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“But in reality, Jindal is proposing a tax increase. And in doing so, he’s about to demolish his relationship with the business community — perhaps the last bloc of political support he has left after seven years of inconsistent and at times indifferent governance.” – Scott McKay/American Spectator

“There’s just one month remaining until Gov. Bobby Jindal delivers his final address to a joint meeting of the House and Senate, when the regular legislative session convenes on April 13. Unless a special session is called this year, it will be the last time the governor speaks publicly to the Legislature as a whole.” – Jeremy Alford/Baton Rouge Business Report

“A flash flood watch is in effect for portions of southeast Louisiana as a heavy plume of moisture from the Gulf Of Mexico will remain over the area, setting the stage for prolonged heavy rainfall.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“The LSU baseball team moved to No. 1 in the nation from No. 2 in the Baseball America poll Monday after sweeping through the Houston College Classic over the weekend.” – Alexandria Town Talk

John White’s national presence is growing once more. Louisiana’s education superintendent, widely known for defending the Common Core standards against Gov. Bobby Jindal’s attack, has been named chairman of Chiefs for Change.” – NOLA.com

“Capital Area Transit System CEO Bob Mirabito last week told a podcast that he suspects some people in Baton Rouge are resistant to riding the bus because they are prejudiced against his drivers, most of whom are black.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Like the race for governor, this one has three Republicans and one Democrat — but the similarities end there. In terms of personalities, the major candidates for governor are a pack of Caspar Milquetoasts compared to the guys who seek the state’s official No. 2 spot. Here’s a closer look, in alphabetical order:” – Clancy DuBos/New Orleans Gambit

“The Louisiana congressional delegation is continuing efforts to block a budget proposal by the Obama administration to reverse 2006 energy legislation providing revenue sharing to Louisiana and three other Gulf states for off-shore oil and gas production.” – NOLA.com

“The Southwestern Athletic Conference took away Southern’s share of the conference regular-season title Monday night as it suspended seven Jaguars and eight Texas Southern players for their involvement in a brawl Saturday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Disturbing video of Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott being assaulted during spring break in Panama City Beach has surfaced, revealing the rising senior Heisman candidate wobbling and bloodied after an apparent melee.” – Saturday Down South


“If the money was given for the stated purpose of earthquake relief, does that make the donation clean even though Algeria sought something from Hillary Clinton’s agency?” – Mollie Hemingway/The Federalist

“Over the last few days we’ve seen one former Clinton aide and acolyte after another come out of the woodwork to defend yet another Clinton from yet another series of scandals. It’s like a tired, awful syndicated series that’s been cancelled but just won’t go away.” – Peter Wehner/Commentary

“Democratic strategist and longtime Clinton adviser James Carville went off the rails in defense of Hillary Clinton and her ongoing email scandal going, so far as to accuse the New York Times of reporting from ‘right-wing talking points.'” – BizPAC Review

Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden jump to the head of the list of Democratic contenders if Hillary Clinton chooses not to run for president in 2016.” – Rasmussen Reports

“The original Hillary plan was straight out of the Clinton playbook — wait, remain silent and hope something else comes along to distract the media and the public, then dismissively claim it’s an old story. The “there’s nothing new here” mantra worked in the 1990s, aided by Republican hysteria. But in 2015, after the birth of new media and scores of new news sites and organizations, it just isn’t working.” – Daily Caller

“The United States on Monday declared Venezuela a national security threat and ordered sanctions against seven officials from the oil-rich country in the worst bilateral diplomatic dispute since socialist President Nicolas Maduro took office in 2013.”- Yahoo! News

“There’s nothing a politician loves more than a poll. Now throw in some political wagering with cold, hard cash. That is the concept behind PredictIt, an online political stock market that the operators say will go live Friday after clearing regulatory hurdles and receiving a no-action letter from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which oversees such exchanges.” – POLITICO

“Perhaps the biggest, most persistent and successful lie about Barack Obama is that he’s a nice guy who cares. He isn’t. He doesn’t.” – Scott Ott/PJ Media

President Obama has decided to get involved in the 2016 race. I find it interesting that he’s chosen to wade in by attacking Scott Walker and not Jeb Bush.” – BenK/Ace of Spades

“On Tucker Carlson’s show, J. Christian Adams takes Attorney General Eric Holder to task for his unconstitutional and even downright dictatorial wish to shut down police departments that aren’t as politically correct as he wants. Although Adams explains Holder’s actions are illegal, he nevertheless believes the AG may get away with it. Can the Obama administration turn entire police departments into training camps for race hustlers?” – PJ Media



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