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From the Front Lines of the Louisiana Oil Spill

(6) Comments | Posted May 4, 2010 | 4:56 PM

May 4th, 3:00 PM I spent the morning on a Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries boat with St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro and officials with La. Wildlife and Fisheries and the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's office. We launched from Breton Sound and headed out to Biloxi Marsh about 20...

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A Firsthand Look at the Louisiana Oil Spill [Update]

(430) Comments | Posted April 29, 2010 | 7:41 PM

This is an updated version of Rep. Melancon's earlier post.

May 3rd, 4:30 PM Today is a similar story--the oil spill is continuing to grow. The flow of oil still has not been stopped, and until that point this is going to be an ever-growing threat to the entire...

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Why I'm Challenging David Vitter

(99) Comments | Posted August 28, 2009 | 5:52 PM

Yesterday, I made an important announcement: I am running for the United States Senate against Republican incumbent David Vitter.

My wife Peachy and I are going to run a campaign that starts from the ground up -- around kitchen tables, fence posts and barbershops -- not out of Washington with...

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