By Susan Ferrechio | 04/10/14 02:15 PM
The head of Louisiana's Republican Party is calling on “kissing congressman” Vance McAllister to resign. Roger F. Villere, Jr., chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana, released a statement Thursday asking the GOP lawmaker to resign his congressional seat, citing “extreme...
By Charles Hoskinson | 04/10/14 01:47 PM
Rep. Vance McAllister has tried to hold on to his House seat after a newspaper in his district on Monday published a video of him passionately embracing and kissing a staffer, earning the nickname "the kissing congressman." The Louisiana Republican apologized, begged forgiveness and promised...
04/09/14 08:15 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – A bill that would limit where lawsuits involving latent diseases can be brought narrowly passed a Louisiana House of Representatives committee earlier this week. HB482, sponsored by Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston, would limit the ability of plaintiffs to bring...
By Rebecca Berg | 04/08/14 09:57 AM
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will headline South Carolina's annual Silver Elephant dinner in June, one of the major events on the state's Republican calendar and a key function for any potential presidential candidate hoping to play in the first-in-the-South primary. “We are proud to welcome...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/07/14 07:08 PM
Rep. Vance McAllister, the freshman House member from Louisiana who won his seat in a special election after receiving the support of "Duck Dynasty" stars Phil and Willie Robertson, "was caught in video surveillance two days before Christmas passionately embracing and kissing one of his...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/07/14 04:05 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder denied that the Justice Department "took a position" on a Louisiana school choice program that administration officials tried to restrict by asking a federal judge to issue a permanent injunction against issuing vouchers to students in some school districts. “I...
By Melinda Deslatte | 04/07/14 11:27 AM
Higher education leaders urged lawmakers Monday to maintain Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan for a new $40 million incentive fund to steer money to high-demand degree and job training programs.
By Byron York | 04/07/14 09:08 AM
Even though a lot of reporting on the Louisiana Senate race has focused on the head-to-head Landrieu-Cassidy matchup, there will be more GOP candidates than just Cassidy on the ballot this November.
By Brian Hughes | 04/07/14 05:53 AM
Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., raised more than $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2014, marking the strongest fundraising haul yet for the conservative frontrunner in the race against vulnerable Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. The Washington Examiner obtained the fundraising figures in advance of...
04/07/14 05:00 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Celebrity lawyer Robert Barnett speaker at the LSU Law School's graduation ceremonies on May 30. Barnett has represented presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush as well as many other government officials and entertainers. He is a partner in the...
By Rebecca Berg | 04/04/14 11:58 AM
An advertisement attacking GOP mega-donors Charles and David Koch and Rep. Bill Cassidy, a Republican candidate for Senate, is staying on the air in Louisiana despite the threat of legal action from the National Republican Senatorial Committee, after television stations deemed the ad accurate.
By Betsy Woodruff | 03/31/14 01:25 PM
The GOP is prepared to attack the Louisiana Senator for her vote to confirm Suh to a key post in the Department of the Interior.
By Associated Press | 03/29/14 11:50 AM
Madison Parish Hospital could face a financial emergency if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require reimbursement of $2.5 million in overpayment ties to fraudulent billing by the hospital's former administrator.
03/28/14 07:15 PM
BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — The owners of The Daily News say they have reached an agreement to sell the newspaper and place it under the management of Boone Newspapers Inc. The Daily News reported (http://bit.ly/1pkBzsE) Friday that its current owners, Wick Communications, are working to complete...
By Rebecca Berg | 03/27/14 05:47 PM
The National Republican Senatorial Committee will send a letter to 34 Louisiana network affiliates Thursday requesting that an attack ad produced by the pro-Democratic Senate Majority PAC be pulled from television, and threatening legal action if it isn't. The letter, penned by NRSC general...
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