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‘Duck Dynasty’ candidate wins Congressional seat

Republican businessman Vance McAllister, a political newcomer who boasts of never having visited Washington, D.C., won a special election in Louisiana on Saturday to...

Pay raises for political employees raises ire in Louisiana

Lawmakers bristled Wednesday over pay raises handed out by Louisiana's statewide elected officials while the state struggled with continuing budget shortfalls and repeated cuts. Members...

Storm loaded with snow, tornadoes headed East

An enormous storm system that dumped snow and sleet on the nation's midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the Deep South began punching its...

The GOP base: Stupid is as stupid does

In too many ways, the Republican Party deserves Rick Santorum. He's tailor-made for the right-wing fanatics, Bible-thumpers and racists that dominate the party of the...

Santorum cruises to expected win in Louisiana

Rick Santorum won the Louisiana Republican presidential primary Saturday, beating front-runner Mitt Romney in yet another conservative Southern state. "We're still here. We're still fighting....

Oil still contaminating Gulf coast

Much of the crude still in the Gulf and coastal areas more than three months after BP's blowout has permeated deep into marshes and...

BP claims progress; Gulf waits and hopes

Underwater robots steadily assembled heavy metal pieces Monday as BP prepared to install a tighter cap over its busted well at the bottom of...

New attempt to cap oil leak

Undersea robots manipulated by engineers a mile above will begin work Saturday removing the containment cap over the gushing well head in the Gulf...

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...

BP claims progress in capping oil-spewing well

BP appeared to make progress early Saturday in capping the worst oil spill in US history, but President Barack Obama warned the British energy...