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Louisiana Runoff: Democrats Brace For Bayou Bust
Going, going, gone? Louisiana’s runoff election on Saturday could mark the extinction of Democratic senators from the Deep South, with Sen. Mary Landrieu -- the last Southern Democrat still standing in the 2014 cycle -- expected to lose her seat of 18 years to the Republican challenger, Rep. Bill
What Washington Is Saying About Eric Garner
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING ERIC GARNER DEATH: Attorney General Eric Holder announced last night that the Justice Department will launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man who died after being placed
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE: This morning President Obama meets with the Dalai Lama at the White House, ABC’s DEE CARDEN notes. According to the Associated Press’ Josh Lederman, China “warned the meeting would ‘inflict grave damages’ on the U.S....
Ex-Con Ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwards Eyes Political Comeback
The eight years he spent in federal prison bar Edwin Edwards from running for statewide office for another decade or so, but a felony conviction won’t stop Louisiana’s longest-serving governor from running for Congress. Edwards, a Democrat, who was found guilty of 17 counts of...
85-Year-Old Former Louisiana Governor And 34-Year-Old Wife Welcome Son
Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, 85, and his wife Trina Scott Edwards, 34 — who are both soon-to-be reality television stars — announced the birth of their baby boy, Eli Wallace, via Facebook on Thursday. “At 12:52 am, we welcomed a healthy, beautiful...
President Obama to Nominate Jim Cole as Deputy AG
President Obama will nominate white collar attorney James Cole to be deputy attorney general later today, a senior administration official tells ABC News.
After 36 Years in Solitary, Prisoner's Conviction Could Be Overturned
An ongoing legal battle in Louisiana could result in the overturning of a murder conviction that sent a prisoner there to solitary confinement for 36 years. A judge recently recommended that the murder conviction of former Black Panther Albert Woodfox, now 61, be overturned. The State of Louisiana
Will Bush Pardon High-Profile Figures?
President Bush has less than two months to decide whether to pardon or commute the sentences of some controversial figures, including former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, former White House official Scooter Libby and accused terrorist John Walker Lindh. The president, who has a nearly unfettered
Record Numbers Seeking Bush Pardons
A record number of felons are seeking presidential pardons or commutations as President George W. Bush enters the final months of his term, creating one of the largest backlogs in clemency applications in recent history. More than 2,300 people applied for a pardon or commutation in fiscal 2008,
Dirty Politics, Brass-Knuckles Elections: 'Confessions of a Political Hitman'
Opposition Researcher Reveals How He Helped Defeat Gore, Kerry During His Life in the Trenches