Politics

WWL Newsroom
November 13, 2019 - 1:04 pm
A robo-call poll of 660 likely Louisiana voters finds the governor’s race a virtual tie with 49 percent of the respondents supporting Governor John Bel Edwards and 49 percent who say they plan to vote for Republican challenger Eddie Rispone. “Whoever is able to mobilize their supporters to the...
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WWL Newsroom
November 13, 2019 - 7:41 am
The House Intelligence Committee holds its first open hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The committee is hearing testimony US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, George Kent. Democrats are...
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Associated Press
November 12, 2019 - 9:22 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After weeks of nationally-themed advertising, Republican attack spots against Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards have shifted to state issues in the final days ahead of Saturday's election. The content change comes after a surge in early voting turnout from black...
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Chris Miller
November 11, 2019 - 4:35 pm
The man facing felony charges after slashing a satirical likeness of President Donald Trump in Tuscaloosa told an Alabama radio show today that seeing the "Trump Baby" balloon made him so angry he was shaking. Hoyt Hutchinson told the hosts of the syndicated "Rick & Bubba Show" that when he saw...
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Chris Miller
November 11, 2019 - 1:50 pm
A Tuscaloosa man faces felony charges of criminal mischief after he slashed a balloon likeness of President Donald Trump as a baby. RELATED: Photos: Donald Trump given huge ovation at Alabama/LSU The "Baby Trump" balloon, brought to Trump events by anti-Trump demonstrators, was in Tuscaloosa while...
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Thomas Perumean
November 11, 2019 - 9:21 am
"If they get one of these ads and they get a visceral reaction to it, then they do go vote, quite frankly it'll work!" UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says attack ads work. And Cross says expect the pace of these ads to pick up heading into the final days of the campaign. "...
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Associated Press
November 09, 2019 - 7:42 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A towering Baby Trump protest balloon was knifed and deflated by someone unhappy with its appearance during President Donald Trump's Saturday trip to Alabama, organizers said. Related: Photos: Donald Trump given huge ovation at Alabama/LSU The incident occurred during Trump's...
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Associated Press
November 09, 2019 - 4:51 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump knew where to go Saturday for home field advantage, finding comfort in the Deep South with college football fans cheering the nation's top two teams — and him. His reception at the showdown between Louisiana State and Alabama contrasted with the scene...
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Don Ames
November 09, 2019 - 10:38 am
Governor Edwards’ campaign is highlighting recent tweets from the White House touting the success of the Louisiana economy, a sentiment that runs counter to local Republican messaging. The tweets celebrate the state’s “booming” economy. UL Lafayette Poli Sci Professor Pearson Cross says that’s not...
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