Politics

Elections
12:21 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Voter Information From The La. Secretary Of State

Many elections will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, including municipal primary elections for New Orleans mayor, city council and coroner.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

You can find information on the races in your area, including polling precincts and sample ballots, on the Louisiana Secretary of State's website:

Click here for the full website.

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Politics
4:39 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Why Small Town Mayors Face Multiple Disadvantages

Originally published on Fri January 24, 2014 6:29 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Hundreds of mayors converged on Washington, D.C. this week for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors. There were some big names in the group: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, New York Mayor Bill de Blassio. Also in the mix were mayors from some of the country's smallest towns and cities. NPR's Laura Sullivan spent the day with the mayor of Ville Platte, Louisiana, who, like most small town mayors, was trying to find a way to stand out in the crowd.

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Le Show
1:39 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Le Show For Jan. 26, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer presents Mind Your Business, The Secret Stuff, News of the Godly, News of Olympic Movement, Apologies of the Week, News of the Atom, News of the Inspectors General, and more!

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Politics
7:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Senator Vitter Announces Run For Governor's Office; Mary Landrieu Reacts

Sen. David Vitter, R-La.
Kevin Dietsch UPI / Landov

Senator Mary Landrieu on the Louisiana governor's race.

Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter has announced he’ll be running for governor next year. He’s telling supporters he can have a bigger impact in Baton Rouge than in Washington.

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Politics
12:05 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Sen. Vitter Will Run For Governor In Louisiana

Sen. David Vitter, R-La.
Kevin Dietsch UPI /Landov

Originally published on Tue January 21, 2014 12:25 pm

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, who easily won re-election in 2010 after seeing his career put in jeopardy by a prostitution scandal just three years before, confirmed Tuesday that he will run for governor in his state in 2015.

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Le Show
1:48 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Le Show For Jan. 19, 2014

Harry Shearer.

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer presents News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Godly, News of the Warm, Apologies of the Week, News of the Atom, News of the New F-bomb, The Secret Stuff, and more!

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Politics
7:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Pressure Rising In New Orleans Mayoral Race

New Orleans mayoral candidates spar at Dillard University debate.

More than 400 people packed a debate held at Dillard University where Mayor Mitch Landrieu highlighted accomplishments of his four-year term. His two challengers — NAACP New Orleans chapter President Danatus King and former judge Michael Bagneris — then slammed the incumbent for what they say is not being done.

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Politics
7:00 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Two At-Large Seats Open On New Orleans City Council

UNO political science professor Ed Chervenak on upcoming election.

Candidates for several New Orleans elected offices are appearing at forums throughout the city. Some will be chosen by districts; others by voters throughout the city.

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Le Show
12:30 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Le Show For Jan. 12, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer presents Chris Christie's Traffic Study, Father Knows Best, News of the Olympic Movement, Apologies of the Week, News of the Atom, News of Inspectors General, and more!

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Politics
7:00 am
Tue January 7, 2014

President Obama Endorses Mitch Landrieu In Mayor's Race

President Barack Obama delivered a speech on the economy and the Affordable Care Act during his appearance at the Port of New Orleans last year.
Jason Saul WWNO

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is getting some high-powered backing of his re-election campaign. It comes from the White House.

President Obama has stepped in to offer his support to Mayor Landrieu.

University of New Orleans political science professor Ed Chervenak says it’s a significant step in a mayoral race.

“You know, it’s unusual, but the mayor said he was going to use every resource and press every advantage,”   Chervenak said.

Landrieu says it’s vital to the city’s recovery to have a good relationship with the federal government.

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