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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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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.

Le Show
1:49 pm
Sun January 11, 2015

Le Show For The Week Of Jan. 11, 2015

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, I am Sony, News from Outside the Bubble, x-ray vans, The Apologies of the Week, Let Us Try, News of Inspectors General, News of AFPAC, Karzai Talk, What the Frack, and more!

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Le Show
10:24 am
Sun January 4, 2015

Le Show For The Week Of Jan. 4, 2015

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer starts the year off with Said and Done, the Revolving Door Waltz, News of AFPAC, Just Say So, News from Outside the Bubble, The Apologies of the Week, News of Inspectors General, News of the Atom, and more!

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Politics
3:26 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

6 Reasons Steve Scalise Will Survive His Speech Scandal

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks during a campaign rally for U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., on Nov. 1 in Abita Springs, La.
Scott Threlkeld AP

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 4:26 pm

Barring new and jarring developments, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is going to survive the story that he addressed a conference of white supremacists in 2002.

Unless further evidence emerges of liaisons with the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, or EURO, Scalise will take his oath next week for the 114th Congress as the No. 3 leader of the chamber's GOP — the party's largest majority since 1928.

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Le Show
12:18 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

Le Show For The Week Of Dec. 28, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer looks back on 2014 — The Year in Rebuke, with Dr. Bill, The Lady in Black, Karzai Talk, Nixon in Heaven, Dick Cheney Confidential, and more!

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Politics
10:32 am
Sat December 27, 2014

President Obama Tells NPR News The U.S. Is 'Less Racially Divided' Than In 2008

In a year-end conversation with NPR News, President Obama told Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep that low morale around race relations in the U.S. is exaggerated by the national conversation around recent violence and not an accurate reflection of the state of affairs around the country.

When asked if the U.S. is more racially divided than it was when he took office six years ago, the President responded: "No, I actually think that it's probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided."

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Le Show
12:57 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Le Show For The Week Of Dec 21, 2014

Harry Shearer

It's a Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukah/Happy Kwanzaa/Happy Pagan Winter Solstice edition of Le Show, full of music and mirth!

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Politics
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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