Two financial deals that kept the National Football League playing in the Superdome, allowing New Orleans to host a 10th Super Bowl, were expensive for taxpayers and enriched Saints owner Tom Benson, said former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco.
President Barack Obama today will meet with union leaders to try to heal a relationship strained by his agreement to extend Bush-era tax cuts . Behind the scenes, the White House is waging a broader campaign among Democratic Party loyalists to undo damage over the deal.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt ,” airing this weekend, that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is “absolutely” electable as president; he also said he believes that last year’s government bailouts of financial services companies and automobile manufacturers were a “mistake” and that immigration policy should include “a policy of assimilation.”
In the span of one week, Democrats went from dismissing the possibility that the Supreme Court would strike down the 2010 law mandating individuals to buy health insurance to consoling themselves that any such action would have a silver lining.