| Apr 15, 2010
| 5:04 AM
Six Democratic senators want to hit U.S. airlines with a tax if they charge passengers for their carryon bags.
The senators said Wednesday that this would keep more airlines from following Spirit Airlines' lead. The small Florida airline said last week...
| Apr 16, 2010
An arraignment has been postponed for four conservative activists who were accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office but now face reduced charges.
James O'Keefe, Stan Dai, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan were...
| May 10, 2010
With millions of dollars invested in campaign donations and an all-star lobbying team, BP executives could give an advanced class in how to build influence in Washington. But with millions of gallons of leaking oil bearing down Gulf Coast beaches and...
| May 20, 2010
A federal judge has ruled that misdemeanor charges against four conservative activists who initially were accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office can be resolved in front of a magistrate instead of a judge....
| Jun 10, 2010
At the same time they are venting their fury on BP over the Gulf of Mexico spill and its calamitous environmental effects, Louisiana politicians are rushing to the defense of the oil-and-gas industry and pleading with Washington to bring back offshore...
| Mar 17, 2010
United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today signaled her support for the Senate beginning the impeachment trial process for Judge Thomas Porteous Jr., a District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, who is accused of perjury and...
| Mar 22, 2010
A spokeswoman for Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said he hasn't decided whether Louisiana will join other states in pending lawsuits or file a separate lawsuit on behalf of his state challening the legislation.
"The attorney general will pursue the...
| Mar 25, 2010
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is calling on Congress to approve a $1.15 billion deal with black farmers that could end a years-long stalemate over alleged racial discrimination by the Agriculture Department.
Landrieu says the settlement isn't "just about...
| Mar 26, 2010
Federal prosecutors filed reduced charges Friday against conservative activist James O'Keefe and three others who were accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office.
The new charges are contained in a bill of...
| Jun 10, 2010
| 6:23 PM
BP said Thursday it plans to boost its ability to capture the oil gushing from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico by early next week as the Obama administration announced that the oil giant agreed to speed up payments to people whose livelihoods have...
| Jun 11, 2010
The oil spoiling the teeming marshes and white-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast is also threatening the pristine image of the burly, take-charge leader who has become the federal government's go-to guy in a disaster.
Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, one of the...