Politics

SENATOR CASSIDY: SHUT IT DOWN, MUELLER

Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana called Wednesday for an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling during President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. “Thought provoking piece by [former U.S. attorney Andrew McCarthy] underscores the need for Mueller to finish up. If there’s no evidence regarding potus, admit it,” Cassidy tweeted. “America’s […]

By September 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Rep. Higgins aims to have congressmen drug tested

Southwest Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins introduces legislation that would mandate random drug tests for U-S House and Senate members. If there’s a failed test, the Ethics Committee can take further action. Higgins says many middle class Americans are drug tested for their jobs, so why shouldn’t congressmen? “That’s a certain connection to the American citizenry […]

By September 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Scalise: ‘We Want to Make These Tax Cuts Permanent’

Wednesday on “Fox & Friends,” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) discussed “tax reform 2.0,” saying the plan is to make the tax cuts “permanent” to help rebuild the middle class. “The main idea behind tax cuts 2.0 is working with President Trump. We want to make these tax cuts permanent,” said Scalise. He added, […]

By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Scalise Warns: ‘Some On The Left’ Are ‘Inciting’ Violence

The political left needs to do a better job of policing its members who are “inciting” violence, according to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who narrowly survived a politically-motivated mass assassination attempt in July 2017. Noting recent instances of violence against Republicans, Scalise said that “some on the left are inciting this violence and frankly they should […]

By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Opinion: Lining up for the big gavel in the Louisiana House

To the casual observer of Louisiana politics, the race for Louisiana’s next House speaker is still 16 months away. But to the unofficial residents of Capitoland and its many external subjects, the starter pistol for this high-stakes marathon was discharged an eternity ago, or at least it feels that way. Some lawmakers and lobbyists even […]

By September 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

AG Jeff Landry, Gov. John Bel Edwards spar over anti-Obamacare suit’s impact on access to care

Gov. John Bel Edwards has accused Attorney General Jeff Landry of threatening health care for thousands of Louisiana residents with pre-existing conditions by signing onto the latest lawsuit that is attempting to upend Obamacare. “Everyone acknowledges the Affordable Care Act has flaws, and we should be working together to fix what’s broken,” Edwards said in […]

By September 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

AG Jeff Landry: Up to Legislature to protect people with pre-existing conditions if Obamacare’s overturned

House Speaker Taylor Barras is defending Attorney General Jeff Landry’s decision to wade into another attempt to gut the federal Affordable Care Act, after Gov. John Bel Edwards rebuked Landry’s latest legal action and appearance on national television. Appearing on CNN Monday morning, Landry said it would be the Louisiana Legislature’s responsibility to protect people […]

By September 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

LaPolitics: Kennedy activates 2019 gubernatorial campaign team

An actual announcement may or may not be forthcoming, but various bits and pieces for a gubernatorial bid by U.S. Sen. John Kennedy are being put together. According to senior campaign staffers, Kennedy met with advisers late last month and has since cleared media consultant Fred Davis to begin work on the 2019 cycle, indicating […]

By September 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Donald Trump Jr.’s alligator hunting in Louisiana today with U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise

Donald Trump Jr. likes to hunt things that can’t hunt back — a quick Google search will come up with images of the presidential adviser holding the tail of an African elephant he shot — and now he’s taken his enthusiasm to Louisiana. Alligators and alligator hunting have a recent history of conservative bona fides […]

By September 10, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Jeff Sadow: Here’s how Louisiana Gov. Edwards can win friends with criminal justice reform

We’ve learned what Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards does to opponents of his signature criminal justice initiative. Now we’ll find out how he treats its friends. Last month, a panel of legislators approved using $8.5 million saved from 2017’s criminal justice changes for new programs to cut the recidivism rate. These changes reduced the state’s […]

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