| May 11, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Public hearings on the catastrophic gulf oil spill have only just begun, with their myriad opportunities for grandstanding, but more substantive political work is also underway: Federal lawmakers are tossing bills into the hopper to reform the nation's...
| 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...
| Mar 19, 2010
Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao, the only Republican to vote for a Democrat-backed health care overhaul late last year, doesn't expect to do so again when the Senate version comes up for a vote this weekend.
"At this point, I'm pretty much a definite no,"...
| Apr 15, 2010
A porn star who has been flirting with the idea of running against Sen. David Vitter in this year's Republican primary is expected to soon make her decision known.
Stormy Daniels recently declared herself a Republican but her politial publicity has...
| 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...
| Jan 19, 2010
Secretary of State Jay Dardenne won't challenge U.S. Sen. David Vitter in this fall's election.
Dardenne's announcement Tuesday that he won't enter the Republican primary against Vitter ends months of speculation about Dardenne's intentions and what harm...
| Feb 23, 2010
Louisiana's congressional delegation got a lukewarm vote of confidence for 2009 by the League of Conservation Voters, an environmental group that's issued scorecards on Congress for 30 years.
In the scorecard, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., got high...
| Mar 25, 2011
Students come first. That's the message the University of New Orleans is trying to send, as they celebrate more than $2 million in enhancements to the school's student experience.
Today, UNO acting chancellor Joe King, U.S. Senator David Vitter and U.S....
| Apr 13, 2011
| 7:28 AM
It's amazing. Only in New Orleans. Its more than 5 and a half years after Katrina and we're still talking about the new Charity Hospital. Some folks are even talking about going back into the old building again.
I guess you can thank Senator David...
| Nov 2, 2010
Democrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday, losing five seats but winning key races in West Virginia and California.
Republicans scored big gains, taking Senate seats from Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana....
| Nov 3, 2010
Some of the Louisiana voters who gave Republican David Vitter a second U.S. Senate term were less than enthusiastic about their pick.
Vitter took about three-fifths of the vote over Democrat Rep. Charlie Melancon, but preliminary exit poll results showed...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Long before the BP oil spill, marshes and barrier islands throughout the Gulf Coast were losing ground. Since the 1930s, hurricanes and developers chipped away at this region, leaving many areas vulnerable and defenseless.
"Using the resources of the...