SPONSORED: First Lady, In Holiday Mode

First Lady Donna Edwards brings more than her beloved holiday décor to Baton Rouge. She also brings a familial tradition and a taste of her hometown, …

Governor Surprises House GOP Retreat

Members of the House Republican Delegation gathered in New Orleans today for a policy retreat, but they haven't been meeting alone. Gov. John Bel …

The Beltway Beat

— Congressman Garret Graves on President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Army Corps of Engineers: “I’ll be very candid. This nomination was a …

Political Chatter

— [Hello. You have exactly three months until the start of the 2018 regular session. This message will self destruct in 20 seconds...]  — A new …

LOWDOWN: The Bird & Carter Caucuses

They say birds of a feather flock together. But what about featherless legislators with bird-like names? Also, how many Carters does it take to …

SPONSORED: A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

Despite the horrors of the day, the attack on Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941) shaped both the generation who survived it and their descendants for years …

#HBD TRACKERS!

— Tuesday 12/05: Former Congressman Rodney Alexander, Baton Rouge Councilman Buddy Amoroso and Charles Landry — Wednesday 12/06: Sen. Dale Erdey, …

Remarks from Mary Landrieu

Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu was presented with the Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award this past weekend by the Louisiana Center for Women in …

The Beltway Beat

— Congressman Ralph Abraham went duck hunting with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue this past weekend, in a couple of different blinds in Morehouse and …

Political Chatter

— Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards hosted their Christmas festivities at the Governor’s Mansion today. — The First Lady’s also …

LOWDOWN: Crowley Vs. Winnfield (Where’s The Real Political Muscle?)

Which Louisiana city has the best political crop? Is it Crowley or Winnfield? Or is it somewhere else? State Rep. John Stefanski of Crowley stepped …

Sponsored: The Spirit Of Metanoia

Metanoia is an ancient Greek word meaning “the journey of changing one's mind, heart, self and way of life.” But in an undisclosed haven in the …

The Beltway Beat

— Dan Fagan in The Advocate: Is U.S. Sen. John Kennedy really anti-abortion? We get the “real answer” tomorrow, when the Senate holds a hearing …

Political Chatter

— Gov. John Bel Edwards is in Washington, D.C., today with Rep. Tanner Magee, Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections deputy assistant …

Alford: Cybersecurity a Burgeoning Issue

Hang around the process long enough and you’ll recognize the same phrases being parroted in each and every regular session of the Louisiana …

LaHistory: Bob Kennon and the JFK Mailer

By Mitch Rabalais In late November, Louisiana politics is usually consumed with the excitement of the final weeks before an election — and 1963 was …

From the LaRC: Huey’s Been Drinking Again

We thought you’d enjoy this… The Louisiana Research Collection scored this great photograph of Huey P. Long, captured in August 1933 at the "Yes, We …

POD: Our Ex-Cop-Gone-Congressman

Next month will mark Congressman Clay Higgins’ first full year of serving in U.S. House. We talked to Higgins on the pod back in the spring, when he …

LOWDOWN: Jimmie Davis + 3 Legislative Factoids

That time Louisiana's governor rode his horse into the Capitol building... Plus we recall that very uncomfortable period when two different …

Duncan Devotees Target Kennedy

This story was first published for subscribers to LaPolitics Weekly on Nov. 9, 2017. Wish you had read it then? Subscribe now!   U.S. …

They Said It

These were first published for subscribers to LaPolitics Weekly on Nov. 9, 2017. Wish you had read it then? Subscribe now! “I had a 4.0 at my …

BREAKING: Sexual Harassment Claims Precede Resignation In Governor’s Office

Over the past week sources have confirmed to LaPolitics that sexual allegations were going to be leveled against one of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ key …

Turkey Talking, Fool! (Rick Ward & The Presidents)

In this week's episode of The Lowdown we're talking turkey, fool! And you better believe that Louisiana politicians, like Sen. Rick Ward, and …

They Said It

These were first published for subscribers to LaPolitics Weekly on Nov. 2 and Oct. 26, 2017. Wish you had read it then? Subscribe now! “The …

Sponsored: A Little Bit Beltway, A Little Bit Bayou

Paige Hensgens Hightower has the best of both worlds – a little bit Beltway and a little bit bayou. Her love for Capitol Hill and her heart for …