13 hrs ago
Sen. Landrieua s campaign ad takes on health care fight
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's first ad of the 2014 elections focuses on the issue that's sparked many of the Republican attacks against her: President Obama's health care law.
16 hrs ago
Outside the Beltway
Lousiana's Mary Landrieu Distances Herself From Obamacare
Sen. Mary Landrieu, the vulnerable Louisiana Democrat, tried Wednesday to distance herself even further from both Obamacare and President Barack Obama in the first television commercial of her reelection campaign.
18 hrs ago
Cassidy files flood insurance bill
U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy filed legislation Wednesday that would delay some of the flood insurance premium hikes for Louisiana residents and others nationwide as new flood maps are adopted.
20 hrs ago
House to take up bill delaying some flood insurance premium hikes through March, 2015
House Republican leaders are fast-tracking legislation that would delay some of the flood insurance premium increases resulting from the Biggert-Waters law through March, 2015, according to congressional sources.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Landrieu camp to air 1st TV ads in La.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, the vulnerable Democratic incumbent from Louisiana, is reserving time in state television markets to launch the first ad of her re-election bid, a source tracking the air war told POLITICO on Tuesday.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Sugar program appears likely to survive another Farm Bill debate
As House and Senate negotiators work this week to negotiate a 2013 farm bill, it appears all but certain that federal limits on sugar imports will continue despite strong efforts by candy and soft drink makers.
Lawmakers seeking delay in flood insurance premium hikes lose one legislative vehicle
It appears that one vehicle for members of Congress seeking to delay flood insurance premium hikes -- adding an amendment to a pending defense authorization bill -- is now off the table.
Best of New Orleans
The Louisiana National Guard has not been able to handle benefit enrollment requests for same-sex couples due to wording in the state constitution - despite a new federal law that allows same-sex couples to obtain benefits.
David Vitter, Ted Cruz to participate in tele-town hall to discuss gun legislation
Defend LA founder Rep. Jeff Thompson speaks during a Defend Louisiana pro gun rally on the steps of the Louisiana State Capital in Baton Rouge, Monday April 8, 2013.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The Las Vegas Sun
3 Senators Try to Hold Off Gop in the South
Things traditionally get started a little late down here, an inclination that runs from mealtimes to political races.
Suit challenges Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District
Congressional District 2, as redrawn by the Legislature in 2011, looks like a wind-ruffled ribbon that curls from the eastern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, through New Orleans, then up the Mississippi River to northern Baton Rouge.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
John Barrow urges House leadership to preserve funding for Medicare Advantage
U. S. Rep. John Barrow of Georgia speaks to U. S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Febulette Richmond and Staff Sgt.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
The Washington Post
The Fixa s top 10 Senate races of 2014
With just under a year until Election Day 2014, the Republican path to a Senate majority still runs mainly through red states currently controlled by Democrats.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
White House: 30,000 La. residents could lose unemployment insurance in 2014 if Congress doesn't continue extended benefits
The Obama administration Thursday stepped up efforts to convince Congress to continue extended unemployment benefits, now scheduled to end in January.
WWL-TV New Orleans
Landrieu attack ads begin one year away from election
The 2014 mid-term elections are still roughly a year away, but already political attack ads have been in rotation.
Vulnerable lawmakers look for cover on Medicare Advantage
A bipartisan duo of House members facing difficult election fights this cycle issued a letter to House GOP and Democratic leadership Thursday defending Medicare Advantage.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Baton Rouge lawmaker Dan Claitor will run in Louisiana's 6th Congressional District
State Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, confirmed Wednesday he would enter the race for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District.
Claitor is running for Congress
State Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, said Wednesday afternoon he will run for Congress in the 6th district after deciding he could bring some "reason" back to Washington.
First on CNN: GOP brings back Medicare attack
As President Obama and Democrats try to salvage the reputation of the Affordable Care Act, a national Republican group will hit 12 Democrats-all running in Senate elections next year-over changes to Medicare.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
President Barack Obama says health care website now 'working well for vast majority of users'
President Barack Obama said Tuesday the troubled Affordable Care Act website is now "working well for the vast majority of users" and vowed to fight continued Republican efforts to strip away the law's protections.