Politics

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks to reporters as he arrives for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, for the House Republican leadership elections. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 14, 2018 - 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, a familiar role for the underestimated scrapper whose top priority will be to protect President Donald Trump's agenda and try to build the party back to retake the...
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Chris Miller
November 14, 2018 - 1:03 pm
When the 116th Congress begins in January, Metairie Republican Steve Scalise may no longer be in the majority party, but the title of whip will still be his. Scalise's position as whip was never in any danger, as he was seeking the position unopposed. He was approved by a unanimous voice vote as...
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Michelle Obama, right, is greeted by Oprah Winfrey to discusses her new book during an intimate conversation to promote "Becoming" at the United Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Chicago. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)
November 14, 2018 - 3:52 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Michelle Obama began her 12-stop book tour Tuesday by sitting with Oprah Winfrey before an audience at the home arena of the Chicago Bulls, speaking on everything from piano lessons and washing socks to crying on a plane the day her family moved out of the White House and President...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018 file photo, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy with President Donald Trump at Morrelly Homeland Security Center, in Bethpage, N.Y. President Donald Trump has soured on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and she is expected to leave her job as soon as this week. That’s according to two people who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 13, 2018 - 8:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was thought to be out as soon as this week, according to...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump as they attend a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, as part of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
November 11, 2018 - 9:11 am
PARIS (AP) — President Donald Trump, a leader who has proudly declared himself a "nationalist" and advocated an "America First" approach, joined dozens of other world leaders Sunday at a ceremony focused on international cooperation to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Trump was...
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November 08, 2018 - 6:47 am
Democrats came up well short of challenging any of the five Republican incumbent Congressmen this year, with none of their candidates even cracking 40 percent of the vote. It’s the continuation of a decade trend that’s led to Republican dominance of the Bayou State, and political analyst Bernie...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 08, 2018 - 4:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly facing life under divided government, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders talked bipartisanship but then bluntly previewed the fault lines to come. Trump threatened to go after House Democrats who try to investigate him, while Rep. Nancy Pelosi said her party...
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November 07, 2018 - 4:32 pm
(WWL.com) -- Senator John Kennedy says the vaunted Blue Wave ended up being more of a Blue Dribble as the Democrats took control of the House, and flipped seven governorships, but lost seats in the Senate. Kennedy says the performance is proof that Trump isn’t a fluke. “Clearly President Trumps...
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Retired Bath Township Police Det. Howard "Cowboy" Wooldrige waits for election results to come in for Proposal 18-1 during the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol public watch party at The Radisson in Lansing, Mich., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 3:25 pm
Even in deep-red states, voters embraced an array of liberal-backed ballot measures in Tuesday's election. They expanded Medicaid, targeted gerrymandering, boosted minimum wages and legalized marijuana use. The results heartened left-of-center activists, who see a path going forward for...
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Sipa USA
November 07, 2018 - 1:47 pm
President Donald Trump announced via his Twitter account Wednesday that Jeff Sessions is stepping down as Attorney General. We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General...
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