Politics

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., a member of the Senate Budget Committee, heads to the floor during a series of votes at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 20, 2017 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday "which will be the biggest in the history of our country" following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans' promised tax legislation. Republicans hope to push the first tax overhaul in three...
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Protesters demonstrate ahead of white nationalist Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Gainesville, Fla. Spencer's National Policy Institute is paying to rent space for the speaking event. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)
October 19, 2017 - 4:47 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Counter demonstrators greatly outnumbered white nationalist Richard Spencer's supporters on Thursday at the University of Florida, their chants drowning Spencer out during his speech. Outside, hundreds more people protested with signs and anti-Nazi chants alongside hundreds...
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David Blake
October 19, 2017 - 3:22 pm
Steve Scalise is hopeful the President Donald Trump's tax reform package will be approved. The Republican House Majority Whip joined WWL's Newell Normand in-studio today for a wide ranging discussion. Let's talk healthcare, tax reform and more with Steve Scalise (function ($) { Drupal.behaviors...
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USA TODAY
October 19, 2017 - 3:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's chief of staff says he is "stunned'' and "broken hearted'' by the criticism of Trump's call to the family of an Army sergeant killed in Niger. John Kelly tells reporters at the White House that the president had expressed his condolences "in the best way...
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Eric J. Songy
Chris Miller
October 19, 2017 - 12:23 pm
Elections officials have finished re-counting paper ballots in the New Orleans City Council District C race, and Kristin Giselson Palmer is still the winner. Incumbent Nadine Ramsey requested the recount after election night results showed Palmer the winner by 112 votes. Recount observers say...
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October 18, 2017 - 5:19 pm
(WWL.com) -- Voter turnout for Louisiana's statewide elections has been on a decline for the last 30 years, LSU political communication professor Mike Henderson finds. According to Henderson, 54 percent of the eligible voters voted for governor in 1983. In 2015, the voter turnout was down to 33...
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Chris Miller
October 18, 2017 - 1:42 pm
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today said the league believes "everyone should stand for the national anthem." Goodell news conference 10-18-17.mp3 (function ($) { Drupal.behaviors.media_displays.loadRampAudio($('[data-media-loading>')); })(jQuery); Even so, the commissioner did not say that the...
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President Donald Trump's image is seen projected on a screen as he speaks at the Heritage Foundation's annual President's Club meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 17, 2017 - 8:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took his tax sales pitch to a conservative think tank Tuesday evening, arguing his plan would be a boon to the economy, boosting growth and jobs. "Let's give our country the best Christmas present of all: massive tax relief," Trump told the annual meeting of...
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FILE- In this June 30, 2017, file photo, critics of President Donald Trump's travel ban hold signs during a news conference in Honolulu. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration from enforcing its latest travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson granted Hawaii's request to temporarily block the policy from taking effect Wednesday. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
October 17, 2017 - 8:03 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor." It was the third set of travel restrictions issued by...
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