Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $55,847
63%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 63%!! Thank you all very much!!

US: Louisiana (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • NY lawmakers ask Gov. Cuomo to ban nonessential travel to Louisiana after Jindal executive order

    05/21/2015 8:11:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/21/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued new protections for businesses that refuse to serve same-sex marriages, embracing the "religious freedom" cause dear to conservative Christians even though it's stung other Republican politicians. Jindal, a prospect for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, issued an executive order on Tuesday after saying he was disappointed that a Statehouse committee had earlier in the day voted down a bill that would have accomplished the same goal. That panel's concern: that Louisiana would look much like Indiana, where concerns that a new "religious freedom" law would lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians triggered such a...
  • Bobby Jindal signs 'religious freedom' order protecting same-sex marriage opponents

    05/20/2015 2:06:01 PM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/20/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued new protections for businesses that refuse to serve same-sex marriages, embracing the "religious freedom" cause dear to conservative Christians even though it's stung other Republican politicians. Jindal, a prospect for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, issued an executive order on Tuesday after saying he was disappointed that a Statehouse committee had earlier in the day voted down a bill that would have accomplished the same goal. That panel's concern: that Louisiana would look much like Indiana, where concerns that a new "religious freedom" law would lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians triggered such a...
  • 'Clinton Cash’ Author: ‘We’re Finding Some Interesting, Compelling Things’ on Jeb

    05/18/2015 8:00:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer said that he is ” finding some interesting, compelling things” in his investigation of Jeb Bush on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” Schweizer reported, “We’re about four months into the research project, obviously not as global in scope as the Clintons, but you know, as governor of the state of Florida, you have a lot of things that you can do. So we’re following the money. We’re looking at land deals. We’re looking at an airport deal. We are looking at some of the educational reforms that were instituted, and some of the big corporate winners...
  • Louisiana Democrats' best hope to beat David Vitter? Vote Republican

    05/20/2015 4:55:19 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    nola.com ^ | May 16, 2015 | Robert Mann
    Last week, I argued that Sen. David Vitter – the undisputed leader in this year's governor's race – should be nervous because of our electorate's long history of punishing frontrunners and promoting also-rans. (SNIP) Democrats have a clear choice: send Edwards into a runoff that he almost certainly cannot win – or back a moderate Republican, who could defeat Vitter. If Democrats have any power left in Louisiana politics, it is electing moderate Republicans. That's not a goal that will launch Democratic activists out of bed each morning but it's about all the power the party has left (in statewide...
  • Bobby Jindal plans to issue an executive order enforcing intent of religious freedom bill

    05/19/2015 2:12:41 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    nola.com ^ | 05/19/2015 | Emily Lane
    Gov. Bobby Jindal issued a statement Tuesday (May 19) saying he plans to issue an executive order to enforce the intent of a religious freedom bill that effectively died about two hours earlier, in the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee. Read the full statement below: "We are disappointed by the committee's action to return the Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act to the calendar. We will be issuing an Executive Order shortly that will accomplish the intent of HB 707 to prevent the state from discriminating against persons or entities with deeply held religious beliefs that marriage is between one...
  • Louisiana's religious freedom bill essentially defeated in committee

    05/19/2015 11:09:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    nola.com ^ | 05/19/2015 | Emily Lane
    A Louisiana House panel has effectively defeated religious freedom legislation that drew staunch opponents to it based on criticism – either real or perceived – that it authorizes discrimination against LGBT people. The bill (HB 707) is designed to block the government from pulling licenses, tax benefits, and the like from a company because of the owner's view of same-sex marriage. But LGBT advocates and a few legal experts have said it would also allow businesses of any size to refuse to recognize and sanction discrimination against married same-sex couples, should same-sex marriage become legal in Louisiana.
  • Pushy door-to-door salesman arrested in Marrero (LA), authorities say

    05/19/2015 10:56:16 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 35 replies
    Times Picayune (New Orleans) ^ | 05/18/2015 | Michelle Hunter
    An aggressive door-to-door salesman found himself in handcuffs after a Marrero resident said he forced his way into her home to talk about burglar alarms, according to authorities. Jens Petersen, 20, of Washington, Utah, was arrested and booked with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and peddling with no permit, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report said.
  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to form exploratory committee

    05/18/2015 9:33:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/18/2015 | Mark Preston
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will announce Monday that he is taking a major step toward seeking the Republican presidential nomination by establishing a committee to formally explore a White House bid, CNN has learned. The creation of an exploratory committee will allow Jindal to raise money to pay for activities such as political travel as he considers whether to join a crowded GOP presidential primary field. Jindal's campaign is expected to officially announce the creation of the committee early Monday afternoon, but has already launched a website promoting the Louisiana governor's possible candidacy. "If I run, my candidacy will be...
  • Parental rights in Louisiana

    05/17/2015 9:22:31 AM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 11 replies
    The renumbering and reshuffling of the law makes it very difficult to follow what SB134 is doing. The new law seems much weaker than the old law. The rights are being limited to only married parents. Under the old law, they were enjoyed by all legitimate children. Perhaps they were also enjoyed by all illegitimate children, but I did not read that section for this issue yet. The law for illegitimate children is completely deleted. Footnotes state to use the tutor laws for all children of single, and divorced parents. I have not found a similar section in the tutor...
  • Louisiana marijuana law changes endorsed by House, headed to Senate

    05/15/2015 2:00:47 PM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/14/15 | Emily Lane
    A proposal to reduce marijuana penalties for those convicted multiple times of possessing pot cleared the House floor Wednesday (May 13) in the Louisiana Legislature. Current law allows for someone to be sentenced up to 20 years in prison for getting convicted three or more times with as little as one joint. Among the changes proposed in the legislation, sponsored by state Rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans, is a reduction of the maximum penalty from 20 years to eight. "It starts chipping away at Louisiana being the incarceration capital of the world," Badon said from the House floor, after his...
  • Equal pay bill passes Louisiana Senate, despite concern it would cause frivolous lawsuits

    05/13/2015 1:19:53 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 9 replies
    The Republic ^ | May 12, 2015 - 7:44 pm EDT | MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press
    Louisiana's state senators chose anti-discrimination arguments over concerns about frivolous lawsuits Tuesday, narrowly backing an equal pay proposal in what has become an annual fight in the Legislature. With a 21-16 vote, senators sent the measure by Sen. Ed Murray, D-New Orleans, to the House for consideration. But it is expected to run into problems there. The House labor committee killed two similar equal pay bills last month. Murray's bill describes the state's policy as "all employees shall be compensated equally for work that is the same in kind and quality," with no distinction made because of a person's gender....
  • Mark Levin: Rand Paul has some explaining to do

    05/07/2015 9:07:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/7/15 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin believes blackmail or something may be going behind the scenes in the Senate. Here’s why: NATIONAL REVIEW – The rumors began trickling in about a week before the scheduled vote on April 23: Republican leadership was quietly pushing senators to pull support for subpoenaing Congress’s fraudulent application to the District of Columbia’s health exchange — the document that facilitated Congress’s “exemption” from Obamacare by allowing lawmakers and staffers to keep their employer subsidies. The application said Congress employed just 45 people. Names were faked; one employee was listed as “First Last,” another simply as “Congress.” To Small Business...
  • How Five Republicans Let Congress Keep Its Fraudulent Obamacare Subsidies

    05/07/2015 8:21:42 PM PDT · by Mariner · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | May 7, 2015 1:26 PM | by Brendan Bordelon
    The rumors began trickling in about a week before the scheduled vote on April 23: Republican leadership was quietly pushing senators to pull support for subpoenaing Congress’s fraudulent application to the District of Columbia’s health exchange — the document that facilitated Congress’s “exemption” from Obamacare by allowing lawmakers and staffers to keep their employer subsidies. The application said Congress employed just 45 people. Names were faked; one employee was listed as “First Last,” another simply as “Congress.” To Small Business Committee chairman David Vitter, who has fought for years against the Obamacare exemption, it was clear that someone in Congress...
  • Redemption for 'Bountygate' wasn't happening with 'Deflategate' penalties

    05/12/2015 7:04:40 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 7 replies
    Times Picayune (New Orleans) ^ | 05/11/2015 | Larry Holder
    Nothing short of suspending Tom Brady and Bill Belichick for the 2015 NFL season would satisfy many New Orleans Saints fans for the New England Patriots' involvement in Deflategate. The NFL announced Monday a four-game suspension for Brady and several other sanctions for the Patriots for the intentional use of deflated footballs last season. Some penalties levied on the Patriots organization were harsher than what the Saints received in the bounty scandal.
  • Rand Paul, Scott Walker tied atop 2016 Republican field in New Hampshire

    05/11/2015 8:48:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/11/2015 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are tied atop a crowded 2016 GOP primary field in the early state of New Hampshire, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush slipping into a tie for third with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who picked up some support since a separate poll was released in February. Mr. Paul and Mr. Walker were the first choice of 12 percent of GOP primary voters, followed by Mr. Bush and Mr. Rubio at 11 percent apiece and businessman Donald Trump at 8 percent, according to the Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm poll. Next were...
  • Cruz lands prime SRLC speaking slot [May 21-23, 2015]

    05/07/2015 12:14:35 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 13, 2015, 11:33 am | Ben Kamisar
    Presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will keynote the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) in May, where he’ll appear alongside a number of his potential opponents."Sen. Cruz's recent announcement for president has created quite a buzz among Republican voters. We're excited he'll be joining us for the SRLC, as I know primary voters will want to hear what he has to say,” SRLC Chairman Dave Weston said in a statement.“With the future of Obamacare increasingly in doubt, many have looked to Cruz as the point of the spear in Republican efforts to defeat the president's signature policy."Cruz kicked off...
  • Pizza delivery driver stabbed, robbed; still makes delivery

    05/06/2015 12:37:33 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    <p>A pizza delivery driver who was carjacked, robbed and stabbed still managed to get the pizza delivered, calling the restaurant for a fresh pie while he was being treated in the hospital emergency room that ordered the food.</p> <p>The Courier-Journal reports 19-year-old Josh Lewis is in stable condition and recovering from a collapsed lung at the University of Louisville Hospital. Police say Lewis was delivering a pizza from Spinelli’s Pizzeria when a man stabbed him in the back, robbed him and stole his black Jeep Cherokee on Sunday.</p>
  • Termination of Parental Authority upon divorce passes Louisiana Senate 37-0

    05/05/2015 8:41:21 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 51 replies
    LaDads ^ | May 5th 2015 | self
    1) We lost the Senate vote 37-0. Let's dust ourselves off and get back in the game. This is not over. We can win this. We will win this. Right is on our side. God is on our side. Our kids are on our side. Link to vote 2) Now the bill heads to the House. So please start contacting your Louisiana House Representative 3) Civil Law and Procedure Most likely the Bill will be heard by the Civil Law and Procedure Committee. 4) Counter Example "The price of a successful defense is an alternative" Need an example of a...
  • Parenting Rights under attack in Louisiana

    05/02/2015 6:57:07 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 43 replies
    Louisiana Senate ^ | May 2 2014 | Self
    Should Parental authority be terminated (for both parents) when they divorce? In a forty page bill, sponsored by the Louisiana State Law Institute - effort led by retired family law professor Spaht. The law is difficult to read to see what has changed because she is erasing all of the existing law and rewriting and reorganizing it. So all the text is marked as new, even the parts that are existing. This is long standing law that has not been revised in decades. Of all rhe bad parts of the bill, the one change I am highlighting is this. Under...
  • GOP prepares list of demands if justices rule against ObamaCare

    05/01/2015 5:12:58 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Republicans believe a Supreme Court ruling against ObamaCare this summer would give them leverage to force President Obama to scrap the healthcare law's central pillars. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who is leading the Senate GOP’s response to King v. Burwell, said Republicans will be willing to strike a deal with Obama to ensure that the 7.5 million people who stand to lose their subsidies are protected, at least until the 2016 elections. But in return, they would demand that Obama to do something he has long resisted: nix the employer and individual mandates for insurance coverage. “Is the president going...
  • How Microbes Helped Clean BP's Oil Spill

    04/29/2015 10:54:20 AM PDT · by thackney · 29 replies
    Scientific American ^ | April 28, 2015 | David Biello
    Like cars, some microbes use oil as fuel. Such microorganisms are a big reason why BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was not far worse. "The microbes did a spectacular job of eating a lot of the natural gas," says biogeochemist Chris Reddy of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The relatively small hydrocarbon molecules in natural gas are the easiest for microorganisms to eat. "The rate and capacity is a mind-boggling testament to microbes," he adds. As Reddy suggests, the microbes got help from the nature of the oil spilled—so-called Louisiana light, sweet crude mixed with natural...
  • Medicaid expansion up for consideration by lawmakers [LA]

    04/29/2015 4:33:07 AM PDT · by markomalley
    WBRZ ^ | 4/29/15
    Lawmakers are again considering proposals to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program, to give government-funded health insurance to the working poor. The House and Senate health committees have scheduled Wednesday hearings on the coverage expansion legislation. Both panels have rejected the idea in previous years amid strong opposition to Medicaid expansion and the federal health care overhaul from Gov. Bobby Jindal and other Republican leaders.
  • White House Teams Up With Soros for Disturbing 2016 Plan

    04/27/2015 9:26:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    wj ^ | April 24, 2015 | Ben Marquis
    Last year, as part of his Imperial decree of amnesty for illegal immigrants, resident Barack Obama created the White House Task Force on New Americans, whose goal is to vastly increase the numbers and rates at which immigrants were naturalized and granted citizenship. This Task Force works hand-in-hand with the George Soros-funded, open borders-promoting Migration Policy Institute, as well as the openly racist group La Raza, a Mexican nationalist organization that has called for the mass murder of white Americans and a return of the western states to Mexico. The Task Force is headed up by one Cecilia Munoz, Obama’s...
  • Metairie double-murder suspect carjacked woman in St. Roch, tried to run over U.S. Marshal: NOPD

    04/27/2015 3:01:29 PM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/27/15 | Jonathan Bullington
    The 17-year-old New Orleans teen Jefferson Parish authorities have accused of killing David Pence and his son, Nicholas, in Metairie last week faces charges out of Orleans Parish ranging from carjacking to the attempted second-degree murder of a U.S. Marshal's deputy, court records show. New Orleans police say the same day Dexter Allen murdered the Pences, he carjacked a Metairie woman at gunpoint as she picked up her son in St. Roch. Two days later, he led U.S. Marshals on a chase along Interstate 10 that ended with him trying to run down a deputy and then jumped into the...
  • Storm updates: Latest tornado warnings, damage reports for metro New Orleans

    04/27/2015 10:57:10 AM PDT · by boycott · 40 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 4-27-2015
    12:40 p.m.: Remarkable, on-the-spot video from WGNO-TV of the train falling off the track at Huey P. Long Bridge embedded below; see our report here.
  • Father & Son Shot Dead ‘Execution-Style’ by Black Teens in New Orleans (VIDEO)

    04/27/2015 8:33:42 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 26, 2915 | Jim Hoft
    Two teen car burglars were arrested this weekend after shooting David Pence and his son Nicholas at their home. The two black teens invaded the Pence home after a dinner party on Wednesday night.The father and son were shot dead in an execution-style murder moments after party guests left their home.
  • Teen car burglars responsible for father-son murder in Metairie, sheriff says

    04/26/2015 2:54:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    NOLA.com | Times-Picayune ^ | 4/26/15 | Andy Grimm
    Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies have arrested a pair of New Orleans teens for the shotgun murder of David Pence and his son, Nicholas, in Metairie. Dexter Allen, 17, and Haraquon Degruy, 18, were arrested in New Orleans Friday (April 24) after a brief car chase, Sheriff Newell Normand announced at a press conference Saturday.
  • Job Killing GOP Governors Have Resumes That Should Disqualify Them From Being President

    04/26/2015 10:55:16 AM PDT · by lbryce · 38 replies
    Political USA ^ | April 24, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    Three sitting Republican Governors interested in seeking a promotion to become U.S. President, represent states that have posted well-below average job growth over the past four years. From 2011 to 2015, the United States experienced 8.21 percent job growth. The states governed by Republican presidential hopefuls Scott Walker (WI), Bobby Jindal (LA), and Chris Christie (NJ), saw much lower rates of job growth over the same time period. Using figures provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from January 2011 to January 2015, Paul Rosenburg at Salon, noted that Wisconsin, Louisiana, and New Jersey, all experienced very sluggish job...
  • Jindal warns corporate America at Iowa faith event ["don't side with the leftists"]

    04/25/2015 7:37:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/25/15 | Sean Higgins
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal warned "corporate America" Saturday that it needed to "be careful" and not ally itself with liberals on cultural issues. Jindal, a 2016 Republican presidential hopeful, issued the warning in a speech at a multi-candidate event in West Des Moines, Iowa.While many at the event argued that the Christian faith was being antagonized from both the cultural left and government entities, Jindal added a third entity that is usually seen as being on the side of conservatives, big business. He cited the recent controversies in Indiana and other states over adoption of religious freedom bills liberals opposed...
  • Looking Back: The Doomsayers Were Wrong about the BP Oil Spill; Mother Nature Heals Itself

    04/23/2015 7:08:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/23/2015 | by STEPHEN MOORE & JOEL GRIFFITH Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417345/doomsay
    Five years ago this week, a blowout of BPÂ’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig 40 miles from the Gulf Coast tragically claimed eleven lives and spilled 3 million barrels of oil from the damaged wellhead into the Gulf. ItÂ’s hard to forget the video images of thick oil gushing, day after day, into the regionÂ’s waters. It was a horrific accident that caused substantial damage to the ecology and commerce of the region. Gulf-area wildlife, portions of the shoreline, tourism, fishers and shrimpers, and energy-sector workers suffered large losses in the aftermath of the spill. BP has paid close to $27...
  • Big Hit For U.S. Oil Production In January

    04/24/2015 5:51:32 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 23 April 2015 | Arthur Berman
    U.S. crude oil production fell at least 135,000 barrels of oil per day in January 2015 compared to December 2014 according to the EIA (Figure 1). Bakken Shale production fell the most of any play or jurisdiction losing 37,000 barrels per day in North Dakota and 4,000 barrels per day in Montana for a total of 41,000 barrels of oil per day (Figure 2). Production in California, the offshore Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and Wyoming also declined significantly. Figure 3 shows Bakken production based on DrillingInfo data. The 42,000 barrels of oil per day drop in January production is completely...
  • Louisiana: no justice for vet persecuted by police

    04/24/2015 10:13:13 AM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Spero News ^ | MARCH 01, 2015 | MARTIN BARILLAS
    Louisiana: no justice for vet persecuted by police Police and prosecutors allegedly orchestrated a series of lies and false statements to implicate a disabled veteran of witness intimidation and battery that would have put him in prison for 80 years. SUNDAY, MARCH 01, 2015 BY MARTIN BARILLAS Disabled veteran Douglas Dendinger (47) might have been serving time in a Louisiana prison if not for the foresight of his wife to record an incident after which he was falsely accused of battery and witness intimidation by Louisiana law officers and prosecutors. It was on August 20, 2012 when Dendinger served a...
  • Murder of Metairie father and son puzzles friends, neighbors and detectives

    04/24/2015 2:57:25 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 2 replies
    Nola ^ | 4/23/15 | Michelle Hunter
    Who used a shotgun to "brutally murder" David and Nicholas Pence in the living room of their Metairie home late Wednesday, and why were the beloved father and son targeted?
  • Sen. David Vitter’s Obamacare subpoena bid doomed by five GOP defections

    04/23/2015 1:46:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2015 | By Tom Howell Jr.
    Republican Sen. David Vitter’s bid to subpoena details about Congress’s treatment under Obamacare bitterly divided his own party Thursday, with five GOP senators balking at his attempt to force the D.C. health exchange to name who signed off on Capitol Hill’s use of the city’s insurance portal. Mr. Vitter, of Louisiana and chairman of the Small Business Committee, swiftly condemned his colleagues for voting with committee Democrats to reject his maneuver, 5 to 14. He said Congress’s arrangement with the city’s small-business exchange, or “SHOP,” provides lawmakers and staff with financial perks above and beyond what regular Obamacare customers can...
  • Bobby Jindal In the New York Times: I’m Holding Firm Against Gay Marriage

    04/23/2015 1:18:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/23/2015 | Bobby Jindal
    BATON ROUGE, La. — THE debate over religious liberty in America presents conservatives and business leaders with a crucial choice. In Indiana and Arkansas, large corporations recently joined left-wing activists to bully elected officials into backing away from strong protections for religious liberty. It was disappointing to see conservative leaders so hastily retreat on legislation that would simply allow for an individual or business to claim a right to free exercise of religion in a court of law. Our country was founded on the principle of religious liberty, enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Why shouldn’t an individual or business...
  • Bobby Jindal slams Indiana, Arkansas leaders for ‘retreat’ on religious liberty bills

    04/23/2015 7:30:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/23/15 | David Sherfinski
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is slamming politicians in Indiana and Arkansas for a “retreat” on so-called religious freedom legislation and says he isn’t going to be pressured by corporate America into backing off of his support for similar legislation in his home state on the issue of marriage. “In Indiana and Arkansas, large corporations recently joined left-wing activists to bully elected officials into backing away from strong protections for religious liberty,” Mr. Jindal wrote in an opinion piece published Thursday by The New York Times. “It was disappointing to see conservative leaders so hastily retreat on legislation that would simply...
  • New Orleans bans smoking

    04/22/2015 6:50:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 90 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/22/2014 | Cheryl Chumley
    In New Orleans, midnight sounded on last call – for smoking. A new law just took effect banning cigarettes, cigars and other forms of tobacco smoking from all bars. And some local residents are relieved. “This is one of the smokiest bars in town,” said Steve Zweibaum, speaking to the New York Times from one local bar. “I know a bunch of people who don’t come in here because of the smoke. Maybe they’ll come back.”
  • Military ops on U.S. soil raise martial-law fears ( Jade Helm )

    04/20/2015 3:51:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 4/20/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Wal-Mart closures have citizens concerned. Jade Helm 15 is set to kick off in seven states this summer, sending Special Operations forces from all four main branches of the military onto civilian soil to conduct hostile take-over training – and civil-rights advocates are sounding the alarms. ... The looming Jade Helm exercise, set for July 15 through Sept. 15, labels Texas and Utah as hostile areas. Global Research also reported the military says New Mexico “isn’t much friendlier.” Other states participating: California, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. Some of the social media commentary so far: “The Pentagon’s ‘Operations Jade Helm 15′:...
  • Marco Rubio in Spanish: Obama’s First Executive Amnesty ‘Important,’ People ‘Benefiting from It’

    04/18/2015 4:31:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 147 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said he believes that President Barack Obama’s first executive amnesty for so-called DREAMers—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—is “important” and he won’t reverse it himself if elected president. He delivered these remarks in a Spanish-language interview he gave to Univision’s Jorge Ramos. “I believe DACA is important. It can’t be terminated from one moment to the next, because there are already people benefiting from it,” Rubio said in Spanish on Ramos’s television program, according to an English translation provided by the media service Grabien. “But yes, it is going to...
  • Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance sours in GOP primary faceoff

    04/18/2015 8:38:34 AM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    APNews ^ | 18 APR 15 | Steve Peeples
    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Republican presidential campaign picks up. In public, mentor Bush and protege Rubio have avoided criticizing each other since Rubio announced his candidacy. But Bush allies have started quietly spreading negative information about Rubio's record. Also, supporters of the two Miami politicians are drawing contrasts between Rubio, a 43-year-old son of Cuban immigrants, and 62-year-old Bush, a member of one of the nation's most powerful political dynasties. "Sparks are going to fly," said Al...
  • Jeb Bush has edge on wide-open 2016 GOP field: poll

    04/18/2015 8:34:50 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a small lead over Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a new national poll on the possible 2016 GOP presidential field. Mr. Bush is the choice of 13 percent of Republican voters in the Monmouth University poll, followed by Mr. Cruz and Mr. Walker at 11 percent apiece. Mr. Cruz officially launched a bid for the White House last month.
  • John Bolton: Obama’s Iran deal greatest 'appeasement' in history

    04/17/2015 1:14:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2015-04-17 | Mark Hensch
    Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton on Friday bashed President Obama as having putting a nuclear arms deal with Iran above America’s safety.Bolton, who is considering a run for the White House in 2016, blasted Obama’s negotiations with Tehran as “feckless” and “weak.” ADVERTISEMENT “President Obama is engaging in what I believe is the greatest display of appeasement from a president in history,” Bolton told listeners at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s “First in the Nation” leadership summit in Nashua.“The Obama administration has taken a position weaker than the U.N. Security Council.”Bolton accused Obama of a flawed foreign policy based...
  • IBM Warns Louisiana Over 'Religious Freedom' Bill [LGBT Mafia Hijacks American Corporations]

    04/17/2015 12:19:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | April 17, 2015 | Charles Riley
    IBM Warns Louisiana Over 'Religious Freedom' Bill By Charles Riley IBM has sent a letter to the governor of Louisiana warning that a pending religious freedom bill would create a hostile environment for the tech company's employees. "A bill that legally protects discrimination based on same-sex marriage status will create a hostile environment for our current and prospective employees, and is antithetical to our company's values," IBM vice president James Driesse wrote in a letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal. "IBM will find it much harder to attract talent to Louisiana if this bill is passed and enacted into law," Driesse...
  • Bad news for Jeb: Walker surging in New Hampshire

    04/15/2015 1:40:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 14, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    Two weeks ago, I noticed that national polling and noted that the media-fueled boomlet for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker might be fading. If that’s true, it’s a phenomenon that is not apparent in a recent poll of GOP primary voters in New Hampshire. The results of a new NH1 survey conducted by the Republican firm Reach Communications from April 8 – 9 suggests that Walker’s appeal to the Republican electorate in this critical Northeaster state continues to grow. The survey found Walker leading with almost 23 percent of the vote, well outside the survey’s 3.0 percent margin of error. Former...
  • New PPP survey shows Jeb Bush in trouble in New Hampshire (Ted Cruz in 2nd place?!!)

    04/15/2015 12:17:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    SPB ^ | April 15, 2015 | Mitch Perry
    A new poll published by Public Policy Polling shows Florida Republicans Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio need to do a lot of work to become competitive in New Hampshire, the site of the first Republican Presidential Primary election next January. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is looking very strong, leading with 24 percent support. That’s 10 percentage points higher than the second-place Republican, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. And what’s most impressive is that Walker was only at 3 percent when PPP surveyed New Hampshire voters back in January. Rand Paul is third with 12 percent, and Jeb Bush comes in...
  • Scott Walker leading by double digits in New Hampshire

    04/16/2015 7:18:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-15-15 | David Sherfinski
    Ahead of a major gathering of Republican presidential hopefuls in New Hampshire later this week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has put some distance between himself and the rest of the field, leading by 10 points against his nearest competitor in a new poll on the Granite State. Mr. Walker is the top presidential choice for 24 percent of GOP primary voters, according to the poll out Wednesday from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. Next was Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at 14 percent, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 12 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 10...
  • GOP contenders gather in NH: 5 things to watch for

    04/17/2015 2:08:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Telegram - Worchester ^ | April 17, 2015 | AP - Steve Peoples&#8201;
    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Nearly 20 Republican White House prospects will court presidential primary voters in New Hampshire this weekend at a state GOP meeting in Nashua. It's the first gathering of its kind in the first-in-the-nation primary state this year and offers no shortage of intriguing storylines as Republican contenders across the political spectrum deliver speeches, answer questions and work to stand out in the crowd. Five things we'll be watching for: [SNIP] Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, will be in New Hampshire as well to make sure Republicans don't get a free pass. [SNIP]
  • Jeb Bush: Loretta Lynch deserves a vote

    04/16/2015 7:31:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 87 replies
    NASH96.3 ^ | 4/16/2015 | Nash96.3 (fromCNN)
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush suggested in New Hampshire on Thursday that Senate Republicans should allow a vote on Loretta Lynch, the White House attorney general nominee.</p> <p>“I think presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said at a “Politics and Pies” event in Concord, where he is testing the message he will deliver if he runs for president. “The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays as attorney general.”</p>
  • Act of Love: Jeb Bush Pushes Republicans to Cave to Obama Executive Amnesty, Approve Loretta Lynch

    04/17/2015 6:12:25 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 16 Apr 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has joined Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to abandon his pre-election promise to fight President Obama’s executive amnesty by holding a vote to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. “I think that presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said in New Hampshire at an event with about 95 voters and “a horde of media,” according to Time Magazine’s Zeke Miller. “The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays as Attorney General,” Bush said, echoing a talking point that...
  • Walker Support Solid, Establishment Favorite Bush Struggles in N.H.

    04/17/2015 8:56:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | April 17, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    As the Republican presidential candidates gather this weekend in New Hampshire, they’re all chasing a midwestern governor. The latest survey of New Hampshire Republicans, by liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling, finds Wisconsin’s Scott Walker with a strong lead at 24 percent, followed by a rising Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Establishment favorite Jeb Bush is currently mired in fourth place, with 10 percent support, a drop from the last PPP poll of the first-in-the-nation primary state. Other polls show the race remains tight. The RealClearPolitics average has Walker at 19 percent, followed by Bush at 15 percent and Sen. Rand Paul at...