Louisiana

In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An old political standby — the future of Medicare — is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana’s bitter Senate race as……

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Bobby Jindal Asks Obama for Pre-K Funds, Wants Assurances No Common Core Requirements Involved

In a letter to President Obama dated September 11th, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said his state may apply for a federal pre-kindergarten grant of up to $15 million, as long as Obama assures him the…

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Maness: Landrieu Must Provide 'Full Disclosure' or Refund All Flights to Taxpayers

One of Senator Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) Republican challengers, Colonel Rob Maness, has called on her to “produce specific details of each flight” included in the 11 page spreadsheet of “mixed-purpose” charter flights she took between…

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Mary Landrieu Admits Taxpayers Funded $33k of Campaign Travel, RNC Says It's More

Hours after the Republican National Committee released a report Friday that claims Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) took nine more charter flights between 2000 and 2008 to campaign events that cost taxpayers an additional $130,527, Landrieu released…

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Louisiana GOP Files Complaint Against Mary Landrieu Over Taxpayer Funded Campaign Plane Travel

On Tuesday, the Louisiana Republican Party filed a complaint with the Select Committee on Ethics of the U.S. Senate over Senator Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) use of taxpayer funds to pay for charter flights taken to…

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Louisiana following judge’s order on abortion law

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge’s order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who……

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US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana’s restrictive new abortion law.District Judge John……

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In New Orleans, a 10-year sentence for Ray Nagin

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Ray Nagin was elected mayor in 2002, there was real hope that he was a break from the city’s sleazy past.Three years……

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Gov. Jindal seeks to block Common Core test in La.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took steps Wednesday to block the use of tests tied to the Common Core education standards, a……

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Poll: Landrieu at new lows for reelection

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) posts her lowest level of support yet in a new poll of her tough reelection fight.
The survey, from Louisiana-based bipartisan pollster Southern Media & Opinion Research, gives Landrieu just 36…

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‘Kissing Congressman’ McAllister Ducks Tea Party Rally for Counseling

The governor, the chairman of his state party and a growing list of other Republicans (including, in all likelihood, the GOP leadership in the House — though they’ve yet to say so publicly) have asked…

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Holy Bible clears first hurdle to becoming Louisiana’s official state book

Legislation that would make the Holy Bible the official state book of Louisiana cleared the House Committee on Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs with a vote of 8-5 Thursday afternoon. It will now head to…

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Louisiana Senate race likely heading to a runoff

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) leads her GOP opponents in a new survey from conservative pollster Magellan Strategies — but falls far below the 50 percent threshold to win her race outright in November.
Landrieu pulls…

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