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  • In Marrero murder-suicide, 'picture-perfect' family of 4 dead

    11/29/2015 3:47:48 PM PST · by BBell · 16 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/29/15 | Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Few imagined such a crime could happen -- a triple murder and suicide -- in a middle-class Marrero neighborhood so thick with law enforcement officers that residents call it Cop Land. It's the kind of place where everyone waves hello but no one gets in each other's business.When family gathered outside the yellow crime-scene tape Sunday (Nov. 29) in the Oak Forest subdivision, they comforted the sobbing teenager who had returned from a hunting trip to find her mother and stepfather dead in their living room at 4805 Brandi St. What she hadn't seen, when she ran out to call...
  • Where Is Liberal Rage Over Mass Shooting In New Orleans?

    11/25/2015 10:34:22 AM PST · by absentee · 14 replies
    RedState ^ | 11/24/15 | Caleb Howe
    This is news from Louisiana on Sunday. Seventeen people were shot but survived when gunfire erupted on on a playground where a block party was going in New Orleans. If you did not hear about it, do not be surprised. It was barely news. It is amazing to think that there was not a huge media blitz, that there were not the standard outrageous, grandstanding tweets, or the ridiculous parade of pseudo-experts on CNN and MSNBC to spend hours talking about gun control. The endless blog posts, the overwrought editorials. None of those. And why is that? Here is a...
  • How Long Did It Take John Bel Edwards To Break His First Campaign Promise?

    11/24/2015 2:42:52 PM PST · by abb · 23 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 24, 2015 | Kevin Boyd
    The answer is less than 24 hours after he was elected. John Bel Edwards tried to run an issue free campaign for governor. Instead, he made the election about David Vitter’s character. While he was busy destroying a good man, Edwards didn’t really go into his vision for Louisiana. Despite his best efforts though, he made some promises to the state. One of them was to hold two special sessions this coming year to deal with structural budget crisis the state is in. Here’s John Bel Edwards making the case via some questions posed on social media. Plans or priorities...
  • Euric Cain 'will likely spend the rest of his life in jail,': man shot Tulane med student

    11/24/2015 8:14:43 AM PST · by heartwood · 66 replies
    The Advocate ^ | November 23, 2015 | Matt Sledge
    U.S. marshals and New Orleans SWAT team members on Monday arrested the suspect in the shooting of a Tulane University medical student who has been hailed as a good Samaritan for trying to stop an abduction. Police said the man quickly confessed to the crime. -- Police said video surveillance showed Cain dragging a woman to his SUV about 4 a.m. Friday near Magazine and St. Mary streets. Police have not said what they believe Cain intended to do to the woman. But at just that moment, police said, Gold drove up and tried to intervene in the situation. Cain...
  • Public Schools Abuse Immigration Laws

    11/24/2015 7:51:48 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 24, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    You may not believe who is abusing America’s immigration laws to secure cheap labor — public schools. "The foreign teacher trafficking business has stretched from the Prince George's County, Maryland, school district (which was ordered to pay $5.9 million in back wages and penalties for H-1B abuses in 2011) to the East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, school system (which required H-1B teachers to pay a $50 interview fee, $5,000 job application fee, and a $7,500 additional fee to a recruitment agency) and beyond," Michelle Malkin and John Miano write in their new book, Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires and Bipartisan Beltway...
  • Lafayette congressman to seek Senate Seat (Louisiana)

    11/23/2015 5:34:21 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Houma Today ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jacob Batte
    U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany announced today he will seek the Senate seat that failed gubernatorial candidate David Vitter will leave open next fall. Boustany, a Republican, represents Acadiana and Morgan City. He will formally announce his candidacy at an event in Lafayette at a later date.
  • Media Whitewashes Mass Shooting In New Orleans

    11/23/2015 7:55:57 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 11/23/2015 | Bob Owens
    Sixteen people were taken to New Orleans area hospitals with injuries after two groups opened fire on one another in in the turbulent Ninth Ward: A dispute between two groups of people in a New Orleans park Sunday escalated into a shooting that injured at least 16 people, police said late Sunday. The shooting took place at around 6 p.m. local time after approximately 500 people had gathered at Bunny Friend Playground in the city’s 9th Ward to film a music video, the New Orleans Police Department said in a statement. Ambulances took 10 victims to area hospitals, and police...
  • The Democratic Win in Louisiana Is No Sign of the Party’s Revival

    11/23/2015 7:19:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/23/2015 | John Fund
    Saturday, Democrats elected their first governor in the Deep South in eight years, as Louisiana state legislator John Bel Edwards defeated GOP U.S. senator David Vitter. The Democrats' double-digit victory in Louisiana makes up for their losing the Kentucky governorship to Republicans three weeks ago. But Edwards's victory does little to change the unpopularity of Democrats in the South. Edwards worked hard to separate himself from the liberal wing of his party on social issues. He was unabashedly pro-gun and anti-abortion, and he emphasized that he's a graduate of West Point who had served in Iraq as an Army Ranger....
  • John Bel Edwards calls Medicaid expansion 'among the highest priorities'

    11/23/2015 2:06:46 AM PST · by abb · 21 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 22, 2015 | Kevin Litten
    Governor-elect John Bel Edwards called expanding Medicaid "among the highest priorities" of his new administration, though he said Sunday (Nov. 22) he may not be able to approve an expanded program on Day One. Edwards has said for months that he would accept the expansion of Medicaid, which requires executive approval, in the early days of his administration. But he said new questions have been raised about a funding mechanism the Legislature finished building in the spring. There is "a difference of opinion" in interpretations of how the bill was drafted and passed, Edwards said. But he did not appear...
  • Mass shooting at Bunny Friend Park on Gallier Street in New Orleans

    11/22/2015 6:20:33 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 111 replies
    bnonews.com ^ | November 22, 2015
    At least 16 people have been shot during the filming of a music video at the Bunny Friend Park in New Orleans, officials say. (more) The shooting happened just after 6 p.m. when about 500 people, including many children, were at the park as a music video was being filmed. Multiple victims were seen at the park’s main building as ambulances raced to the scene. Nearby streets have been closed by police.
  • Reservoir King Named as John Bel Edwards' Chief of Staff

    11/22/2015 2:42:46 PM PST · by abb · 32 replies
    The Dead Pelican ^ | November 22, 2015 | Chad Rogers
    11/22/2015-- 4:12 PM CDT Governor-elect John Bel Edwards has named Ben Nevers as his chief of staff. He announced this at a press conference Sunday afternoon. Edwards said that Nevers "has my complete confidence. I could not be happier with the decision that I have made and couldn't be more pleased that Senator Nevers agreed to do this." Ben Nevers has taken positions and supported legislation that has come under fire over the years. Years ago, we wrote about the ongoing controversy regarding man-made reservoirs in Louisiana. One of our concerns was with the Oak Grove community in Washington Parish,...
  • David Vitter somehow manages to lose the Louisiana governor’s office

    11/22/2015 10:43:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/22/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Democrat John Bel Edwards took a victory lap last night after winning Louisiana’s gubernatorial race by a wide margin. While things had looked pretty good for Republican Senator David Vitter a couple of months ago, in the end it really wasn’t even close. (New York Times) With a victory that defied political geography and near universal predictions from just months earlier, a previously little-known Democrat, State Representative John Bel Edwards, soundly defeated United States Senator David Vitter in a runoff election on Saturday to become the next governor of Louisiana.Mr. Edwards won 56 percent of the vote with virtually...
  • (Flashback) Madison Project PAC Endorses Colonel Rob Maness for Senate in Louisiana

    11/22/2015 8:07:07 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    Fort Worth, TX – The Madison Project PAC, the first conservative PAC to endorse Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Matt Bevin (R-KY), announced today that it is supporting Colonel Rob Maness for U.S. Senate against Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in Louisiana. "Rob Maness provides conservatives with a refreshing change from typical senatorial candidates,” said Drew Ryun of the Madison Project. “As a career Air Force officer who fought in combat for our country, constitutional principles are more than just a talking point. With a dearth of courage within the ranks of the Senate GOP Conference, Maness would bring his leadership...
  • Vitter retirement shakes up Louisiana Senate race (Maness for Senate!!)

    11/22/2015 8:03:31 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 11/22/15 | Kevin Robillard
    Following his defeat to Democrat John Bel Edwards in Saturday's Louisiana gubernatorial election, GOP Sen. David Vitter announced that he will retire from the Senate next year, ensuring another busy year of campaigning in a state with no shortage of ambitious politicians. Vitter's exit will set up an open-seat race in 2016, and the Republican side of the field is chock-full of potential candidates: GOP Reps. Charles Boustany and John Fleming, state Treasurer John Kennedy, retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle could all make bids. The Democratic picture is less clear: New Orleans Mayor...
  • John Bel Edwards defeats David Vitter in Louisiana governor race

    11/22/2015 2:27:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 182 replies
    Gulf Live ^ | 11/22/15
    Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008.Edwards, a state lawmaker, will take over the office from term-limited Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal in January.Voters' rejection of Vitter was a stunning turn of events for the U.S. senator, who has been a political powerhouse in the state for years and started his campaign nearly two years ago as the race's front-runner.
  • The Latest: Vitter Says Won't Run for US Senate in 2016

    11/22/2015 2:08:23 AM PST · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 22, 2015
    Republican David Vitter says he is not going to run again for the U.S. Senate after losing in an upset race for governor to Democrat John Bel Edwards. Vitter made the announcement during an appearance to campaign supporters in the New Orleans suburbs Saturday evening after it became apparent that he would not win the governor's race. Vitter, who has one year left in his second U.S. Senate term, told supporters that before entering the governor's race, he and his wife had decided that he would not seek another term in the Senate.
  • Louisiana Governor Race Results

    11/21/2015 6:35:35 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 132 replies
    Early Results
  • Police release video of Tulane med student shooting: Graphic content

    11/21/2015 1:27:47 PM PST · by BBell · 50 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/21/15 | Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    New Orleans police released surveillance footage of Tulane University medical student Peter Gold being shot early Friday morning (Nov. 20) while trying to stop an apparent armed robbery at Magazine and St. Mary streets in the Lower Garden District.Gold, 25, stopped his car upon seeing a man dragging a woman toward an SUV in the 1000 block of Saint Mary Street, police said. When he tried to help, police said the gunman pointed a weapon at Gold and demanded his money. "The victim explained to the suspect, repeatedly, that he did not have any cash," NOPD said in a news...
  • Obama visits refugee center, says U.S. must welcome evacuees

    11/21/2015 9:13:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Visiting refugee children at a shelter in Malaysia, President Obama said Saturday that America's leaders shouldn't fear young Syrians and others from war-torn nations seeking to emigrate to the U.S. "American leadership is us caring about people who have been forgotten, or who have been discriminated against, or who have been tortured," Mr. Obama told reporters at the refugee center in Kuala Lumpur. "That's American leadership. That's when we're the shining light on the hill. Not when we respond on the basis of fear." The president is embroiled in a long-distance battle with lawmakers in Washington, and with a majority...
  • Louisiana to choose governor today

    11/21/2015 9:04:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 88 replies
    arklatexhomepage.com ^ | Updated 11/21 2015 10:22AM | Nancy Cook
    Today, Louisianans are going to the polls to decide who will lead the state for the next four years. In what was arguably the state's most interesting primary elections since 1987, state Rep. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Sen. David Vitter ended up in the top two slots in the Oct. 24 primary election. Edwards finished in first place among the four gubernatorial candidates receiving votes in the double digits in that primary election, garnering 40 percent of the vote - almost double those of his nearest contender, U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who received 23 percent. Back in May a...
  • David Vitter for Governor!!!

    11/21/2015 8:45:20 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 26 replies
    Folks in Louisiana, turnout today, Saturday, November 21, 2015, and vote for David Vitter to become the next Governor of Louisiana!!! Casting a vote for Obamabot, Democrat, John Bel Edwards is the same as casting a vote for failed...Hate America, POTUS Barack Hussein (Muslim Brotherhood Adoree) Obama. Edwards will just be another rubber stamp vote for the would be destroyer of the American Republic, Barack Hussein Obama. Today...as you vote, Obama is bad mouthing America & all Americans in Malaysia while having a ball....while ISIS murder & mayhem goes forward, unchecked!!! Please send Obama a clear message from the people...
  • Louisiana Gov. Race: Syrian Refugee Debate Erodes Dem's Lead to 4 Points

    11/20/2015 11:02:43 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Nov. 2015 | John Nolte
    According to the newest state-wide poll of Louisiana taken Thursday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 71% has inched to within just 4 points of his Democrat opponent, John Bel Edwards. Earlier in the month, Edwards had been handily beating Vitter by as much as +22 points. Proving once again why early voting is an appallingly dumb idea, while the Syrian refugee debate appears to be helping Vitter gain ground (he leads on this issue 40% to 36%), according to the Huffington Post, more than a quarter of a million votes have already been cast in Louisiana. Like almost...
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune endorses David Vitter for Louisiana Governor [Vanity]

    11/20/2015 9:56:23 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 10 replies
    Looking at the table of election recommendations published in today's edition of The Times-Picayune, I was surprised to see the newspaper has endorsed David Vitter for Governor. The T-P isn't exactly a right-wing rag. The only other newspaper in the city is the New Orleans edition of The Advocate. I don't know if an endorsement was made, but the paper is owned by Democrat businessman John Georges.
  • Poll: Vitter riding typhoon with Syria Refugee issue, down by only 4 against Edwards (47%-43%)

    The Fat Lady ain't singing. Not yet. Shades of the 1993 election in which Mary Landrieu rode the wave of the Sugar crises in South America, David Vitter, behind in the polls, all runoff season, is building a typhoon over the international Paris terrror crises. In the last poll of the runoff, John C. Convillion of JMC Analytics notes the race has now dropped to 4 percent difference. Weeks ago, Edwards led by 22 points.
  • Saturday Election in Louisiana, Vote Republican it is Important

    11/19/2015 5:27:25 AM PST · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Nov 19, 2015
    Saturday is election day in Louisiana. The Rats are about to steal the governor's office with the active help of a number of Republicraps such as the current LT Gov. and a number of sheriffs around the state. The rat candidate is a leftist John Williams who is draping himself in the flag as he graduate from West Point. David Vitter obviously scares many local politicians. That is a good reason to vote for him. Freepers get out and vote and voter for Vitter.
  • Syrian refugee debate a flashpoint in Louisiana governor’s race

    11/18/2015 10:38:49 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    MSNBC ^ | November 17, 2015 | Mark Murray
    The controversial political debate on whether to accept Syrian refugees in the United States is now playing out in Louisiana’s competitive gubernatorial contest, which concludes on Saturday. After being on the receiving end of one of the toughest TV ads in memory, Republican David Vitter is seizing on the Syrian refugee debate as part of his closing argument in the race. “One of the Paris ISIS terrorists entered France posing as a Syrian refugee. Now Obama is sending Syria refugees to America,” says in the announcer in a new Vitter TV ad. “David Vitter warned Obama the dangers of Syrian...
  • Trump holds commanding, two-to-one lead among Florida Republicans, poll shows (post Paris)

    11/18/2015 8:56:51 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    palmbeachpost.com ^ | John Kennedy
    Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential field in Florida — outstripping his nearest rival, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio — by two-to-one among primary voters, a new Florida Atlantic University poll shows. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton has coasted to an even bigger lead, leading Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders by 66 percent to 22 percent of the vote in that party’s nomination contest, the poll shows. The survey was conducted Sunday and Monday, in the wake of news about the terrorist attacks in Paris. Among Florida Republican registered voters surveyed, Trump leads with 36 percent, Rubio is at 18...
  • Trump reacts to Jindal's exit: 'He was a little nasty to me'

    11/18/2015 9:16:24 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 147 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11/18/2015 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump is taking it easy on Bobby Jindal, despite being called an "egomaniacal madman" by the Louisiana governor just two months before Jindal decided to withdraw from the 2016 presidential race. "[Jindal] was, you know, a little nasty with me," Trump told CNN Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the two-term governor announced the suspension of his campaign during an appearance on Fox News. "But I think ultimately [he] was very nice," Trump added. "Everyone's nasty to me because they want to get votes."
  • Bobby Jindal announces he is ending presidential campaign

    11/17/2015 9:18:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    "This is not my time," Jindal told Fox News' Bret Baier. "I've come to the realization that this is not my time. So I've come here to announce that I am suspending my campaign for president of the United States." Jindal, 44, was once seen as a rising star in the Republican Party and a strong contender for the White House. The Brown University graduate and Rhodes Scholar was viewed as a strong voice for a Republican Party looking to reach out to minorities and broaden its base. He rose to prominence at the start of President Barack Obama's first...
  • Bobby Jindal becomes the latest Republican to end presidential candidacy

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who campaigned as an unstinting champion of social conservatives but found himself crowded out by other more forceful, dynamic personalities, on Tuesday abruptly ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Jindal, 44, had staked out far-right territory but never gained traction during a primary that’s been dominated by outsiders with similar or more conservative views, particularly Donald Trump and Ben Carson. Jindal noted that the policy papers his campaign had unveiled in recent months, on issues such as energy and education, hadn't resonated with voters.
  • Jindal is out.

    11/17/2015 3:09:13 PM PST · by Vermont Lt · 50 replies
    Fox News | 11/17/15 | Fox News
    Kind all just announced on Bret Baiers show that suspended his campaign.
  • Cruz Statement on Suspension of Jindal Campaign

    11/17/2015 4:01:17 PM PST · by Isara · 60 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/17/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today released the following statement regarding Gov. Bobby Jindal's suspension of his presidential campaign:“Bobby Jindal is a friend, a patriot, and an incredible governor who has consistently and passionately championed conservative values. He brought a unique talent and many strengths to the Republican primary competition.“His focus on substantive policy matters advanced the debate that our party must have on the issues most important to American voters. And his vision for fundamental tax reform, as well as repealing and replacing Obamacare, helped set an important standard among the Republican field. He presented bold policy...
  • Another Poll Has The Governor’s Race At 48-42 For Edwards (Vitter closing the gap?)

    This one is by RRH Elections, which is an offshoot polling operation of Red Racing Horses - a political junky blog we frequent often. They've decided to take up collections from their readers and poll races, and the LAGOV race is the latest project within that effort. The poll is an IVR, which is a robopoll, and the sample size is 359 voters. It was apparently taken in two tranches - Nov. 12 and last night. That's not great, but there is some method to the madness here which might offer some credibility to the results. From the poll memo...
  • With Louisiana Polls Predicting a Loss, David Vitter Confronts His Prostitution Scandal Head-On

    11/17/2015 7:08:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/17/2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana -- With a loud crunch, the SUV carrying Senator David Vitter and his wife, Wendy, backed into the sedan his staffer was driving. Both cars hastily pulled back into their opposite parking spaces in the lot of the Bayou Church in Lafayette, and everyone got out to survey the scene. Vitter looked first at the dent in the back of the SUV he had been in, and then he walked over to survey the damage done to his staffer's car. When it was clear all were unscathed, everyone got back in their cars and went on their...
  • Breaking: Syrian ‘Refugee’ Already MISSING IN LOUISIANA

    11/17/2015 6:10:51 AM PST · by george76 · 101 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 17th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Liberals continue to tell us the "vetting process" for refugees is under control. They insist the federal government is monitoring every Syrian once they make it to America. But, of course, that's a total fallacy. ... At least one Syrian refugee that was in the process of resettling in the Baton Rouge area has already gone missing ... there are another 7 Syrian refugees in Kenner and 6 more in the New Orleans area. The news may seem alarming that neither state government nor the federal government track newly-arrived refugees who have just entered the country, but it is actually...
  • [Louisiana] Democrat Edwards wants the state "to be partners in effort to accommodate refugees"

    11/17/2015 6:03:27 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Louisiana Democrat gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards says, if elected, he hopes to engage with the “federal authorities” and be partners in the effort to “accommodate” the Syrian “refugees who are fleeing from religious persecution.” Edwards – who is running against GOP candidate Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) – wrote on his Facebook page: As governor, I will continue to be an active participant in the ongoing conversation with federal authorities so that we can be partners in the effort to both accommodate refugees who are fleeing from religious persecution and ensure that all our people are safe.
  • Louisiana governor candidates John Bel Edwards and David Vitter clash in heated final debate

    11/16/2015 9:30:12 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 47 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | November 16, 2015 | Kevin Litten
    In a final statewide TV debate Monday (Nov. 16), Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter began making the closing arguments in a wild gubernatorial campaign that often took on an angry tone. The two men came out swinging as the debate opened with a question about Syrian refugees; it ended with Vitter making a personal appeal to voters for forgiveness for his prostitution scandal and Edwards making the case that he's the best leader. In between, both men fumed at each other for a series of attacks that each said was a distortion of his record. It was...
  • Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz Make Robocalls In Support Of David Vitter

    11/16/2015 9:14:28 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 4 replies
    Huffpost Politics ^ | 1/16/2015 | Igor Bobic
    Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) are coming to the aid of their colleague Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) in the final week of his Louisi­ana gubernat­ori­al run­off cam­paign. On Sunday, National Journal reported the two presidential hopefuls recorded robocalls voicing sup­port for Vitter, who is trailing Democratic Louisiana state Rep. John Bel Edwards in the heated race. The Vitter campaign told National Journal that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is expected to do the same. Vitter's involvement in the 2007 "D.C. Madam" prostitution scandal resurfaced after a tough Edwards attack ad alleged Vitter "chose...
  • John Bel Edwards Won’t Say He’ll Fight Syrian Refugee Placement #LAGov

    11/16/2015 7:29:18 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 23 replies
    Redstate ^ | November 16, 2015 | Joe Cunningham
    All weekend long and well throughout the day today, the topic of conversation has been on the attacks in Paris. Here in Louisiana, perhaps more than anywhere else, there is a strong connection with the French: It’s in our culture, it’s the basis of a (rapidly dying) local language, and it is where we as a state came from. The Paris attacks have now given way to a broader U.S. conversation about the acceptance of Syrian refugees, and several states, including Louisiana, have said “No, we’re not cooperating on this.” But, do you know who is okay with accepting Syrian...
  • Now 25 Republican governors - and one Democrat too - say they don't want to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 6:16:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 128 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Now, 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don't want Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S. to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS. In a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that 'the United States has to step up and do its part,' while chiding those in the opposition party for suggesting there be a 'religious test' for entry into the United States. There's concern, after Friday's brutal attack in Paris, that ISIS fighters are infiltrating those fleeing Syria and will carry out future violence...
  • Gov. Jindal issues executive order to prevent more Syrian refugees from entering Louisiana

    11/16/2015 2:41:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    NBC 12 ^ | 11/16/2015
    BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order to prevent more Syrian refugees from entering into Louisiana. The Governor tweeted about it Monday morning. "I just signed an Executive Order instructing state agencies to take all available steps to stop the relocation of Syrian refugees to LA." -- Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) November 16, 2015 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered state health officials in charge of Texas' refugee resettlement program not to accept any more Syrians following the Paris terrorist attacks. In a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, Abbott also urged scrapping federal plans...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Officials: 14 Syrian refugees get access to Louisiana this year

    11/16/2015 6:38:22 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 23 replies
    WWLtv.com ^ | November 15, 2015 | Danny Monteverde
    NEW ORLEANS – A day after Gov. Bobby Jindal sent a letter to the White House demanding to hear from President Barack Obama the number of Syrian refugees who have been allowed into Louisiana, the State Department confirmed the number this year was 14. “As Governor of Louisiana, I demand information about the Syrian refugees being placed in Louisiana in hopes that the night of horror in Paris is not duplicated here,” Jindal wrote in his letter Saturday. Jindal’s letter came at the end of a day in which multiple blogs reporting that 10,000 Syrian refugees had already made their...
  • Wake Up America: Syrian Refugees Arrive in New Orleans

    11/16/2015 6:31:40 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2015 | Justin Holcomb
    Heads up America, Syrian refugees have arrived and they are here to stay. Your State Department funds are being well invested in one-way tickets for Syrian refugees to New Orleans, Louisiana. Former FBI Special Agent-In-Charge Jim Bernazzani gave his opinion on the matter. "If I was in charge of ISIL, logistically I'd take advantage of this situation and put my people in, into the United States," he said. Governor Bobby Jindal expressed his concerns to the president by writing a letter to the executive office. "As with former immigration crises and federal relocation policy, Louisiana has been kept in the...
  • Forget Paris: GOP candidate to double funding for Syrian 'refugees'

    11/15/2015 3:55:27 PM PST · by amorphous · 56 replies
    WND ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    In the wake of the deadly Paris attacks by ISIS, some GOP presidential candidates such as Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and even Marco Rubio are calling for an end to Syrian refugee resettlement in the U.S. Most of the others have been silent or vague on the issue of Syrian refugees - about 2,000 of whom have already arrived in the U.S. despite warnings from the FBI that it’s impossible to vet their backgrounds. But there is one candidate who is clearly on the record wanting more Syrian Muslims to pour into American cities and towns as "refugees," despite the...
  • Bobby Jindal demands more information on Syrian refugees placed in Louisiana

    11/15/2015 3:39:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 70 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/14/15 | Seth McLaughlin
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal demanded Saturday that the Obama administration keep him informed on the Syrian refugees that are being placed in his home state, saying he is erring on the side of caution following the terrorist attacks in Paris.Mr. Jindal, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to “pause” the entire relocation effort until more is known about the attacks that left more than 120 people dead. He also questioned the level of screening the refugees are undergoing and whether they will be monitored moving forward — pointing out that one of the...
  • Jindal demands answers about Syrian refugees arriving to Louisiana after Paris attacks

    11/14/2015 3:13:41 PM PST · by Marie · 154 replies
    KATC.com ^ | 11/14/2015 | Bobby Jindal letter
    The letter is as follows: November 14, 2015 The Honorable Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear President Obama, In the wake of another round of appalling terrorist attacks, I write to express great sadness at the events in Paris, as well as my grave concern about the unreported diffusion of Syrian refugees in the United States. Last week, the city of New Orleans began receiving its first wave of Syrian refugees. As with former immigration crises and federal relocation policy, Louisiana has been kept in the dark about those seeking refuge in the...
  • Ironic Timing - Report: First load of Anticipated "10,000 Syrian Refugees" Has Arrived...

    11/14/2015 12:51:56 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 38 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11/13/15 | Conservative Treehouse
    "Ironic Timing - Report: First load of Anticipated "10,000 Syrian Refugees" Has Arrived in New Orleans..." This is very concerning. It would appear most of the "refugees" are economic jihadist males between the age of 18-45 years old. They have recently arrived courtesy of President Obama, Secretary Kerry and the State Department.
  • Ted Cruz CALLS FOR END to Syrian refugee resettlement to America after #Paris TERROR ATTACK

    11/13/2015 6:46:28 PM PST · by markomalley · 83 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 11/13/15 | Soopermexican
    Ted Cruz got down to brass tacks about what to do after the heinous Paris terror attack today.Here’s his entire statement [emphasis added]: “America must stand with our allies against the scourge of radical Islamic terrorism. This is an evil that does not discriminate between French, German or American, Christian, Muslim or Jew, soldier, football player, or concert goer. Their only goal is to murder those who do not submit to their vicious, totalitarian ideology. Our deepest condolences go out to our French allies, and I know the government of the United States stands by to offer any assistance necessary.“We...
  • Breaking! They’re heeeeeere! First load of 10,000 Syrian refugees has arrived in New Orleans, bein

    11/13/2015 6:47:20 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 86 replies
    Powdered Whig Society ^ | November 3, 2015 Nov. 13, 2-15 | Thomas Madison
    (original title was too long: Breaking! They're heeeeeere! First load of 10,000 Syrian refugees has arrived in New Orleans, being resettled into 180 unsuspecting US communities) ********************************************************** President Barack Hussein promised that he would be sending thousands of Syrian refugees to the US. Well, he is keeping that promise! The first transport of refugees arrived in New Orleans recently and will be resettled in Louisiana and 180 other American communities. See the list below to find a town close to you. So, it costs $16,000 a copy to resettle these Islamists into the United States. What the hell, we can...