    After NBC's "Meet The Press" host David Gregory ran an anti-ObamaCare ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas featuring a couple with a southern accents questioning the confusing nature of the Affordable Care Act, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker objected to Americans for Prosperity using people with southern accents in political ads running in Arkansas: "I think you could find someone who doesn't have a southern accent who is confused by this act," Parker said. "We always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified, who can't just fathom this. You know there there are plenty of smart...
  • Landrieu leads in conservative’s poll -- Louisiana

    04/04/2014 9:13:04 AM PDT · by deport · 19 replies
    The Advocate ^ | April 4, 2014
    U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu leads the three Republicans challenging her reelection and U.S. Sen. David Vitter is viewed more favorably than Gov. Bobby Jindal, according to a statewide poll paid for by Lane Grigsby, a Baton Rouge contractor who frequently contributes to conservative candidates. Though Landrieu leads with definite and probable voters across the state, she only has 39.3 percent of the 600 voters interviewed between March 24 and March 26. The poll by Magellan Strategies of Baton Rouge, which was released Thursday, has a margin for error of plus or minus 4.1 percent.
  • Deedy Slaughter lawsuit: black voters in Port Allen are being intimidated

    04/04/2014 8:00:28 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    NOLA ^ | 4-2-14 | Quincy Hodges
    Lawyers who are representing former Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter filed a formal complaint Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Justice arguing that black voters in Port Allen are being intimidated, according to WAFB. As voters head to the polls Saturday to elect a new mayor, Slaughter's lawyers are asking for federal election monitors to be in Port Allen and any other elections that may follow. Last week, during an early voting period, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office launched an investigation into allegations of voter fraud in the Port Allen mayoral...
  • Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal to join forces in ad

    04/04/2014 7:29:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/04/2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal appear in a commercial that will air Sunday to promote NewRepublican.org, a project focused on outlining a positive GOP agenda for the future. The former Florida governor and the current Louisiana governor, both potential 2016 presidential candidates, support a super PAC that is the brainchild of Republican strategist Alex Castellanos. “If you believe that every parent ought to be able to choose their child’s school, and that the economy should be driven from the bottom up, not the top down from Washington, then you’re thinking like a New Republican,” Bush says to the camera at...
  • One of Us vs. Two of Them

    04/04/2014 3:53:46 AM PDT · by chemicalman · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/1/2014 | Friends of Rob Maness
    Maness Announces Best Fundraising Quarter Yet"Nearly all of the contributions we've collected are low-dollar donations when compared to the high-dollar contributions that my establishment opponents routinely collect from K Street lobbyists and other special-interests in Washington D.C.," Maness said. He added that within the overall explosion of individual donors, his support from Louisiana donors is outpacing the total growth of his donor list. He said that the value of his contributions will become evident in more ways than in the mere sum of dollars raised.
  • When you’ve lost Madonna concert-goers …

    10/28/2012 10:24:55 AM PDT · by Snuph · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 28, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Actually, I’m not sure what demographic Madonna’s audience would fall into, but I’m pretty sure it’s not any of the traditional Republican constituencies. And yet … Madonna drew some jeers from her crowd in New Orleans on Saturday night after she told audience members to vote for President Obama, the Associated Press reports. “Who’s registered to vote?” she said, adding, “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.” The comment was followed by boos and some walk outs from the audience. Yeah, but were they Voguing on their way out?
  • Bobby Jindal, with an eye on 2016, to unveil plan to replace Obama health-care law

    04/02/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/02/2014 | By Robert Costa and Amy Goldstein
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced a plan to repeal and replace President Obama’s health-care law, an effort by the Republican to insert himself into the increasingly competitive early maneuvering for his party’s presidential nomination. Jindal, a former state and federal health official, said his plan is one of many policy proposals he will release in coming months, making clear that he wants to be seen as a policy-driven problem solver. In his 26-page plan, Jindal lays out a lengthy critique of the health law — which he refers to throughout as “Obamacare” — and reiterates his belief that it needs...
  • (Pro-Life) Bill Overwhelmingly Passes Louisiana House, 85-6 Vote

    04/02/2014 7:50:31 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    The Brown Pelican Society of Louisiana ^ | Tue, Apr 01, 2014 | By Marsha Shuler
    ...Abortion clinics in New Orleans, Metairie and Baton Rouge would be forced to close, abortion-rights advocates testified in a House committee.... The state House of Representatives quickly and overwhelmingly endorsed new restrictions Monday on abortion clinic operations in Louisiana.
  • Louisiana House Passes Pro-Life Laws That Have Closed Abortion Clinics Elsewhere

    04/01/2014 12:18:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Louisiana Right to Life
    Yesterday, HB 388, the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, authored by Representative Katrina Jackson (D-Monroe), passed through the Louisiana House of Representatives by a bi-partisan vote of 85-6. The bill had 50 Representatives join as co-sponsors. louisianawelcomeHB 388 has three main components: The Act requires that abortion providers attain admitting privileges within 30 miles of a local hospital. The Act clarifies that informed consent protections apply to not only to surgical abortion, but also RU-486 abortion. The Act requires doctors who perform more than five abortions a year to maintain proper licensing. Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life,...
  • Abortion restrictions pass 85-6 out of Louisiana House

    03/31/2014 6:26:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | March 31, 2014 | Julia O'Donoghue
    The Louisiana House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill 85-6 Monday afternoon that would restrict access to abortion services in the state. The legislation, which generated no discussion or questions on the House floor, now heads to the Louisiana Senate. Similar laws passed in other states have been used to shut down several abortion providers around the country. Abortion rights advocates have said the proposal, if approved, would immediately close three of Louisiana's five abortion clinics. Only two facilities in the Shreveport area would be able to meet the new requirements laid out in the bill. Gov. Bobby Jindal, Department...