John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, will be the next governor of Louisiana.
Asked if he would cut state funding of Catholic Charities and other non-profits assisting refugees in the resettlement process, Vitter said, “We’re looking at every tool at a governor’s and state legislature’s disposal.
In the final days of a contentious election, David Vitter’s campaign has launched an ad about the Paris terrorist attack — and against allowing Syrian refugees into the United States.
They’re “shocked and disgusted.”
Democrats seeking the party’s presidential nomination faced off in their second debate Saturday night. BuzzFeed News reporters Ruby Cramer and Evan McMorris-Santoro are in Des Moines, Iowa.
Lawyers for the detained journalist have contended that if deported back to Somalia, where he was targeted by al-Shabaab, he would likely be killed.
Reps. John Kline, Hal Rogers, and Candice Miller, among others, are being floated for a short-term role to replace John Boehner through 2016, in the wake of Kevin McCarthy’s move to drop out.
Sen. Lindsey Graham tells BuzzFeed News that Russia putting boots on the ground in Syria could tilt the balance of power in the Middle East.
If Boehner represented a bridge between old guard Reagan Republicans and the upstart hardline conservatives, his resignation is an acknowledgement that not only has the bridge been crossed, it’s been lit on fire.
Francis is the first pontiff in history to address a joint meeting of Congress. BuzzFeed News reporters Ellie Hall and John Stanton are at the event.
The pope canonized Junipero Serra, a Spanish-born Franciscan missionary, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. BuzzFeed News reporters Ellie Hall and John Stanton are reporting from outside the basilica in D.C.
The Republican candidate made the call as concerns grow over Russia’s increasing military involvement in Syria.
On Saturday, residents marked 10 years since the infamous storm devastated their city by holding festive and proud celebrations of just how far they’ve come.
Gulfside Assembly — the only place where black Americans could visit a coastal beach during Jim Crow — was once known as a civil rights mecca. Just as it was to make a comeback, Hurricane Katrina laid ruin to the retreat, leaving a dedicated few struggling to keep it from fading into historical obscurity.
The former president drew sharp criticism for his administration’s handling of the response to the catastrophe. On its 10th anniversary, he delivered a speech honoring New Orleans’ teachers.
President Obama visited New Orleans for the 10-year anniversary of Katrina. He spoke in the Lower Ninth Ward. BuzzFeed News reporter John Stanton is in New Orleans.
The president visited residents in Tremé and will deliver a speech later in the day. BuzzFeed News reporter John Stanton is reporting from New Orleans.
In the decade since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, an influx of billions of dollars and thousands of new residents has helped revitalize portions of the city. However, for some longtime residents like local MC and activist Domonique Meyers, the Crescent City is at risk of losing something much more valuable than what it has gained.
A Jindal campaign spokesperson calls the New Orleans mayor’s efforts to remove Confederate monuments, including one dedicated to a white supremacist insurrection, “political correctness run amok.”
“Criminalizing migration is profoundly immoral. The causes of migration are complex and varied, and migration per se poses no threat to public safety.”