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  • New Orleans ticketholders sue NFL over call in NFC championship game

    01/22/2019 3:52:29 PM PST · by detective · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | Samuel Chamberlain
    Two New Orleans Saints season-ticket holders filed a lawsuit against the NFL on Tuesday, asking a Louisiana state court judge to order Commissioner Roger Goodell to invoke an obscure rule that could force the final moments of Sunday's NFC Championship game to be replayed. No penalty was called after Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman hit Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis while a Drew Brees pass was in the air with fewer than two minutes remaining in a tie game. A flag for pass interference would have given the Saints a first down and enabled them to run down the clock before...
  • Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono Can’t Stop Talking About Catholics

    01/20/2019 3:49:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    After Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii (with an assist from her California colleague Kamala Harris and John Kennedy) decided to declare the Knights of Columbus a terrorist group or something, there was some significant pushback from the rest of the upper chamber. They went so far as to pass a unanimous consent decree (introduced by Ben Sasse) reaffirming the unconstitutionality of religious tests for office and rebuking the Senators raising these issues. So that probably showed Hirono the error of her ways and convinced her to slow her roll, right?Don’t be silly. She went after Sasse as some...
  • GOP senator: 'I don't think we're going to get the money for the border wall'

    01/19/2019 6:17:35 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 85 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/19/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    ... Kennedy added that he wished Republicans in Congress had used a criminal justice reform bill that was passed late Tuesday as leverage to get border wall funding. The bill, which was approved in the Senate by a vote of 87-12, will now head to Trump's desk. Kennedy, who did not support the criminal justice reform legislation, said he thinks the GOP "missed an opportunity here." "My Democratic friends are entitled to have their own positions. They were salivating over this bill and I wish we had tried to get something in return like the border wall. Border walls work,"...
  • Trump announces six new federal court picks

    01/16/2019 3:49:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2019 | ALEXOLDS
    President Trump announced six new picks for federal district court seats Wednesday in what was his first slate of judicial nominees released since the start of the new Congress this year. ~snip~ The new nominees announced Wednesday include Louisiana Supreme Court Judge Greg Guidry for the Eastern District of Louisiana, James W. Hendrix and Mark T. Pittman for the Northern District of Texas, Sean D. Jordan for the Eastern District of Texas, Michael T. Liburdi for the District of Arizona, and Peter D. Welte for the District of North Dakota.
  • Tantrums: Democrats Are Refusing to End the Shutdown by Boycotting Meetings at the White House

    01/15/2019 11:32:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump hosted a border security meeting at the White House Tuesday afternoon. In an effort to make progress on the government shutdown, Trump invited Republican and Democrat lawmakers to attend with ideas. Not a single Democrat showed up. Their leaders, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, were also missing. “As Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi refuse to negotiate, President Donald J. Trump and his team are working hard to find solutions to solve the humanitarian and national security crisis at the border and reopen the government. The President has a proposal on the table...
  • The 10 Most Conservative States in America

    01/14/2019 3:05:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 78 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 14, 2019 | Nick Johnson
    To determine the most conservative states in the United States, we looked at voting patterns and conservative policy decisions that have taken place over the last 20 years. These are the states that supported Donald Trump the most in the last presidential election, and where liberals and democrats are least represented.
  • NAACP Prepares to Protest Donald Trump’s New Orleans Visit

    01/12/2019 12:01:18 PM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/12/2019 | Warner Todd Houston
    The Louisiana chapter of the NAACP is preparing to protest during President Donald Trump’s visit to New Orleans on Monday, according to reports. The state’s NAACP Conference announced that it intends to protest on Convention Center Boulevard starting at 10:30 a.m. during the president’s January 14 visit. Trump is scheduled to address the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Centennial Celebration.....
  • 5 Senators Reintroduce Wall Act to Fully Fund Border Wall

    01/09/2019 9:03:51 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/9/2019 | Michelle Moons
    Five Republican Senators reintroduced the WALL Act Tuesday, a bill to fully fund a wall along the U.S. southern border. “Their legislation, first introduced last December, is also the first bill that will fund the wall by identifying specific funding sources,” read a Tuesday announcement from the five senators. The five are Senators are Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Mike Rounds (R-SD), John Kennedy (R-LA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
  • Scalise: Ocasio-Cortez 'shouldn't condone' supporters who bring up 2017 shooting

    01/08/2019 6:49:40 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/08/19 | Emily Birnbaum
    Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Monday night said that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) "shouldn't condone" her supporters who brought up the 2017 shooting that seriously injured the minority whip in order to berate him online. "She oughta own up and just say, 'Look this isn’t something that I condone,'" Scalise said on Fox News's "Hannity." "She doesn’t … own this herself directly, but she shouldn’t condone it either." Scalise and Ocasio-Cortez briefly sparred on Twitter over the weekend over the freshman New York lawmaker's call for a 70 percent tax rate on Americans making more than $10 million. Scalise ended...
  • Scalise quits Twitter tax debate with Ocasio-Cortez after 'radical’ followers bring up his shooting

    01/06/2019 2:14:25 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 54 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/6/19 | USA Features
    U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise abruptly ended an online debate over Twitter with freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after the New York Democratic Socialist’s “radical supporters” began referencing the assassination attempt on his life. “Snipe his a–,” one Twitter user wrote, in support of Ocasio-Cortez, Fox News reported, adding that the user went on to deny that the post was a call for violence, writing, “not seeing any violence there sorry.” The user eventually told Fox News the reference was to verbal “sniping.”
  • WaPo: Ocasio-Cortez Tax Would Pay For … 2.2% Of Medicare For All

    01/07/2019 1:19:27 PM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 7, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Thanks to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), a whole lot of people read my initial analysis of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ soak-the-rich tax proposal. Some came away confused as to my point, and perhaps Scalise’s as well, when it comes to proposals such as these. The problem isn’t that the policy would “take away 70% of your income” to fund “leftist fantasy programs,” as Scalise quipped offhandedly in tweeting out my post. It’s that the tax itself is a leftist fantasy program, especially as a pay-for to support Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal.
  • Police find gun concealed in buttocks of Lafourche Parish man

    01/04/2019 10:56:57 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 91 replies
    WGNO New Orleans ^ | Janurary 3rd 2019 | WGNO Web Desk
    While Savoie was undergoing a strip search during his processing into the Lafourche Parish sub-station, deputies found a small gun concealed in his buttocks. The caliber and make of the gun has not been released.
  • Frogs or freedom? Landowners win as court rejects FWS power play

    12/26/2018 1:59:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/26/18 | Ted Hadzi-Antich and Ryan D. Walters
    The dusky gopher frog is a critter that can be found in certain areas of Mississippi — and nowhere else. Yet the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to “protect” the dusky gopher frog by using the Endangered Species Act to designate a 1,500-acre tract of private forestry land in Louisiana as “critical habitat necessary for the species’ survival,” even though the land is not inhabited by the frog, and is in fact unsuitable for the species. Naturally, the owners objected — the economic hit would have been up to $34 million, though the FWS refused to take that into...
  • Police: LSU player kills man trying to rob him, teammate

    12/24/2018 12:21:42 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    <p>Two LSU football players were trying to sell an electronic item when one of them fatally shot an 18-year-old man trying to rob them, police said Sunday. A statement released by Baton Rouge police does not identify the players, but a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press that the players are running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and linebacker Jared Small. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because LSU and police have not released the players' names...</p>
  • Federal Prison Reform Comes Right Out of Sen. Kennedy’s Playbook

    12/15/2018 10:20:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2018 | Pastor Darrel Scott
    Since the start of the Trump administration, the calls to reform America’s outdated prison and sentencing policies have grown into a massive chorus that transcends partisanship, race, and class. Thanks to President Trump’s leadership and willingness to work with elected officials across the political spectrum, we are closer than ever to passing new policies that will equip inmates with the skills necessary to enter the workforce while also ensuring our communities remain safe. This can be the most significant legislation for minorities since the 1964 civil rights bill Federal prison reform comes right out of Sen. Kennedy’s playbook Of course,...
  • Farm Bill deal reached without food stamp work requirement expansion

    12/12/2018 6:05:57 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    The News Star ^ | 12/12/18 | Greg Hilburn
    The Senate passed the bill Tuesday on an 87-13 vote, although Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy was a no, criticizing the "missed opportunity to reform" the food stamp program. Congress has reached a compromise deal on a new Farm Bill to set agriculture policy for five years, but it won't expand work requirements for food stamps, which had been a priority of U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham of Louisiana and President Donald Trump. The Senate passed the bill Tuesday on an 87-13 vote, although Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy was a no, criticizing the "missed opportunity to reform" the food stamp...
  • Supreme Court won't hear appeal over effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood

    12/10/2018 11:22:09 AM PST · by detective · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 10, 2018
    The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three justices. The court's order reflected a split among its conservative justices and an accusation from Justice Clarence Thomas that his colleagues seemed to be ducking the case for political reasons. The two states were appealing lower court rulings that had blocked them from withholding money that is used for health services for low-income women. The money is not used for abortions. Abortion opponents have said Planned Parenthood should...
  • Supreme Court deal unanimous welcome blow to administrative (trunc)

    12/02/2018 8:47:10 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/2/18 | George Will
    Uncertain of rules on NR, but had to post this
  • Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality.

    11/30/2018 4:47:21 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | Erica L. Green and Katie Benner
    BREAUX BRIDGE, La. — Bryson Sassau’s application would inspire any college admissions officer. A founder of T.M. Landry College Preparatory School described him as a “bright, energetic, compassionate and genuinely well-rounded” student whose alcoholic father had beaten him and his mother and had denied them money for food and shelter. His transcript “speaks for itself,” the founder, Tracey Landry, wrote, but Mr. Sassau should also be lauded for founding a community service program, the Dry House, to help the children of abusive and alcoholic parents. He took four years of honors English, the application said, was a baseball M.V.P. and...
  • Jordan wins Oversight leading role for House GOP in surprise move

    11/29/2018 9:44:33 PM PST · by bitt · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/2018 | Olivia Beavers
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) abruptly stepped aside on Thursday to allow his House Freedom Caucus ally, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), to run uncontested for the ranking member role on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee -- a position that he won. Jordan, who won the race with no other competitors to challenge him, is expected to be a fierce defender of President Trump when Democrats take control of the panel next Congress. They are expected to become involved in a series of investigations into the Trump administration. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and two GOP lawmakers on the...