Jindal: Republicans afraid to repeal Obamacare

Jindal: Republicans afraid to repeal Obamacare

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday called congressional Republican leaders “fearful” of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law. Jindal, a second-term Republican governor weighing a 2016 presidential candidacy, said the GOP had failed to act on their signature issue in the 2014 midterm elections. Republicans overtook Democrats in the Senate and […]

GOP prospects urge Iowa to ‘turn out’ for midterms

It's not just enough to urge a change of leadership. It's more, they said.

GOP prospects urge Iowa to ‘turn out’ for midterms

A trio of Republican presidential prospects implored conservatives Saturday to vote in November’s midterm elections while doing their best to impress likely caucus goers should they compete for the GOP presidential nomination in a year and a half. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin — a surprise […]

Gov. Bobby Jindal: The latest to sue Obama

Jindal planned to file it Wednesday in the federal court based in Baton Rouge

Gov. Bobby Jindal: The latest to sue Obama

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards. The U.S. Department of Education has used a $4.3 billion grant program and federal policy waivers to encourage states to adopt uniform […]

Jindal claims ‘rebellion’ coming against Washington

Jindal claims ‘rebellion’ coming against Washington

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday night accused President Barack Obama and other Democrats of waging wars against religious liberty and education and said that a rebellion is brewing in the U.S. with people ready for “a hostile takeover” of the nation’s capital. Jindal spoke at the annual conference hosted by the Faith and Freedom […]

Jindal upset about hike in flood insurance rates

He called the rate increases tied to the program overhaul as "irrational, not actuarial."

Jindal upset about hike in flood insurance rates

After months largely silent on the issue, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging congressional leaders to stop higher flood insurance premiums from hitting homeowners and businesses. Jindal sent a letter late Tuesday to the Republican and Democratic leaders of both the U.S. House and Senate, asking them to support an immediate delay in the increases […]

Several ambitious governors in Republican ranks

Bashing Washington dysfunction at every turn, the governors offered up their can-do records — and themselves — as a model for a party looking to return to power.

Several ambitious governors in Republican ranks

For an ambitious group of Republican governors, next year’s elections could be a springboard to bigger things in 2016. Just don’t talk about the White House — yet. The annual Republican Governors Association meeting this week included a bullish outlook for a party that will defend 22 seats in 2014. Bashing Washington dysfunction at every […]

Pay raises for political employees raises ire in Louisiana

Pay raises for political employees raises ire in Louisiana

Lawmakers bristled Wednesday over pay raises handed out by Louisiana‘s statewide elected officials while the state struggled with continuing budget shortfalls and repeated cuts. Members of the House Appropriations Committee said they were frustrated as they learned that Treasurer John Kennedy, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell have […]