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Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jan. 13, 2021 12:30 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Jan. 11 The Advocate on Robert Ricks Jr., a National Weather Service retiree: It’s 2021, so let’s put aside the debate about the growing power of federal bureaucrats and salute a civil servant for a job well done. Most folks probably never heard of...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 6, 2021 5:12 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Trump Still Says He Won. What Happens Next? The New York Times Jan. 5 The Republican effort to derail Congress’s electoral vote count on Wednesday will fail, and President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in at noon on...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. A deepening divide among Republicans over President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the election runs prominently through Wyoming, the state that delivered Trump's widest prevailing margin by far. Eleven Republican senators saying they will not be voting Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory include Wyoming's newly sworn in Sen. Cynthia Lummis, a Cheyenne-area rancher and former congresswoman. Vocal opponents of any such move include Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, leader of GOP messaging in the House as its third-ranking Republican (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Dividing party, Republicans poised to challenge Biden win

Jan. 5, 2021 6:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans mounting an unprecedented challenge to Joe Biden’s election win are setting up a congressional showdown on Wednesday that threatens to divide their party and the country for years to come. With protestors already gathering in Washington to support President Donald...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue, at Dalton Regional Airport, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Dalton, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says he'll 'fight like hell' to hold on to presidency

Jan. 4, 2021 11:17 PM EST

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — With mounting desperation, Donald Trump declared Monday night he would “fight like hell” to hold on to the presidency and appealed to Republican lawmakers to reverse his election loss to Joe Biden when they convene this week to confirm the Electoral College vote. ...

A coalition of senators and senators-elect have pledged to reject the results.

Republicans condemn 'scheme' to undo election for Trump

Jan. 3, 2021 11:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The extraordinary Republican effort to overturn the presidential election was condemned Sunday by an outpouring of current and former GOP officials warning the effort to sow doubt in Joe Biden's win and keep President Donald Trump in office is undermining Americans’ faith in...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to the media, Wednesday Dec. 30, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The Latest: Nancy Pelosi reelected speaker of the House

Jan. 3, 2021 5:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the new session of Congress (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Nancy Pelosi has been narrowly reelected Sunday as speaker, giving her the reins of Democrats’ slender House majority as President-elect Joe Biden sets a challenging course of producing legislation to tackle the...

Luke Letlow, R-Start, chief of staff to exiting U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, speaks after signing up to run for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District, on July 22, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies from COVID-19

Dec. 30, 2020 1:46 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The death of a newly elected U.S. representative from Louisiana of complications related to COVID-19 stunned the state's political circles Wednesday and became the latest brutal reminder of how dangerous the coronavirus can be. Luke Letlow, who was only 41 and had no known...

Luke Letlow, R-Start, chief of staff to exiting U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, speaks after signing up to run for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District, on July 22, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dead from COVID-19

Dec. 29, 2020 11:18 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Luke Letlow, Louisiana's incoming Republican member of the U.S. House, died Tuesday night from complications related to COVID-19 only days before he would have been sworn into office. He was 41. Letlow spokesman Andrew Bautsch confirmed the congressman-elect's death at Ochsner-LSU...

FILE - In this April 22, 2020, file photo, pallbearers, who were among only 10 allowed mourners, walk the casket for internment at the funeral for Larry Hammond, who died from the coronavirus, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in New Orleans. Hammond was Mardi Gras royalty, and would have had hundreds of people marching behind his casket in second-line parades. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Pandemic, hurricanes top Louisiana news for 2020

Dec. 28, 2020 6:54 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana, like the rest of the country, was hit hard in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also was pummeled by hurricane after hurricane and faced a variety of accusations of racial injustice. The year’s top stories: COVID-19 The new coronavirus infected more than one in 20...

The sunsets as people arrive to vote at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Ironton, Louisiana for Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)

Analysis: Louisiana considering redesign of election system

Dec. 27, 2020 4:00 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is revisiting a decades-old debate of whether to jettison its “jungle primary” election system that regularly sees the state selecting its members of Congress later than the rest of the country. The Legislature briefly changed the congressional elections...