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  1. Louisiana top in Joblessness climb, gun deaths; Jindal skewed over Prayer meetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | BayouBuzz.com

    Today's Louisiana political shorts: Louisiana's joblessness, Lilly Ledbetter Day, Jindal Wins? Louisiana ranks high in gun deaths, Morial slams lack of diversity: For years, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been proclaiming the Louisiana economy is out-performing the rest of the nation. In fact, the economy has improved as the oil prices escalated.

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  2. Keystone Opponents Favored by Environmental Groups, But the Checks Were SmallerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | OpenSecrets

    People rally to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline in front of the White House January 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo by Olivier Douliery/Sipa USA Yesterday's Senate vote on the KeystoneXL pipeline showed some sharp breaks along party lines, as no Republicans voted against the bill - but also along lines of financial support from special interest groups.

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  3. Sen. Bill Cassidy pushes ban on taxpayer-f...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Washington Times

    Mr. Cassidy, Louisiana Republican, introduced legislation Friday that would ban taxpayer funds from being used for oil paintings of the president, vice president, cabinet officials or members of Congress. Such official portraits, which Mr. Cassidy said cost between $20,000 and $40,000, are found throughout the White House, the Capitol and congressional committee rooms.

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  4. Should the Government Be Spending $40,000 a Pop on Official Government Portraits?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | TheBlaze.com

    Two Republican senators have proposed legislation that would permanently block the government from spending any taxpayer money on oil paintings of top federal officials, which can cost as much as $40,000. Sens. Bill Cassidy and Deb Fischer introduced the Eliminating Government-Funded Oil-Painting Act, or the appropriately named EGO Act.

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  5. Senate approves Keystone pipeline despite veto threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Town Talk

    The Senate voted Thursday to push ahead with legislation to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, despite a long-standing veto threat from the White House. Senate approves Keystone pipeline despite veto threat The Senate voted Thursday to push ahead with legislation to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, despite a long-standing veto threat from the White House.

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  6. Senate OKs Keystone, despite veto threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | BayouBuzz.com

    The fight over Keystone figured prominently in the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Louisiana, although the pipeline will have little direct impact in the state and was supported by both candidates who met in the Dec. 6 runoff: Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican Bill Cassidy. Cassidy defeated Landrieu, who was running for a fourth term, and his win contributed to the Republican gains in the Senate that all but guaranteed approval of Keystone once the new Congress convened this month.

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  7. Senate passes Keystone XL Pipeline bill, local lawmakers weigh inRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | KNOE-TV Monroe

    The 62-36 vote on Thursday advanced a top priority of the newly empowered GOP, which championed the legislation despite a presidential veto threat. Keystone is the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.

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  8. Senate passes bill to build Keystone XL pipeline, but margin isn't enough to override threatened vetoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | NOLA.com

    Five votes short of the 67 needed to override a threatened veto by President Barack Obama , supporters of legislation passed by the Senate Thursday to build the Keystone XL Pipeline urged the president to reconsider and sign the bill into law. "We have been fighting to get the Keystone XL pipeline approved and built for more than six years," said Sen. Bill Cassidy , R-Baton Rouge.

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  9. Vitter, sole Louisiana congressional voice supporting Dodd Frank protectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | BayouBuzz.com

    Well, here we go again. Big banks and major insurance companies are "high-fiving" each other after they won big in Washington last month.

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  10. House votes to speed action on proposed natural gas exportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | NOLA.com

    The Republican-led House of Representatives continues to pass pro-energy bills, approving a measure Wednesday designed to speed approval of natural gas export projects. The vote was 277-133, with all six Louisiana members, including the delegation's lone Democrat, Cedric Richmond , voting yes.

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  11. Senate Near Finish Line on Keystone XLRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | National Journal

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski expects final passage of the Keystone XL pipeline approval bill in the Senate on Thursday, after weeks of amendment votes. The Senate's weeks-long reintroduction to regular order on the Keystone XL pipeline bill could be over as soon as Thursday.

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  12. David Vittera s $1,000-a-head Popeyea s fundraiser could buy this much fast-food chickenRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | The Washington Post

    On Wednsday night, Sen. David Vitter will host his state's new junior senator, Bill Cassidy , at a fundraiser benefitting Vitter's gubernatorial run this year. The invitation trumpets an unusual aspect of the event: It will be catered by Popeye's, the fast-food chicken franchise that trumpets its Louisiana roots and which, apparently, does catering .

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  13. Sarah Palin Goes After Bill O'Reilly During...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | TheBlaze.com

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was seemingly disenchanted with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's recent comment that she, Donald Trump and Chris Christie would collectively constitute a "reality show" should they choose to run for president in 2016 - so much so that she directly responded to his quip during a Tuesday night appearance on "Hannity." Speaking about the need for unity in defeating Hillary Clinton - pending she captures the Democratic ticket - Palin told host Sean Hannity that "it's going to take more than a village to beat" the former first lady.

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  14. A bipartisan moment on superbugs?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Washington Examiner

    Republicans are gearing up to fight President Obama over his plans to increase spending when he releases the federal budget on Monday, but they see possible bipartisan agreement on his push to combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The White House on Tuesday called for $1.2 billion in funding next fiscal year, doubling its request to address antibiotic resistance, a medical crisis that has alarmed Democrats and Republicans alike.

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  15. House GOP to hold first ObamaCare repeal vote of new CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Fox News

    In control of Congress for the first time in eight years, Republicans are set to hold their first vote to repeal ObamaCare next week, Fox News has learned. The vote comes as Republicans have debated how to address the controversial health care bill.

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  16. Overnight Health: ObamaCare enrollment hits new recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Hill

    Roughly 9.5 million consumers have chosen health plans or reenrolled in their old coverage on ObamaCare's marketplaces since Nov. 15, an increase over last year's final count. The new figure puts the federal health department's 2015 sign-up target within striking distance.

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  17. Target Obamacare ... or Else? Activists pressure Gop to roll back lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Fox News

    Republican lawmakers are facing rising pressure from conservative groups and activists to go big - or potentially go home - in their fight against ObamaCare. After taking control of Congress thanks to big victories in the November midterms, Republicans who ran in part on their opposition to the law are starting to roll out legislation undoing pieces of it.

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  18. Cassidy, Vitter: Keystone would aid La. refineriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | The News-Star

    Cassidy, Vitter: Keystone would aid La. refineries The pipeline would create more than 42,000 jobs, according to key lawmakers.

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  19. Stepping Up the Heat Activists pressure Gop to roll back ObamaCareRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Fox News

    Republican lawmakers are facing rising pressure from conservatives groups and activists to go big - or potentially go home - in their fight against ObamaCare. After taking control of Congress thanks to big victories in the November midterms, Republicans who ran in part on their opposition to the law are starting to roll out legislation undoing pieces of it.

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  20. Meet the many people who love to talk about the Clintons -- as long as theya re anonymousRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Hillary Clinton is not a fan of stories about Hillary Clinton -- especially when they are about her non-existent but maybe not always non-existent 2016 presidential campaign. We get this news from a Politico article published on Thursday, but also from reaching obvious conclusions after looking at decades of Clintonian political history.

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