Sen. David Vitter, R-La., has admitted to a lot of sexual sleaze, and in a very public, high-profile manner. For some reason, Louisiana voters have never seemed to care too much.
Vitter’s scandals are certainly fair game in a campaign, but usually opposing campaigns get other people to throw this kind of personal mud for them. Not Charlie Melancon, D: Read More
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is officially playing hardball with the Obama administration over the six-month ban on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
Landrieu announced Thursday afternoon she will block Obama’s nominee for the Office of Management and Budget, Jack Lew, until the president lifts the moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling is lifted “or significantly modified.” Read More
It’s unclear whether Jeff Landry’s win in the Republican primary for Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District which Charlie Melancon (D-La) is now resigning from in order to run for Senate was more about anti-incumbency or pro-tea party sentiment. Either way, Hunt Downer took a beating, winning a majority only in his home parish. Read More
It sure looks that way:
The fringe “birther” movement may have found itself a new ally.
Republican Sen. David Vitter told a group of supporters last week he is in favor of groups who may want to take President Obama to court over the belief he is not an American citizen. Read More
President Obama was dealt another court setback yesterday eventing when an appeals panel refused to reinstate the drilling moratorium, pending the outcome of a trial on its legality. Read More
Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm with a decent track record this year, has raised the question of whether an endorsement by President Obama will help or hurt Democratic candidates in a number of states.
The answer: ouch. Read More
President Obama is fighting more than just one state in court. With Louisiana facing an economic catastrophe because of the Obama administration’s moratorium on deep-water drilling, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and the Obama Administration have asked a federal court to reinstate his moratorium on deep-water drilling, the New York Times reports. Read More
Whatever the Obama administration tries to do, they’ll be drilling for oil in the waters off Florida, just as close to the coast as the Deepwater Horizon was to Louisiana.
It’s just that Cubans, not Floridians, will be collecting the lease money. Read More
Public Policy Polling buried the lede on their latest survey. This one is going to leave a mark: Read More
President Obama’s address on the oil spill is not bringing any conciliatory words from Louisiana’s Republican Party. Read More