• Bannon-less Trump, how about Schwarzenegger 2.0?
  • Focus on Trump's stability as Bannon, Breitbart slam Afghanistan, globalism?
  • Louisiana Governor Edwards fiscal strategy for Correctons might pen him in
  • Scalise on call, Vitter on list, Trump ignores warning; Fox 8 vs. Direct TV

trumpernaggerArnold Schwarzenegger, the Barbarian, is back in the news. Following Steve Bannon’s walk out the White House front door a Breitbart News’ senior editor-at-large wrote that President Donald Trump risked becoming “Schwarzenegger 2.0.” It was meant to be an insult, but it shouldn’t be because “Schwarzenegger 1.0.” wasn’t such a bad thing, though it started out very oddly, indeed, as part of recall effort of Governor Gray Davis who just, months before, had won a 2nd term.

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breitbarthead 3More and more, the discussion has turned to the stability of President Donald Trump.

The months of July and August have been horrendous so far for those supporting the Trump White House..  Top Trump staff such a Reince Priebus and now Steve Bannon have been canned. Sean Spicer was replaced by Mooch who certainly had no smooth sailing either.  Then, the emotional controversies related to the KKK and the Nazis blew up in Trump's face, leaving observers wondering if there is any sanity remaining.

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edwards vicA couple of canaries in a coal mine may send mixed messages to Louisiana concerning its fiscal situation, making Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards both a winner and loser.

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On the day of the Solar Eclipse cutting across the United States, there’s a lot of gazing into the political skies too.

scalisebackSCALISE MAKING A COMEBACK

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise participated in a conference call with fellow Republican lawmakers today.  The topic? Spending bills.

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leeWith the world focus upon confederate monuments after the violence in Charlottesville and the announcements from various cities related to their respective monuments, the organizations that spearheaded the removal of the New Orleans monuments are announcing a rally this weekend.

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Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials provided an update on the status of the Sewerage and Water Board’s drainage system in New Orleans. The turbine damaged on Wednesday night, Turbine #1, is running after being successfully repaired and gradually brought back online. Twenty-two of 26 generators ordered for additional capacity and redundancy have arrived and are being connected. They are expected to be in service by Monday. Four final generators are in route from Miami and will be delivered Monday. This redundancy will remain throughout Hurricane Season. The City will update residents on generator deliveries as information becomes available.

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landrieu presser 5Today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu held a press conference to discuss the current flooding and pumping problem that has ensnared his administration this week.

On the day that the organization that he heads, the Conference of US Mayors are convening in New Orleans, Landrieu said, “"There is no need for panic," 

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monumental disaster floodSo maybe anthropogenic global warming isn’t such a great existential threat to New Orleans after all? Instead, maybe it’s the policy and personnel decisions of Mayor Mitch Landrieu?

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