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    BAYHAM: CPAC 2015 Notebook

BAYHAM: CPAC 2015 Notebook

The annual CPAC Conference held at the National Harbor waterfront development along the Potomac River’s eastern bank featured a high profile straw poll for the Republican presidential nomination and plenty

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    BAYHAM: Rand Finishes First, Walker Runs Best In CPAC 2015 Presidential Straw Poll

BAYHAM: Rand Finishes First, Walker Runs Best In CPAC 2015 Presidential Straw Poll

The first major “non contest” contest of the GOP presidential campaign is the American Conservative Union’s CPAC Conference straw poll the year before the presidential election. Almost all of the

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    BAYHAM: Looking At The (Possible) 2016 GOP Field, Part I

BAYHAM: Looking At The (Possible) 2016 GOP Field, Part I

Romney’s out and this weekend marks the pre-presidential election year CPAC straw poll, which is a sort of an unofficial beginning of the “exploratory” phase of the battle for the

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    BAYHAM: The End Of Romney 2016 Begins The GOP Race

BAYHAM: The End Of Romney 2016 Begins The GOP Race

It can be said that the fight for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination began a few weeks ago when former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney announced that he would not be

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    BAYHAM: The Best Political Satire of Mardi Gras ‘15

BAYHAM: The Best Political Satire of Mardi Gras ‘15

Carnival time is synonymous with showers of trinkets and beads, rolling floats, marching bands and terrible traffic.  But mixed in with the frivolity are a few krewes who have been

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    BAYHAM: The Demise of the John Breaux Democratic Party

BAYHAM: The Demise of the John Breaux Democratic Party

During his time in the US Senate, John Breaux was one of the most dominant figures in Louisiana politics.  That’s not to say he was domineering, though some Democratic activists

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BAYHAM: Why Landrieu Lost And Cassidy Won

  BAYHAM: Why Landrieu Lost And Cassidy Won

After 18 years of defying political gravity, Mary Landrieu’s electoral world came crashing down losing badly to a candidate many

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BAYHAM: The Prodigal Team Returns!

  BAYHAM: The Prodigal Team Returns!

Slaughter the boeuf gras! Clothe Kenny Stills in the finest robe…and get him a decent haircut while you’re at it.

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BAYHAM: A Bandwagon For Bill, An Island For Mary

  BAYHAM: A Bandwagon For Bill, An Island For Mary

If Republican Bill Cassidy emerges victorious in his bid to knock off Democratic incumbent US Senator Mary Landrieu, it could

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BAYHAM: With Baltimore Coming, An Edgar Allen Poe Knockoff

  BAYHAM: With Baltimore Coming, An Edgar Allen Poe Knockoff

Things looked so good before September, visions of glory did we remember Byrd was signed, Graham was brought back they

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BAYHAM: The Big Rebuke

  BAYHAM: The Big Rebuke

The midterm election held in the sixth year of a two-term president is generally considered a referendum of the administration.

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BAYHAM: Where Does Mary Go From Here?

  BAYHAM: Where Does Mary Go From Here?

For someone who has won three straight US Senate races, Mary Landrieu always finds herself as an underdog, though more

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BAYHAM: Republicans On The Cusp Of Victory

  BAYHAM: Republicans On The Cusp Of Victory

After stalled attempts to regain control of Congress’ upper chamber in 2010 and 2012, the Republican Party heads into a

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BAYHAM: Don’t Waste Your Vote On Tuesday

  BAYHAM: Don’t Waste Your Vote On Tuesday

Free advice for conservatives in Louisiana who have not made up their mind on the US Senate race: don’t waste

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BAYHAM: Saints At The Top Of The Heap

  BAYHAM: Saints At The Top Of The Heap

The New Orleans Saints finally tasted victory on the road this season when they manhandled the Carolina Panthers on Thursday

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BAYHAM: For Mary Landrieu, It’s All About The Base

  BAYHAM: For Mary Landrieu, It’s All About The Base

Three weeks ago, US Senator Mary Landrieu swapped out campaign managers in a move that was splashed across the headlines

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BAYHAM: Saints Find Themselves At Home

  BAYHAM: Saints Find Themselves At Home

On game day, I had the misfortune of turning on the radio and hearing the latest Jim Rome impersonator that

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BAYHAM: The Mike Detillier Bye-Week Interview, Part 2

  BAYHAM: The Mike Detillier Bye-Week Interview, Part 2

In the second part of the New Orleans Saints’ bye week interview with college football expert and WWL 870 AM

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BAYHAM: An Interview With Mike Detillier, Part 1

  BAYHAM: An Interview With Mike Detillier, Part 1

After a surprisingly rocky start to a season that had high expectations, the New Orleans Saints and Who Dat Nation

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