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10:38 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Advocacy Groups Tell Lawmakers To Back Off

Workers with the Pebble Mine project test-drill in July 2007 in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska near the village of Iliamma.
Al Grillo AP

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 3:00 pm

Three advocacy organizations — across ideological lines — are telling congressional investigators to back off in a probe of EPA ties to a leading environmental group, the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California and Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana are leading the investigation. They contend that NRDC lobbyists have exerted too much influence over EPA on the issues of carbon reduction and the proposed Pebble Mine at Bristol Bay, Alaska.

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12:00 pm
Sun December 14, 2014

Le Show For The Week Of Dec 14, 2014

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Politics
7:35 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Cassidy Victory Signals Longtime Shift In Louisiana Politics

The defeat of incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu after 18 years in office could indicate a major shift in Louisiana politics. One expert sees Republicans taking charge for at least a generation.

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Le Show
12:00 pm
Sun December 7, 2014

Le Show For The Week Of Dec. 7, 2014

Harry Shearer

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Politics
6:38 am
Sun December 7, 2014

GOP Unseats Sen. Mary Landrieu In Louisiana

Originally published on Sun December 7, 2014 11:25 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

The final election battle of 2014 is now over. And Republicans have reason to celebrate. The GOP picked up a ninth Senate seat yesterday. Congressman Bill Cassidy defeated Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu 56 to 44 percent in a runoff.

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Politics
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

Le Show For Nov. 30, 2014

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1:32 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Le Show For Nov. 23, 2014

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This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: Revolving Door Waltz, News of Secrets, News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Atom, The Apologies of the Week, and more!   

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Politics
11:08 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Early Voting Begins Saturday, Nov. 22

Early voting begins this weekend.
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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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