A Facebook posting, released by the House Intelligence Committee, for a group called "Woke Blacks" is photographed in Washington, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A federal grand jury indictment on Feb. 16, charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, noted that in the latter half of 2016, the defendants and their co-conspirators, through their Internet Research Agency LLC, personas, including "Woke Blacks," to begin to encourage U.S. minority groups to not vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 16, 2018 - 11:34 pm
Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something...
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February 16, 2018 - 5:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's civil service director says the state doesn't have a government-wide policy for handling sexual misconduct allegations or requiring anti-harassment training, instead allowing agencies to cobble together their own standards. Byron Decoteau told female lawmakers...
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February 16, 2018 - 5:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana taxpayers can expect to see a bigger bite out of their paychecks for state taxes. The state revenue department adjusted the amount of money employers withhold from paychecks for state taxes, in response to federal tax law changes approved by Congress and President...
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February 15, 2018 - 8:29 pm
(AP) - Nine organizations covering several states have filed lawsuits seeking to reverse a decision by President Donald Trump's administration to cut short funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs. The lawsuits were filed Thursday on behalf of three Planned Parenthood affiliates, including...
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February 15, 2018 - 7:36 pm
Lafayette Representative Nancy Landry is proposing a bill that would substantially increase legal penalties for campus hazing related incidents, in response to the 2017 death of LSU student Maxwell Gruver. Hazing is currently covered by education statues, and not criminal statues, and carries a...
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February 10, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Three historically black universities in New Orleans and one in Mississippi will see about $330 million in post-Katrina debt owed to the federal government cleared under a provision in a congressional budget deal signed by President Donald Trump. Dillard University, Xavier...
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February 08, 2018 - 9:00 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to reduce rent for Louisiana flood victims still residing in temporary trailers. The Advocate of Baton Rouge reports Gov. John Bel Edwards announced rent will be reduced to $50 from March 1 through May 14, when the program...
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February 07, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Our guest, Brian Riedl, talks about pork spending is idolized by both parties and the way to avoid a shutdown is to adopt a budget of the year before.

Brian Riedel is a Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow. 
February 03, 2018 - 2:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- When a heavy rain hits New Orleans, residents move their cars to higher ground for fear of fast-rising street flooding. Knee-deep potholes can eat a car's fender. When pressure drops in the city's aging water delivery system, restaurants and cafes have to boil water to feed...
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FILE - This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. Wynn Resorts is denying multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault by its founder Steve Wynn, describing it as a smear campaign related to divorce proceedings from his ex-wife. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, that a number of women say they were harassed or assaulted by the casino mogul. Wynn denied the allegations personally in a printed statement. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 28, 2018 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators say their party should immediately consider returning contributions from casino mogul Steve Wynn in light of sexual harassment allegations against him. Wynn has been a prolific Republican donor. He led the Republican National Committee's fundraising efforts...
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