On this week's Le Show, Harry Shearer brings another episode of Clintonsomething, News of Secrets, News of the Olympic Movement, News for Outside the Bubble, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Godly, and more!
Citizens United ruling reached five years ago expands corporate influence on political campaigns.
It’s been five years since the Supreme Court ruling on the Citizens United case that allowed corporations to greatly increase their political spending. A grassroots movement is forming in New Orleans to reverse the decision.
Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 2:31 pm
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is standing by comments he made to CNN about so-called “no-go” zones in European cities, and the accusation that Muslims immigrating to Western countries refuse to assimilate.
Jindal’s comments came just after Fox News retracted similar comments that pundit Steven Emerson made on air, saying: “In Britain it’s not just no go zones, there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in.”
Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 3:01 pm
Not even two weeks into its new session, the U.S. House has already passed a bill to chip away at Obamacare by only requiring that employers provide health insurance to employees working 40 hours or more, instead of 30 hours as is the current mandate. And the House voted for legislation meant to block President Obama’s executive orders on immigration.
But 2nd District Congressman Cedric Richmond — the sole Democrat left in Louisiana’s delegation — is optimistic that — with the presidential race coming up — there will be opportunity to get some things done for his minority constituents once the Republicans get past their conservative talking points.
Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Joe Rallo lobbied in 2012 for more Texas colleges and universities to offer degree programs that cost $10,000 or less, an effort Rallo led as president of Angelo State University.
Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 10:48 am
Louisiana’s new commissioner of higher education has been on the job for less than a week, but Joe Rallo is out of Baton Rouge and traveling around north Louisiana meeting with college presidents and business groups for what he calls a “listening and learning tour.”