WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders have been supportive of Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise since the revelation that he appeared before a white supremacist organization 12 years ago, suggesting they think the flare-up will fade, while some Democrats have been critical without calling for him to resign. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — In a revelation that could put a crimp in Republican efforts to reach out to minorities in 2016, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has acknowledged that he once addressed a gathering of white supremacists, though his office denies any association with the group’s social views. Continue reading
Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has denied Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana a fourth term, calling his Senate victory “the exclamation point” on midterm elections that put Republicans in charge on Capitol Hill for President Barack Obama’s last two years in office. Continue reading
Only months ago, tens of thousands of children crossed into the United States from Central America, creating what President Obama called a humanitarian crisis. A few thousand ended up in Louisiana, where a Catholic organization has come to their aid, despite strong political opposition. Shauna Sanford of Louisiana Public Television has the report. Continue reading
How much does a having a popular family name matter in politics? At least three dozen members of Congress have had family members who’ve held office before them. And as numerous incumbents see their political futures in jeopardy, NewsHour’s Jeff Greenfield explores whether the family business of American politics — especially in key battleground states — helps candidates today. Continue reading
A deadly ameoba known to fatally infect human brains has been discovered within a water system in Louisiana. Continue reading
A Louisiana state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to suspend the state’s contract to use Common Core-aligned tests in public schools next spring.