AG Jeff Landry: 'If I run, I'll beat Edwards'
Posted on 8/1/2018 5:03:00 PM.

Attorney General Jeff Landry says “there is no doubt if I run I’ll beat John Bel Edwards, and you can tell him that.” That’s from an interview with USA Today Network's Greg Hilburn, where the AG seemed to throw down the gauntlet and do everything shy of outright saying he’s running for governor in 2019. UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says there’s nothing subtle about it.
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Jeff Landry, John Bel Edwards, governor's race 2019, 2018, Louisiana, politics, Attorney General

Medicare for All becoming a new norm for Louisiana Democrats
Posted on 7/30/2018 3:44:00 AM.

Medicare for All may have been a fringe position just two years ago, but a survey of Louisiana’s 2018 Democratic congressional candidates shows nearly unanimous support for the policy. 3rd district candidate Mimi Methvin, who’s running against Congressman Clay Higgins, says it may take some time to build consensus for a Medicare expansion, but says the Affordable Care Act as is isn’t enough.
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Medicare for All, healthcare, Democrat, 2018, Louisiana, politics, Mimi Methvin, Bernie Pinsonat, Andie Saizon

Congressman Mike Johnson helps to establish new caucus to restore trust in politics
Posted on 12/15/2017 2:49:00 AM.

Republican U.S. Representative Mike Johnson along with Democratic Florida Representative Charlie Crist have established a bi-partisan Honor and Civility Caucus to restore trust and confidence in American politics. Johnson, who represents the northwestern parishes of Louisiana, says it’s time to change the tone of the way politics is done.
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politics, Honor and Civility Caucus, Mike Johnson, Charlie Crist

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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Joshua Stockley, Donald Trump, politics

More people than ever stressed about politics
Posted on 2/20/2017 12:05:00 PM.
Do you feel politically stressed? A new report by the American Psychological Association finds, no matter what party you are, anxiety over political matters is at an all time high. Michelle Many with the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans finds the principle factor in this deals with social relationships.
politics, stress, michelle many, lsu health sciences center new orleans

App filters political posts on Facebook newsfeed
Posted on 2/6/2017 6:29:00 AM.

Are you sick of seeing political posts on Facebook? There’s an app for that. Matt Kruse developed the app Social Fixer. He says right now it’s only available for desktop browsers, but he’s working to develop a mobile version. He says the plug in is easy to use once you download it at SocialFixer.com.
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Matt Kruse, Social Fixer, Facebook, politics

What can we expect for Louisiana politics in 2017
Posted on 1/3/2017 2:25:00 AM.

2016 was certainly an unusual year for Louisiana politics, so what can we expect in 2017? Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says this year will be all about the budget. He says we can look forward to another contentious battle over revenue versus spending. He says like last year, we enter the New Year with a massive budget shortfall.
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2017, Bernie Pinsonat, politics

2016 busy year for Louisiana politics
Posted on 12/28/2016 2:53:00 AM.

2016 was quite a hectic year for Louisiana politics. Jeremy Alford of LaPolitics.com says the top political story of the year was Republican Taylor Barras being elected as speaker of the House rather than Governor John Bel Edwards’ pick of Democratic Representative Walt Leger. He says this is the first time in modern history that the governor did not hand select the speaker.
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2016, politics, Jeremy Alford, Lapolitics.com

Caroline Fayard talks about her Senate run
Posted on 2/5/2016 11:00:00 AM.
New Orleans attorney Caroline Fayard is the first Democrat to enter Louisiana's US Senate race. Fayard has never held political office, but did run for Lt. Governor in 2010.
Louisiana, politics, Senate, Caroline Fayard

Governor Edwards to attend Republican legislative retreat
Posted on 2/1/2016 1:14:00 PM.
In a bit of a strange twist, Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards is scheduled to attend a Republican legislative retreat today in Lafayette. GOP lawmakers are gathering to discuss plans to deal with the state's budget crisis.
Louisiana, politics, John Bel Edwards, Republican, budget, Pearson Cross

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