Government

March 16, 2019 - 7:41 am
(WWL.com) - Senator John Kennedy is introducing legislation that seeks to give social media users legal control of content they post to social media. Currently all photos, private messages, posts, and other interactions are owned by network you post them too, which gives companies the right to sell...
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March 14, 2019 - 8:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — About 66,000 Louisiana taxpayers were double-paid their state tax refunds, $26 million in overpayments the state is working to claw back. The error happened Wednesday. Jacques Berry is spokesman for the Division of Administration, which oversees the state's technology office...
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March 14, 2019 - 7:49 pm
(WWL.com) - Senator John Kennedy, who sits on the Senate Budget Committee, questioned the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget Russell Vought over transactions that took place in the final month of the fiscal year. A recent report showed several federal agencies spending habits...
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March 08, 2019 - 9:17 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. Manafort, sitting in a wheelchair as he...
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March 07, 2019 - 6:28 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Thursday to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, a significant break from sentencing guidelines that called for a 20-year prison term. Manafort,...
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March 03, 2019 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring it's "very clear" President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House committee in charge of impeachment says the panel is requesting documents Monday from more than 60 people from Trump's administration, family and business as part of a rapidly...
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March 02, 2019 - 1:11 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump told an appreciative audience of conservatives Saturday that he will win re-election in 2020 and by a bigger margin than his 2016 victory. He mocked Democrats for their framework to combat climate change and said House lawmakers pushing to expand their...
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February 28, 2019 - 9:03 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a former New Orleans area justice of the peace for using his position to commit financial fraud. 40-year-old Patrick Hale DeJean was convicted Wednesday of 13 counts of mail fraud and three counts of making false statements to a bank. He's set to be...
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February 28, 2019 - 8:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana Rep. Garret Graves says he hopes to broaden the focus of a special House committee on climate change as he becomes its leading Republican Graves, who was named to the panel Thursday, said the current climate debate centers on part of the equation. While protecting the...
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Xinhua/Sipa USA
February 28, 2019 - 1:40 pm
A new bill that requires background checks for not only the sale of a firearm, but also the temporary transfer of a firearm, has passed in the Democrat-controlled House. However, it’s anticipated that it will not advance beyond the GOP-controlled Senate. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise says the...
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