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  • Legal, political hurdles in child migrant crisis

    July 6, 2014 5:56 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The legal, humanitarian and political constraints facing the Obama administration as it copes with thousands of Central American children entering the country illegally came into sharp focus in a series of interviews Sunday. A George W. Bush-era law to address human trafficking prevents the government from returning... more »
  • Political insider Maginnis dies at 66

    May 25, 2014 12:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - John Maginnis, a publisher, author and journalist who chronicled Louisiana politics for over 40 years, has died at age 66. His Sunday morning death at his home in New Orleans was confirmed by Jeremy Alford, who worked with Maginnis on a news and opinion website.... more »
  • Political Hall of Fame in Winnfield to enshrine 6

    January 17, 2012 10:11 AM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - A long-time mayor of Pineville and five others will be inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum's Hall of Fame in Winnfield later this month. The late Fred Baden, who served as mayor of Pineville for 28 years, will be posthumously inducted on Jan. 28. The other... more »
  • Dardenne Beats Political Newcomer for Lt. Gov.

    November 3, 2010 6:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jay Dardenne is leaving the Secretary of State's office, moving up to lieutenant governor. Dardenne, a Republican, easily defeated Democratic lawyer Caroline Fayard to win the office on Tuesday. Dardenne, 56, says his record as a conservative and a reformer made the difference. "We made a... more »
  • Comedy Talk Show Host Plan to Hold Opposing Political Rallies

    September 17, 2010 3:39 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart is hosting a "million moderate march" in Washington - for people who think shouting is annoying - but faux political nemesis Stephen Colbert will be nearby to keep fear alive against those "dark, optimistic forces." Colbert, host of Comedy Central's "The... more »
  • New Round of Advertising for this Political Season

    September 16, 2010 5:17 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Signaling the next stage in the general election campaign, the Republican Party and outside groups are airing new rounds of advertising in some of the most competitive Senate battlegrounds, ramping up spending and the negative tone of the political season. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has the... more »
  • Candidates for U.S. Senate Political Forum Tonight in Crowley

    September 8, 2010 11:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Candidates for U.S. Senate have made their first appearance at a political forum, a sign that the state campaign season is heating up. Incumbent Sen. David Vitter, the Republican nominee on the Nov. 2 ballot, received the endorsement of the New Orleans area Alliance for Good... more »
  • `Tax lady' Roni Deutch says lawsuit is political

    August 24, 2010 9:53 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - "Tax Lady" Roni Deutch says California Attorney General Jerry Brown is engaging in election-year politics by filing a civil lawsuit accusing her law firm of false advertising and misleading consumers. Deutch said in a statement Tuesday she will fight the $34 million lawsuit filed a day... more »
  • Youngsville Political Forum

    August 17, 2010 11:31 AM

    Tonight August 17th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM Youngsville will have a Political Forum sponsored by the Youngsville Chamber of Commerce. It will be held at the Youngsville Lions Club & K.C. Hall-727 Young Street in Youngsville. The candidates in attendance will be candidates running for Mayor, Chief of Police... more »
  • LSU Felt Political Pressure to Settle Lawsuit

    August 14, 2010 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The chancellor and president at Louisiana State University felt pressured by the Senate president and the risk of losing major financing for the school if they did not settle a lawsuit in favor of a private contractor represented by a state senatorm, according to school... more »
  • Jindal's Budget Vetoes Hit His Political Foes

    June 28, 2010 8:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget vetoes fell heavily on the pet projects of lawmakers who crossed his administration this session, leading to complaints Monday that Jindal used the budget for political retaliation. Lawmakers also bristled at Jindal's removal of $24.9 million for coastal parishes battling the... more »
  • Political Patience Wanes as Gulf Oil Spill Grows

    May 12, 2010 9:26 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Political patience was whittling away for BP executives who can't stop a broken underwater well from pouring oil into the Gulf where crews tried the latest solution - submerging a second containment box designed to funnel the gusher to a waiting tanker. In... more »

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