BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With midterm elections just weeks away, Louisiana's likely front-runners in this year's U.S. Senate race — Republican Sen. John Kennedy and former Navy fighter pilot Luke Mixon, a moderate Democrat — released TV ads Tuesday seeking to get more supporters to the polls Nov.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Incumbents for all six of Louisiana’s congressional districts and a U.S. Senate seat qualified this week for the Nov. 8 election, although they also drew at least 28 challengers.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated a New Orleans magistrate to become the first minority woman on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Democratic Gov. has endorsed former Navy pilot Luke Mixon in the upcoming U.S. Senate race against incumbent Republican John Kennedy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New legislation introduced in the Senate would require the Justice Department to establish guidelines for the federal Bureau of Prisons and state correctional systems to notify the families of incarcerated people if their loved one has a serious illness, a life-threatening injury or if they die behind bars.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday agreed to consider the nomination of Lisa Cook for a position on the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors on a 50-49 party-line vote.
The result suggests that there is sufficient support in the evenly divided Senate to approve Cook, who would be the first Black woman to serve on the Fed's powerful board in its 108-year history.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A political newcomer in Louisiana whose adept use of social media drew notice when he finished strong in a U.S. House race last year has posted an online video ad certain to draw more attention and, perhaps, campaign donations — it shows him smoking marijuana while decrying racial disparities in arrests for the drug.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge community activist Gary Chambers says he’ll enter this year’s Senate race in Louisiana against first-term incumbent John Kennedy, becoming the second Democrat to announce a challenge to the Republican.
President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Saule Omarova’s nomination to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency would be withdrawn, as her candidacy faced steep resistance in the Senate with Republican lawmakers criticizing her vision for banking regulation and her birthplace in the former Soviet Union.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A commercial airline pilot and military veteran announced Tuesday that he'll try to unseat U.S. Sen. John Kennedy in Louisiana's 2022 election.
Luke Mixon, a 42-year-old Democrat who lives in Baton Rouge, said he's trying to keep Kennedy from a second six-year term because he doesn't believe the Republican senator has been representing Louisiana's interests in Washington.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's two Republican U.S. senators are taking different approaches to the second impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Demonstrators rallied at separate events Thursday to demand continued $600 federal coronavirus unemployment benefits and to put an end to evictions, as the economic fallout from the pandemic continued to take a toll on residents...
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's nominees for the Federal Reserve came under sharp questioning Thursday from senators over her unorthodox economic views, including from two Republicans whose doubts about her nomination could imperil it...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic senators voiced strong support for an independent Federal Reserve during a hearing with Fed Chair Jerome Powell, one day after President Donald Trump launched another attack directed at Powell on Twitter.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has released $250 million in military aid to Ukraine that had been held up despite criticism that the money was desperately needed to deter Russian aggression and territorial expansion...
Sens. Amy Klobuchar and John Kennedy said Tuesday that Facebook needs to take more responsibility for the data they collect on Americans after reports of abuse in the 2016 election.
Ms. Klobuchar, Minnesota Democrat, said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg needs to answer to the American people on reports that the data firm Cambridge Analytica tried to influence voters by using information from Facebook on over 50 million users.
Sen. John N. Kennedy said Tuesday that there is no need for more gun control, but rather "idiot control," after a mass shooting in Florida left 17 people dead.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican senator who became an Internet sensation with his rapid-fire takedown of President Donald Trump's judicial nominee received an unexpected call — from the president.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to be a federal judge has become an internet sensation after having difficulty answering basic legal questions...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana voters chose Saturday to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation's last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber when the new term begins in January...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three of the main Republican contenders for Louisiana's U.S. Senate seat said Wednesday they oppose proposed federal legislation to require companies to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases...