| Nov 5, 2009
Senate Democrats Thursday blocked a GOP attempt to require next year's census forms to ask people whether they are U.S. citizens.
The proposal by Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter was aimed at excluding non-citizens from the population totals that...
| Nov 14, 2009
The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it will conduct further studies before implementing a plan to ban raw, untreated Gulf Coast oysters during months when they are most likely to be infected with a harmful bacterium.
The plan had sparked...
| Jun 20, 2009
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The only Democrat in Louisiana's U.S. House delegation is thinking about running for the Senate, against Republican David Vitter.
Rep. Charles Melancon, a former sugar lobbyist from Napoleonville, says many people have encouraged him...
| Jun 26, 2009
U.S. Congressman Charlie Melancon (D-Napoleonville) is taking a fresh look at challenging incumbent U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) next year. Previously, Melancon expressed reservations about entering the contest, but things have recently changed....
| Aug 25, 2009
Republican Sen. David Vitter doesn't have an announced opponent yet but it's clear he's expecting a challenge from Rep. Charlie Melancon, a southeast Louisiana Democrat who has said he's considering the race.
In ads critical of Democrat-backed health...
| Aug 27, 2009
Rep. Charlie Melancon, a Democrat from coastal southeastern Louisiana, says he'll challenge first-term Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter in next year's elections.
Touting himself as an anti-abortion, pro-gun centrist Democrat, Melancon said in his...
| Sep 1, 2009
The Community Conversation on Healthcare Reform will be held Tuesday night at Fisher Community Baptist Church located at 1736 L.B. Landry Avenue and will convene between 6:30 - 8 p.m.
The group is a citizen's coalition effort to shed light on both the...