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  • Why does Anthony Weiner have to resign when other sleazy politicians stay?

    What New York Rep. Anthony Weiner did was disgusting and weird, and his direct lies and attempts to cover it up were inexcusable. But his resignation Thursday after pressure from fellow Democrats (including, somewhat indirectly, President Barack Obama) raises extremely thorny questions about what the standards are, exactly, for drumming politicians out of office after a sex scandal. Mr. Weiner is out because he talked about sex and sent lewd photographs on Twitter and lied about it in a press conference. More than a decade ago, President Bill Clinton had actual sexual contact with an intern and lied about it under oath (though his evasive language allowed him to cling to a laughable claim of truth). Democrats did not force him out of office and, in fact, rejected House Republicans' charges of impeachment.
  • Vitter, Young Push for Ability to Fire Entergy

    Vitter, Young Push for Ability to Fire Entergy
    He wasn't shy about criticizing Entergy's response after Hurricane Isaac and now, Jefferson Parish President John Young is taking his outrage a step further.  He's pushing to allow communities to essentially "fire" utility companies like Entergy. ...

    Rep. Weiner Announces Resignation After Sexting Scandal

    Rep. Weiner Announces Resignation After Sexting Scandal
    NEW YORK (KTLA) -- Embattled New York Congressman Anthony Weiner announced his resignation from Congress Thursday in the wake of a sexting and lewd photo scandal. "Today I am announcing my resignation from Congress," Weiner said amid jeers and cheers. A...

    Ad Approved By Senator David Vitter Stirs Controversy Among Hispanic Community

    Ad Approved By Senator David Vitter Stirs Controversy Among Hispanic Community
    The Hispanic community in New Orleans says they feel humiliated and insist they will not stay quiet when it comes to a television ad created by Senator David Vitter's campaign. ABC26 News Reporter Vanessa Bolano has the details. "Charlie Melancon, thanks...

    Senate Race Drawing Interest

    Senate Race Drawing Interest
    With U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) facing re-election next year, potential opponents are starting to seriously consider the race. Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco is working to find a viable Democratic candidate to oppose Vitter. She said...