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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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Politics
2:37 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Democratic Sen. Landrieu Walks A Fine Line In Red Louisiana

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., has won some conservative supporters in her state, but her support for Obamacare is putting her re-election at risk.
Evan Vucci AP

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 7:06 am

If Democrats are going to keep their majority in the Senate, they'll need to hang on to a few critical seats they hold in conservative states.

Mary Landrieu of Louisiana has one of those, and like some of her colleagues up for re-election, her support of the Affordable Care Act could be the mountain to overcome this fall.

The question for Landrieu is: Will Louisiana voters define her by Obamacare, or judge her on the entire record she's built over nearly two decades as a senator?

For Some, Obamacare's A Dealbreaker

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Le Show
1:48 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Le Show For Feb. 23, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer presents News of AfPAC, We re Not #1, News of NiceCorps, Diplomax PM. Inside Extra Access Tonight: The Carpet Channel, Apologies of the Week, News of the Atom, News of Warm, and more!

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Politics
9:17 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Pro-Vitter PAC Challenges State Campaign Donor Limit

Sen. David Vitter.

A super PAC supporting Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter is asking a federal judge to throw out the state's donor limits to political action committees.

The Fund for Louisiana's Future filed a lawsuit in New Orleans federal court Tuesday, challenging the limits as an unconstitutional limit on political speech.

Louisiana currently caps contributions to PACs at $100,000 for each election cycle. Super PACs can raise and spend unlimited funds to help candidates at the federal level.

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Le Show
2:02 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Le Show For Feb. 16, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry brings an episode of News of the Godly, plus more News of AfPAC, Apologies of the Week, News of High Finance, News of the Atom, and more!

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Le Show
12:00 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Le Show For Feb. 9, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry brings an episode of Dr. Bill, a song for Barbara Walters, plus more News of AfPAC, What the Frack, News of the Olympic Movement, Apologies of the Week, So's of the Week, News of the Atom, News of the Inspectors General, and more!

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Politics
4:01 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Voters In New Orleans Give Mayor Mitch Landrieu 2nd Term

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 6:43 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Over the weekend New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu celebrated a big reelection victory. In triumph, the mayor reflected on the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina back in 2005.

(SOUNDBITE OF SPEECH)

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Le Show
12:00 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Le Show For Feb. 2, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry follows-up with John Barry about the Louisiana levees. He also brings more News of AfPAC, Karzai Talk, News of the Olympic Movement, and more!

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