Friday Mar 7
Stephanie Grace: Caldwell gets a challenge from the right
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's appearance at U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's annual Washington Mardi Gras party late last month caused a bit of a stir, and not just because Caldwell treated the crowd to a mean Elvis impersonation.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Who leads in Louisiana Senate, Congress campaign cash race?
A U.S. Senate seat and all U.S. House members are up for re-election in 2014. Here is a look at those races pertaining to our area and a recap of how much money the incumbents have.
Sen. Landrieu cheers decision to allow Americans to keep previous health coverage for 2 more years
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., reacted differently to new Obama administraton waiver allowing people to keep health care policies that don't meet minimum standards of the Affordable Care Act.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
'Doc Fix' Puts Republicans in Election-Year Bind
Majority Leader Eric Cantor is dithering about bringing up legislation to stave off massive pay cuts for doctors set to begin at the end the month, as he worries about political consequences should hospital and nursing home budgets be slashed to pay for the costly bill.
Unlikely GOP tax plan the result of changing politics
The tax reform plan from Michigan Rep. Dave Camp was unimaginable as a Republican document just a few years ago, the result of a shifting political landscape that has seen the triumph of President Obama 's tax message and the influence of conservative populism.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Favored Tax Breaks' Escape From Camp Knife Buoys a Few
The word repeal appears 278 times in the summary of Representative Dave Camp's ambitious plan to revamp the U.S. tax code.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Wed Feb 26, 2014
House steps up on flood insurance, offers major fixes: Editorial
After resisting the notion for months, the U.S. House of Representatives is poised this week to vote on dramatic changes to the 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Camp borrows some Dem tax ideas
House Republicans' top tax writer is set to offer something unthinkable in virtually any other context: a big new tax on the wealthy.
Edwards for Congress is gift to tea party
The mere suggestion, first raised weeks ago, that Edwin Edwards would run for Congress this fall already had the state's political class chattering.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Former Congressman Jeff Landry announces run for Louisiana attorney general
Former U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry , the New Iberia Republican who lost his seat to Charles Boustany in 2012, announced Monday he would be running to unseat Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell next year.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Boustany accepting applications for summer internships
Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., Wednesday announced his office is accepting applications for summer internships in his Washington, DC office.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Washington Mardi Gras 2014 -- serious theme, but organizers promise usual fun
Organizers of the Washington Mardi Gras celebration that starts Thursday and runs through Sunday are promising the usual over-the-top celebration, though they've come up with a serious theme -- recognizing Louisiana's long tradition of military service.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Anaconda snakes across Atchafalaya, with remote pilot
The shipbuilder and University of Louisiana at Lafayette team that created the Anaconda, a 35-foot prototype Navy vessel that one day might drive itself , on Tuesday took others for a ride in the boat that's marched from concept to work-in-progress in less than a year.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Snow derails vote on controversial Obama Interior nominee
A foot of snow kept most senators away from the Capitol Thursday -- leaving the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee without a quorum to vote on two nominations, including one that had become contentious among Louisiana lawmakers.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
Why the Speaker capitulated to Obama
Speaker John Boehner's abrupt decision to capitulate and hand President Obama a straightforward debt-ceiling increase resulted from simmering divisions that have virtually paralyzed his majority.
Sun Feb 09, 2014
Republican's fact-free zone
Sen. Marco Rubio was a day late and $8 billion short. As part of his political comeback since his lenient position on immigration antagonized the conservative base, the Florida Republican introduced the "Obamacare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act."