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  • Senate approves Obama-pick McCarthy to head EPA

    July 18, 2013 2:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has approved Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency, hours after it also approved a new secretary of labor. McCarthy was approved 59-40. Minutes earlier, senators voted 69-31 to overcome Republican objections against her nomination, nine votes more than are needed to end filibusters. McCarthy... more »
  • Senate Committee clears nomination of new FBI head

    July 18, 2013 10:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved the nomination of James Comey to be director of the FBI, clearing the way for a full Senate vote. The 18-0 committee vote will send Comey's nomination to the Senate floor. The soonest a vote could take place would be early... more »
  • Obama's ATF nomination sent to full Senate

    July 11, 2013 5:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's nomination of B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been sent to the full Senate. Obama picked Jones to lead the ATF following the mass shooting in December at a Connecticut elementary school where 26 people, including 20... more »
  • Obama nominates Polite to be US attorney in NO

    June 27, 2013 12:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - President Barack Obama has nominated Kenneth Polite Jr. to serve as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The White House announced the nomination Thursday. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, had announced in February that she was recommending Polite for the New Orleans-based position. If... more »
  • Senator vows to block Labor Dept. nominee

    March 18, 2013 3:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. David Vitter says he will block President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Labor Department until he gets a response to his letter complaining about the enforcement of voting rights laws in his home state of Louisiana. Vitter's comments came just hours after Obama formally nominated... more »
  • Senate panel to vote on Defense nominee Hagel

    February 12, 2013 7:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - Chuck Hagel faces his first major hurdle in his bid to become the nation's defense secretary as a bitterly divided Senate Armed Services Committee pushes toward a vote on his nomination. The panel is scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss and vote on President Barack Obama's choice... more »
  • Defense nominee Hagel defends his record in Senate

    January 31, 2013 10:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's nominee for defense secretary is defending himself against critics who have seized on his past statements about Israel, Iran and nuclear weapons. Chuck Hagel says he cannot be defined by a single vote or quote. He insists that his worldview hasn't changed and the United... more »
  • Graham calls for delay on Brennan nomination

    January 8, 2013 10:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - A Republican senator is calling for a delay in confirming President Barack Obama's pick for CIA director until the administration provides answers on the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Libya. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that he has tried repeatedly to get answers on raid on the... more »
  • Lawyer re-nominated for federal judgeship in B.R.

    January 4, 2013 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - President Barack Obama has re-nominated Shelly Deckert Dick to fill a vacancy on the federal bench in Baton Rouge. Dick, a Baton Rouge attorney, originally was nominated in April 2012. She is one of 33 candidates for federal judgeships who were re-nominated Thursday by Obama. Obama said... more »
  • 'Lincoln,' gets a leading 7 Globe nominations

    December 13, 2012 10:23 AM

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Steven Spielberg is bringing new glory to Abraham Lincoln. The Civil War epic "Lincoln" leads the Golden Globes with seven nominations, among them best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Tied for second-place... more »
  • Southeastern channel nominated for 2 Emmys

    November 9, 2012 8:49 AM

    HAMMOND - Southeastern Louisiana University's educational access television channel has been nominated for two regional Emmy Awards. Promotional spots for Southeastern Channel-produced "Strength, Endurance, Tradition" image campaign were nominated in both the "Commercial" and "Director-Post Production" categories. Channel operations manager Steve Zaffuto produced, directed, videotaped and edited the commercials,... more »
  • Democratic convention resumes in Charlotte

    September 6, 2012 4:07 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Democratic National Convention has resumed in Charlotte, with the last night of speeches under way. The convention is expected to conclude with President Barack Obama accepting the Democratic nomination for president. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, elected in 2008, is kicking off the program. She is... more »
  • Republicans nominate Mitt Romney for president

    August 28, 2012 6:13 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Republicans have nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, culminating a long primary fight and setting the stage for a close contest against President Barack Obama. In a roll call of states Tuesday, New Jersey put Romney over the top, giving him the prize that eluded... more »
  • Republicans gavel open convention

    August 27, 2012 1:17 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Republicans have gaveled open their convention that will culminate with the nomination of Mitt Romney to be president. Party Chairman Reince Priebus banged the gavel on an abbreviated Monday session as the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac forced the GOP to cram four days of speeches and... more »
  • Romney could be nominated early in convention week

    August 24, 2012 8:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - Republican delegates will begin the roll call vote to officially nominate Mitt Romney for president on Monday at the national convention in Tampa, which could allow Romney to accept the GOP nomination earlier in the week than has occurred at previous conventions. Republican officials on Thursday said... more »
  • Gingrich says he still has a chance

    April 11, 2012 1:25 PM

    NEWARK - Newt Gingrich says he still has a chance. He says it's still possible to win the GOP presidential nomination.Campaigning today in Delaware, Gingrich said, "It's not over and he has not won it yet," referring to Mitt Romney. Yesterday, Romney moved closer to claiming the nomination after chief... more »
  • Romney halfway to clinching GOP nomination

    April 2, 2012 3:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney is halfway to clinching to the Republican nomination for president. Romney inched up to 572 delegates on Monday - exactly half the 1,144 needed - after the Tennessee Republican Party finalized delegate totals from its March 6 primary. Results in several congressional districts were too close... more »
  • GOP nomination fight is Romney vs. Santorum

    March 14, 2012 7:33 AM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Republican presidential nomination fight is heading toward Puerto Rico as a two-man race, with Rick Santorum ascendant and Mitt Romney vanquished in the Deep South. Santorum urged conservatives to "pull together" to defeat Romney after winning Tuesday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. Romney salvaged... more »
  • Roemer goes Independent

    February 22, 2012 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer is giving up his attempt to win the Republican nomination for president. But he's no giving up his bid for the White House. Roemer announced today that he is leaving the GOP after his dismal performances in the states that... more »
  • State primary registration deadline

    February 21, 2012 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote or to change parties in the Louisiana presidential preference primary next month. Registered Democrats and Republicans will vote on March 24th for who they want to get their party's presidential nomination. Only those registered in a party... more »
  • Jindal stands by Rick Perry for GOP nomination

    January 4, 2012 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's not giving up on Rick Perry as a contender for the Republican presidential nomination, despite Perry's poor showing in the Iowa caucuses. Jindal said Wednesday that he still believes in the Texas governor's viability and stands by his endorsement. The Louisiana governor... more »

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