| Jun 16, 2011
| 12:21 PM
"Weinergate" has finally taken its toll on Representative Anthony Weiner. The New York Congressman stepped down Thursday, three weeks after sending the first lewd photo on Twitter.
When you're caught in a political scandal, there's a simple five step...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 3:21 PM
In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare wrote "There is a tide in the affairs of men that when taken at the flood leads on to fortune." Shaespeare must not have met very many New Orleans resident in his day who may argue about the fortunes brought on by floods...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:41 PM
Harry Shearer says his "head exploded" 20 months ago. That's when he heard President Barack Obama, during a town hall meeting in New Orleans, refer to the flooding of the city after Hurricane Katrina as "a natural disaster."
The comedian, actor, radio...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 2:22 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With as much as $1.5 trillion in federal funds hanging in the balance, the mammoth healthcare and defense industries are scrambling to lobby a special congressional committee tasked with slashing the deficit -- but in markedly...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 11:08 AM
The Republicans have recently been on a production marathon of awful ideas, from making college students pay interest on federal loans while in school to reducing Medicare to a coupon for private insurance to trying to get anybody but Mitt Romney to run...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:56 PM
WASHINGTON — Chemical companies would need to provide more health and safety information about their products and regulators would have more authority to force harmful substances off the market under legislation approved along party lines...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 2:46 PM
He wasn't shy about criticizing Entergy's response after Hurricane Isaac and now, Jefferson Parish President John Young is taking his outrage a step further. He's pushing to allow communities to essentially "fire" utility companies like Entergy. ...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Well those high fallutin', English-accented louts at BP are learning that if you want to do business in the United States you have to do business with her politicians; and while much of the Gulf South, Louisiana included, is doing joyous cartwheels down...
| Mar 8, 2011
(Wednesday morning: Read story on this issue in the big paper here.) Republican Pat Toomey joined a list of the Senate's more conservative Republicans in introducing legislation aimed at weakening unions through a national law that would ensure joining a....
| Mar 10, 2011
If any bill comes to the Senate floor that does not "address meaningful spending cuts, reducing debt and reducing the size of government," Sen. Pat Toomey is prepared to block it. Toomey and seven other Republican senators, David Vitter (LA),......