Louisiana

Republicans match post-WWII record after holding two La. House seats

Republicans matched their party’s post-World War II record for most House seats held Saturday night by retaining two Louisiana constituencies in runoff votes.
The GOP holds 246 seats, compared to 188 for Democrats, with one…

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Exit stage left? Landrieu faces long odds Saturday in Louisiana Senate runoff

Louisiana voters will head to the polls Saturday to decide on the lone outstanding U.S. Senate contest of 2014 and…

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Louisiana Senate race headed for a December runoff

Louisiana voters will likely have to wait until December to decide between Sen. Mary Landrieu and challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy,…

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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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