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35 min ago | The Times-Picayune

High school students invited to Service Academy Day at Federal City in Algiers

U.S. Sen. David Vitter and Reps. Steve Scalise and Cedric Richmond will host a Service Academy Day on Aug. 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Federal City Auditorium, 2845 Guadalcanal St., Algiers.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Washington Times

Liberal billionaires are - hijacking' EPA: report

Senate Republicans in a new report say they have uncovered troubling evidence of a complex money channel allowing billionaires to funnel money through charitable environmental groups to achieve their political agenda.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Non-Profit

Fox News

Republican report alleges 'billionaire's club' funding environmental...

An "elite" group of liberal "millionaires and billionaires" is pumping money into an elaborate network of environmental groups to influence EPA policies, even using "shady" donations from a foreign company to fund their efforts, according to a lengthy report by Senate Republicans.

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

The News-Star

Vitter announces $24,304 grant for Ruston Fire Department

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., announced Wednesday that the Ruston Fire Department will receive $24,304 through a federal grant to improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies.

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

The Hill

GOP: Green movement backed by cabal of billionaires, foreign funding

The environmentalist movement is a front for an exclusive club of shady, wealthy billionaires who get funding from foreign entities, Senate Republicans charged Wednesday in a 92-page report .

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

NAFCU

Congress eyes 'too big to fail,' CFPB discrimination claims

The first part of a GAO report a Senate Banking subcommittee reviewed in January.

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

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The News-Star

State lawmakers call for funds to finance oil-spill restoration

Louisiana lawmakers said federal agencies have been slow to act on a law that steers money to Gulf Coast states to help them recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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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, Oil Spill

Roll Call

Breast Cancer Awareness Has Bipartisan Appeal

It's difficult to find common ground on many major legislative topics between Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and David Vitter, R-La., and Reps.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Renee Ellmers

BayouBuzz.com

Tony Perkins goes right, US Chamber left, in Louisiana US Senate Race

In political elections, endorsements often play a key role. Candidates frequently expend plenty of time and resources soliciting endorsements from major organizations and individuals.

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

The Times

'Military Mary' Is Best Choice For Louisiana

Re: Gary Kennedy, "Time for change in our choice for U.S. senator," July 26, 7A Gary Kennedy's July 26 letter to the editor criticizing Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is as full of holes as O.J. Simpson's alibi.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, us Travel, Travel, Senator Ben Nelson

Instapundit

GOP: 'Impossible to Say Anything Good' About EPA Carbon Pollution Standards

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy vigorously defended the Obama administration's new carbon pollution standards for coal-fired power plants, insisting that the emissions reduction plan will provide important health benefits to the nation's most vulnerable citizens, including children.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

VA clinics in Lake Charles, Lafayette closer to a reality

While Congress must vote on the bill later this week, a major compromise was reached late Sunday night to fund the clinics and improve health care for veterans across the country.

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Related Topix: Lake Charles, LA, Life, Veteran Affairs, Nursing, Medicine, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Charles Boustany, US Senate

BayouBuzz.com

Chamber backs Landrieu? BESE showdown; Edwards-Graves tweet trash, Vitter's border

In what could be a major surprise to some, assuming the accuracy, the US Chamber of Commerce is reportedly supporting Mary Landrieu in her re-election bid.

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

The News-Star

Ouachita River as an asset

Too often, like other things in our everyday landscape, we take the river for granted.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, George Bush, W., Monroe, LA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

NAFCU

Senate Banking panel eyes 'too big to fail'

July 28, 2104 - NAFCU will monitor a Senate Banking subcommittee hearing on a Government Accountability Office report on "too big to fail" banks Thursday and a House committee mark-up tomorrow of several bills.

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Related Topix: Banking, Financial Institutions, Financial Services, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, Republican, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Sat Jul 26, 2014

NH Insider

Cooler Heads Digest 25 July 2014

On Monday, July 28, from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM, the Heritage Foundation will host a panel on "Federal Overreach at the Environmental Protection Agency," moderated by Nicolas Loris, and featuring Rep. Mike Kelly , CEI's William Yeatman, and David Kreutzer from Heritage.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Heritage Foundation, Charitable Organizations, Environment, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Jeff Sessions, Senator Roger Wicker

Fri Jul 25, 2014

American Legion Magazine

Boys Nation senators visit the Hill

The Hart, Dirksen and Russell senate office buildings witnessed a small army of teenagers wearing blue polos scurrying through halls, up and down stairwells, and into senators' offices on July 24. The 98 American Legion Boys Nation senators descended upon a center of political power on Capitol Hill, eager to meet their counterparts serving in the ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Republican, Louisiana

The News-Star

Cassidy: Sending a very clear message

Right now, parents are sending their unaccompanied children illegally across the borders because they are told that President Barack Obama will welcome them.

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

WYLD-FM

Vitter: Border Surge Has Impact on Louisiana

Having failed to get a response to a series of questions he posed recently to the nation's Secretary of Homeland Security, Senator David Vitter says he has had to "dig around" to find out how Louisiana is being impacted by the surge of children from Central America crossing the U.S. border.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Louisiana, Fort-Polk, LA, US Military, US Navy, Belle Chasse, LA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Reuters

U.S. Senate panel to consider 'too big to fail' report

A U.S. Senate panel will meet next Thursday to discuss results of a much anticipated government study that looked at whether the biggest banks can borrow at lower interest rates because investors think they would be bailed out in a crisis.

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

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