Politics

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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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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