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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...

Week to Week News Quiz for 7/11/14

John Zipperer | Posted 09.10.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

You only have five minutes before you head to the store to pick up your snacks for the World Cup final, so quickly take our Week to Week news quiz to freshen up your mind.

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...

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."

Friday Talking Points -- Avoiding Immigration Traps

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in the House have announced they are now ready to do something on immigration. There will be traps laid by the Republicans, so Democrats have to be vigilant about defusing each one as it pops up.

Former Mayor's Corruption Trial Gets Delayed

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS, Oct 24 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday delayed for three months the corruption trial of former New ...

WATCH: Ray Nagin On Why He Self-Published 'Katrina's Secrets'

Posted 08.21.2011 | Books

"Katrina's Secrets" is former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's new book on what happened after the natural disaster and it was self-published through Ama...

At Year's End, a Tale of Two Cities

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

We probably should have stayed in New Orleans. At the end of a brief Christmas holiday there, last week's blizzard was edging up the east coast and w...

Can a Social Justice Candidate Win an Election in the New New Orleans?

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Outside of New Orleans, progressives and liberals are excited about James Perry. But in New Orleans, the candidate seems relatively unknown.

Mayor Ray Nagin Says Haiti Resembles New Orleans

April D. Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
April D. Ryan

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, at the White House today, connected the dots between Haiti and New Orleans.

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.

China: Red Rocker Video for a Mayor Fresh Out of Quarantine

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Now that New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is cleared to leave Shanghai, here's something to remember his quarantined stopover with: The Red Rockers new wave classic "China" video.

RAY NAGIN QUARANTINED By Chinese Officials Due To Swine Flu Concerns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Chinese authorities have quarantined New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and his wife in a Shanghai hotel after a passenger on their flight exhibited symptoms...

Carville and Rove Duke It Out at Radio City Music Hall

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Instead of getting Ali and Frazier, the crowd braced itself for a confrontation between Carville -- "The Ragin' Cajun," and Rove -- "The Boy Genius." There was drama and theatrics galore.

Katharine Zaleski

Party Switches Made By Famous Political Figures (SLIDESHOW) | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Arlen Specter's announcement Tuesday that he would switch from the Republican to the Democratic party came as a surprise to many. But party ...

New Orleans Mayor Disappears Amid Corruption, Crime, Scandal

GQ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To get to C. Ray Nagin's office in the boxy modernist City Hall building in downtown New Orleans, one must pass through metal detectors in the lobby, ...

Deconstructing Ray Nagin's State of the City Report

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

A dumpster load of money has either been allocated or earmarked for New Orleans, but where is the money? It sure as heck isn't in the lower ninth, which now resembles a cow pasture.

YouTube-Google Presidential Forum In New Orleans Announced

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Google and YouTube on Monday announced plans for a general election presidential forum this September in New Orleans, Louisiana. "The forum will be a...

Mayor Ray Nagin Blows Up During Interview

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No one can accuse New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin of hiding his emotions. During a live TV interview, he told two reporters that he wanted to have "a good...