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September 07 10:03 AM
I met and visited Sen. McCain on one occasion at the invitation of Roemer. The meeting was at the former governor’s Baton Rouge office, and McCain made it very clear to me that he loved Louisiana.
September 07 10:03 AM
Many times the audiences have more candidate supporters than non-committed voters. Often, the candidates began to sound like “parrots” as they basically repeat what others have said. And with council forums, the candidates sometimes misunderstand their role as a council person and the limitations of the position versus the mayor.
August 31 12:34 PM
Who are those top dogs? Whose names can be presented to a grand jury for indictments in the conspiracy to put "synthetic marijuana" on our streets? Here are two: Uttam Dhillon and Scott Gottlieb. Dhillon is the acting administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
August 31 09:36 AM
When I served as secretary of state back in the 1980s, I would often make fun of my friend, Lt. Gov. Bobby Freeman. If he were in attendance at a gathering, I would tell the crowd that I knew what the lieutenant governor did all day.
August 31 09:36 AM
The Hatch Act of 1939, officially titled “An Act to Prevent Political Activities,” is a United States federal law that prohibits federal employees from certain forms of political activity. A 1940 amendment extended the act to include certain employees of state and local governments whose positions are primarily paid for by federal dollars.
August 24 09:39 AM
There seems to be a wealth of fabricators at the state capitol in Baton Rouge. Gov. Edwards is accusing U.S. Sen. John Kennedy of making "untruthful comments" on the early release of state prisoners. Kennedy has countered back calling out the governor for “bending the truth.
August 24 09:39 AM
Savage started out aggressively with a Facebook page, a big announcement event in the Ag Building at the state fairgrounds and being the first to open a campaign headquarters. He began with two challenges: not being a household name and not having been blessed by the Shreveport Republican hierarchy.
August 17 09:46 AM
The Queen City of the South is under siege. No, not from hurricanes. This time, the siege is from within. New Orleans is known as the city that care forgot. But it’s been hard to let the good times roll in the Big Easy when the dice keep coming up snake eyes.
August 17 09:46 AM
Although there are no witnesses, presumably, Daysean decided to play in an open drainage ditch while helping his mother and sister move into a new residence. The shoes of the 7-year-old were found next to the culvert by his older sister. Evidently, Daysean was playing in the ditch and was swept into the culvert.

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