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33 min ago | TheBlaze.com

EPA Regs to Have Heavy Impact on Coal Plants Despite 'Attempts to Disguise'

The Environmental Protection Agency's regulation will have a harsher impact on coal-fueled powered plants than originally thought, and the agency has tried to disguise that impact on the industry and jobs, Sen. David Vitter said Tuesday. A tractor trailer navigates mounds of coal after delivering a truckload of coal to Arch Coal Terminals June 3, 2014 in Cattletsburg, Kentucky.

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

2 hrs ago | NOLA.com

David Vitter and Steve Scalise hit Obama administration over GAO report on abortion coverage

A congressional oversight agency is questioning whether the implementation of the Affordable Care Act is allowing coverage for elective abortions. The report Tuesday from the Government Accountability Office drew rebukes from Louisiana Republicans David Vitter and Steve Scalise about the Obama administration's implementation of the health law.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, US Senate, Healthcare Law, Law, Barack Obama

6 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid manoeuvrs to ensure nuclear waste dump in Nevada stays dead

Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even after the government has spent $15 billion on it. Reid devoted floor time to confirming two nominees to the agency that oversees the nation's nuclear reactors.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Nuclear Energy, Las Vegas, NV, Republican, Senator John Hoeven

7 hrs ago | The Hill

Senate confirms Nuclear Regulatory nominees

"We are down on the membership of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission," Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer said. "We need to fill these positions."

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, James Inhofe, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives

14 hrs ago | The Advocate

Stephanie Grace: Jindal hardly visible in La. races

It wasn't a getaway from the busy political season back home in Louisiana. Instead, it was essentially a business trip, the type that doesn't concern Jindal's job but someone else's - nominally speaking, anyway.

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

18 hrs ago | Daily World

Dardenne says he would focus on Louisiana as governorDardenne says he ...

Dardenne says he would focus on Louisiana as governor With more than a year to go before the election, candidates are already lining up to run for governor. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2014/09/15/dardenne-says-focus-louisiana-governor/15687297/ Jay Dardenne Lt.

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

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Best of New Orleans

Louisiana's clout at risk

If this year's U.S. Senate race in Louisiana seems particularly antagonistic, there's a reason beyond the obvious: If incumbent Mary Landrieu loses to either of her Republican challengers - U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy or political newcomer Rob Maness - it may be enough to tilt the Senate from blue to red. The Senate currently has 53 Democrats and 45 Republicans.

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

BayouBuzz.com

Boggs dies, Jindal 10th, Landrieu and Cassidy bash, term limits for Vitter

Tommy Boggs dies Tommy Boggs, Washington lobbyist and son of the late Hale and Lindy Boggs and sister of Cokie Roberts is dead. Jindal in New Hampshire Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has his work cut out for him as according to a CNN poll released today, he resides in 10 place in the New Hampshire primary.

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

KLFY-TV Lafayette

Ethics complaint filed against Sen. David Vitter

A Democratic group has lodged an ethics complaint against Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, alleging he violated state campaign finance restrictions. The American Democracy Legal Fund announced Monday it filed the complaint with the Louisiana ethics board.

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

Roll Call

Reid Moves NRC Nominations as Fight Over Yucca Mountain Continues

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is using floor time this week to confirm nominees to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission - a move that will ensure a Democratic majority. Two Republicans now outnumber the only Democrat on the commission, NRC Chairwoman Allison M. Macfarlane, who opposes the Yucca Mountain project.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, James Inhofe, US Senate, Republican, Nuclear Energy, Barbara Boxer, Democrat

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Bloomberg

For Banks, Shift in U.S. Rules to Cut Balance-Sheet Risk

U.S. regulators trying to force banks to maintain enough capital to survive a severe economic shock have signaled a shift in the tools they're using to achieve that goal. For months, banks have expected the overriding mandate from regulators to be a so-called leverage ratio -- a minimum percentage of capital calculated against all assets.

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Related Topix: 9, Banking, JP Morgan Chase , US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Ohio, Republican

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Advocate

Treasurer: Discipline a factor in graduation

State Treasurer John Kennedy, who serves as a substitute teacher about three times per year, said one reason that nearly one in four students in Louisiana public high schools fails to graduate in four years is lack of discipline. "Too often there are one or two kids in every class who constantly interrupt and disrupt the learning process for themselves and others, often through physical and verbal abuse of the teacher and fellow students," Kennedy wrote in one of his periodic guest columns.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Louisiana, Family, Kids, New Orleans, LA, San Jose State University

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, actress Jessica Alba is seen, in New York. . FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Sen. .

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Charleston, WV, Republican

Brandon Sun

Bill to overhaul how chemicals are regulated faces uphill battle in Senate

Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their chemical regulation bill to committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, who told The Associated Press this week that the draft still falls short. The original bill had been panned by some environmental groups, such as Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, who assailed it as "phoney reform," although the Environmental Defence Fund supported its introduction as a chance for an eventual breakthrough.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Barbara Boxer, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Republic

Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their chemical regulation bill to committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, who told The Associated Press this week that the draft still falls short. The original bill had been panned by some environmental groups, such as Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, who assailed it as "phony reform," although the Environmental Defense Fund supported its introduction as a chance for an eventual breakthrough.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Barbara Boxer, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Switched

Jonas (Minus the) Brothers

For 29 years, Jonas was denied a decent existence. This rhesus macaque was born into the captive wildlife trade here in the United States and was passed around from owner to owner.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Murchison, TX, Barbara Boxer, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Michael Fitzpatrick

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Advocate

Jefferson schools face $4.6 million tab to educate immigrants

The Jefferson Parish school system is facing costs of $4.6 million for this school year to educate 533 unaccompanied immigrant children, state Superintendent of Education John White said Friday. State officials are still waiting for cost estimates from the East Baton Rouge, Orleans, St. Tammany and Lafayette parishes school systems, which are educating others.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives

InvestmentNews

Mr. Boudreaux goes to Washington

A day after legislation was introduced that would freeze the budget of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jude Boudreaux was on Capitol Hill meeting with one of his senators about legislation that would help the agency fund investment adviser exams. Mr. Boudreaux, founder of Upperline Financial Planning in New Orleans, flew to Washington for the sole purpose of talking with Sen. David Vitter, R-La., a member of the Senate Banking Committee.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, New Orleans, LA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Maxine Waters

Roll Call

Following Nuclear Option, NRC Regulators Get Fast-tracked

Given changes to confirmation rules made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , two nominees to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are poised to be confirmed next week. The Senate is expected to vote as soon as Monday on Jeffrey M. Baran and Stephen Burns to serve five-year terms, CQ Roll Call's Lauren Gardner reports .

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

NOLA.com

Why isn't Bobby Jindal helping with Bill Cassidy's Senate campaign?

When taking to national media outlets, Gov. Bobby Jindal has said over and over again that his current top priority is helping Republicans in the November elections. The Louisiana governor has said he won't be making any decision about his own 2016 presidential campaign until 2015, in part to concentrate on getting Republicans elected in this year's congressional and gubernatorial campaigns.

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

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