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Associated Press
September 19, 2019 - 8:34 pm
Facing his two Republican challengers for their first head-to-head debate, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards fended off criticism Thursday that his tax policy and spending decisions are driving people from the state and hampering economic growth. U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham tangled with Edwards most...
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WWL Newsroom
September 19, 2019 - 3:39 pm
A new poll on the Louisiana governor’s race, funded by the Nexstar Media Group, has Governor Edwards receiving 41 percent of the vote, Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham 24 percent, and GOP businessman Eddie Rispone at 16 percent. John Couvillon with JMC Analytics and Polling says the race...
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WWL Newsroom
September 19, 2019 - 6:04 am
By Matt Doyle/Louisiana Radio Network The three major candidates for Governor will square off tonight at LSU for the first gubernatorial debate of the race. Governor Edwards hopes to hold on as the southeast’s only Democratic governor. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says a recent poll shows he’s...
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President Donald Trump and Robert O'Brien, just named as the new national security adviser, speak to the media at Los Angeles International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
September 18, 2019 - 7:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser. O'Brien, the fourth person in two years to hold the job, becomes the administration's point person...
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President Donald Trump speaks before leaving the White House, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Associated Press
September 16, 2019 - 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday it "looks" like Iran was behind the explosive attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. But he stressed that military retaliation was not yet on the table in response to the strike against a key U.S. Mideast ally. Oil prices soared worldwide...
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Don Ames
September 14, 2019 - 11:28 am
Four constitutional amendments will be on Louisiana ballots on October 12th. The first would create a property tax exemption for certain goods for oil and gas companies. Public Affairs Research Council Policy Director Steven Procopio says it would clear up a federal constitutional debate for local...
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September 13, 2019 - 11:00 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republicans challenging Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards couldn't match the Democrat's fundraising pace as they ready for final advertising blitzes ahead of the Oct. 12 election. The Deep South's only Democratic governor raised more than $1.6 million in the latest fundraising...
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Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, left, listens as former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, right, responds to a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Associated Press
September 13, 2019 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten Democrats seeking the presidency tripped over some details as they sparred in a debate thick with policy and personal stories. Several made provocative accusations that President Donald Trump inspired the deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas, last month. On the policy front,...
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Associated Press
September 13, 2019 - 8:27 am
(AP) -- Early front-runner Joe Biden took on the most fire at Thursday's Democratic presidential debate, and former Obama Housing Secretary Julián Castro was the most explicit in arguing it was time for a new generation. Castro also seemed to allude to speculation about the 76-year-old Biden's...
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North Carolina 9th district Republican congressional candidate Dan Bishop celebrates his victory in Monroe, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
Associated Press
September 11, 2019 - 9:28 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But his narrow victory didn't erase questions about whether President Donald...
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