politics

Le Show
11:59 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Le Show For The Week Of Jan. 25, 2015

Harry Shearer

On this week's Le Show, Harry Shearer brings another episode of Clintonsomething, News of Secrets, News of the Olympic Movement, News for Outside the Bubble, The Apologies of the Week, News of the Godly, and more!

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WRKF
6:21 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Prayer, Fasting, and Running for President? or Drawing Protest?

Gov. Bobby Jindal is hosting a much anticipated and much talked about prayer rally Saturday. WRKF’s state government reporter, Sue Lincoln discusses what it’s all about.


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Politics
7:14 am
Thu January 22, 2015

New Orleans Coalition Forms To Fight Citizens United Campaign Spending Ruling

It’s been five years since the Supreme Court ruling on the Citizens United case that allowed corporations to greatly increase their political spending. A grassroots movement is forming in New Orleans to reverse the decision.

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Politics
8:05 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Congressional Delegation Reacts To State Of The Union

Louisiana’s Congressional delegation kept to their party lines when reacting to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Nola.com reports Republican Senators David Vitter and freshman Bill Cassidy were critical.

Cassidy won his election largely based on opposition to the Affordable Care Act. He agreed with Obama that the middle class is suffering, but said the president’s plan to help won’t work.

Vitter said the administration’s business policies are blocking economic progress.

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Politics
3:52 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Birmingham Mayor: 'No-Go' Zone Label Is 'Totally Unfair'

Councillor Shafique Shah is Lord Mayor of Birmingham, England. (birmingham.gov.uk)

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 2:31 pm

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is standing by comments he made to CNN about so-called “no-go” zones in European cities, and the accusation that Muslims immigrating to Western countries refuse to assimilate.

Jindal’s comments came just after Fox News retracted similar comments that pundit Steven Emerson made on air, saying: “In Britain it’s not just no go zones, there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in.”

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Latest News
8:08 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Jindal Stands By 'No-Go Zones' In Muslim Areas Overseas

Governor Bobby Jindal  is defending his controversial view of Islamic communities overseas.

He says some countries have allowed Muslims to establish autonomous neighborhoods where they govern by a harsh version of Islamic law, and police decline to patrol there.

The Republican delivered his remarks yesterday about "no-go zones" during a speech to a London think tank.

Jindal is considering a presidential campaign in 2016 and later defended the statements after facing questions about his facts.

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Le Show
2:00 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Le Show For The Week of Jan. 18, 2015

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, What the Frack, Apologies of the Week, News of the Godly, News of the Warm, News from Outside the Bubble, News of the Atom, and more!

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Politics
7:27 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Candidates For Governor To Debate Transportation

The four candidates for Louisiana governor are set to meet in their first forum of the campaign.

Friday's event in Baton Rouge will focus on transportation issues. Louisiana has a $12 billion backlog of road and bridge work, and no clear plan for resolution.

Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Senator David Vitter — all Republicans — and Democratic state Representative John Bel Edwards will take part.

The forum is sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies.

WRKF
3:56 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Minimum Wage Hike Congressman's Top Priority, and He Thinks It's Possible

Rep. Cedric Richmond

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 3:01 pm

Not even two weeks into its new session, the U.S. House has already passed a bill to chip away at Obamacare by only requiring that employers provide health insurance to employees working 40 hours or more, instead of 30 hours as is the current mandate. And the House voted for legislation meant to block President Obama’s executive orders on immigration.

But 2nd District Congressman Cedric Richmond — the sole Democrat left in Louisiana’s delegation — is optimistic that — with the presidential race coming up — there will be opportunity to get some things done for his minority constituents once the Republicans get past their conservative talking points.


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Red River Radio
9:49 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Louisiana higher ed commissioner says state needs a cultural shift toward higher ed

Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Joe Rallo lobbied in 2012 for more Texas colleges and universities to offer degree programs that cost $10,000 or less, an effort Rallo led as president of Angelo State University.

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 10:48 am

Louisiana’s new commissioner of higher education has been on the job for less than a week, but Joe Rallo is out of Baton Rouge and traveling around north Louisiana meeting with college presidents and business groups for what he calls a “listening and learning tour.”

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