| Apr 16, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate gun control supporters struggled Tuesday to salvage their drive to expand background checks to more buyers, buoyed by a visit from wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords but facing enough potential opponents to derail...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:23 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Thursday not to forget the heartbreak of the Newtown elementary school massacre and "get squishy" on tightened gun laws, though some lawmakers in his own Democratic Party remain a tough...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:56 AM
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...
| Dec 14, 2011
It's not your imagination. Congress seems to be paying closer attention to travelers' welfare.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the International Travelers Bill of Rights, proposed bipartisan legislation that would require online travel agencies to...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 8:17 AM
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulskiwill have a speaking role at the Democratic National Convention, aides said Wednesday.
The Maryland Democrat, who this year became the longest-serving woman in congressional history, will lead a program highlighting the record...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 6:26 AM
As more residents in southern Louisiana return home after Hurricane Isaac, many must now contend with a new obstacle: rebuilding their lives amid blistering temperatures and no air conditioning.
"Heat index values will continue to range in the 100- to...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Isaac lost is hurricane status Wednesday afternoon, but its relentless waves of rain flooded streets and homes in portions of Louisiana.
The slow-moving system, downgraded to a tropical storm, threatened to keep churning for another day. Hurricane...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Louisiana and Mississippi officials conducted search-and-rescue missions Wednesday for residents stranded by Tropical Storm Isaac, which flooded highways and homes and pushed water over the top of a vital levee.
While Isaac lost its hurricane status...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 2:25 PM
Hello Texas, Virginia and Montana ... and thank you for buying medical services for us Cajuns and Coonasses! Oh, and thanks for contributing $2.5 BILLION to Senator Landrieu's re-election campaign.
What’s that you say, you don’t recall the...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:32 PM
U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin publicly challenged on Wednesday a federal decision not to provide aid to Maryland residents affected by Hurricane Sandy — calling on President Barack Obama and federal emergency officials to rethink the...
| Aug 27, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Rep. Kendrick Meek, the Florida Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, is set for two national programs this Sunday morning. Meek will be on CBS' “Face the Nation” and CNN's “State of the Union.” Gov. Charlie Crist, who is...