| Jun 10, 2010
At the same time they are venting their fury on BP over the Gulf of Mexico spill and its calamitous environmental effects, Louisiana politicians are rushing to the defense of the oil-and-gas industry and pleading with Washington to bring back offshore...
| Jun 10, 2010
| 6:23 PM
BP said Thursday it plans to boost its ability to capture the oil gushing from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico by early next week as the Obama administration announced that the oil giant agreed to speed up payments to people whose livelihoods have...
| Jun 11, 2010
The oil spoiling the teeming marshes and white-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast is also threatening the pristine image of the burly, take-charge leader who has become the federal government's go-to guy in a disaster.
Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, one of the...
| Jun 15, 2010
Louisiana has two new federal district judges.
The U.S. Senate late Monday confirmed Brian Jackson to a U.S. District Court post in the Baton Rouge-based Middle District. Elizabeth Erny Foote was confirmed as a district judge in the Western District,...
| Jan 10, 2010
U.S. Sen. David Vitter is holding up two of President Barack Obama's nominations in Louisiana because he wants assurances the administration won't oust a high-profile U.S. attorney in New Orleans.
Vitter, R-La., has refused to sign off on nominations for...
| Jan 15, 2010
Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Louisiana on Friday to highlight the White House's efforts to help the Gulf Coast recover from hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.
Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. Mary Landrieu and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin are...
| Apr 15, 2010
| 5:04 AM
Six Democratic senators want to hit U.S. airlines with a tax if they charge passengers for their carryon bags.
The senators said Wednesday that this would keep more airlines from following Spirit Airlines' lead. The small Florida airline said last week...
| Apr 16, 2010
An arraignment has been postponed for four conservative activists who were accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office but now face reduced charges.
James O'Keefe, Stan Dai, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan were...
| May 10, 2010
With millions of dollars invested in campaign donations and an all-star lobbying team, BP executives could give an advanced class in how to build influence in Washington. But with millions of gallons of leaking oil bearing down Gulf Coast beaches and...
| May 20, 2010
A federal judge has ruled that misdemeanor charges against four conservative activists who initially were accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office can be resolved in front of a magistrate instead of a judge....
| Jan 15, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is supposedly a champion of African Americans and advocate of civil rights for all. However, a much different image emerges from the new book, "Game Change."
Reid is quoted as touting the chances of Barack Obama...
| Jan 19, 2010
A St. Rose family feels a bit of relief after learning the two year-old they're adopting survived the earthquake in Haiti unscathed. But still no word yet on when or how the baby will make it to the United States.
The Oettle's are warming up for dinner...