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Congressman’s election may signal shift of philosophy
Vance McAllister’s election to Congress from Louisiana’s 5th District could signal at least a slight shift among voters from the far right philosophies of Tea Party politics to a more moderate plac...
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Limited patient choice next heal issue overhaul
WASHINGTON (AP) — After they get the website fixed, then what? Keeping your doctors and hospitals may be the next vexing challenge for Americans in the new health plans created by President Barack ...
Nov 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special election rattles political landscape
Political newcomer Vance McAllister of Swartz pulled off his second big election surprise in a row by easily defeating the early favorite in the Nov. 16 runoff in the 5th Congressional District. Af...
Nov 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consumers spending more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers shrugged off the 16-day partial government shutdown and spent more on autos, clothing and furniture in October, boosting U.S. retail sales by the most in four months. Sa...
Nov 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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President Obama pushing tax on advertising in attempt to control media
A recent satirical cartoon showed a cemetery with a gravesite in the middle of the page. The graveside maker had the named engraved “United States of America” 1776-2013. The inscription under the d...
Nov 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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More low scores for schools stirs Common Core battle
More low scores for Louisiana public school students on this year’s National Assessment of Educational Progress exams stirred the continuing controversy over whether the state should embrace the na...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flight of state employees could erode efficiency of government
Classified employees, or those with Civil Service ratings, are leaving state agencies and departments at the greatest rate in the past decade, and there are concerns that the loss of so many skille...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local lawsuits more to Jindal’s liking
There is a good reason why Gov. Bobby Jindal responded so calmly to Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes suing dozens of oil companies for coastal damage, compared to his ballistic reaction to a simi...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: I need help to find a recipe for Natchitoches soup. We had it at HOWES BAYOU in Ferndale Mich. My wife Joanne is in need of this soup as they no longer have it. My email is (raybrowne@...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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JP Morgan, government finalize deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. has reached a record $13 billion settlement with federal and state authorities, resolving claims over the bank's sales of low-quality, high-risk mortgage-back...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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