Washington (CNN) - Lindy Boggs was only 24 when she arrived in Washington as the top political adviser to her husband, newly elected to Congress. Thirty-two years later, the seat became hers after Hale Boggs was presumed dead in a plane crash, and she made her own mark as an advocate for women and minorities.
Boggs died Saturday at the age of 97, according to ABC News, where Boggs' daughter Cokie Roberts is a political contributor. A cause of death was not specified.
(CNN) – Sen. Mary Landrieu's 21-year-old son was arrested in New Orleans early Friday after police say he failed to stop his car after striking a pedestrian, and subsequently failed a field sobriety test.
Conner Snellings was booked on charges of driving while intoxicated, hit and run, driving the wrong way on a one way street, failing to maintain control of a vehicle, and possession of alcohol in a vehicle, the New Orleans Police Department said.
Washington (CNN) – Bill Cassidy's strategy is simple. The congressman from Louisiana, who Wednesday officially announced his Republican challenge to Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, is tying her to President Barack Obama.
"It's going to be a tough race. I'm running against Sen. Mary Landrieu, who's been there for 18 years, and against the most powerful man in the world, Barack Obama. President Obama wants Sen. Landrieu re-elected. She supports President Obama 97% of the time, has given him a blank for his wasteful spending," says the three term federal lawmaker, who represents Louisiana's sixth congressional district, in a campaign video announcing his bid for the Senate.
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden was back on the campaign trail Saturday, stumping in Louisiana for Sen. Mary Landrieu.
Landrieu, a Democrat in red Louisiana, could face an uphill battle for a fourth term in 2014.
(CNN) - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who captured the drama of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with an "SOS" call to the nation, was indicted Friday on 21 federal corruption charges, including bribery, money laundering, fraud and filing false tax returns.
Nagin allegedly defrauded the city through "a bribery and kickback scheme" in which he received checks, cash, wire transfers, personal services and free travel from businessmen seeking favorable treatment, the 25-page federal indictment says.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Rep. Charles Boustany defeated Rep. Jeff Landry in the final unsettled U.S. House race of the 2012 campaign on Saturday, according to unofficial election results from the Louisiana secretary of state.
The 2010 census cost Louisiana a seat, and redistricting led to the two Republican incumbents facing off in a head-to-head bid for re-election.
(CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is keeping mum about his interest in running for president in 2016, but is speaking out about the Republican Party's direction and will soon find himself with an opportunity to prove his chops as a party leader.
"I got the best job in the world and I'm going to be focused on being governor of this great state for the next three years and being chairman of RGA next year and getting a bunch of great Republican governors elected," he said in an interview with Politico published Tuesday morning.
Washington (CNN) – Sometimes in politics, things are black and white – like the historically wide gulf between the black community and the conservative movement.
But a new effort by FreedomWorks, a conservative organization associated with the tea party movement, aims to change that. And a prominent African-African progressive activist says he thinks the outreach effort is premature, misguided and, therefore, not likely to be successful.
With an event Wednesday evening in Pittsburgh, FreedomWorks is launching its national "Black and White Tour," an explicit, unapologetic effort to lobby African-Americans on economic policy issues at the core of the agenda of many fiscal conservatives involved in tea party activism.
New Orleans (CNN) - President Barack Obama toured storm-damaged St. John the Baptist parish and Laplace, Louisiana, late Monday afternoon, and received a briefing from local officials on the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Isaac.
Speaking to members of the media following his tour, the president thanked local and federal officials for what he called their "extraordinary work" both preparing for and recovering from the devastation caused by last week's hurricane.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama and Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana spoke about jobs in their Labor Day weekend weekly addresses, with Obama focused on jobs performed by members of the military and Scalise on Republican jobs proposals in Congress.
The Louisiana Republican represents part of the state hit this week by Hurricane Isaac, which left many displaced and hundreds of thousands without power Saturday, as well as by Hurricane Katrina seven years before.