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  • Fed moves to bar bailouts of failing firms 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 6:03 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve officials have moved to prevent the central bank from bailing out failing companies, a power it exercised during the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Analysis: Edwards' victory has ripple effect across politics 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 5:16 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - While analysts were still sifting through the results of the Louisiana governor's race, politicians already were moving beyond how it happened that a Democrat won the job and looking ahead to the ramifications of voters' decision.

  • Medicaid expansion timeline under Edwards may be slowed 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:53 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - While he pledged to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program on "day one" in office, Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards is finding out that might be trickier than he thought.

  • 'School choice' community wary of new governor Edwards 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 5:31 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards' alliances with education unions and traditional public school leaders are drawing concern that Louisiana's next governor will seek to revisit legislative battles over charter schools and the state's voucher program.

  • Congressmen readying for announcement on US Senate race 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 5:09 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Two of Louisiana's congressmen are making it clear they intend to run for the U.S. Senate next year, after Republican David Vitter announced he won't seek re-election.

  • Republicans' tough Senate map gets another twist 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 5:03 pm

    WASHINGTON - Republicans' plans to defend their Senate majority in 2016 just got a bit more complicated.

  • After victory, Edwards starts piecing together transition story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-22-15 6:26 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Fresh off a strong victory in the Louisiana governor's race, Democrat John Bel Edwards began to work Sunday on his plans for the transition into his new office and an upcoming term in which he'll have to grapple with a hefty state financial crisis.

  • The Latest: Louisiana chose hope, says Edwards after win 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 11:28 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The latest news in the 2015 Louisiana election (all times local):

  • Jindal plan to close $487M budget deficit wins approval 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 12:55 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers have agreed to Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to rebalance the state's budget and close a $487 million deficit.

  • Refugee flap overtakes state issues in La. governor's race 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 7:47 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana governor's race has taken a surprising turn into foreign policy ahead of Saturday's election, as TV political ads and campaign rhetoric shifted this week to the Paris terrorist attacks and the wisdom of allowing Syrian refugees into U.S. borders.

  • Jindal heads home to Louisiana after ending presidential bid 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 3:19 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - After ending his run for the Republican presidential nomination, Gov. Bobby Jindal was back in Louisiana on Wednesday, grappling with state budget troubles and beginning to plan for the transition to his replacement.

  • Campaign mail piece from anti-Vitter group talks to voters 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 4:01 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A group running a campaign against Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter in the Louisiana governor's race is turning his former rivals' words against him, literally.

  • Final governor's race debate marked by exchange of attacks 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 9:42 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter did little to mask their distaste for each other Monday night in the final statewide TV debate of the governor's race ahead of this weekend's runoff election.

  • Syrian refugees an issue in the Louisiana governor's race 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 5:29 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republicans used a national debate about resettling Syrian refugees as a point of attack Monday against Democratic candidate John Bel Edwards in the Louisiana governor's race, even though states appear to have little control over the flow of refugees.

  • Early voting up 16 percent for Saturday governor's runoff 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 8:31 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Early voting for Saturday's runoff elections for governor and other offices is up 16 percent from primary figures, with the largest increases in urban areas.

  • State: 14 Syrian refugees resettled in Louisiana this year 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 8:07 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal has told the White House he wants to know how many Syrian refugees have been placed in Louisiana. The Republican said he wants that and other information "in hopes that the night of horror in Paris is not duplicated here."

  • Bobby Jindal won't endorse in Louisiana governor's race 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 4:56 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Term-limited Gov. Bobby Jindal said Friday that he won't publicly back a candidate in the Nov. 21 runoff election to choose his successor.

  • Vitter lags Edwards in latest governor's race fundraising 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 5:11 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Democrat John Bel Edwards is outraising Republican rival David Vitter in the governor's race runoff campaign, according to fundraising updates released Thursday.

  • Latest Vitter ad for governor features 'Duck Dynasty' star 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 3:11 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republican David Vitter has turned to reality TV star Willie Robertson to try to help him move past a years-old prostitution scandal that has been revived in the Louisiana governor's race.

  • Louisiana editorial roundup 
    Updated: Nov-11-15 3:57 pm

    Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers:

  • Congress OKs bill banning Guantanamo detainees from US story has photos
    Updated: Nov-11-15 12:19 am

    WASHINGTON - Congress sent President Barack Obama a $607 billion defense policy bill that he is expected to sign even though he adamantly opposes its ban on moving some Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. prisons.

  • Edwards, Vitter tangle in first debate of runoff campaign 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 4:22 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter sought to draw policy contrasts with his Democratic opponent in the Louisiana governor's race, as the two men faced off for the first time in the runoff campaign.

  • Governor candidates share common aversion to Common Core 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 6:39 am

    NEW ORLEANS - They differ in many ways but the candidates for governor in Louisiana's Nov. 21 runoff election, Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter, share an aversion to the Common Core education standards.

  • Vitter runs against Louisiana politicians in governor's race 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 9:34 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - As he looks for a message to gain ground with voters, Republican candidate for governor David Vitter has returned to a strategy that served him well in past elections: criticizing other politicians.

  • Vitter makes criminal sentencing an issue in governor's race 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 4:53 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - In his campaign for governor, Republican David Vitter is raising the specter of crime committed by released prisoners, putting a partisan spin on an effort that has bipartisan support to overhaul criminal sentencing laws.