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Editorial: President agenda is anti-shovel-ready

President Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of “shovel-ready” jobs. It was the modern “chicken in every pot” but never quite panned out. “Shovel-ready was not as, uh, as shovel-ready as we expected,” Obama quipped in 2011, conceding the pledge seemed beyond his grasp. Today, his platform can be described as anti-shovel-ready. The president took to a White House lectern ...

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Louisiana’s new US House members to be sworn in Tuesday

BATON ROUGE, La. — The newest members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation are officially taking their seats. Recently-elected U.S. Reps. Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves, both members of the GOP, will be sworn into office Tuesday, along with 56 other freshmen lawmakers from around the country. They will join a growing Republican majority in the House. Abraham takes over the northeast ...

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Cassidy readying for new role as Louisiana senator

BATON ROUGE, La. — Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy returns to Washington on Tuesday, to begin preparations for his transition to the Senate, after his decisive weekend victory over Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. In addition to the many orientation tasks, Cassidy also has a meeting scheduled with incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, where he expects talk of committee assignments ...

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In Louisiana, GOP’s Cassidy vows to oppose Obama

Louisiana Republican Bill Cassidy’s defeat of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu completes the GOP’s takeover of Deep South politics and its national domination of the 2014 midterm elections. But Cassidy, a three-term congressman and physician from Baton Rouge, remains mum on the details of what he believes Republicans should do with their control of Capitol Hill, other than continuing to battle ...

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Louisiana Senate: Landrieu couldn’t close GOP gap

Rep. Bill Cassidy’s defeat of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in a weekend runoff in Louisiana ended up a bit closer than some polls forecast. But the Republican wave was still enough Saturday to give the Baton Rouge congressman an easy 12-point victory. It was a stark contrast to Landrieu’s three previous victories, all competitive wins for the New Orleans Democrat. ...

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Landrieu getting little help before Senate runoff

WASHINGTON — In the final contest of this year’s midterm elections, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is heading toward her Saturday runoff against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy with essentially zero financial help from outside allies. How disparate is their support? In all, 97 cents of every dollar not spent directly by the two campaigns since Nov. 5 has been to help ...

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Clinton: Protect Obama’s environmental actions

Hillary Clinton and Martha Coakley

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said steps President Barack Obama has taken to help the environment must be protected at all costs. Clinton spoke Monday at a dinner of the League of Conservation Voters in New York as she weighs another presidential campaign. She told the audience that this is an exciting time for ...

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Cassidy gives weekly GOP address on Keystone


BATON ROUGE, La. — In the weekly Republican address, GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy describes Senate Democrats’ rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline as stifling American energy independence. Cassidy used the nationally-released speech Saturday to take fresh digs at Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu’s failure to get the vote needed for pipeline passage — though he never names Landrieu. Cassidy’s ...

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Top 5 Eagle Ford stories of the week

5. At long last, the Senate reaches a Keystone XL vote The senate began the six hour debate on bill S. 2280 early Tuesday morning. Sponsored by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), the vote would approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline by overriding the President’s authority to permit international construction projects. Read the coverage ...

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After Keystone, Landrieu faces tougher re-election

BATON ROUGE, La. — A failed effort to push approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress behind her, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu now faces an even greater challenge to win a runoff election next month. After narrowly leading the field on Nov. 4 as her party lost control of the Senate, Landrieu had pinned her bid for re-election on ...

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