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Some Governors May Tell Obama to Stuff It

Feb 23, 2009
While just about every state in the Union is starving for funds, a small band of Republican governors is debating whether or not to reject the stimulus bill's cash infusion, citing concerns over future taxes. This California editor says good. Give their stimulus money to my state. It's broke.

Evangelical Leader Goes All In For McCain

Oct 2, 2008
And to think that anyone thought James Dobson would sit out this presidential race. The Christian right leader and his advocacy group, Focus on the Family Action, are planning a multistate strategy to help elect McCain, and to prevent Democratic gains in Congress while they're at it.

Ike Dials Down After Slamming Texas Shore

Sep 14, 2008
By Saturday afternoon, Hurricane Ike had been downgraded to a tropical storm, but not before unleashing its full force on Galveston and Houston, Texas, along with coastal Louisiana. Both states were dealing with widespread power outages in Ike's wake, and the extent of the damage couldn't be fully assessed until flooding subsided and debris was cleared.
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Heckuva Job, Take Two

Sep 4, 2008
How would the president rate the government's response to Hurricane Gustav? In a word: "Excellent." Eager to escape the shadow of Katrina, which has come to symbolize the incompetence of his administration, Hurricane George made landfall in Louisiana Wednesday for some hands-on disaster relief.

Bush Will Skip Convention

Sep 1, 2008
Hurricane Gustav has given the Republicans the excuse they needed to keep the unpopular president out of his party's big party. John McCain will be spared another awkward embrace while George W. Bush is off in Texas pestering survivors.

New Orleans Mayor Orders Evacuation

Aug 31, 2008
New Orleans residents began fleeing the city this weekend in preparation for Hurricane Gustav to hit the Louisiana coast just three years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin underscored the severity of the situation, telling locals they had to evacuate starting at 8 a.m. Sunday but would be wise to start earlier.

Grammy Tops Off Obama’s Winning Weekend

Feb 11, 2008
Maine caucus-goers and Grammy voters gave Barack Obama two more wins on Sunday, rounding out a weekend of victories in four states with the Grammy trophy for best spoken word album for his recording of "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream." Here's the kicker: Obama beat out former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter for the Grammy.

Momentum vs. Toughing It Out

Feb 11, 2008
With a win in the Maine caucuses, Barack Obama has scored four lopsided victories in a row and the map favors him for weeks to come. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, responded to her troubles by replacing her campaign manager. Clinton now has to hold back Obama's momentum long enough to win the big states weeks from now, a strategy that did not help Rudy Guiliani.

Super Saturday for Obama

Feb 10, 2008
Amid speculation that a long road might be in store for Democratic rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the tide turned in Obama's favor Saturday with Nebraska and Washington state caucus victories and a big win in the Louisiana primary.

Indian-American Could Beat the Odds in the South

Oct 20, 2007
The voters of Louisiana are very close to electing as their governor Bobby Jindal, a conservative Republican congressman of Indian descent. While the chattering class is preoccupied with whether the nation is ready for a black or woman president, the conservative Republicans of Louisiana, many of whom once threw their support behind former klansman David Duke, seem to have moved on.