| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Concerned with jobs, the economy, and oil Louisiana congressmen hope to speed up the drilling permitting process. Rep. Jeff Landry and Sen. David Vitter say it's been at a crawl ever since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. WGNO’s Vanessa Bolano has...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 3:24 PM
A lot to talk about in the political arena, both good and bad. WGNO Political Analyst Jeff Crouere , who is also with "Politics with A Punch" came up with his list of the top five list of winners and losers.
So starting with the "Losers" list, here's the...
| Jun 7, 2011
Bad behavior is en vogue now days for men of power.
The scandal of the week?: New York congressman Anthony Weiner, initially lying about then admitting to tweeting images to a young woman, one of several he has fessed up to flirting with on line. It`s...