Politics

Le Show
12:00 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Le Show For April 27, 2014

Harry Shearer

In this edition of Le Show, Harry Shearear brings What the Frack?, News of the Atom, News of the Inspector's General, News from Outside the Bubble, Father Knows Best, Apologies of the Week, and more.

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Le Show
1:46 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Le Show For April 20, 2014

Harry Shearer

In this edition of Le Show, Harry Shearear brings What the Frack?, News of the Atom, Just Say So, Carexa, Apologies of the Week, and more.

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Politics
2:39 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

If Aide-Kissing Congressman Doesn't Quit, Voters Will Decide Fate

Louisiana Republican Rep. Vance McAllister with his wife, Kelly, as he's sworn in by Speaker John Boehner.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 6:47 pm

As of this writing, Rep. Vance McAllister is still a Republican congressman representing his northeastern Louisiana district.

And that's part of the problem, according to the Louisiana Republican Party establishment. Gov. Bobby Jindal and state party chairman Roger Villere both recommended publicly and strongly that McAllister immediately resign in the wake of widely seen security video showing the married congressman canoodling a married now-ex-staffer.

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Le Show
1:26 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Le Show For April 13, 2014

Harry Shearer

In this edition of Le Show, Harry Shearear brings News from Outside the Bubble, News of Secrets, What the Frack?, News of the Warm, Mr. Middle Class, News of the Olympic Movement, Apologies of the Week, and more.

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It's All Politics
3:27 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

'Kissing Congressman' Video Puts Scandal In Unusual Focus

Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., in happier days with his wife, Kelly, and House Speaker John Boehner, who swore in the new congressman last year.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 4:16 pm

Embattled GOP Rep. Vance McAllister has made at least one smart move: He concluded that finding out who may have leaked a security video that captures him in a torrid embrace and lip lock with a woman (not his wife) won't actually erase said video.

One day after the freshman congressman — who ran last year as Christian conservative — indicated he planned to ask GOP House Speaker John Boehner to request an FBI investigation into the leak, he reversed course.

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Le Show
1:35 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Le Show For April 6, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings a phone call between the Georges Bush, News from Outside the Bubble, What the Frack?, News of the Atom, News of the Godly, the Apologies of the week, Reads the Trades for You, and more.

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Politics
8:20 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Reshaping A Greater New Orleans: Criminal Justice

WYES

WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio and public television station WYES are collaborating on coverage of reforms to the Orleans Parish criminal justice system.

WYES Special Projects Producer Marcia Kavanaugh has completed the hour-long special "Reshaping a Greater New Orleans: Criminal Justice". In this first story for WWNO based on her reporting, Kavanaugh includes the voices of lawmakers, judges and watchdogs.

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Le Show
1:30 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Le Show For March 30, 2014

Harry Shearer

In this edition of Le Show, Harry brings News of the Warm, What the Frack?, Karzai Talk, Waterboarding USA, News of AFPac, the Apologies of the Week, and more.

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Politics
5:10 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

As Obamacare Deadline Nears, Louisiana Gets Special Attention

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks at an Oct. 2013 news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Landrieu's support for the Affordable Care Act is center stage in her campaign for a fourth Senate term.
Evan Vucci AP

With only four days left before the March 31 enrollment deadline, the White House is kicking into high gear trying to round up more Affordable Care Act enrollees – and Louisiana got special attention Thursday.

Why? Enrollment in the federal healthcare exchange there has lagged behind other states and, perhaps as important, citizens are getting bombarded with anti-ACA ads as Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu gears up for a tight race in November.

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Le Show
1:34 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Le Show For March 23, 2014

Harry Shearer

On this edition of Le Show, Harry Shearer brings you AC370, News of AfPAC, Just Say So, News of the Olympic Movement, What the Frack?, News from Outside the Bubble, News of the Atom, Apologies of the Week, and more!

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