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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, La. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Former La. Dem Governor to Run For Congress 3 Years After Release From Federal Prison

Three years after his release from a federal prison, 86-year-old former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards announced Monday that he will enter the race for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, ending months of speculation about his political future.

03/17/2014

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Guide to New Orleans’ 2014 Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras 2014 may be a few weeks away, but Carnival season has already begun in New Orleans, with brightly colored parades throughout the city and much more to come.

02/18/2014

File photo of Sen. Mary Landrieu. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Landrieu On Obamacare: ‘I Would Support It Again’

A Democratic senator battling for re-election would still vote for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.

12/06/2013

This Oct. 21, 2013 photo shows the U.S. government Internet health insurance exchange HealthCare.gov. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

La. Insurance Commissioner: 80,000 Residents Won’t Be Able To Keep Current Health Plan Under Obamacare

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says at least 80,000 people in Louisiana won’t be able to keep their current insurance coverage because of the federal health overhaul.

11/05/2013

File photo of the U.S. Capitol. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Looming Because Of Obamacare

Republicans in the House stated Wednesday they will not pass two crucial bills unless all of the funding for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is dropped.

09/19/2013

Willie Robertson of the television show "Duck Dynasty" waits to throw out the first pitch prior a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins at Busch Stadium on July 7, 2013 in St. Louis, Mo. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Poll: Louisiana Voters Don’t Want ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star To Run For Congress

Louisiana voters would by “happy, happy, happy” not to see one of the “Duck Dynasty” stars run for Congress.

08/21/2013

File photo of Sen. Mary Landrieu. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Landrieu: Federal Officials Having Difficulty Getting Online Insurance Marketplaces Set Up By Deadline

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said Wednesday that the resistance of Republican state leaders to the Affordable Care Act was “hurting people” by making it more difficult to carry out the insurance changes required by the federal health care law.

08/15/2013

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3rd Suspect in Killing of Md. Toddler Arrested in Louisiana

Baltimore police say they have arrested a third suspect in the murder of a 1-year-old baby after an investigation that led to Louisiana.

07/28/2013

Governors have broken into a partisan on-camera feud at the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama.r ambitions. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Governors Battle Local Problems While Eyeing 2016 Race

Republican governors are often seen as innovative policymakers and potential presidential candidates, but a few are struggling with political or ethical problems that might crimp their ambitions.

05/01/2013

File photo of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Jindal: Liking People Is Key To Expanding GOP Tent

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says the Republican Party needs to go back to basics to attract the broad coalition of voters credited with putting President Barack Obama back in the White House.

11/18/2012

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