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Chris Miller
May 18, 2019 - 5:29 pm
A report on the web site Axios.com says President Donald Trump tried to convince Congressman Steve Scalise to run for Louisiana Governor, when Mr. Trump visited the state Tuesday. The Advocate reports a source confirmed to them that the story is accurate. According to the report, the president told...
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Chris Miller
May 18, 2019 - 4:19 pm
A bill to regulate where Louisiana residents can place wagers on online fantasy sports sites like Draft Kings and FanDuel is headed to the House floor. Voters of 47 parishes approved fantasy sports betting last fall. A bill to regulate that activity was amended in committee to allow play only if it...
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In this May 16, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. For all Trump’s talk of winning, his lawyers are using a legal argument that many scholars say is a pretty sure loser to try to defy congressional attempts to investigate him. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 18, 2019 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump's talk of winning, his lawyers are using a legal argument that many scholars say is a pretty sure loser as his team tries to defy congressional attempts to investigate him. Yet they may end up delaying the investigations with their argument, and...
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Chris Miller
May 17, 2019 - 1:11 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, the only Democrat to hold a governor’s office in the deep south, says he supports a fetal heartbeat abortion ban. Louisiana’s Republican-led legislature is currently working toward passing a ban on abortions when the fetus has a heartbeat -- typically around six...
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Chris Miller
May 16, 2019 - 5:39 pm
Congressman Steve Scalise says supports President Donald Trump's immigration proposals, saying it creates a merit-based system for allowing people in the country legally. "Right now, we have some of the dumbest laws on the books," Scalise said in an interview on Fox News. "If we educate somebody in...
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Thomas Perumean
May 16, 2019 - 7:54 am
A bill that would legalize home delivery of alcohol cleared a key committee on Wednesday and is now headed to the Louisiana Senate for a vote. House Bill 508, authored by Belle Chasse representative Chris Leopold, would make deliveries legal with provisions. Alcoholic beverages are not delivered to...
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This photograph released by the state shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. Republicans who support the measure hope challenges to the law will be used by conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion nationwide. (Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor's Office via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 8:17 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief...
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Sen. Clyde Chambliss speaks as debate on HB314, the near-total ban on abortion bill, is held in the senate chamber in the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday May 14, 2019. Alabama lawmakers are expected to vote on a proposal to outlaw almost all abortions in the state, a hardline measure that has splintered Republicans over its lack of an exception for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. Rep. Collins is the sponsor of the bill. (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation's most stringent abortion law to the state's Republican governor. The GOP-dominated Senate voted 25-6 to make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak on energy infrastructure at the Cameron LNG export facility, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Hackberry, La. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 14, 2019 - 6:47 pm
HACKBERRY, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump showcased his "America First energy policy" on Tuesday during a trip to Louisiana designed to highlight his administration's efforts to increase liquefied natural gas exports and boost the country's energy infrastructure. Trump toured the outskirts of a...
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David Blake
May 14, 2019 - 1:38 pm
China, the border crisis, and boosting the oil and gas business in the Gulf of Mexico are among the more pressing items on President Donald Trump's agenda according to Louisiana Congressman and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise. Scalise is traveling with the president. He says energy production...
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