Tag Archives: U.S. Senate

John Kennedy is praying for you

By Robert Mann On Sept. 13, Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, issued the following statement: “Earlier today, the [Charles Boustany] campaign sent out an email alleging that my campaign and other candidates’ campaigns for … Continue reading

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Good, slim or none? What are Democrats’ chances in this year’s Louisiana Senate race?

By Robert Mann Gov. John Bel Edwards’ victory over U.S. Sen. David Vitter in last year’s governor’s race gives hope to Democrats across Louisiana. If a little-known Democratic state representative could knock off a well-financed two-term incumbent Republican, why shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Why Donald Trump’s rise reminds us of David Duke

By Robert Mann Former KKK leader David Duke was once an aberration in the Republican Party – an unabashed racist and xenophobe seeking higher office by appealing to voters’ baser instincts. The novelty of Duke, running again for the U.S. … 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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Politico: David Vitter “one of the most disliked members” of the U.S. Senate

By Robert Mann News flash: Sen. David Vitter is not among the most popular members of the U.S. Senate. In fact, according to a new story in Politico, Within the chummy confines of the U.S. Senate, Vitter has emerged as … Continue reading

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Congress: Sure it’s broken, but how can we fix it?

By Robert Mann Was there ever a new Congress – at least in the last hundred-plus years – which convened amidst such low expectations and so much public disgust? “Americans’ job approval rating for Congress averaged 15% in 2014, close … Continue reading

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Scandal: Mary Landrieu tells the truth about race, Louisiana history

By Robert Mann Did you hear the stunning news about how Sen. Mary Landrieu vilified all her white constituents as knuckle-dragging, virulent racists? It was quite shocking and will probably disqualify her from being re-elected to the Senate. Her comments were … Continue reading

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