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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."

Running Clean or Running Scared?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

When you think of the type of leader you want to represent you in government, what do you wish for? I'm guessing you'd prefer to have someone who is b...

Luke Johnson

Landrieu, Hagan Get Higher Numbers After Gun Vote | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mary Landrieu should've been the tip-off. The Louisiana Democrat is well known for having a fine-tuned political antenna, but the senato...

Zach Carter

Selling Out Small Business | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Throughout Wednesday's House floor debate over the repeal of President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul, Republicans frequently claimed t...

The Oil Industry Is Back for More

Regan Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regan Nelson

It is staggering how quickly the oil industry has abandoned its earnest self-reflection and returned to expanding offshore drilling, even before new safety reforms are fully implemented.

Nobel Prize Obstructionism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is downright ludicrous to say that a Nobel Prize-winning economist is somehow not qualified to get a job running economic policy for the government. Until Sen. Richard Shelby realizes this, Obama and the White House should point it out.

Friday Talking Points [140] -- Pledging Nonsense

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The White House has been in the news this past week, mostly for who will be leaving it soon. One is tempted to insert the old "will the last to leave...

Weekly Mulch: Slick of Oil Industry Cash Gummed up Regulatory Works

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is worse than anyone thought, and the crisis will lik...

Mary Landrieu: 'I Am Not A Handmaiden To The Oil Industry'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the middle of the disastrous Gulf coast oil spill, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) sought to put distance between herself and the oil industry on Wednes...

Mary Landrieu: 'No Plans To Return Donations From BP' Says Louisiana Senator's Office

Open Secrets | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), the top congressional recipient of BP-related campaign cash during the last election cycle, has no plans to return contrib...

The F Word: Hijinks or Undercover Ops?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

[NOTE -- GRITtv will feature a segment on the Landrieu break-in with David Price and Lindsay Beyerstein, posting Tuesday, Feb. 2, 8 pm EST.] If four ...

Friday Talking Points [109] -- Obama Enters Lions' Den, Bells Cat

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama followed up Wednesday night's speech with a town hall meeting in Florida, and then a truly stunning performance today, managing to "bell the cat" in the Republican lion's den.

Ryan Grim

Senate Dems Close In On Reform: Details Of Health Care Bill Revealed | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Read the bill (PDF). Senate Democrats have posted the legislation on their web site. --------- Senate Democrats made a big step toward comprehensive...

Howard Dean Debates Health Care With Mary Landrieu, Chris Matthews (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Howard Dean is digging in. The former DNC Chairman appeared on MSNBC's Hardball on Wednesday, getting into a heated health care debate with both host...

Ryan Grim

Sealed With A Kiss: Dems Unite To Beat GOP Filibuster | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Harry Reid sealed the biggest legislative victory of his career Saturday night with a kiss. And then a hug. Emotionally reserved doesn't begin to des...

Dem Landrieu Comes Out Against Public Option

TPMDC | Brian Beutler | August 27, 2009, 9:00AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking before what was described as a friendly crowd at the Monroe Chamber of Commerce yesterday, Sen. Mary Landrieu said she was opposed to much of...

Sam Stein

Breast Cancer Survivors New Face Of Progressive Push For Health Care (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A highly personalized push for health care reform is being launched in several key states, with breast cancer survivors urging reluctant Democrats to ...

All But Ignored: Gustav Deals Major Blow to Baton Rouge and Indian Tribes in South Louisiana

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

Local radio coverage is "pathetic," Wirt said in frustration, urging citizens journalists to try to make contact with the Terrebonne Indian tribe "who did not dodge a bullet."