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Landrieu Stands With France

Following the barbaric terrorist attack in Paris, France, New Orleans has not forgotten the motherland. Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued a statement expressing solidarity with the City's French forebearers.

Muddy Water Coalition

Anti-Vitter PACs Attack (Videos)

David Vitter has his haters. While the man from Metaire has not been shy about tossing a few cowpies at his rivals, the nastiest return fire is coming from political action committees. These PACs are no run of the mill Citizens United. No, two groups have been formed specifically to push an “anyone but Vitter” agenda and they are dropping millions on ads. 

Trump Card: Bobby J Rants About The Donald

Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign is a mere blip on the polls. So, in a time honored political tradition, Candidate J is attacking the man at the top of the polls. Jindal used the entirety of a morning speech at the National Press Club to attack Donald Trump who he describes as a “dangerous” “egomaniac.”

Cutting to the Chase

Armina Mussa Talks About April Stabbing

On April 8, Armina Mussa was stabbed ten times. As the victim underwent surgeries in a battle for her life, the story exploded in the press on account of Mussa’s business partnership and friendship with Solange Knowles. Most reports at the time cited her alleged attacker’s version of the bloody incident. Mussa was in critical condition and providing a rebuttal was the least of her concerns. Last week, she sat down with NOLA Defender to set the record straight.

Opinion: Afro"man"

Violence against women is at the forefront of the news in 2015, but the problems persist. Last week, hip-hop artist Afroman was arrested after assaulting a woman onstage. Author, attorney, and advocate Arita Bohannan weighs in on the attack.

CBD Attack, Uptown Ransacking Suspects Sought

NOPD is looking for suspects in a pair of recent brazen crimes. A group of three people attacked a man in the CBD last weekend, and police released photos of three people wanted for questioning. This week, a man robbed an Uptown home in the middle of the day.

Suspects Sought in Brutal Bottle Beating Near Friendly Bar (VIDEO)

New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help in identifying three suspects allegedly involved in a Sunday morning fight outside a Marigny bar. A witness said he saw a group of three or four men standing at the corner of Chartres and Marigny streets, outside The Friendly Bar around 4:45 a.m., officials said.

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