The huge schism among elements of the Republican Party in the U.S. House of Representatives -- and how it plays out the midterm elections -- was on display last week as the lower chamber lurched toward approving raising the $17 trillion debt limit so the United States wouldn't go into default.
The sweeping report on problems facing the Republican Party calls for a lot of soul-searching and rethinking if the GOP wants to emerge from the identity muck in which it is wallowing after having lost the last two U.S. presidential elections.
Two prosecutors from the D.A.'s office in Jefferson Parish -- New Orleans -- are in trouble with their boss for wearing neckties depicting a hangman's noose and the Grim Reaper at a recent hearing in a capital murder case.
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