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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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Rep. Cassidy Appears on Hannity To Discuss Senate Campaign

Congressman Bill Cassidy appeared on Sean Hannity on Friday night (05-30) to discuss his Senate campaign.

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Gov Jindal Signs Law Legalizing “Silencers” for Hunters

Governor Bobby Jindal signed a new bill into law which allows Louisiana hunters to place a silencer or sound suppressor device on a firearm and use it to hunt. Proponents say the use of these devices helps protect the user's hearing.

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Elliot Stonecipher Analyzes Shreveport Mayor’s Race

How's the Shreveport mayor's race shaping up so far? Shreveport political analyst Elliot Stonecipher tells KEEL News he's spent some serious time on this since we talked to him last, and he gave us a run-down this week.

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‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson To Address Republican Conference In New Orleans

Phil Robertson, the Christian conservative star of the hit TV show "Duck Dynasty" will address the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans later this evening.

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Presidential Hopefuls Come To Louisiana

 New Orleans will be hosting the Republican Leadership Conference starting Thursday (5-29). Among the most anticipated  speakers during the event will be Tea Party star  Ted Cruz (R) Texas, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and business leader Donald Trump. The event is considered a starting point for the 2016 presidential election.

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LaPolitics.com Publisher John Maginnis Dies at Age 66

It's a sad week for the staff at LaPolitics Weekly and LaPolitics.com, after the news that founder and publisher John Maginnis died suddenly over the weekend at his New Orleans residence. He was 66.

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Political Analyst Elliot Stonecipher Dishes the Dirt on Shreveport Mayor’s Race

Local policital analyst Elliot Stonecipher gets down to the nitty-gritty in the Shreveport mayor's race.

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Will Congressman Vance McAllister Run Again or Not?

Congressman Vance McAllister (R-Swartz) is still mulling over his political future. On Monday, he emphasized that he does not intend to run for re-election this year. But he didn't rule it out completely, either.

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