'Another Week Of Can-Kicking.' Theresa May Faces Wary Lawmakers On Brexit Deal

Britain's prime minister, Theresa May, faced hours of blistering criticism on Monday from more than 100 lawmakers who questioned her leadership a week after Parliament decisively rejected her plan for leaving the European Union and mounted a failed effort to unseat her through a vote of no confidence. May struggled to bring new ideas to parliament with just two months to go until the March 29 deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. "Good will is slipping away, as well as...

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These 3 Former Kansas Republicans Say They No Longer Felt At Home In The GOP

Stephanie Clayton won her fourth term in the Kansas legislature as a moderate Republican but when she started in office this month, she did so as a Democrat. She says she had an abrupt change of heart about a month after the November election last year. It was the day Republican legislative leaders said they wanted to rewrite a school-finance bill that Clayton and other moderate Republicans had worked alongside Democrats to pass in last year's session. For her, it was a breaking point. "I...

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Baton Rouge Clinic Pilots New HIV Treatment Model

Jan 16, 2019

When you're diagnosed with HIV, it can feel like your fate has been written. You have questions, such as whether you’ll live, how much treatment will cost and whether people will still love you.

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More than 300,000 families in Louisiana can expect to receive their February food stamps this week - about ten days earlier than normal - as the partial federal government shutdown continues. 

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Last year, the United States Supreme Court ruled that states could collect sales tax on internet purchases from retailers who don't have a physical location in the state.  Since then, Louisiana has been ironing out how that process will work.

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Trade negotiations between Chinese and American officials began Monday in Beijing, with US officials hoping to ease Chinese tariffs on American products.  Those tariffs have hit Louisiana's soybean industry particularly hard.

Trump Oval Office Address

Jan 8, 2019
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President Trump is addressing the nation about border security tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 8). Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer will give a joint response immediately following. The government is partially shut down, with Trump in a stalemate with Democrats over funding for a wall along the southern border. Watch his remarks live.

House Democrats' First Day

Jan 3, 2019
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The 116th Congress is beginning its first session today (Thursday 1/3), and Democrats are now in control of the House of Representatives. Watch the first day of actions live, including the election for House Speaker, which Nancy Pelosi is expected to win, and debate on new House rules.

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2018 was a long year for Louisiana politics - with special sessions, a budget stalemate, elections, tariffs and more. We're looking back at some of the top stories of the past year.

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As 2018 draws to a close, Governor John Bel Edwards says he’s pleased with the progress that’s been made, and he remains optimistic about the future of Louisiana.

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco: a carpet cleaner’s daughter from New Iberia turned school teacher turned stay-at-home mom turned…Louisiana's first female governor. In 2003, her focus was on education reform, juvenile justice, and economic development. And halfway into her first and only term, it looked like she had a good chance at re-election. But that all changed, with Hurricane Katrina. 

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While the Affordable Care Act is challenged in federal court, Governor John Bel Edwards is eyeing a state-based solution to ensure healthcare coverage for Louisianians with pre-existing conditions.

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