Mitch Landrieu

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy wants NOPD to work more closely with ICE

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy went to New Orleans last week to visit with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.<p>Louisiana's senator said he …

New Orleans

Report faults years of neglect for 2017 New Orleans floods

Outside consultants fault New Orleans officials' long-term neglect of the city's failing drainage system for widespread flooding last summer.<p>Through …

New Orleans

Mitch Landrieu talks with Oprah about New Orleans Confederate monument removal | NOLA.com

In a new episode of "SuperSoul," former mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu talks with Oprah Winfrey about his decision to remove four of the …

New Orleans

Time capsule from base of PGT Beauregard monument to be opened Friday; here's what to expect

Crews removing the pedestal of the P.G.T. Beauregard statue near City Park have found a time capsule buried when the monument was first being erected …

Rights & Freedoms

Mitch 'n' Oprah: Landrieu to appear on Winfrey's podcast, be profiled in Oprah magazine

Fresh off appearances on CNN ("I'm what they call a 'radical centrist'") and in David Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> column, former Mayor Mitch Landrieu will …

Confederate Monuments

Oprah Talks to Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu

<i>Editors’ note: This interview took place prior to the tragic New Orleans shooting that occurred on July 28, 2018.</i><p>On May 19, 2017, Mitch Landrieu …

New Orleans

From Mother's Day 2013 to Bunny Friend Park: Rundown of recent major New Orleans shootings

Ten total people shot, including three dead, on South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans on Saturday is another major incident in a city plagued by gun …

New Orleans

Landrieu pushes big tent approach for Democrats

Former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu called for a big tent approach in the run-up to the midterm elections saying Democrats have to govern responsibly and think about what people in America want.

New Orleans

Potential dark horse 2020 Dem: 'I don’t think abolishing ICE is a good idea'

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) distanced himself on Sunday from calls by some other Democrats to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs …

Immigration Reform

Landrieu: 2020 Dem needs 'experience'

In an interview with Jake Tapper, former Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu talks about the state of the Democratic party and what voters should look for in 2020 Democratic contenders.

Politics

Landrieu: 'I'm what they call a radical centrist'

In an interview with Jake Tapper, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu discusses his personal political positions in relation to the Democratic Party

Politics

Landrieu: Impeachment talk is 'premature'

In an interview with Jake Tapper, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says Democrats shouldn't be focusing on impeachment

Jake Tapper

Landrieu: 'I don't intend to run' in 2020

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu tells Jake Tapper that he doesn't plan on running for President at this time

Jake Tapper

Landscaping to begin at site of former PGT Beauregard monument

A year after the city removed four Confederate monuments from public places, crews began dismantling the remaining pedestal of the P.G.T. Beauregard …

New Orleans

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:<p>ABC's "This Week" — Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla.; Reps. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., and Steve Stivers, R-Ohio.<p>___<p>NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Sam Nunberg, a former official on Donald Trump's presidential campaign.<p>___<p>CBS' …

Donald Trump

Landrieu describes Confederate statues removal

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu tours Lee Circle with CNN's David Axelrod and discusses his decision to remove four Confederate monuments in New Orleans and the unexpected resistance he faced to get the job done.

Politics

Landrieu discusses New Orleans gun violence

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and CNN's David Axelrod talk about gun violence in American cities, and why we should pay closer attention to the issue.

New Orleans

Landrieu: I wanted to be a professional actor

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and CNN's David Axelrod talk about Landrieu's love of theater and his previous life as an acting student at The Catholic University of America.

Politics

Why Landrieu thinks Biden is a better pick to oust Trump from White House

It's about time a Louisiana native moved into the White House, but the country may have to wait a bit longer before such a blessing becomes …

Donald Trump

Crew removing pedestal at former P.G.T. Beauregard statue site | NOLA.com

The pedestal on which a statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard once stood is being removed from outside City Park.<p>A City Hall spokesperson said …

Rights & Freedoms

Photos, video: Crews take jackhammer to pedestal at PGT Beauregard monument site

One of the last vestiges of the removed Confederate-era monuments is on its way down in New Orleans.<p>Contractors began working on the removal of the …

Confederate Monuments

‘It’s like he took a knee to Putin’: Mitch Landrieu on Helsinki, race, Democrats’ identity crisis

<i>“Cape Up” is Jonathan’s weekly podcast talking to key figures behind the news and our culture. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.</i><p>“It’s like he took a knee to Putin.”<p>“He” is President Trump. The person who made this blunt comment about Trump’s disgraceful …

Opinion

Jonathan Capehart: Mitch Landrieu says of Trump: ‘It’s like he took a knee to Putin’

"It's like he took a knee to Putin."<p>"He" is President Donald Trump. The person who made this blunt comment about Trump's disgraceful press conference …

Salt Lake City

Grace Notes: In national Democratic divide, Mitch Landrieu goes moderate on issues, and tactics

As he dips his toe into national politics, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is positioning himself on the more moderate side of the great Democratic …

Civil Rights

Even as he talks up Biden, Mitch Landrieu starts to build his national image

The last time a Louisiana politician eyed the big stage, there was no doubt as to what he wanted and how he planned to get it. Former Gov. Bobby …

New Orleans

Mitch Landrieu suggests Joe Biden should run against Trump: report | NOLA.com

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been dancing around the question of whether he'd run for president in 2020. But now, he's suggesting to …

Joe Biden

'He could take over tomorrow'- Landrieu suggests Biden for 2020 presidential election, report says

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu told CNN that he would like to see former vice president Joe Biden run in the 2020 president election.<p>During …

Joe Biden

Mitch Landrieu suggests Biden 2020

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Mitch Landrieu discusses his ideal opponent for President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, he acknowledges it sounds like he's describing Joe Biden.<p>"I would like somebody that could restore America's stature in the world on day one," the Democratic former New Orleans …

Politics

BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Jamal Simmons, host of an upcoming new hill.tv show

<b>How/where are you celebrating your birthday and with whom?</b> “My wife and I had a son Truth about four months ago. This will be my first birthday with him. We’ll keep it quiet and small.”<p><b>How did you get your start in politics?</b> “I put leaflets in doors as a kid in Detroit and got my first real paid …

Special Forces

Former NOLA Mayor Mitch Landrieu says no 2020 plans, 'never say never'

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu appeared on CNN this week, where he discussed the recent President Donald Trump Helsinki summit and his plans …

New Orleans