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Supreme Court Won't Hear Campaign Finance Rules Challenge

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won't hear a Republican-backed challenge of federal campaign finance restrictions. The court on Monday refused t...

Republican Who Shocked Everyone In 2008 LOSES

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — Republican U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao has lost the election in his New Orleans-area district, a rare seat that Democrats were able to sn...

Richmond Leading Cao As Ethics Questions Linger

Ray Mikell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ray Mikell

As the weekend began, Louisiana state Rep. Cedric Richmond, the front-runner in Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District election, suspended his campaig...

Forget Ritual Suicide, What About Joe Barton's Political Suicide?

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

Oh, how that sneaky Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA) toys with our emotions! We never know how we're gonna feel about him (okay, pretty sure we love the guy--bu...

WATCH: Louisiana Rep Suggests BP CEO Should Commit Suicide

Huffington Post | Gideon Pine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Outrage over BP's role in the massive oil spill is widespread and lawmakers are known for their histrionics but Rep. Joseph Cao took it to a whole new...

Joseph Cao, Only Republican To Vote For Health Reform, Says He's Unlikely To Do So Again

Politics Daily | Patricia Murphey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joseph Cao, the only Republican to vote for health care reform, said Thursday that he has told the White House he will not vote for the president...

Anh 'Joseph' Cao, Lone GOP Health Care Supporter, Losing Financial Backing

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The lone Republican lawmaker to support Democratic health care legislation has seen his fundraising drop by nearly 40 percent since...

Anh Cao Likely To Oppose Health Care Bill After First Supporting It

Wall Street Journal | Jonathan Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If Democrat Martha Coakley loses today's special Senate election in Massachusetts, some White House and Senate aides have determined that getting the ...

Sam Stein

Joseph Cao: Voting For Health Reform Was "A Decision Of Conscience" (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The one House Republican to support health care reform said on Sunday that his decision to back the bill was driven by his conscience and the needs of...

RIP Compassionate Conservatism

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

In taking a purely obstructionist stance, the GOP has evinced scant empathy for tens of millions of fellow Americans who lack basic protection against illness or injury. So much for compassionate conservatism.

Jason Linkins

ACORN Hearing: A Barrel of Laughs, A Bucket Of Nuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Approximately 60 people showed up yesterday to watch Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) brandish a plastic bucket of acorns as his colleagues Lamar Sm...

Joseph Cao: Health Care's LONE Republican Supporter Is Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One Republican lawmaker out of 177 crossed party lines to support the health care reform legislation offered by Democrats. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, the...

Chamber Of Commerce Solicits Money For Economist Who Will Give Bad Review Of Health Care Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is soliciting funds to pay an economist $50,000 to study health care reform legislation and issue (what the lobby presume...

Pilgrim's Progress: 10 Reasons to be Thankful for New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Dalton-Beninato

I was taken aback when a CNN commentator conjectured that New Orleans residents are now looking for their "Pound of flesh." Our diaspora is not Shakespeare's Shylock character.

Joseph Cao: "Future Of GOP" Voted To Rebuke Wilson

The Daily Beast | Benjamin Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joseph Cao was hailed six months ago as the future of the GOP. Yesterday, he voted to rebuke Joe Wilson. Can the most endangered Republican in the Hou...

Joseph Cao "Leaning" Towards Backing House Health Bill

The Times Picayune | Matthew Hinton/the Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a public forum defined as much by passionate declarations on abortion as by statements about health care policy intricacies, U.S. Rep. Ahn "Joseph"...

Biloxi Removing FEMA Trailers, Undermining Obama and Victimizing Katrina Survivors

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

The Biloxi City Council will vote June 16th on an ordinance, backed by the City's community development office, forcing FEMA trailers to be removed from residential zones by August 9th.

Rep. Cao Admits He's a Closet Case

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

"Don't tell the Republicans, but I might be a closet Democrat," said Representative Cao to a round of laughter.

Ryan Grim

GOP Rep: "I Might Be A Closet Democrat"

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, a Republican in a deeply Democratic Louisiana district, was welcomed on Tuesday night into the Congressional Asian Pacific Amer...

Ryan Grim

The Obama Wing Of The GOP: Caught Between The President And The Hardliners

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When House Republicans voted unanimously against President Obama's stimulus package, Democrats had their eyes on a select group: Obama's Republicans. ...

Anh "Joseph" Cao, First Vietnamese-American Congressman

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — When Anh "Joseph" Cao was 8 and Saigon was about to fall, his mother asked if he wanted to take a trip to the beach. Despite his ...

A Vietnamese-American In the House... Our Parents Will Be So Proud

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

Everyone is all kinds of excited about the fact that there's now a Vietnamese-American dude rocking the U.S. House of Representatives. Incidentally, I think it's a bit of a mixed bag.

Anh "Joseph" Cao: The Surprises Are Just Beginning

Eric Tang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Tang

The improbable victory of Joseph Cao gave Republicans something to gloat about in the wake of its November defeats. But Republicans may soon learn that they're getting more than they bargained for.