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  1. How Louisiana Blogger Lamar White, Jr. Landed The Steve Scalise White Supremacist ScoopRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | Switched

    ... Scalise's office before posting his story Sunday morning about the congressman's 2002 speech at a Marriott hotel in Metairie, Louisiana. White said he was motivated to pursue the Scalise story because "even though it was 12 years ago, it is ...

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  2. Steve Scalise apologizes, gets support from GOP leaders to stay as Majority WhipRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | The Times-Picayune

    Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., continues to face questions about speaking to a white nationalist group in Metairie in 2002. Rep. Steve Scalise apologized Tuesday as he continued to face criticism for speaking at a white nationalist conference in Metairie more than 12 years ago, though the congressman appeared likely to hold onto to his leadership position in the U.S. House for now.

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  3. White supremacist banners, racist talks at later events of group...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | The Times-Picayune

    Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 19, 2014, after the House Republican Conference elected him to be the new House majority whip, replacing current whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who was elevated to majority leader. Banners proclaiming "White Power" and "White Pride Worldwide" plastered the walls, and speakers gave racist speeches at later conferences in Kenner of a white supremacist organization that U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise says he had addressed in Metairie in 2002, an investigator with the Southern Poverty Law Center civil rights group said Tuesday.

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  4. House Republicans Circle the Wagons Around ScaliseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | Bloomberg

    ... pieces together of the day some 12 years ago when a group of white nationalists met at the Landmark Best Western in Metairie, La. But as Scalise condemned the group organized by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and apologized for speaking at ...

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  5. Former U.S. Sen. Bennett Johnston: 'I may disagree with Rep. Scalise, but a racist he is not'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | The Times-Picayune

    Former U.S. Sen. Bennett Johnston, a Democrat who for 25 years represented Louisiana in Congress, offered his support Tuesday for U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise , saying he understood how Scalise may not have known about the white supremacist agenda of a group Scalise spoke to in 2002 . Scalise is facing calls to resign as Majority Whip after he acknowledged Monday that he spoke at a European-American Unity and Rights Organization conference in 2002 in Metairie.

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  6. David Vitter lends support to Steve ScaliseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | NOLA.com

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter said he supports Rep. Steve Scalise, who is facing controversy over an appearance he made at a white nationalist event in 2002. . Scalise is facing critcism, after acknowledging that he spoke at a white supremacists' conference in Metairie in 2002.

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  7. White NoiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | Slate Magazine

    ... event's itinerary or picking its speakers but that he did book space for it in the Landmark Best Western Hotel in Metairie, Louisiana. Besides booking the venue, Knight said he also set up refreshments for attendees, arranged for them to eat at a ...

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  8. Political observers say Scalise will weather storm over speech to 'hate group'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 29 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Metairie, said Tuesday that he regrets speaking to a white supremacist group before becoming a member of the Congress. Since the recent revelation of the speech Scalise gave to the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, or EURO, which was founded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, the Southern Poverty Law Center has said the organization is a "hate group," and that Scalise should resign his leadership post in the Congress.

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  9. Steve Scalise: David Duke says Louisiana GOP congressman being 'thrown under the bus'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | The Mississippi Press

    On the eve of the Louisiana gubernatorial election against Edwin Edwards, David Duke is greeted by throngs of supporters in Metairie, November 15, 1991. Edwards defeated Duke.

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  10. If Steve Scalise made one mistake, his apology should suffice: James VarneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | The Times-Picayune

    ... a clear idea of what this EURO group was all about when he was asked to say a few completely unrelated words at a Metairie conference 12 years ago that would be another thing. Indeed, reasonable people could see that as a firing offense kind of ...

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  11. Speaker John Boehner: Steve Scalise made "error in judgement," will remain Majority WhipRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | The Times-Picayune

    ... Scalise to step down from the leadership post after he acknowledged speaking at a white supremacists' conference in Metairie in 2002. Boehner called Scalise's appearance at the event "an error in judgement" and said he has his "full confidence as ...

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  12. Steve Scalise should have had sense not to speak to group of white nationalists: Jarvis DeBerryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | NOLA.com

    ... Unity and Rights Organization to see what it was about before he spoke at an event the group held at Metairie's Landmark Best Western Hotel in May 2002. And what might the European-American Unity and Rights Organization be about? If that question ...

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  13. Steve Scalise denials not believable and he should resign as whip, civil rights group saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | The Times-Picayune

    U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is facing criticism for his decision to give a speech in 2002 to the David Duke-created European-American Unity and Rights Organization . Scalise on Monday acknowledged that he spoke at a conference of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization in Metairie in 2002, when he was a Louisiana state representative.

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  14. Louisiana's Steve Scalise in liberal media crosshairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | BayouBuzz.com

    U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise is in the midst of a political firestorm for attending a 2002 event sponsored by EURO, European-American Unity and Rights Organization, a white rights group founded by former KKK leader David Duke. The conference, which was held at the Landmark Hotel in Metairie, created some controversy so the organizers decided to limit attendance to members who paid a fee.

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  15. David Duke Threatens to Release Names of Politicians With Whom He Has TiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | Little Green Footballs

    ... at which Scalise appeared in 2002. The Times-Picayune about the growing controversy over his appearance at the Metairie event, Scalise said it is ridiculous to suggest he was involved with the group, which was created by former Ku Klux Klan leader ...

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  16. Scalise: suggestion he was involved with Duke group is "ludicrous"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | CBS News

    ... state politics, was the first to report the speech. The EURO confererence, held at a Best Western hotel in Metairie, Louisiana, was benignly described in promotional material unearthed by White as an "all-day training workshop designed to teach the ...

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  17. 90-year-old ballroom dancer in Metairie inspires younger studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | The Times-Picayune

    When Pearl Marzoni steps on the dance floor at the Starlight Ballroom in Metairie, she has only one thought in mind. "I'm in heaven," said Marzoni, a Metairie resident.

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  18. Disturbing details in Darren Sharper rape case come out during hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | NOLA.com

    ... last week, his father, veteran St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's officer Joe Licciardi drove him to FBI headquarters in Metairie -- with FBI vehicles driving in front and in back of them, and an airplane flying above them, Horner said. News of the ...

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  19. Radio Gonbo Kreyol Fundraising Gala - The Voice of the Haitian CommunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | WWOZ

    On December 27th Radio Gonbo Kreyol will hold it's 2nd annual fundraising gala at the Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel in Metairie. Join us for an unforgettable night of entertainment with 16 year old singing superstar Sheimyrah Mighty, talented Haitian drummer Damas Fanfan Louis along with the legendary Bill Summers, Dj Son from West Palm Beach and more! Dinner and drinks provided.

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  20. Blue Dog art thieves nabbed after posting stolen art on CraigslistRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    ... that was trying to sell the painting, a Jared Thomas, and coordinated a meeting for the next afternoon here in Metairie. Mr. Thomas showed up with the piece of artwork we were able to procure an arrest," Normand said. Thomas told investigators he ...

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