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    Are We Beginning To See Wholesale Corruption Within JBE’s Flood Recovery Contracts?

Are We Beginning To See Wholesale Corruption Within JBE’s Flood Recovery Contracts?

It’s possible. Here was a statement on Facebook by Baton Rouge’s congressman Garret Graves last week after news broke that IEM, the company winning the bid to be the main

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    Kenny Matassa Looks Cooked In Ascension Parish

Kenny Matassa Looks Cooked In Ascension Parish

When you get indicted for bribery and the parish council hits you with a no-confidence vote, it starts to become questionable whether you’ve got much hope to be effective as

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    UPDATED: Mike Edmonson Is Out

UPDATED: Mike Edmonson Is Out

Editor’s Note: An update, with the joint statement by the governor and Edmonson, is at the bottom of this post. You had to know this was coming. Col. Mike Edmonson,

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    Start The Process, Publicly, For The Clinton Foundation Indictments By Close Of Business Today

Start The Process, Publicly, For The Clinton Foundation Indictments By Close Of Business Today

I’m not going to go into a long dissertation about this Jeff Sessions controversy. By now our readers know the whole story. Sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings if

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    Lee Zurik’s Report On The State Police’s Wasteful Cross-Country Trip Last Fall Ought To Lead To Heads Rolling

Lee Zurik’s Report On The State Police’s Wasteful Cross-Country Trip Last Fall Ought To Lead To Heads Rolling

What’s detailed in here looks like a fairly scandalous level of disdain for the public fisc, and it really ought to lead to some harsh consequences. Yesterday, a story hit

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    “You Can’t Fire Us! We Quit!”

“You Can’t Fire Us! We Quit!”

They’re selling this as a bad thing. It is not. The entire senior level of management officials at the US State Department has resigned – rather than serve under President

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The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Is Looking Pretty Corrupt To Us

  The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Is Looking Pretty Corrupt To Us

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s department is once again in hot water. This time, it has nothing to do with stealing

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PRAGER U: The Paris Climate Agreement Won’t Change the Climate

  PRAGER U: The Paris Climate Agreement Won’t Change the Climate

The Paris Climate Agreement will cost at least $1 trillion per year, and climate activists say it will save the

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The Clinton Global Initiative Has Apparently Breathed Its Last…

  The Clinton Global Initiative Has Apparently Breathed Its Last…

…and is dumping all its employees out into the streets. The Clinton Foundation announced it’s laying off 22 staffers on

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Kennedy To Edwards: Ban Any Flood Recovery Contracts From Going To Politicians

  Kennedy To Edwards: Ban Any Flood Recovery Contracts From Going To Politicians

John Kennedy, Louisiana’s new U.S. Senator, has vowed that he’ll stay very engaged in political affairs back him in the

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JBE Goes All In, Denies His Brother Is Guilty Of “Anything Improper, Much Less Illegal”

  JBE Goes All In, Denies His Brother Is Guilty Of “Anything Improper, Much Less Illegal”

Politically, this makes sense… Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday gave a forceful defense of his brother, Tangipahoa Sheriff Daniel

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Your Tax Dollars In Baton Rouge Are Paying For A Completely Failed Bus System

  Your Tax Dollars In Baton Rouge Are Paying For A Completely Failed Bus System

A few years ago voters in a jury-rigged taxing district in East Baton Rouge Parish narrowly passed a thoroughly unwise

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Donna Brazile Might Go Down As NOLA’s Most Prominent Looter Since Katrina

  Donna Brazile Might Go Down As NOLA’s Most Prominent Looter Since Katrina

Joe Cunningham had a good post last night about that interesting tidbit appearing in POLITICO regarding Donna Brazile directing Democratic

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HITHER AND YON: Trump 8, Hillary 0 As Louisiana’s Electors Cast Their Votes

  HITHER AND YON: Trump 8, Hillary 0 As Louisiana’s Electors Cast Their Votes

There wasn’t much of a controversy as the eight Louisiana electors met at the state capitol today to cast their

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It Turns Out Daniel Edwards And Chad Scott, The Allegedly Crooked DEA Agent, Were Pals…

  It Turns Out Daniel Edwards And Chad Scott, The Allegedly Crooked DEA Agent, Were Pals…

…which could give some insight into why Edwards had such a bad day on Thursday. For some background on the

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Me, I Like Me Some Middendorf’s, Y’All – Almost As Much As Sheriff Edwards Does…

  Me, I Like Me Some Middendorf’s, Y’All – Almost As Much As Sheriff Edwards Does…

…but I wanna add somethin’ to MacAoidh’s lil’ thing earlier about Daniel Edwards and his fun-raiser he threw over there

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While We’re On The Subject Of Daniel Edwards, How About This Little Piece Of Pay-To-Play?

  While We’re On The Subject Of Daniel Edwards, How About This Little Piece Of Pay-To-Play?

Yesterday the FBI, DEA, DOJ and a number of other federal agencies descended on the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and

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The FBI Is Investigating The Sheriff’s Department Run By JBE’s Brother For Possible Corruption

  The FBI Is Investigating The Sheriff’s Department Run By JBE’s Brother For Possible Corruption

Yesterday, FBI agents raided the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Hammond Police Department in connection to corruption allegations surrounding

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Apparently A Louisiana Tax Commissioner Appointed By JBE Doesn’t Pay His Property Taxes

  Apparently A Louisiana Tax Commissioner Appointed By JBE Doesn’t Pay His Property Taxes

That’s what Fox 8 and Lee Zurik are claiming. FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social This man’s

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