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5 hrs ago | Free Republic

Cruz Votes Against Castro, Cornyn Votes for Him

HOUSTON, Texas-U.S. Senator John Cornyn joined 17 other Republicans in voting for the confirmation of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development .

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn

Thu Jul 10, 2014

NOLA.com

Latest poll continues to show tight Senate race, with Mary Landrieu slightly ahead of Bill Cassidy

The latest Louisiana Senate poll has incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu narrowly leading Rep. Bill Cassidy , R-Baton Rouge 46 percent to 43 percent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Bobby Jindal, Immigration Reform

Washington Times

EPA push to garnish polluters' paychecks hits Republican roadblock

Republican lawmakers Thursday tried to derail the Environmental Protection Agency 's move to garnish paychecks of accused polluters, saying it was too much power in the hands of "an agency prone to regulatory abuses."

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Senator John Barrasso, US Senate, Republican, Environment, Science, Senator Mike Enzi

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Vitter Wants Answers About Border-Crossing Children

Senator David Vitter has sent a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security demanding answers to 10 questions about the administration's handling of the "humanitarian crisis" involving the tens of thousands of immigrant children who have crossed the border into the U.S. Among his questions are whether the administration plans to relocate any of ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

The Times-Picayune

Sen. Vitter asks: How many Central American immigrants heading to Louisiana?

In this photo taken July 3, 2014, mothers from Honduras traveling with their children prepare to get into a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Services agent's truck after crossing the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, McAllen, TX, Illegal Immigration, John Boehner, US House of Representatives

National Fisherman

Snapper on a silver platter

When Gulf of Mexico red snapper was determined to be a fishery in precipitous decline, the public and federal attitude was that the commercial fishermen needed to fix it or lose everything.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, US News

Space Politics

Nasa Cfo's Energy Department nomination withdrawn

The White House has withdrawn the nomination of NASA's current chief financial officer to a position at the Energy Department.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Science / Technology, Space

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Raw Story

Rachel Maddow blisters Tucker Carlson's 'Daily Caller' for Cuban hooker story

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow argued on Tuesday that the efforts of Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller to push a story linking Sen. Robert Menendez to Dominican prostitutes is the latest example of conservative media creating its own echo chamber divorced from actual news gathering.

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Related Topix: MSNBC, Robert Menendez, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican

The Times

Jeremy Alford: More Super PAC benefits for David Vitter

While the Fund for Louisiana's Future was originally introduced as a vehicle to help drive U.S. Sen. David Vitter to the governor's mansion, it now appears the super PAC will not be a one-trick pony.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Governors

The Town Talk

Jeremy Alford: Super PAC offers Vitter extra benefits

While the Fund for Louisiana's Future was originally introduced as a vehicle to help drive U.S. Sen. David Vitter to the governor's mansion, it now appears the super PAC will not be a one-trick pony.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, US Governors

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Hill

A Highway Trust Fund party invite? Only in Washington

Count this among the "only in D.C." emails: a Highway Trust Fund-themed party invitation that includes the photoshopped heads of lawmakers onto Mario Kart characters.

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Related Topix: Nintendo, Mario Kart, Video Games, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Ron Wyden, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Bill Shuster

Washington Examiner

Convicted felon designed EPA's playbook for faking science

Everything the public believes about President Obama 's Environmental Protection Agency is wrong - the only thing that powerful agency protects is its royal kingdom, ruling over the American economy with the highest-cost rules in the nation's entire bureaucracy.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lamar Smith

NOLA.com

Vitter amendment would give red-snapper control to Gulf states

Louisiana's red snapper anglers are legally allowed to harvest their favorite fish in state waters right now, but the federal season is closed.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Louisiana, Louisiana Government

PAXALLES

Senator David Vitter with Laura Ingraham on #Immigration @ingrahamangle @DavidVitter

Ingraham noted that the majority of the $2 billion for the influx of illegal immigrants will be going to the Justice Department while the minority is going for deportation.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News, Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration

News Max

Harry Reid Dominates Senate Legislative Action

The U.S. Senate has been largely immobilized by partisan bickering and the only lawmaker who can get anything done is Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to The Washington Times.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Tom Harkin, Democrat

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Financial Planning

Why the 'Too Big to Fail' Fight May Get a Revival

Why Clients Need Help With Family Governance Many clients don't know this area of expertise exists, but they know they need help with it, says Paul Pagnato, whose Pagnato-Karp Group works with UHNW families.

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Related Topix: SourceMedia, US News, US Politics, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Jeb Hensarling

Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Advocate

Letter: Louisianians should understand Alaskan environmental issue

In Louisiana, fishing is a way of life that goes far beyond simply being the "Sportsman's Paradise."

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Related Topix: Louisiana, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, Louisiana Government, Alaska Government, Alaska, Environmental Law, Law, Opinion

Time

Senate Family Leave Policies Divide By Generation, Rather Than Party

What do Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and David Vitter have in common? Not much politically, but when it comes to family leave policies, they are closer together than they are with older Senators from their own parties, like Dianne Feinstein and James Inhofe .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Republican, Dianne Feinstein, James Inhofe, US House of Representatives, Representative Martin Heinrich

BayouBuzz.com

part one of the WGSO Radio-Bayoubuzz Google Hangout webcast talk

The Kissing Congressman Vance McAllister announced on Monday that he was not going to kiss-off chances of his becoming a one-year Congrressman.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, US Governors

Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Advocate

Political Horizons: VA scandal raises ugly head in La.

The same activities that evolved into a nationwide VA scandal are taking place here in Louisiana, says David LaCerte, who t ook over as head of the state's Office of Veterans Affairs a month ago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Life, Veteran Affairs, Baton Rouge, LA, Opinion

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