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A New Orleans political brawl over cops and jail

A political brawl has broken out between the mayor and a sheriff who runs the city jail, which has come under scrutiny for a...

America riddled with deficient levees

Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and...

Obama’s Katrina speech: Smoking gun or pathetic partisanship?

If one can accept the hyperbole of right-wing blowhards Tucker Carlson and Matt Drudge -- two has beens looking for ways to generate Internet...

Right wing gets self-righteous over Obama video

Conservatives on Tuesday used a speech President Barack Obama delivered as a candidate in 2007 to accuse him of using racially charged rhetoric. "There's no...

Unapologetic Bush tries to rewrite history

An emotional but unapologetic George W. Bush opened up about his tumultuous presidency Tuesday as he released memoirs in which he defiantly defends the...

Bush’s memoir: Does anybody really give a damn?

President George W. Bush may hope his memoir will help shape his legacy, but after the glow of being on Oprah and the media...

Well doh! Oil spill leaves people depressed

Before the BP oil spill, the Gulf Coast was a place of abundant shrimping, tourist-filled beaches and a happy if humble lifestyle. Now, it's...

How the feds wasted money in Gulf oil spill debacle

The federal government hired a New Orleans man for $18,000 to appraise whether news stories about its actions in the Gulf oil spill were...

Oil spill strikes Lake Pontchartrain

Oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico is seeping into Lake Pontchartrain north of New Orleans, threatening another environmental disaster for...

Judge who blocked drilling ban has conflict-of-interest

The Louisiana judge who struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has reported extensive investments...