Politics of the United States

December 07, 2017 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. The measure passed mostly along party lines, 235-193, and would keep the government running...
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November 13, 2017 - 10:45 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama "should step aside'' in light of allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago. McConnell spoke to reporters Monday after visiting a plant in Kentucky...
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November 13, 2017 - 8:35 am
This week, two years from now, voters will cast their ballots for Louisiana’s next governor. Current Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards is planning to run again. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry could challenge Edwards and tensions between the two continue to...
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November 02, 2017 - 9:59 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana private investigator accused of trying to illegally obtain Donald Trump's tax returns is barred from testifying he acted as a benevolent "white hat hacker" testing security flaws in a government website. A federal judge ruled Thursday that Jordan Hamlett won't be...
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November 01, 2017 - 5:19 pm
When it comes to popularity in Congress, both of Louisiana's U.S. Senators rank right about in the middle, according to a new Morning Consult poll. U.S. Senator John Kennedy is ranked 39th out of 100 senators, and Senator Bill Cassidy was number 62. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley...
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