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Politics
7:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Pressure Rising In New Orleans Mayoral Race

New Orleans mayoral candidates spar at Dillard University debate.

More than 400 people packed a debate held at Dillard University where Mayor Mitch Landrieu highlighted accomplishments of his four-year term. His two challengers — NAACP New Orleans chapter President Danatus King and former judge Michael Bagneris — then slammed the incumbent for what they say is not being done.

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Politics
7:00 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Two At-Large Seats Open On New Orleans City Council

UNO political science professor Ed Chervenak on upcoming election.

Candidates for several New Orleans elected offices are appearing at forums throughout the city. Some will be chosen by districts; others by voters throughout the city.

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Le Show
12:30 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Le Show For Jan. 12, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer presents Chris Christie's Traffic Study, Father Knows Best, News of the Olympic Movement, Apologies of the Week, News of the Atom, News of Inspectors General, and more!

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Politics
7:00 am
Tue January 7, 2014

President Obama Endorses Mitch Landrieu In Mayor's Race

President Barack Obama delivered a speech on the economy and the Affordable Care Act during his appearance at the Port of New Orleans last year.
Jason Saul WWNO

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is getting some high-powered backing of his re-election campaign. It comes from the White House.

President Obama has stepped in to offer his support to Mayor Landrieu.

University of New Orleans political science professor Ed Chervenak says it’s a significant step in a mayoral race.

“You know, it’s unusual, but the mayor said he was going to use every resource and press every advantage,”   Chervenak said.

Landrieu says it’s vital to the city’s recovery to have a good relationship with the federal government.

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Le Show
1:34 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Le Show For Jan. 5, 2014

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer rings in the new year on Le Show with News of the Godly and Spain's demon problem, Karzai Talk, News of the Warm, News of Nice Corp, News of the Inspector General, and the Apologies of the Week.

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Le Show
1:29 pm
Sun December 29, 2013

Le Show For Dec. 29, 2013

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry looks forward and back with News of AfPak, Apologies of the week, and his conclusion of The Year in Rebuke, with The Ballad of Carlos Danger, Clintonsomething, B-Rock's Afghan Closeout Blowout, It's Not My Red Line, You Can Keep It, and more.

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Le Show
8:09 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

Le Show For Dec. 22, 2013

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer celebrates the Christmas with original songs for the season, Apologies of the Week, Superbugs, and more.

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Le Show
3:57 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Le Show For Dec. 15, 2013

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show Harry Shearer brings News of AFPAC, News of the Atom, News of Big Banks, Apologies of the Week, News of the Inspector General, News of the Warm, and continues his Year in Rebuke with Dick Cheney Confidential, A Jet Plane Full of Loot, and more!

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It's All Politics
4:37 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Mary Landrieu Wrestles An (Obamacare) Alligator

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is facing a tough re-election bid.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Thu December 12, 2013 7:37 am

In any conversation about vulnerable Senate Democrats, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana rises straight to the top of the list.

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Le Show
1:46 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Le Show For Dec. 8, 2013

This week on Le Show, Harry gives us What the Frack?, the Apologies of the Week, News of the Warm, 2013: Year in Rebuke with Obama Knows Best and Lance Armstrong, and News of the Olympic Movement.

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