Politics

It's All Politics
3:07 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Political Rookie Pulls Off Surprise Win In Louisiana

Vance McAllister, shown in a photo provided by his campaign, will be the next representative from Louisiana's 5th Congressional District after winning Saturday's special election.
AP

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 7:11 pm

Republicans are still trying to make sense of Saturday's election results in Louisiana.

In an upset, GOP political newcomer Vance McAllister handily defeated fellow Republican Neil Riser Saturday in a special election runoff that tested the party's approach toward Obamacare.

Riser had the backing of the Republican establishment and Tea Party groups. McAllister was buoyed by endorsements from two local African-American leaders and the family featured in the popular reality television series Duck Dynasty.

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Le Show
1:33 pm
Sun November 17, 2013

Le Show For Nov. 17, 2013

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer reviews the week of news, including chemical weapons, polygraphs, canceled healthcare, News of the Olympiad, News of the Atom, Apologies of the Week, and another installment of Clintonsomething.

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Le Show
1:34 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Le Show For Nov. 10, 2013

This week on Le Show, Harry gives us News of the Godly; the many, many Apologies of the Week; News of the Atom; and Harry presents a swingin' new hit, "You Can Keep It."

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It's All Politics
2:42 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Why Chris Christie's Popularity May Tear His Party Apart

Gov. Chris Christie visits with students at Jose Marti Freshman Academy in Union City, N.J., on Wednesday.
Rich Schultz AP

Originally published on Thu November 7, 2013 4:11 pm

Chris Christie has become a national phenomenon.

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Le Show
12:50 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

Le Show For Nov. 3, 2013

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer talks about free trade agreements with Yves Smith of Naked Capitalism blog. Also, News of the Atom!

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Le Show
1:51 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Le Show For Oct. 27, 2013

This week on Le Show, Harry talks about news from London, bees, cell phone spying, News of the Warm, News from the Inspector General, Apologies of the Week, and more.

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Le Show
1:23 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

Le Show For Oct. 20, 2013

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer talks about harmful chemicals in baby shampoo, Hollywood history assasins, News of NiceCorps, New Outside the Bubble, News of the Inspector General, Apologies of the Week, and more!

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Le Show
2:03 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

Le Show For Oct. 13, 2013

Harry Shearer.

This week on Le Show,  Harry Shearer shares What the Frack, Apologies of the Week, fun with waterboarding, SoFest, News of the Olympic Movement, the debt ceiling, News of AfPAC, Karsai Talk, News of the Atom, and more!

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Politics
4:00 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Senator Landrieu Says Lawmakers Scrambling To End Shutdown

Senator Mary Landrieu.
Office of Senator Mary Landrieu

US Senator Mary Landrieu, D-LA, in a telephone interview from Capitol Hill.

Louisiana’s Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu says talks are under way in the nation’s capital to end the partial government shutdown. Those behind-the-scenes discussions aren’t getting much traction.

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Le Show
12:00 pm
Sun October 6, 2013

Le Show For Oct. 6, 2013

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer tackles the tough topic of the “New Iraq,” sharing the statistics of the most recent deaths this year.

In Bad Banks news, the British watchdog group Financial Conduct Authority has found that some small businesses have been defrauded by leading banks.

In the Apologies of the Week, Senator Ted Cruise apologizes to veterans, Beanie Baby creator H. Ty. Warner, students at Ole Miss University, Houston police, North Wales police, Chef Bourdon, and the retailer Hobby Lobby.

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