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Syrian family in Baton Rouge: ‘Give us a chance to live a normal life’

By Robert Mann If you live in Baton Rouge, you may have passed her in a grocery store. You may have seen her at a local high school, dropping off her two daughters, ages 15 and 16. If you spoke … Continue reading

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Vitter’s warning to Obama about Syrian refugees came in apparent backdated letter sent to State Dept on Tuesday

    By Robert Mann Sen. David Vitter, lagging in the polls and hoping to gain an advantage in his race for Louisiana governor, relentlessly attacked state Rep. John Bel Edwards all week over the issue of Syrian refugees. “One … Continue reading

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This is not how a so-called Christian nation behaves

By Robert Mann In a thinly veiled autobiography published after his death in 1902, the British author Samuel Butler wrote about the Christian evangelical church of his youth. In one scene, he describes his congregation as “tolerators, if not lovers, of all … Continue reading

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David Vitter’s desperate last stand: He throws his wife under the bus — again

      By Robert Mann Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, down in the polls in his race for Louisiana governor, is struggling to explain away his 2007 prostitution scandal. A race that was once his to lose is one … Continue reading

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Vitter absent from two of three U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on Syria held from 2012 to 2014

By Robert Mann U.S. Senate records show that Sen. David Vitter, who served on that body’s Armed Services Committee from January 2009 to January 2015, missed two of three public committee hearing on Syria held from 2012 through 2014. Vitter, … Continue reading

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Vitter doesn’t want Syrian refugees in Louisiana? He should talk to his wife

By Robert Mann Sen. David Vitter, behind in the polls and desperate for an issue to distract voters from questions about his personal failings, has hit upon a new campaign strategy: Scare the hell out of voters about hordes of Syrian … Continue reading

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How many Syrian refugees are in Louisiana? 14, officials say

From NOLA.com, reporter Michelle Hunter reports: Despite blog posts and social media rumors indicating that thousands of Syrian refugees had already arrived in the New Orleans area, the U.S. State Department reported only 14 Syrian nationals have resettled in Louisiana since … Continue reading

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