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Staffer accused of leaking McAllister tape resigns - ragincajun03
Looks like his first screw-up was keeping someone on staff who worked on the Riser campaign. Mr. McAllister isn't very smart, that's for sure. [quote] Leah Gordon, the staff member of U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister who is accused of leaking the video of the congressman's scandalous kiss, has resigned ...


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Rodney Alexander to run for old seat (McAllister's) - ragincajun03
So this a-hole couldn't wait until the end of his term to retire, as he just needed to take that job Jindal offered him. But now, he's considering going back to D.C. just a few short months later. http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20140410/NEWS01/304100026/Former-Rep-Alexander-may-seek-old-job...


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It might be crazy what I'm about to say - ragincajun03
Because I'm happy.... Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof... :usa:...


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So...LA Elected Repubs. cheat on wives, LA Elected Dems commit felonies - ragincajun03
Vitter, Livingston, McAllister Edwards, William Jefferson, Aaron Broussard, Michael Thompson, Ray Nagin...etc, all thrown in the slammer. ...


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Gov. Jindal Backed Common Core Repeal Bill Last Week - ragincajun03
...and on that same day, looks like he also appeared on a U.S. Chamber of Commerce ad endorsing the curriculum and national standards. http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/us_chamber_releases_video_tout.html Governor's office apparently ain't too happy. :lol:...


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Cedric Glover running for Congress to boost Landrieu vote - ragincajun03
[quote]Under the political tree of John Fleming, Louisiana’s 4th District U. S. Congressman, was what he considers a bell-ringer of a gift: Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover’s confirmation of a plan to challenge the Congressman in this fall’s election. In fact, this is actually more about U. S. Sena...


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Episode in Iowa, Louisiana, and my conscious kinda bothering me - ragincajun03
So I stopped at a gas station in Iowa, LA a couple weeks ago (yes, I know, my first mistake) to piss. I stop there pretty regularly traveling. That evening, I stepped out my truck and noticed a couple "large" adult age girls standing by a vehicle, where one through an empty plastic bottle (trash)...


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Forcing Breweries to Use a Distributor - ragincajun03
This article, where Stone Brewing is weighing in on a proposed bill in Alabama, was originally posted on Food Board, but I think would make a good Poli Board discussion on our alcohol distribution laws. http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/03/stone_brewing_sides_with_alaba.html Can someone give a legi...


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Face of the Louisiana Democrat Party? - ragincajun03
Who is it right now? Mary Landrieu Edwin Edwards Cedric Glover Other?? ...


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Federal Flood Insurance Bill - ragincajun03
Both Bill Cassidy and Mary Landrieu are touting their work to pass a bill to keep flood insurance rate from rising for Coastal Louisiana residents. I live barely North of I-10 with friend/family south, so I understand concerns of those further South. However, from a conservative perspective, much...


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State Minimum Wage Bill - ragincajun03
LA State Sen. Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb has prefiled a bill for the coming Legislative Session to increase the State minimum wage to $10/hr. I'll leave it up to your imagination which party she belongs to. LA Dems are now starting to push the issue pretty hard and putting stuff out that made me curiou...


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Accidently Depositing Private Practice Monies into Campaign Account?? - ragincajun03
There's various stories at this link, but one part specifically caught my eye. [quote] State Sen. Elbert Guillory, one of two candidates running to be Louisiana's next lieutenant governor, said his campaign finance report filed this week included "erroneous" deposits meant to end up in his law of...


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Answer to TOPS Funding: Lower Minimum ACT - ragincajun03
That's what State Rep. Kenny Cox (Democrat, no surprise) believes we should do. Lower the minimum required ACT score from 17 to 16. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillInfo.aspx?i=223949...


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Bloomberg: The Felon is Running for Congress - ragincajun03
http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-19/edwin-edwards-is-running-for-congress.html...


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Typical Orleans Parish Democrat Politics - ragincajun03
The strongest region for the Louisiana Democrat Party...so anyone surprised? [quote]Two of the polling commissioners on duty that day told FOX 8 that they saw Hedge-Morrell inside the lobby of the senior living high rise, and subsequently asked her to leave because the lobby was too close to the ...


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The Capital Grille - Galleria Houston - ragincajun03
Going their for dinner tonight, I think. Food menu looks good, and I'll take any recommendations on that. However, MOST IMPORTANTLY, what's the beer selection like? Any good crafts available? Merci in advance! ...


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Another Republican to Enter 2014 U.S. Senate Race in Louisiana? - ragincajun03
Tony F-ing Perkins. [quote]Fischer referred questions about his effort to Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, who did not respond to POLITICO’s inquiry. But Fischer in his private conversations has singled out the possibility of a long-shot Perkins 2014 Senate candidacy in Lou...


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John McCain Recommends Jindal & Christie for 2016 - ragincajun03
[quote]Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain offered his preferences Monday night on “The Tonight Show.” “I like Chris Christie. I like Bobby Jindal. I like a number of those people who have succeeded in states that have both Republican and Democrat,” he said.[/quote] http://theadvoc...


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Edwin The Felon Edwards to run for Congress? - ragincajun03
[quote]On Thursday, The Hayride cited an unnamed source in reporting the divisive former governor was considering a run at Louisiana's 6th Congressional District, which encompasses a large swath of the southeastern quadrant of the state including parts of Baton Rouge and the river parishes. The r...


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Bar Admonished for Deceiving Potential Starbucks Customers...and response - ragincajun03
[quote]Recently Missouri bar Exit 6 made the grave decision to deceive their customers into thinking that they were affiliated with Starbucks, and in so doing Exit 6 may have severely affected Starbucks’ bottom line. That’s the thinking of the lawyers who sent them a cease-and-desist letter earlier ...


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LA State Rep. Paul Hollis Files for U.S. Senate Race - ragincajun03
Another Republican jumping in. Current State Rep. and son of former State Sen. Ken Hollis. [quote] "I've been watching this race very closely for some time, and it just appeared to me the two apparent frontrunners are just your normal Washington crowd," Hollis said. "I think there is an appetite ...


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2015 Gov Winners: >, <, = Jindal - ragincajun03
List of potential "big" candidates in the 2015 Governor race. If elected, do you think the following would be better, worse or about the same as Jindal's tenure. Vitter? Dardenne? John Kennedy? Alan Seabaugh? John Bel Edwards? Mitch Landrieu? Jim Bernhardt? Scott Angelle? John Alario?...


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LGBT of Baton Rouge want protection law - ragincajun03
[quote]Shreveport has become the second Louisiana city after New Orleans to pass an ordinance protecting lesbian, gay and transgender residents from discrimination, prompting some advocates in Baton Rouge to wonder when the Capital City will do the same. The Shreveport City Council, by a vote of ...


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State Sen. Regina Barrow thinks the State should require parenting classes - ragincajun03
[quote]Should new parents be required by law to attend special classes before being permitted to raise their child? It’s an idea state Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, is seriously considering. [/quote] [quote]Barrow said she also realizes that she could face opposition from critics arguing th...


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First Guv Lite Candidate: Elbert Guillory - ragincajun03
This was about as guarded a secret as Vitter's soon-to-be declaration to run for Governor. http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/12/elbert_guillory_jumps_in_race.html...


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LA GOP State Sen. Claitor "likens" FRC Tony Perkins to Duke - ragincajun03
http://lapolitics.com/2013/12/the-unnerving-unswerving-saga-of-david-duke/ This was from an interview last week, so sorry if duplicate on this board. For a Republican legislator in Louisiana to be calling out the Family Research Council as a hate group...that's got to cause a few waves. ...


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LA Democrat Party Launches Vitter for Governor site - ragincajun03
http://louisianademocrats.org/2013/12/04/louisiana-democratic-party-unveils-vitterforgovernor-com-website/...


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If Landrieu wins, THIS will be the reason - ragincajun03
Get mad at the Obama sheeple and those who pull levers for $20 and a couple 24 oz beers all you want. These people are the real reason she has maintained her power and was around to cast the deciding Senate vote FOR Obamacare. http://theadvocate.com/news/opinion/5694462-123/washington-briefs-gop-...


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Nov. Southner Media Research Poll: Vitter, Kennedy & Dardenne at Top - ragincajun03
Approval Ratings in the recent SMOR Poll: John Kennedy - 62% Jay Dardenne - 60.8% David Vitter - 58.3% Mary Landrieu - 46% Bobby Jindal - 42% poll-david-vitter-john-kennedy-jay-dardenne-more-popular-than-mary-landrieu-and-bobby-jindal...


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Very Happy to see Stanford Winning - ragincajun03
Oregon has shown in the past several years, despite it's offensive power, it can't match up with the SEC's best or even 2nd best. Stanford is built more like an SEC team, and so once again, Oregon can't cut it. At least this way, we can watch Florida St. go up against the SEC for the National ...


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