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  • Politico Reporter David Nather Singles Out 'GOP 2016ers' for Stoking Ebola 'Panic'

    10/04/2014 8:51:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 4, 2014 | Tim Graham
    Politico’s David Nather cast the most mentioned Republican presidential contenders as un-presidential on Friday in a story headlined “GOP 2016ers on Ebola: Panic.” Only Rick Perry was the responsible one, he implied: For once, President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are on the same page. At separate briefings on the Ebola crisis, Obama administration officials and Perry have delivered the same message: Don’t panic — the health authorities know what they’re doing. But for other Republicans — and conservative media outlets — it’s time for panic. The likely 2016 Republican presidential candidates — except for Perry — are...
  • White House 2016 Poll: Republican Nomination

    10/04/2014 10:21:09 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 30 replies
    Polling Report ^ | October 4, 2014
    McClatchy-Marist Poll. Sept. 24-29, 2014. N=376 registered voters nationwide who are Republicans or lean Republican. Question: "If the 2016 Republican presidential primary or caucus in your state were held today, whom would you support if the candidates are [see below]?" Jeb Bush-15% Rand Paul-13% Paul Ryan-13% Chris Christie-12% Rick Perry-7% Marco Rubio-6% Ted Cruz-4% Bobby Jindal-4% Rick Santorum-3% Scott Walker-3% Unsure-21%
  • GOP 2016: What about Bobby Jindal?

    10/03/2014 12:26:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/03/2014 | Byron York
    A few months ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal traveled to Washington to introduce a new national health care proposal. While there, he arranged to meet privately with a small group of conservative journalists and policy experts at the offices of the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank. Some of the experts engaged Jindal in debate about one of the plan's more arcane provisions. The back-and-forth between Jindal and his questioners went deep into the proposal's details, and it was soon clear that Jindal could dive as far into the health care policy weeds as any of the wonkiest wonks....
  • Bobby Jindal: We Must Ban travel from Ebola nations

    10/03/2014 12:14:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/03/2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday called on the Obama administration to impose a travel ban on flights coming to the U.S. from countries with Ebola outbreaks. “We should stop accepting flights from countries that are Ebola stricken,” the Republican governor said in a statement. “President Obama said it was ‘unlikely’ that Ebola would reach the U.S. Well, it has, and we need to protect our people,” he added. “But the Obama administration keeps saying they won’t shut down flights. They instead say we should listen to ‘the experts.’ In fact, they said it would be counterproductive to stop these...
  • Republicans rallying behind 'religious liberty'

    09/26/2014 6:12:55 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1 hour ago | STEVE PEOPLES
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospective Republican presidential candidates are expected to promote "religious liberty" at home and abroad at a gathering of religious conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues that have tripped up the GOP. The annual Values Voter Summit opens Friday in Washington with speeches from several potential presidential candidates, including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. The speaking program features ambitious Republicans with positions on social issues across the spectrum — from the libertarian-leaning Paul, who favors less emphasis on abortion...
  • Sarah Palin to Speak at Values Voter Summit (also Jindal, Cruz, Paul, other presidential possibles)

    09/20/2014 7:01:52 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will speak at the Values Voters Summit next week in Washington, D.C. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/19/Sarah-Palin-to-Speak-at-Values-Voter-Summit
  • Bobby Jindal says he'll decide on a presidential run after midterms

    09/16/2014 12:07:25 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 37 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 09/16/2014 | Francine Kiefer
    Washington — Louisiana’s Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal says he’s thinking and praying about running for president in 2016, and will make his decision after the November elections. His name barely registered a blip in a new CNN/ORC poll of GOP presidential possibles in New Hampshire, but that won’t be a factor in his decision, he says. “If I were to decide to run for 2016, it would have nothing to do with polls or fundraising,” he told reporters at a Monitor breakfast Tuesday. Rather, his decisionmaking process would be much like the ones he used in deciding to run in...
  • The Koch Brothers Turn On Chris Christie and Warn Him About Setting Up Obamacare

    11/11/2012 11:48:12 AM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    Politics USA ^ | November 11th, 2012
    The Koch Brothers think-tank, Americans for Prosperity, handed down a warning to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for not rejecting provisions in the ACA to submit health insurance exchange plans ahead of the health law’s full implementation. Republicans were already furious with Christie for praising President Obama’s rapid response to the super-storm Sandy that ravaged parts of the East Coast last week, and now the Koch Brothers are pressuring him to reject a New Jersey exchange bill to rebuff the ACA’s requirement before a November 16 cutoff date for states to set up health insurance exchanges. If states fail to...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Bobby Jindal: Angry Americans Ready for 'Hostile Takeover' of Washington

    06/22/2014 5:20:52 PM PDT · by kingattax · 57 replies
    Newsmax/AP ^ | 22 Jun 2014
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday night accused President Barack Obama and other Democrats of waging wars against religious liberty and education and said that a rebellion is brewing in the U.S. with people ready for "a hostile takeover" of the nation's capital. Jindal spoke at the annual conference hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a group led by longtime Christian activist Ralph Reed. Organizers said more than 1,000 evangelical leaders attended the three-day gathering. Republican officials across the political spectrum concede that evangelical voters continue to play a critical role in GOP politics. "I can sense right now...
  • 3 GOP presidential hopefuls talk of unifying party

    06/14/2014 2:20:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 14, 2014 3:21 PM EDT | David Pitt
    Presidential hopefuls Sen. Rand Paul, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Sen. Rick Santorum are in Iowa to deliver their prescriptions for how to unite the Republican Party. […] It is Paul’s third trip to Iowa since the 2012 election. The Kentucky senator says the GOP should maintain its core message but make the party more attractive to black and Hispanic voters. …
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Releases Short Preview for Season 6 Featuring La. Gov. Bobby Jindal

    06/07/2014 11:28:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/07/2014 | Katherine Weber
    The A&E network has released a 30-second teaser trailer promoting the new season of "Duck Dynasty," featuring classic Robertson family antics along with a brief guest appearance from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. The new season is slated to premiere next Wednesday, June 11. The short preview features several of the beloved characters from the reality show, including Korie and Willie Robertson, as well as brothers Jase and Jep Robertson. One scene shows Willie, Jase and Jep participating in a volunteer firefighter training course, while another clip shows Si Robertson, the classically quirky uncle of the family, engaging in some of...
  • Bobby Jindal: Surrogate motherhood lessens ‘the way we value human life’

    06/03/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Jun 02, 2014 17:43 EST | Dustin Siggins
    BATON ROUGE, LA, June 2, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- For the second time in as many years, Governor Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that would have made it legal to enter into a contract with a surrogate mother in Louisiana. Both vetoes took place despite enormous support in the state legislature. In his veto letter Jindal, who is Catholic and considered a likely GOP presidential candidate in 2016, said he had concerns about "how this legislation impacts the way we value human life."
  • Duck Dynasty patriarch hands GOP playbook for victory (Jindal May Run?)

    06/02/2014 10:45:04 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 05/29/2014 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW ORLEANS – Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson kicked off the Republican Leadership Conference at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans on Thursday with an entertaining speech in which he mixed his faith in Jesus Christ with an admonition to the GOP to return to the Bible and the fundamental principles of freedom upon which the nation was founded. “You lose your religion, you lose your morality, you lose your freedom,” Robertson said. “You cannot be right for America if you are not right with God.” In an event the GOP billed as an “unofficial kickoff” of the 2016...
  • Bobby Jindal Again Vetoes Louisiana's Surrogacy Bill After Objections From Pro-Life Groups

    06/02/2014 9:26:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has once again vetoed a bill that would set up a legal framework for surrogacy births in the state, saying the legislation "still raises concerns for many in the pro-life community." "Despite the good intentions and hard efforts of the author, this legislation still raises concerns for many in the pro-life community," Jindal wrote in his veto message Saturday. "Thus, I cannot in good conscience, sign this bill." Contracts governing surrogacy are not enforceable in the state's courts, but the legislation would allow couples and a woman to enter into a contractual surrogacy birth relationship. The...
  • Jindal: Obama Told Governors He Doesn’t Trust the States

    05/31/2014 10:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Fox News’ Sean Hannity sat down with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday at the Republican Leadership Conference to talk about the accomplishments conservative governors have made across the U.S. “All of you inherited deficits you turned into surpluses, high unemployment now low unemployment,” Hannity said of Jindal and Govs. Rick Scott (FL), Rick Perry (TX), John Kasich (OH), Scott Walker (WI), and Nikki Haley (SC). “What can the Republicans in Washington learn?” Washington can actually learn a lot from states if they want to—it’s just common sense, Jindal replied. Lawmakers inside the beltway always talk about the things...
  • Chris Matthews: This ‘Duck Farm’ Guy Is A Part of GOP’s Problem [VIDEO]

    05/31/2014 1:31:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Heather Smith
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)MSNBC host Chris Matthews was baffled Friday night by the GOP’s choice to invite “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson to speak at the Republican Leadership Conference. Matthews told his “Hardball” audience that the GOP’s “showing up with this guy from ‘Duck Farm or whatever’ is part of the problem. They’re playing to people who have rebel license plates on their cars. That’s who they’re talking to with this character.” “I guess the GOP is more desperate than I thought to call someone like me,” Robertson had told the audience at RLC on Thursday. MSNBC commentator Michelle Bernard joined Matthews in...
  • Jindal Blasts Common Core

    05/26/2014 9:12:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Advocate ^ | May 22, 2014 | Will Sentell
    Stepping up his criticism, Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday compared Common Core to centralized planning in Russia and predicted the national drive to overhaul academic standards will fail. “The feds are taking over and rushing this,” Jindal said in a prepared statement released late Wednesday. “Let’s face it: centralized planning didn’t work in Russia, it’s not working with our health care system and it won’t work in education,” the governor said. “Education is best left to local control.” The statement represents the latest, and perhaps most pointed, comments that Jindal has made about Common Core, which represents new standards in...
  • Rand Paul tops 2014 campaigns’ wish list

    05/19/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Titus
    Challengers see themselves in the Texas senator, even in races where their odds of an upset are considered steeper than Cruz’s surprise victory over a GOP establishment figure two years ago. He’s made endorsements in the Oklahoma and Nebraska Senate races, plus the Nebraska gubernatorial race, and sent almost $26,000 to federal candidates through his leadership PAC. “Ted Cruz would be extremely helpful as an endorser and a fundraiser,” said C. Edmund Wright, a consultant to longshot South Carolina Senate hopeful Lee Bright, in an email. “Rand Paul and Mike Lee would be great also.” But, he said, “the reason...
  • Liberty University Commencement Address – May 10, 2014 (Governor Bobby Jindal)

    05/15/2014 7:17:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    bobbyjindal.com ^ | 10 May,2014 | Bobby Jindal
    Liberty University Commencement Address – May 10, 2014 Posted on May 10, 2014 by Hillary Congratulations Graduates! I have to warn you in advance…I’ve done a number of these graduations…and you will have to bear with your parents today. You may witness them shedding a tear or two. And when you see that, you will think that they are replaying the years in their minds …you will think that they are remembering when you first learned to ride a bike, when you took your first steps, you will think they are sadly wondering where the years went. But you would...
  • Bobby Jindal at Liberty Univ: Christian Conversion Was Most Significant Moment of My Life

    05/13/2014 7:47:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/13/2014 | Katherine Webber
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal delivered an uplifting commencement speech for the 2014 class of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., this past weekend, discussing everything from his conversion to Christianity when he was a teen, to his support for public evangelical figures such as Phil Robertson from "Duck Dynasty." Jindal, a Republican, spoke to nearly 6,000 attendees for the evangelical university's 41st commencement ceremony on Saturday, held at the university's Williams Stadium. The southern governor recalled the "most significant moment" of his life, a moment that happened during his teen years when he was first given the Bible as a gift...
  • Congressman Vance McAllister Will Not Seek Re-Election

    04/28/2014 9:43:36 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 22 replies
    RollCall.com ^ | 04/28/2014 | Emily Cahn
    Newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., will not seek re-election in November, according to a local report. Earlier this month, surveillance footage leaked of McAllister kissing one of his congressional staffers. The incident led to multiple calls for his resignation, including from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. “I am committed to serving the 5th District to the best of my ability through this term, but I also have to take care of my family as we work together to repair and strengthen the relationship I damaged,” McAllister told the News-Star, which also reported that McAllister will complete the rest of his term.
  • Possible GOP presidential candidates to court NRA

    04/25/2014 11:59:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2014 2:53 PM EDT
    Several potential Republican contenders for president will court gun-rights supporters at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention Friday. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum are set to speak at the convention’s leadership forum, a kind of political pep rally and strategy meeting the NRA considers one of its premier events of the year. …
  • Jindal now wants LA to get out of Common Core

    04/15/2014 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 8 replies
    I J Review ^ | 04/15/14 | Kyle Becker
    Now,Jindal wants to withdraw the state of Louisiana from the Common Core standards, whether the state legislature approves measures to do so or the governor himself begins the withdrawal process.
  • Jindal says not interested in being president

    12/10/2008 1:30:02 PM PST · by davek70 · 28 replies · 1,585+ views
    (CNN) – Bobby Jindal — the Indian-American Louisiana governor who is widely viewed as one of the frontrunners for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination — flatly said Tuesday he's not interested in seeking the White House. "No," Jindal said definitively when asked if he was interested in being president, according to The Associated Press.
  • Holder Claims DOJ Never Sought to End Louisiana Voucher Program

    04/08/2014 4:32:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/7/2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Friday that the Justice Department (DOJ) never intended to stop the Louisiana school voucher program, despite his agency’s lawsuit that requested a permanent injunction against school choice scholarships.Under questioning before a House appropriations subcommittee, Rep. Andy Harris (R., Md.) got into a heated exchange after asking Holder if the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division was responsible for the lawsuit “against” the state’s scholarship program, which allows students to flee failing schools.“You buy into a premise that’s not correct,” Holder said. “That was not the division that was doing anything of that nature in Louisiana.”“We were...
  • Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal to join forces in ad

    04/04/2014 7:29:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/04/2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal appear in a commercial that will air Sunday to promote NewRepublican.org, a project focused on outlining a positive GOP agenda for the future. The former Florida governor and the current Louisiana governor, both potential 2016 presidential candidates, support a super PAC that is the brainchild of Republican strategist Alex Castellanos. “If you believe that every parent ought to be able to choose their child’s school, and that the economy should be driven from the bottom up, not the top down from Washington, then you’re thinking like a New Republican,” Bush says to the camera at...
  • Jindal: GOP needs ‘Obamacare’ alternative

    04/02/2014 10:39:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2014 11:41 AM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is offering an alternative to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, saying states should play a greater role in containing health care costs. […] Jindal’s plan would create a $100 billion grant program that states could access if they create insurance reforms to control costs. To participate, states would need to guarantee access to people with pre-existing conditions, a key part of Obamacare. …
  • Bobby Jindal, with an eye on 2016, to unveil plan to replace Obama health-care law

    04/02/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/02/2014 | By Robert Costa and Amy Goldstein
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced a plan to repeal and replace President Obama’s health-care law, an effort by the Republican to insert himself into the increasingly competitive early maneuvering for his party’s presidential nomination. Jindal, a former state and federal health official, said his plan is one of many policy proposals he will release in coming months, making clear that he wants to be seen as a policy-driven problem solver. In his 26-page plan, Jindal lays out a lengthy critique of the health law — which he refers to throughout as “Obamacare” — and reiterates his belief that it needs...
  • ZoNATION: Media Drive-By On Jindal

    03/25/2014 5:47:14 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    Alfonzo Rachel ^ | 3/25/14 | Alfonzo Rachel
    It’s another one of those articles that slipped by. The liberal media acts a lot like termites, destroying the integrity of a structure in ways you often can’t see until there’s a big problem. They’re constantly firing little shots to damage republicans, and those little points add up with the masses they’re trying to control. Hear More in this ZoNation. - See more at: http://alfonzorachel.com/1930/zonation-media-drive-jindal#sthash.IH79hsJw.dpuf
  • Bobby Jindal Takes the Stage: On Both Style and Substance, He is Now in Top Form

    03/24/2014 6:35:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/24/2014 | Quin Hillyer
    National Republican activists certainly have noticed that Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has stepped up his activity lately. A speech Thursday night in Mobile, Ala., showed that he has stepped up his game as well. Gone are some of his lamer, more forced jokes and his occasionally poor pacing, both of which marred an otherwise decent speech two years ago in Mobile. Also long distant is the anomalous flop of his official Republican response to the 2009 State of the Union address. In its place was . . . Well, let my wife tell it, because what really matters isn’t...
  • Bobby Jindal hits the trail in New Hampshire

    03/15/2014 12:07:23 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3/15/14 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m up in New Hampshire this weekend, attending the 2014 Northeast Republican Leadership Conference, and thus far it’s been pretty rocking event. One of many dignitaries appearing at the gathering is Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who has been hitting multiple events here, ranging from a St. Patrick’s day themed breakfast, a cocktail reception and a speaking engagement at dinner. Is he planning a run at the White House? Like every other potential candidate at this point, he’s not coming straight out and saying it, but he certainly has the look. (And why else do you come to New Hampshire?) I...
  • Louisiana, MoveOn group tangle over political billboard

    03/08/2014 3:58:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | March 06, 2014 at 10:04 PM | Julia O’Donoghue
    Louisiana and a national left-leaning political group may be headed to court over a Baton Rouge area billboard that criticizes Gov. Bobby Jindal. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne sent a cease-and-desist order to MoveOn on Thursday, asking the advocacy organization to take down a billboard along Interstate 10 that parodies Louisiana’s “Pick your Passion” tourism slogan. The billboard, which mentions Jindal by name, is critical of the governor and legislators’ decision not to expand the state Medicaid program under federal health care reform. “LOU!SIANA Pick your passion! But hope you don’t love your health. Gov. Jindal’s denying Medicaid to 242,000 people,”...
  • A super-early look at the 2016 N.H. GOP presidential primary

    02/27/2014 3:12:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Concord Monitor ^ | February 26, 2014
    Who’s likely to do well in New Hampshire’s 2016 first-in-the-nation presidential primary? It’s a preposterous question, here in 2014, but what the heck? We asked six experts to weigh in on some of the biggest political players. Our analysts are Wayne Lesperance, political science professor at New England College; Phil Boynton, president of the University of New Hampshire College Republicans; Peter Burling, Democratic national committeeman; Dante Scala, professor of political science at UNH; Jess Steever, vice president of the Plymouth State University Democrats; and Brandon Lemay, public relations officer for the PSU Democrats. Today, our panelists consider the Republicans. Tomorrow,...
  • Bobby Jindal Gearing Up for Potential 2016 Campaign

    02/28/2014 7:57:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/28/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal’s latest moves indicate he is gearing up for a presidential bid. Though Jindal skewered Mitt Romney just a week after the 2012 election, he’s now turning to the Romney camp in an effort to beef up his fundraising operation. Sources say he is looking to tap Romney’s vast donor network and has asked Romney’s finance director, Spencer Zwick, for an assist with introductions to some of the Romney campaign’s top givers. A number of the GOP’s likely Republican presidential candidates, including Rand Paul, are looking to Zwick to make these introductions. That’s in part a rite...
  • Obama's Minimum Wage Economy

    02/26/2014 12:26:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal came up with the perfect name for the Obama economy that you'll be hearing a lot in this year's midterm election campaigns. "After more than five years under this administration, the Obama economy is now the minimum wage economy," the Republican governor told reporters after a meeting he and his gubernatorial colleagues held with Obama at the White House. With his anemic economy still unable to produce enough jobs to put millions of unemployed Americans back to work full-time, Obama is offering a old, threadbare idea to raise the nation's minimum hourly wage to...
  • Governors erupt in partisan dispute at White House

    02/24/2014 11:43:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2014 2:26 PM EST | Steve Peoples
    The nation’s governors emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama Monday claiming harmony, only to immediately break into an on-camera partisan feud in front of the West Wing. Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal lashed out first, saying if Obama were serious about growing the economy he would approve the Keystone XL pipeline project and take other executive actions. […] Jindal’s statements were the kind that Republicans often make on television appearances or at partisan events. But his colleagues had been instead expressing wide agreement and appreciation for the president’s time. Some of the governors began shaking their heads, and...
  • Give me liberty or give me Obamacare! Jindal soars in "The Silent War on Religious Liberty"

    02/15/2014 6:44:36 AM PST · by mlizzy · 13 replies
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 2-15-14 | Tom O'Toole
    America does not sustain and create faith. Faith created and sustains America. -Gov. Bobby Jindal, "The Silent War on Religious Liberty" The President is very concerned about religious liberty…and also, if you like your religion you can keep your religion. -Gov. Bobby Jindal, "The Silent War on Religious Liberty" In a surprise move, Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke little about the failing economy and much about religious liberty in his speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library Thursday night. But by boldly stating, "The modern left in America is completely intolerant of the views of people of faith. They...
  • State sells Iberville farm to Russian company for $12M

    Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has sold Point Clair Farm, a nearly 2,200 acre-site in Iberville Parish that is former prison property, for $12 million.
  • Jeb Bush’s Biggest Constituency, the Press, Sees Him as GOP’s 2016 Christie Alternative

    01/19/2014 5:24:16 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 65 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 5:51 pm, January 17th, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    With Chris Christie ostensibly knocked off his perch as the early frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, the search is on to find an alternative that is acceptable to both conservative and moderate GOP primary voters. At least, that’s what the political press would have you to believe. Appearing on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, USA Today political reporter Susan Page was asked for her take on one possible substitute for Christie that “will bridge the divide” that exists between conservative tea party voters and the GOP’s moderates. The most likely contender at this early stage of the...
  • SILENCE OF THE LAMBS: GOP ESTABLISHMENT REMAINED NEUTRAL ON 'DUCK DYNASTY' CONTROVERSY

    12/29/2013 8:58:34 AM PST · by rhema · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/28/13 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and Sen.Ted Cruz (R-TX) emphatically defended Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson from the moment he was suspended by A&E for supposedly anti-gay remarks. The suspension provoked a relentless outpouring of support online, which pressured A&E to reinstate Robertson on Friday. Palin, Jindal, and Cruz's support was in contrast to the silence of the Republican establishment, its leadership, and the Republican National Committee. The latter focused instead on Kwanzaa and promoting amnesty, which the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of working class Americans, many of whom make up...
  • Five Senate races to watch

    12/29/2013 1:15:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 28, 2013 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrats and Republicans are amassing enormous war chests for a midterm battle that will decide who controls the Senate for the remainder of President Obama’s term. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to reclaim the Senate majority, and are gunning for Democratic incumbents in conservative-leaning states like Arkansas, Alaska, North Carolina, West Virginia and Louisiana. Democrats are mostly playing defense, but see a few opportunities to peel away seats from the GOP column. Here are the five Senate races to watch in 2014. KENTUCKY The reelection bid of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is the marquee race...
  • Bobby Jindal will run for president in 2016: Top US senator

    12/22/2013 11:36:40 PM PST · by gooblah · 37 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | December 23 2013
    Top Republican leader and current Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal is planning to run for president in 2016, a top US Senator from his home State has said.
  • Pajama Boy Vs. Duck Dynasty

    12/20/2013 11:49:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Times' Taking Note ^ | December 20, 2013 | Juliet Lapidos
    Donny Ferguson @DonnyFerguson Follow Fund Obamacare, or stand with conservatives? Whose side are you on? #tcot #teaparty #gop #txsen #txgop 11:15 AM - 20 Dec 2013 Senator John Cornyn’s longshot challenger in the 2014 Texas Republican primary, Rep. Steve Stockman, is milking the Phil Robertson controversy for all it’s worth. As anyone who’s dipped into the maw of the Internet this week surely knows, Mr. Robertson is the “Duck Dynasty” star who said in a GQ interview that “homosexual behavior” could easily “morph” into “bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”...
  • (Louisiana) Gov. Jindal responds to A&E decision on Robertson

    12/19/2013 7:16:25 AM PST · by abb · 85 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | December 19, 2013 | Staff
    Gov. Bobby Jindal has come to the defense of “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson, who has been placed on “hiatus” from the hit A&E reality series over remarks identifying gays as sinners akin to adulterers and swindlers. “Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana,” Jindal said in a statement published Thursday morning on Office of the Governor website. “The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to...
  • Jindal: 'Messed Up Situation When Miley Cyrus Gets a Laugh, and Phil Robertson Gets Suspended'

    12/19/2013 9:45:38 AM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 19, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal criticized the suspension of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson by network A&E. “Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV...
  • Louisiana Suspends EBT Cards for Food Stamp Cheats

    11/08/2013 3:11:02 PM PST · by virgil283 · 18 replies
    "....Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal's office will cancel food stamp benefits for anyone who participated in a fraud and shopping spree catalyzed by an EBT malfunction....More than 12,000 people were sent an insufficient funds notice when the problem with the EBT cards was fixed on Oct. 12; those who transgressed may lose their EBT cards for a year....On October 11-12, at least 17 states experienced problems with their EBT card systems. In Springhill and Mansfield, Louisiana, cards indicated they had no spending limits, so EBT holders went wild with purchases..... The stores that were cheated are bound to come up with...
  • Cuccinelli advisor blames Bobby Jindal, RGA for defeat: ‘They just blew it’

    11/07/2013 9:04:59 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8:08 AM 11/06/2013 | Matt K. Lewis
    “Bobby Jindal and his political team totally blew it,” harrumphed one advisor for Ken Cuccinelli the morning after a closer-than-expected loss. Cuccinelli, who narrowly lost last night’s gubernatorial election to Terry McAuliffe, was badly outspent in the days and weeks leading up to the election. The New York Times‘ Jonathan Martin described Cuccinelli’s plight as having been “close to abandoned at the end.” He was. As Politico’s James Hohmann reported, ”The Republican National Committee spent about $3 million on Virginia this year, compared to $9 million in the 2009.” And as the Roanoke Times noted, in 2009, the Chamber of...
  • For Ken Cuccinelli, Bobby Jindal blasts President Obama

    10/29/2013 10:36:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    politico.com ^ | October 29, 2013 | JAMES HOHMANN
    BRISTOW, Va. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal worked to nationalize the Virginia governor’s race Tuesday, presenting a vote for Republican Ken Cuccinelli as a vote against President Barack Obama. Noting that Obama will campaign Sunday for Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who leads by 12 points in the latest poll, Jindal went through a laundry list of scandals that have best the administration: Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the Internal Revenue Service and “spying” on Associated Press reporters. “This is the most extremely liberal and incompetent administration in our country’s modern history, and it’s having consequences,” he told 150 supporters at a campaign...
  • Republicans hint at long-term strategy: ObamaCare website only 'tip of the iceberg'

    10/27/2013 4:24:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 27, 2013 | FoxNews
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told “Fox News Sunday” that creating and running a website on which millions of Americans can shop for and buy an insurance policy is “the easy part.” “The real problems will be when it’s time to schedule your grandmother’s cancer surgery,” said Jindal, chairman of the Republican Governors Association and a potential 2016 presidential candidate