Breaking: Democratic Senator Caught In A Big Scandal That Could Help The GOP Take The Senate

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It’s the sort of thorny political problem that’s popped the campaign balloons of other lawmakers seeking re-election — the residency question…where does the candidate actually live? It’s also the kind of issue that could help decide not only who is elected to the Senate from Louisiana, but also which party controls the upper chamber after the mid-terms.

The campaign of embattled Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu is in full damage control mode. Major news organizations — The New York Times, CNN, and USATodayare picking up on the story first reported by the Washington Post – serious questions raised about Sen. Landrieu’s residency…does she, in fact, live in Louisiana, the state she represents?

The original Post story notes that Landrieu and her husband live in a multi-million-dollar mansion near the Capitol in Washington, D.C. — declared in regulatory documents filed by the senator. However, Sen. Landrieu’s voter registration reportedly lists as her residence a home in New Orleans owned by her parents.

Here in Louisiana, however, the Democrat does not have a home of her own. She is registered to vote at a large bungalow in New Orleans that her parents have lived in for many decades, according to a Washington Post review of Landrieu’s federal financial disclosures and local property and voting records.

On a statement of candidacy Landrieu filed with the Federal Election Commission in January, she listed her Capitol Hill home as her address. But when qualifying for the ballot in Louisiana last week, she listed the family’s raised-basement home here on South Prieur Street.

The New Orleans house, which Landrieu claims as her primary residence, is a new flash point in one of the most closely contested Senate races in the country. Republicans are considering taking legal action to question Landrieu’s residency in the state, arguing that since winning her seat in 1996 she has become a creature of Washington.

The New York Times article points out the immediate attack from Landrieu’s main opponent in the upcoming mid-term election:

“Senator Landrieu…just chooses Louisiana to get reelected,” the challenger, Representative Bill Cassidy, a Republican, posted on Twitter.

Ms. Landrieu’s campaign defended the senator’s living arrangements, noting that she and her family own the New Orleans home together and that Ms. Landrieu and her husband pay taxes and vote in the state.

CNN observes that the critical question of residency has severely impacted the political fortunes of other candidates:

The question of home state residency has hurt other senate candidates recently. Former Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Indiana, lost his seat in the last election cycle after it was revealed he lived in McLean, Virginia, not in the Hoosier state. Similar questions were raised about Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, this year although he was able to win his primary and is expected to be re-elected.

This latest brouhaha has served to darken the cloud already overhanging Mary Landrieu’s senatorial campaign. As Politico recently reported, serious questions of potentially improper travel expensing have also dogged the Louisiana Democrat.

Vulnerable Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is under renewed scrutiny for potentially violating campaign finance laws by tapping official Senate funds to cover the cost of fundraising trips.

Landrieu is among the lawmakers the GOP believes it can defeat in its bid to take over the Senate and oust Harry Reid as Majority Leader.

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Shocking: The Sinister Reason Why Obama Doesn’t Have A Plan To Defeat ISIS

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We have all seen the pictures of the beheaded children, the mass executions, girls jumping to their deaths off mountains after they were raped, Iraqis being crucified, genocide being committed against whole peoples starving and dying of thirst on mountains, etc. etc. These people trusted us. The relied on us. They listened to our words and believed in us. They risked everything they had including their families for us. These evil acts have been going on for months now. As I have said before, Obama had to have been warned by our intelligence services as to the consequences of pulling out of Iraq and allowing Islamic Jihadism to go unchecked. So if he knew the consequences, and did nothing, the question is why? Why did he continue to pull ALL American forces out of Iraq after all of the blood and treasure the United States lost there?

And now, we hear from our Dear Leader during a press conference yesterday that he has no strategy to deal with ISIS. Again, the question is why? To answer this question, I think Americans have to open the dark closet door of the unknown that many on the Left fear to tread but that Conservatives have seen as obvious for some time now. The President of the United States is a Muslim and could be on the side of ISIS.

We have written extensively that you can’t just listen to Obama’s words when evaluating the success of his presidency. You have to look at the results. Ask yourself this question, could there be any worse result in the Middle East after America’s involvement there? When Obama left, Iraq was stable. Now look at it. We have an Islamic State that is murderous and worse than Nazi Germany. Iran continues to threaten Israel and develop nuclear weapons. At the very least, President Obama doesn’t care about American national security interests abroad.

The results speak for themselves. But, I believe the answer is much darker. There is an agenda, one no one knows about. Maybe only Obama himself knows his real agenda. The circumstantial evidence is just too great to ignore. President Obama’s agenda could be the destruction of the United States. Listen to the words again, after all of the evidence we have seen of the evil nature of ISIS. I don’t have a strategy yet for dealing with ISIS. Could it be that he doesn’t want to really deal with ISIS because he wants to allow them to approach the United States with weapons of mass destruction? Could it be he opened the borders to allow terrorists to enter undetected? Could it be he is allowing the Islamic State to be created in order to threaten Israel? Could it be that he is allowing Iran to get nuclear weapons to allow it to destroy Israel? Again, the results speak for themselves. If anyone has a better explanation, I’d love to hear it.

Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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Watch: Mike Huckabee Completely Shames Muslim Leaders In The Middle East

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As Islamic State terrorists continue their vicious assault in Iraq and Syria, the surrounding region is in increasing danger. The threat extends worldwide as the U.S. has already seen its citizens captured and killed by the militant organization, also known as ISIS.

While leaders in this nation consider how to effectively combat that growing menace, however, some are calling on those closest to the problem to pitch in with some military action of their own.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee addressed this concept in a recent Fox News appearance. Host Megyn Kelly explained that only Australia and Great Britain have confirmed they would support the U.S. in a mission against these radicals, prompting Huckabee to wonder why Middle Eastern nations are not offering to assist.

“What we really have is blood being shed by people who don’t live in the neighborhood,” he said, conceding that surrounding nations have made contributions.

“The Saudis gave $100 million to the United Nations effort,” he said. “You’re seeing some comments by the Arab League. That’s all fine and good.”

What really needs to happen, he reasoned, is a mobilization of warriors within these affected nations.

“Until some people in those countries are willing to get in the fight and put their sons on the battlefield,” he continued, “I think the United States needs to say, guys, we’re not going to spill American blood to help you guys who won’t get out of your palaces and stop this nonsense yourself.”

Though America has an obvious incentive to see these terror cells defeated, Huckabee noted that the prospect of going it alone is too costly.

“It’s enough for America to have to not only finance the fighting of ISIS,” he said, “but also have to pay for it with the blood of American sons and daughters, and I think we need to say to these nations, ‘That’s it.’”

He also had some tough words for Barack Obama, who just this week admitted that his administration has yet to develop a strategy to take on ISIS.

“You know, the president keeps talking about I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Huckabee concluded. “Well, let him get that pen and write down the list of all these countries who are going to be far more affected and much more immediately that we are…. And then get on that phone of his and call these guys and explain to them in explicit terms that we’ve got to seal off our own borders right now.”

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

Watch: Mike Huckabee Completely Shames Muslim Leaders In The Middle East

huckabee

As Islamic State terrorists continue their vicious assault in Iraq and Syria, the surrounding region is in increasing danger. The threat extends worldwide as the U.S. has already seen its citizens captured and killed by the militant organization, also known as ISIS.

While leaders in this nation consider how to effectively combat that growing menace, however, some are calling on those closest to the problem to pitch in with some military action of their own.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee addressed this concept in a recent Fox News appearance. Host Megyn Kelly explained that only Australia and Great Britain have confirmed they would support the U.S. in a mission against these radicals, prompting Huckabee to wonder why Middle Eastern nations are not offering to assist.

“What we really have is blood being shed by people who don’t live in the neighborhood,” he said, conceding that surrounding nations have made contributions.

“The Saudis gave $100 million to the United Nations effort,” he said. “You’re seeing some comments by the Arab League. That’s all fine and good.”

What really needs to happen, he reasoned, is a mobilization of warriors within these affected nations.

“Until some people in those countries are willing to get in the fight and put their sons on the battlefield,” he continued, “I think the United States needs to say, guys, we’re not going to spill American blood to help you guys who won’t get out of your palaces and stop this nonsense yourself.”

Though America has an obvious incentive to see these terror cells defeated, Huckabee noted that the prospect of going it alone is too costly.

“It’s enough for America to have to not only finance the fighting of ISIS,” he said, “but also have to pay for it with the blood of American sons and daughters, and I think we need to say to these nations, ‘That’s it.’”

He also had some tough words for Barack Obama, who just this week admitted that his administration has yet to develop a strategy to take on ISIS.

“You know, the president keeps talking about I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Huckabee concluded. “Well, let him get that pen and write down the list of all these countries who are going to be far more affected and much more immediately that we are…. And then get on that phone of his and call these guys and explain to them in explicit terms that we’ve got to seal off our own borders right now.”

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WATCH Why This Texas Congressman Just Compared Clueless Obama To A Goofball TV Actor

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It’s still one of the hottest topics on TV news — President Obama’s weak-kneed statement on Thursday that the United States doesn’t have a strategy for combatting the fearsome terror threat from the Islamic State, ISIS. We predicted (correctly) yesterday that the White House would soon try to back away from the president’s gaffe.

And we told you how the starting revelation from the Commander in Chief set twitter on fire with reaction like this:

On Fox News, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) blasted Obama for essentially informing ISIS that the U.S. is not sure what to do about the rapidly spreading Islamic State. And Gohmert compared the president to a clueless TV character — the bumbling deputy of Mayberry, Barney Fife. (see video above)

 

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