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Former New Orleans Mayor To Start 10-Year Sentence

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was due to report to federal prison on Monday to begin serving a 10-year sentence...

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Appealing Corruption Conviction

AP | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has filed a formal notice of appeal in the corruption case that resulted in a guilty verdict o...

Former New Orleans Mayor Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corrupti...

Former New Orleans Mayor Found Guilty On Corruption Charges

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

A jury found former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin guilty on corruption charges Wednesday, the Associated Press and NBC News report. Nagin, who left o...

New Orleans Mayor Wins Second Term

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Boosted by a drop in the city's murder rate and an endorsement from President Barack Obama, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu won ...

Ex-Mayor On Trial For Bribery Charges

AP | KEVIN McGILL and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is going on trial on federal bribery charges. The trial is scheduled to start Monday. Nagin i...

Obama Backs Democratic Mayor For Reelection

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has endorsed New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's campaign for re-election. Obama says no one embodies New O...

On Losing in New Orleans

Melissa Harris-Lacewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melissa Harris-Lacewell

We ran a campaign for change. Change comes through the efforts of citizens who sacrifice for our country, our communities, and our causes. Sometimes we will enjoy great victories and other times painful losses, but the work still calls out to us.

Landrieu Continues New Orleans Family's Mayoral Dynasty

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

National headlines already reflect that Landrieu is the city's first white mayor since his father's tenure ended in 1979.

Mitch Landrieu Elected: La. lieutenant governor elected New Orleans mayor

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — Frustrated by term-limited Mayor Ray Nagin's leadership of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina, voters elected Louisiana Lt. Gov. ...

New Orleans Mayoral Race: Super Sunday Overshadows Significant Saturday

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politics may not be the main topic of conversation in this football-addled town right now, but there is a mayoral election on Saturday, the day before...

New Orleans Deserves the Best

Melissa Harris-Lacewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melissa Harris-Lacewell

I believe that New Orleans deserves much better. I believe New Orleans can be a world-class city. But it must have world-class leadership.

New Orleans Mayoral Candidate Blocks Streetcar Line With Wheelchair

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"Who Dat say Dey Can't Ride Dem Cars", "Let My People Ride" and "Paint a Red One Green" were the chants as New Orleans mayoral candidate Jonah Bascle...

New Orleans Candidates Lobby for the Green Vote

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Global Green and 35 other green organization in New Orleans hosted a candidate forum, and the recurring theme was A) an environmental campaign is cruc...

Jonah Stands Up: New Orleans Mayoral Candidate for Accessibility

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

This excerpt is from my interview with comedian Jonah Bascle, 23, running for mayor of New Orleans to help raise awareness of the need for wheelchai...

NYT and LAT Covering Race in the New Orleans Mayoral Race

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The most heated exchanges of the night were when James Perry more than once referenced John Georges' description of a potential Midcity LSU hospital as a plantation in a previous debate.

Then There Were 3: Perry on New Orleans Mayoral Race

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

With New Orleans mayoral qualification coming up in just over two months and the primary in four, it's becoming late in the day for a surprise contender.

New Orleans Mayor Quarantined In China: Ray Nagin And His Wife Were On Plane With Passenger Showing Flu-Like Symptoms

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and his wife have been quarantined in China after a passenger on their flight exhibited flu-like sympt...