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  • IRS not enforcing rules on churches and politics

    November 5, 2012 3:46 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Churches engaging in partisan political activity have been getting a free pass from the Internal Revenue Service for the past three years. Russell Renwicks, a manager in the IRS Mid-Atlantic region, recently said the agency had suspended audits of churches suspected of violating federal restrictions on... more »
  • Obama's Labor Day: Politics, presence in the Gulf

    September 3, 2012 4:54 AM

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Barreling through the presidential campaign's competitive states, President Barack Obama will detour deep in the South on Labor Day, long enough to offer a presence and promises of help to those flooded out by Hurricane Isaac. Obama will mix politics and presidential empathy on a holiday... more »
  • Louisiana's Primary Could Make a Difference This Year

    January 30, 2012 11:21 PM

    Historically, a presidential nominee has already emerged by the time Louisiana holds a primary election. But this year could be different, and Louisiana's primary could actually matter this time around. As the Republican National Convention nears,with no one candidate as a clear nominee, it's more apparent that every vote... more »
  • LA Senate Debates $25B Budget on Sunday

    June 19, 2011 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana senators are taking their turn at crafting a $25 billion budget for next year, with fewer cuts than the House sought. The full Senate is scheduled to debate the spending plan Sunday afternoon. Senate leaders are hoping they can sway the House on their... more »
  • Movement to Treat Fetuses as People Gains Ground

    June 5, 2011 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Eager to prove their pro-life credentials in the increasingly Republican South, conservative lawmakers are pushing to define a fetus as a person from the moment of conception and spur a direct challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision. By... more »
  • Jindal Says He'll Veto Cigarette Tax Within Days

    June 4, 2011 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's not changing his mind: He intends to veto a 4-cent per pack cigarette tax renewal passed by Louisiana lawmakers. Jindal received the bill this week and said he will reject it within the 10 days he has before the renewal... more »
  • Jindal Budget Criticism Comes from GOP

    May 29, 2011 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The opposition party isn't the only one giving Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal fits these days. It's his own GOP. Conventional wisdom would have suggested Republican takeovers of both the House and Senate would have given Jindal an easier path for passage of his legislative agenda... more »
  • Louisiana Businesses Move Overseas

    February 24, 2011 7:33 PM

    Senator David Vitter is visiting Louisiana towns, talking with residents about their concerns with the current administration. He was in New Iberia this morning addressing a number of hot topics. Vitter said congress needs to do more to keep businesses on U.S. soil He said, "we need to reform things,... more »
  • District 22 Election Will Likely Change State Senate

    January 21, 2011 11:29 PM

    Saturday is the special election in Iberia and St. Martin Parishes for key State Senate seat, District 22. And it's an important one, because the outcome will mean big changes in Louisiana's State Senate. The District 22 seat has been held by a Democrat, but after Saturday, it's most... more »
  • Sarah Palin Stops in Baton Rouge

    November 30, 2010 7:27 PM

    Sarah Palin spent a few hours in Baton Rouge today promoting her new book. Supporter Darlene Knight said, "there are a lot of Americans interested in getting our country back where it needs to be." More than 700 fans showed up at Books-A-Million to meet Palin in person. Fan Jenny... more »
  • For Obama, election politics no laughing matter

    October 27, 2010 9:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama apparently thinks politics is no laughing matter, even when he's staring down a comedian. Obama barely cracked any jokes during an appearance Wednesday on "The Daily Show" despite host Jon Stewart's attempts to draw out the president's humorous side with a few of his... more »
  • New Mayor in Grand Coteau Wins by Large Margin

    October 4, 2010 7:28 PM

    St. Landry Parish voters must really want change ---- they ousted the incumbent mayor this weekend by a huge margin. Grand Coteau Mayor, Gail Lark, will be leaving office after one term. Four years ago, Lark's campaign slogan was "Moving Grand Coteau into the Future", but the new... more »
  • Alcohol, Not Politics, Has Stopped Ozzy From Playing In Israel Until Now

    September 27, 2010 11:47 AM

    JERUSALEM (AP) - Ozzy Osbourne said Monday that alcohol, not politics, has stopped him from playing in Israel until now. Osbourne is in Israel this week as part of this year's international Ozzfest tour, along with Soulfly and Korn. Tuesday's performance will be his first ever in the Holy Land.... more »
  • Tea party Politics Swaying Louisiana Elections

    September 27, 2010 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The tea party political debate sweeping through campaigns across the nation has also emerged in Louisiana, but how much impact the movement will have in this fall's elections is an open question. The October and November elections will be the first major tests of the... more »
  • Senator Vitter Reacts to Aide's Resignation

    July 7, 2010 7:21 PM

    The first day of qualifying for Fall elections started off a little rocky for one candidate. A trusted aide of Senator Vitter resigned this month after ABC news released an investigative report which looked into Brent Furer's past. On Furer's rap sheet an arrest after police said he... more »
  • Tea Party Protest in Putnam Park

    March 23, 2010 7:17 PM

    Health care supporters in Washington may be celebrating today, but many Lafayette residents are doing quite the opposite. One protestor, Thomas Noell said, “The Democratic Party is not following the rules.” Protestors gathered at Putnam Park to make sure their voices are heard. They say... more »
  • President Obama defends internet freedom

    November 16, 2009 8:22 AM

    SHANGHAI (AP) - President Barack Obama is promoting the idea of Internet freedom to people in China - a land where such freedom is uncommon. The president told a group of Chinese students that unrestricted Internet access in the United States is a source of strength. He also says it... more »

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