Politics

SIPA USA
November 20, 2017 - 11:12 am
(AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he intends to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror. Trump called the move a long overdue step and part of the U.S. “maximum pressure campaign” against the North. North Korea was last on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terror in 2008, when...
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November 17, 2017 - 3:03 pm
(AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has lost its latest effort to persuade House Republicans to back contract extensions for Louisiana's Medicaid managed-care companies. Friday was the second time House GOP lawmakers on the joint budget committee voted to block the deals. The companies...
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November 17, 2017 - 10:02 am
Secretary of State Tom Schedler is expecting a voter turnout of 13 percent statewide for Saturday’s election which features the race for state treasurer and the New Orleans mayoral runoff between LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet. Schedler says if it wasn’t for this race, it would be a slow...
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Sipa USA & Jack Gruber-USA TODAY
November 16, 2017 - 4:59 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has met with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the city's law enforcement policies regarding immigrants. The Justice Department earlier this year said New Orleans could lose grant money for failing to comply with federal law. After...
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USA TODAY
November 16, 2017 - 11:21 am
(AP) _ The Latest on an allegation of sexual harassment against Minnesota Sen. Al Franken (all times local): 11 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Ethics Committee should review complaints against Democratic Sen. Al Franken after allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped a...
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Chris Miller
November 15, 2017 - 8:04 am
Tonight, WWL-AM/FM, WWL.com and the New Orleans Advocate bring you the candidates for mayor in a face-to-face debate, with just over two days to go before the voting begins. Desiree Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell will take questions from WWL's Newell Normand and New Orleans Advocate columnist...
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USA TODAY
November 14, 2017 - 10:26 am
(AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a raised voice and defiant tone, strongly defended himself Tuesday against allegations that he had misled members of Congress about his knowledge of communications between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. “In all...
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