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  • Senate Defeats Heath Care for Poor Pregnant Women and Unborn Children

    08/04/2007 7:24:25 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 6 replies · 587+ views ^ | August 3, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- In an ironic vote, Senate Democrats led a fight against an amendment to the SCHIP bill on Thursday night that would have helped poor pregnant women and their unborn children obtain prenatal care. They voted against restoring a program that allows states to provide help for pregnant women in difficult financial circumstances. The reasons for the vote likely had more to do with the politics of abortion. In 2002, President Bush authorized a change in the SCHIP program that allowed states to cover pregnant women and their babies -- and many states such as California, Rhode...
  • What is a billion??? (Vanity Tax Rant)

    09/14/2006 5:18:47 AM PDT · by mr_hammer · 5 replies · 474+ views
    What is a billion??? The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" in a casual manner, think about whether you want the "politicians" spending your tax money. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases. A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959. B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive. C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age. D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet....
  • Bush's CIA Critic Claim Exposed as Untrue

    09/13/2006 7:52:05 AM PDT · by harpu · 53 replies · 2,316+ views ^ | 9/13/06 | Ron Kessler (Washington Wire)
    WASHINGTON — In a "60 Minutes" interview on April 23, Tyler Drumheller, a former chief of the CIA's Europe division, made a sensational charge. He claimed that President Bush and his White House ignored intelligence before the invasion of Iraq indicating that Saddam Hussein had no had weapons of mass destruction. On the CBS-TV show, and in subsequent media interviews that appeared throughout the world, Drumheller said that the White House was excited about the fact that the CIA was getting information straight from Naji Sabri, the then Iraqi foreign minister. But when the White House found out this source...
  • Cindy Sheehan Writes of Wanting to Kill President Bush in New Book

    09/07/2006 7:44:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 331 replies · 12,973+ views
    Thursday, September 7, 2006 | Kristinn
    In her new book due out Sept. 19, "Peace Mom," Cindy Sheehan writes of her fantasies of killing President Bush.Sheehan, whose son Army Spc. Casey Sheehan was killed in Iraq in April, 2004, couches her desire for the murder of the President by saying she wishes she could go back in time and kill George Bush as an infant in order to prevent the Iraq war.Sheehan has been trying for over a year to meet with President Bush, but to no avail. She met with the President once in 2004 shortly after her son gave his life in Iraq. Since...
  • Hurricane Mary still storms over Katrina

    06/05/2006 5:33:11 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 10 replies · 447+ views ^ | 06/06/06 | Jonathan Allen
    In the nine months since Hurricane Katrina bore a hole through the Gulf Coast and triggered cataclysmic flooding in New Orleans, Sen. Mary Landrieu has been battling for more than just cash to rebuild. “I’m still in a fight to explain,” the Louisiana Democrat said during an interview in her seventh-floor Hart Building office suite. In endless meetings with lawmakers, aides, interest groups and even singer Placido Domingo, she uses color-coded charts, sweeping gestures and Cajun charm to explain the difference between the hurricane and the flood, the biblical-scale damage to her home city, coastal restoration plans, why New Orleans...
  • The Landrieu Years

    04/21/2006 4:36:23 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 254+ views
    Mitch Landrieu parody

    01/31/2006 2:34:32 PM PST · by Ellesu · 4 replies · 528+ views
    THEDEADPELICAN.COM ^ | 1/31/06 | Todd Elliot/KAOK
  • Louisiana Governor, Senators Go to Holland

    01/09/2006 6:18:49 PM PST · by george76 · 51 replies · 24,329+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9 | DOUG SIMPSON
    Gov. Kathleen Blanco left for Holland on Monday to learn how the Dutch created the huge flood-control system that protects a land much farther below sea level than Louisiana. The trip means the Democratic governor will miss President Bush's visit to New Orleans, scheduled for Thursday... The governor was among more than 40 government, business and education leaders - including Sens. David Vitter and Mary Landrieu ... Landrieu said the ambassador told her about that country's flood of 1953, when 1,800 people died. "He said, `Why don't you all come over and see what we've done since then?'" Landrieu recounted....

    01/09/2006 11:14:01 AM PST · by caryatid · 43 replies · 1,803+ views
    The Dead Pelican ^ | January 09, 2006
    [ Headline only at this point ... Stay Tuned for More Details ... the link takes you to an article already posted on Free Republic about politicians, other than Landrieu, who have benefitted from Abramoff's largesse] LANDRIEU AMONG DEMS WHO TOOK ABRAMOFF MONEY
  • Landrieu Backs "March on Washington"

    12/06/2005 5:04:21 PM PST · by LA Woman3 · 40 replies · 914+ views
    WAFB ^ | 12/06/2005
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu is supporting two mothers who are trying to organize a march on Washington to call attention to the plight of Hurricane Katrina evacuees. The senator's staff Tuesday said that the rally is tentatively scheduled for December 14th, but organizers have not yet received a permit from the National Park Service to hold the demonstration. Landrieu's deputy communications director, Sally Richardson, says U.S. Representative William Jefferson is also supporting the rally. She says the proposed rally is a good way of reminding people in Washington about those who remain displaced after Katrina and...
  • Abramoff Tied to Dorgan Donation, Tribe Says

    11/29/2005 8:48:33 AM PST · by The_Victor · 26 replies · 1,597+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 11/29/2005 | JOHN SOLOMON
    WASHINGTON - New evidence is emerging that the top Democrat on the Senate committee currently investigating Jack Abramoff got political money arranged by the lobbyist back in 2002 shortly after the lawmaker took action favorable to Abramoff's tribal clients. A lawyer for the Louisiana Coushatta Indians told The Associated Press that Abramoff instructed the tribe to send $5,000 to Sen. Byron Dorgan (news, bio, voting record)'s political group just three weeks after the North Dakota Democrat urged fellow senators to fund a tribal school program Abramoff's clients wanted to use.The check was one of about five dozen the Coushattas listed...
  • Landrieu may block holiday recess until levees dealt with

    11/28/2005 4:54:06 PM PST · by Ellesu · 62 replies · 1,240+ views ^ | 11/28/05 | BRETT MARTEL
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said Monday she is prepared to prevent the U.S. Senate from taking Christmas and New Year's break until Washington has approved money to pay for flood protection improvements along Louisiana's coast. "We may be getting to a point where we've just got to raise the level of attention" on Louisiana's critical flood control needs, Landrieu said Monday while touring damaged neighborhoods here with Boudewijn J. van Eenennaam, the Dutch ambassador to the United States. "We've got to get people down here to walk through these neighborhoods, to see these houses, to see...
  • Half-baked Barbara (Hillary Clinton & Mary Landrieu no-shows @ spina bifida fundraiser)

    10/07/2005 8:38:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 103 replies · 4,140+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/07/05 | John McCaslin
    Half-baked Barbara By John McCaslin October 7, 2005 It's not easy being the master of ceremonies for a roast when half of the roasters don't show up. Ask political commentator Mark Shields, who found himself in that uncomfortable position Wednesday evening as the Spina Bifida Association attempted to put TV personality Barbara Walters in the "hot seat" at the Hyatt Regency Washington. "This is more like a bake-off," a visibly embarrassed Mrs. Walters said after the roasting, expressing disappointment that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and fellow roaster Sen. Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana were no-shows. As it...
  • Landrieu chastises Senate for focusing on defense, not Katrina (she ticks me off to no end)

    10/07/2005 7:52:45 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 23 replies · 967+ views
    KATC ^ | Oct 6 2005 | KATC
    WASHINGTON Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu chastised the Senate today for working to pass defense legislation while refusing to deal with the immediate needs of victims of Hurricane Katrina. Landrieu says two-thirds of the 63 (b) billion dollars that Congress already has provided in hurricane relief has not been spent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Landrieu says Congress should redirect 14-point-seven (b) billion dollars of the money already appropriated to provide health care for evacuees, pay the salaries of public employees, and provide relief and help to public schools, hospitals and small businesses. And she said lawmakers need to act...
  • Why Louisiana Matters (Emesis Alert)

    10/02/2005 9:29:22 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 5 replies · 210+ views ^ | 10/01/05 | Mary L. Landrieu
    The Sept. 27 editorial "Louisiana's Looters" displayed a profound ignorance of the regional and national miscalculation of this national disaster. It's not just that people's homes are underwater; that happens with every hurricane. It's not just that roofs have blown off; those are the usual visuals of a storm of this nature. It's that an entire region vital to our national energy supply, security and commerce has been devastated. South Louisiana is the anchor of America's Energy Coast, securing more than three-quarters of U.S. offshore oil and gas production -- a greater share of our nation's energy supply than even...
  • FR Exclusive: John Kerry, Mary Landrieu, MoveOn DNC and Katrina

    09/28/2005 8:36:10 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 111 replies · 3,339+ views Scroll down to Page 2 of site. Start at: Information for You First Step: Call the American Red Cross hotline at (866) Hurricane Housing Emergency Shelter Information Point: Tourist Welcome Center, US 65 & 84, 1401 Carter St. (US 84), Vidalia, LA Tourist Welcome Center, TA Truck Stop, Tallulah Exit (Hwy 65 & I 20) Paragon Casino, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville LA Sammy's Truck Stop, I-49, Exit 53, 3601 LA 115W, Bunkie, LA Med Express Office, 7525 US 71, Alexandria, LA P.E. Gym, LSU- Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, LA Pickering High School, 180 Lebleu Rd., Leesville, LA...
  • Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu Refuses to Criticize Democrats for Katrina Debacle… All Bush’s fault!”

    09/12/2005 11:34:41 AM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 14 replies · 464+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense ^ | 09/12/2005 | Craig DeLuz
    “Now is not the time for finger-pointing. Now is the time to rebuild.” These were the words of Senator Mary Landrieu (D- Louisiana) during an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. But this was in stark contrast to statements made by the Senator on the floor of the Senate decrying the federal response to Hurricane Katrina. “They gambled that no one would notice if Louisiana's critical and vital role in our national economy was threatened. And Washington rolled the dice and Louisiana lost.” Senator Landrieu, in full spin mode, refused to apply the same critical eye on...
  • Mary, Mary, Quite (To The) Contrary

    09/10/2005 9:09:47 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 101 replies · 3,203+ views
    Politics: Louisiana's senior senator, whose brother is lieutenant governor and whose father was New Orleans' mayor, is blaming President Bush for "the staggering incompetence of the federal government." Come again? It's understandable that on the Sept. 4 edition of ABC's "This Week," Mary Landrieu said of President Bush, "I might likely have to punch him — literally" if he or members of his administration made any more disparaging remarks about local authorities and their pre- and post-Katrina efforts. Some are and were family. Brother Mitch Landrieu is lieutenant governor of Louisiana. Father "Moon" Landrieu was not only mayor of New...
  • Largess in Louisiana: Money Flowed to Questionable Projects

    09/07/2005 10:00:50 PM PDT · by Uncle Joe Cannon · 99 replies · 2,543+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/8/05 | Michael Grunwald
    Largess in Louisiana Money Flowed to Questionable Projects State Leads in Army Corps Spending, but Millions Had Nothing to Do With Floods By Michael Grunwald Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, September 8, 2005; Page A01 -snip- In Katrina's wake, Louisiana politicians and other critics have complained about paltry funding for the Army Corps in general and Louisiana projects in particular. But over the five years of President Bush's administration, Louisiana has received far more money for Corps civil works projects than any other state, about $1.9 billion; California was a distant second with less than $1.4 billion, even though its...
  • They can get them to the polls, but not out of harm's way

    09/06/2005 10:01:59 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 3 replies · 167+ views
    Too Conservative Blog ^ | 9-1-05 | Riley
    I'm listening to Rush Limbaugh right now talk about how the Louisiana politicians could get the poor masses onto buses to ride to the polls on Election Day, but couldn't evacuate them for the hurricane. That led me to the following excerpt from a Robert Novak article: On Election Day 1996, mid-afternoon exit polls showed State Rep. Woody Jenkins with a clear advantage against Landrieu to become the state's first Republican senator of the 20th century. Also threatened was local option for video poker and riverboat casinos. Gambling interests immediately dispatched a convoy of buses to New Orleans' predominantly black...
  • Paper: Fire every FEMA official!

    09/04/2005 8:52:51 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 77 replies · 1,567+ views ^ | September 4, 2005 |
    New Orleans' local newspaper, the Times-Picayune, is blasting President Bush for his handling of response to Hurricane Katrina, and is calling for heads to roll within his administration. "Every official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be fired, Director Michael Brown especially," the paper states today in an open letter to Bush in its print edition.
  • Mourners Bid Farewell to McKeithen {Louisiana secretary of state}

    07/20/2005 6:14:14 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 252+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 07-20-05 | Shuler, Marsha
    Mourners bid farewell to McKeithen By MARSHA SHULER Capitol news bureau COLUMBIA -- Mourners flocked to this village Tuesday to celebrate Walter Fox McKeithen as a slice of Louisiana history and a mix of forgivable vices and bedrock virtues. The longtime secretary of state died Saturday, five months after he was paralyzed by a fall and two decades after following his late father, Gov. John McKeithen, into a colorful political career. In control to the end, McKeithen ordered a breathing aid turned off after saying goodbyes and ensuring his family was secure, daughter Marjorie McKeithen Schlesinger told an overflow...
  • [New Orleans Archbishop] Hughes snubs Loyola, honorees

    05/06/2005 7:47:52 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 21 replies · 898+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | May 6, 2005 | Bruce Nolan
    Hughes snubs Loyola, honorees Archbishop will skip salute to Landrieus Friday, May 06, 2005 By Bruce Nolan Staff writer [New Orleans] Archbishop Alfred Hughes announced Thursday he will not attend commencement ceremonies at Loyola University next week because of the Catholic university's decision to award the Landrieu family an honorary degree in part for their exemplary public Catholicism. Two of Moon and Verna Landrieu's children, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, support abortion rights in their public lives, with reservations. While the Landrieus are "a remarkable family" with a "commendable record of public service and service to...
  • Painful results for Democrats (Louisiana)

    01/04/2005 4:06:30 AM PST · by Ellesu · 5 replies · 644+ views
    The 2004 election cycle ended with the December runoffs in Louisiana, a mixed result for the major parties. The Democrats narrowly picked up the 3rd District, electing Charlie Melancon over Billy Tauzin III, son of the incumbent Republican. But the Republicans picked up the 7th District in southwest Louisiana, with physician Charles Boustany defeating state Sen. Willie Mount, D-Lake Charles. There had never been a Republican U.S. senator from Louisiana elected by popular vote. That also changed this year, as U.S. Rep. David Vitter of Metairie won promotion to the Senate in the November primary election. What does it take...
  • Louisiana Could Decide Leadership in U.S. Senate

    10/28/2004 6:22:18 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 17 replies · 742+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 10-28-04 | Shields, Gerard
    State could decide leadership in Senate By GERARD SHIELDS Advocate Washington bureau It's still a big "if," but Louisiana voters could decide who runs the U.S. Senate for the next two years. Due to the state's unique runoff election system, the eyes of the nation could well be focused on the Pelican State and its politics beginning Wednesday. If no U.S. Senate candidate gains 50 percent plus one vote in Tuesday's general election, the top two vote-getters will compete in a Dec. 4 runoff. Because all the other 33 Senate elections will be decided next week, the Louisiana race...
  • Louisiana's John Kennedy Courts Black Voters with Anti-Chris John Calls

    10/15/2004 6:04:25 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 381+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 10-15-04 | Shuler, Marsha
    Kennedy courts black voters with anti-John calls By MARSHA SHULER Capitol news bureau Democratic state Treasurer John Kennedy became the focal point of the U.S. Senate campaign Thursday as he took to a new level an attack on two opponents, and one of them accused Kennedy of "race baiting." The racial accusation stems from automated calls going to African-American households linking Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris John to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. The solicitation promotes Kennedy as "the right choice" for black voters. "He's trying to scare the African-American community. It's absolutely not true," John said. "That...
  • Republicans, Independents Show Strong Growth {in Louisiana}

    10/11/2004 3:13:51 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 482+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 10-11-04 | Sayre, Alan, AP
    Republicans, independents show strong growth By ALAN SAYRE Associated Press writer Almost twice as many new voters have registered as Republicans than Democrats over the past year in Louisiana, but the biggest jump comes among those claiming no party affiliation. The deadline for registering for the November presidential election was Oct. 4, but an official of the state Democratic Party said some of the new registrations still have not been delivered to the secretary of state. He predicted that when all are included, Democrats will have a much-stronger showing. As of Monday, there were 2.89 million registered voters in Louisiana,...
  • Democrats Lament: {Louisiana} GOP Sees Opening

    12/16/2003 6:09:30 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 17 replies · 241+ views
    Monroe, LA, News-Star ^ | 12-16-03 | Not given
    <p>WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. John Breaux of Louisiana will not retire for another year, but colleagues, friends and political observers already feel the upcoming loss.</p> <p>And, perhaps, Democrats feel it more.</p> <p>"With Sen. Breaux's retirement, the Senate loses one of (its) most respected legislators, and I lose one of my most valued colleagues," said Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D. "I've come to rely on his counsel and cherish his friendship."</p>
  • D.C. School-Voucher Plan Bogs Down (Landrieu - Louisiana RAT - makes demands)

    09/29/2003 6:21:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 252+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/25/03 | BEN FELLER
    D.C. School-Voucher Plan Bogs Down Thu Sep 25, 8:02 PM ET By BEN FELLER, AP Education Writer WASHINGTON - Legislation creating an experimental private-school voucher plan bogged down Thursday in the Senate after a proposed compromise fell flat. The measure would provide $13 million for at least 1,700 poor children in the District of Columbia to get a private education, provided they are accepted by a school and can pay any expenses not covered by the maximum $7,500 voucher a year. Republicans, who hold a slim majority in the Senate, are trying to secure at least 60 votes to overcome...
  • Hypocritical Allies Helped Landrieu Win

    12/10/2002 12:18:08 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 2 replies · 266+ views ^ | December 10, 2002 | Rick Sellers
    Here in Louisiana Saturday, the Democrats won another important and hotly contested race, mainly because African-American churches supported the Democratic candidate. The well-funded conservative campaign waged by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Suzie Terrell could not overcome the illegal use of black churches by the incumbent Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu. Landrieu learned how to use these ministers and their church assets just as nearly every Democrat has done when running for office over the last 40 years. Landrieu won 52% to 48%, an impressive showing, given the fact that a very popular Republican President and his party pulled out all...
  • Republicans Outflanked Themselves in Louisiana

    12/09/2002 1:29:20 PM PST · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 97 replies · 354+ views ^ | 12/9/02 | LEE HOCKSTADER & ADAM NOSSITER
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Republican playbook for deposing Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana was fine-tuned in Washington and battle-tested with glorious results elsewhere in the South: Recruit a plausible challenger. Unleash attack ads skewering the Democrat on taxes and abortion. And for the grand finale, bring in President Bush to campaign at the Republican candidate's side. But something went wrong in the Bayou State. Landrieu, who just a week ago seemed to fit the GOP blueprint's definition of a vulnerable incumbent, held off the challenge and won a convincing victory in a runoff election Saturday. She beat the Republican, elections...
  • Clinton call turns tide to Landrieu / Last-minute drive nets the support of black voters

    12/09/2002 9:55:33 AM PST · by Mia T · 33 replies · 419+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Bill Walsh and Bruce Alpert
    <p>The mood inside Sen. Mary Landrieu's re-election campaign headquarters was glum by midafternoon Saturday. Checks of key precincts showed turnout among African-American voters wasn't nearly what the Democratic incumbent needed.</p> <p>The monthlong national Republican blitz for challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell appeared to be working.</p>
  • HEY Y'ALL! Monitor the polls! Check the count!

    12/07/2002 6:25:25 AM PST · by Mia T · 5 replies · 235+ views
    12-7-02 | Mia T
    Monitor the polls! Check the count! We certainly know the DEMOCRATS are serious about vote fraud. (See below.)   The GOP had better get very serious very soon. There is no greater threat to its power. There is no greater threat to our freedoms.     For aliens to obtain citizenship, federal regulations require that their application be accompanied by a complete set of determine if the applicant has a criminal or arrest record...It was in this area that Mr. Gore's pressure caused the biggest breakdown...   In the end, the White House got their one million voters...
  • Louisiana hopefuls' day arrives - Parties to monitor turnout today in tight runoff for Senate seat

    12/07/2002 3:06:01 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 50 replies · 316+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 7, 2002 | Associated Press Staff
    Louisiana hopefuls' day arrives Parties to monitor turnout today in tight runoff for Senate seat 12/07/2002 Associated Press While Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell made final campaign sweeps across Louisiana, supporters continued to work hard to nudge voters to the polls for Saturday's runoff. The latest statewide poll, issued Wednesday by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research of Columbia, Md., showed the race too close to call. During final campaign appearances Friday, Ms. Terrell - the state elections commissioner - urged supporters to get others to go to the polls. "I am asking you to spend...
  • Making History in Louisiana

    12/06/2002 9:37:11 AM PST · by Rogle · 2 replies · 414+ views
    e-mail | 5 Dec 2002 | Rod Adair
    In this issue: 1. Making History in Louisiana --- What has happened so far --- The National Mood and Louisiana --- GOP State Party Dynamics: The Unknown Factor 2. "Reminder to Voters" (on the LA SecState web site) 3. Sesquicentennial A Louisiana Historical Note: William Pitt Kellogg left office on March 3, 1883, nearly 120 years ago. He was Louisiana's last Republican Senator. We expect Louisiana to have a Republican Senator on January 3, 2003. Today, as the historically inaccurate monologues of a Bill Moyers, windbags like Phil Donahue, or airheads like Margaret Carlson, are forced on the American people,...
  • Louisiana Senate race a dead heat

    12/06/2002 4:33:45 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 25 replies · 357+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 6, 2002 | Associated Press Staff
    Louisiana Senate race a dead heat 12/06/2002 Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. - Heading into Saturday's runoff election, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., holds a slight edge over Republican challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell, according to a new poll. But the race is still too close to call, according to the survey taken this week for Louisiana's Gannett newspapers by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research of Columbia, Md. The poll of 625 registered voters, taken Monday and Tuesday nights, showed Ms. Landrieu favored by 47 percent of those polled and Ms. Terrell favored by 45 percent. Eight percent were undecided. The...
  • Bubba "endorses" Mary Landrieu

    12/05/2002 10:13:34 AM PST · by alnick · 14 replies · 263+ views
    Local Radio Ad | 12/5/02 | Me
    I heard a radio ad today, paid for by the Terrell campaign, that featured a Clinton impersonator endorsing Mary Landrieu. Among other things, "Bubba" said: "Mary Landrieu is so liberal, she may be closer to Hillary than I am." "All of my Hollywood friends just love Mary." "Landrieu will fit in just fine in Washington." Terrell cleaned up corruption in her last office. I sure hope that Terrell doesn't end up in the U.S. Senate. She'll ruin all the fun."
  • Hot race has cash and Bush - Louisiana's unique Senate runoff has look of a major campaign

    12/04/2002 2:05:10 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 52 replies · 527+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 4, 2002 | By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News
    Hot race has cash and Bush Louisiana's unique Senate runoff has look of a major campaign 12/04/2002 By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News NEW ORLEANS - It won't decide control of the Senate, but Louisiana's overtime race between Sen. Mary Landrieu and challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell has many of the makings of a major contest: big infusions of cash, mudslinging and, on Tuesday, a visit from President Bush. Ms. Terrell, the state elections commissioner, welcomed Mr. Bush's appearance at a $1.25 million fund-raiser near the French Quarter, hoping to follow other Republicans who rode the president's popularity...
  • Kerry to unfurl plan to halt Bush tax cuts

    12/03/2002 7:50:10 AM PST · by GeneD · 54 replies · 301+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 12/03/2002 | Glen Johnson
    <p>WASHINGTON - Senator John F. Kerry is kicking off his presidential campaign with an economics speech today that will flesh out his proposal to freeze Bush administration tax cuts in favor of a payroll tax cut for workers and new investment incentives for businesses.</p>
  • The Battle of New Orleans

    11/29/2002 11:20:27 AM PST · by gubamyster · 26 replies · 479+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/09/2002 | Stephen F. Hayes
    From the December 9, 2002 issue: The last election of 2002, Terrell vs. Landrieu, may also be the meanest. by Stephen F. Hayes 12/09/2002, Volume 008, Issue 13 NEW ORLEANS When they faced off in a televised debate here last week, Suzanne Haik Terrell accused Senator Mary Landrieu of abandoning her Catholic faith because of her votes in favor of abortion. The comment--one of the strongest in-person attacks in recent memory--was virtually ignored by the media. Perhaps that's because the charge is just one among dozens of harsh attacks traded in a race that is quickly becoming one of the...
  • They're Stealing the Election [LA]-Did voter fraud swing last year's [1996] closest Senate race?

    11/26/2002 12:19:03 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 1 replies · 1,285+ views
    Reader's Digest | August 1997 | Trevor Armbrister
    Note: Links show how the facts of the case this article describes correspond to patterns uncovered in San Francisco's stadium election investigation. Earlier this year in an office building in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, witnesses were still talking about the 1996 election for the U.S. Senate in which Democrat Mary Landrieu defeated Republican Louis "Woody" Jenkins. "This nice person drove up and asked whether I was registered," one woman said to the lawyers and investigators for Jenkins. "I told him I was but I didn't feel like going. He said, 'If I paid you, would you go?' I...
  • They're Stealing the Election [LA]-Did voter fraud swing last year's [1996] closest Senate race?

    11/26/2002 10:52:02 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 17 replies · 1,174+ views
    Reader's Digest | August 1997 | Trevor Armbrister
    Note: Links show how the facts of the case this article describes correspond to patterns uncovered in San Francisco's stadium election investigation. Earlier this year in an office building in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, witnesses were still talking about the 1996 election for the U.S. Senate in which Democrat Mary Landrieu defeated Republican Louis "Woody" Jenkins. "This nice person drove up and asked whether I was registered," one woman said to the lawyers and investigators for Jenkins. "I told him I was but I didn't feel like going. He said, 'If I paid you, would you go?' I...
  • Race pits Mary-come-lately ideas vs. Suzanne Terrell's bad buy

    11/23/2002 6:09:23 AM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 18 replies · 789+ views
    The Shreveport Times ^ | 11-21-02 | Dan Turner
    <p>She was an odds-on favorite to win in the first balloting until she began a precipitous fall about 10 days before the primary. Apparently feeling the heat generated by her campaign's downward slide, Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu now says she wants to offer a $100 billion payroll tax cut.</p>
  • Louisianans, Why Vote Saturday, 12/7?

    11/21/2002 5:55:47 PM PST · by unspun · 6 replies · 208+ views ^ | 11/21/02 | Arlen Williams free-to-forward facts Louisianans, Why Vote Saturday, December 7th? Need a reason to vote?  Consider protecting the very slight majority that should now allow Trent Lott (R-MS) to lead the Senate (currently 51 of 100 senators). By contrast, in these last two years under Tom Daschle (D-SD) the Senate has obstructed the progress we have elected our officials to make. Along with the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and theEconomic Security and Worker Assistance Act of 2001, which languished for many months and were brought to a vote only after the public declared its will in the November 5th...
  • How Suzanne Terrell can Defeat Mary Landrieu (Transcript Nov. 17 Meet the Press with Tim Russert

    11/18/2002 6:36:27 AM PST · by elenchus · 23 replies · 936+ views
    NBC NEWS ^ | Nov. 18, 2002 | Interviewer, Tim Russert
    [RUSSERT PRESSES LANDRIEU ON TAXES:] MR. RUSSERT: Senator Landrieu, would you vote to make George Bush’s tax cut permanent? SEN. LANDRIEU: I will vote to make $1.3 billion of that tax cut permanent, and if we can make all of it permanent, Tim, I will. But let me say something about my opponent’s campaign. That is the first positive commercial she ran the entire campaign. Our own Republican governor said, “Her campaign was a cesspool.” Her opponent said that they won’t even support her because of the negative distortions of my record. And one thing on taxes I’d like to...
  • Poll has Terrell up by 8%/Perkins vows to support her

    11/16/2002 6:17:54 AM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 38 replies · 461+ views
    The (Baton Rouge) Advocate ^ | 11-16-02 | MARSHA SHULER
    A survey conducted by Wilson Research Strategies for Susan B. Anthony List shows Suzanne Haik Terrell leading incumbent U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu by 8% among likely run-off voters. The poll conducted on Nov. 10-12 by Wilson Research Strategies surveyed 503 likely run-off voters in Louisiana. The margin of era is +/-4.4% at the 95% confidence level. The survey also showed that Terrell performs much better with her base than does Landrieu. Among registered Republican voters, Terrell acquires 73% of the vote compared to 16% for Landrieu. With registered Democrats Landrieu nets 51% with Terrell receiving 42% of the vote. The...
  • Russert: Landrieu's chances 50:50 at best; Bush to visit after Turkey Day

    11/14/2002 6:16:01 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 29 replies · 228+ views
    CNBC Capitol Report ^ | 11-13-02 | Me
    Tim Russert was interviewed on CNBC's Capitol Report tonight. He's scheduled to moderate a debate with Landrieu and Terrell this Sunday. He said that a big reason Daschle folded on the Homeland Security Dept. was to try to help Landrieu. He also announced that Bush will visit Louisiana shortly after Thanksgiving when the WH thinks people in the state will really start to focus on the race. He also gave Landrieu no better than a 50% chance to win the race.
  • Caption this .... Clinton and Landrieu

    11/10/2002 9:37:11 AM PST · by rs79bm · 21 replies · 175+ views
  • Landrieu's Fate: Do the Democrats even care about the last 2002 Senate campaign?

    11/07/2002 7:43:03 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 42 replies · 258+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 7, 2002 | Rod Dreher
    Recriminations over the Democrats' Black Tuesday have Louisiana senator Mary Landrieu, who faces an expensive and brutal slog to the December 7 runoff, turning the knives on her own campaign. Landrieu, who goes head-to-head with Republican challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell, purged her political consultants in the wake of the national GOP sweep, and is planning to go it alone. Landrieu yesterday fired her Washington advisers, and according to a high-level Democratic source, is "preparing to go to war" with the national party to keep its tacticians and staff away from her campaign."Landrieu's a micromanager who doesn't listen much to...
  • Still in Doubt, Fight for Senate Grows Feverish

    11/02/2002 11:33:30 AM PST · by GeneD · 2 replies · 510+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/2/2002 (for editions of 11/3/2002) | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 — State polls showing that more than half a dozen Senate seats were still within either party's grasp prompted Republicans and Democrats today to intensify their feverish campaigns for control of the chamber. Seeking to influence the truly undecided voters — and to make sure those who have made up their minds go to the polls — both parties marshaled volunteers to ring doorbells and hand out leaflets. They also paraded big-name politicians and star-quality supporters before the cameras and drowned out commercials for consumer goods with advertisements extolling their candidates and assailing their opponents. Politicians and...