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Senator Mary Landrieu

Jason Linkins

Thus Endeth Mary Landrieu's Keystone Pipeline Theatrics

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Matt Sledge

Running From Obama, Mary Landrieu Embraces Hillary Clinton

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

These Democrats Want to Let Insurers Sell Crappy Coverage Again

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

As we head into the final stretch before next week's midterm elections, Americans continue to have wide-ranging views of Obamacare, but even many who have an unfavorable view of it say they would rather see Congress improve it than get rid of it.

Here's Another Indication Senate Control Won't Be Decided In November

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

In another sign that control of the Senate may not be decided on Nov. 4, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has made a big ad reservation to...

9 Years After Hurricane Katrina: New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward and Recovery

Vivian Norris | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Vivian Norris

The group of citizens gathered today alongside the levee which runs the length of the Industrial Canal, in the Lower Ninth Ward, the hardest hit, the place where so many lost their lives. The names written on a banner reminded us of the lives lost.

Amanda Terkel

Bobby Jindal Stays Quiet In Louisiana Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has been putting his mark on Senate races around the country, expanding his sphere of influence should h...

Democrats Employ Their Fathers In Tough Senate Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Father's Day isn't for another month, but a number of the country's top Senate contests are already seeing a flood of television ads featuring the fat...

GOP Senate Candidate Warns Vladimir Putin Is Closely Watching His Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Louisiana's Senate race could determine which party controls the upper chamber. But Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who is running to unseat Sen. Mary Land...

GOP Senate Candidate And Physician Helps Treat Fellow Airplane Passenger

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who is challenging Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in a close Senate contest, put his professional background as a physician to ...

Samantha Lachman

Bill Cassidy Attacks Obamacare Medicare Savings, But Admits He Voted For Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has been running for Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-La.) Senate seat in part by attacking the Affordable Care Act and its impact on...

Koch Brothers-Backed Ad Uses Paid Actors To Attack Mary Landrieu

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

The conservative nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity (AFP), which is backed by the Koch Brothers, released an ad Wednesday attacking Sen. Mary La...

A Look At The Health Care Overhaul Proposals

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

Insurance companies canceled health policies for millions of Americans under President Barack Obama's overhaul law, roiling the administration and rev...

Sen. Landrieu's Plan: Handouts for Vacation Homes

Eli Lehrer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

The government needs to stand up for little guy and help those who can't help themselves. Mary Landrieu's proposal to enact huge new subsidies for vacation homeowners is an outrage.

Threatened coastal stretch of Louisiana Highway One needs funding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 8, 2013 edition.) The lower section of LA Highway 1, which runs from Grand Isle in ...

Dem Senator's Son Arrested On DWI, Hit-And-Run Charges

Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

The 21-year-old son of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) was arrested Thursday morning on charges of driving while intoxicated, hit-and-run and driving the w...

Senator Owes Outstanding Taxes On Lavish D.C. Home...Again

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.20.2013 | DC

When it comes to taxes, nobody is exempt. This includes politicians who make D.C. their second home when they are elected to Congress. Sen. Mary...

New Orleans Fixes Red Lights After Isaac but Streetlights Are a Worry

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

If your block in New Orleans feels spooky at night, you're not alone.

Gulf Coast Leaders Want BP to Clean Up Its Mess

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Regional leaders at a Gulf Coast Restoration Summit said they're relieved that Congress passed the RESTORE Act in June. But they're unsure when money from RESTORE, which devotes 80 percent of BP's Clean Water Act fines for the 2010 spill to Gulf states, will be available.

The Power of Foster Care Politics

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Daniel Heimpel

While the nation bemoans a "gridlocked" Congress and Comedy Central's Messrs. Stewart and Colbert aptly ridicule both presidential candidates for a disregard of specificity on one hand and hubris on the other, I have borne witness to a very different vision of our elected leadership.

Louisiana Coastal Director Says BP Must Pay To The Max

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.21.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Garret Graves, chairman of Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, said last week "we will not allow BP to walk out of here, wiping its hands" of the company's responsibilities.

Gulf Coast Wants The RESTORE Act Passed Before A Potential BP Settlement

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Congressional delegates from Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states hope the bipartisan RESTORE Act will be passed soon and before a possible BP settlement with the feds so that BP fines go to coastal states and not Washington's coffers.

On the Road to Educational Equality

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 07.24.2011 | Education
Daniel Heimpel

Town Hall at Harvard Law School highlights the intersection of foster care and education.

Jobs Lost to Deep Drilling Ban Less Than Predicted

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

The Gulf Coast remains banged up and broken from BP's spill. But worries that Louisiana workers would be hit hard by the federal drilling ban still haven't materialized.