CBS poll finds President Obama has 62% approval rating
Posted on 1/18/2017 11:09:00 AM.

A new poll from CBS finds President Barack Obama’s approval rating is over 60% nationally. Local pollster Bernie Pinsonat says while that might be the case nationwide, it’s certainly not true in Louisiana. He says Mr. Obama has been unpopular in the Bayou State throughout his entire term. He says the high favorability rating nationally is likely, because of large states like New York, Illinois and California.

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President Obama tours flooded neighborhood in Zachary
Posted on 8/23/2016 2:49:00 PM.

President Barack Obama visited a flood damaged neighborhood in East Baton Rouge parish that was inundated by flood waters. The President says he was encouraged by the heartwarming stories of neighbors helping neighbors. He says Louisiana will have all the federal support it needs for as long as it takes.

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President Obama visits flooded areas of Louisiana today
Posted on 8/23/2016 4:01:00 AM.

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Louisiana today to see the devastation from the flood first hand. UL-Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says from a political standpoint, it would have been better if the President had come sooner.

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Gov Edwards defends President's absence during flood
Posted on 8/18/2016 4:21:00 PM.

There are no plans for President Barack Obama to cut his New England vacation short to see the devastation in Louisiana first hand. It’s caused many Louisiana residents to wonder if Mr. Obama is concerned about the flooding disaster. US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the President can’t be everywhere, but he is up to date on the situation.

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Senator Vitter doesn't anticipate a hearing on Supreme Court justice nominee
Posted on 3/16/2016 1:26:00 PM.

Today President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to be a Supreme Court justice after the death of former justice Antonin Scalia. Republican US Senator David Vitter believes with the next president coming into office soon, we should let the voters decide the new justice. Vitter is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and says he will not vote to advance the nomination.

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President Obama signs legislation to help protect domestic seafood producers
Posted on 2/25/2016 12:56:00 PM.

Lafayette Congressman Charles Boustany’s PROTECT Act to help the Louisiana seafood industry has been signed by President Barack Obama. Boustany says this legislation will give domestic seafood a fair shot at competing against foreign imports who up until now have been able to undercut our producers using illegal practices.

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Transportation in Louisiana will be hot button issue this session
Posted on 1/18/2016 3:45:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Transportation is expected to be a major topic in the upcoming regular session. Governor John Bel Edwards says he showed President Barack Obama the single lane of traffic motorists must pass through in Baton Rouge on I-10 when going from west to east.
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President Obama arrives in Louisiana
Posted on 1/13/2016 7:16:00 PM.

President Barack Obama speaks Thursday morning at McKinley High School in Baton Rouge where he is expected to talk about health care, jobs and early childhood education. New Orleans Congressman Cedric Richmond says it’s great that the president is visiting our state and we need to take advantage of this opportunity.

President Barack Obama, Cedric Richmond, McKinley High School, Baton Rouge

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