The latest news on Louisiana
Many states are limiting or have curtailed funding for remedial coursework at four-year institutions.
The United States grew by roughly 0.6 percent this year.
Louisiana's primary will test whether scandals have weakened the incumbent senator.
Vitter survived a 2007 prostitution scandal and faces two little-known Republicans in his primary.
The judge will decide by Wednesday whether to overturn the ban imposed by Obama's administration.
The CEO has gone AWOL amid the oil spill disaster.
Obama says it's "way too early to be optimistic" about BP's latest control effort.
A new regulatory regime should focus on deep-water operations with greater risk and technology.
The president is returning to the Louisiana coast for a fresh reality check on work to stanch the oil.
BP sliced off a pipe with giant shears in the latest bid to curtail the worst spill in U.S. history.