Politics

Le Show
12:00 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Le Show For Feb. 2, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry follows-up with John Barry about the Louisiana levees. He also brings more News of AfPAC, Karzai Talk, News of the Olympic Movement, and more!

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Politics
12:54 am
Sun February 2, 2014

New Orleans Mayor Wins Re-Election In A Landslide

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu greets supporters after winning reelection in New Orleans on Saturday.
Gerald Herbert AP

Originally published on Sun February 2, 2014 12:54 am

Boosted by a drop in the city's murder rate and an endorsement from President Barack Obama, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu won a landslide victory Saturday in his bid for a second term.

"The results tonight confirm what we hoped was true four years ago: that the people of this great city are ready to move forward," Landrieu told is supporters in a victory speech.

Landrieu had 64 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting in Saturday's election.

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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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