Update: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, but improving
Posted on 6/15/2017 7:36:00 PM.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition on Thursday night, after undergoing a second surgery on his internal injuries. That's according to MedStar Washington Hospital, where Scalise has been since he was shot in the hip. Doctors say the bullet injured internal organs, fractured bones and broke a bone in his leg, but they say his condition has improved in the last 24 hours. 
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President Trump: Scalise shooter is dead; applauds Capitol Police
Posted on 6/14/2017 12:05:00 PM.

President Donald Trump addressed the public after the attack this morning at a baseball practice that left multiple people injured, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, of Jefferson Parish. Among the other injured are two police officers, a staffer, and lobbyist. Trump commended the actions of the officers who stepped in to stop this brutal and deliberate attack.
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Vice President Pence: 'We will make America prosperous again'
Posted on 5/24/2017 3:03:00 PM.

Vice President Mike Pence echoed many of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises when he told a crowd in Port Allen the administration will make America prosperous again. He says the president’s leadership is already making a remarkable difference in the economy. He says businesses are responding to the president’s call to buy American and hire American.
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Louisiana would lose millions in coastal restoration funding under President Trump's budget proposal
Posted on 5/23/2017 12:10:00 PM.

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget released today would end oil lease royalty payments to Louisiana before they even begin. The proposal repeals the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, which splits 35 percent of offshore revenue among several Gulf States. Managing Director with the America’s Wetland Foundation, Val Marmillion says Louisiana stands to lose a lot of money if GOMESA is repealed.
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US Rep Graves calls investigation into possible Russian hacking a distraction
Posted on 5/19/2017 5:22:00 AM.

Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves calls the investigation into the connection between President Donald Trump and Russia during the election a total distraction. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been hired to look into claims that Mr. Trump and Russia somehow teamed up to help sway the vote in November. Graves says this is the 4th probe underway.
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Poll finds opinions split on President Trump, Obamacare
Posted on 5/15/2017 4:55:00 AM.

Louisiana support for President Donald Trump is split along party and race lines, according to a recent poll from Southern Media and Opinion Research. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says Republicans really like the President with 91 percent giving him a favorable approval rating. But he says that’s a stark contrast to the Democratic opinion.
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ULM political science professor looks at President Trump's first 100 days
Posted on 4/29/2017 6:05:00 AM.

President Donald Trump has reached 100 days in office, but what does that mean for Louisiana? ULM political science professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says Mr. Trump’s first 100 days in office have been turbulent and unorthodox. He says there’s been very little direct policy change at the federal level under the new administration.
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Survey finds Trump's approval rating in Louisiana is same now as in November
Posted on 4/4/2017 2:43:00 AM.

A University of New Orleans poll finds President Donald Trump approval rating in Louisiana is at 58%, which equals the 58% received from the state’s voters in November. A recent Gallup poll found President Trump’s approval rating is 38% nationwide. UNO pollster Ed Chervenak says Mr. Trump’s approval rating in Louisiana much higher than what national polls have found.
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Mixed feelings about President Trump's revised travel ban
Posted on 3/6/2017 1:45:00 PM.

President Donald Trump signed a revised version of his travel ban prohibiting new visas for citizens from six Middle Eastern countries, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Richland Parish Congressman Ralph Abraham supports the revised travel order.
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Pro-Donald Trump rally scheduled for Saturday on the State Capitol steps
Posted on 3/3/2017 4:23:00 AM.

A Spirit of America Rally will be held on the steps of the State Capitol tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. to show support for President Donald Trump. Similar rallies have taken place throughout the week, leading up to this event. Leader of Gator PAC Col. Rob Maness says Trump supporters will address what they hope will be a large gathering.
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