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New formaldehyde report supports EPA's assessment that chemical is 'human carcinogen'
The ongoing debate about the risks of formaldehyde is intensifying in light of a new report by the National Academy of Sciences that said the Environmental Protection Agency's labeling of the chemical as a "human carcinogen" is supported by research.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Expanded VA clinic coming to AcadianaExpanded VA clinic coming to...
Now that the bill has become law, a revitalized Veterans' Administration could quickly provide southwest Louisiana veterans the medical help they deserve and badly need.
Louisiana Senate race: Yes, Landrieu's vulnerable but don't rule out victory in 2014
Feb. 20, 2013: Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., holds an infant during a visit to the Phu My Village orphanage in Vietnam.
Port of New Orleans Awards Terminal Build Contract
An aerial view of the Port's existing intermodal terminal, which will be transformed into a modern and more efficient intermodal container transfer terminal.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Sens. Landrieu and Vitter ask U.S. ambassador to China to intervene in tainted drywall...
Five U.S. senators representing homeowners seeking redress for faulty Chinese drywall are asking the U.S. ambassador to China to intervene.
The Raw Story
Tea Party of Louisiana: Common Core turns kids gay, and this parody website proves it
The Tea Party of Louisiana used a phony news story to back its claim that Common Core had turned "thousands of children across the nation" into homosexuals.
Bill Cassidy packing in the campaign dough with curious PACS
Because The Hayride political blog that tilts slightly to the right of Attila the Hun appears to be fixated on Edwin Edwards and those who contribute to his congressional campaign, we thought it only fair to offer the identities of a few contributors to the U.S. senatorial campaign of Congressman Bill Cassidy, the man Edwards is trying to succeed.
Congress Members Can't Have the Same Obamacare As Everyone Else
Rep. Ron Barber, who sponsored a bill to end the government's contribution to lawmakers' health care plans, will donate the government's contribution to his insurance to charity.
'Air Mary' Landrieu Facing More Questions About Charter Flights
"Air Mary," as Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu has been nicknamed by Bayou State Republicans, is facing another round of questions about air travel she has billed to her official Senate account instead of her re-election campaign, Politico reports.
Taxpayers Fund Vitter's Billionaire Club Conspiracy Theory, Oil and Gas Funds his Campaigns
If taxpayers are going to foot the bill for the time and effort it takes to come up with a conspiracy theory it should at least be a good one.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
US Senate race in Louisiana presents risk for Bobby Jindal: Jeremy Alford
Even though Gov. Bobby Jindal 's name won't appear on the November and December ballots, he may very well be judged anyway come the end of this current election cycle.
Flood insurance must remain affordableFlood insurance must remain...
FEMA administrator Craig Fugate appeared before a Senate banking subcommittee July 30 to answer questions about the handling of flood insurance claims from Hurricane Sandy.
Lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposal
A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to restrict its crisis lending programs for big banks, which were criticized as bailouts during the 2007-2009 meltdown.
Is Jindal singing Scott Angelle's tune for Louisiana Governor?
Columnist Tom Aswell of the Louisiana Voice has interestingly pointed out that Scott Angelle, the current Public Service Commissioner, just might be considering a run for Louisiana Governor or Lt.
Tea Party of Louisiana expresses 'shock and outrage' over Sen. Vitter's Common Core support
The Tea Party of Louisiana is expressing "shock and outrage" over Sen. David Vitter 's support for the Common Core educational standards.
A 'Name That Party' Round-Up: The News Media's Double Standard on Political Scandals
What's the difference between a political scandal involving a Republican and one involving a Democrat? When it comes to news coverage, reporters almost always identify the political party of a Republican caught in a scandal, but when the culprit is a Democrat, the party label is usually left out of the story.
The Daily Beast
Why Do Voters Love Hypocrites?By Keli Goff
Scott DesJarlais, a family-values Republican who backed his wife's two abortions, is getting reelected.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Another Nail in the Dems' Senate Coffin?
Just when pundits were starting to agree that the odds are tipping in favor of the Republicans winning control of the Senate this November, reports of inquiries about potential misconduct by Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu may make the embattled Red state Democrat's re-election fight may be another nail in her party's midterms coffin.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
New clinics a big step forward for La. veteransNew clinics a big step ...
After nearly five years of alternating hope and disappointment, the veterans of southwest Louisiana are finally one important step closer to having two much-needed local VA outpatient clinics.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
The Town Talk
Your Mail 8-16-2014: Common Core, Reply to letterYour Mail 8-16-2014: ...
Your Mail 8-16-2014: Common Core, Reply to letter Letters from readers on Common Core and a rebuttal of a letter from a Pineville resident.