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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...