Bloc Party is back. The British band whose debut album, Silent Alarm, was a sensation in 2006 released its new album Four this year after a lengthy hiatus. The group's latest departs from recent electronic forays and returns to the artful post-punk sound of Bloc Party's heyday.
Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 4:33 pm
A very good general election for Democrats got even better on Wednesday when they retained U.S. Senate seats in Montana and North Dakota, both of which had looked ripe for Republicans throughout much of the campaign.
Victories by Sen. Jon Tester of Montana and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, in contests so close that concessions from the losing Republican candidates didn't occur until Wednesday, helped Senate Democrats reach 54 seats in the next Congress. That was a net increase of one seat from their current majority.
Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 9:43 am
Poor Chris Stewart. The former Air Force pilot had just won a landslide victory in his first bid for Congress in Utah, but the crowd of Republicans listening to his acceptance speech at a Salt Lake City hotel kept pointing to the massive television screen behind him.
"Do you want me to stop?" Stewart asked. "You would rather listen to Gov. Romney than to me, wouldn't you?"
Some in the crowd shouted "Yes!" and the sound of Romney's concession speech filled the room.
The Black Male Leadership Association on UL’s campus hosted a know your candidates forum. The forum gave students the opportunity become more knowledgeable, about this upcoming presidential election. And both speakers shared why they think their candidate is what this country needs.
What began as a spark of an idea – to provide quality food on-the-go – has ignited into a full-blown food truck revolution. Collin Cormier, chef and owner of Viva La Waffle, believes there are several factors involved in the success of his and other food trucks throughout the country, allowing visitors to “get out and grab some food without the built-in expense of silverware and dishes and chairs and tables and all that kind of stuff,” says Cormier.
There was chaos in the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority when they began turning away those affected by Hurricane Isaac. Only a 25 minute drives west of the city of New Orleans, people from severely damaged parishes such as St.John the Baptist, flooded the Housing Authority in search of low income housing after losing their homes in the devastating storm.
From May 19th until August 10th, local as well as national news, broadcasted daily about the missing Lafayette woman, Mickey Shunick, in hopes of finding her. However, this same media coverage is not taking place for the Duson teenager, Keiosha Felix, who has been missing since April 30th.
OUT: Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh (foreground), with Virginia Rep. Scott Rigell, speaks during a May news conference on Capitol Hill. Walsh, a Tea Party freshman, lost to Democrat Tammy Duckworth.
OUT: Missouri Republican Rep. Todd Akin and his wife, Lulli, acknowledge supporters before Akin makes his concession speech to incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill on Tuesday in Chesterfield, Mo.
IN: California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters smiles at her husband, Sidney Williams, during a House Ethics Committee hearing in September. Waters was cleared of charges that she steered a $12 million federal bailout to a bank where her husband owns stock.
Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 4:02 pm
Is civility about to stage a comeback in Washington? Some of the most controversial members of Congress have lost their seats.
Still, there appears to be little danger that vitriol is about to go out of style. A number of outspoken members are coming back, including at least one who had previously lost his seat.
Also, while there may be a net loss in the number of members who have attracted a great deal of media attention by making testy statements or ending up in ethics investigations, some who have been more moderate in temperament won't be coming back, either.