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  • Jindal Accuses Cruz of Enabling Trump in Political Play

    10/06/2015 5:51:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | October 6, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Sen. Ted Cruz is cozying up to Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in a cynical ploy to court the billionaire's supporters should Trump drop out of the race for the White House, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal charged Tuesday. In an interview with the Tribune, Jindal said Cruz has "enabled" Trump, who has a history of liberal stands, by refusing to criticize him, instead cultivating a chummy relationship with the New York developer. The Texas GOP senator has praised Trump for drawing attention to illegal immigration, headlined a rally with him against President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and repeatedly passed...
  • Jindal: Oregon shooter's father is a 'complete failure'

    10/06/2015 5:35:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/15 | Mark Hensch
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is blasting the father of accused Oregon shooter Chris Harper Mercer as a "complete failure" as a parent.Jindal said poor parenting and America's violent pop culture were to blame for the mass shooting last week, not the nation's gun laws, in a statement on Tuesday.“He’s a complete failure as a father [and] he should be embarrassed to even show his face in public,” said Jindal, a Republican presidential contender, about Ian Mercer, the father of Chris Harper Mercer. “He’s the real problem here."Jindal’s comments follow last week’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore....
  • Dave Agema leaning toward Ted Cruz for president, considering run for Congress (Michigan)

    10/05/2015 9:34:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting, Capitol reporter
    KALAMAZOO, MI — Controversial Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema is close to endorsing Ted Cruz for president and is considering a Congressional run. Agema, who attended a Monday morning Cruz rally at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, said he is impressed by Cruz's knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, because "we have a president right now that is, in my opinion, ruining the constitution by his executive orders." A tea party favorite and social conservative, Agema said his initial list of top candidates in the crowded GOP presidential field included Cruz, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and Bobby...
  • Poll: In Bobby Jindal vs. Hillary Clinton, Louisiana voters say they want the Democrat

    09/30/2015 10:34:14 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Louisiana voters would pick Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal to be the next president, a new poll finds — just four years after Jindal sailed to a landslide gubernatorial victory. Louisiana has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1996, but the latest poll from The Advocate/WWL-TV found Jindal also is viewed less favorably than President Barack Obama among Louisiana voters.
  • The Investigators: Technical Glitch Leads to Convicted Killer's Release From Prison (32 Years Early)

    09/30/2015 12:31:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    WAFB ^ | Sep 29, 2015 | Kevin Frey
    A warrant for arrest has been issued for a convicted killer who was accidentally released from prison following miscommunication and missing paperwork on the part of the Louisiana Department of Correction. Deputies with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, Plaquemine Police Department and the US Marshals are searching for 32-year-old Benjuiel Johnson. He was released on September 23, 2015 from the Dixon Correctional Institute. Officials noticed the error on Monday, September 28, 2015. "We're not trying to make excuses, it's something that should not have happened," said Pam Laborde, spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Correction. According to officials with the...
  • Bobby Jindal tells Iowa governor how to defund Planned Parenthood

    09/30/2015 11:45:42 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 3 replies ^ | 9-30-15 | Kevin Litten
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is offering Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad advice on tactics for defunding Planned Parenthood.According to reports from a conservative website in Iowa, Jindal sent Branstad a letter dated Sept. 23 and written on letterhead from Jindal's office. The letter was released after Branstad announced Tuesday (Sept. 29) that he wouldn't pursue canceling Medicaid funding for the family planning organization.Presidential candidates usually focus on national issues rather than wade into debates over state and local issues where they are campaigning. But in this case, defunding Planned Parenthood has risen to the fore of the national political discussion...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Bobby Jindal In New Ad: Calls Trump’s Tax Plan Really, Really, Really Ridiculous [VIDEO]

    [Full Title] : Bobby Jindal Channels Zoolander In New Ad: Calls Trump’s Tax Plan Really, Really, Really Ridiculous [VIDEO] ...This is not the first time the Jindal campaign has used a movie reference to make fun of Donald Trump. A couple of weeks ago, “Anchorman” was used to make fun of Trump.
  • GOP Chairman: Mitch McConnell ‘Needs to Resign’

    09/28/2015 10:38:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 162 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Neil Munro
    A senior Republican official is urging Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to resign from his job as the Republican leader of the Senate. “Mitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party,” Roger Villere, the chairman of the Louisiana GOP... “I’ve worked for 12 years as chairman to build this party, and I just don’t want to see it all go down the drain because the [leaders] aren’t willing to fight for what we believe… Our base is demanding we do something or they’re going to leave us,” said Villare, who also holds a position...
  • Jindal Slams ‘Trumpcare’ – Government Dependence for All

    09/28/2015 11:26:55 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 69 replies
    Bobby Jindal for President ^ | 9-28-15 | Team Jindal
    BATON ROUGE – On 60 Minutes Sunday, Donald Trump made one thing perfectly clear – he supports a new federal entitlement program to give free government funded health care to every American. This is how the Donald described ‘Trumpcare’ on 60 Minutes:Scott Pelley: Universal health care.Donald Trump: I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now.Scott Pelley: The uninsured person is going to be taken care of. How? How?Donald Trump: They’re going to be taken care...
  • Willie Robertson Declares, “I Like Donald Trump”

    09/27/2015 3:41:44 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 32 replies
    Live Trading News ^ | September 27, 2015 | Posted by: : Paul Ebeling
    Earlier this Summer, the members of the ‘Duck Dynasty’ clan have said they endorsed their state’s governor, Bobby Jindal, for the GOP nomination, but Friday, Willie Robertson declared his love for a Yankee, Donald Trump. Mr. Robertson joined Donald Trump at his rally at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City Friday evening, where he declared “I do like me some Trump, I gotta admit.
  • Jindal questions Trump's Christian faith

    09/25/2015 7:23:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 152 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/2015 | Jonathan Swan
    Ben Carson once gently questioned Donald Trump's Christian faith, but on Friday Bobby Jindal went much further. The Louisiana governor explicitly and repeatedly ridiculed Trump's faith, effectively accusing him of faking his Christianity before an evangelical conference that had heard the GOP frontrunner speak only hours earlier. Jindal, who is lagging at 0.3 percent in the national polls for the Republican presidential nominee, came onto the stage at the Values Voter Summit in Washington holding a book. Jindal joked with the audience, saying that Trump -- who on Friday morning held up what he said was his childhood Bible before...
  • At World Meeting of Families, homosexuality dominates talk

    09/25/2015 4:08:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 82 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 25, 2015 | Peter Smith
    He cited an online post he had seen from a 17-year-old gay Catholic. "The church has a lot to say about what I'm not supposed to do," the youth wrote. "But ... I couldn't find any church document (about) what a gay person is supposed to do with his life. I feel abandoned by the church." He said the church teaches much about the beauty of marriage, but then tells its gay members they "can't have this wonderful thing."
  • GOP Insiders: Jindal and Pataki Quit Next

    09/25/2015 2:55:52 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/25/2015 | Katie Glueck
    Rand Paul’s on the departure list too, insiders predict. Bobby Jindal and George Pataki are the next two quitters in the Republican field. That’s the assessment of Republicans in the POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top activists, operatives and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire. . A quarter of Iowa Republicans say it’s Jindal, a frequent visitor to their state, who is on his way out. "He's become desperate," an Iowa Republican said. "He's taken to attacking Trump (we know how that worked out for Perry and Walker) and has nothing going on here in Iowa." Added...
  • Hillary Clinton to Launch Socialized Medicine Tour in Louisiana

    09/21/2015 1:04:14 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 13 replies
    Bobby Jindal for President ^ | 9-21-15 | Bobby Jindal
    Jindal Challenges Secretary Clinton to Healthcare DebateBATON ROUGE – According to a report in The Washington Post, Secretary Hillary Clinton is preparing to double down on her support for ObamaCare with a series of campaign events across the country.Secretary Clinton’s first stop on her socialized medicine tour is today in Louisiana, where Governor Bobby Jindal has rejected the expansion of ObamaCare in the state because it would put more people on a poorly-run government healthcare system, take away freedom from people, and bust the budget.Governor Jindal said, “As Secretary Clinton seeks to distract the voters from her e-mail scandal, she...
  • Walker at 0% in new national poll

    09/20/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    WKOW-TV ^ | September 20, 2015 | Savanna Tomei
    Madison (WKOW) -- A new national poll shows Governor Scott Walker polling at 0 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The CNN/ORC poll released Sunday shows there were five candidates who received less than one percent of support from likely Republican voters. Walker was among them, joined by former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and former New York Governor George Pataki. Less than one percent equates to zero percent, statistically. The results show Donald Trump is still the front-runner with 24 percent, but has lost ground from earlier in...
  • Rush Limbaugh’s Defense of Donald Trump Is Shocking: Conflating license with liberty.

    09/19/2015 5:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2015 | by Avner Zarmi
    Last week, National Review’s Jim Geraghty published what may be the most insightful essay yet [1] on the difference between the conservative movement and Donald Trump and his followers. Geraghty has noticed a telling reticence on Trump’s part to utter such words as “freedom” or “liberty.” By contrast, Geraghty notes that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used the word “freedom” six times in the 179-word announcement of his plan to replace ObamaCare, and Ted Cruz used “freedom” twice and “liberty” eleven times in his announcement speech at Liberty University, not counting references to the university itself.The reason for this lack of...
  • Jindal hints at leaving the GOP over Planned Parenthood

    09/16/2015 6:02:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/16/15 | Curt Mills
    Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., called on people to consider leaving the Republican Party if congressional Republicans fail to defund Planned Parenthood this fall. "If we can't defund Planned Parenthood now, if we can't stand for innocent life after these barbaric videos, it is time to be done with the Republican Party," he said in reference to the controversial Planned Parenthood videos uncovered and released this summer. "We defunded them in Louisiana, let's defund them in D.C.," said Jindal, who is number 11 in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings. "There's no point in being cheaper Democrats, no point for having...
  • Jindal: 'Jail' mayors for allowing sanctuary cities

    09/16/2015 4:51:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/16/15 | Al Weaver
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal used the Wednesday GOP debate on CNN to rail against mayors in America who allow sanctuary cities and crime by illegal immigrants. Jindal, 11th on the Washington Examiner's power rankings, argued that mayors and council members who allow sanctuary cities should be prosecuted and put behind bars. The Louisiana governor made the remarks while discussing immigration and pushing back against former Sen. Rick Santorum on the issue. "What I have always said is secure the border. I've said after that is done, the American people will deal with the folks pragmatically and compassionately," Jindal said. "And...
  • Jindal: Trump is a madman who must be stopped- (Jindals's Op-Ed)

    09/15/2015 2:42:07 PM PDT · by VinL · 133 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/15/15 | Gov. Jindal
    President Trump today announced that the first season of "The Apprentice: White House Edition" will air on CBS this fall. Contestants, including Gary Busey, Ted Cruz and Kanye West, will vie for Cabinet positions. The announcement came as the newly renamed "Hair Force One" touched down in South Dakota for the unveiling of President Trump's face on Mount Rushmore. Meanwhile, first lady Melania had reason to celebrate as her White House-branded perfume, Trump, by Trump, hit Macy's shelves ... No, this is not a story from The Onion. It's a vision of our future. The only people who would enjoy...
  • Jindal: Trump 'a madman who must be stopped'

    09/15/2015 2:27:58 PM PDT · by maggief · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 15, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) said on Tuesday that conservatives could only win in 2016 by abandoning GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. “Sane conservatives need to stop enabling him,” Jindal wrote in an op-ed published by CNN. “They need to stop praising him, stop being afraid of him and stop treating him rationally,” he said. “Conservatives need to say what we are thinking: Donald Trump is a madman who must be stopped,” added Jindal, himself a Republican White House hopeful. Jindal argued that Trump is duping voters by seeking to present himself like former President Ronald Reagan on the campaign trail....

    09/12/2015 11:12:13 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 123 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 12, 2015 | Ross Kaminsky
    FINALLY, A REPUBLICAN STANDS UP AGAINST TRUMP By Ross Kaminsky on 9.11.15 Bobby Jindal is a smart -- even brilliant -- and accomplished man who will almost certainly not be our next president. So he doesn't have much to lose by speaking from the heart. Speaking at the National Press Club on Friday, Jindal launched the first full-fledged Republican assault on the political tumor that is Donald Trump. The video is a must-watch just to hear someone, anyone, give a lengthy description of the true nature of the current Republican front-runner. Jindal followed the speech with a fund-raising e-mail which...
  • Bobby Jindal: ‘Donald Trump’s Never Read the Bible’ Because ‘He’s Not in the Bible’

    09/11/2015 7:59:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 129 replies ^ | September 10, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    ( – GOP presidential candidate Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took a swing at GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump during a speech Thursday at the National Press Club, labeling him a “narcissist.” “Now you may have recently heard and seen that Donald Trump said that the Bible is his favorite book. Yet, when asked, he couldn’t even name a specific or a single Bible verse that was important to him, that had an impact on him. Well do you know why? Well it’s clear, Donald Trump’s never read the Bible. The reason we know he’s never read the Bible, he’s not...
  • Bobby Jindal: The Desperate Bomb Thrower

    09/11/2015 5:55:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/11/15 | Jeff Crouere
    Jindal claimed that Trump was full of “nonsense,” but what is truly nonsensical is the thought of a person who failed miserably as Governor of Louisiana being promoted to President. Anyone so delusional should not be hired as President It was quite a scene at the National Press Club Thursday as Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined the other Republican presidential candidates in attacking frontrunner Donald Trump. However, unlike the other presidential aspirants, Jindal directed a series of personal insults against Trump. According to Jindal, Trump is “a narcissist…he’s an egomaniac.” He said that Trump is “full of foolishness and nonsense.”...
  • Quinnipiac poll of Iowa: Trump leads with 27% as Scott Walker crashes to … tenth place

    09/11/2015 10:58:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 11, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Tenth farking place. Three months ago, I would have told you that a midwestern evangelical governor with Scott Walker’s record could stay home in Wisconsin and never campaign and still do no worse than, say, third in Iowa. Remember, this is supposed to be Walker’s must-win early state. Donald Trump has the support of 27 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants, with 21 percent for Ben Carson and 9 percent for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to the results of a July 1 survey by the independent Quinnipiac...
  • After Bobby Jindal Went After Him, Donald Trump Fired Back With Two-Tweet Response

    09/10/2015 7:56:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 187 replies
    Blaze ^ | Sept 10, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    In a two-tweet response, the real estate billionaire said he only responds “to people that register more than 1% in the polls.” Trump added that since Jindal failed to make the main debate stage during the Fox News face-off, the two “have never met. Jindal also disputed Trump’s claim that the two had never met. “We have met,” Jindal tweeted. “You wrote a check.” “A fool & his money are soon parted. A fool & his dad’s money are parted sooner,” Jindal added.
  • Jindal: Trump ‘looks like he’s got a squirrel sitting on his head’

    09/10/2015 8:14:56 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 168 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | 09-10-2015 | Brian Maloney
    Among GOP presidential candidates, there’s a race underway to see who can slam Donald Trump the hardest. Their objective: generate as much attention as possible with the most cutting remarks.
  • Jindal: Obama Is Responsible For Syrian Refugee Crisis

    09/10/2015 6:39:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/10/15 | Neal Earley
    With the refugee crisis overwhelming European leaders, Republican presidential hopeful and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal blamed the ongoing problem on President Obama.After branding Donald Trump as a, “narcissist” and “an egomaniac” in prepared remarks, Thursday at the National Press Club, Jindal pivoted his attacks to the President when the topic turned to that of foreign policy.During the question and answer section of the event, the Louisiana governor said he would not support the Untied States taking in more refugees who are fleeing war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Libya.“The reason I say that we shouldn’t be taking in more people today… because...
  • Bobby Jindal Calls Trump An Unstable Narcissist

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is hoping that a blistering takedown of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump will help lift his struggling campaign out from the bottom of the crowded 2016 field. Jindal called Trump "unstable," "a narcissist," "unserious," and "a carnival act" during remarks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. "I want to say what everyone is thinking about Donald Trump but is afraid to say," Jindal said before ripping into Trump. "He is shallow, there is no substance. He doesn't know anything about policy, he has no idea what he is talking about. He makes...
  • WHOA! Bobby Jindal Just Launched A FULL ALL OUT ASSAULT on Donald Trump

    09/10/2015 8:32:15 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 143 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/10/2015 | The Right Scoop
    He was speaking at the National Press Club today and completely eviscerated Donald Trump. He started out by saying that he likes the idea of Trump calling out the establishment and that his diagnosis on Washington DC is correct. He finds the Trump show very entertaining and says he even laughed when he gave out Lindsey Graham’s phone number. But while his diagnosis is good, Jindal says Trump’s prescription of himself is not what America needs. But then he lit into Trump, calling him a narcissist who only cares about ‘Trump’ and says the only reason he likes Kanye West...
  • Sowell: I Like Walker and Jindal the Most Out of the GOP Field

    09/08/2015 10:59:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    Breitbart Big TV ^ | 9-8-15 | Ian Hanchett
    Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and author of “Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective,” Thomas Sowell said that he likes Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal the most out of all the candidates in the GOP field on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. When asked if there were any Republican presidential candidates that “grabs your attention the most, that you like the most?” Sowell answered, “I guess there are two. Governor Scott Walker, and Governor Bobby Jindal. And my main reason is that they have — they are people who have done things, and have...
  • Marist/NBC: Trump +7 in Iowa, Trump +16 in NH

    09/06/2015 11:55:43 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 63 replies
    Meanwhile, in the Republican presidential race, Donald Trump now holds a seven-point lead in Iowa and a 16-point one in New Hampshire. In the Hawkeye State, Trump gets the support from 29 percent of potential GOP caucus-goers, while Ben Carson receives 22 percent. There's a steep drop off after that: Jeb Bush gets 6 percent; Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul and Scott Walker get 5 percent; and Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal are at 4 percent. In July, Walker was ahead of the Iowa Republican field at 19 percent, Trump was second at 17 percent and Bush was third...
  • Lawbreaker Kim Davis and the lawless Ted Cruz [WaPo Barf-worthy column]

    09/05/2015 6:30:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/05/2015 | Dana Milbank
    What Kim Davis did was troubling. What Ted Cruz did was downright alarming. Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, refused to issue marriage certificates to gay couples. She said she was operating “under God’s authority,” but she now sits in jail for ignoring federal authority. Davis, at least, is facing the consequences of her actions. Not so Cruz, senator from Texas and Republican presidential candidate. “Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny,” he said. “Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. . . . I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally.” Tyranny?...
  • New Labor Day Polls Show Trump Leading in GOP Favorability & Defeating Every Democrat Challenger

    09/05/2015 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 47 replies
    Two Labor Day Polls Portend ‘Splodey Heads For The Anti-Trump Advocates…. Earlier today Gallup released a poll showing that Trump is the most heavily favored candidate (63% Approval Rating) amid Republicans. A devastating defeat for the establishment GOP (GOPe) who are seeking to push their preferred candidate Jeb Bush. Such substantive favorable opinion of candidate Trump puts the RNC/GOPe in a difficult position as they plot to begin their collective assault against the unpalatable frontrunner. But tonight the news for the Vichy Republican crowd is infinite degrees worse. As they plot the best course of Trump’s annihilation – national polls...
  • Jindal to Trump: 'Can't make America great again by throwing Christians in jail'

    09/04/2015 7:49:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 110 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/4/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal hit Donald Trump on the front-running presidential candidate's response to the ongoing debate about the jailing of the Kentucky clerk who refused marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Trump had discussed the punishment Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis faced for disobeying the law on MSNBC. "I hate to see her put in jail," Trump told MSNBC. "[But] the Supreme Court has ruled. That's the law of the land." Sensing an opportunity on the campaign trail, Jindal rebuked The Donald in a series of tweets, exclaiming, "You can't make America great again by throwing Christians in jail.""I understand...
  • Jeb Bush: Kim Davis Is ‘Sworn to Uphold the Law’

    09/03/2015 9:43:23 PM PDT · by VinL · 110 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/4/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Former governor Jeb Bush said that Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk jailed for contempt of court after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, doesn’t have the authority to defy the courts. “She is sworn to uphold the law, and it seems to me that there ought to be common ground, there ought to be big enough space for her to act on her conscience and — now that the law is the law of the land — for a gay couple to be married in whatever jurisdiction that is,” Bush told reporters in New Hampshire. Davis’s case...
  • Rowan Co. Clerk Kim Davis will stay in custody

    09/03/2015 2:47:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 156 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/03/2015 | Madeline Janicki
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, a Democrat, will stay in custody. It was a circus in Ashland today, as media, and protesters on both sides of the Kim Davis controversy came nose-to-nose outside the courthouse. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis appeared before U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning at 11:00 this morning, Bunning had her taken into custody finding her in contempt for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Bunning told Davis that she would remain in jail until she complied with his order. Davis said “thank you” and was taken from the courtroom by a U.S....
  • Walker, Jindal back Kentucky clerk on marriage licenses: ‘The Constitution is very clear’

    09/03/2015 12:46:32 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 61 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/3/15 | Dustin Siggins
    Two more GOP presidential candidates have chimed in on the issue of whether Rowan County clerk Kim Davis must provide marriage licenses for same-sex couples. While three candidates have publicly supported Davis' right to only provide marriage licenses for man-woman couples, three others have said she must do so or resign. This morning, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Laura Ingraham, "In the end, this is the balance that you gotta have to have in America, between the laws that are out there, but ultimately ensuring that the Constitution is upheld. I read that the Constitution is very clear that people...
  • Ok it is time to say a word about Bobby Jindal (seems pretty darned solid)

    08/30/2015 8:04:42 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 30, 2015
    I was just watching a portion of "This Week with George S", which was guest hosted today. She had Bobby Jindal on, and lobbed several tough questions at him. He hit them right out of the park. She stayed focused on being critical of Hillary, and refused to be critical of Donald Trump. He just refused to be goaded into an anti-Trump position, but was strongly for America and I was very, very impressed. Strongly for controlling immigration. Very well done, Mr. Jindal. Good job. Gotta pay more attention to Jindal.
  • Trump, Carson in close fight in Iowa poll

    08/29/2015 8:45:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 63 replies ^ | August 29, 23015 | Mark Hensch
    The Bloomberg/Des Moines Register survey released on Saturday finds that the two are tied in Iowa caucus-goer support when voters’ first and second choices for the Republican coronation are combined. Each is the first or second choice of 32 percent of respondents. Trump won the poll overall, getting 23 percent support. Carson comes in second at 18 percent. The next-closest competitors are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at 8 percent each. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are tied for fifth place with 6 percent support each. After them is Carly Fiorina...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channel’s Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fool’s Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitano’s core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • Take a Guess Which 4 GOP Candidates Signed a Pledge to Back Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage

    08/26/2015 6:38:59 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 34 replies
    Liberty News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jenna Leigh Richardson
    Out of 17 Republican presidential candidates, 4 have signed a pledge to support a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. The pledge which would define marriage as the union between on man and one woman is sponsored by a non-profit named the National Organization for Marriage. In a press release Tuesday, the group announced the names 4 Republican candidates that have signed the pledge along with 3 that have refused to signed.

    08/26/2015 10:28:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26,2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee is doing quite well according to two national polls conducted after the first GOP presidential primary debate. One poll has Huckabee in second place behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and another poll has Huckabee listed with the highest favorability rating among 15 GOP presidential candidates; however, former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson takes the highest net favorability rating when comparing the results in totality. A Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted August 21-25 has Huckabee in second behind Trump – the only two candidates with double digits in that poll: Donald Trump – 30.1 percent Mike Huckabee –...

    08/26/2015 10:19:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 342 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    A new national poll out today by OANN and Gravis Marketing has Trump up to 40%, his YUGEST lead ever over his Republican contenders. Here’s how each candidate rated: oann_trump_forty While Carson’s lead more than doubled, he’s still a distant second place with the rest of the GOP field behind him. Not that Jeb lost a bit as both Cruz and Fiorina gained. Here’s the info on the poll: Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 3,567 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2%....
  • Trump Way Ahead in New Hampshire; Sanders Leads Clinton

    08/25/2015 8:19:32 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 17 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/25/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we've done anywhere since he entered the race. Trump laps the Republican field with 35% to 11% for John Kasich, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 7% each for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 6% for Ben Carson, 4% each for Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Rand Paul. Candidates falling outside the top ten in the state are Rick Perry at 2%, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal all at less...
  • Birthers Say These 4 GOP Candidates May Be Ineligible To Be President

    08/18/2015 2:12:52 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 17 replies
    Taking Points Memo ^ | August 17, 2015 | Cahterine Thompson
    The birther movement has come home to roost as the Republican presidential primary heats up. snip Ted Cruz snip Marco Rubio snip Bobby Jindal snip Rick Santorum In a column published last week on the conspiracy theory website WND, author Jack Cashill noted that questions had been raised about whether four of the 17 candidates in the GOP field were really "natural born citizens" and therefore eligible to run for President.
  • Jindal to screen Planned Parenthood videos outside mansion during pro-choice protest

    08/20/2015 12:57:02 PM PDT · by magellan · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Aug 20, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    Louisiana governor and GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal will counter pro-Planned Parenthood protests today with a protest of his own -- in the form of a continuous video loop of the seven undercover videos showing illegal abortions and fetal harvesting by Planned Parenthood clinics. The videos, some of which include graphic footage of abortion workers sorting through the dismembered arms, legs and other body parts of aborted babies as old as 20-weeks gestation, will show on an outdoor movie theater outside the Louisiana governor's mansion. The pro-Planned Parenthood protest is set to take place at 4:30 CT. The screening of...
  • Jindal’s Pro-Life Jujitsu

    08/22/2015 9:25:26 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    Ricochet ^ | August 20, 2015 | Jon Gabriel
    Bobby Jindal earned a poll surge today with a smart piece of political jujitsu. Unlike most politicos, Jindal understands that a major source of liberal power is their ability to set the narrative. Since progressives control most of the media and pop culture, they set the terms of the debate. Ferguson, Missouri, has been wracked by violence for a year due to a coordinated lie accusing a racist cop of gunning down an innocent black teen with his hands up, pleading “don’t shoot!” The press lionized a Texas backbencher for bravely defending women’s health, even though Wendy Davis was blocking...
  • At Mansion Protest, Jindal Makes Planned Parenthood Activists

    08/21/2015 11:25:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | August 21, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    When Planned Parenthood activists showed up at Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R-LA) mansion in Baton Rouge Thursday, in protest of his plan to defund the state's organization, his administration responded in an unexpected, yet powerful way: they made the protesters face the inhumanity they were supporting: In a news release this morning, Governor Jindal says his office will set up a movie screen and speakers and play on loop the videos of Planned Parenthood employees talking about the harvesting of unborn babies to sell on the open market. Wow. Well played, governor. Jindal explained that the activists are free to protest...
  • Under assault, Planned Parenthood blames Jindal for making a ‘shambles’ of health care

    08/18/2015 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies ^ | 8.18.2015 | Melissa Flournoy, Contributing opinion writer
    During Bobby Jindal’s two terms as governor, his administration has blocked Medicaid expansion in Louisiana, cut public health care funding to the bone, closed mental health facilities, closed the Baton Rouge General-Mid City emergency room, closed the publicly funded Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, and has not adequately funded the new University Medical Center in New Orleans. A 50-state study puts Jindal’s Louisiana in second-to-last place for children’s health outcomes. Under Jindal’s tenure as governor, Louisiana has had some of the highest rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis and HIV/AIDS in the nation. Teen pregnancy and teen...