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23 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

Vance McAllister's campaign treasury down to $8,425, but he has personal wealth to mount re-election

In a photo taken Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, left, holds a ceremonial swearing-in for newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, a Republican of Louisiana as his wife Kelly watches at center, at the Capitol in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bobby Jindal, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Senate, Louisiana

Yesterday | BayouBuzz.com

LAGOP McAllister Reaction: Hypocrisy or Reasonable Strategy?

While it might not have come as a surprise that LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere and Gov. Bobby Jindal have called for McAllister's resignation after the now infamous kissing video, many have questioned where the party was when David Vitter's name was found on the calling list of an escort agency in Washington, D.C. Vitter was not asked to resign, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, US Senate, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, Louisiana

Wed Apr 16, 2014

ENR-Engineering News-Record

Key Senators' Highway-Bill Outline Needs Revenue

The search for a new transportation bill has passed a key milepost in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee .

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Related Topix: Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Shuster, Senator John Barrasso, Thomas Carper

Politico

IRS sees record e-filing - IRS turns to 2015 tax filing challenge, ACA - Meet the tax defiers

IRS SEES RECORD NUMBER OF ELECTRONIC TAX FILINGS. Say goodbye to the days of super-jammed post offices with customers waiting for hours on end to file their taxes at the eleventh hour on April 15. They're fading fast.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Jack Kingston, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Max Baucus

The Town Talk

Another View: Expedite relief on cost of flood insurance

U.S. Sens. David Vitter, R-La., Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., co-authored a letter Thursday to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate asking him to explain why property owners are still paying high insurance rates despite the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, Thad Cochran, Senator John Hoeven

Tue Apr 15, 2014

State Press

Sebelius's departure overshadows Veterans Affairs hospital debacle

One of the top political stories to come out of the past week was the resignation of Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who led the rollout of the new health care marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Healthcare Law, Law, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders

The News-Star

Vitter hopes for healing in McAllister scandal

U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., listens as Chuck Adams with Tempco Insulation voices his concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate

Water Online

Congress To Reduce EPA's Power Under Clean Water Act?

The Regulatory Fairness Act, S. 2156 , would prohibit the EPA "from preemptively or retroactively vetoing a permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act," according to the Cordova Times .

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Republican

JD Supra

Terrell McSweeny Confirmed as Fifth FTC Commissioner

The vote was 95-1 for McSweeny with David Vitter, a Republican from Louisiana, voting against her nomination.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Mon Apr 14, 2014

BayouBuzz.com

McAllister clues, Phone cameras, Hallway and Mrs. Peacock

Since the Congressman Vance McAllister kissing bomb went off last week, the nation's attention has been on Monroe, Louisiana and the fifth congressional district.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Daily Kos

Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 14

The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 28 diaries.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Allyson Schwartz, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tom Harkin

NOLA.com

Rep. Vance McAllister resignation call: Is the Louisiana GOP being 'hypo-hypocritical?'

This photo taken Nov. 21, 2013 shows then-newly elected Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, waiting to be sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Louisiana, Swartz, LA, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), West Monroe, LA

Agri Marketing

Op-Ed: EPA's Proposed Water Rule Is "Largest Land Grab" Ever

ED: EPA'S PROPOSED WATER RULE IS "LARGEST LAND GRAB" EVER Apr. 14, 2014 by Gary Baise I just returned from Germany and Poland and was startled to discover the regulatory control the European Union exercises over its farmers and agriculture.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Environment, Lisa Murkowski, US House of Representatives, Randy Neugebauer, Opinion

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by Matthew Hinton-- Stephanie Grace

U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister earned himself a prominent spot in the annals of Louisiana scoundrels last week, but before that, he was just a rookie trying to figure out the ways of high-level politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana, Louisiana Government, US Governors, Opinion

Sat Apr 12, 2014

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Disappointment, forgiveness mix in La. scandal

An Ohio judge has ordered a man convicted of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children to stand on a street corner with a sign that says "I AM A BULLY!" A judge has ordered a man convicted of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children to stand on a street corner with a sign that says he is a bully.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Healthcare Law, Law, Ohio, Life, Holidays, Christmas

The Town Talk

Your Mail 4-12-14: 'Stop electing hypocrites' ... Let's help Louisiana women

Why would his situation be any different? Both men have acknowledged their mistakes and apologized to their wives, family and constituents for letting them down, disappointing them and damaging their relationship of trust.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Louisiana, Women's Health, Shreveport, LA

National Public Radio

Voters Disappointed But Forgiving Of Congressman

In a matter of days, Republican Vance McAllister has gone from being the unlikely congressman - a special election winner who trounced his party's establishment candidate - to the "kissing congressman," a faith-and-family politician caught on video embracing an aide married to one of his friends.

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Related Topix: Rodney Alexander, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Louisiana, US Governors

My FOX Chicago

Voters disappointed but forgiving of congressman

In a matter of days, Republican Vance McAllister has gone from being the unlikely congressman - a special election winner who trounced his party's establishment candidate - to the "kissing congressman," a faith-and-family politician caught on video embracing an aide married to one of his friends.

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Related Topix: Rodney Alexander, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Louisiana, US Governors

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Payday lenders allege crackdown by banks and regulators

Al LePage has been issuing payday loans out of a suburban Minneapolis storefront for most of the past decade.

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Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, World News

BayouBuzz.com

Poll: Vitter Popular in Louisiana, but for Governor?

Although the Louisiana gubernatorial election is roughly eighteen months away, there is always plenty to discuss, especially when there is a recently-released poll to talk about.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, New Orleans, LA

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