| Jun 9, 2011
One of the most interesting things about Weinergate isn't that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) took photos of a sexual nature and shared them outside of his marriage, but that he was careless enough to send them over the Internet and......
| Dec 8, 2011
Republicans on Thursday blocked the Senate from voting on the nomination of Richard Cordray to be the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....
| Nov 14, 2009
The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it will conduct further studies before implementing a plan to ban raw, untreated Gulf Coast oysters during months when they are most likely to be infected with a harmful bacterium.
The plan had sparked...
| Jan 5, 2010
Gov. Bobby Jindal has put to rest months of water cooler speculation about his interest in this fall's U.S. Senate race. The governor says definitively that he will not run for the Senate.
The governor told The Times-Picayune that the answer is...
| Jun 20, 2009
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The only Democrat in Louisiana's U.S. House delegation is thinking about running for the Senate, against Republican David Vitter.
Rep. Charles Melancon, a former sugar lobbyist from Napoleonville, says many people have encouraged him...
| Jun 26, 2009
U.S. Congressman Charlie Melancon (D-Napoleonville) is taking a fresh look at challenging incumbent U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) next year. Previously, Melancon expressed reservations about entering the contest, but things have recently changed....
| Aug 25, 2009
Republican Sen. David Vitter doesn't have an announced opponent yet but it's clear he's expecting a challenge from Rep. Charlie Melancon, a southeast Louisiana Democrat who has said he's considering the race.
In ads critical of Democrat-backed health...
| Aug 27, 2009
Rep. Charlie Melancon, a Democrat from coastal southeastern Louisiana, says he'll challenge first-term Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter in next year's elections.
Touting himself as an anti-abortion, pro-gun centrist Democrat, Melancon said in his...
| Oct 1, 2009
An expert on legal and judicial ethics in
Louisiana doubts the state office overseeing lawyer conduct will find cause to discipline U.S. Sen. David Vitter on allegations he broke the law years ago with his connection to Washington prostitutes.
| Oct 16, 2009
Republican Sen. David Vitter raised more than $1.2 million for his 2010 re-election campaign from July through September, giving him a strong financial lead over his Democratic rival, Rep. Charlie Melancon, who raised just over $751,000.
| Oct 9, 2010
| 7:41 PM
There are plenty of nice online photos of Virginia congressional candidate Krystal Ball — portraits of a serious young woman in a dark suit, sweet shots of a young mother with her baby girl.
But the ones that put her on the map last week are the...