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Steve Scalise’s short honeymoon

blogs.theadvocate.com — U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise hasn't even formally assumed his new job of House Majority Whip, but his honeymoon may already be over -- at least as far as the national media's concerned. And I'm not talking about the so-called liberal media. Fox News' Chris Wallace hit the Metairie lawmaker with some tough follow-up Sunday after...

Morning Rumblings: Wisconsin wanted home-and-home with LSU (and more)

blogs.theadvocate.com — You know that neutral site series between LSU and Wisconsin in 2014 (Houston) and 2016 (Lambeau Field)? It could have been played at each team's stadium, but LSU declined that offer. Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez told that to the Wisconsin State Journal at Big Ten media days.

Scalise assumes House leadership position Thursday

theadvocate.com — Washington - It's moving day for U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise. He's moving up in the hierarchy of the ruling Republican majority in the House of Representatives Thursday, officially assuming the No. 3 post of whip, to which he was elected by his Republican colleagues June 19.
Jul 31, 2014

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Jul 30, 2014

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Hikes in health coverage rates sought

theadvocate.com — Close to 45,000 Louisiana policyholders could see the rates for their health coverage jump anywhere from 10 percent to nearly 20 percent next year, and the state's largest insurer says the Affordable Care Act is a major reason.