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Jindal to GOP: 'Change Everything'

Louisiana governor repeats 'stupid party' line to RNC's face

(Newser) - Bobby Jindal delivered the keynote address at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting last night, a speech billed as a "rebuttal" to Barack Obama's inaugural address, but he took aim as much at his own party as Obama's. Jindal said that while Republicans should stick by... More »

Now Kansas Looks to Ditch Its Income Tax

Tax cuts would be offset by sales tax, ending mortgage deduction

(Newser) - Two weeks after Bobby Jindal proposed putting an end to state income taxes in Louisiana , Kansas appears to be headed in the same direction, albeit a little more slowly. Gov. Sam Brownback's plan, introduced yesterday, would reduce and eventually eliminate state income taxes, reports the Wichita Eagle . As of... More »

Louisiana Considers Ditching Its Income Tax

Bobby Jindal calls proposed move revenue-neutral

(Newser) - Bobby Jindal wants to do away with income and corporate taxes in his state—and raise Louisiana's 4% sales tax to make up the difference, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. "It's time to change that so people can keep more of their own money and foster an... More »

Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-the-Counter

Louisiana governor blames 'big government' for state of affairs

(Newser) - Bobby Jindal has people talking today, thanks to an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in which he endorses making birth control available over-the-counter to anyone 18 or older. "We have been stupid to let the Democrats demagogue the contraceptives issue and pretend … that Republicans are somehow against... More »

Already? 2016 Hopefuls Buddy Up to Big Donors

Plus: Adelson donated way more than first reported

(Newser) - The race for giant 2016 campaign sugar daddies is on. Already, potential GOP presidential contenders Govs. Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, and Bob McDonnell have met with casino owner Sheldon Adelson , who spent big on Republican efforts this year. Meanwhile, Democrats Joe Biden, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, and Virginia Sen.... More »

Don't Expect GOP to Change

It won't alter policies, it'll just rebrand: Alex Pareene

(Newser) - Now that Mitt Romney's out of the game, we're hearing a lot of Republicans say it's time for the party to change its ways. But Alex Pareene, writing for Salon , says we should be wary of that old trick. He points to a recent Politico interview with... More »

Jindal: GOP Needs to 'Stop Being the Stupid Party'

Louisiana governor unloads on own party

(Newser) - Tell us how you really feel, Bobby Jindal. The Louisiana governor let loose on his own team in a Politico interview yesterday, saying that Republicans need to "stop being the stupid party." Jindal says Republicans need to stop sneering at intellectuals, and get some real policy in the... More »

Jindal Already Slamming Obama Storm Aid

He demands 'full fed assistance' in letter

(Newser) - Even before Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana yesterday, GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal was slamming President Obama over storm aid. Amounts to be provided are inadequate to cover expected damage, complained Jindal, who has attacked the president in the past for excessive federal spending, reports Bloomberg . Jindal has already sent... More »

Bobby Jindal Declares State of Emergency in Louisiana

Gov. not planning to make GOP convention

(Newser) - With Tropical Storm Isaac headed for the Gulf Coast, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency today and said he has no plans to attend the GOP convention, CNN reports. "My priority is the safety of our people," Jindal said. "And certainly as this storm... More »

VP Shortlisters to Speak at RNC

Jindal, Portman, Ayotte, McDonnell among latest speakers named

(Newser) - Bobby Jindal, Rob Portman, Kelly Ayotte, and Bob McDonnell were among the names being tossed around as likely VP picks for Mitt Romney—and though they didn't make the cut, all of the above will be speaking at the Republican National Convention, which starts Aug. 27 in Tampa, CNN... More »

Dems Start Shoveling Dirt on VP Contenders

Super PAC preps 1,651 pages of attack material

(Newser) - No matter who Mitt Romney picks as a running mate, Democrats are already working to convince voters there's a problem with said potential veep. The Obama campaign has gathered plenty of what it considers to be dirt on each name that's been floated, and isn't wasting any... More »

Romney's VP Shortlist Takes Shape

4 candidates look likely, but don't count out Kelly Ayotte

(Newser) - Buzz surrounding Mitt Romney's VP pick is growing louder, and RealClearPolitics has narrowed it down to four candidates: Tim Pawlenty, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. RCP doubts that a deliberative guy like Romney would make a pick out of left field,... More »

Debby Looming, La. Declares Emergency

Flooding likely in low-lying coastal areas as storm moves in

(Newser) - With Tropical Storm Debby bearing down on Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal was taking no chances with his state today, declaring a state of emergency in the low-lying coastal areas the storm threatened to flood. Debby had already unloaded significant amounts of rain on Florida today, and was forecast to increase... More »

Jindal Cakewalks to 2nd Term in Louisiana

Louisiana governor faced little Democrat opposition

(Newser) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal easily coasted to a second term today, winning in a landslide election after failing to attract any well-known or deep-pocketed opposition. The 40-year-old Republican overwhelmed nine competitors in the open primary, where a candidate wins the race outright if he or she receives more than 50%... More »

Jindal to Endorse Perry

Louisiana governor will make endorsement before tonight's debate

(Newser) - Tim Pawlenty might think Mitt Romney's the guy for the job, but Rick Perry just scored a key endorsement of his own in his quest to be president: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is headed to tonight's Tea Party Republican Debate to give Perry his blessing, reports CNN... More »

Bobby Jindal Releases His Birth Certificate, Too

And guess what, he's a U.S. citizen

(Newser) - Keep your hands off Bobby Jindal, birthers. The Louisiana governor has released his birth certificate to prove he is a US citizen, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune . The certificate shows that Jindal—given the first name Piyush— was born in Baton Rouge on June 10, 1971, to Indian immigrants. Both... More »

Big Biz Can Only Donate So Much to Bobby Jindal...

... but is throwing a lot at his wife's nonprofit

(Newser) - If a corporation needs to get on Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's good side, there's a limit to how much it can donate to his campaign in order to do so. But there's no limit to how much it can donate to his wife's nonprofit. The Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana's... More »

GOP Fired Up Over 2012 VP Candidates

Successful 2010 elections offer up many new possibilities

(Newser) - The field of GOP presidential candidates for 2012 may not be so great , but the VP field is getting the right energized. A wealth of new Congress members and governors has Republicans buzzing over potential veeps like Marco Rubio , Bobby Jindal and Kelly Ayotte , Politico reports. Where the potential presidential... More »

Hillary Clinton: I'd Skip a Pat-Down

And she's optimistic it'll get less-invasive

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton probably can't even remember what it's like to fly commercial, but would the secretary of State man up and submit to a pat-down? "Not if I, not if I could avoid it," Clinton told Face the Nation. "No, I mean who would?" Of note, Clinton... More »

These Wonky Politicians Are the GOP's Future

David Brooks welcomes the new 'austerity caucus'

(Newser) - David Brooks happily declares the emergence of his kind of Republican on the national stage—members of what he dubs the "austerity caucus." They're more wonky than flashy, with more of a focus on balancing budgets and pragmatic daily concerns than grand visions of the future. He puts... More »

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