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As Trump’s mob ransacked the Capitol, a Confederate flag was the least surprising sight

BY: - February 12, 2021

Once you moved past the initial shock of seeing former President Donald Trump’s murderous goons marauding the U.S. Capitol, were you even one bit surprised to see that one guy parading inside with a Confederate battle flag? Of course you weren’t. You know that the people who’d erect a gallows outside the U.S. Capitol and […]

Some Trump voters split from the GOP to launch wannabe ‘Patriot Parties’

BY: - February 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump may have stepped back for now from the idea of creating a new political party, but that hasn’t stopped diehard Trump fans disillusioned with the Republican Party from creating Patriot Parties of their own all across the country. Onetime Trump voters in Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio […]

Cassidy blasts Trump legal team’s ‘terrible’ performance, supports impeachment trial

BY: - February 9, 2021

 WASHINGTON — Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana was one of six GOP senators who voted Tuesday to uphold the Senate’s authority to hold an impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, taking Republicans aback by reversing the position he took in a vote last month. Speaking to reporters Tuesday evening, Cassidy also contrasted the “focused, […]

What Senate Republicans are saying about Trump’s impeachment trial

BY: - February 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is set to begin Tuesday, when the Senate will start hearing arguments over whether Trump should be convicted of inciting the violent mob that lay siege to the Capitol. So far, no Senate Republican has outright backed a vote to convict Trump, and many […]

Virginia senator floats Trump censure as Senate prepares for impeachment trial

BY: - January 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine says he’s been talking privately with his Senate colleagues about censuring former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, told Capitol Hill reporters on Wednesday that he views censure as a possible “alternative” to Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial […]

While Biden calls for unity, Louisiana GOP delegation blasts him for blocking Keystone pipeline

BY: - January 21, 2021

None of the current members of Louisiana’s GOP congressional delegation immediately acknowledged Joe Biden’s election as president when the race was called Nov. 7, and with the exception of Sen. Bill Cassidy, each of them either signed onto a lawsuit that sought to throw out votes in four key states that Biden won or voted […]

New Orleans and the country remember those lost to COVID-19

BY: - January 20, 2021

Of the more than 400,000 people who’ve died of COVID-19 in the United States and more than 8,300 who’ve died in Louisiana, more than 700 have died in New Orleans. City officials commemorated the city’s deaths Tuesday as President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris commemorated the country’s immense loss on the eve of […]

Gov. Edwards travels to D.C. for inauguration of Joe Biden

BY: - January 19, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards is traveling to Washington, D.C. Tuesday to attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris this week, representing the State of Louisiana at the ceremonial transition of power. “Less than two weeks ago, our United States Capitol was besieged by a riotous mob determined to prevent Congress […]

Gallier Hall in New Orleans

City of New Orleans will mark inauguration with ceremony at Gallier Hall

BY: - January 19, 2021

The City of New Orleans will hold a small ceremony in front of Gallier Hall on Wednesday to mark the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Mayor Latoya Cantrell announced on Tuesday. New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno will join Cantrell for the ceremony, which will start at 4:30 p.m. […]

COMMENTARY

Violent extremists stand with Donald Trump — as do many of my Marine buddies

BY: - January 19, 2021

We will remember the attacks of Jan. 6 with the same horror as we remember the terrorist attacks of 9/11. While there was far less loss of life at the U.S. Capitol, our loss of national dignity was far worse. We know President Trump incited and encouraged the mob that perpetrated the attack.  During the […]

Louisiana’s Gen. Russel Honoré to investigate security failures at U.S. Capitol

BY: and - January 15, 2021

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré (U.S. Army – Ret.) was appointed to a commission that will investigate security failures during the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol that sought to forcibly prevent members of Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory as 46th president of the United States, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday. Pelosi […]

‘We told you so,’ Rep. Cedric Richmond tells Republicans defending Trump during second impeachment proceeding

BY: - January 13, 2021

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond said “We told you so” to his Republican colleagues in a 1-minute speech from the House floor supporting a second impeachment of President Donald Trump.  Richmond, a Democrat who represents Louisiana’s Second Congressional District, is soon to leave Congress to work as senior advisor and director of public engagement for President-elect Joe […]