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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Mary Landrieu
Even with dissension in his own ranks and in the face of a damning report showing the economic damage of a higher minimum wage, President Obama on Wednesday continued to push the issue and made clear it’ll be a political weapon for Democrats heading into the fall midterm elections.
House Democrats will make an aggressive push Wednesday on one of the party's top 2014 priorities, seeking to force a vote to increase the federal minimum wage, even as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided to slow-walk the issue.
U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy said Wednesday he's been booted from a Republican leadership position because he broke with GOP leaders in his efforts to stop higher flood insurance premiums from hitting homeowners.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is moving to a new position in Congress, leading the powerful Senate committee that deals with energy policy and mineral leasing, a key panel for one of Louisiana's top industries.
Hit with a multimillion-dollar barrage of televised attacks, Democrats in tough re-election races want credit for trying to fix the problematic parts of the health care law at the same time they claim bragging rights for its popular provisions and allege Republicans will reverse the crackdown on insurance company abuses.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness says he raised more than $240,000 in the most recent fundraising quarter for the race.
A national tea party group organizing in Louisiana is asking lawmakers to pledge their opposition to Democrats' efforts to expand the state Medicaid program under President Barack Obama's health law.
An unusual coalition of lawmakers from both parties, labor and business leaders, veterans groups and Canada's ambassador to the United States joined forces Tuesday to push for quick approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers:
The Louisiana Republican Party's efforts to defeat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu are getting an assist from the national GOP.
The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada moved a significant step toward completion Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction. The finding is likely to be welcomed by Republicans and some oil- and gas-producing states but is sure to further rankle environmentalists already at odds with President Barack Obama over his energy policy.
The leadership of the Republican Party of Louisiana isn't changing as major federal and state elections loom.
Recognizing the rare opportunity of a wide-open race, candidates are lining up to run for the state's only vacant congressional seat on the ballot this fall, representing the Baton Rouge-based 6th District.
Republican state Rep. Paul Hollis has launched his first TV ad in his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mary Landrieu.
Homeowners worried that new federal flood maps will send their flood insurance premiums skyrocketing would get some short-term relief under a provision tucked into a massive government-wide funding bill.