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  • Obama Willing to Compromise with Republicans

    September 9, 2011 9:41 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration is willing to compromise with Republicans on a job-creation program if they come up with "a better idea." But Biden said on TV this morning that the administration is "not prepared to compromise in terms of doing nothing." House... more »
  • Republicans Get Ready to Take Over House

    January 4, 2011 10:12 PM

    On Wednesday, Jan. 5, our nation's capitol will undergo a massive change as 96 new members of Congress will be sworn-in. And an overwhelming 87 of those new lawmakers are Republican. Louisiana's own Jeff Landry will be representing District 3, and is one of those freshman Republicans. Sent by... more »
  • Republicans will have the majority in Louisiana's House of Representatives

    November 15, 2010 9:40 AM

    Republicans will have the majority in Louisiana's House of Representatives for the first time since reconstruction. That comes after the party switch of a New Orleans Lawmaker. Democratic Representative Walker Hines says he is switching to the GOP. The move gives Republicans 51 seats, Democrats will have 50, and... more »
  • Republicans Ride Voter Unrest to Control of House

    November 3, 2010 8:31 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans reaped a windfall from independent voters and tea party activists to seize control of the House in midterm elections, gained seats in the Senate and served notice Wednesday they will confront President Barack Obama with a conservative agenda to cut government and spur private-sector jobs. "We've... more »
  • Democrats and Republicans Look Ahead

    November 2, 2010 11:15 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans marched confidently to the brink of House control Tuesday night in midterm elections shadowed by recession, promising a conservative majority certain to challenge President Barack Obama at virtually every turn. The GOP gained Senate seats, as well, but a takeover there appeared out of reach. "I'll... more »
  • Republicans Capture Three More Hotly Contestsed House Seats

    November 2, 2010 10:58 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have moved within reach of retaking control of House, as they captured three more hotly contestsed seats held by Democrats in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Overall, Republicans have wrested 22 seats from Democratic control and are leading in races to take away another 40. Democrats have claimed... more »
  • Republicans Gaining Seats in House

    November 2, 2010 10:05 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - House control within reach, Republicans piled up gains Tuesday night in a drive to forge a new conservative majority midway through President Barack Obama's term. They added Senate seats, as well, but seemed likely to fall short of taking over. "We've come to take our government back,"... more »
  • Effort to Repeal Law Banning Gays in the Military Blocked

    September 21, 2010 3:17 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans have blocked an effort to repeal the law banning gays from serving openly in the military. The partisan vote was a defeat for gay rights groups who saw the provision in a defense authorization bill as their last chance any time soon to overturn the... more »
  • Steele: 'I have made mistakes'

    April 10, 2010 1:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Embattled GOP chairman Michael Steele is seeking to quell the furor over his management of the Republican National Committee. He is acknowledging mistakes and vowing to learn from them and he says he wants to move on. Steele drew a standing ovation at the Southern Republican Leadership... more »
  • Southern GOP meeting wraps up 2012 cattle call

    April 10, 2010 1:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Southern Republican activists are wrapping up their three-day conference with a so-called straw poll on who should be the party's 2012 nominee. Several potential candidates addressed the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. On tap for speeches Saturday were former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Indiana Rep. Mike Pence, Mississippi... more »
  • Big 3 Stories: Monday, September 21, 2009

    September 21, 2009 12:01 PM

    Our BIG 3 STORIES for Monday, September 21st: Governor Bobby Jindal is projecting a one-billion-dollar cut from the state budget. Much of it will come from higher education and health care. Last year higher education was cut by 120-million-dollars, and this year the Governor is proposing an additional 140-million-dollar cut.... more »

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