politics

Le Show
1:55 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Le Show For Nov. 30, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings News of NiceCorps, Just Say So, News of Bad Banks, Let Us Try, News of Secrets, Inside Extra Access Tonight!, and more!

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WRKF
7:03 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Governor Searches the Couch Cushions to Pay State's Bills

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 4:23 pm

It has not been a terrific few weeks for state finances.

Oil revenues dropped. And then a $180 million hole appeared in the state budget.

Melinda Deslatte, AP reporter on the state budget beat, explains how Gov. Bobby Jindal plans to close the gap.


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WRKF
6:12 am
Tue November 25, 2014

One-On-One: Sen. Landrieu Talks Keystone, Obamacare, and What's Next

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 8:19 am

Ahead of the Dec. 6 runoff, we’ve invited each of the candidates for Congress in the 6th District and for Senate for an interview. 

Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu was on the campaign trail — literally — driving from Shreveport to Baton Rouge — when WRKF’s Amy Jeffries reached her to talk about some of the big issues in the Senate race, starting with Obamacare.

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Le Show
1:32 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Le Show For Nov. 23, 2014

Harry Shearer

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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Latest News
6:01 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Cassidy Picks Up An Unlikely Endorsement From Louisiana Pro-Marijuana Group

Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has picked up an unlikely endorsement from the Louisiana Cannabis Industry Association, a pro-marijuana group.
Laurie Avocado Wikimedia

Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has picked up an unlikely endorsement, WWL-TV reports. A Louisiana pro-marijuana group is supporting the congressman's bid to unseat Mary Landrieu.

A spokesman for the Louisiana Cannabis Industry Association, Jesse McCormick, says the endorsement comes down to Cassidy’s support for medical marijuana. Mary Landrieu rejected it during a debate before the primary, but Cassidy, a doctor, said he would be open to it.

WRKF
3:01 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Obamacare Pros and Cons at Play in Senate Runoff

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 9:21 pm

With a battle cry of “Repeal Obamacare”, Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate earlier this month. Wrangling in Washington over when—or if—to actually act on that campaign promise is part of the backdrop to Louisiana’s Senate runoff.


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Latest News
7:53 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Landrieu Takes Political Hit Along With Keystone Pipeline

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is now facing tougher odds of re-election next month, in light of the failure of Congress to pass the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress.

After narrowly leading on Election Day, the Democrat had pinned her hopes for re-election on leading the approval process for the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline during the lame-duck Congress.

It was to serve as a ready-made example of her clout for voters in a state with a robust oil and gas industry.

But it failed by one vote.

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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