Bobby Jindal

Planned Parenthood asks federal court to block Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s order

Planned Parenthood asks federal court to block Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

Planned Parenthood urged a federal court Tuesday to not allow Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's order to take effect so that parents can continue receiving medical care through the organization using Medicaid. According to officials with the group, Jindal's order is against law and will prevent 5,200 Louisianans from using the service.

Three patients who are co-plaintiffs in the case have also supported the idea of blocking enforcement of the order by Jindal.

However, Jindal administration officials said the order is absolutely legal and Planned Parenthood is flailing. Mike Reed, a spokesman for Jindal, who is running for president, said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that there is no sense to have Planned Parenthood in effect any more.

Uncertainty Over legal Cutoff of Medicaid Funds by Republican Governors

Uncertainty Over legal Cutoff of Medicaid Funds by Republican Governors

Republican governors in different states announced a cutoff of Medicaid funds to clinics of Planned Parenthood after the group’s officials were secretly recorded discussing how fetal tissue can be used for medical research. But now this step of republican governors has raised question whether they are permitted to do so under federal law or not.

Medicaid pays funds for health care of the poor, and says that every individual can visit any provider who is qualified to perform the service. In Louisiana, about 5,000 low-income women rely on Planned Parenthood clinics in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, which offer birth control, pregnancy testing and other medical screenings, but no abortions.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to declare his presidential plans on June 24

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to declare his presidential plans on June 24

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will make a ‘major announcement’ regarding his 2016 presidential plans on June 24 in New Orleans.

According to Jindal’s adviser Timmy Teepell, the Governor has announced a campaign exploratory committee on May 18.

Jindal has earlier said that he would decide on whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination once the state legislature concludes its current session in June.

Jindal is a former congressman and a two-term governor. However, his popularity ratings in Louisiana have been low as the state's budget surplus has turned into a $1.6 billion deficit.

According to Jindal’s spokeswoman Shannon Bates, he is known as a ‘policy guy’. However, he has been working to court Christian conservatives.

Bobby Jindal criticizes Obama’s leadership

Bobby Jindal criticizes Obama’s leadership

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, the country’s first elected Indian-American governor, criticized Barack Obama’s leadership and said that the leader ‘has started to redefine the American Dream, turning it into the European nightmare’.

He said that they will take final decision in June, after the end of legislative session in Louisiana. Many in Louisiana who are worried that bill could lead to a criticism in opposition to the state like what happened in Arkansas and Indiana this year. He is looking forward to run for president in 2016.

Bobby Jindal says Muslim leaders must speak out against'bloodthirsty' acts of terror in name of Islam

Bobby JindalWashington, Jan 17: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is planning to call on Muslim leaders to speak out against acts of terrorism carried out in the name of Islam during his speech in London next week.

According to the Washington Times, Jindal, a possible presidential contender in 2016, is set to address the Henry Jackson Society on Monday in London.

Jindal says in prepared remarks released by his office ahead of his Monday speech in London : "A so-called religion that allows for and endorses killing those who oppose it is not a religion at all; it is a terrorist movement."

He says that he continues to believe and hope that most Muslims oppose these bloodthirsty acts of terror.

CIA torture report: Bobby Jindal defends George Bush

Bobby JindalWashington: Indian-American Louisiana Governor and rising Republican star Bobby Jindal has said the release of a Senate committee report on CIA's detention and harsh interrogation techniques is aimed at attacking former president George W Bush.

"It is clear that the Democrats wrote and released this report in an attempt to once again attack President Bush. I remain very proud to have worked for him, and proud that he kept America safe in the aftermath of 9/11," Jindal said.

His comment came days after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a report which said the interrogation programme of CIA post 9/11 in many cases amounted to torture.

Bobby Jindal contemplating 2016 presidential run

Bobby JindalWashington, Oct 7 : Louisiana Gov Bobby Jindal said that he was still "thinking and praying" about a possible 2016 presidential run.

According to Politico, the Indian American governor didn't give a specific date for his decision, saying he would announce his decision after the Nov. 4 midterm election and "sometime after the holiday".

He said that the people in the country were hungry for a big change and that there was a lot of frustration.

Jindal added that people were frustrated with the president, and that they were yet to hear a comprehensive alternative from the Republicans.

Stop thinking Americans are stupid: Bobby Jindal

Bobby-JindalWashington, April 30 : Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal, who had once warned his own Republican party to stop being the "stupid party", says President Barack Obama's Democrats now need to heed that advice.

Jindal, former head of the Republican Governor's Association who is said to be mulling a 2016 presidential run, gave the advice in a CNN OpEd in the wake of the botched rollout of Obamacare, president's signature health care law, and delays in the individual mandate.

Eyeing White House, Bobby Jindal steps up political activity

Bobby-JindalWashington, April 9 : Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will headline a major Republican fundraising event in the early primary state of South Carolina.

Jindal will address the 'Silver Elephant Dinner', the finale of the state Republican Party's annual convention in Columbia, on June 6, CNN reported noting "the state doubles as a must-do stopover for ambitious politicians with an eye on the White House."

Miffed by Obamacare success, Bobby Jindal offers own plan

Bobby-JindalWashington, April 3 : Making light of the huge success of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, Louisiana's Indian American Republican Governor Bobby Jindal, offered his own rival plan for healthcare.

Obama scored a major victory as an estimated 7.1 million people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 in the teeth of bitter opposition from the Republican Party, which has since made at least 50 attempts to repeal it.

Bobby Jindal will run for president in 2016, says US senator

Bobby-JindalWashington, Dec 23 : Indian-origin Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will run for president in 2016, Senator David Vitter has said.

Vitter said Jindal (Republican) was already laying the groundwork to pursue 2016 GOP nomination for president.

Vitter however did not say whether he would support his home-state governor in what is certain to be a brutal Republican primary season.

According to Politico, asked if Vitter believes Jindal would to be president, the senator replied 'yes, and that was very obvious to everybody who has been paying attention'.

Bobby Jindal forms group to win 'war of ideas'

Bobby-JindalWashington, Oct 17 : Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, plans to create a policy-focused nonprofit group to help Republicans shed their image as "the party of no."

The group called "America Next" would produce detailed proposals for how conservatives would improve health care, education and energy policy if they were in charge again, Jindal told Politico, an influential politics focused Washington news site.

Bobby Jindal stays away from Republican 'fratricide'

Bobby-JindalWashington, Oct 9 : Amid a US government shutdown, Louisiana's Indian American governor Bobby Jindal would like Republican governors to take back the party's messaging from Washington, saying the states are where the real action is.

State governors are making progress that citizens can actually see, and that's why Republican governors are doing well even in Democratic states, the Republican Governors' Association chairman and a potential 2016 presidential contender, told MSNBC Tuesday.

Jindal's visit to primary state stokes 2016 speculation

Bobby-JindalWashington, April 12 : Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal's plans to headline a Republican fundraiser next month in New Hampshire are fuelling speculation he is seriously eyeing a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Jindal will raise money for the campaign arm of state Senate Republicans at an event in Manchester in the key state, which holds the first primary in the US presidential election cycle, with ticket prices running from $100 to $5,000, CNN reported.

Bobby Jindal unhurt in road accident

Bobby-JindalWashington, March 18 : Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal escaped unhurt from a minor traffic accident as a truck making an illegal U-turn side-swiped his vehicle while he was returning home from his son's soccer game Sunday.

"The governor did not sustain any injuries, and he is thankful for the work of the Louisiana State Police who keep him and his family safe every day," Sean Lansing, a spokesman with the governor's office said.

CNN citing Louisiana State Police said the crash occurred at about 5 p. m. Sunday on Louisiana Highway 30, south of downtown Baton Rouge, the state capital.

Bobby Jindal chides Republicans' 'obsession with zeroes'

Bobby-JindalWashington, March 16 : Chiding his own Republican Party's "obsession with zeroes" Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal said the conservatives were falling into "the sideshow trap" of a balanced federal budget.

"Today's conservatism is in love with zeroes," he told the Conservative Political Action Conference, being held just outside Washington, Friday referring to his party's tendency to place balancing the federal budget over all other issues.

Bobby Jindal, Nikki Haley lead Republican charge against Obama

barack-obamaWashington, Feb 26 : With no deal in sight on mandated across-the-board forced spending cuts, President Barack Obama painted a grim picture only to be accused by Republicans, led by two Indian-American governors, of scaremongering.

"While you are in town, I hope that you speak with your congressional delegation and remind them in no uncertain terms exactly what is at stake and exactly who is at risk," Obama Monday told state governors gathered in Washington.

"Because here's the thing. These cuts do not have to happen. Congress can turn them off any time with just a little bit of compromise."

Jindal says Obama needs to stop ‘scaring people’ about looming spending cuts

Jindal says Obama needs to stop ‘scaring people’ about looming spending cuts Washington, Feb 26 : Indian-origin Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said that President Barack Obama `needs to show leadership' and stop trying to `scare' Americans about looming spending cuts.

Jindal said following the National Governors Association''s morning meeting with Obama that `the president needs to stop campaigning, stop trying to scare the American people, stop trying to scare states.'

Bobby Jindal tells 2016 hopefuls to ''get their heads examined''

Bobby-JindalWashington, Feb 5 : GOP Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said in an interview that any Republicans thinking about 2016 need to "get their head examined", while cautioning against "nonstop" presidential campaigning.

Jindal said that anybody on the Republican side, even thinking or talking about running for president in 2016, should get their head examined as they have lost two presidential elections in a row.

He said they should first win the debate of ideas and then think about winning elections, reports Politico.

Stop being 'stupid': Bobby Jindal to fellow Republicans By Arun Kumar

Stop being 'stupid': Bobby Jindal to fellow RepublicansWashington, Jan 25 : Louisiana's Indian American governor Bobby Jindal has lashed out at fellow Republicans to rethink their arguments against Democrats and appeals to voters.

"We must stop being the stupid party."

"We must stop looking backward."

"We must stop insulting the intelligence of voters."

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