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  • Trump, Carson in close fight in Iowa poll

    08/29/2015 8:45:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 55 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | August 29, 23015 | Mark Hensch
    The Bloomberg/Des Moines Register survey released on Saturday finds that the two are tied in Iowa caucus-goer support when voters’ first and second choices for the Republican coronation are combined. Each is the first or second choice of 32 percent of respondents. Trump won the poll overall, getting 23 percent support. Carson comes in second at 18 percent. The next-closest competitors are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at 8 percent each. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are tied for fifth place with 6 percent support each. After them is Carly Fiorina...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channel’s Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fool’s Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitano’s core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • The Washing Away Of Cajun Culture

    08/27/2015 2:26:34 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 08/27/2015 | James Fletcher
    More than a football field of land disappears every hour. As the land erodes, people in coastal communities move "up the bayou" - inland to bigger towns and cities. But as the smaller coastal communities are dispersed, traditional ways of life are under threat. "I am the last generation of fluent speakers of French here," say Cheramie, before launching into a demonstration of the Cajun dialect. "I think French culture is lost." It's not just the language that he sees disappearing. "Our culture of fishing and hunting and trapping, appreciating the marsh - nobody else has what we have here,...
  • Take a Guess Which 4 GOP Candidates Signed a Pledge to Back Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage

    08/26/2015 6:38:59 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 34 replies
    Liberty News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jenna Leigh Richardson
    Out of 17 Republican presidential candidates, 4 have signed a pledge to support a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. The pledge which would define marriage as the union between on man and one woman is sponsored by a non-profit named the National Organization for Marriage. In a press release Tuesday, the group announced the names 4 Republican candidates that have signed the pledge along with 3 that have refused to signed.
  • POLL: MIKE HUCKABEE TAKES SECOND TO DONALD TRUMP

    08/26/2015 10:28:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26,2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee is doing quite well according to two national polls conducted after the first GOP presidential primary debate. One poll has Huckabee in second place behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and another poll has Huckabee listed with the highest favorability rating among 15 GOP presidential candidates; however, former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson takes the highest net favorability rating when comparing the results in totality. A Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted August 21-25 has Huckabee in second behind Trump – the only two candidates with double digits in that poll: Donald Trump – 30.1 percent Mike Huckabee –...
  • NEW NATIONAL POLL: DONALD TRUMP HAS BIGGEST LEAD EVER WITH CARSON A DISTANT 2ND…(40% to Bush 10%)

    08/26/2015 10:19:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 341 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    A new national poll out today by OANN and Gravis Marketing has Trump up to 40%, his YUGEST lead ever over his Republican contenders. Here’s how each candidate rated: oann_trump_forty While Carson’s lead more than doubled, he’s still a distant second place with the rest of the GOP field behind him. Not that Jeb lost a bit as both Cruz and Fiorina gained. Here’s the info on the poll: Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 3,567 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2%....
  • Former Ku Klux Klan Leader David Duke Throws Support Behind Donald Trump

    08/25/2015 11:03:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Wrap ^ | August 25, 2015 | Itay Hod
    Trump is “the best of the lot,” Duke says of GOP frontrunner GOP frontrunner Donald Trump can count on at least one die-hard fan: former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke. Self described “racial realist,” Duke, praised Trump during a recent rant during his online radio show, calling the business mogul a “good salesman.” Duke, who ran unsuccessfully for president as a Democrat in 1988 and later served in the Louisiana House of Representatives, also said he liked Trump because of “the fact that he’s come out on the immigration issue,” adding, “he’s an entrepreneur and he has a...
  • Multiple people shot in Louisiana, including police officer

    08/26/2015 3:46:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    CBSNEWS.com ^ | 8/26/15 | CBS
    SUNSET, Lo. -- Officials are responding to a shooting involving multiple victims in Louisiana, reports CBS affiliate KLFY. Sunset Police have confirmed to KLFY that a police officer has been shot. KLFY is reporting that a man has barricaded himself inside the convenience store near where the shooting took place.
  • Planned Parenthood Sues Louisiana After Bobby Jindal De-Funds Abortion Biz

    08/25/2015 2:45:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt Aug 25, 2015
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business has filed a lawsuit against the state of Louisiana after Governor Bobby Jindal made the decision to yank its taxpayer funding. Jindal cut Planned Parenthood’s funding after a national scandal involving the abortion company selling the body parts of aborted babies. When Louisiana cut Planned Parenthood fnuding Jindal’s office said, “Governor Jindal and DHH decided to give the required 30-day notice to terminate the Planned Parenthood Medicaid provider contract because Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the State of Louisiana in regards to respecting human life. Pending the ongoing investigation, DHH reserves the...
  • Trump Way Ahead in New Hampshire; Sanders Leads Clinton

    08/25/2015 8:19:32 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 17 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/25/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we've done anywhere since he entered the race. Trump laps the Republican field with 35% to 11% for John Kasich, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 7% each for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 6% for Ben Carson, 4% each for Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Rand Paul. Candidates falling outside the top ten in the state are Rick Perry at 2%, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal all at less...
  • Louisiana State Police dies after being shot, taunted

    08/24/2015 10:05:11 AM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    msn.com ^ | 8/24/15 | John Bacon
    A Louisiana State Police dies Monday after authorities say he was shot in the head and then taunted when he stopped to provide aide to a man whose truck was stuck in a ditch............
  • Shreveport police: Officer shot, killed; manhunt ongoing (1)

    08/06/2015 7:20:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 6, 2015
    SHREVEPORT, La. (August 6, 2015) — Police in northwest Louisiana say an officer has died after being shot while on duty, and a manhunt for a suspect is under way. Shreveport police spokesman Bill Goodin tells The Associated Press that investigators believe they know who the suspect is and are obtaining a warrant for his arrest.
  • Louisiana State Police Steven Vincent has died

    08/24/2015 7:47:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies
    Facebook page for prayers for him ^ | 8/24/15 | Louisiana State Police??
    Death of S/T Steven Vincent I am very saddened to report that Senior Trooper Steven Vincent has passed away this morning from the gunshot wounds he suffered yesterday in conjunction with a traffic investigation. As an organization, we are heartbroken over this senseless and tragic death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his surviving wife Katherine and his son Ethan as well as his entire extended family. ( Brothers, Tpr. Terrell Vincent and Chief Keith Vincent) Steven was proud to serve as a Louisiana State Trooper and we were proud to count him among our ranks. This loss exacts an...
  • Birthers Say These 4 GOP Candidates May Be Ineligible To Be President

    08/18/2015 2:12:52 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 16 replies
    Taking Points Memo ^ | August 17, 2015 | Cahterine Thompson
    The birther movement has come home to roost as the Republican presidential primary heats up. snip Ted Cruz snip Marco Rubio snip Bobby Jindal snip Rick Santorum In a column published last week on the conspiracy theory website WND, author Jack Cashill noted that questions had been raised about whether four of the 17 candidates in the GOP field were really "natural born citizens" and therefore eligible to run for President.
  • BIG CHANGES FOR 9 CANDIDATES IN 'BIRTHRIGHT' RATING

    08/22/2015 3:25:13 PM PDT · by Nep Nep · 30 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Fri, Aug 21st 2015 @ 11:08 am EDT | Roy Beck
    BUSH: changed Rating from No Action to VERY HARMFULCARSON: from No Action to VERY GOODCHRISTIE: from No Action to GOODCRUZ: from No Action to VERY GOODFIORINA: from Unhelpful to VERY HARMFULJINDAL: from No Action to VERY GOODPERRY: from No Action to UNHELPFULRUBIO: from No Action to VERY HARMFULTRUMP: from No Action to EXCELLENTIn addition, the following candidates stuck with the positions (and Ratings) that they had previously staked out. (Santorum and Paul deserve special recognition for taking strong stands long before Trump stirred the media's interest this past week.)EXCELLENT: SantorumVERY GOOD: Paul1st STEPS: GrahamNO POSITION: Chaffee, WalkerUNHELPFUL: Biden, Clinton, Sanders,...
  • Jindal’s Pro-Life Jujitsu

    08/22/2015 9:25:26 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    Ricochet ^ | August 20, 2015 | Jon Gabriel
    Bobby Jindal earned a poll surge today with a smart piece of political jujitsu. Unlike most politicos, Jindal understands that a major source of liberal power is their ability to set the narrative. Since progressives control most of the media and pop culture, they set the terms of the debate. Ferguson, Missouri, has been wracked by violence for a year due to a coordinated lie accusing a racist cop of gunning down an innocent black teen with his hands up, pleading “don’t shoot!” The press lionized a Texas backbencher for bravely defending women’s health, even though Wendy Davis was blocking...
  • At Mansion Protest, Jindal Makes Planned Parenthood Activists

    08/21/2015 11:25:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    When Planned Parenthood activists showed up at Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R-LA) mansion in Baton Rouge Thursday, in protest of his plan to defund the state's organization, his administration responded in an unexpected, yet powerful way: they made the protesters face the inhumanity they were supporting: In a news release this morning, Governor Jindal says his office will set up a movie screen and speakers and play on loop the videos of Planned Parenthood employees talking about the harvesting of unborn babies to sell on the open market. Wow. Well played, governor. Jindal explained that the activists are free to protest...
  • Immigration Could Get Push From Pope Francis When He Visits the USA

    08/21/2015 1:03:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 08/21/2015 | Emily Wilkins
    Many advocates for revamping immigration laws have tried to coax Congress into action over the years, but a particularly powerful one will be arriving next month: Pope Francis. Lawmakers and immigration activists expect the pontiff’s message will resonate beyond Capitol Hill and inspire members of Congress and their constituents. The pope's U.S. schedule includes an address to Congress on Sept. 24 and a meeting two days later with immigrants and Hispanic families at Philadelphia’s Independence Mall. “He’s been clear on our failure to respond appropriately to immigrants and refugees,” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., told CQ. “I don’t think anyone will...
  • Head of Louisiana GOP among those in Ashley Madison data dump

    08/20/2015 5:18:09 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-20-2015 | KATIE BO WILLIAMS
    Louisiana GOP Executive Director Jason Doré said Thursday that his name was among those released as part of the Ashley Madison data dump earlier this week because he used the site for “opposition research.” Hackers released a trove of data from the infidelity networking website on Tuesday that included at least 10,000 email addresses that appear to be associated with government and military accounts. Doré told NOLA.com that an account had been created using his name and former personal credit card information as part of work done by his law firm, Doré Jeansonne. He did not reveal on whose behalf...
  • Jindal to screen Planned Parenthood videos outside mansion during pro-choice protest

    08/20/2015 12:57:02 PM PDT · by magellan · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Aug 20, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    Louisiana governor and GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal will counter pro-Planned Parenthood protests today with a protest of his own -- in the form of a continuous video loop of the seven undercover videos showing illegal abortions and fetal harvesting by Planned Parenthood clinics. The videos, some of which include graphic footage of abortion workers sorting through the dismembered arms, legs and other body parts of aborted babies as old as 20-weeks gestation, will show on an outdoor movie theater outside the Louisiana governor's mansion. The pro-Planned Parenthood protest is set to take place at 4:30 CT. The screening of...
  • 5 states defund and 13 states investigate Planned Parenthood

    08/20/2015 5:36:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | Danny Burton
    Since the release of the first incriminating Planned Parenthood video from the Center for Medical Progress, a flurry of investigations have ensued. These videos at least show evidence indicating a strong likelihood of illegal activity, and at worst show despicable, callous disregard for the law, human life, and women. Here are the ongoing official investigations and government actions taken against Planned Parenthood. As of Wednesday, five states have made moves to defund Planned Parenthood, or end participation in the funneling of federal money to the unscrupulous organization. These states are New Hampshire, Utah, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama. Thirteen states have...
  • Under assault, Planned Parenthood blames Jindal for making a ‘shambles’ of health care

    08/18/2015 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    thelensnola.org/ ^ | 8.18.2015 | Melissa Flournoy, Contributing opinion writer
    During Bobby Jindal’s two terms as governor, his administration has blocked Medicaid expansion in Louisiana, cut public health care funding to the bone, closed mental health facilities, closed the Baton Rouge General-Mid City emergency room, closed the publicly funded Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, and has not adequately funded the new University Medical Center in New Orleans. A 50-state study puts Jindal’s Louisiana in second-to-last place for children’s health outcomes. Under Jindal’s tenure as governor, Louisiana has had some of the highest rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis and HIV/AIDS in the nation. Teen pregnancy and teen...
  • Bobby Jindal Hits Scott Walker On "Cradle to Grave" Healthcare Plan

    08/18/2015 2:40:33 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/18/2015 | Jason Howerton
    Bobby Jindal Hits Scott Walker: ‘It Is Frankly Shocking That a Republican Candidate for President Would Author a Cradle to Grave Plan Like This’ Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal strongly criticized Scott Walker’s health care proposal on Tuesday, accusing his GOP rival of endorsing the “fundamental underpinning of Obamacare.” “In a health care plan that is light on specifics, Governor Walker endorsed the fundamental underpinning of Obamacare – the notion that America needs another entitlement program,” Jindal said in a statement. Jindal argued that Walker’s plan “In Governor Walker’s plan creates a new “entitlement” for “every single American human being from...
  • The Harsh Human Cost of Defunding Planned Parenthood

    08/16/2015 2:21:46 PM PDT · by unlearner · 16 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/16/2015 | RENEE CRAMER
    Responding to shock videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, government officials in Louisiana, New Hampshire and Alabama (and, most recently, Arkansas) have moved to defund Planned Parenthood. Now the White House has entered the fray, warning these states that defunding may break the law. Through a network of affiliated clinics, Planned Parenthood provides health care services to millions of women across the country, especially low-income and young women who have few options for care.
  • The battle to erase history moves to New Orleans(update!)

    08/16/2015 8:23:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 8/15/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As a committee of city government called Thursday for taking down four controversial statues that celebrate Confederate officials and a white supremacist group’s violent fight against a biracial state government during Reconstruction, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office said it is looking into whether he can use the power of his office to keep the monuments in place. The monuments, including the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee atop the column at a St. Charles Avenue traffic circle, should be taken down under an ordinance that allows the City Council to remove public statues that celebrate racist ideologies or are likely to...
  • Trump triumphs in new Missouri poll; H. Clinton cruises past Bernie Sanders(Trump 23%,Jeb&Ben 11%)

    08/13/2015 3:49:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Donald Trump reigns in Missouri, at least right now. A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows him leading the Republican field in the state with 23 percent to 11 percent each for Jeb Bush and Ben Carson. Mike Huckabee got 10 percent to 9 percent for Ted Cruz, 8 percent for Scott Walker, 7 percent for Carly Fiorina, 6 percent for Marco Rubio and 4 percent each for John Kasich and Rand Paul. Other candidates are at 1 percent or less: Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and George Pataki. Jim Gilmore and Lindsey Graham have no...
  • Obama administration to Louisiana, Alabama: You can’t defund Planned Parenthood

    08/13/2015 1:08:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Can states restrict Medicaid funding to keep it from flowing to the nation’s largest abortion-mill chain? The Obama administration says no, and has fired warning shots across bows of two states that moved to block funds to Planned Parenthood. Louisiana and Alabama both vowed to cut off funds as a series of undercover investigative videos exposes their business practices on organ harvesting and revenue, but the White House warned yesterday that they do not have that authority: [T]he White House points out that federal law says Medicaid beneficiaries may obtain services from any qualified provider and that cutting Planned...
  • Obama Admin Threatens Alabama and Louisiana After They De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    08/13/2015 12:15:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    life news ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration is threatening two states after they made the decision to cut funding to the Planned Parenthood abortion business in the wake of a series of videos exposing how Planned Parenthood sells aborted babies and their body parts. Alabama became the third state to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business in the wake of five videos exposing how the abortion giant sells the body parts of aborted babies for research. The state followed Louisiana, which is revoking a contract with Planned Parenthood using state Medicaid dollars, and New Hampshire, which zapped $650,000 in state taxpayer funding. In Alabama,...
  • Ku Klux Klan fliers appear in neighborhood near Mandeville; authorities investigating

    08/11/2015 1:34:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/11/15 | James Varney, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    St. Tammany Parish authorities are investigating the distribution over the weekend of Ku Klux Klan fliers in a community near Mandeville. The range of the distribution remained unclear Tuesday morning (Aug. 11). "I don't know if we're ever going to get a clear picture of how many there were," said Capt. George Bonnett, a spokesman for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. "Someone was just kind of driving down the street, flinging them in front yards." The yards were in the Hidden Pines subdivision. Some residents reported finding plastic sandwich bags weighted with a rock or a piece of candy....
  • Three More States End Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

    08/10/2015 11:37:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 7, 2015 | 5:00 PM EDT | Abigail Wilkinson
    Three more states—Alabama, Louisiana, and New Hampshire—have cut off state funding to Planned Parenthood (PP) in the wake of recent videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that appear to show PP officials negotiating over the sale of aborted baby organs and tissue. The three are the latest states to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ended state funding of abortion-performing facilities, including Planned Parenthood, in 2011. According to LifeSiteNews, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, and Texas also prohibit state funds from going to any facility that performs abortions. …
  • Republican decries GOP double standard (Chris McDaniel)

    12/30/2014 1:53:27 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/30/14 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel (R) on Tuesday accused Republican leaders of enforcing a double standard in their response to the revelation that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke to a white supremacist group in 2002. ADVERTISEMENTMcDaniel nearly took out Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) in the this year's GOP Senate primary. He was the target of attacks from the National Republican Senatorial Committee and some in the state GOP who said he should withdraw from the race because he had booked a speaking engagement at a conservative rally alongside a white nationalist. McDaniel ultimately withdrew from the rally....
  • Planned Parenthood on GOP Debate: “Shocking and Disgusting” That They Want to De-Fund Us

    08/09/2015 5:22:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Life news ^ | Aug 7, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    A Planned Parenthood abortion business vice-president is not happy with the pro-life Republicans at last night’s GOP debates who said they would de-fund and investigate Planned Parenthood after it was repeatedly caught selling the body parts of aborted babies. Most of the Republican candidates took strongly pro-life positions on abortion, including Scott Walker, Mario Rubio and Bobby Jindal. That didn’t it well with Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood. “It was the most shocking moment of last night’s debate: Senator Marco Rubio proudly coming clean and supporting a complete ban on abortion,” she said. SIGN THE PETITION! Congress...
  • Jeb Bush Gets Applause at Conservative Forum (Erick Erickson's RedState)

    08/08/2015 11:25:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 8, 2015 | Trip Gabriel
    ATLANTA — Jeb Bush, who has fought the perception of conservatives that he is not one of them, journeyed into the lion’s den on Saturday. While he may not have converted every skeptic at the RedState Gathering, a conclave of anti-establishment Republicans, he persuaded more than a few to give him a second look. After Mr. Bush’s solid but largely unmemorable outing Thursday in the first Republican debate, where he was overshadowed by the pyrotechnics around him, he came across in Atlanta as having tamed his wonkiness, and as being confident in defending positions he knew were unpopular with many...
  • This Was the Standard (Steve Scalise)

    12/31/2014 5:04:33 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 12/30/14 | Erick Erickson
    (tweet) Brad Dayspring Candidates who associate with white nationalists & segregationists events give away #GOP seats to Democrats. http://bit.ly/1scpnwC #MSsen 10:30 AM - 3 Apr 2014 But that was before it was a member of the Republican Leadership who did that. Conservatives headed to Washington and asked to vote for Rep. John Boehner need to realize that the leadership in place now isn’t far removed from the pigs at the end of Animal Farm. They view themselves as more equal than others.
  • How Do You Show Up at a David Duke Event and Not Know What It Is? (Steve Scalise)

    12/29/2014 4:45:46 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 12/29/14 | Erick Erickson
    In 2002, a year after not long before Trent Lott was driven from office in December of 2002, for his statements about support Strom Thurmond, Rep. Steve Scalise, now the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, went to a David Duke organized event. How do you not know? How do you not investigate? David Duke is the reasons I am no longer a resident of Louisiana. After supporting Edwin Edwards in the gubernatorial race against David Duke in 1991, I knew I had to get the hell out of a state where those were the two most popular...
  • Donald Trump Vs. Linsey Graham Match Ends in a K.O.

    07/22/2015 6:46:22 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 25 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | 7/21/2015 | Staff of Politico
    Donald Trump vs. Lindsey Graham match ends in a KO First it was Rick Perry that caught Trump’s attention. Then it was Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 60%. Now he’s focusing on Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 60%‘s Mini-Me, the lovely and talented Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 50%. In all fairness to Trump, Graham set out to pick the fight. He probably figured he had to stick up for his BFF from Arizona and that he’d never really done anything that Trump could criticize. On Monday evening, Graham told CNN that Trump was “becoming a jackass.” By Tuesday, Graham was appearing on...
  • Jindal: Obama ‘Declared War on Trans Fats and a Ceasefire’ With [Iran]

    08/07/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – During a “voters first presidential forum” in New Hampshire on Monday, GOP presidential candidate Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal criticized President Barack Obama’s deal with Iran, saying he “declared war on trans fats and a ceasefire with the largest state-sanctioned sponsor of terrorism.” “This is a bad deal. He’s declared war on trans fats and a ceasefire with the largest state-sanctioned sponsor of terrorism,” said Jindal regarding the nuclear deal with Iran. As CNSNews.com previously reported, the Food and Drug Administration ruled in June that trans fat is not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food and gave...
  • GOP underdogs go after Clinton, Obama; downplay long odds at first debate

    08/06/2015 3:45:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/06/2015
    Seven Republican primary underdogs downplayed their long political odds Thursday in Cleveland and directed their jabs instead at President Obama and Hillary Clinton, each seeking a break-out in the first of two presidential debates. All candidates on the Fox News/Facebook stage were united in opposition to the newly struck nuclear deal with Iran, hammering administration policies as they largely avoided tangling with each other. "The first thing I will do is tear up that agreement with Iran," former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said. Almost every candidate on stage took a shot at Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner. South Carolina Sen....
  • Brain-Eating Amoeba That Thrives in Warm Conditions Detected in Louisiana Drinking Water

    08/04/2015 5:52:32 AM PDT · by ETL · 32 replies
    AccuWeather.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Katy Galimberti
    Public officials are in the process of eliminating Naegleria Fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, from two drinking water supplies in Louisiana. Naegleria Fowleri was detected during routine tests last week at a utility district in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, roughly 25 miles from Baton Rouge. The water system serves roughly 1,800 throughout the rural town. Three other systems in the area were tested with negative results, according to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). While officials say the water is safe for drinking, residents are urged to use caution with the water, not letting it get into their nose. Humans...
  • Bobby Jindal: Arrest Mayors Of Sanctuary Cities As Accessories To Illegal Alien Crime

    08/03/2015 11:08:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/3/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is calling on mayors of sanctuary cities to be arrested as accomplices to the crimes illegal aliens receiving special treatment in their cities commit. “Absolutely, I would hold them as an accomplice,” Jindal said on Boston Herald Radio on Monday morning, as reported by BuzzFeed, Jindal said of mayors of sanctuary cities. “Make them criminally culpable. I’d also make them civilly liable so that families, victims’ families could sue. Especially if the prosecutor isn’t taking action or the mayor’s not changing their ways, I’d allow the families to go to court...
  • Bobby Jindal: Mayors Of Sanctuary Cities Should Be Arrested

    08/03/2015 10:59:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 8/3/15 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “I would hold them as an accomplice. Make them criminally culpable.” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told Boston Herald Radio on Monday morning that mayors of sanctuary cities should be arrested. “Absolutely, I would hold them as an accomplice. Make them criminally culpable,” the Republican presidential candidate said when asked if he’d arrest mayors of sanctuary cities . “I’d also make them civilly liable so that families, victim’s families could sue.
  • Amy Schumer, Chuck Schumer team up for gun control

    08/03/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Newsday ^ | 8/3/15
    Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to call for tighter gun control. She will join the senator on Monday as he unveils a three-part plan that would make it harder for violent criminals and mentally ill to obtain guns. They cited the recent shooting in a Louisiana movie theater that killed two women and injured nine others during a screening of the movie "Trainwreck" starring Amy Schumer. Amy Schumer is the senator's cousin.
  • John Boehner Embarrassed: His Whip Team Couldn’t Find Votes To Reelect Him Speaker Last Week

    08/02/2015 6:32:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/2/15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess. “[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA),” a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions with...
  • Iowa Poll: Trump Takes Huge Lead Over Walker

    08/01/2015 3:36:14 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 99 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/31/15 | Courtney Coren
    Billionaire Donald Trump is blowing away his nearest competitor, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, 2-to-1, in a poll of Iowa Republican voters released Friday by Gravis Marketing on behalf of One American News Network. Trump has a 15-point lead over Walker in the poll taken of 227 registered Republican voters in the Hawkeye State, asked Wednesday who among the GOP candidates for president they would vote for if the caucus were held today. The results, according to the poll: Trump, 30.9 percent Walker, 15.4 percent Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 10 percent Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, 7.2 percent Former Arkansas Gov....
  • Horrific injuries suffered by teenage girl attacked by gang of catcalling men ...

    08/01/2015 5:37:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    An 18-year-old girl has been left with horrific injuries after she was attacked by a gang of men for wearing a bikini. Jessica Byrnes-Laird from Haughton, Louisiana, stopped at a local convenience store on the way back from the beach with her boyfriend on Sunday. Surveillance footage shows the group of men then approached the car and started catcalling her. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3182354/Horrific-injuries-suffered-girl-attacked-gang-catcalling-men-wearing-bikini-way-beach.html#ixzz3hc6OiKm6 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Gov. Jindal's threat to have Westboro members who disrupt funeral arrested sparks legal debate

    07/28/2015 6:49:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    KSLA News ^ | 07/28/2015 | By Fred Childers
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal gave a stern warning to Westboro Baptist Church members who had reportedly threatened to protest the funerals of the Lafayette movie theater victims. “Let me be very clear, if they come here to Louisiana and they try to disrupt those funerals, we're going to lock them up,” said Jindal. The funerals for Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson were held on Monday. Before that, Jindal issued an executive order asking police to enforce a Louisiana State law that protects against disturbing the peace at funerals. But, it did not have to be enforced...
  • Vandals damage grave of fallen police officer less than 24 hours after burial

    07/27/2015 3:28:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wowk-tv ^ | Jul 27, 2015 | wowk
    Less than 24 hours after a veteran police officer was buried, vandals struck, damaging the eternal flame honoring the fallen officer at a cemetery in New Orleans. The Times-Picayune reports vandals desecrated the grave of New Orleans Police Officer Vernell Brown, Jr. by prying off and destroying the metal vessel housing the gas-powered flame-- the centerpiece of the Louisiana Law Enforcement Officer Memorial. Brown, who was injured in a July 12 traffic incident and died five days later was buried on Saturday at Lake Lawn cemetery. The 17-year veteran of the force was training two recruits when they stopped to...
  • The Taxpayer-Funded Louisiana Co-Op Created Under Obamacare Has Collapsed

    07/27/2015 1:58:07 PM PDT · by wildwoodla · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7/27/15 | Melissa Quinn
    Just two years after Obamacare’s implementation, a Louisiana nonprofit insurer that received nearly $66 million in taxpayer-funded loans is closing its doors.
  • Martin O’Malley: ‘Ban Sale Of Assault Weapons,’ Launch ‘National Gun Registry’

    07/27/2015 10:02:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 24, the day after John Russell Houser allegedly used a handgun to kill two people in Lafayette, Louisiana, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley called on Congress to ban “the sale of assault weapons” and “[establish] a national gun registry.” He also said it is time to “[increase] inspections” on gun shops and mandate that gun owners lock up their guns in their homes.
  • Movie theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop him from buying gun

    07/26/2015 5:51:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2015
    John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems didn't keep him from buying the handgun he used. Despite obvious and public signs of mental illness — most importantly, a Georgia judge's order committing him to mental health treatment against his will as a danger to himself and others in 2008 — Houser was able to walk into an Alabama pawn shop six years later and buy a .40-caliber handgun. [Snip] Court records reviewed by The Associated Press strongly suggest Houser should have been reported to...