iOS app Android app


Overseeing Koch Profits: The Roots of David Vitter's Green Billionaires Club Report

Steve Horn | Posted 10.24.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Kristina Moore, the Senate staffer listed as the author of U.S. Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) "green billionaire's club" report published by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) on July 30, has career roots tracing back to the Koch Brothers' right-wing machine.

Friday Talking Points -- Cold War Nostalgia

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before we get this ball rolling, we have two minor points which relate to the calendar which we feel merit mentioning. First, for the superstitious among us, it's not only Friday the 13th, but it's actually a double-dose, being 9/13/13. Wooo! Scary!

Stand Up for Our Rights? (Repubs Flame Birth Control)

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

28 Republican Senators have written to protest that the HHS decision to cover contraception as a preventive health care service interferes with the constitutional right of your religious employer to dictate whether or not you use birth control.

Friday Talking Points [169] -- Weiner Roast

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Having just gotten back from a trip abroad where the news was dominated by the story of a politician facing severe consequences for his sexual misconduct, I opened up the pages of the American news to find... well, pretty much the same thing.

My 2010 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My apologies to anyone tuning in who was expecting to see the 150th "Friday Talking Points" column, since it will be pre-empted for two weeks here. B...

Jason Linkins

Charlie Melancon, Louisiana Democrats Still Working To Inform Voters Of David Vitter's Prostitution Scandals (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With time running out to make up a ten-point gap in the polls to incumbent Senator David Vitter (R-Louis.), Representative Charlie Melancon (D-Louis.)...

Mike Spears Challenges David Vitter To 'Epic' Steel Cage Match

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While Sen. David Vitter's Democratic opponents are seeking to take him down by bringing his past issues with prostitutes and sexual infidelity to ligh...

Louisiana Democratic Party Makes Fundraising Plea To Convert David Vitter Prostitution Video Into TV Ad

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Louisiana Democratic Party is hoping to turn their recently released, highly successful web video highlighting the surprisingly oft-forgotten pro...

Friday Talking Points [137] -- Listen To Westen And Lakoff, Democrats!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, I heard an interesting take on the political scene: that both parties seem to be trying mightily to lose the upcoming midterm elections. R...

Jason Linkins

Large Portion Of Louisiana Voters Still Don't Know About Vitter's Scandals | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back in April, the Louisiana Democratic Party released an attack ad pitched to reminding Louisiana voters of incumbent Senator David Vitter's (R-La.) ...

David Vitter, Embattled GOP Senator, Faces Surprise Challenger

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — Talk about Republican Sen. David Vitter's worst political nightmare – a surprise challenger with all the right conservative ...

David Vitter Faces Serious Challenges From Republican Chet Traylor, Independent Ernest Wooton

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Sixteen people have signed up to run for the seat held by Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, including a former Louisiana Sup...

David Vitter Under Fire From Women's Groups For Handling Of Abusive Aide

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Women's groups and anti-domestic violence activists want to know why a "women's issues" aide to Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) who resigned last month afte...

Jason Linkins

Anti-Vitter Ad Reminds Voters Of 'Forgotten Crimes' That Nobody Could Possibly Have Forgotten (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Louisiana Democrats have a new website and video ad up reminding everyone that Senator David Vitter (R-Louis.) is a diaper-clad master of the whores! ...

Wall Street Blackjack Player Busts, Busted, and Barred

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

They do quite a bit of surveillance at most casinos. Frankly, those paid to watch the games of chance do a better job than those paid to watch our stock markets. Take this recent case.

Who Will Your Senator Stand With Now?

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Once again, this financial "reform" process has brought into the light our politicians' brazen willingness to aid the same fraudsters who have brought a great nation to its knees.

David Vitter Pledges To Stop Blocking Obama Nominees

AP | MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. — U.S. Sen. David Vitter said Monday he'll stop delaying President Barack Obama's nominees to be federal prosecutors and judges...

David Vitter Gets Serious Primary Challenge

The Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Jay Dardenne said he is considering conducting a poll to measure Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter's vulnerability among Louisiana ...

Vitter Won't Say If Brown vs. Board Of Education Rightly Decided (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back in November, blogger Mike Stark asked Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) a question inspired by Vitter's refusal to comment on the Louisiana judge who wou...

My 2009 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome once again to our year-end wrap-up and awards ceremony. Honesty dictates that I immediately genuflect to The McLaughlin Group, from whom I have stolen all these award categories.


Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

Everyday the news is filled with statements that just don't make any sense. I write them down and then I study them later. Many still puzzle me. Maybe you can help me make sense of them.

Vitter Defends South, Values Against "Wishy Washy" Voinovich

The Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) on Wednesday fired back at a fellow Republican senator who declared southern conservatives the party's biggest problem. Sen...

La. Dems Respond To Vitter's 'LuvFest' Ad: Our 'LuvFests' Are Legal, Unlike Yours

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Check out this statement we just got from the Louisiana Democratic Party, responding to Republican Sen. David Vitter's recent Web ad going after his p...

Caution: Pundits On This Network May Appear More Relevant Than They Are

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

Karl Rove never designed anything other than a way to help elect George Bush and Dick Cheney. He should be ashamed to show his face in public but, of course, that's why Fox loves him.

David Vitter Agrees To Lift Hold On FEMA Nominee

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to head the nation's emergency management agency Tuesday after a Louisiana Repub...