Politics

December 12, 2018 - 4:43 pm
(WWL.com) Congress is set to vote this month on a criminal justice reform bill that would give judges more leeway in sentencing non-violent offenders, and would increase funding for rehabilitation programs for prisoners. The bill is backed by President Trump, but opposed by Senator John Kennedy and...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
December 07, 2018 - 2:54 pm
There were a lot of things said and a lot of images seen this week. The nation mourned the loss of what some historians believe was the greatest one term president in the history of the republic. Those are rather strong words. They go along with the strong feelings I had as it relates to the death...
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Scoot
December 05, 2018 - 9:50 am
Even in his death, President George Herbert Walker Bush is serving America. The passing of our 41st president is presenting America with the opportunity to look at where we have drifted over the past 30 + years. The journey to this point in American politics has been a drift - slow at times and a...
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Chris Miller
December 04, 2018 - 10:52 am
Runoffs elections are set for Saturday in Louisiana to settle some races left undecided after last month's contests. Louisiana voters will pick a Secretary of State to replace Tom Schedler, who resigned amid a sexual harassment complaint. His interim replacement, Republican Kyle Ardoin, faces...
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Scoot
November 21, 2018 - 4:07 pm
Thanksgiving is a time when people come together and give thanks. The tradition dates back to 1621 when the new settlers from England and the Native Americans came together to give thanks for the first harvest in the New World. Historical records are sketchy; but from what was documented we do have...
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Scoot
November 20, 2018 - 10:17 am
There is a 3-ring circus in Washington, and President Trump is the ringmaster. The 3-rings are: the right, the left and the media. And like any successful circus, there are plenty of sideshows featuring freak acts. One of the new shows in the circus is an act where the truth about President Trump’s...
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Newell Normand
November 16, 2018 - 11:15 am
Van Jones is a liberal activist, who has worked with the Trump White House on a historically divisive issue - criminal justice reform. How dare he say he’s “Left!” A compromise was reached, after two years of negotiations between Republicans, Democrats, law enforcement, prosecutors and a multitude...
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Scoot
November 15, 2018 - 11:02 am
The general criticism about the news media during the Trump years is that the news media only focuses on the negative things about President Trump and ignores the positive things. That is true; but it is the President, himself, who distracts from the positive news. Here is a classic example...
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Newell Normand
November 08, 2018 - 7:43 pm
The Midterm Elections delivered a big win for Democrats. They took control of the House of Representatives from the Republicans. U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond won re-election, and the Democratic leader joined me to discuss what happens next. “We still have a lot of work to do. First and...
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November 08, 2018 - 1:17 pm
(WWL.com) Turnout for the midterm elections in Louisiana was 48 percent, a touch above early estimations that national turnout was 47 percent. LSU Public Policy Research Lab Director Professor Mike Henderson says it’s a notable number, considering Louisiana lacked any high profile statewide...
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