Government

February 15, 2019 - 5:43 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say they have nailed down the voting registration method they'll use for convicted felons whose rights will be restored under a law effective March 1. Some lawmakers Friday said the multiple-step process for the estimated 36,000 felons is too complicated...
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February 14, 2019 - 9:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from...
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February 10, 2019 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump's proposed wall by other means. Acting White House chief of staff Mick...
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February 10, 2019 - 8:20 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor has urged authorities to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him, but hasn't heeded calls to resign and it is unclear what comes next for the once-rising star of the state Democratic Party. Two women have made allegations...
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February 09, 2019 - 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have vilified Nancy Pelosi for years as a San Francisco liberal and now they're trying to portray her as a captive of resurgent left-wingers in her Democratic Party. But in her early moves so far as House speaker, Pelosi is displaying her pragmatic streak. She's set to...
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February 09, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate are reacting cautiously to a 5-4 Supreme Court vote blocking Louisiana from enforcing new abortion regulations. They agree that the crucial tests of the court's stance are still to come. Depending on the viewpoint, the vote represented a temporary...
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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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