Monday morning news dump

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• The city and Six Flags Over New Orleans a Decaying Mad-Max Structure Just Off the I-10 in New Orleans East are back in court today ...

• The AP analyzes the chances of Sen. David Vitter's keeping his seat in 2010. Money quote:

Gene Ulm, a Republican consultant who does polling for Vitter, said voters are in no mood to hear attacks about Vitter's personal life. Instead, Ulm said, the election will be largely about Democrats' handling of the economy.

"We know that midterm elections are a referendum on the party in power," Ulm said. "When you have an economic environment like this ... if it doesn't have to do with people's economic worries and hardships, it's just immaterial."

It seems like just yesterday that the candidate himself was saying ""I don't believe there's any issue that's more important than this one." Of course, he wasn't talking about the economy, or Katrina recovery, but same-sex marriage ...

• Perhaps speaking of -- the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee releases its list of Louisiana GOPers who may be vulnerable in the next election ...

A new survey about who stayed and who left during Hurricane Katrina, and the psychology behind those decisions ...

• JetBlue has $69 one-way fares to New York. Now if you could just find a $69 hotel room.

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