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  • U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, confirmed to The Washington Post last week that he won't challenge Sen. Mary Landrieu in the 2014 Senate race. No word yet from U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, U.S. Rep. John Fleming, R-Minden, and former U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry, all of whom are said to be pondering a run against Landrieu. Another possible contender: Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne ...

  • President George H.W. Bush's 1999 book, All the Best, George Bush; My Life in Letters and Other Writings, was reissued this month in an updated version. In it, Bush 41 described his anguish over the treatment of his son, President George W. Bush, in the days following Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures: "My heart went out to him. Here is a guy who cares deeply. Who wants every possible resource of the Federal Government brought in to bear to help people, yet he is being roundly accused of not giving a damn ... the critics do not know what is in 43's heart, how deeply he feels about the hurt, the anguish, the losses affecting so many people, most of them poor."

— Kevin Allman

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