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  • 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
  • Bobby Jindal Announces Conservative Policy Group 'America Next'

    10/17/2013 3:10:19 PM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 17, 2013 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Louisana governor Bobby Jindal, the two-term Republican and potential presidential candidate, has announced the formation of a new group called America Next. The organization bills itself as a "conservative policy group" that aims to "focus on winning a war of ideas." Here's an excerpt from a mission statement by Jindal on the new group's website: ...here’s the truth – Conservatives have failed to articulate and sell a national policy agenda to the country, a vision of what conservative policies can accomplish when put into practice.. We’ve detailed the awful things the Obama Administration has done, all the failings of the...
  • Jindal to Obama admin: Yes, come tell LA. parents why children should be stuck in failing schools

    09/30/2013 4:47:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    About a month ago, the Department of Justice made the bizarre and by almost all accounts counterproductive decision to sue the state of Louisiana for working to turn around the state’s low-performing public school system and allowing low-income students with opportunities to escape from these fail factories with a voucher program. The DOJ’s apparently depraved move to use outdated desegregation decrees to actively block poor and largely minority students from access to a better education went over well with pretty much nobody, and with Gov. Bobby Jindal least of all.After calling the Obama administration out last week for their disingenuous...
  • New Orleans is an Early Test for School Choice

    09/30/2013 3:05:04 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    The American Interest ^ | September 30, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
    No city has embraced the school choice movement more than New Orleans. Yet over the past few weeks, the Wall Street Journal has been taking a close look at how the idea is working out, and the results have been decidedly mixed. The biggest problem is that there simply aren’t enough high-quality schools to go around. The city grades each public or charter school on an A–F scale, and only 14 percent of seats were in schools with a B or higher. Given the the dearth of high-performers and the limited number of seats at these schools, parents are often left to choose...
  • Rand Paul, 2016 Republican Front-Runner

    09/15/2013 7:01:45 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 92 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | September 13, 2013 | Chris Cillizza
    The first eight-plus months of 2013 have convinced us of one thing: Rand Paul acts and the rest of the potential 2016 Republican presidential field reacts. On drones, Paul led a 13-hour-long filibuster that drew Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (among others) to the floor in support. On Syria, Paul was out front in his opposition to a military strike — a position that 30 of his Senate Republican colleagues shared as of this writing. Those 30 include both Rubio,who voted against the use-of-force resolution in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. ... Below are our rankings...
  • Marco Rubio Sinking in New Hampshire 2016 Poll

    09/07/2013 5:21:58 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 39 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 9/7/13 | Kevin Derby
    Marco Rubio Sinking in New Hampshire 2016 Poll BY: KEVIN DERBY | Posted: August 7, 2013 8:59 AM The latest Granite State poll by WMUR and the University of New Hampshire was released late on Tuesday and it shows U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sinking in New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary. Rubio is expected to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. In recent months. Rubio has drawn fire from conservatives for his prominent role in supporting immigration reform. The poll finds New Hampshire Republicans divided on who they want to see as their party’s nominee...
  • Obama’s cruel fight against school choice

    09/05/2013 12:08:25 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-5-13 | Bobby Jindal
    Bobby Jindal, a Republican, is governor of Louisiana. While President Obama publicly celebrated the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech last week, his administration took action behind the scenes in Louisiana that was a complete rejection of King’s dream. The Justice Department has challenged my state in court for having the temerity to start a scholarship program that frees low-income minority children from failing schools. In other words, Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder would rip children out of their schools and handcuff them to the failing schools they previously attended. And, in the ultimate...
  • Unfair and Unjust

    09/05/2013 8:23:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    Before Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department move forward with a lawsuit to block vouchers for thousands of low-income students trapped in failing Louisiana public schools, he ought to speak to parents whose children benefit from the statewide voucher measured called the Louisiana Scholarship Program. One of those parents is Lakisha Fuselier. Fuselier is a single mother of four. Her 8-year-old son, Albert, is a part of the voucher program. A spokeswoman in Gov. Bobby Jindal's office emailed me her story, which first appeared in The Daily Advertiser last December. "Lakisha Fuselier wanted to do something to help...
  • natural born Citizens: Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz

    09/03/2013 10:18:04 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 351 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/3/13 | William Jacobson
    Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution provides, in pertinent part: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.**snip**This political season, the eligibilities of Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal and Ted Cruz are the subject of debate. As much as we want certainty, the term “natural born...
  • Ted Cruz enjoys clear edge among tea party activists at Americans for Prosperity summit

    09/01/2013 9:50:49 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 31 | Matea Gold
    ORLANDO — There was no question who was the favorite among the crop of possible 2016 Republican White House candidates who wooed conservative activists at a two-day conference here this weekend. Loud chants of “Run, Ted, run!” filled a hotel ballroom packed with more than 1,500 people Saturday after Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) finished excoriating President Obama’s administration and challenging Republicans to use an upcoming budget vote to try to force through a measure to defund the Affordable Care Act. “How do you win this fight?” he asked, and the audience responded in unison with him: “Don’t blink!” Cruz was...
  • Conservatives shower Sen. Cruz of Texas with praise at Orlando gathering

    08/31/2013 8:32:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Aug 31, 2013 | George Bennett
    Cruz, one of four potential 2016 presidential candidates to speak to the two-day gathering, got by far the most enthusiastic response from the limited-government, free-market group. He received standing ovations when he called for abolishing the Internal Revenue Service and repealing the federal health care law. Cruz, Rubio, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry all made speeches to the group and got the most enthusiastic responses when they sounded anti-Washington themes. While the 2016 election is more than three years away, Tucker and other activists said it’s not too soon to size up which candidate can run...
  • Justice Department Attacks School Choice In Louisiana

    08/25/2013 12:11:22 PM PDT · by LD Jackson · 6 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 08/25/13 | LD Jackson
    President Obama would like us to believe he is in favor of helping the middle class. How many times did we hear that farce during the 2012 campaign? Enough to make me sick to my stomach, knowing it for the lie that it is. To see another great example of just how big of a lie that claim is, just point your eyes and ears south, to the state of Louisiana. Ask Governor Bobby Jindal if he believes the Obama administration is for the middle class and helping the children. It is being reported the Justice Department is taking aim...
  • Jindal Takes Down 'Radical Left' in Latest Keystone Speech

    08/25/2013 7:57:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    I don’t think there could be any better way to put it. Take it away Governor Jindal: “There are no logical reasons to oppose construction of the pipeline other than an irrational liberal ideology that blindly and unscientifically opposes all forms of energy which they themselves do not deem to be sufficiently ‘green’ or ‘renewable’.“ Governor Jindal made these remarks in a speech to the Oilmen’s Business Forum up in the Canadian Rockies. In his speech earlier this week, the republican governor blamed “blind leftwing ideologues” for holding up construction of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. He mentions his left-wing...
  • The end of race: 50 years after King's speech, it's time to stop caring about skin color

    08/25/2013 7:42:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/24/2013 | Gov. Bobby Jindal
    Scan the news on any given day in America, and you will invariably find multiple stories about race, racism, ethnicity, and race relations. We can’t seem to get enough of this topic, and correspondingly, the media appetite for all things race-related is unquenchable. Racism is one of the more tragic features of the human condition. Like greed, envy, and other sins, it has been around for thousands of years, on every continent. So here we are, in the most advanced, successful, and powerful nation in the history of the world, and yet we continue to struggle to get past the...
  • Justice Dept. tries to stop Louisiana school vouchers

    08/24/2013 11:26:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 24, 2013 7:32 PM EDT
    The U.S. Justice Department is trying to stop the state from distributing school vouchers in any district that remains under a desegregation court order. In papers filed Saturday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, the Justice Department said Louisiana distributed vouchers in 2012-13 to nearly 600 public school students in districts that are still under such orders, and “many of those vouchers impeded the desegregation process.” Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal called the department’s action “shameful” and said President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder “are trying to keep kids trapped in failing public schools against the wishes of...
  • Dem Senator: I'm Embarrassed to Go to Europe Because Some Americans Lack Health Insurance

    08/17/2013 8:38:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 17, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Democratic senator Mary Landrieu says she's embarrassed to go to places in Europe like France and Spain because some Americans do not have health insurance. Landrieu, who is up for reelection in 2014, represents the state of Louisiana. “People are scared when they’re sick, and they’re much stronger when they’re well,” Landrieu said at a Friday lunch, according to the American Press. “It’s embarrassing to me to go to places like France and Spain ... and their workers all manage to have health insurance that can’t be taken away.” The report adds: Landrieu said Louisiana has “more working people that...
  • Look to the governors in 2016 (Not the Senators)

    08/18/2013 9:26:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier this week, CNN asked me to write an op-ed on Ted Cruz, and whether he’s a realistic contender for the presidency. My reaction: Of course he is — but probably not in 2016. And for that matter, neither are the Republicans who seem to get the most mention for that position: No one doubts that Cruz has a bright future in the Republican Party, but that doesn’t mean the future is now.Cruz, like Rubio and Rand Paul, have only barely arrived on the national stage and are many years younger than their sell-by date. None of the three has...
  • Chris Christie takes veiled shots at Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal at RNC luncheon

    08/15/2013 5:46:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2013 | AllahPundit
    Say this for the guy: He knows what his audience wants to hear.I guess this is going to be his approach, whether or not it alienates righty votes he’ll need in the general election. Being “brash” and confrontational got him two terms as governor in a blue state. Why not let it all hang out and see if it can’t get him the White House too? Besides, with the rest of the field busy distancing themselves from Romney, there are a lot of forlorn, wealthy establishmentarians out there in need of a champion. Here he comes now: “Christie and Paul...
  • 2016 President: Republican Outsiders Rising (From Sabato's Crystal Ball)

    08/15/2013 8:54:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Center For Politics ^ | 08/14/2013 | Larry Sabato
    Our most recent rating of Republican presidential contenders features a top tier of three notably different candidates: A Midwestern governor (Scott Walker) who is known best by the activists who will help decide the nomination; a leading national figure (Chris Christie) who has irked conservatives; and a firebrand senator (Rand Paul) with devoted supporters who would shake up the party’s platform and, perhaps, identity.Chart 1: Updated Crystal Ball Republican presidential rankings First Tier Candidate Key Advantages Key Disadvantages Since Last Update Scott WalkerGovernor, WI •Midwest GOP gov. in Obama state •Heroic conservative credentials •Shown political durability •Too bland? Next Pawlenty?...
  • GOP hopefuls on immigration, gay marriage

    07/02/2013 6:05:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 2, 2013 4:06 AM EDT
    Immigration Reform Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush …, a longtime advocate of comprehensive immigration reform, said in a statement that the Senate vote was a “strong step for meaningful immigration reform and encouraging legal immigration for those that want to contribute to a better America.” …New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called for tighter border controls and a pathway to citizenship for legal immigrants. …Texas Gov. Rick Perry … has steadfastly opposed a border fence, saying it would take 10 to 15 years to build, cost $30 billion and wouldn’t work. …Gay Marriage In a speech in June, (Jeb) Bush...
  • Looking to 2016, Iowa GOP gets jazzed about Scott Walker of Wisconsin

    05/31/2013 12:15:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/31/2013 | Byron York
    When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker visited Iowa recently to speak at a well-attended Republican dinner, only one national political reporter (NBC's Alex Moe) showed up. That just proves you don't need national press attention to make a strong start in the 2016 Republican presidential race. There's a Walker boom, or at least a boomlet, going on in the nation's first voting state. When you hear speculation about the '16 GOP field -- Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal and others -- it's rare to hear Walker's name included in the group. But keep an eye on him; politically-savvy...
  • Bobby Jindal: Send IRS Officials to Prison

    05/18/2013 5:23:44 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    Newser ^ | 05/18/2013 | By John Johnson, Newser Staff
    (Newser) – Probably a good sign that Republicans see the IRS controversy as very fertile ground politically: Bobby Jindal—who famously warned the GOP not to be the "stupid party" of unhinged attacks—is going after the scandal hard today, reports Politico. The potential 2016 challenger plans to tell Republicans in Virginia that those responsible for the "un-American" plan of singling out conservative groups for scrutiny should go to prison.   “You cannot take the freedom of law-abiding Americans, whether you disagree with them or not, and keep your own freedom," says the Louisiana governor's prepared remarks. "When you do that, you...
  • Rise of the Republican Governors - A new liberal era? Not according to these reformers.

    05/11/2013 7:04:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2013 | Steven Malanga
    Shortly after Barack Obama won reelection in November, New Jersey governor Chris Christie pointed out that Republicans’ cloudy political prospects had a bright silver lining. “One of the reasons you have 30 Republican governors in America, and why we’re the only organization to add Republican strength,” Christie said, “is because people see us getting things done.” Christie’s stance countered most of the elite postelection commentary, which gleefully pronounced the Republican Party’s political irrelevance. But the governor was right. Since Obama first took office in 2008, Republicans have picked up a net nine governorships, bringing their total to 30 states,...
  • Louisiana court rules school voucher plan violates state constitution

    05/07/2013 5:01:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2013
    Louisiana’s highest court ruled Tuesday that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s hallmark school voucher plan violates the state’s constitution. The state Supreme Court found that the school voucher plan is illegal because it diverts tax dollars to private schools from Louisiana’s “minimum foundation program,” which was created under the state constitution to pay for public schools.