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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...

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 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...

Former New Orleans Mayor Denies Bribe Allegations

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — During sharp exchanges with a prosecutor in his corruption trial, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin flatly denied seeking $60,00...

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.

First Witness Says He Bribed Ex-New Orleans Mayor

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former city contractor testified Thursday that he and his partners paid $60,000 in bribes sought by former New Orleans Mayor Ra...

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...

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 ...

Ex-Mayor Seeks Delay To Bribery Trial

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS -- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has asked a federal judge to postpone his bribery trial indefinitely so his attorney can explore whe...

Former Mayor Makes Plea In Bribery Case

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he accepted more than $200,000 in bribes plus free trip...

Former Prominent Mayor Faces Long List Of Charges

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS -- More than a decade ago, Ray Nagin was elected mayor of New Orleans on a vow to root out corruption in a city plagued by decades of it. ...

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...

Hurricane Katrina 5 Years Later: Mixed Recovery In Storm's Wake

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A mother of four feels trapped in the same New Orleans public housing complex from which she was rescued when flood waters ravaged...

MWH Americas, Hurricane Katrina Recovery Firm, Overcharging New Orleans According To Investigators

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — An engineering firm hired to oversee the reconstruction of city buildings and infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Katrina has been...

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.

Judge: Hurricane Katrina Flooding Was Caused By Army Corps Of Engineers' Negligence

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive...

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 Quarantine In China Over

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW ORLEANS — After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin figured he could get through just about anything. But being held in quarantin...

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...