President Donald Trump

Jeff Landry fights to keep Trump immigration rule that Biden changed

BY: - March 11, 2021

President Joe Biden’s administration declined March 9 to defend in court a policy established by President Donald Trump that denied entry into the United States for immigrants that the government predicted would eventually need some kind of public benefits.  The U.S. Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed pending cases, and according […]

Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump’s election call to state elections official

BY: - February 16, 2021

Fulton County (Ga.) prosecutors are launching a wide-ranging criminal investigation into attempts to overturn last year’s presidential election results in Georgia.  Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis sent letters Wednesday to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Gov. Brian Kemp, Attorney General Chris Carr and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan asking them to preserve documents and other […]

Louisiana Election Integrity Commission folds after two meetings

U.S. House votes to again impeach Trump, as a ‘clear and present danger’

BY: and - January 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, charging him with inciting violent rioters last week who rampaged through the U.S. Capitol, temporarily derailing the tally of presidential votes and leading to at least five deaths. The 232-197 vote concluded a swift, truncated process in the House, […]

In opposing impeachment, Rep. Steve Scalise quotes Lincoln, promotes ‘healing’

BY: - January 13, 2021

Rep. Steve Scalise, the House Republican Whip who represents Louisiana’s First Congressional District, quoted Abraham Lincoln Wednesday and called for healing as pushed back against Democrats’ motion to impeach President Donald Trump a second time. Scalise, who was shot in 2017 by a gunman targeting Republicans and saved by U.S. Capitol Police, praised the officers […]

Democrats unveil resolution to impeach Trump, fearing a self-pardon

BY: - January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — Among the factors undergirding the new effort by House Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump again is a controversial legal theory that doing so could bar him from pardoning himself, according to those involved. The theory is among the many reasons — and there are many, as tempers still flare after an violent […]

How the 25th Amendment could be employed to quickly remove Donald Trump from office

BY: - January 7, 2021

This story has been updated to include President Trump’s acknowledgement that “a new administration” will take office this month. WASHINGTON — A rapidly rising number of federal lawmakers are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office, either through a process outlined in the 25th Amendment or through impeachment. The Democratic leaders of the […]

Louisiana congressional members respond to Trump’s violent mobs at Capitol

BY: and - January 6, 2021

Members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation spoke out against a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol in what some lawmakers from other states are describing as an attempted coup incited by President Donald Trump to prevent Congress from certifying the November election results. At least one woman was shot and killed during the chaos, according […]

Congress overrides Trump’s veto of annual defense authorization bill

BY: - January 1, 2021

  WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Friday in an 81-13 vote joined the House in overriding President Donald Trump’s veto of a $740 billion defense policy bill, the first veto override of Trump’s tenure.  That means the annual defense policy measure will become law despite Trump’s opposition. The House on Monday had voted 322-87 […]

AG Jeff Landry pulls Louisiana into another conservative-backed lawsuit — NRA v. New York

BY: - December 24, 2020

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has inserted the state into another lawsuit championed by conservatives — this one involving the State of New York and the National Rifle Association. New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a civil case against four NRA executives accusing them of siphoning off the nonprofit’s money for their own […]

COMMENTARY

Louisiana’s Republican officials continue seeking praise from one-term, lame-duck president

BY: - December 18, 2020

In the run up to this year’s presidential election, instead of revealing a platform explaining what Republicans stand for, the Republican National Committee stated its support for Donald Trump. That decision confirmed what was already apparent: Trump does not belong to the Republican Party. The Republican Party belongs to Trump. It’s no surprise, then, that […]

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos heads for the exits, leaving a legacy of turmoil

BY: - December 15, 2020

WASHINGTON—In four years in office, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos failed to broaden her appeal beyond the moment she won a wild Senate confirmation fight by the closest of margins. She didn’t even try. Instead, the billionaire Michigan native and Republican megadonor championed private and charter schools, often trying to funnel federal funding toward them. […]

What if Donald Trump can’t stay on the ticket for November’s election?

BY: - October 3, 2020

President Donald Trump’s diagnosis with COVID-19 just a month before Election Day raises the question of what happens in the unlikely case a nominee is unable to continue as a candidate for the presidency. The answer is murky at best, and complicated, with little precedent to follow.  Trump arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical […]