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Ex-Governor, Ex-Con Trying To Make A Political Comeback

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) — Off a narrow gravel road running between a handful of mostly abandoned lots near a Mississippi River levee, down past sprawlin...

These Politicians Didn't Let A Conviction Stand In The Way Of Their Career Aspirations

AP | By JENNIFER McDERMOTT | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Not all politicians convicted of crimes leave politics for good. This week, ex-Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci decided to run ...

Ex-Con Former Gov Has 'Solid' Support In House Race

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

By Lisa Bose McDermott April 16 (Reuters) - Former Louisiana Governor, Edwin Edwards, a convicted felon now running for the U.S. Congr...

Contentious Dem Candidate Explains Why He Couldn't Have Voted For Obama

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards (D) drummed up support for his newly-announced Congressional bid on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" Tuesday by explain...

This Ex-Con And Former Governor Will Reportedly Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Louisiana's former Gov. Edwin Edwards (D) will reportedly launch his campaign for the state's Sixth Congressional District on Monday, according to The...

Friday Talking Points -- From Russian Panties To Animal Skulls

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have a running theme this week: the utter and complete failure of the Republican Party's vaunted "outreach" to certain groups of Americans who have been voting against them in droves.

Ex-Con And Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards May Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Louisiana's former Gov. Edwin Edwards (D) is considering launching a campaign for the state's Sixth Congressional district, he told Bloomberg Wednesda...

Louisiana and New Orleans: Goodbye to the Good Old Boys?

Don McNay | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Don McNay

Even if they weren't crooked, Louisiana seemed to pick leaders for reasons other than their executive ability. Jimmy Davis served two terms as governor on the strength of his hit song, "You Are My Sunshine."

Political Family Feuds: The Good, the Bad, and the Really Ugly

Rich Rubino | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Throughout American history, political family dynasties have not been uncommon. However, these families have not always acted in unison. In fact, in some cases American political families have been split asunder by divergent political loyalties.

Former Convicted Gov. Gets TV Show

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 03.06.2013 | TV

NEW ORLEANS — Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards will star on a new cable TV show with the woman he married after his release from federal pris...

Sorry Conservatives, The Polls Are (Probably) Right

Eli Lehrer | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

My Facebook feed, email inbox, and the chatter I hear in conservative meetings are all telling me the same thing: the polls -- all of them -- are wron...

Perry, McCain, Obama & the Great Japanese Tsunami

Mark Joseph | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics
Mark Joseph

If he's smart, Obama will dump the hapless Joe Biden and select Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be his VP, enlist the help of Bill Clinton and attempt to make a race of it.

Defense Secretary Wants Defense Spending Cuts...Really

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Big military is big government. The President is the Commander-in-Chief of the military. You can't be against government and be pro-military. That's like being anti-rain but pro-precipitation.

Bush Denied Pardon Requests From George Ryan, Edwin Edwards, Randall ``Duke'' Cunningham, Mario Biaggi and Michael Milken

Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President George W. Bush, on his last full day in office, formally struck down the petitions for clemency of some high-profile politicians and busines...

My Mentor: Better Than Journalism School

Donna Dees Thomases | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Dees Thomases

Veronica "Ronni" Patriquin was the State Capitol bureau chief for the now defunct afternoon daily, The Shreveport Journal. She hired me during my sen...