Today, after the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of same sex marriage, GOP presidential candidates, all competing for the religious right vote, released statements.
The Democratic National Committee poked at Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and some of the likely GOP presidential field today after news broke that the technology-giant, IBM, has cancelled its ribbon cutting because of a Bobby Jindal executive order concerning what the Louisiana governor calls protecting religious freedom.
This was a busy week in the GOP presidential sweepstakes as two candidates jumped into the race: U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Currently, there are ten announced candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination and the number will surely grow. In the coming days, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will officially announce his presidential bid. Soon thereafter, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and business tycoon Donald Trump will probably enter the fray.
A new Pew Research Center poll shows that America is not happy with the GOP-led Congress. In fact, Americans are downright disgusted as Republican congressional leaders only registered a 22% overall approval rating.
The Louisiana House Republicans and the Louisiana Democratic Party’s executive director (speaking for the party), do not see eye-to-eye as to what occurred today in Baton Rouge in cobbling together a budget.
In the midst of an email scandal that will not go away, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is being treated with kid gloves by House Republicans.
Roger Villere, has been re-elected chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party for another term, coming off a banner year in which the major goal for the state party was fulfilled—defeating Democrat Senator Louisiana Mary Landrieu.
The sports media has been in a tizzy covering the scandal known as “deflate gate.” After it was discovered that 11 of the 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots in their playoff game against the Colts were deflated, the media speculation has been intense about whether the Patriots purposely altered the footballs in an attempt to gain an advantage. Their coach, Bill Belichick, and the team's quarterback, Tom Brady, have been peppered with questions. While they both have denied responsibility, the NFL and media investigation is continuing.
After six difficult years under Barack Obama, the country is ready for a change in the White House. The President has delivered a continual dose of no compromise liberalism that has divided the races and polarized the political climate.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s announcement today that he will “actively explore” the presidency marks the start of an 18 month battle for control of the Republican Party.