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Son of Louisiana senator arrested for drunken driving, hit and run

(Reuters) - The 21-year-old son of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu was arrested and charged on Thursday with drunken driving and hit and run after he allegedly struck a pedestrian while driving the wrong way down Bourbon Street in New Orleans, police said.Full story

10-year-old already shot twice in his life

  Melissa Harris-Perry’s panelists talk about how gun violence has already had such a profound effect on the life of a 10-year-old boy in New Orleans. They also discuss legislators’ accountability on gun reform and Senator Mary Landrieu’s vote in favor of background checks.

Senator: NRA ‘spread myths and misconceptions’ ‘artfully and aggressively’

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal insists gun-safety groups are geared up for a long-term fight to counter the power and influence of the National Rifle Association. Full story

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  Why politicians misread their constituents

Chris Hayes and his panel discuss whether the people who vote in a district are more conservative than the constituency as a whole.

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U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) speaks during a news conference after Hurricane Isaac in Belle Chasse, Louisiana
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) speaks during a news conference after Hurricane Isaac in Belle Chasse, Louisiana

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) speaks during a news conference after Hurricane Isaac in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, August 31, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman