Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

All 67 counties in the Sunshine State are facing a state-ordered deadline of Thursday to complete their recounts, and half had already begun by Monday.

Colorado voted to abolish slavery in their state – in 2018

Brian Kemp steps down as secretary of state after declaring victory over Stacey Abrams in Georgia governor’s race

Mayor Cantrell marks 6 months in office, talks budget in one-on-one interview

Fantasy sports betting online expected to be up and running by next year

Jeff Sessions out as attorney general

Trump celebrates GOP midterm victories despite loss of House to Democrats

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  Cedric Richmond comfortably holds on to 2nd District seat

Steve Scalise re-elected as congressman of the 1st District of Louisiana

A shift in power on Capitol Hill could paralyze the Trump agenda, local pundits say

What happened to the ‘I Voted’ stickers?

Facebook blocks accounts for possible election meddling by Russia and others

Get an Uber, Lyft, Lime to cast your vote on Election Day, use promo code for discounts

How to report suspected voter fraud

The United States Attorney’s Office, the FBI, and the Department of Justice say they all stand ready to review and investigate any allegations of voter fraud in Tuesday’s general election.

Rihanna says she doesn’t want Trump using her song at his ‘tragic rallies’

Last year, the singer entrepreneur referred to the president as an “Immoral Pig” when he banned citizens from Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S. (Source: Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Pizza to the Polls delivers free pies to voters stuck in long lines

Pizza to the Polls takes reports of long polling lines and then sends pizza to those locations.

Press conference will address new voting locations in Orleans Parish

Morrell is expected to review Tuesday’s election ballots.

  In Georgia, online voting database problem leads to countercharge of hacking

These 2018 midterm candidates can make history with a victory

High turnouts for early voting could impact mid-term election results

Pink wave: Women poised for political leadership in 2018 midterms

Dillard University tracks competitive US House races

Barbra Streisand to release anti-Trump album and star in ‘Carpool Karaoke’

La. governor, delegation debriefed on unrest in Middle East

An Israeli soldier explained the nation’s defense concerns to Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana delegation to Israel Tuesday. The group then toured Golan Heights, an historic and often disputed point that gives its occupants the high ground in battle.

As synagogues tighten security, La. representatives call for calmer political rhetoric

Cassidy, Scalise and Richmond condemned Pittsburgh massacre and called for less caustic political rhetoric.

La. delegation in Israel signs agreement that could lead to major developments in flooding, erosion

On Monday, members of the Project Star Delegation signed an agreement that could lead to major research developments in Louisiana’s constant battle with flooding and erosion.

Cassidy discusses effort to lower health care costs

Cassidy will speak to the St. Tammany West Chamber Healthcare Alliance in Mandeville on legislation he helped pass which bans pharmacy gag clauses.

Campbell VP who tweeted Soros conspiracy theory leaves company

On Twitter on Monday, Kelly Johnston alleged the Open Society Foundations, which was founded by businessman and activist George Soros, was assisting the caravan by providing what he called “troop carriers” and “rail cars.”

Troops may be sent to halt caravan at border

The U.S. is expected to send troops to the border as part of a plan to prevent a migrant caravan from entering the country.

  Defense Secretary Mattis may send at least 800 troops to southern border

Mattis may send around 800 troops to help border patrol agents when the caravan of migrants reaches the U.S.-Mexico border.

Campaign 2018: Parish-by-Parish early voting locations

Early voting starts Tuesday with all six congressional seats up for grabs.

Louisianans to vote on unanimous jury amendment in November election

Both the democratic and republican parties of Louisiana support the bill. The District Attorney's Association does not.

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

Two Republican congressmen trying to win re-election while under indictment in a fresh test of partisanship in the Trump era

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions

Today is the last day to register to vote in LA

Louisiana residents have until midnight to register online.

Brister sends St. Tammany council trimmed budget proposal, report says

The 2019 budget puts operating costs at $99 million, and capital expenses at about $20 million.

How to register to vote in Louisiana

The deadline is Oct. 16.

Both sides of abortion debate ponder extent of Justice Kavanaugh’s impact

Local pro-live advocates are hopeful Kavanaugh's appointment will help in their fight.

Nearly 200 female Louisiana lawyers urge block of Kavanaugh nomination

Nearly 200 female Louisiana lawyers have signed a petition urging the state’s two United States senators to vote against nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Covington Police Chief confirms he is running for St. Tammany sheriff

Tim Lentz retired last month after serving as chief of the Covington Police Department for five years.

Sen. Kennedy: FBI findings in Kavanaugh probe should be public

Debate continues over whether the FBI can do a thorough and fair investigation of the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh given the time the agency was allotted by the White House.

Senate passes duplication of benefits fix; heads to president’s desk for signature

The Senate passed legislation Wednesday reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Sen. Cassidy: New North American trade deal a ‘major victory' for Louisiana’s economy

The trade deal replacing NAFTA is being met with mixed-feelings, both nationally and locally.

Official says basis of Canada-US deal has been reached

The new deal is said to result in "freer markets and fairer trade."

Trump orders ‘limited’ new FBI probe after judiciary committee sends Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to Senate for vote

President Trump said the supplemental FBI probe into Brett Kavanaugh must be limited in scope, and last no longer than a week.

  Analysts discuss Kavanaugh, Ford testimony

Louisiana Senator John Kennedy had the last line of questioning Thursday, giving Judge Kavanaugh a final chance to confirm the allegations against him.

The Latest: Trump postpones meeting with Rosenstein

President Donald Trump has postponed his highly anticipated meeting with embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until next week

Budget committee reviews cost of ridding traffic cameras

The Budget Committee will listen to a presentation on what it would cost to get rid of the cameras, something Cantrell ran her campaign on.

Here’s what to expect at the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify separately about her allegation of sexual assault at a high school party in the early 1980s.

White House postpones meeting between Trump, Rosenstein

President Donald Trump says his would prefer to keep Rod Rosenstein and not fire the deputy attorney general

Still employed, Rod Rosenstein to meet with Trump Thursday

As deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein had been in charge of the Russia investigation.

As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

The new allegations date back to Kavanaugh's freshman year at Yale University.

Voter Registration Week set for Sept. 24 - 28

The Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office reported it is hosting Voter Registration Week activities September 24 through September 28 aimed at registering eligible citizens to vote.

‘Unbelievable’: Bald eagle lands on fire truck during 9/11 tribute

Many Facebook users expressed their belief the event was “a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others.”

Trump Jr. says he ’fixed” Nike ad with photo of his presidential father

The text on the photo remains the same, reading, "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything."

Trump rips searing Times op-ed from unnamed senior official

A senior Trump administration official writes an opinion piece in The New York Times claiming to be part of a group of people "working diligently from within" to impede President Donald Trump's "worst inclinations" and ill-conceived parts of his agenda

Trump’s disapproval rating reaches all-time high

According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Friday 60 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Trump is doing.

Liberal Gillum, Trump-backed DeSantis win Florida primaries

Trump-backed DeSantis wins Florida GOP gubernatorial primary

Louisiana GOP looks to prevent Republican support for John Bel Edwards

According to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, the Republican Party’s State Central Committee voted Saturday in favor of new rules.

Take ‘Em Down NOLA rallies for removal of more monuments

Take 'Em Down NOLA believes the monuments symbolize slavery and white supremacy.

New voting machines can help restore confidence in elections, Secretary of State says

The replacement comes after allegations of Russian interference in federal elections and general uncertainty about the integrity of 2016 election results.

  Vice President Pence in New Orleans to help raise funds for House Republicans

A benefit dinner at the World War II Museum raised over a million dollars for House Republicans. Majority Whip Steve Scalise hosted the event and Vice President Mike Pence appeared as a guest speaker.

Council meets on S&WB

The meeting comes after a major shakeup at the board.

Vice President Pence meeting with WWII vets

The Vice President of the United States will visit New Orleans Thursday.

Several candidates qualify for Louisiana primaries

Several candidates have qualified for Louisiana's upcoming primary election.

City Council drops demand for billing system records from Sewerage & Water Board

A city council member plans to drop his demand for records concerning the Sewerage and Water Board's billing system, according to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.

Political spat could be factor in secretary of state race

Louisiana is famous for its political spats, and the latest between two Republicans could be a factor in the upcoming special election for secretary of state.

Governor: Louisiana National Guard will stay on border despite 'abhorrent' family separation policy

Gov. John Bel Edwards released a statement regarding the presence of the Louisiana National Guard providing assistance on the Southern border on Wednesday.

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Live election results and coverage from across the state.

Candidates, voters get ready for last day of campaigning

Candidates running for office locally and statewide are making a final push to sway undecided voters.

Several voting locations moving ahead of election

There will be some polling changes in Orleans Parish for the Oct. 24 election.

Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Raul Castro

It was the briefest of moments, just seconds, two presidents shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries amid a gaggle of world leaders together to honor the late Nelson Mandela.

Ex-San Diego mayor sentenced for harassment

Bob Filner was sentenced Monday to three months of home confinement and three years of probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego.

George W. Bush presidential portrait unveiled

President Barack Obama is sharing a stage with former President George W. Bush in a friendly White House welcome for the unveiling of the 43rd president's official portrait.