Politics

Huey Long
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WWL Newsroom
January 20, 2020 - 4:52 pm
A new legislature was sworn in in Baton Rouge last week, and for the first time in nearly a century, Louisiana finds itself without a member of the Long family serving in public office. The political dynasty began with Governor Huey Long, the left-wing populist who pushed a massive public works...
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Governor John Bel Edwards
Chris Miller
January 20, 2020 - 2:17 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is the most popular Democratic governor, according to poll numbers gathered by Morning Consult. All fourteen governors ahead of him in the poll are Republicans. Morning Consult compiled approval polls taken between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Since...
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Tarrah Gibbons
January 16, 2020 - 12:45 pm
The Senate just opened the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump. On Thursday afternoon, House managers presented the two charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress to the Senate. The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against...
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Impeachment paperwork goes to Senate today
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Associated Press
January 15, 2020 - 7:05 am
(AP) — The House is set to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a landmark trial on whether the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress are grounds for his removal. Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans a morning announcement to name...
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Dems strain to show civility at Iowa debate
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Associated Press
January 15, 2020 - 6:48 am
(AP) — Electability questions persist. Anxieties about gender and sexism are resurgent. And three leading candidates are about to get yanked off the campaign trail for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Those deep uncertainties shadowed Tuesday’s Democratic debate, the last national stage...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
Associated Press
January 14, 2020 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump distorted his record on the economy and fell back on an old false claim about making Mexico pay for his border wallin a campaign rally Tuesday that served as counterpoint to a Democratic presidential debate. Here’s a look at some statements from both stages...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., leaves a lengthy closed-door meeting with the Democratic Caucus at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Speaker Pelosi is expected to appoint House impeachment managers and transmit the two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — by the end of the week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Associated Press
January 14, 2020 - 6:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is set to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a landmark trial on whether the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress are grounds for removal. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the next steps...
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Capitol
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WWL Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 1:14 pm
Gonzales Republican Representative Clay Schexnayder won the Louisiana House Speaker vote 60-45, over Albany Republican Sherman Mack. Schexnayder was backed by a coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans, while Mack was the choice for the party's conservative wing. Schexnayder is thought to be...
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Chris Miller
January 13, 2020 - 11:12 am
St. Tammany Parish swears in its new government today. The new parish president and 14 parish council members, along with other parish-wide elected officials take their oaths of office. "Ceremonies are open to the public and they begin at noon," said St. Tammany spokeswoman Amy Bouton. Weather...
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John Bel Edwards
USA TODAY
WWL Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 10:53 am
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' inauguration for his second term.
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