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Mary Landrieu

Bobby Jindal Seen As Liability For GOP Candidate

AP | By MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the still-unfolding Louisiana Senate race, when Republican Bill Cassidy wants to hurt Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's sta...

A Little Toke

Jonathan Richards | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Jason Linkins

Thus Endeth Mary Landrieu's Keystone Pipeline Theatrics | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

The Keystone pipeline, which would funnel the spoils of Canadian tar sands to refineries in Texas if it were a thing that actually existed, currently ...

Rachel Maddow Tears Into Democrats Over Keystone XL Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.19.2014 | Media

It's not often you see MSNBC's Rachel Maddow get angry with Democrats, but when she does, she gets really, really mad. Maddow tore into the Democra...

Mary Landrieu Faces Tougher Re-Election Following Keystone Vote

AP | MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A failed effort to push approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress behind her, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu now f...

Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export? Probably. Follow the Oiltanking.

Steve Horn | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Bill sponsor U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and supporter U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) both stood on the Senate floor and said Keystone XL is not an export pipeline in the minutes leading up to the bill's failure.

Kate Sheppard

Landrieu's Keystone XL Hail Mary Falls Short | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- After six days of political wrangling and vote-whipping, the Senate failed to pass a bill on Tuesday forcing authorization of the Keys...

5 Reasons the Senate Must Protect Our Communities from the Keystone XL Pipeline

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This bill would bypass essential reviews, skip safety assessments, and fast track a dangerous project. This has sweeping implications for future generations. And yet it is entangled in the politics of the moment.

Friday Talking Points -- The Calm Between The Storms

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many are now pointing out that Warren's elevation pretty much assures she won't be running for president in 2016, but then we never really believed she would run in the first place. At this point, she'll be much more effective within the Senate Democrats.

Kate Sheppard

All Eyes Are On A Small Group Of Democratic Senators For The Keystone Vote | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Senate's vote next week on legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline may come down to a handful of Democrats, who ...

Kate Sheppard

House Passes Bill Forcing Keystone XL Approval For The 9th Time | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed a measure Friday that would force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The House approved the ...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Not From Keystone -- From Clean Energy

Bob Keefe | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green
Bob Keefe

Here's the craziest part: While Congress mires itself in the politics surrounding Keystone, it continues to ignore critical tax policies that could lead to exponentially more American-made jobs in renewables and energy efficiency.

Kate Sheppard

Mary Landrieu's Keystone Bill Close To Passing Senate | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legislation to force the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline picked up support Thursday as more Democratic senators signed on to Sen. M...

Kate Sheppard

Embattled Democratic Senator Launches A Keystone XL Hail Mary | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), whose future in the Senate is still undecided, is making a big push to get a vote on her legislation to fo...

GOP Sets Its Top Priority For 2016: Defeating Harry Reid

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans, riding high after capturing the majority, said Wednesday that a top priority in 2016 will be defeating Democra...

GOP Promises Louisiana Senate Candidate Bill Cassidy A Committee Seat

AP | By MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republicans have promised Bill Cassidy a seat on the Senate's energy committee if he defeats Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu i...

Rand Paul Headlines Rally For Bill Cassidy In Louisiana Senate Runoff Race

AP | MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy finally got the tea party assist Monday that he sought in his bid to oust Democrati...

Open Letter to Bobby Jindal: Yes, Louisiana Has Issues With Race

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Aryanna Prasad

You can't change what you are, Governor Jindal. I can't either. We must embrace our identities rather than asking people to look past them. If you ask people to respect -- not merely accept -- your Indian identity, perhaps we can build toward a Louisiana that isn't built off of racial prejudice.

Senate Democrats Dump Ads In Louisiana

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign committee on Thursday began canceling plans for television ads in Louisiana's major markets to help Sen...

Midterms 2014: An Extremely Brief Autopsy

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The electorate that votes in midterm elections is older and whiter and looks more like the viewership of The O'Reilly Factor than anything that accurately reflects the true racial and ethnic diversity of this country.

Igor Bobic

How The 2014 Midterm Elections Made History | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Tuesday's midterm elections marked a night of historic firsts. Yes, Republicans resoundingly trounced Democrats, taking control of the Senate, expa...

Matt Sledge

Louisiana Senate Election Heads To December Runoff | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana's fiercely fought Senate race is headed to a runoff that will decide the size of the GOP's Senate caucus, after neither incum...

Louisiana Senate Race Heads To A Runoff

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

The race between Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Republican Bill Cassidy was projected to go to a runoff by ABC and NBC on Tuesday. Landrieu, the in...

Passing the Midterm (Election, That Is)

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

As a Political Communications major and a political junkie, I've adjusted my expectations for debates. Debates do not help you decide who to vote for -- they reaffirm your belief in the candidate you've already chosen.

Matt Sledge

Running From Obama, Mary Landrieu Embraces Hillary Clinton | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS -- At a rally for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) on Saturday, the speakers belted out "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," promising that if you c...