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  • Social media backlash for Senator Mary Landrieu (Has she signed up for Husseincare 24.5 yet?)

    12/24/2013 3:23:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 12/23/13
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Social media backlash was seen by Senator Mary Landrieu when she took to Facebook to complain about some political ads that criticize her support for President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Landrieu wrote in her post that right wing groups have spent millions attacking her, and she asked for her constituents to join her and fight back. Most of the 600 comments on that Facebook post were negative, and some suggested that they'd gladly vote against the three- term Senator from Louisiana, and they would do so because of her support of ACA.
  • (Exempt) Sen. Mary Landrieu's Obamacare chutzpah: James Varney

    12/21/2013 5:13:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NOLA ^ | 12/20/13 | James Varney
    **SNIP** Today, judging by her recent television ads and press releases, Landrieu's approach is more, shall we say, nuanced. If I follow her correctly (and, as The Wall Street Journal noted Friday, what Landrieu says is not an indication of what she does), her current position is this: Obamacare is a great progressive step she would vote for again, and only greedy bigots who want people dying in the street oppose it. However, it hasn't gotten off to a great start and a number of its bedrock claims have proved mendacious, so she is going to step forward, champion the...
  • Mayor Landrieu loses in court over $17.5 million payment to firefighters' pension fund

    12/19/2013 11:23:15 AM PST · by topher · 5 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12-19-2013 | By Richard Rainey
    Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration has suffered another setback in its fight over payments to the pension fund for New Orleans firefighters. An appellate court ruled Wednesday (Dec. 18) that the city is indeed on the hook for $17.5 million that the administration failed to pay into the system in 2012. A three-judge panel with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal upheld Civil District Judge Robin Giarusso's ruling in March that the city must immediately pay up. That decision could fall hard on the cash-strapped city's finances as it struggles under the costs of two federal consent decrees meant to overhaul...
  • Mary Landrieu's Career Depends on Winning a Numbers Game (and the math might not save her this time)

    12/18/2013 4:06:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/17/13 | Alex Roarty
    **SNIP** "We now have a situation where you have an unpopular president on the downside and a senator who has no independence from him," said Brad Todd, a GOP consultant who twice worked on campaigns against the senator. "Mary is a tough campaigner, she campaigns vigorously, she's charismatic, she's experienced at tough races. However, she has never had to run with an anvil around her neck. She will have to do that this time." Landrieu's own position on Obamacare reflects the tension between competing demands. Earlier this year, she gave the Affordable Care Act a bear hug. She repeatedly said...
  • LA Senate: Landrieuís revisionist history on Obamacareís canceled health plans

    12/14/2013 12:04:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 12/12/13 | Jason Pye
    **SNIP** ď[T]hose individuals who like the coverage they already have will be able to keep their current plan,Ē declared Landrieu from the Senate floor in December 2009. ďThis is a very accurate description of this bill before us.Ē When the millions of health plan cancellations became part of the narrative about the law, Landrieu tried to spin her promise, telling The Weekly Standard that ď[w]e said when we passed [Obamacare], ĎIf you had insurance that was good insurance that you wanted to keep it, you could keep it.íĒ Landrieu never said that during the debate on Obamacare. President Obama never...
  • Spinning ObamaCare (without mentioning it)

    12/13/2013 5:50:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/13/13 | Jason L. Riley
    Democrats are grappling with how to run for re-election next year in an anti-ObamaCare environment given that many of them voted for the health-care law. A super PAC supporting Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina released an ad last week praising parts of the law without ever mentioning it by name. Now comes a TV spot from Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana that highlights her promise to "fix" the law. The ad begins with news reports of people losing their insurance plans after President Obama said they would be able to keep them. The senator then scolds the president for...
  • Fail: Mary Landrieu Has Exact Same Issues Page As Michelle Nunn (website glitch)

    12/13/2013 5:16:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 12/13/13 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieuís Senate campaign website ďissuesĒ page appears to have been copied directly from Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunnís website ďideasĒ page BuzzFeed has found.
  • (Exempt RAT Mary) Landrieu Releases ĎKeeping the Promiseí campaign ad

    12/12/2013 6:14:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 12/12/13
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Senator Mary Landrieu released a new ad, "Keeping the Promise," pointing out her efforts to fix the affordable care act. The $250,000 campaign will air in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport, and Monroe markets. **SNIP** "Yep she is being targeted by the national republican party as one of the democrats who is most up, her seat is most up for grabs so she's trying to defend her turf this far out ahead of the election," says Young.
  • Amazing: Landrieu Completely Throws Obama Under the Bus in First TV Ad

    12/11/2013 8:12:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 11, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    Iím confused. Last week Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) said if she could vote for Obamacare again, she would. Now for some reason sheís completely distancing herself from it? If you are to believe this ad, President Obama lied to her constituents. Not her (via Politico)(VIDEO-AT-LINK) But thereís just one problem here: in 2009 Landrieu herself said if Americans liked their health care plans, they could keep them. Oops:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) The ad spot above is deceptive and misleading. It puts all the blame on the president, when in truth she built support for -- and ultimately helped pass -- Obamacare. At the...
  • Sen. Landrieuís first ad: ďWhat I said to the president is, you told them you could keep itĒ

    12/11/2013 2:45:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    While certain Democrats remain undaunted in their insistence that the whole lot of ‚Äėem are totally, absolutely, unequivocally going to be running on ObamaCare in 2014 and using it ‚Äúas an advantage,‚ÄĚ other Democrats are clearly feeling a little more‚Ķ well, daunted. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO When Sen. Landrieu learned that individuals who liked their health insurance could no longer keep it, despite the President‚Äôs promise, she wrote legislation to insure that the promise was kept. As a result, the President issued guidance allowing states and insurance companies to renew individual health plans for another year. Dang. This...
  • Sen. Landrieu's re-election campaign to begin 2014 advertising (Obamacare not mentioned)

    12/10/2013 4:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NOLA ^ | 12/10/13 | Bruce Alpert
    **SNIP** The Landrieu aide would not say whether the ads will be positive -- presenting the case for giving Landrieu a 4th Senate term -- or negative - attacks on Republicans and/or her top GOP opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge. It's also possible the ads can provide a combination of positive and negative messages. Politico said that a source familiar with the "air war" informed its reporter of the planned Landrieu ads, which are expected to run in Baton Rouge, Alexandria and Lafayette starting Wednesday.
  • LA Senate: Landrieu still backs Obamacare, Louisiana voters donít

    12/08/2013 4:44:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 12/06/13 | Jason Pye
    Louisiana voters have made themselves pretty clear on Obamacare. According to a recent poll, 59% of voters in the state oppose the law and 54% of them said that theyíre less likely to vote for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) because of her support for Obamacare. But Landrieu, who is one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats, isnít listening to her constituents. She insists that she would support Obamacare again if it came up for a vote in the Senate: ďThe Affordable Care Act, as I said, the bill itself has got very good concepts and yes, I would support it...
  • Senator Landrieuís Deception (When will Mary sign up for Husseincare 21.2 like she promised?)

    12/07/2013 11:33:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/06/13 | Carrie Severino
    Senator Landrieu has decided to ratchet up her deception of Louisiana voters by lying about my organizationís ad exposing her. She calls it ďblatantly false,Ē but never identifies a single factual error. Instead she tries to change the subject. Landrieu pointed out that some of the judges she voted for received bipartisan support and others never won confirmation. Unfortunately, that does nothing to contest the basic factual claim of the ad: that she has voted for every one of the presidentís nominees.
  • Senate Democrat: Oh, I Would Totally Vote For Obamacare Again

    12/05/2013 4:37:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    Senator Mary Landrieuís (D-LA) approval ratings are imploding. So what's she doing to counteract this trend as she prepares to run for re-election? She's telling her constituents she would vote for ObamacareÖďagainĒ: Landrieu also responded to political attacks Wednesday on her support for Obamacare. "The Affordable Care Act, as I said, the bill itself has got very good concepts and yes, I would support it again," Landrieu said. "But, that doesn't excuse the poor roll out of what should have happened. There should have not been a glitch in the software." These comments are particularly interesting because Landrieu is...
  • Conservative group hits Landrieu with ad on judicial nominations

    12/02/2013 8:45:32 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/2/13 | Sean Sullivan
    A conservative group is taking to the airwaves in Louisiana Monday to attack Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) for supporting President Obama's judicial nominees. "Mary Landrieu voted for every one of Obama's liberal activist judges," says the narrator of the 30-second ad from the Judicial Crisis Network. The ad also goes after Landrieu for supporting a measure to eliminate filibusters in the Senate for most presidential nominees, a maneuver known as the "nuclear option." "Landrieu even helped change the rules to pack a key court with new liberal judges," the narrator says. Judicial Crisis Network is spending six figures to air...
  • Sen. Landrieu defends Affordable Care Act (Has exempt Mary signed up yet?)

    11/30/2013 5:31:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    KSLA ^ | 11/30/13
    **SNIP** Landrieu made the comments today at the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus and the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus Foundation 29th Annual Bayou Classic Scholarship Jazz Brunch in New Orleans. Landrieu delivered the keynote address at the event and said providing quality healthcare to everyone can be done. She says the Affordable Care Act is the answer. **SNIP** Landrieu added, "So despite the fact there are some leaders in our state that say no and pull out the rug -- we are going to say yes and we're going to lay down a foundation. We're going to keep fighting to do...
  • Poll shows strong Vitter, weak Landrieu and Democrats

    11/26/2013 4:45:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 11/26/13 | Jeffrey Sadow
    A poll about the fortunes of Louisiana U.S. Senate candidates next year and gubernatorial candidates the year after provided excellent news for Republicans in federal office and highlighted the continually deteriorating position of Democrats in the state. Among other things, the recent survey by Southern Media and Opinion Research looked at answers for likely voters for the offices of senator and governor. For the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Mary Landrieu, she led U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy 41-34 percent, with another Republican challenger recent state arrival Rob Maness at 10 percent.
  • Obama to Landrieu: I Donít Need You Anymore (only 51 required)

    11/25/2013 10:17:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/25/13 | Dan Holler
    **SNIP** Last week, Landrieu was ďthrilledĒ to join 51 of her Democrat colleagues in invoking the nuclear option. The controversial move, which Obama opposed in 2005 saying it was ďmore about power than about fairness,Ē stripped the minorityís ability to filibuster executive branch nominees and most judicial nominees. In 2005, Obama cautioned ďthis rule change will be no fairer to a Republican minority than it is to a Democratic minority.Ē After the vote, a Politico reporter updated the Red Team versus Blue Team implications, suggesting Obama will no longer depend on ďRepublicans like John McCain of Arizona, Kelly Ayotte of...
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu will buy health coverage in Louisiana and lose out on federal subsidy

    11/25/2013 6:43:53 AM PST · by BerniesFriend · 61 replies
    Times Picayune (NOLA.com) ^ | 11/22/2013 | Bruce Alpert
    Sen. Mary Landrieu will buy health coverage in Louisiana and lose out on federal subsidy WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said Friday that she and her husband will buy their health insurance from Louisiana's Affordable Care Act marketplace. That decision means she won't qualify for the federal contribution provided to federal employees, including members of Congress and their staffs. It can be as high as $11,377 for a family health plan. Members of Congress and their staffs must buy insurance through Washington D.C.'s small business exchange to qualify for continued federal health subsidies, under a recent directive from the...
  • (Exempt) Sen. Mary Landrieu will buy health coverage in Louisiana and lose out on federal subsidy

    11/22/2013 4:06:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    NOLA ^ | 11/22/13 | Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said Friday that she and her husband will buy their health insurance from Louisiana's Affordable Care Act marketplace. That decision means she won't qualify for the federal subsidy provided to federal employees, including members of Congress and their staffs. The subsidy can be as high as $11,377 for a family health plan. **SNIP** As a result of her personal decision on health coverage, Landrieu could also lose federal retirement health benefits. To qualify for retirement benefits, a member of Congress or federal government employee must be enrolled in a federal health plan, or, for...
  • FORMER LA GOP CHAIR SUPPORTS OBAMA?

    11/22/2013 7:19:16 AM PST · by LSUfan · 14 replies
    The Dead Pelican ^ | 22 Nov 13 | Unattributed
    Former Louisiana GOP chair and current GOP Parish President Pat Brister recently appeared at a fund raiser for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, THE DEAD PELICAN has learned. THE DEAD PELICAN has obtained a photo of Brister at the event, along with a caption reading "GOP Parish President Pat Brister is Singing Mary Landrieu's praises for her work for Louisiana families." Landrieu has come under fire recently for her unflinching support of the disastrous Obmacare proposal, a measure which has already caused millions of Americans to lose their health private care plans. Brister's staunch support for Mary (an Obama champion) leads...
  • Landrieu takes hit at home with health law problem

    11/21/2013 4:28:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 11/21/2013 | MELINDA DESLATTE
    Support for U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana has dropped in a new poll amid the problem-plagued rollout of the federal health care overhaul, which could suggest trouble for the Democratic senator's re-election bid next year. The third-term senator has regularly polled with approval ratings well above 50 percent, but a survey released Thursday by Southern Media and Opinion Research showed approval of Landrieu's job performance had deteriorated to 46 percent. Nearly 51 percent said they thought she wasn't doing a good job. In another possible blow, 54 percent of those polled said they'd be less likely to vote for...
  • (Exempt) Sen. Landrieu quotes Mark Twain in decrying 'misinformation' about Obamacare

    11/21/2013 2:28:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 11/20/13
    **SNIP** She quoted Mark Twain. "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." **SNIP** Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, the top Republican on the Small Business Committee, said she admired Landrieu's courage, particularly for acknowledging her role in helping develop provisions of the Affordable Care Act related to small business,
  • Mary Landrieu (exempt RAT period-LA) and the Art of Backing Away

    11/20/2013 4:57:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/18/13 | Michael Catalini
    Later this week, Southern Media & Opinion Research is expected to release the first independent poll assessing the matchup between Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican opponents in next yearís Senate race in Louisiana. For Landrieu, the poll will illuminate whether her Obamacare strategy is working, or whether the health care law is going to define her race and hurt her prospects. While the poll will be conducted by the independent organization, GOP businessman Lane Grigsby is funding the survey, according to sources in the Landrieu campaign. ďUp until now the issue was manageable for her,Ē said Louisiana political analyst...
  • Watch Out, Red-State Democrats (exempt RATS Landrieu, Begich, Pryor & Hagan)

    11/19/2013 3:58:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/19/13 | Alex Roarty
    Red-state Democrats always knew Obamacare would be a problem during next year's midterm election. But a new poll released Tuesday shows just how daunting a threat it is. **SNIP** Those numbers draw a bull's-eye on the back of the four red-state Democratic incumbents who voted for the health care reform in 2010 and are up for reelection in 2014: Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, Mark Begich in Alaska, Mark Pryor in Arkansas, and Kay Hagan in North Carolina. Each already faces a slim path to victory in their respective conservative-leaning states, one narrowed further by the law's increasing unpopularity. There's little...
  • Michelle Obama raises campaign funds for (exempt) Mary Landrieu and other Democratic candidates

    11/19/2013 2:31:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 11/18/13
    WASHINGTON - First Lady Michelle Obama raised money Monday for 2014 Senate Democratic candidates, including Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. In a speech, she warned Republican control of the Senate would derail her husband's agenda. **SNIP** "So make no mistake about it, the midterm elections matter," Mrs. Obama said. "They matter. And if you want to bring some change to Congress, then we can't just sit around feeling angry or helpless or hopeless. Because there's something that we and all of you can do right now, today, to make a huge difference and it's simple: You can write a big old...
  • Flashback: Mary Landrieu Said She Would Be 100% Accountable for Obamacare

    11/16/2013 6:08:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/15/13
    In 2009 Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) was asked the pointed question would she accept 100 percent ďaccountability for a failure or success of Obamacare,Ē America Rising **SNIP** MARY LANDRIEU: I do, already, because thatís what I do every election. I mean I, you all have toÖwhen I run for reelection you say to me ďSenator we like what youíve done we voted for you, we donít like what youíve done we voted against you.Ē
  • ObamaCare: What Did Mary Landrieu ďPurchaseĒ?

    11/15/2013 2:26:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    WGNO ^ | 11/14/13 | Mike Church
    **SNIP** To date, 387 Louisiana citizens have signed up for ObamaCare [4] while 80,000 were scheduled to lose the insurance, Landrieu and Murray et al said they needed to buy in the first place. Ironically all those who are to lose their plans blame Obama, who did not author this travesty, Landrieu & her constitutional lawyers did. Today, President Obama strode to his throne and ordered that a 1 year reprieve on policy cancellations be issued by the peasantsí insurance commissioners, sparing Landrieu the full wrath of the Who Dat [r]epublic next November. Pelosi famously said ObamaCare needed to be...
  • (Exempt) Sen. Landrieu Continues Push for Obamacare Fix (after Hussein's 'fix')

    11/14/2013 4:14:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    US News ^ | 11/14/13 | Lauren Fox
    In 2010, Democrats in the House of Representatives lost dozens of colleagues to Obamacare. Now, with less than a year until the 2014 election, a host of the doomsday scenarios Republicans promised in the 2010 midterm election are coming true: Americans are losing their preferred health care plans because they don't meet minimum requirements and some are seeing insurance premiums rise **SNIP** Vulnerable lawmakers, however, know they need more than an executive order to win the public relations campaign. Running for re-election in Republican-leaning states in 2014, senators and congressmen aren't backing away from their own proposals to fix the...
  • Senate Democrats not fully satisfied with Obamacare fix

    11/14/2013 11:27:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/14/13 | BURGESS EVERETT, SEUNG MIN KIM and JENNIFER HABERKORN
    Some Senate Democrats arenít fully satisfied with President Barack Obamaís proposed fix to the Affordable Care Act. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also said earlier on Thursday that House Democrats would move their own legislation to address problems with the law that would complement Obamaís solution. As they prepared for a private briefing from White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Thursday afternoon, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Mark Begich (D-Alaska) indicated that senators may seek legislative relief beyond the one-year extension Obama is offering for people whose health insurance has been cancelled. ďWeíre moving forward on the...
  • Obama Open to Changing Obamacare (Obama considering backing Sen. Landrieu's new experiment)

    11/14/2013 6:44:48 AM PST · by Qbert · 48 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | NOVEMBER 14, 2013 | KEITH KOFFLER
    President Obama is considering backing a bill by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) that would force insurers to keep offering plans that were in existence this year, even if it means reinstating ones they had cancelled to get right with Obamacareís standards, according to the Wall Street Journal. The legislation would be a step toward fixing Obamaís broken promise that under Obamacare, people could keep their insurance if they liked it, a vow that has turned out to be massively false. From the Journal: ďSen. Landrieuís proposal shares a similar goal to what the president has asked his team to explore,Ē...
  • Udall proposal would let people keep current healthcare plans for two years ( Colorado )

    11/14/2013 6:31:08 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | November 13, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    As Democrats on Capitol Hill are growing increasingly angry with the White House over problems with Obamacare ó and increasingly uneasy about their individual fortunes heading into 2014 ó Colorado Sen. Mark Udall Wednesday became the latest Democratic lawmaker to introduce legislation to change the beleaguered Affordable Care Act... With support building for a plan introduced by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, that would allow people mislead by the presidentĒs promise to keep their plans to actually do so indefinitely, Udall has come up with a scaled down version that would allow policyholders to keep their current plans, being cancelled under...
  • Crisis: Reid calls ďspecial meetingĒ of Senate Democrats on ObamaCare

    11/13/2013 4:40:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I don‚Äôt get it. Sebelius claims that ‚Äúthe marketplace is working.‚ÄĚ What is there to talk about? Actually, I can think of two items on the agenda. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday will convene a special meeting of the Senate Democratic caucus and senior White Officials to discuss the troubled rollout of ObamaCare‚ĶThe Senate leader said President Obama called him Tuesday evening to discuss healthcare and other issues.Several Democrats have signed onto a proposal sponsored by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) that would force insurance companies to let people keep their health plans if they like them.Sen. Tim...
  • Abandon ship: Blue-state Dem Jeff Merkley to co-sponsor Landrieuís version of ďKeep Your Plan ActĒ

    11/13/2013 12:21:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2013 | AllahPundit
    It‚Äôs not just red-state Democrats who are panicking. Then again, Merkley‚Äôs not a typical blue-state Democrat. He won his Senate race in Oregon by fewer than four points in 2008, a year in which Hopenchange fever boosted Dems nationally. Not only won‚Äôt he have that working for him next year, he‚Äôll have the albatross of Obama‚Äôs biggest ‚Äúachievement‚ÄĚ hanging around his neck. Time for him to do what little he can to shed it by joining Landrieu‚Äôs bill.Last night a source told Greg Sargent that House Democrats were being whipped by the leadership to oppose Fred Upton‚Äôs bill, replete with...
  • (Exempt) Landrieu Lobbies Hard for Keystone XL

    11/13/2013 2:21:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/12/13 | Clare Foran
    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said Tuesday that she would continue to put pressure on the administration to speed up its review of the Keystone XL pipeline. "I intend to see if we can push forward the approval of the Keystone pipeline," Landrieu told reporters after a meeting the senator held with Premier Alison Redford of Alberta, Canada, to discuss a way forward on the pipeline, which, if built, would bring crude from Alberta's oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries. "The ball is in our court and I hope the United States will make a decision," Landrieu said. "So I'm going...
  • LA Senate: Ad slams Landrieu over canceled health plans

    11/11/2013 1:34:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 11/11/13 | Jason Pye
    **SNIP** ďAs the deciding vote for Obamacare, Mary Landrieu is in a panic, not for you, but for her own political career. Typical Washington politician,Ē says the narrator. ďNow show she says she wants to stop the healthcare cancellations, but the damage is done, and she caused it. Landrieu and Obama think they know better than you, and when they choose, you lose.Ē ďEven some Washington Democrats are calling Obamacare a Ďtrain wreck,í but not Senator Landrieu. Sheís proud of being the deciding vote to pass Obamacare,Ē Cassidy says in the ad. ďIím a doctor whoís worked for 20 years...
  • Analysis: Rollout of federal health care law poses hurdle for Landrieu re-election bid

    11/10/2013 2:26:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | 11/10/13 | MELINDA DESLATTE
    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana ó Mary Landrieu needs some good news from the federal health care law ó and soon ó or an issue that's already tricky for the Democratic U.S. senator's 2014 re-election bid threatens to become a tough hurdle for her campaign. **SNIP** In a state where President Barack Obama and his health care reform poll as highly unpopular, Landrieu needs something positive to show for the law if she's going to be able to explain her vote that helped pass it and her continuing, strong defense of it.
  • Vulnerable Democrats embrace 'If you like your plan, you can keep your plan' Obamacare fix as...

    11/08/2013 3:34:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/08/13 | David Martosko
    Congress is gearing up for a series of votes on measures that could upend the entire Obamacare scheme, as both the House and Senate now have bills that would allow Americans to keep their health insurance policies in the face of the Affordable Care Act, no matter what. **SNIP** Sen. Mary Landrieu, a liberal Louisianan who voted for the Affordable Care Act in 2009, is up for re-election in 2014. Like many Democrats who fear public anger over the law, she is moving to political redefine herself as an oath-keeper.
  • Landrieu Pushing Legislation To Prevent Health Insurance Cancellations From Obamacare, Supports ACA

    11/07/2013 3:16:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    710 KEEL ^ | 11/06/13 | Dennis Foley
    Senator Mary Landrieu says she will be introducing legislation to make sure anyone who likes their health care plan can keep it if the wish under Obamacare, but she still supports the law. **SNIP** Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said about 80,000 Louisiana policyholders will lose their policies because of Obamacare. Landrieuís legislation would allow policyholders to keep their insurance as long as they kept paying their premiums.
  • Sen. Landrieu won't appear with Obama at Port of New Orleans

    11/07/2013 2:45:04 PM PST · by abb · 30 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | November 7, 2013 | Julia O'Donoghue
    When President Barack Obama appears at the Port of New Orleans tomorrow, he won't be joined by Louisiana's only statewide elected Democrat, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. Landrieu will travel with Obama to New Orleans on the president's plane, Air Force One, but she doesn't plan to attend his speech about boosting exports. The U.S. Senator has a long-standing engagement in Lake Charles that takes place at the same time and she can't be in both places at once, staff said. Her absence at Obama's public appearance in Louisiana this year could raise some questions. Landrieu is expected to face a...
  • Forcing Obama's hand

    11/05/2013 8:54:50 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 5, 2013 | Bruce Johnson
    Representative Fred Upton (R, MI) has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would allow individuals to keep their insurance policies. "I introduced legislation earlier this week, that we hope to have on the floor soon, co-sponsored by more than 50 folks, that says if you had a plan, you will be grandfathered, Upton said. "We'll keep the president's pledge." Senator Mary Landrieu, the Democrat from Louisiana, has introduced a bill called the "Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise Act." "When we passed the Affordable Care Act, we did so with the intention that if you liked your...
  • 80,000 Louisianians' health insurance policies will be canceled under Affordable Care Act

    11/04/2013 6:14:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    New Orleans Times Picayune ^ | 11/4/2013 | Rebecca Catalanello
    About 80,000 Louisiana residents will see their health insurance policies canceled in 2014 because they donít meet new federal health-care standards, the stateís insurance commissioner said Monday.Jim Donelon said the Department of Insurance collected the information from health insurance providers last week in response to numerous requests for an estimate.The figure could account for close to half of the 165,000 people in Louisiana who hold individual health insurance plans that they pay for without the help of an employer or the government. ďThese people were obviously satisfied with their insurance,Ē Donelon said, ďand I hope that they donít drop out...
  • Help Us Defeat Mary Landrieu

    10/10/2013 8:36:18 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 22 replies
    Rob Maness for Senate ^ | 10-10-2013 | I
    Real conservative to defeat Mary Landfill...Landrieu. Help us get his name out and noticed. Thanks. http://robmaness.com/
  • Dem Senator: I'm Embarrassed to Go to Europe Because Some Americans Lack Health Insurance

    08/17/2013 8:38:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 17, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Democratic senator Mary Landrieu says she's embarrassed to go to places in Europe like France and Spain because some Americans do not have health insurance. Landrieu, who is up for reelection in 2014, represents the state of Louisiana. ¬ďPeople are scared when they¬íre sick, and they¬íre much stronger when they¬íre well,¬Ē Landrieu said at a Friday lunch, according to the American Press. ¬ďIt¬ís embarrassing to me to go to places like France and Spain ... and their workers all manage to have health insurance that can¬ít be taken away.¬Ē The report adds: Landrieu said Louisiana has ¬ďmore working people that...
  • Scalise, Maness close out annual RedState gathering in New Orleans

    08/05/2013 4:48:24 AM PDT · by chemicalman · 5 replies
    nola.com ^ | August 03, 2013 | Lauren McGaughy
    Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise and Senate hopeful Rob Maness bookended the last day of this year's RedState gathering. The annual meeting, held this year in Louisiana's bluest city, New Orleans, brings together conservative bloggers, activists and candidates to discuss political strategy and key policy initiatives. Conspicuously absent from the gathering this weekend was U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, whose conservative credentials failed to pass muster with the event's host, RedState blog founder and editor Erick Erickson. "I'm just not a big fan of Bill Cassidy," Erickson said in an interview Saturday, confirming that an invitation was not extended...
  • New Poll Says Mary Landrieu Wonít be Re-elected

    07/31/2013 1:45:34 PM PDT · by abb · 24 replies
    Lincoln Parish News Online ^ | July 31, 2013 | Walter Abbott
    Do you believe that Mary Landrieu has performed her job as US Senator well enough to deserve to be reelected or do you think it is time to give a new person a chance? TOTAL RE-ELECT 39.2% TOTAL NEW PERSON 50.6% See here the complete poll results. Magellan Strategies BR surveyed 1,800 likely Louisiana voters between July 29th and July 30th, 2013. The margin of error was 2.3% at a 95% confidence interval. This survey was not authorized or paid for by any campaign or political organization. The survey was conducted using automated telephone technology.
  • Run Guillory Against Landrieu For Louisiana Senate Seat

    07/15/2013 4:20:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Star Parker
    Amid the dense fog and hot air blowing around the Republican Party, a new voice of clarity has emerged. Itís the voice of Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory, who announced several weeks ago his departure from the Democratic Party, which he calls ďthe party of disappointment,Ē to become a Republican. I wrote about Guillory a few weeks ago after I met him at the @Large conference in Baton Rouge, where he announced his change of party. Subsequently, Guillory explained why he, a black Democrat, would become a Republican in a video that went viral, and he continues to deliver his...
  • Conservative groupís poll has Landrieu at 37% re-elect

    05/14/2013 7:40:24 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 22 replies
    ConservativeIntel.com ^ | 5/14/13 | David Freddoso
    A new poll taken for a gun rights group confirms that Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is in for a tough re-election in 2014.
  • Second Republican challenges Landrieu for Senate, says Rep. Cassidy cannot beat her

    05/14/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/14/13 | Alexis Levinson
    Rob Maness, a retired Air Force Colonel who has never run for public office, announced Monday that he is entering the race. Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy is also challenging Landrieu. ďAfter serving 32 years in the military devoted to supporting and defending the Constitution from threats outside of America, I realized when my peers and I were facing out, behind us the political class in office was not living up to their oath to support and defend the Constitution,Ē Asked what he brings as a candidate that neither Landrieu nor Cassidy does, Maness said it was his sense of principle....
  • Retired Air Force colonel challenges Landrieu for US Senate seat

    05/14/2013 10:39:35 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    WAFB ^ | May 14, 2014
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man who has never run for office is throwing his name in the hat for next year's US Senate race. Rob Maness, a retired Air Force colonel from Madisonville, said he plans to run against incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu because of her support of President Barack Obama's policies. Landrieu, who is in her third term, will also be facing Congressman Bill Cassidy in the November 2014 election.