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Pelosi Says She’s ‘Optimistic’ About Debt Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she is "optimistic" that a deal can still be reached to prevent the nation from defaulting on its debt.

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Mad At The Government Shutdown? This Website Lets You Drunk Dial Congress And Tell Them Off!

Are you fed up with the FEDS and want to give em a piece of your mind? Then have a few drinks and head on over to www.drunkdialcongress.org and make it happen! Whether you're a Federal worker who's out of work right now, or you've just had ENOUGH.

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Cellphone Ban In St. Landry Council Meetings Proposed

A St. Landry Parish councilman thinks council members and those in attendance at council meetings should put away their cellphones. What do you think? Is this government trying to legislate personal freedoms or is this another example of common courtesy being destroyed by an electronic device?

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Congress Gridlocked Over Continuing Resolution Legislation
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Federal Government Shuts Down, No One Knows for How Long

As of 12:01 a.m. EST on Tuesday, the federal government closed down. Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate were unable to reach an agreement on a budget or a temporary fix, known as a continuing resolution, before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.

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Tax Amnesty For Louisiana Taxpayers Begins Today

If you owe the State of Louisiana money in unpaid taxes now is the time to act. The tax amnesty program hopes to raise $200 million in revenue for state government.

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Money For Nothing – Louisiana Taxpayers Funding Empty Prison Beds

It's bad enough that I pay for air conditioning and cable TV so those that have wronged society can be comfortable. Now I am being told I am also on the hook for empty beds whether the bad guys check in or not.

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Conservative Leaders Speak At Chicago CPAC Meeting
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Jindal Slams Voucher Lawsuit In New TV Ad

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal is running a new TV ad statewide that attacks a federal lawsuit challenging his voucher program.

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The IRS Wastes Approximately $10,000 Of YOUR MONEY On Another Dumb Video [Video]

Today, the IRS released to the Committee another parody video made with taxpayer dollars. This time, the video is a parody of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice.” Based on information provided by the IRS, the cost of the video was approximately $10,000 and was made to be shown at an IRS Small Business/Self-Employed Division Conference.

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Report: Louisiana Is the Most Corrupt State in America

We're number one, We're number one! Cleaning up Louisiana politics was one of the promises that Bobby Jindal made while running for the office a few years ago. It appears as though he may have been unable to keep that promise to the people of our state.

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U.S. Miltary Action In Syria – Here Is How To Let Your Voice Be Heard

Military action in Syria, the consequences of doing or not doing anything will have an effect on the United States. What do you think? We have the contact information for Acadiana's congressional delegation available for your right here.

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