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David Vitter

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  • Surviving scandal, or not

    Surviving scandal, or not
    A gaffe about his opponent's race, allegations that he is the backseat driver from hell and, most recently, an indelible photograph of him in the middle of a wild party of teenagers — is Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler having the...
  • Key Republican drops opposition to EPA nominee

    Key Republican drops opposition to EPA nominee
    WASHINGTON – A key Republican senator has dropped his objection to Gina McCarthy’s confirmation to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, potentially clearing her path as Republicans seek to head off Democratic efforts to change Senate...
  • California and other states fight changes in toxic chemicals law

    California and other states fight changes in toxic chemicals law
    WASHINGTON -- A proposed overhaul of how the country regulates toxic chemicals came under sharp attack today from officials of California and several other states. Backers of the bipartisan plan say it would make the public safer by giving the federal...
  • Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees

    Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees
    The Senate Banking Committee confirmed the nomination of Stanley Fischer, the former president of the Bank of Israel, for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job and also approved two other nominees to fill seats on the central bank's short-handed board....
  • New Orleans' mayor faces tough reelection race despite city's strides

    New Orleans' mayor faces tough reelection race despite city's strides
    NEW ORLEANS — Mayor Mitch Landrieu strode into a battered city park in the troubled Central City neighborhood one recent Saturday, stopping to clap a boy on the shoulder and watch him twirl a basketball. Wearing jeans, sneakers and a New Orleans...
  • Gator hunt? Dog sledding? Campaign fundraisers get creative

    Gator hunt? Dog sledding? Campaign fundraisers get creative
    WASHINGTON — Forget the chicken dinner, the rubbery staple of the political fundraising circuit. Go alligator hunting with Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) on a Louisiana Bayou Weekend for a campaign donation of $5,000. Or spend a weekend in Hayward,...
  • GOP senator sues over Obamacare coverage for members of Congress

    GOP senator sues over Obamacare coverage for members of Congress
    WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson filed suit Monday to challenge what he called the Obama administration’s abuse of executive authority in issuing rules over how members of Congress and their staff receive coverage under the president&...
  • Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing

    Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet L. Yellen strongly defended the central bank's stimulus efforts under questioning at her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, saying the controversial bond-buying program has helped the economy recover....
  • Yellen deftly navigates Fed confirmation hearing

    Yellen deftly navigates Fed confirmation hearing
    WASHINGTON — At her confirmation hearing, Janet L. Yellen demonstrated two qualities that analysts said led to her nomination as the next Federal Reserve chief: a commitment to continuing its aggressive stimulus efforts and a low-key ability to...
  • Why does Anthony Weiner have to resign when other sleazy politicians stay?

    What New York Rep. Anthony Weiner did was disgusting and weird, and his direct lies and attempts to cover it up were inexcusable. But his resignation Thursday after pressure from fellow Democrats (including, somewhat indirectly, President Barack Obama)...
  • Sex sins of mighty are old hat in literature

    Sex sins of mighty are old hat  in literature
    It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner. For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...