13 hrs ago
President Obama and Gov. Jindal share 40 percent Louisiana approval ratings in new poll
MATTHEW HINTON / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE President Barack Obama and Bobby Jindal share 40 percent approval ratings in Louisiana, according to a new poll.
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17 hrs ago
Louisiana GOP Gambit: Vitter, Mcallister and Villere
The discussion regarding Louisiana GOP, David Vitter and Congressman Vance McAllister has been in the news over the past two weeks and on a WGSO-Bayoubuzz Google Hangout Webcast, the issue was raised by Jeff Crouere during the radio-webcast broadcast: Crouere: Next with us, Steve Sabludowsky, publisher of Bayoubuzz.com, is joining us.
17 hrs ago
Next act in McAllister Drama; Landrieu Ads; Louisiana Medicaid Ballot?
Hope for McAllister? The news is not all bad for Republican 5th District U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, whose recent marital misdeed of kissing a staffer in his Monroe office is getting mixed reactions from his constituents.
Northern Virginia Daily
Mark Shields: Time for decent exposure
Of the 432 members today serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, he is 429th in seniority, having won a special election barely five months ago.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
EPA rules 'Waters of the U.S.' threatens all private property
Under the EPA proposed new Waters of the U.S. rule, not one single acre in America is safe from the exact kind of federal trooper confrontation which took place this past week in Bunkerville, Nevada.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Mark Shields: Britain's lesson for 'Kissing Congressman,' Vance McAllister
In this Nov. 2013, photo newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, a Republican of Louisiana, waits to be sworn in at the Capitol in Washington.
Please save our American horses from slaughter
U.S. horse slaughter inspections, conducted by USDA agents, was not funded in this year's federal spending bill.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
The Town Talk
Your Mail 4-20-14: Good care at Huey P. Long Hospital ... 'Surely, we can forgive'
This is probably the best-kept secret in Central Louisiana. I discovered this recently when I delivered magazines to the Medicine Clinic, which is located in a trailer outside the gate at H.P. Long Hospital.
Congressional Research Service Confirms Decline in Production on Federal Lands Under Obama
U.S. energy production is on the upswing despite a decline in exploration on public lands that critics claim is slowing the nation's economic progress.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Mark Shields: Indiscreet Republicans Could Use Lesson in Sincere Contrition from John Profumo
Of the 432 members today serving in the House of Representatives , he is 429th in seniority, having won a special election barely five months ago.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Vance McAllister's campaign treasury down to $8,425, but he has personal wealth to mount re-election
In a photo taken Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, left, holds a ceremonial swearing-in for newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, a Republican of Louisiana as his wife Kelly watches at center, at the Capitol in Washington.
LAGOP McAllister Reaction: Hypocrisy or Reasonable Strategy?
While it might not have come as a surprise that LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere and Gov. Bobby Jindal have called for McAllister's resignation after the now infamous kissing video, many have questioned where the party was when David Vitter's name was found on the calling list of an escort agency in Washington, D.C. Vitter was not asked to resign, and ... (more)
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Key Senators' Highway-Bill Outline Needs Revenue
The search for a new transportation bill has passed a key milepost in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee .
IRS sees record e-filing - IRS turns to 2015 tax filing challenge, ACA - Meet the tax defiers
IRS SEES RECORD NUMBER OF ELECTRONIC TAX FILINGS. Say goodbye to the days of super-jammed post offices with customers waiting for hours on end to file their taxes at the eleventh hour on April 15. They're fading fast.
The Town Talk
Another View: Expedite relief on cost of flood insurance
U.S. Sens. David Vitter, R-La., Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., co-authored a letter Thursday to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate asking him to explain why property owners are still paying high insurance rates despite the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Sebelius's departure overshadows Veterans Affairs hospital debacle
One of the top political stories to come out of the past week was the resignation of Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who led the rollout of the new health care marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act.
Vitter hopes for healing in McAllister scandal
U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., listens as Chuck Adams with Tempco Insulation voices his concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday.
Congress To Reduce EPA's Power Under Clean Water Act?
The Regulatory Fairness Act, S. 2156 , would prohibit the EPA "from preemptively or retroactively vetoing a permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act," according to the Cordova Times .
Terrell McSweeny Confirmed as Fifth FTC Commissioner
The vote was 95-1 for McSweeny with David Vitter, a Republican from Louisiana, voting against her nomination.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
McAllister clues, Phone cameras, Hallway and Mrs. Peacock
Since the Congressman Vance McAllister kissing bomb went off last week, the nation's attention has been on Monroe, Louisiana and the fifth congressional district.