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10:24 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

Bill Cassidy Defeats Mary Landrieu In La. Senate Runoff

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., hugs supporters after conceding defeat in her Senate runoff election against Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., on Saturday.
Gerald Herbert AP

Originally published on Sun December 7, 2014 11:47 am

Republican congressman Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana's runoff Senate election, boosting the Republican majority in the incoming Senate.

NPR's Debbie Elliott reported Friday that Cassidy, who has pledged to repeal Obamacare, followed a campaign strategy of linking Landrieu to Obama, highlighting her support of the unpopular president.

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Politics
4:54 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Find Your Voter Information

Louisiana voters can find their registration information, polling location, sample ballots and more on the Secretary of State's website.

The Runoff Election Day is Saturday, Nov. 5.

A scrollable, mobile-optimized version of the search app is embedded below. Click here for the full website.

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1:55 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

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1:32 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

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Politics
11:08 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Early Voting Begins Saturday, Nov. 22

Early voting begins this weekend.
Credit Picsfive / Shutterstock.com

Early voting for the Dec. 6 runoff election begins this Saturday, Nov. 22, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 29.

Early voting locations will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. However, polling locations will be closed Sunday, Nov. 23, and will also be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler's office is urging people to vote early.

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Politics
5:22 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, In A Close Vote

Pipes for Transcanada Corp.'s planned Keystone XL oil pipeline are stacked at a depot in Gascoyne, N.D. The House of Representatives approved the Keystone XL pipeline Friday; the Senate voted against it on Tuesday.
Andrew Cullen Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 5:52 pm

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline project to expand an oil pipeline running from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has failed the approval of Congress, after the Senate voted against the project Tuesday. The House passed its version of the bill Friday.

An early tally showed 35 for and 30 against the bill; subsequent calls for senators' votes failed to net the 60 votes needed for passage. The decisive 41st "No" vote came with 55 votes in favor, and the final tally was 59-41.

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Politics
10:51 am
Tue November 18, 2014

How Many Louisiana Jobs Are Actually At Stake In Keystone Debate?

The State Department's Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL pipeline defines a job as lasting for only one year.
United States Department of State

With the Louisiana Senate runoff driving votes in both chambers of Congress on the Keystone XL pipeline, here's a question: How many of those jobs will actually be in Louisiana?

The answer: zero.

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1:37 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

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2:10 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

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