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   The Baton Rouge political website The Hayride last week noted a National Enquirer "expose" claiming President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama were considering divorce. Hayride founder Scott McKay said he was skeptical of the report, but added, "On the other hand, there had to be something behind the rather unusual phenomenon of Michelle's mother [Marian Robinson] — Barack's mother-in-law — moving into the White House. He's president of the United States of America, and his mother-in-law lives with him. That indicates an unconventional family situation, or at least a guy who's not in control of his scene. An Alpha Male, he's not." OK, McKay ...

   While all four City Council District B candidates threw election night parties at local restaurants and clubs, only one got to hold it in his own restaurant. Marlon Horton, aka 10th Ward Buck, owns Finger Lickin' Wings on Jackson Avenue, and he gathered there with supporters to watch the results roll in. He placed last in a field of four ...

   Former Louisiana state Rep. Tony Perkins, now head of the Washington D.C.-based Family Research Council, was predictably displeased with last week's election results, writing the next day, "This was supposed to be the morning when Americans got up and shook off the nightmare of the last four years. Instead, they awakened to a new one: a profound drubbing of the Republican Party that is supposed to be the guardian of the conservative vision our nation so desperately needs." He added. "On every level — presidential, congressional, social — it was a bruising day for our movement that no amount of spin can improve. Americans had a choice, and they made it."

   Surprise: President Barack Obama got nearly 38 percent of the vote in Jefferson Parish last Tuesday. This reflects the parish's growing black population, which will be a force in future elections. Statewide, Obama got more than 100,000 more votes last Tuesday than Gov. Bobby Jindal received in his 2011 re-election campaign, which was dubbed a "landslide" by some pundits ...


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