Congress

Despite disease, Gleason it tireless advocate for ALS stricken
USA TODAY
Thomas Perumean
January 15, 2020 - 5:26 am
Former New Orleans Saints player and ALS advocate Steve Gleason will receive the Congressional Gold Medal this afternoon at the US Capitol. Gleason was diagnosed with ALS in January 2011 and in the time since has helped over 15,000 people also dealing with the crippling disease with Team Gleason. "...
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January 10, 2020 - 1:18 pm
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2020 Census
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WWL Newsroom
November 23, 2019 - 11:50 am
With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau's chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census . Five states — Louisiana, Nebraska, Florida, South Dakota and Texas — have...
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Scoot
November 20, 2019 - 12:41 pm
To say that today’s testimony in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump is damaging President Trump and the Republicans’ insistence that the hearings are nothing more than a “witch hunt” would be a gross understatement. Even the most loyal Trump supporters are challenged with processing...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
November 20, 2019 - 11:20 am
I’ll admit it. I view a lot of things in the world through the prism of films. I like me some movies. Sometimes they reflect what happens in society; sometimes they dictate what happens in society. I mention it because that’s how I view the current impeachment inquiry hearings. Today Ambassador...
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WWL Newsroom
November 17, 2019 - 9:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign. The effort has progressed beyond anything seen in years, says President Donald...
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Scoot
November 14, 2019 - 12:25 pm
It is important to take seriously the moment our nation reaches a point when impeachment proceedings against a sitting president begin. But the first day of the impeachment hearings against President Trump can best be described as a s*** show. The two witnesses, diplomats William Taylor and George...
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Scoot
September 03, 2019 - 2:56 pm
Following another mass shooting over Labor Day weekend, Paul Stanley of KISS tweeted out of deep frustration: I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER but am asking for everyone’s thoughts. Anyone who thinks I should “stay in my lane” should leave now. This is MY house. If you DO have opinions why shouldn’t I? In...
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Abbie Bennett
August 05, 2019 - 3:00 am
( Connecting Vets ) - Last year, the Department of Veterans Affairs spent $4.8 billion using charge cards. A VA watchdog agency found that millions of that money could have been spent illegally or improperly, including a surge in year-end spending that indicates potential waste. Every year, the VA'...
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