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3:27 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

'Kissing Congressman' Video Puts Scandal In Unusual Focus

Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., in happier days with his wife, Kelly, and House Speaker John Boehner, who swore in the new congressman last year.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 4:16 pm

Embattled GOP Rep. Vance McAllister has made at least one smart move: He concluded that finding out who may have leaked a security video that captures him in a torrid embrace and lip lock with a woman (not his wife) won't actually erase said video.

One day after the freshman congressman — who ran last year as Christian conservative — indicated he planned to ask GOP House Speaker John Boehner to request an FBI investigation into the leak, he reversed course.

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Le Show
1:35 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Le Show For April 6, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings a phone call between the Georges Bush, News from Outside the Bubble, What the Frack?, News of the Atom, News of the Godly, the Apologies of the week, Reads the Trades for You, and more.

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Politics
8:20 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Reshaping A Greater New Orleans: Criminal Justice

WYES

WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio and public television station WYES are collaborating on coverage of reforms to the Orleans Parish criminal justice system.

WYES Special Projects Producer Marcia Kavanaugh has completed the hour-long special "Reshaping a Greater New Orleans: Criminal Justice". In this first story for WWNO based on her reporting, Kavanaugh includes the voices of lawmakers, judges and watchdogs.

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Le Show
1:30 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Le Show For March 30, 2014

Harry Shearer

In this edition of Le Show, Harry brings News of the Warm, What the Frack?, Karzai Talk, Waterboarding USA, News of AFPac, the Apologies of the Week, and more.

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Politics
5:10 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

As Obamacare Deadline Nears, Louisiana Gets Special Attention

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks at an Oct. 2013 news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Landrieu's support for the Affordable Care Act is center stage in her campaign for a fourth Senate term.
Evan Vucci AP

With only four days left before the March 31 enrollment deadline, the White House is kicking into high gear trying to round up more Affordable Care Act enrollees – and Louisiana got special attention Thursday.

Why? Enrollment in the federal healthcare exchange there has lagged behind other states and, perhaps as important, citizens are getting bombarded with anti-ACA ads as Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu gears up for a tight race in November.

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Le Show
1:34 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Le Show For March 23, 2014

Harry Shearer

On this edition of Le Show, Harry Shearer brings you AC370, News of AfPAC, Just Say So, News of the Olympic Movement, What the Frack?, News from Outside the Bubble, News of the Atom, Apologies of the Week, and more!

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Le Show
1:44 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Le Show For March 16, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings us What the Frack, News of the Olympic Movement, News of the Inspector's General, Let's Follow the Dollar, News of the Atom, Apologies of the Week, and more.  

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Politics
7:43 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Edwin Edwards: Governor, Convict, Reality TV Star — Congressman?

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards and his new wife, Trina Grimes Scott, after getting married in the French Quarter in New Orleans, La., in July 2011.
CHERYL GERBER AP

Originally published on Thu February 20, 2014 3:43 pm

Rascally former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards was once so confident about re-election that he declared "the only way I can lose is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy."

That was 30 years ago, when Edwards, 86, was a much younger man. It was long before the Democrat served eight years in prison for racketeering, conspiracy and extortion.

And it was a lifetime – or two — before a recent cringe-inducing reality television show about life with his young wife, her teenage sons and his own grandmother-aged daughters from a previous marriage.

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Le Show
1:40 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Le Show For March 9, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings a phone conversation between John Kerry and William Hague, What the Frack, News from Outside the Bubble, News of the Warm, News of the Atom, Apologies of the Week, and more. 

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Le Show
11:38 am
Sun March 2, 2014

Le Show For March 2, 2014

Harry Shearer.

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer brings The New F-Bomb, Just Say So, News of the Warm, the Apologies of the Week, Karzai Talk, News of Nice Corp, News of the Atom, and more!

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