David Vitter pushing ban on subsidies | POLITICO – Sen. David Vitter “plans to file an amendment to a House-passed spending bill now under consideration by the Senate that would require lawmakers, the president and administration appointees to no longer receive those [Obamacare health insurance] subsidies.”
Nagin seeks more documents, possible hearing | The New Orleans Advocate – The motion by former Mayor Ray Nagin’s attorney counsels skepticism of claims made by former lieutenants of former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, and says there was evidence of “racial animus” in online comments made by Letten’s staff. The motion also suggests that “the prosecution of the former mayor — who faces 21 counts of bribery and tax evasion in an alleged kickback scheme — may have personal or racial roots.”
A veteran federal prosecutor is facing an internal disciplinary review for posting comments on NOLA.com that a judge revealed last week, in an order for the retrial of five former New Orleans police officers convicted in the Danziger Bridge shootings and subsequent cover-up.
Some of the parents at New Orleans’ Catholic schools said Tuesday they felt blind-sided by the change when they started to see drastically different homework come home with their kids. … They didn’t expect to see the Common Core changes in private schools. The Archdiocese of New Orleans doesn’t have to adopt the new standards. They’re choosing to.
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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