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Don Ames
November 23, 2019 - 1:36 pm
The Trump Administration will begin allowing new shallow-water Gulf of Mexico oil and gas rigs to operate at reduced royalty or royalty-free rates to incentivize new activity. Rig activity is expected to increase over the next year, but Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott...
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Scoot
November 07, 2019 - 10:35 am
Students that boo President Trump during his appearance at this weekend’s LSU – Alabama game will lose their tickets for future Alabama games! Wow! The university’s Student Government Association quickly set the record straight saying that the original message about engaging in “disruptive behavior...
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Associated Press
October 07, 2019 - 6:25 am
President Donald Trump's trade adviser says tariffs did not play a role in the surprising closure of a steel plant last week. In a statement Sunday, Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro said there are no tariffs on recycled scrap. Last Monday the company...
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WWL Newsroom
September 06, 2019 - 3:46 pm
Jim Chesko reporting for WWL First Business News... Stocks finished the Friday session narrowly mixed, but did log solid gains for a second-straight week. Today, the Dow Industrials rose 69 points and the S&P 500 edged up 2 points, but the Nasdaq Composite dipped 13. A new White House plan for...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
July 16, 2019 - 11:08 am
A lot has been made of “ICE raids” or “ICE roundups” which, to me, is unfortunate due to the negative connotations of both phrases. They should be referred to as ICE ENFORCING THE LAW. The people ICE are seeking are, without doubt, in this country illegally. Their claim was honored, their case was...
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SIPA USA
June 05, 2019 - 1:00 pm
The Trump administration has announced it will not renew a National Institute of Health contract with the University of California for fetal tissue research. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Metairie) today applauded the decision. "The government has no business subsidizing researchers that...
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Don Ames
May 02, 2019 - 8:02 pm
The Trump administration has moved to give oil and gas companies more flexibility in meeting safety requirements imposed after the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed nearly a dozen people and was the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history. The president's offshore safety agency,...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
September 19, 2018 - 3:46 pm
There are TWO big issues sweeping the country. First you have the Kavanaugh, Blasey Ford conflict. Then there’s the Bert and Ernie issue. Please allow me to address the latter first. THEY’RE PUPPETS PEOPLE. AMALGAMS OF TERRY CLOTH AND COTTON. THEY’RE INANIMATE. THEY CAN NEITHER THINK NOR BREATHE...
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Scoot
September 19, 2018 - 11:09 am
When a female superstar announces that she is headlining a voter registration rally to encourage people to register to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections, the initial impression might be that it is a liberal celebrity trying to get new voters to defeat Republicans at the polls in November. But...
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Scoot
June 25, 2018 - 10:57 am
Refusing service to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at a restaurant reminded me to the Seinfeld character, Soup Nazi, whose refusal to serve George because of his behavior was accented by the legendary line, “NO SOUP FOR YOU!” Sarah Sanders and her family were at the Red Hen restaurant in...
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