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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.
  • A Republican Health Care Plan: Bobby Jindal’s Plan

    04/02/2014 10:04:52 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | April 2nd, 2014 | Dan McLaughlin
    ERICK ERICKSON FRONT PAGE WRITERS FEATURES E-LETTERS COFFEE & MARKETS GATHERING FRIENDS « BACK | PRINT RS FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR Yes, There’s A Republican Health Care Plan: Bobby Jindal’s Plan Rolling Out A GOP Alternative To Obamacare By: Dan McLaughlin (Diary) | April 2nd, 2014 at 07:14 PM | 15 RESIZE: AAA Bobby_Jindal_CPAC_2013There’s a Republican alternative to Obamacare – a health insurance plan rolled out today by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. It’s not only a better plan, but starts with a better way to think about how we pay for healthcare. The Search For A Republican Alternative One of the...
  • 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...
  • Jindal calls Obama worst president of his lifetime

    03/08/2014 1:53:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Advocate ^ | March 08, 2014 | Michelle Millhollon
    Governor gives him ‘worst president’ label at conservative D.C. event“It is no longer fair to say he (Carter) was the worst president of this great country in my lifetime. President Obama has proven me wrong.” Gov. bobby jindal, during the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., on Thursday Speaking to a conservative crowd in the Washington, D.C.-area Thursday, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s use of five words brought the specter of the segregationist South to his stinging criticism of the nation’s president. The governor used his 15-minute allotment at the Conservative Political Action Conference to continue his attack...
  • Is Jindal the Least Popular Guv?

    02/25/2014 2:38:32 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 18 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 25 February, 2014 | David Freedlander
    Past performance is supposed to predict future results. In politics, this should mean that winning over constituents in your home state makes you an immediate national figure, the kind of person who’s talked about as a potential president, and whose every appearance outside the borders of one’s home state sets tongues wagging. *SNIP*** But there is no better argument for tending to your present job than Bobby Jindal. The Republican Governor of Louisiana was heralded as the new face of the party practically since he was first elected in 2007. He flirted with running for president in 2012, and is...
  • Governors Malloy, Jindal have war of words after presidential meeting

    02/25/2014 12:14:51 PM PST · by matt04 · 15 replies
    A war of words between the governors of Connecticut and Louisiana continued Tuesday, a day after a heated exchange in Washington over raising minimum wage. Governors Dannel Malloy and possible candidate for president Bobby Jindal were supposed to be attending a bipartisan meeting with President Barack Obama. However, Jindal, a Republican, gave his opinion of the meeting to reporters on the White House lawn. "This president and the White House seems to be waving the white flag of surrender," Jindal said. Malloy responded, "Until a few moments ago we were going down a pretty cooperative road," he said. "I don't...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • 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...
  • Chris Christie and Rick Perry: 'They just don't like each other'

    02/07/2014 12:09:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 7, 2014 | Peter Hamby, National Political Reporter
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Dallas, Texas (CNN) -- In the afterglow of Chris Christie's smashing re-election win last November, a chorus of big-name Republicans heralded the charismatic New Jersey governor as the party's savior in 2016. Not everyone was so enamored. Just days after the election, Texas Gov. Rick Perry appeared on national television and poured cold water on Christie's impressive victory. "He was a successful governor in New Jersey," Perry said on ABC's "This Week." "Now does that transcend to the country? We'll see in later years and months to come. We're all different states. Is a conservative in New Jersey a conservative...
  • [Louisiana] Abortion supporters praise repeal of clinic rules

    02/04/2014 2:29:57 PM PST · by topher · 2 replies
    KLFY Channel 10 News ^ | Updated: Feb 04, 2014 3:13 PM CST
    <p>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Abortion rights supporters are applauding the decision of Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to shelve its rewritten licensing regulations for Louisiana's abortion clinics.</p> <p>But they say they're worried that the rescinding of rules that they said would shutter the state's five abortion clinics is only a temporary reprieve.</p>
  • Jindal: Too many locked up over pot

    02/03/2014 5:40:38 AM PST · by balch3 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 2, 2014 | CNN
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tells CNN's Candy Crowley they are looking at lowering pot penalties in his state. Video at link.
  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal Fights Washington War on School Vouchers

    01/25/2014 9:04:33 AM PST · by Rusty0604
    Newsmax ^ | 01/25/2014 | Andrea Billups and Jennifer G. Hickey
    Gov. Bobby Jindal is battling to protect Louisiana’s fast-growing school voucher program from an all-out attack by the Obama administration. The Justice Department claims the state’s private schools are defying a decades-old federal desegregation order. In November, a judge ruled the Department could monitor Louisiana's voucher program, even though 90 percent of the 6,750 students who use the Louisiana Scholarship Program are minority, and 85 percent are black. Jindal filed a 38-page response to the ruling earlier in January, asking a judge to overturn a 1976 "white flight" case that prohibited giving public funds to all-white private schools. "The state...
  • Jindal: DOJ 'More Interested In Skin Color' Than Education

    01/08/2014 6:31:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jeryl Bier
    In November, the Obama Justice Department dropped a lawsuit aimed at stopping a school voucher program in Louisiana. The Louisiana Scholarship Program is intended to give students in failing public schools a chance to attend better schools, including private ones. Justice tried to block the program on the basis that it may have violated a 1975 federal desegregation order. The case began to heat up when Republican governor Bobby Jindal, joined by some parents of students (chiefly minorities) who had benefited from the voucher program, began a defense in the courts. Justice then filed a motion contesting the parents' standing...
  • 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.
  • Actual Politicians Respond to 'Duck Dynasty' Star's Comments About Genitals

    12/19/2013 9:44:19 AM PST · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 19, 2013 | Matt Berman
    Apparently, if you're a politician and have the chance to weigh in on the scandal surrounding a reality-television star who said, "It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man's anus," you don't miss that chance. Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has been indefinitely suspended by A&E over his homophobic comments to GQ magazine. Some more highlights from that interview:
  • Concerning Duck Dynasty's Phil R. : What happened to "While I may not agree with what you say..."

    12/19/2013 7:12:12 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 63 replies
    12/19/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ... I will defend to the death your right to say it."? I don't see many [liberals] who once seemed to advocate this saying this now. They may say that A&E has a right to protect its brand and thus suspend him indefinitely - and this may very well be true. But even so, why not ALSO say what they say (when it comes to fellow liberals saying things) - that we should defend to the death his right to say this? They can do/say both, right? Maybe the old, die-hard liberals are gone, or have become hypocrites...
  • (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...
  • 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...
  • After last month’s shopping frenzy, Louisiana governor looks to strip food stamps from abusers

    11/07/2013 12:08:04 PM PST · by topher · 52 replies ^ | 11-7-2013 | FoxNews
    The Louisiana governor's office said Wednesday night that it would strip food stamp benefits from anyone who took advantage of an EBT card malfunction that in some cases caused an all-out shopping frenzy in some stores across the state, The Advocate reported. It is unclear how many recipients stand in line to lose benefits for a year, but more than 12,000 received an insufficient funds notice when the EBT card system was corrected on Oct.12, the report said.
  • For Ken Cuccinelli, Bobby Jindal blasts President Obama

    10/29/2013 10:36:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies ^ | 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...
  • Jindal: Government Tells 'Parents to Sit Down and Shut Up'

    10/23/2013 9:01:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 10/23/13 | Michael Warren
    An organization representing Louisiana parents shouldn't be allowed to intervene in a federal lawsuit against the state's school voucher program, the Department of Justice said in a response to a motion requesting legal intervention. The Louisiana chapter of the Black Alliance for Educational Opportunities, a group of parents who seek to improve educational opportunities for disadvantaged students, filed a motion to intervene in the DOJ's lawsuit against Louisiana's school voucher program, which the Obama administration says violates a Carter-era desegregation court order. The DOJ response says the organization's application does not satisfy criteria for a right to intervene and does...
  • 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:’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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Holder-Jindal Collision: The federal government attacks Louisiana school choice.

    09/03/2013 5:37:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/03/2013 | BY MICHAEL WARREN
    Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal found out late on Friday, August 23. Attorney General Eric Holder was suing to block the state’s school voucher program, which aims to give low-income kids in terrible schools the opportunity to attend better public schools and even private schools. The Justice Department claims the two-year-old program could interfere with federal desegregation orders in several Louisiana parishes, holdovers from the Civil Rights era. “This was a complete shock,” Jindal says. “A complete surprise.” Maybe it shouldn’t have been. Liberals have been fighting the Louisiana voucher initiative, officially called a “scholarship” program, from the beginning. “The teacher...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • SADOW: Riser’s Going To Be A Congressman For A Long, Long Time (LA-05)

    08/07/2013 6:02:15 PM PDT · by abb · 1 replies
    The Hayride ^ | August 7, 2013 | Jeff Sadow
    Louisiana and the Fifth District, welcome to your likely new U.S. House member for probably as long as he’ll want it, state Sen. Neil Riser. As previously noted, the statement by Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander yesterday that he would not run for reelection vaulted the likes of Republicans Riser, fellow state Sen. Mike Walsworth, and state Rep. Jim Fannin into contention for taking over from him. It also presented a bit of a quandary for Gov. Bobby Jindal, for whom Fannin had been a loyal soldier in assisting Jindal budgets into being as the chairman of the state House...
  • Derailed train in north Louisiana carrying highly toxic substances, Jindal says

    08/04/2013 10:00:43 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/4/13 | Staff
    A train carrying highly flammable and corrosive materials derailed in north Louisiana on Sunday. Over 100 homes have been evacuated as a precaution, Gov. Bobby Jindal said, adding there were no fatalities or injuries and air monitors have not picked up anything to cause concern. According to a press release from Jindal's office, three cars were leaking as of late Sunday. One is leaking lubricant oil while a second is leaking Dodecanol, a tasteless, colorless alcohol that can cause mild skin irritation. The third, however, is carrying a highly corrosive substance called caustic soda, or lye. Two other cars containing...
  • Louisiana pro-lifers call for Jindal to defund Planned Parenthood affiliate in wake of Texas fraud

    07/30/2013 9:17:33 AM PDT · by topher · 6 replies ^ | Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:34 EST | Ben Johnson
    NEW ORLEANS, July 29, 2013 ( – In the wake of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast's (PPGC) $1.4 million Medicaid fraud settlement with the state of Texas, two state pro-life organizations have called for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to end all state funding to PPGC. The abortion provider operates two facilities in the state, which received $575,000 in taxpayer funds from the Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) during the 2012 fiscal year. The Planned Parenthood affiliate agreed last Wednesday to refund Texas Medicaid $1.4 million in fraud for overbilling, billing for services it never rendered, and falsifying medical records...
  • ‘Best tweet ever!’ Gov. Jindal scores with epic Obamacare boom

    07/03/2013 1:21:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/3/13 | Bobby Jindal
    Boom indeed! Governor Jindal’s tweet blasting President Obama for the Obamacare delay has been retweeted over 300 times and counting.
  • ScottWalker, Bobby Jindal: IRS case needs a special prosecutor

    05/14/2013 11:44:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/14/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    It may not be the only case, or even the most pressing case, in need of an independent investigation, but there’s little doubt the targeting of White House opponents by the IRS needs a lot more sunlight than the Obama administration has thus far provided. Republican Governors Association chair Bobby Jindal and vice-chair Scott Walker demanded a special prosecutor to start an investigation of the expanding scandal: Two Republican governors are urging President Barack Obama to appoint aspecial prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service’s admission that it targetedconservative political groups.Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker call...
  • Lifetime concealed-carry permit bill passes Louisiana House

    04/25/2013 10:57:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies
    The Times Picayune ^ | April 24, 2013 | Lauren McGaughy
    Second Amendment rights advocates in Louisiana claimed another victory Wednesday, when the lower house of the Legislature approved a bill to allow for lifetime concealed-carry permits. House Bill 265, which passed with a vote of 65-19, was the first lawmaking foray by Central Republican Barry Ivey, who beat Metro Councilman Scott Wilson in a special election in early March. Currently, concealed-carry permits cost $125 and last for five years. Ivey's bill would allow Louisianans to choose between the five-year permit or one that would last for life. The lifetime permit would cost $500 and would require the permit holder to...
  • Bobby Jindal’s Income-Tax Repeal: It’s not dead yet.

    04/11/2013 7:27:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/11/2013 | Patrick M. Gleason
    Reading the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, and pretty much every other news outlet, one would think that Governor Bobby Jindal has given up on his efforts to eliminate the Louisiana income tax. But in fact, pretty much every reporter who has written on this has the story wrong. In his State of the State address on the first day of the 2013 session of the Louisiana legislature this week, Jindal announced that he was “parking” the tax-reform proposal that he unveiled last month, in response to opposition from the public and members of the legislature. While his...
  • Nate Silver: With Popularity Fading at Home, Is Bobby Jindal the New Mitt Romney?

    04/10/2013 7:26:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/10/2013 | Nate Silver
    Monday’s article on the nation’s least popular governors did not include Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, because he is not up for re-election in 2014. (Louisiana’s next gubernatorial election will be in 2015, and Mr. Jindal will not be eligible, having served two consecutive terms.) But recent surveys suggest that Mr. Jindal has become very unpopular in his home state amid a series of battles on fiscal policy. A March poll from Southern Media & Opinion Research put Mr. Jindal’s approval rating at just 38 percent, against 60 percent disapproval. His numbers had been similarly poor in a February survey...
  • Jindal backs off of his tax reform plan: “Let’s work together” (Too much, too soon)

    04/08/2013 7:08:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Earlier this year, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal promised to undertake the major task of simplifying the state's tax code in the interests of promoting economic competition, business friendliness, and job growth; and last month, he unveiled his plan to get rid of income and corporate taxes in favor of a sales tax increase from 4 to 5.88 percent. There was quite a lot of grumbling about the specifics of his plan, however, and in a surprise move on Monday, he opened the 2013 legislative session with the announcement that he’s going to at least temporarily shelve his proposal in favor...
  • Reuters: Louisiana Governor Jindal's popularity slumps after bold tax plan

    04/07/2013 7:27:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/06/2013 | Stephanie Grace
    (Reuters) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, one of the nation's most prominent Republicans and a possible 2016 presidential candidate, has fallen out of favor with local voters, and his bold plan to scrap the state income tax is running into trouble. Jindal was re-elected to a second term with two-thirds of the vote in 2011. But his Louisiana approval rating was down to 38 percent in a recent poll, worse than Democratic President Barack Obama in one of the most conservative states. The poll suggested voters think he is spending more time traveling outside the state and burnishing his credentials...
  • It is way too early to think about presidential run: Jindal

    04/04/2013 3:40:37 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 33 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Press Trust of India
    Washington - Indian-American Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal has said it is too early to think about the 2016 presidential run as people of the country are not in a mood to have another four years of campaign. "It's way too early for folks to be thinking about that. We just lost a presidential election. I don't think the people want another four-year presidential campaign," Jindal said at a Republican Party fundraiser in Jackson, Mississippi. Jindal is considered to be a key Republican presidential aspirant, but so far has publicly denied. "I know there's a lot of speculation about who...
  • ABC News: Senator Ted Cruz And 7 Other Politicians At The Heart Of Birther Conspiracies

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is at the center of the latest "birther" conspiracy. But he's not the first to face this line of questioning. A handful of politicians have been targeted in the last few years with the same accusation -- that they are not fit for the Presidency because they do not meet the constitutionally-mandated eligibility requirement of being a "natural-born" U.S. citizen. Confusion around who qualifies as a "natural born" citizen has contributed to the debate, as the Constitution does not explicitly define the phrase. Some incorrectly presume it only includes people born within the boundaries of the...
  • Immigration Hawks Turn Their Lonely Eyes to Gov. Bobby Jindal

    03/21/2013 8:48:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/20/2013 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    On Tuesday, Kentucky senator Rand Paul delivered a speech in favor of legalizing the status of illegal immigrants and opening up a path to citizenship for them. Immigration hawks were not pleased. "He just pissed away the [presidential] nomination quite honestly," said Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies. "That's what he did today." Paul had previously supported the idea of immigration reform, but the speech removed any possibility that he might move right and challenge the establishment on the issue. Amnesty opponents were left feeling glum about their prospects for a presidential candidate. "I'm honestly looking for someone...
  • Bobby Jindal: No more income taxes for Louisiana

    03/14/2013 7:08:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2013 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    President Obama and the Democrats have been talking a big game about closing loopholes on "the wealthy," "big oil companies," "corporate jet owners" and all manner of greedy societal bottom-feeders (or something) as an ostensible method of (ever-so-slightly) reducing our budget deficit, and it isn't that Republicans are so very opposed to the idea of closing tax loopholes --- but they need to come as part of an at least revenue-neutral effort to simplify the tax code and lower overall tax rates. Otherwise, it's just a fancy and deceptive way of saying, hey, let's hike taxes to try and bring...
  • Bobby Jindal slayed ‘em at the Gridiron Club Dinner

    03/14/2013 5:55:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 3 replies
    HotAir ^ | March 13, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    I’m a couple days late on this, but I was hoping some tape might by chance turn up. The Gridiron dinner is off-the-record and closed to most reporters, but we generally see clips of the president and presidential candidates doing their routines. (Clarification: I stated this badly. Obviously, there’s lots of press at the dinner because it’s a club for journalists. I just meant they’re not there reporting on it.) Word is Gov. Bobby Jindal killed. He “outquip[ped] Obama” and was a “big hit.” Sadly, since there is no tape from this dinner, it won’t provide the redemption it should...
  • Cruz, Haley, Jindal, Rubio: Flight 2016 Cleared for Takeoff

    03/13/2013 6:54:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/13/2013 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    Let's close down the silly season on presidential eligibility early. Our colleague, Ken Klukowski, is a constitutional lawyer who argues here that newly-sworn-in Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) is likely eligible to run for president in 2016. The only question that could arise is the fact the fiery young conservative leader was born in Calgary, Alberta, on Dec. 22, 1970. Let's see: 1970 makes him thirty-five in 2005. He's in!Is the Canadian birthplace a hurdle? Not really. Since at least 1793, such children of American citizens born abroad have been recognized to be American citizens. Ted's mother, the former...
  • President Obama’s Legacy: Government Greed

    02/28/2013 6:42:44 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 15 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | By Gov. Bobby Jindal February 28, 2013 | Gov. Bobby Jindal
    It seems as if President Obama sends out another cabinet secretary every hour to tell the public about the dire consequences we will face if the sequestration cuts are not averted. You’ve heard them — no vaccinations for children, teachers losing their jobs, less security from terrorist attacks, longer wait times at airports, and fewer food inspections. Now there are even reports that government officials are releasing hundreds of immigrants from deportation centers. What’s next? Is the president going to threaten to open the doors of federal prisons? This is silly. Sequestration cuts account for less than 3 percent of...
  • Jindal To Obama: Stop Campaigning And Scaring The American People

    02/24/2013 11:51:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/24/13 | nbc
    GOV. BOBBY JINDAL (R-LOUISIANA): My recommendation to the president is it's time to stop campaigning. It is time to actually do the job here in Washington D.C. In our second term, for example, last year, we passed one of the most sweeping educational reform laws in the country, giving real choice to our kids, putting right teachers in the classroom. We're forming our tenure laws, letting the dollars follow the child. This year, like my colleague, we're proposing tax, significant tax reform. We've got different ideas about that. We're trying to get rid of the income tax in Louisiana. My...
  • Coulter on GOP 2016 presidential hopefuls: No women or ‘freakishly short/funny looking’ candidates

    02/14/2013 4:26:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 14, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Sean Hannity's Wednesday radio show conservative commentator and “Mugged” author Ann Coulter laid out what she viewed to be the proper criteria for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential hopefuls. She ruled out rising-star Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as a potential candidate unless the United States were to absorb Canada’s three most western provinces due to eligibility questions stemming from the fact that Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta. Beyond that, Coulter also wants the next GOP presidential candidate to live up to certain gender and appearance standards. “Look — the general principles on choosing our next president, and like...
  • Polls: Voters tiring of Bobby Jindal and Barack Obama

    02/08/2013 1:30:15 PM PST · by Marketfly1 · 10 replies ^ | February 8, 2013 | Jeff Crouere
    President Barack Obama and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal have much in common. While Obama is a liberal Democrat and Jindal is a Republican, both of these men are relatively young and supposedly intelligent. They are minorities who graduated from Ivy League schools and spent most of their careers in government.