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Gov. Jindal Signs Bill to Kill Levee Board Oil Lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill aimed at killing a Louisiana levee board's lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies, despite warnings from legal experts that it could also affect state and local government litigation over the 2010 BP oil spill.

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Rand Paul Still Undecided on White House Run, Says He Would Be ‘Friendly Competitor’ for Ted Cruz

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he and Texas counterpart Ted Cruz will be "friendly competitors" should both run for president in 2016.

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Washington DC-Based Political Magazine Rips Louisiana’s Legacy of Corruption

A story featured in Governing Magazine that connects public corruption convictions with budget spending claims that States with higher levels of corruption, like Louisiana, tend to spend more money on construction, highways and police protection rather than health, education and welfare.

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The CIA Joins Twitter, Posts Funny First Tweet

It's official: the Central Intelligence Agency is now on Twitter.

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Rep. Alan Seabaugh Talks Jindal-Approved ‘Merry Christmas’ Bill & War on Christmas [Interview]

Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law a bill from Rep. Alan Seabaugh that officially legalizes the use of certain Christmas-related activities in and around schools. including saying "Merry Christmas" and putting up a Nativity Scene at public schools in Louisiana -- with a couple catches.

Seabaugh spoke with the KEEL morning show about his "Merry Christmas" bill and what it means for Louisiana residents during the holiday season.

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David Vitter to Oppose Obama’s Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter today spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to President Obama’s nomination of Silvia Burwell to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Senate Candidate Bill Cassidy Lashes Out at Obama: ‘The President is a Job Killer!’

Appearing this morning with on 710 KEEL's morning show, Republican candidate for the US Senate Congressman Bill Cassidy said that President Obama's EPA mandates earlier this week are "a job killer for Louisiana and the USA."

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Gov. Jindal’s ObamaCare Alternative ‘America Next’ Could See Implementation Soon

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana could become a testing ground for Gov. Bobby Jindal's health care alternative to the federal health care overhaul, under a bill that has received final backing from lawmakers.

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Sen. Ted Cruz Wins Presidential Straw Poll

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the latest 2016 presidential straw poll at a conservative summit in Louisiana.

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Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Released From Five-Year Captivity in Afghanistan

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, Americans learned that Idaho native Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been released in Afghanistan after being held prisoner for nearly five years. He was exchanged for prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, who will now be sent to Qatar.

"On behalf of the American people I was honored to call his parents to express our joy that they can expect his safe return," President Obama said in a statement distributed by the White House.

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