This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer observes Torture Week with Waterboarding USA, Waterboarding Championships, Dick Cheney Confidential, The Professionals, Who is Yoo, We Tortured Some Folks, and more!
Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 5:45 pm
Business-backed candidates secured a new 5-to-4 majority on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board last Saturday.
FuturePAC, which is affiliated with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, put up about $50,000 for candidates in these school board elections. BRAC CEO Adam Knapp discusses what business interests are investing in.
Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy is returning to Washington to begin preparations for his transition to the Senate.
Cassidy has a meeting later Tuesday with incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. They are expected to discuss upcoming committee assignments.
He knows he's getting on the energy committee. That's a promise McConnell made to Cassidy to help undercut Democratic incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu touting her committee position as essential to Louisiana.
Cassidy posted a 12-point victory in Saturday's runoff over Landrieu.
The Superdome has long been known as hostile territory for visiting teams. The crowd prides itself on the cacophonous din raised when their beloved Saints need their help — drowning out visitors' play calls and forcing false starts and bad matchups.
That is, until this year. Now, a great many fans are saying it is they who are being drowned out — by an egregiously bad Superdome sound effect.
It's the Dome Siren, a piped-in air raid alarm-style noise played at ear-splitting intensity each time an opposing team gets ready to play a third down.
Voters in St. Bernard Parish rejected several tax measures to pay for a number of public services.
It’s seen a sign of growing frustration over the cost of rebuilding their parish since Hurricane Katrina.
Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports that most tax renewals pass in most elections. But the rejection of several financial matters in Saturday’s election could show the discontent in a parish that’s much smaller post-Katrina.
Voters also recently rejected a proposed new tax for their parish hospital.
UNO political science professor Ed Chervenak reviews runoff results.
The defeat of incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu after 18 years in office could indicate a major shift in Louisiana politics. One expert sees Republicans taking charge for at least a generation.
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