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  • 'Duck Dynasty' reality check: Gay sex still illegal in Louisiana

    The suspension of A&E "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson this week, for comments he made condemning homosexuality in a new GQ magazine profile, has managed to open another breach in the long-simmering American culture wars.
  • U.S. Senate Race Taking Shape

    U.S. Senate Race Taking Shape
    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....

    La. Gov. Jindal Freezes Some State Hiring

    La. Gov. Jindal Freezes Some State Hiring
    Gov. Bobby Jindal imposed a limited state government hiring freeze Friday, requiring that most agencies get prior approval from his budget chief before they can fill vacant jobs.Jindal said the move would trim spending and hold down costs as Louisiana...

    Veto Session of Louisiana Legislature Scrapped

    Veto Session of Louisiana Legislature Scrapped
    Louisiana lawmakers won't try to override any of Gov. Bobby Jindal's vetoes, instead voting to cancel a planned "veto session" of the Legislature. The August veto session was automatically set when Jindal rejected bills from the regular legislative...

    Melancon Says He'll Challenge Vitter In 2010

    Melancon Says He'll Challenge Vitter In 2010
    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...