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  • The number that should have Democrats panicking over losing Louisiana

    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is not only trailing in the polls -- with her Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, taking a slim 48-45 lead -- but a majority of voters in the Pelican State now say they disapprove of the job she is doing in Congress.

  • VIDEO: New poll shows Louisiana leaning left

    A new Gallup poll out Tuesday shows Louisiana is leaning left, but that isn't necessarily a good thing for incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.

  • Louisiana's Landrieu trails Cassidy in new poll

    Sen. Mary Landrieu is trailing her Republican challenger among likely voters in a head-to-head contest in one of the tightest races in the nation, and one that could help decide whether Republicans take control of the Senate, according to a new poll.

  • Palin hits the road for GOP long-shots

    Louisiana's Rob Maness isn't the first candidate she has traveled to rally for, and with a few exceptions, her chosen candidates have faced bruising defeat.

  • As Sarah Palin prepares to stump for Tea Party in Louisiana, candidates prepare for a runoff election

    This year's battle for the Louisiana Senate seat has been dominated mostly by Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy and Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, but Tea Party candidate Rob Maness' continued presence in a race has strategists preparing for the likelihood of a December runoff election.

  • Landrieu highlighting opposition to sanctions bill

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu visited a Citgo refinery in southwestern Louisiana on Thursday to highlight her success in stalling a bill to impose sanctions against human-rights abusers in Venezuela's government. While the Democratic senator has been criticized as siding with...

  • Small business group endorses Cassidy

    In what could be a significant blow to Sen. Mary Landrieu's re-election campaign, the National Federation of Independent Business on Wednesday endorsed Louisiana's Republican Senate nominee Rep. Bill Cassidy.

  • Landrieu 'keg stand' photo making rounds on social media

    Photos are making the rounds on Twitter showing Sen. Mary Landrieu helping a Louisiana State University student manage a "keg stand" before a football game on Saturday.

  • Report: Louisiana has largest gender pay gap in US

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana has the nation's largest gender pay gap, with women paid about two thirds of what men are paid, according to new census data. Figures from 2013 also show that Mississippi's gap was 77 percent, about average nationally, but average pay for both men and women in...

  • Anti-Democratic sentiment in Lousiana proves problem for moderate Landrieu

    Sen. Mary Landrieu's best hope for re-election? Change the letter behind her name from a "D" to an "R," says a Louisiana newspaper.

  • Vulnerable Dem took more taxpayer-funded flights

    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is struggling to hold onto her Senate seat -- and questions regarding her travel activities and taxpayer dollars aren't making things any easier.

  • Jindal stumps for Georgia governor

    On behalf of the Republican Governors Association, which has already invested $1.6 million in the race, Jindal joined Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal at a re-election event in Atlanta this week.

  • Project to export natural gas approved

    The Energy Department gave the final approval for the Cameron LNG facility in Hackberry, La., on Wednesday to export up to 1.7 billion cubic feet per day of LNG for up to 20 years.

  • Candidate likens Senate to a 'plantation'

    Rep. Bill Cassidy said that under Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Senate is not a great deliberative body, but his personal "'It goes if I say it does, if not it stops,'" he said.

  • Audit: La Medicaid overpaid $3.1M to 13 hospitals

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Medicaid program overpaid $3.1 million in incentives to 13 hospitals in 2011 and underpaid several others, a recently released federal audit shows. The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentives program began in 2011 to encourage hospitals and...



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