The 10th anniversary of the devastating storm was marked by prayers and church bells to remember the estimated 1,800 who lost their lives in the disaster.
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Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign continues to lead in the polls, and this week Trump hired Sam Clovis to be his national campaign co-chairman. A week ago, Clovis worked for Rick Perry.
Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm's aftermath.
Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the prospects of Vice President Joe Biden running for president, as well as former President George W. Bush's visit to New Orleans to commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
As speculation swirls on a possible run by Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to show strength. She addressed Democratic National Committee members Friday in Minneapolis.
Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk announced she is being treated for depression after three weeks of questions over her whereabouts. Her staff had said she was on a long vacation.
Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted on on conspiracy, bribery, and fraud counts, and now says restrictions on his ability to meet with his colleagues is an "undue and unnecessary burden."
Gov. Terry McAuliffe promised to introduce gun-control legislation. McAuliffe spoke two days after a gunman killed two journalists during a live broadcast.
The GOP frontrunner is happy to pile on criticisms and jabs at his fellow rivals, but he gets testy if you criticize him.
A decade after the storm that irreparably damaged his presidency, Bush visits one of the schools that was nearly wiped out.
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President Obama celebrated the progress made to rebuild New Orleans but said what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse when government didn't "look out for its own citizens."
Law enforcement agencies in North Dakota are now allowed to operate drones armed with "less than lethal" weapons.
SuperPAC Priorities USA Action released a digital ad blasting Republican candidates for their heated rhetoric on immigration. It's a small campaign for now, but sends a clear message.
The president said that what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse when government didn't "look out for its own citizens."
Conservative groups want the gallery to take down the bust of Margaret Sanger, who they say was racist because of her support for eugenics.
The natural disaster of Katrina and the man-made tragedy that followed catapulted local figures and obscure federal officials into the spotlight.