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Le Show
11:59 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Le Show For The Week Of Jan. 25, 2015

Harry Shearer

On this week's Le Show, Harry Shearer brings another episode of Clintonsomething, News of Secrets, News of the Olympic Movement, News for Outside the Bubble, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Godly, and more!

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Politics
7:14 am
Thu January 22, 2015

New Orleans Coalition Forms To Fight Citizens United Campaign Spending Ruling

It’s been five years since the Supreme Court ruling on the Citizens United case that allowed corporations to greatly increase their political spending. A grassroots movement is forming in New Orleans to reverse the decision.

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Politics
8:05 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Congressional Delegation Reacts To State Of The Union

Louisiana’s Congressional delegation kept to their party lines when reacting to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Nola.com reports Republican Senators David Vitter and freshman Bill Cassidy were critical.

Cassidy won his election largely based on opposition to the Affordable Care Act. He agreed with Obama that the middle class is suffering, but said the president’s plan to help won’t work.

Vitter said the administration’s business policies are blocking economic progress.

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Politics
3:52 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Birmingham Mayor: 'No-Go' Zone Label Is 'Totally Unfair'

Councillor Shafique Shah is Lord Mayor of Birmingham, England. (birmingham.gov.uk)

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 2:31 pm

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is standing by comments he made to CNN about so-called “no-go” zones in European cities, and the accusation that Muslims immigrating to Western countries refuse to assimilate.

Jindal’s comments came just after Fox News retracted similar comments that pundit Steven Emerson made on air, saying: “In Britain it’s not just no go zones, there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in.”

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Le Show
2:00 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Le Show For The Week of Jan. 18, 2015

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, What the Frack, Apologies of the Week, News of the Godly, News of the Warm, News from Outside the Bubble, News of the Atom, and more!

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Politics
7:27 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Candidates For Governor To Debate Transportation

The four candidates for Louisiana governor are set to meet in their first forum of the campaign.

Friday's event in Baton Rouge will focus on transportation issues. Louisiana has a $12 billion backlog of road and bridge work, and no clear plan for resolution.

Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Senator David Vitter — all Republicans — and Democratic state Representative John Bel Edwards will take part.

The forum is sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Le Show
1:49 pm
Sun January 11, 2015

Le Show For The Week Of Jan. 11, 2015

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, I am Sony, News from Outside the Bubble, x-ray vans, The Apologies of the Week, Let Us Try, News of Inspectors General, News of AFPAC, Karzai Talk, What the Frack, and more!

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Le Show
10:24 am
Sun January 4, 2015

Le Show For The Week Of Jan. 4, 2015

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer starts the year off with Said and Done, the Revolving Door Waltz, News of AFPAC, Just Say So, News from Outside the Bubble, The Apologies of the Week, News of Inspectors General, News of the Atom, and more!

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Politics
3:26 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

6 Reasons Steve Scalise Will Survive His Speech Scandal

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks during a campaign rally for U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., on Nov. 1 in Abita Springs, La.
Scott Threlkeld AP

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 4:26 pm

Barring new and jarring developments, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is going to survive the story that he addressed a conference of white supremacists in 2002.

Unless further evidence emerges of liaisons with the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, or EURO, Scalise will take his oath next week for the 114th Congress as the No. 3 leader of the chamber's GOP — the party's largest majority since 1928.

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Le Show
12:18 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

Le Show For The Week Of Dec. 28, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer looks back on 2014 — The Year in Rebuke, with Dr. Bill, The Lady in Black, Karzai Talk, Nixon in Heaven, Dick Cheney Confidential, and more!

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