August 5, 2012 |
By selecting Bobby Jindal as his vice presidential running mate, Mitt Romney would be reaching for history, much as John McCain did four years ago. The Louisiana governor - born Piyush Jindal - would be the first Indian American ever to run for the White House on a major party ticket. But Jindal could not be more different from Sarah Palin, McCain's pick, who was the first Republican woman nominated for the vice presidency. While Palin was the antithesis of a policy wonk, Jindal, 41, is a former Rhodes scholar who made his name deep-diving into substantive issues like healthcare.
July 16, 2012 |
One of Mitt Romney's top aides told reporters on Monday that the former Massachusetts governor has not yet decided on a running mate. With a foreign tour slated to begin next week and the nation's attention turning to the 2012 Olympics in London, there are few compelling reasons for Romney to announce the decision before August. Romney, who headed the 2002 Olympics Games in Salt Lake City, plans to attend the opening ceremonies in London next week before continuing on to Israel where he will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
March 20, 2012 |
Here's a question: If you're a Democratic lawmaker holding a news conference, does it amount to "intimidation" if some Republicans who don't agree with you show up at said news conference? That, apparently, is the accusation that Louisiana's state House Democratic Caucus chairman, John Bel Edwards, has leveled against a few key aides to Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, who showed up while Edwards was in the middle of a news conference in which he was denouncing the governor's conservative public school reform plan, according to the Baton Rouge, La., newspaper the Advocate.
January 3, 2012 |
Rick Perry needs help to finish in the top tier in tonight's Iowa caucuses, so at a downtown event hours before the first ballots were to be cast, he called for some backup. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, viewed as a rising star in GOP political circles, introduced Perry to a room full of hundreds of insurance industry professionals and staff, and praised Perry's job-creation record in Texas and his leadership as governor. Jindal said the two had worked together through Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, as well as 2010's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and he contrasted Perry's experience with President Obama's.
September 12, 2011 |
The first bit of rapid response among Republican presidential hopefuls came hours before the start of Monday's "tea party" debate in Tampa, as Rick Perry answered Tim Pawlenty's endorsement of Mitt Romney by announcing the support of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Jindal, once seen as a rising GOP star, said in a statement that Perry's "record on job creation simply cannot be beat. " "The 1 million jobs he's helped create as governor is a stark contrast to the 2.4 million jobs lost on President Obama's watch," said Jindal.
August 29, 2010 |
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, President Obama recommitted the nation to repairing the Gulf Coast as the region's fragile recovery hangs in balance and his popularity sags after the BP oil spill. Obama underscored the optimism and frustration in New Orleans, a city that shows signs of renewal despite lingering devastation. Residents worry the nation will leave them behind, fatigued by the one-two punch of the hurricane and oil spill. Obama seemed intent on convincing them otherwise.