Bye bye to last Deep South Democrat in Senate

Bye bye to last Deep South Democrat in Senate

Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has denied Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana a fourth term, calling his Senate victory “the exclamation point” on midterm elections that put Republicans in charge on Capitol Hill for President Barack Obama’s last two years in office. With nearly all votes counted, unofficial returns showed Cassidy with a commanding victory […]

Landrieu swamped by TV ads from opponent

Landrieu swamped by TV ads from opponent

Republican Senate contender Bill Cassidy and his conservative allies have overshadowed endangered Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu by roughly a 180-to-1 margin on television since their campaign went into overtime, according to an analysis released Friday. It was a reverse from earlier in the campaign, when Landrieu blanketed the airwaves and conservatives held onto their cash, […]

Competing claims of answers for Medicare

Competing claims of answers for Medicare

An old political standby — the future of Medicare — is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana’s bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections. The challenge for voters is to figure out which side, if either, is telling the whole truth about who would cut […]

Gov. Bobby Jindal: The latest to sue Obama

Jindal planned to file it Wednesday in the federal court based in Baton Rouge

Gov. Bobby Jindal: The latest to sue Obama

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards. The U.S. Department of Education has used a $4.3 billion grant program and federal policy waivers to encourage states to adopt uniform […]

Adulterous Congressman refuses to resign

'Congressman McAllister wants privacy to work on his issues with his family.'

Adulterous Congressman refuses to resign

Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister stayed out of sight as calls grew louder fromRepublicans back home demanding the GOP congressman’s resignation after he was caught on video kissing the wife of a friend. McAllister’s office vowed that he intended to stay in office — for now. As for questions about whether he would stand for re-election […]