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8:03 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Senator Landrieu Announces Upcoming Vote On Keystone

The House and Senate will vote in a few days on legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

It’s a pivotal move in the race for a Louisiana Senate seat.

The two candidates in the December 6 runoff are both pushing the bills.

They are three-term Democrat Mary Landrieu in the Senate, and Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy in the House.

The House is virtually certain to approve the bill on Thursday. Landrieu says she has the votes to pass it in the Senate next Tuesday.

That would leave the fate of the bill up to President Barack Obama.

Coastal Desk
3:55 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

FACTS Conference Says Climate Change Is Now

A full crowd at the FACTS conference, held in Tulane University's Lavin Bernik Center.
Credit Laine Kaplan-Levenson / WWNO

The French Embassy in the United States and Tulane University came together earlier this week to present the French American Climate Talks, or FACTS. The conference series travels to cities in the United States and Canada to engage scientists and policymakers in discussions about the impacts of climate change, and how we can prepare to face them.

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Le Show
2:10 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

Le Show For Nov. 9, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show: Blair Calls 43, News of the Olympic Movement, We're Not #1, News of NiceCorp, The Apologies of the Week, News of Inspectors General, and more!

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WRKF
6:27 am
Fri November 7, 2014

New Narrative as Senate Race Goes On

Louisiana has gone immediately from a primary campaign to a runoff campaign.

Sen. Mary Landrieu will again be at the top of the ticket Dec. 6 fighting for reelection. Congressman Bill Cassidy is continuing to battle to win her seat.

Jeremy Alford, publisher of LaPolitics.com, says with Republicans taking control of the Senate Tuesday, both candidates have new war cries. 

 

 


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WRKF
11:26 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Election Day Was Harsh For Senate's Southern Democrats

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 4:49 pm

The Democratic Party's last hope rests with Mary Landrieu, who is locked in a runoff with GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy. She survived rematches in 1996 and again in 2008.


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Latest News
7:40 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Edwards Supporter Was Once A Juror On His Corruption Case

One of the people celebrating election returns with Congressional candidate Edwin Edwards goes way back with the former governor.

All the way back to the federal courtroom where — in 2000 — Edwards was convicted of corruption.

Victor Durand played a key role in that trial. He was known as “Juror 68.”

The New Orleans Advocate reports that Durand has been supporting Edwards in his current campaign to represent Congressional District 6.

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Latest News
7:39 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Jindal Tells Republicans To Seize The Chance To Show They Can Govern

Governor Bobby Jindal says Republicans should not waste the chance they now have to show the nation they can govern.

Republicans won control of both chambers of Congress.

Jindal says voters across the country want more than just incremental change.

The party will be taking leadership positions in the Senate, and a stronger hold of the House.

The Republican governor Jindal is considering a run for president in 2016.

He says his party must do more than simply rejecting the policies of President Barack Obama.

WRKF
1:49 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Voters Say 'No' to 6 of 14 Amendments

Originally published on Fri November 7, 2014 10:04 am

On election day, Louisiana voters said yes to protecting state funding for healthcare, and a firm no to measures that would expand the size and reach of state government.


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Red River Radio
9:17 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Ark-La-Tex political scientists sound off on regional election trends

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 7:38 am

Political scientists from the Red River region's universities examine prevailing trends they saw come out of the midterm election.

On the Dec. 6 runoff between Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy:

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Latest News
8:07 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Landrieu, Cassidy In Runoff

The US Senate race is still not over in Louisiana. Incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is gearing up for a runoff with Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy.

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