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  • Shakespeare, New Orleans and Floods That Lead To Fortune

    Shakespeare, New Orleans and Floods That Lead To Fortune
    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...
  • 'The Big Uneasy' taps into outrage over flooding of New Orleans

    'The Big Uneasy' taps into outrage over flooding of New Orleans
    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...
  • Health and defense lobby groups ready for super fight

    Health and defense lobby groups ready for super fight
    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...
  • This is a Good Reason Why We Shouldn't Drug-Test People on Welfare

    This is a Good Reason Why We Shouldn't Drug-Test People on Welfare
    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...
  • Angry Reaction from Hispanics Prompts Nungesser to Apologize, Vow to Pull Attack Ad

    Angry Reaction from Hispanics Prompts Nungesser to Apologize, Vow to Pull Attack Ad
    Plaquemines Parish President and candidate for Louisiana Lieutenant Governor, Billy Nungesser tells WGNO News he's pulling his controversial campaign commercial. The TV ad slams opponent and encumbant Jay Dardenne for "helping illegals grab our jobs."...
  • Senate committee approves tougher chemical reporting bill

    Senate committee approves tougher chemical reporting bill
    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...
  • Vitter, Young Push for Ability to Fire Entergy

    Vitter, Young Push for Ability to Fire Entergy
    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. ...
  • LA Votes To "Restore" The Good Ol' Boy Network

    LA Votes To "Restore" The Good Ol' Boy Network
    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...
  • Toomey & conservative GOP introduce anti-union bill

     
    (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....
  • Toomey will block legislation unrelated to spending cuts/reducing debt

     
    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),......
  • About (Late) Last Night: Colbert on Weiner scandal: 'Republican politicians are man enough to hit that' [Video]

     
    Stephen Colbert on Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal....