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Chris Miller
May 14, 2019 - 8:49 am
President Donald Trump will be in New Orleans tonight to raise money for his 2020 reelection campaign. The president Trump is quite popular among Louisiana Republicans. "He is the president that actually did everything he said he was going to do," said Louis Gurvich, chairman of the Louisiana...
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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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Chris Miller
November 07, 2018 - 12:18 am
Two New Orleans-area congressmen, Republican Steve Scalise and Democrat Cedric Richmond, are soon going to be looking at different roles when they return to Washington for the 116th Congress. Scalise goes from majority whip to minority party, but he told his supporters on election night that he's...
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November 06, 2018 - 10:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats picked up at least 23 House seats on Tuesday and appeared on track to retake control of the chamber, a victory that could put a check on President Donald Trump's agenda over the next two years and lead to a multitude of investigations into his business dealings and...
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David Blake
October 15, 2018 - 12:42 pm
Scalise calls for end to violent rhetoric House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says he's had enough of threats being made against conservatives. Scalise, who survived an assassination attempt in 2017, told WWL's Newell Normand it has to stop. ''We are seeing arrests go up, which is very concerning,...
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David Blake
July 02, 2018 - 1:27 pm
Now that the fiscal cliff is behind us, Louisiana politicians are already gearing up for the race for the 2019 governor's race. A key question that looms is, is Louisiana still a red state? Republicans leaders insist that it is, even though there is a Democrat in the governor's mansion. The...
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USA TODAY
April 11, 2018 - 8:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election, according to people close to the Wisconsin lawmaker. Ryan's plans have been the source of much speculation, amid Republican concerns over keeping their majority in the House of Representatives. Two people with...
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David Blake
March 27, 2018 - 1:13 pm
A bill to raise the minimum wage will be up for a vote before the Louisiana Senate today. The legislation would boost the minimum wage to $8.50 an hour by 2020, and has the support of Governor John Bel Edwards. But even if the senate approves it, the future is still very cloudy for the measure...
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