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  • 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
  • John McCain Touts Jeb Bush’s 2016 Potential

    09/18/2014 1:01:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | September 18, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) touted former governor Jeb Bush (R., Fla.) as a potential contender in the 2016 presidential elections while discussing the merits of nominating a governor as opposed to a senator. “I think that governors who are successful obviously have a cachet that is probably helpful to them, particularly, since the Congress is held in low esteem,” McCain tells National Review Online. “I think there will be some who are very competitive, including Jeb Bush if he decides to run.” McCain says he hadn’t decided to back Bush. “I keep hearing that he may be considering a...
  • Jindal predicts a runoff for Landrieu, payoff for Brownback

    09/17/2014 6:43:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | Alexandra Jaffe
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) predicted on Tuesday a loss for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and a win for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) this fall, two of their respective parties’ most vulnerable incumbents. Speaking to reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Tuesday, Jindal said of Landrieu’s defeat, “I think that that is going to happen this year.” But he added while “she could lose in November ... I think a runoff is possible.” (SNIP) Some have speculated his decision to sit out the race was informed by long-standing bad blood between the governor and Sen. David Vitter...
  • 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...
  • Jindal’s Gamble: Can a wonk win the 2016 presidential nomination?

    09/16/2014 7:35:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/16/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    Bobby Jindal is making a bet, according to someone familiar with is thinking: “Ideas and smarts are going to be crucial in winning the presidential nomination.” Jindal’s nascent 2016 campaign will be an exploration of the validity of this belief. When the Louisiana governor unveils his energy plan at the Heritage Foundation today, he will do so under the auspices of his ambitious attempt to “articulate and sell a national policy agenda to the country.” Consider it also a part of another ambitious plan, the second plank of a 2016 presidential platform and an attempt to persuade Republican primary voters...
  • Common Core: Bobby Jindal says Obama forcing a national curriculum

    08/29/2014 12:34:15 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 8/27/14 | By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) sued the US Department of Education Wednesday, accusing it of violating federal law and the US Constitution by strong-arming states into adopting the Common Core State Standards and assessments. “The federal government has hijacked and destroyed the Common Core initiative,” Governor Jindal said, in a statement. “What started out as an innovative idea to create a set of base-line standards that could be ‘voluntarily’ used by the states has turned into a scheme by the federal government to nationalize curriculum.”
  • frightening number:

    08/22/2014 5:32:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    NRCC email | Majority Whip Steve Scalise
    Friend, We have a fight on our hands—and the future of our country is on the line. Obama, Pelosi, and the Democrats have outraised us by $27 MILLION this cycle. That’s a frightening number. We have only 75 days to cut that gap before Election Day in order to beat the Democrats. Friend, this is why I’m reaching out to you personally. Your name is on my list as someone who has not yet contributed to our winning cause this year. I am counting on you to help out by midnight tonight. (SNIP) Friend, every day that passes without your...
  • Judge removes Jindal’s Common Core ban

    08/21/2014 7:12:24 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/20/2014 | Kellan Howell
    A Louisiana district judge removed Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s executive order banning Common Core testing on Tuesday. Mr. Jindal has been fighting an uphill battle since June with the state’s board of education to combat Louisiana’s participation in PARCC, a collective of states working together to develop standardizes testing based on Common Core. In a written opinion, Judge Todd Hernandez, said the injunction on testing that was granted at Mr. Jindal’s request caused anxiety within the school system. “The evidence is clear that this state of the unknown has caused anxiety and other harm to the parents, teachers, administrators and...
  • BESE offers Gov. Jindal compromise over Common Core testing

    07/11/2014 9:57:53 AM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    WAFB Channel 9 Baton Rouge ^ | Posted: Jul 10, 2014 1:07 PM CST Updated: Jul 10, 2014 5:48 PM CST | By Samantha Morgan
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - BESE submitted a compromise to Governor Jindal regarding next year’s standardized testing. The hope is to reach an agreement in an ongoing dispute regarding Common Core testing. Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education President Chas Roemer, Vice President Jim Garvey and Secretary-Treasurer Holly Boffy conducted a call for members of the media to discuss the resolution. [Link to PDF - the compromise is on page 3] https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9eTEUJnljUqcjB1YWxHT0Ztc3c/edit?pli=1 And another link to the letter from another site (in case that one doesn't work: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.apeleducators.org/resource/resmgr/News_Files/Letter_to_Governor_from_BESE.pdf
  • Bobby Jindal Winning Over Religious Right as He Mulls WH Bid

    07/01/2014 2:45:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | June 30, 2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is aggressively courting conservative Christians as he contemplates a potential run for the White House in 2016 – and it appears to be paying dividends. The Republican politician has been developing relationships with evangelical leaders while promoting himself as a champion of family values and battling increasing religious intolerance, according to BuzzFeed.Michael Farris, founder of the evangelical Patrick Henry College, said Jindal is looked on very favorably by the religious right, while comparing him to former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a minister who is also seen as a possible presidential candidate. Jindal "is a top-tier...
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal warns of rebellion brewing in U.S. against Washington, D.C.

    06/23/2014 8:51:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Examiner / The Associated Press ^ | June 23, 2014 | Joe Newby
    While speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference in Washington, D.C. Saturday night, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, said President Obama and other Democrats are waging a war against religious liberty and warned that a rebellion is brewing as angry Americans are ready for what he called a "hostile takeover" of the nation's capital, the Associated Press reported. "I can sense right now a rebellion brewing amongst these United States," he said, "where people are ready for a hostile takeover of Washington, D.C., to preserve the American Dream for our children and grandchildren." According to...
  • Jindal says rebellion brewing against Washington

    06/22/2014 4:11:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2014 1:31 AM EDT | Connor Radnovitch
    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. […] The governor said there was a “silent war” on religious liberty being fought in the U.S.—a country that he said was built on that liberty. “I am tired of the left. They say they’re for tolerance; they say they respect diversity. The reality is this: They respect everybody unless you happen to disagree with them,” he...
  • Bobby Jindal pulls Louisiana out of Common Core

    06/18/2014 12:11:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 60 replies
    Red State ^ | June 18th, 2014 | Streiff
    In a presser now underway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has announced that Louisiana is withdrawing from Common Core. Jindal was one of the first governors to sign onto Common Core but has since soured on the concept. Hopefully, more governors will follow Jindal and withdraw. Common Core, whatever its alleged virtues, is focused on training compliant workers not engaged citizens.
  • 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. …
  • Bobby Jindal signs anti-abortion bill Thursday likely to close clinics in Baton Rouge, New Orleans

    06/13/2014 6:20:11 AM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | June 12, 2014 | By Emily Lane
    Gov. Bobby Jindal signed legislation Thursday that is all but guaranteed to close the only abortion clinics in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. His office issued a release after the bill signing ceremony Thursday (June 12) at the First Baptist Church in West Monroe, where the governor signed two pieces of "pro-life legislation." Sponsors of the bills are from Monroe and West Monroe.
  • Pro-Life Bill Signing Ceremony With Gov. Jindal - June 12, 2014 [HB388/HB305]

    06/11/2014 9:02:49 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    Louisiana Right to Life (E-Mail) | June 10, 2014 | Ben Clapper
    Where: Thursday June 12th at 12:30 PM First Baptist Church of West Monroe 311 Mill Street West Monroe, LA 7129 The 2014 legislative session was a huge success for Louisiana women and unborn babies! To put the finishing touches on this year's pro-life legislation, Governor Jindal will hold a signing ceremony this Thursday in Monroe, the home of Representatives Katrina Jackson and Frank Hoffman. The event will take place this Thursday, June 12th, at the First Baptist Church of West Monroe. The signing will begin at 12:30 PM. The public is welcome. At the ceremony, Jindal will sign into law...
  • 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."
  • 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...
  • [HB388]Louisiana passes bill that could shut down three of state’s five abortion facilities

    05/22/2014 2:57:51 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu May 22, 2014 14:46 EST | Dustin Siggins
    BATON ROUGE, LA, May 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A pro-life bill that could close three of Louisiana’s five abortion facilities is expected to become law next week once it receives the signature of Gov. Bobby Jindal. HB 388, which requires all abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of a clinic, received overwhelming bipartisan support. Introduced by Rep. Katrina Jackson, a Democrat, it passed the state House by a vote of 88-5 on Wednesday. It passed the state Senate on May 14 by a margin of 34-3.
  • ...Bobby Jindal’s wife rappels down a building with Robertsons from ‘Duck Dynasty’

    05/12/2014 11:53:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/11/14
  • Obama’s War on Louisiana: The latest attack is against the state’s hospitals.

    05/12/2014 6:35:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/12/2014 | Quin Hillyer
    If all who love liberty are rightly upset by an administration’s harassment of conservative groups for political ends, we should be even more outraged when the administration, while playing political hardball, mistreats an entire state’s ordinary, apolitical citizens. From the earliest days of his presidency, Barack Obama has shown a particular animus against Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, and has repeatedly held Louisiana citizens hostage to that animus. The latest outrage came via a May 2 letter from the national Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) disapproving Jindal’s brilliant semi-privatization of state hospitals that, in less than a year, already...
  • Bobby Jindal and David Vitter's Feud

    05/08/2014 11:36:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    New Republic ^ | July 8, 2013 | Marin Cogan
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is renowned for his policy wonkery and strict Catholicism, not a cutting sense of humor. So when he took the stage a few months ago at Washington’s annual Gridiron dinner, one jab stood out in particular. “The Menendez scandal is disturbing,” Jindal said, referring to reports (later proved untrue) that Senator Robert Menendez had paid for sex in the Dominican Republic. “Soliciting prostitution is completely unacceptable. We would never put up with that in Louisiana.” The butt of the joke was obvious to everyone in the room. Six years earlier, Louisiana’s junior senator, David Vitter, confessed...
  • Sarah Palin Will Never Run for Office; Here’s Why

    04/28/2014 6:53:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    WebProNews ^ | April 28, 2014 | Mike Tuttle
    Hillary Clinton is running for President. Oh, sure, she hasnÂ’t announced it yet. But all the signs are there: speeches to certain groups, third-party money-raising apparatus, little hints dropped by Bill Clinton on Twitter. Hillary can play coy, but no one in the Democrat Party believes for a second that she did not walk out of the offices of Secretary of State and right into a campaign meeting. But what about the other big female name in American politics? No, not Elizabeth Warren. She is going to run with Hillary for the VP job. WeÂ’re talking about Sarah Palin. Ever...
  • Jindal: Biden, Clinton Would ‘Just Get Rid Of The Second Amendment Entirely’

    04/26/2014 6:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Several potential Republican presidential candidates courted gun-rights supporters Friday at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention, talking up their pro-gun credentials while imploring the crowd to fight not just for their Second Amendment rights but for other freedoms they say are being threatened. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal addressed the NRA’s annual leadership forum, a kind of political pep rally the organization considers one of its premier events. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Kelly Ayotte of New...
  • 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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
    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...
  • 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: ...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...
  • 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...