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 …

Four Reasons to be Thankful This Week

If you’re a longtime subscriber to LaPolitics Weekly, or if you’ve been with The Tuesday Tracker since the beginning, then you already know we have a …

JBE & DXC

Back home in Reilly’s Banana Republican, the governor’s comms shop whipped the press corps into a frenzy Sunday afternoon by sending out an advisory …

J-B-E, THE D-E-Ms & SOME P-D-A

There’s already a followup to our recent analysis about Gov. John Bel Edwards’ rising political stock among Democrats nationally. Check out this …

Happy Birthday, Trackers!

— Tuesday 11/14: Austin Stukins — Wednesday 11/15: Ryan Berni, Andy Kopplin, Matt Dardenne, Aaron Eggleston and Pam Bounds — Thursday 11/16: …

The Beltway Beat

— Congressman Steve Scalise honored his security detail saviors from the Congressional Baseball game practice shooting at the United States Capitol …