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16 hrs ago | NOLA.com

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.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Genetics, Medicine

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Daily World

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana, Life, Veteran Affairs, Opinion

Fox News

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.

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

Marine News

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.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Rodney Alexander, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative John Fleming, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Steve Scalise

Tue Aug 19, 2014

NOLA.com

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican, Mary Landrieu, Senator Mark Warner

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Gay/Lesbian, Tea Party, Family, Kids, US Governors

BayouBuzz.com

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, us Travel, Travel, US Senate, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker

Government Executive

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Ron Barber, Democrat, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley

News Max

'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.

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

Daily Kos

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.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Environment, Science, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, James Inhofe

Mon Aug 18, 2014

NOLA.com

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.

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

Daily World

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.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Delcambre, LA, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Opinion

Reuters

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Edward Markey, Michael Capuano, US House of Representatives, Stephen Lynch, Democrat, Senator Mark Begich, Republican

BayouBuzz.com

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.

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

The Times-Picayune

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.

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

NewsBusters.org

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Mark Foley, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, CBS Evening News, Entertainment, Television, Today, US Senate, Larry Craig

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Scott DesJarlais, Eric Cantor, Sex Scandal, US Senate, 2012 Presidential Election

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Commentary Magazine

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.

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

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Daily World

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.

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Related Topix: Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Charles Boustany, Louisiana, Opinion

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Israel, World News, Middle East, Opinion

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