Politics

Scoot
November 08, 2018 - 12:43 pm
Here is a quote relating to the war between the president and the press: “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.” President Trump didn’t say that – that was a comment from Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson clearly...
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November 08, 2018 - 6:47 am
Democrats came up well short of challenging any of the five Republican incumbent Congressmen this year, with none of their candidates even cracking 40 percent of the vote. It’s the continuation of a decade trend that’s led to Republican dominance of the Bayou State, and political analyst Bernie...
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Scoot
November 07, 2018 - 11:47 am
Predictions of a “red wave” and a “blue wave” for the midterm elections were both right! At a time when declaring political victory has never seemed more important – both Republicans and Democrats can say they won. And trust that they will! Overall, the results of the 2018 midterm elections will...
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Newell Normand
November 07, 2018 - 10:16 am
The morning after an election is always an interesting day. The Monday morning quarterback exercise begins, coupled with the spin doctors who attempt to put the bright light on the positive outcomes and have everything else fade away for the next election, for another day. In an attempt to cut...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 06, 2018 - 9:49 pm
WWL Projects that all of the six the proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution have won passage. The one getting the most attention was #2. It will require that juries in noncapital felony cases will have to be unanimous. State Senator "JP" Morrell was one of the most vocal supporters of...
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Chris Miller
November 06, 2018 - 6:44 pm
Rep. Steve Scalise says he expects the Republican party to maintain its House majority. "There are going to be a lot of really close races, but I think because the economy is doing so well, because we have been able to at least fight competitively, we are going to be able to hold the House,"...
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November 06, 2018 - 10:20 am
(WWL.com) National pollsters predict a tight race for Congress today, giving Democrats a slight edge to retake the lower chamber, but next to no chance to gain control of the Senate. Democrats are cautious, but confident of their chances in the House, and New Orleans Democratic Congressman Cedric...
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Newell Normand
November 06, 2018 - 10:00 am
Election day is finally here. Polls are open across the country. Americans are exercising the most fundamental right there is – the right to vote. If you have not voted, it is time to get to the polls and vote. 100+ million votes cast in a defining moment election. Why defining? A majority of...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
November 02, 2018 - 5:43 am
“If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there?” - My dad I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what my dad used to tell me and how it applies to our country today. Where are we going and how will we know when we get there? A recent Tulane University study came to the...
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Scoot
October 30, 2018 - 11:38 am
Hate is in our faces. The hate that motivated the mail bomb suspect to send pipe bombs with explosive material inside to former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barak Obama, along with a list of a dozen Trump critics, combined with the attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA over the weekend have made...
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