Louisiana

‘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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Married GOP congressman admits to kissing female staffer

Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) asked for forgiveness Monday afternoon after a video purporting to show the congressman kissing a female staffer in his congressional office in Louisiana surfaced.
McAllister, who was just elected in a…

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Mardi Gras wraps with 2 dead, as Lent dawns for Christians

Christians on Wednesday headed into 46 days of Lent, the sacrificial lead-up to Easter — just a few hours after the revelry of Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, left two dead by gun fire in…

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Gulf Coast set for Bakken-like boom with liquefied natural gas

The energy boom that has North Dakota boasting the country’s lowest unemployment rate — and skyrocketing real estate prices — could soon do the same for the Gulf Coast.
Dozens of facilities are set to…

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Ex-Mayor Nagin, once the public face of post-Katrina recovery, now on criminal trial

Ray Nagin rose to American political fame in swift, albeit uncensored, fashion — as the New Orleans mayor who publicly trashed and pleaded with President George W. Bush to save his city in the aftermath…

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Vitter to run for Louisiana governor

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) announced Tuesday he will run for governor in 2015, a decision many had long expected.
Vitter said he believes he can have a bigger impact on the state from a perch…

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Louisiana GOP Senate field swells

Louisiana state Rep. Paul Hollis has jumped in the race for Senate, becoming the third Republican in the Pelican State looking to take down Sen. Mary Landrieu (D).
The development further complicates the GOP’s hopes…

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Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu adopts risky strategy in bid to keep Senate seat

METAIRIE, La. — In the months before Congress passed the president’s healthcare law, Sen. Mary L. Landrieu faced a deluge: The office phones rang off the hook, the mail was heavy and a few restive…

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The DNC’s Deceptive Message on Louisiana

I wasn’t surprised to get an email recently from a regional Democratic National Committee press secretary seeking to tarnish the credentials of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
After all, Jindal has become an outspoken Republican elected…

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Louisiana voters elect political newcomer to fill open congressional seat

Vance McAllister, a political newcomer with the backing of the popular “Duck Dynasty” TV family, was elected as Louisiana’s newest member of Congress Saturday night.
According to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website, McAllister led…

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‘Duck Dynasty’ Calls for Underdog in Louisiana Special

A Louisiana businessman hopes support from the popular “Duck Dynasty” reality show family will be enough to propel him to victory over the heir apparent in Saturday’s special election in Louisiana’s 5th District.
But even…

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