| May 2, 2011
| 10:16 AM
Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA), member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on President Obama’s announcement confirming that Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks against the United States,...
| Jan 20, 2011
U.S. Sen. David Vitter raised more cash than any previous Senate candidate in Louisiana, but he still finished his campaign in debt.
The Times-Picayune reports that Vitter's latest federal campaign finance report shows a series of last-minute TV ads left...
| Jan 28, 2011
Sen. David Vitter's office says his committee assignments in the 112th Congress will make him the second-highest ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Vitter will also continue service on the Small Business Committee,...
| Aug 28, 2010
Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter and his chief Democratic challenger, Rep. Charlie Melancon, easily won their party's primaries Saturday, setting up what will likely be a nasty battle for Vitter's job in the Nov. 2 general election.
In a victory...
| Oct 19, 2010
They'll wait until Nov. 2 if they have to but candidates on the November ballot are making it clear: They want your vote now.
The early voting period that is getting underway Tuesday continues through next Tuesday. There is at least one early voting...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Well those high fallutin', English-accented louts at BP are learning that if you want to do business in the United States you have to do business with her politicians; and while much of the Gulf South, Louisiana included, is doing joyous cartwheels down...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 3:53 PM
I guess trimming $2.1 trillion from the federal deficit over the next decade wasn't enough for senator David Vitter or the Tea Party. The republican from Metairie wasn't impressed with the latest and greatest budget compromise and voted against the...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 2:22 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With as much as $1.5 trillion in federal funds hanging in the balance, the mammoth healthcare and defense industries are scrambling to lobby a special congressional committee tasked with slashing the deficit -- but in markedly...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 9:05 PM
Plaquemines Parish President and candidate for Louisiana Lieutenant Governor, Billy Nungesser tells WGNO News he's pulling his controversial campaign commercial.
The TV ad slams opponent and encumbant Jay Dardenne for "helping illegals grab our jobs."...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 4:39 PM
People across Southeast Louisiana are still trying to dry out from this weekend’s rain. Local leaders from Jefferson Parish and Lafitte are planning a trip to Washington D.C. to voice their frustrations. They want better protection from future...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 7:51 AM
Remembrances of Archbishop Phillip Hannan flowed on Thursday morning as news of his death at the age of 98 spread through New Orleans.
WGNO Facebook friends recalled memories of Hannan celebrating their confirmations and officiating at graduations....
| Oct 11, 2011
| 11:08 AM
The Republicans have recently been on a production marathon of awful ideas, from making college students pay interest on federal loans while in school to reducing Medicare to a coupon for private insurance to trying to get anybody but Mitt Romney to run...