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Obama visits flood-damaged Louisiana in show of support

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana “even after the TV cameras leave” on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he’s been slow to respond to the disaster. 715 more words

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Obama to meet slain officers' families during Louisiana tour

DENHAM SPRINGS, Louisiana — President Barack Obama — while on a trip to survey flood damage in Louisiana’s capital region on Tuesday — is expected to meet with relatives of three law enforcement officers who were shot dead in an ambush in Baton Rouge last month, a source with knowledge of the President’s schedule said. 301 more words


States File Another Lawsuit Over Obama Transgender Rules

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AUSTIN (AP) – Texas and four other states are again suing the Obama administration over its efforts to strengthen discrimination protections for transgender people. 128 more words


President Obama visits southern Louisiana

Fox News reports that President Obama landed Tuesday in southern Louisiana, arriving 10 days after the region was devastated by record flooding — after choosing not to cut short his Martha’s Vineyard vacation in spite of mounting criticism. 532 more words


President Obama heads to Louisiana, politics follows close behind

WASHINGTON (MEDIA GENERAL) — President Obama will tour flood-damaged property and speak with survivors on the ground in Louisiana after an estimated 60,000 homes were damaged this month. 223 more words

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White House Says Feds Doing Their Part In Flood Response

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern Louisiana as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority. 575 more words