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  • 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 · 69 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 · 35 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 
    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 · 83 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 · 50 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...
  • Can the US Have Both Religious Freedom and Gay Marriage? Louisiana Bill Shows Way Forward

    04/15/2015 9:12:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    A Louisiana bill seeks to balance gay marriage with the religious freedom of those who oppose it. The "Marriage and Conscience Act," sponsored by Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, would prevent the state from punishing people for actions they take regarding marriage due to their religious or moral convictions. The core section of the law states: "Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, this state shall not take any adverse action against a person, wholly or partially, on the basis that such person acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction about the institution of marriage." Even though...
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ star says Bobby Jindal is his man for the White House

    04/14/2015 10:36:57 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/14/2015 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Bobby Jindal has his first campaign endorsement, and he hasn’t even entered the presidential race. Willie Robertson, a star of the A&E show “Duck Dynasty,” appeared on Fox News Radio’s “Kilmeade and Friends” Monday when he was asked after he and Jindal were seen together in Iowa, “is that your man?” “It is, if he chooses to run, he hasn’t decided yet. But if he does,” Robertson said, calling the Republican Louisiana governor a “great man” and a “godly man.” Robertson and his family live in West Monroe, Louisiana, and first met Jindal before they found fame and he found...
  • Cruz, Huckabee, Jindal and Santorum Speak to Iowa Homeschoolers (Video)

    04/12/2015 2:48:54 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | APRIL 10, 2015 | SHANE VANDER HART
    The Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators held their 8th annual Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day yesterday. The activities started off at the Iowa State Capitol Building with remarks from Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds. Those attending were encouraged to contact their State Representative and State Senator.The afternoon session attended by hundreds of homeschoolers from all over the state picked up at the Airport Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Des Moines. WHO Radio’s Jan Mickelson led a panel discussion on education issues in Iowa with Iowa’s Republican National Committeewoman Tamara Scott, State Representative Greg Heartsill (R-Melcher-Dallas), Rebekah Maxwell, a homeschooling graduate...
  • Quinnipiac: ‘It’s Virtually the Entire GOP Field That Is Running Better Against Her’

    04/09/2015 4:39:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jim Geraghty Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/416695/quinnipiac-its-virtua
    Oh, Look Who’s Suddenly Tied With Hillary… Just About Everybody! D.C. Conventional Wisdom: “Hillary’s unstoppable, Republicans begin with giant disadvantages, Rand Paul is this wacko Libertarian fruitcake, and he could never wiiiii -WHA?”>>>>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s lead is wilting against leading Republican presidential candidates in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, and she finds herself in a close race with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in each state, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. In head-to-head matchups, every Republican candidate effectively ties her in Colorado and almost all Republicans effectively tie...
  • Unions fight to preserve Obama’s immigration actions, their members

    04/11/2015 10:50:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015
    Two of the country’s most powerful and politically influential labor unions are backing President Obama in the recent court challenge to his 2014 executive action on illegal immigration, saying they support the president’s effort because "undocumented workers" need more workplace protection and their participation helps the U.S. economy. The AFL-CIO and the National Education Association on Monday each filed so-called amicus briefs in a federal appeals court case in which Texas and 26 other states are challenges the president’s 2014 memorandum on illegal immigration. The memorandum essentially expands work authorization and delayed-deportation programs for illegal immigrants. And it provides similar...
  • How Standing Firm On Mike Johnson’s Religious Freedom Bill Could Help Bobby Jindal

    04/11/2015 10:48:59 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 2 replies
    The Hayride ^ | April 10, 2015 | Kevin Boyd
    …..at least that’s what the Washington Post believes. They had an article yesterday that described that how Governor Jindal could use State Rep. Mike Johnson’s (R-Bossier City) “Marriage And Conscience Act” to supercharge his likely presidential bid. Here’s the scenario the Washington Post describes: Following on the heels of contentious religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas, Jindal said he plans to support his state’s own bill. Judging from how Indiana’s bill catapulted Gov. Mike Pence (R) to the national spotlight, Jindal could soon see the same thing happen for him — and not necessarily in a good way. But...
  • Statoil finds oil at new Gulf of Mexico discovery

    04/09/2015 1:00:50 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/9/15 | Jennifer Larino
    Statoil has hit oil at a well in the Gulf of Mexico about 220 miles south of New Orleans. The Norwegian company has not yet determined the size of the find. Statoil's discovery, known as Miocene Yeti, targets oil in the well-explored Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico. Statoil operates the Yeti prospect and owns a 50 percent interest. Partners Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Samson Offshore own 37.5 percent and 12.5 percent interests, respectively. In a statement, Jez Averty, Statoil senior vice president for exploration in North America, said the company is now "analyzing data to determine the...
  • Angry sheriff demands community 'wake up' after suspect shot by deputy

    04/08/2015 6:57:14 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    WLOX.com ^ | 4-8-15 | Chris Finch
    The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office found drugs, guns and bullets in the vehicle driven by a 25-year-old Algiers man who was shot and killed by deputies on Monday in Algiers. Desmond Willis was killed during a shootout on Manhattan Boulevard in Harvey. The shooting came as officers tried to arrest him following a traffic stop. An angry Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said Willis was part of an ongoing drug investigation. He started a news conference about the incident with a video of Willis talking about shooting police officers. Normand said the video speaks for itself and discredits what Willis'...
  • Heads Up: The real religious freedom fight is about to begin — in Louisiana

    04/08/2015 11:34:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/08/2015 | By Hunter Schwarz
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), a possible 2016 contender, is a relative unknown among voters; only 1 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents prefer him, according to the most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll. That could soon change. Following on the heels of contentious religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas, Jindal said he plans to support his state's own bill. Judging from how Indiana's bill catapulted Gov. Mike Pence (R) to the national spotlight, Jindal could soon see the same thing happen for him — and not necessarily in a good way. But Louisiana's debate could be different in...
  • Exclusive-Bobby Jindal On Religious Liberty:"Extreme Left"Becoming More Secular (Short Title)

    04/06/2015 9:04:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a conservative Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate, said on Breitbart News Sunday this weekend for the Easter Sunday special show that Democrats and liberals are waging an open assault on Americans’ religious liberty rights.
  • SCOTT D. LEMOINE; BEVERLY P. LEMOINE, v. ELIZABETH P. WOLFE. No. 2014-CQ-1546.

    04/05/2015 3:04:32 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 16 replies
    Louisiana Supreme Court ^ | March 17, 2015. | Louisiana Supreme Court
    SCOTT D. LEMOINE; BEVERLY P. LEMOINE, v. ELIZABETH P. WOLFE. No. 2014-CQ-1546. Supreme Court of Louisiana. March 17, 2015. HUGHES, J., dissents with reasons. WEIMER, Justice. Invoking Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XII,[1] the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit certified to this court the following question of law: Did the dismissal of Scott Lemoine's criminal cyberstalking prosecution pursuant to Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure article 691 constitute a bona fide termination in his favor for the purposes of this Louisiana malicious prosecution suit? Lemoine v. Wolfe, 575 Fed. Appx. 449, 463 (5th Cir. 2014). We accepted certification[2]...
  • In Cedar Rapids, Jindal decries ‘assault on religious freedom’

    04/03/2015 2:28:33 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | April 3, 2015 | B.A. Morelli
    During a stop in Iowa on Friday, Louisiana Gov. and possible GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal said he supports an effort in his state to strengthen religious liberty laws just as other states have dialed back laws with potential for discrimination against gays and lesbians. State Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, is drafting a bill to enhance Louisiana’s 2010 Religious Freedom Restoration Act to prevent the government from penalizing a business for acting based on religious beliefs, according to a Times-Picayune report this week. The bill would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians based on conflicts with...
  • Savage Arms Introduces Landry Signature Series Rifles -

    04/03/2015 9:06:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    .thefirearmblog.com ^ | 4/3/2014 | Nathan S
    Never one to bemoan an increasing amount of options in 22LR, I am pleased to see Savage releasing the Landry Signature Series Rifles. Modeled with input from Troy, Jacob, and Chase Landry (from Swamp People), the Landry series rifles feature a synthetic stock with a transferred gator camouflage pattern.
  • GOP hopefuls criticize Obama marijuana policy but hedge on their own

    04/02/2015 10:26:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Republican presidential hopefuls are united in blasting President Obama for his chaotic enforcement of marijuana laws, but the unity quickly breaks down when they are asked how they would handle things if they were in the White House. Some have sent mixed signals, saying state decisions should be respected while questioning how Mr. Obama has respected those decisions. Others have refused to say how they would wield the federal bureaucracy against marijuana. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of the few potential candidates to take a firm stance, saying he would insist on following federal statutes that outlaw the drug....
  • Denham Springs man booked with hate crime after making slur-laced threat in Marrero, JPSO said

    04/02/2015 2:52:08 PM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/2/15 | Michelle Hunter
    A Denham Springs man was arrested and booked with committing a hate crime after authorities say he used racial slurs while threatening people with a knife in Marrero. Trinity Vitrano, 41, was also booked with illegally carrying a weapon and aggravated assault, according to a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report. A deputy was dispatched to the 6200 block of South Judah Drive in Marrero just before 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday (April 1) after 911 operators received calls reporting a man armed with a knife and threatening people. Witnesses told the deputy that they spotted an unidentified man arguing with...
  • Leading From In Front

    04/01/2015 10:39:20 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 30, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Whatever his merits or demerits, the actual front-runner for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination continues to show how Republican candidates, at least on education, can lead on, rather than be overwhelmed by, issues. “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), a front runner in the contest for the Republican nomination for president, made bold reforms of elementary, secondary, and college education a prominent part of his proposed 2015-17 budget,” Heather Kays wrote in School Reform News in the March issue. “The budget, presented on February 3, would remove the cap on the state’s school choice program, eliminate state funding for Smarter Balanced...
  • Special forces set to swarm Southwest and operate undetected among civilians in...military exercise

    03/29/2015 12:17:39 PM PDT · by EBH · 69 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Updated: 23:56 EST, 28 March 2015
    Seven Southwestern states will soon be infiltrated by 1,200 military special ops personnel as part of a controversial domestic military training in which some of the elite soldiers will operate undetected among civilians. Operation Jade Helm begins in July and will last for eight weeks. Soldiers will operate in and around towns in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado where some of them wil drop from planes while carrying weapons loaded with blanks in what military officials have dubbed Realistic Military Training. But with residents of the entire states of Texas and Utah dubbed 'hostile' for the...
  • Military Drill Identifying “Hostile” U.S. States Sparks Alarm

    03/27/2015 5:10:14 PM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    The New American ^ | March 27, 2015 | Alex Newman
    A massive U.S. military drill dubbed “Jade Helm 15” lists Texas, Utah, and part of California as “hostile” or “insurgent pocket” territory. The unclassified information about this drill is causing widespread alarm nationwide, with more than a few analysts suggesting it may be some sort of exercise practicing to impose martial law on Americans fed up with an out-of-control federal government. During the exercises, which will take place over the summer, Special Forces from various branches of the military will work with local law-enforcement in scenarios that, to critics at least, sound suspiciously like they are aimed at subduing rebellious...
  • Domino's delivery driver slain in Lower 9th was husband, father of 3 young children

    03/26/2015 12:54:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/24/15 | Jonathan Bullington
    The Domino's Pizza delivery driver shot to death inside his car early Tuesday morning (March 24) in the Lower 9th Ward has been identified by company officials as Michael Price. The 36-year-old husband and father of three young children, ages 8, 6 and 2, lived in the Lower 9th and was on his way to make a delivery when he was murdered, said Robert Tedesco, regional vice president for local Domino's franchisee RPM Pizza LLC, which operates the Franklin Avenue Domino's where Price worked for the last year or so. "He was an exemplary team member," Tedesco said. "He always...
  • Freshman Senator: Pay for Obamacare Replacement With … Obamacare [R-Louisiana]

    03/26/2015 5:33:03 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 03/26/2015 | Steven Dennis
    Bill Cassidy, the freshman senator from Louisiana and a doctor, has been pushing fellow Republicans in his first few months in the Senate to embrace an alternative to Obamacare — one he predicts will insure more people without mandates. And he even says he has a way to pay for it: Obamacare. At an event attended Monday by fellow GOP freshmen to mark the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Cassidy took an unusual tack for a Republican by bemoaning the fact that 30 million people remain uninsured, despite the ACA. He also took aim at the law for...
  • Report: Chemical revenues slip but expansions expected to continue

    03/25/2015 4:35:50 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | March 24, 2015 | Rhiannon Meyers
    North American chemical companies have seen their revenues slip with the plunging crude price, but they aren’t expected to abandon the billions worth of expansions they announced when profits were higher, a new report finds. Petrochemical companies have enjoyed deep discounts on the oil-based naptha and natural gas liquids they use to power their plants since the price of oil has collapsed in recent months, but chemicals they manufacture have also been selling for cheaper, eroding their margins, according to a new report by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. Ethylene, a key building block for plastics, now fetches 35 percent...
  • Bobby Jindal pledged no new taxes, raised taxes, then denied doing it(Not ready for primetime Gov)

    03/24/2015 7:12:54 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/24/15 | Newmachete
    Governor Bobby Jindal of Lousiana, who pledged not to raise taxes, has raised taxes, aided by the radical Islam loving Grover Norquist. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was caught in a jam. He had to plug a $1.6 billion projected deficit for next year — 20 percent of Louisiana’s general fund — and he had to do it without violating an anti-tax pledge he made to Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), the influential conservative group headed by Grover Norquist. Jindal’s solution: eliminating $526 million in tax rebates, most notably for the state’s business inventory tax. Norquist’s group blessed the decision, concluding...
  • Molotov cocktails found in New Orleans airport aggressor's bag

    03/21/2015 1:25:26 PM PDT · by abb · 56 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | March 21, 2015 | Staff
    Jefferson Parish officials held a 2 p.m. press conference to provide the latest after Friday night's incident at New Orleans' Armstrong International airport. Here are some highlights from the press conference: -- Bomb squad went into aggressor White's car at the airport Friday night and found some smoke bombs and three tanks in trunk; intended purpose unknown. Acetylene, freon and oxygen tanks found. -- Bag that White had in security checkpoint area was found to have six half-pint mason jars with cloth wicks into gasoline; known as Molotov cocktails; BBQ lighter found in bag too along with plastic letter opener,...
  • Live coverage: New Orleans airport machete attack news conference

    03/21/2015 4:38:59 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/21/15 | Ken Daley
    Live coverage of the news conference regarding the machete attack Friday night (March 20) inside the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport starts here: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu: "We're going to learn a lot from this incident." Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand: "We accomplished a lot of things last night with assistance of Kenner police, FBI, ATF and others." Normand clarifies some inaccuracies reported by sheriff's office last night. Says no traveler was grazed by a bullet as originally reported. TSA agent was being chased by Richard White as he waved the machete. JSPO lieutenant's first shot wounded female...
  • Mysterious Event at the New Orleans Airport

    03/21/2015 4:13:01 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 25 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 21 March 15 | Unattributed
    There was a violent incident last night at the New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport involving a machete-wielding attacker carrying Molotov Cocktails in a bag charging a security screening checkpoint and wounding a TSA agent. An alert and sharp shooting Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy put 3 rounds into the attacker and ended it there, thus preventing a possible horrendous incident. We’ve attached a PDF of the New Orleans airport perp’s Facebook page. Plenty of fruitcake stuff on there. But the claim to be from Saudi Arabia is right there on the left.
  • A Prophet's Hometown

    03/21/2015 4:48:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    My hometown of Jackson, Louisiana, is in an unfortunate location. Just on the other side of Thompson's Creek is West Feliciana Parish. West Feliciana Parish is a prosperous suburb of Baton Rouge. Up Highway 61, a road once so riddled with potholes that then-Gov. Mike Foster drove it on a motorcycle with press tagging along to campaign for road paving, Baton Rouge passes from urban to industrial, then to the highlands of the Felicianas. The Felicianas factored into the Civil War. The Confederacy and Union fought at Port Hudson and marauding Union troops engaged the Confederacy at the Battle of...
  • Possible terrorist attack at New Orleans Airport

    03/20/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 213 replies
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    I just got this from a friend. His brother works at the New Orleans Airport.
  • Perry, Cruz to speak at NRA meeting

    03/20/2015 10:02:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    KHOU.com ^ | 7:09 a.m. CST March 3, 2015
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Several potential Republican candidates for president are scheduled to speak at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville in April. The speakers include U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The NRA's annual meeting takes place April 10-12, and the GOP politicians are scheduled to appear as part of an event put on by the NRA's lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action.
  • Transferring red-snapper control to states is adored and despised

    03/18/2015 3:12:00 PM PDT · by Vob · 15 replies
    NOLA.com I Times Picayune ^ | March 18, 2015 at 3:16 | Todd Masson
    "Coordinated management among the states is the only solution to an unaccountable federal system of fisheries management. Faced with an untenable situation, the states have risen to the challenge and collectively identified a clear path to a more balanced fishery."
  • Workers in refinery strike still off the job

    03/17/2015 9:29:45 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | March 16, 2015 | FuelFix.com
    None of the workers on strike at 15 refineries and plants in seven states has yet returned to work. And it could be days before any do as the union and individual companies hammer out individual contracts. Last week, negotiators for Shell, which was representing the industry, and the union, agreed on a deal that provides a national framework for contracts. It outlined pay increases and an agreement to review safety and staffing levels, among other provisions. But local issues must be worked out and a contract ratified at each facility before employees return to work. The Steelworkers called the...
  • Louisiana National Guard identifies Black Hawk copter crew killed in crash

    03/16/2015 11:59:02 AM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/16/15 | Paul Purpura
    The Louisiana National Guard on Monday (March 16) identified the four UH-60 Black Hawk crewmen who died last week when their aircraft crashed during a training exercise in the Santa Rosa Sound in Florida. Four soldiers and seven Marines were aboard the Hammond-based helicopter. Chief Warrant Officer 4 George Wayne Griffin Jr. 37, of Delhi; Chief Warrant Officer George David Strother, 44, of Alexandria; Staff Sgt. Lance Bergeron, 40, Thibodaux; and Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich, 26, of Baton Rouge, died Tuesday."This has been a difficult few days for the entire Department of Defense," Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis said during a...
  • Feds to buy 5 million barrels of oil for emergency stockpile

    03/16/2015 5:06:51 AM PDT · by thackney · 24 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | March 13, 2015 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Department of Energy is planning to buy up to 5 million barrels of oil to replenish the Strategic Petroleum Reserve after a test sale last year. The planned purchase of sweet crude between June 1 and July 31 is required by federal laws forcing the Department of Energy to buy back petroleum products within one year, using the proceeds from a test sale. In this case, the recent collapse in crude prices means the government is set to make money on the two transactions — effectively buying low now after selling high last year. During the March 2014 test...
  • Top Congressional Republican Wants To Know If Marijuana Should Be Legal

    03/15/2015 4:01:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 106 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 14, 2015 | Jonah Bennett
    The recent signing of a medical marijuana bill by GOP Sens. Rand Paul and Dean Heller hasn’t gone unnoticed. Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise has introduced a poll on his website, asking people to vote on whether marijuana should be legalized on the federal level. Scalise in the past has voted down marijuana reform legislation, Marijuana.com reports. On May 30, 2014, Scalise voted against an amendment in the House to prevent the Department of Justice from using funds from its budget to crack down on states that have enacted medical marijuana programs. Later, in July, Scalise voted against legislation to...
  • Real estate heir Robert Durst arrested in New Orleans on murder charges, attorney says

    03/15/2015 8:50:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/15/15 | foxnews
    Real estate heir Robert Durst was arrested Saturday in New Orleans on murder charges, his attorney said Sunday. Durst was taken into custody around 11 p.m. local time. He is being held on a first degree warrant out of Los Angeles County by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office. Durst’s attorney, Chip Lewis, told KTRK that Durst will not fight extradition to Los Angeles. He hopes to get Durst in front of a magistrate judge in New Orleans tomorrow to start the extradition charges and plans to fight the charges in Los Angeles. Durst, 71, is the subject of an HBO...
  • First direct flight from New Orleans to Cuba since 1958 takes off

    03/14/2015 1:20:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/14/15 | Katherine Sayre
    The first direct flight from New Orleans to Cuba since 1958 departed from Louis Armstrong International Airport on Saturday (March 14) carrying nearly 80 Louisiana business and civic leaders, officials said. The group is traveling to a week-long Cuba Hoy ("Cuba Today") Conference in Havana designed for business executives, lawyers and civic leaders for cultural education and networking events between U.S. and Cuban citizens.
  • Union says tentative deal reached to end U.S. refinery strike

    03/13/2015 5:51:51 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Fortune ^ | MARCH 13, 2015 | Reuters
    Four-year deal includes modest pay raises but addresses union concerns over contracted labor and worker fatigue. The United Steelworkers union and oil companies have reached a tentative deal to end the largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years, the labor group and people familiar with the negotiations said on Thursday. The new agreement for about 30,000 workers would last four years, a year longer than previous agreements. The deal, which still needs to be ratified, may not end strikes right away at all refineries that have suffered walkouts as local union chapters could still need to work out pending issues....
  • Murder suspect smears face with feces in Jeff. Parish court, says 'Life is like a box of chocolates'

    03/12/2015 10:50:46 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 14 replies
    New Orleans Advocate ^ | 3/13/15 | CHAD CALDER
    A man charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of a Terrytown woman smeared feces on his face Thursday morning during a status hearing in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna. Bryan Schwartz, 27, of Henderson, Kentucky, apparently got a handful of his own feces while in court just before 10 a.m. and began rubbing it on his face. One person said he could be heard at one point saying, “Life is like a box of chocolates,” a line from the movie “Forrest Gump.”
  • Working Class Gives Up On Obama, Fears Job Losses [opening for Republican Party]

    03/12/2015 3:02:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 10, 2015 | JOHN MERLINE,
    In what could be a significant opening for the Republican Party, working-class Americans have largely abandoned President Obama and rejected his economic policies as they continue to suffer from the historically weak economic recovery, a new analysis of IBD/TIPP Poll data finds. By wide margins, this group is more likely than any other income class to say the country is headed in the wrong direction, the economy is getting worse, and they fear losing their jobs. Just 36% approve of the job that Obama is doing, compared with 43% overall, and vast majorities say his policies haven't helped the middle...
  • U.S. marshal killed in gunfire exchange with fugitive was shot in neck, Baton Rouge coroner says

    03/11/2015 3:12:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 5 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/11/15 | Emily Lane
    Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells, who was killed during a gunfire exchange with a fugitive Tuesday (March 10) in Baton Rouge, died of a gunshot wound to his neck, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office. He was 27. Coroner William "Beau" Clark released a preliminary report of the autopsy Wednesday (March 11) afternoon. The report labels the manner of death "homicide." The cause of death is listed as "exsanguination due to gunshot wound of neck."
  • Bobby Jindal's approach to the state budget is 'insane' [blind allegiance to Norquist]

    03/11/2015 8:36:18 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 03/09/2015 | Julia O'Donoghue
    State Rep. Jay Morris, R-Monroe, recently sent an email out to his supporters criticizing Gov. Bobby Jindal's approach to closing Louisiana's projected $1.6 billion budget gap, accusing the governor of being too beholden to a national anti-tax group. "I'm no psychologist or psychiatrist but in my opinion what is going on as we approach session is insane. The insanity has its roots in the Governor's pledge to the Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), the taxpayer advocacy group based in Washington, DC headed by its founder, Grover Norquist," wrote Morris in a mass email. Morris said administration officials made it clear...
  • 7 Marines, 4 soldiers missing after Army helicopter crash in Florida

    03/11/2015 3:08:22 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 11, 2015
    <p>Search-and-rescue crews are looking for seven Marines and four soldiers after an Army helicopter crashed late Tuesday during a routine night training exercise in the Florida Panhandle.</p> <p>Eglin Air Force Base spokesman Andy Bourland told the Associated Press that the helicopter was reported missing at around 8:30 p.m. local time and crews found debris from the crash at around 2 a.m. Wednesday.</p>