Government

February 09, 2019 - 10:59 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program continues to add more people to the taxpayer-financed health insurance rolls, topping 500,000 enrollees this year and growing at a pace unexpected by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration. The Louisiana Department of Health expected a...
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February 09, 2019 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second woman accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault Friday, saying the Democrat raped her 19 years ago while they were both students at Duke University. Calls for his resignation grew steadily as the day wore on. A lawyer for Meredith Watson, 39, said in a...
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February 07, 2019 - 9:40 pm
(WWL.com) - Senator John Kennedy says to avoid another government shutdown, he thinks President Trump will declare a national emergency if negotiations fail to provide adequate funding for additional physical wall at the southern border by the February 15th funding deadline. Kennedy says he doesn’t...
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February 07, 2019 - 9:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court's views on abortion rights. The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires...
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February 03, 2019 - 9:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing clear political peril, President Donald Trump will deliver his second State of the Union address at a moment when his bully pulpit is uncertain and his negotiating skills in question after a monthlong government shutdown that exposed fractures in his party and sent his poll...
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February 02, 2019 - 11:01 am
MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins has new positions this term that could put him on the front lines for the Democratic-controlled House's clashes with the Trump administration. Higgins was named the top Republican on a subcommittee dealing with border security, amid the debate...
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David Blake
January 31, 2019 - 3:33 pm
This is a key day in the tax season, as employers face an important deadline for many important documents to go out - including W-2 statements on wages. Local CPA Jay Rabalais says, from large companies to mom and pop shops, it gets very busy. ''January 31st is a huge deadline for employers and...
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January 27, 2019 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to shut down the government again or declare a national emergency if Congress won't give him the border wall money he wants, the White House said Sunday. The president's standoff with Democrats on Capitol Hill is far from over and the clock is...
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January 27, 2019 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the year's first test of divided government, give round one to Nancy Pelosi. And it wasn't really competitive. When the record 35-day partial federal shutdown began before Christmas, Pelosi had just won a vote-by-vote struggle for enough Democratic support to become House...
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January 26, 2019 - 7:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone has been charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's 2016 election bid. Prosecutors allege that senior Trump campaign officials sought to leverage the stolen material into a White House...
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