Two candidates from different ideological outposts and regions of the country — a conservative Southerner, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and an establishment-aligned Midwesterner, Peter Roskam of Illinois — are challenged by a third who could play the role of spoiler for tea party hopes.

"It's about politics, it's not about education."

LPSO carouselState police say four deputies who were fired from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office in April following an inmate's beating have been arrested.

A group of environmentalists is planning an eight-day march from Grand Isle to the governor's mansion.

Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter on Monday left open the possibility of expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program to cover more of the working poor.

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