US jindal-speechPresidential hopeful and current Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal issued the following statement today on the developing situation in Israel:

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fullmoonMaybe its the mysterious swamps or the grey-mossy bayous.  Perhaps it’s the French-Spanish-Indian-African-English-Haitian bowl of voodoo gumbo that flavors our spirits.

Whatever the reasons, Louisiana has and still owns the title and deed to the Master of the Ripley's House of the Political "Believe it or Not".

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sealed-kissThe Kissing Congressman Vance McAllister announced on Monday that he was not going to kiss-off chances of his becoming a one-year Congrressman.  Reversing a prior public decision, McAllister announced he wanted the people to decide on whether he deserves another chance in US Congress.

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Tensions over the Common Core in Louisiana erupted into an intramural battle Wednesday as Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) declared he was withdrawing his state from the national education standards while the state’s top education officials insisted Louisiana would keep them.

Jindal issued an executive order to remove Louisiana from a consortium of 14 states and the District of Columbia that is creating new standardized reading and math tests based on the Common Core.

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Ex-Jindal ally upset on Common Core
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:21

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sought to squelch incendiary accusations from his schools superintendent on Thursday with a lengthy memo from his top attorney asserting that he has every right to pull his state out of the Common Core academic standards.

State Superintendent John White has accused the governor of breaking the law, trampling the state constitution and crushing the dreams of low-income minority students by rejecting the Common Core and scrapping plans to give students new exams aligned to the standards.

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Public school fourth-graders and eighth-graders retaking their standardized tests this summer to determine how and if they advance to the next grade may be waiting awhile to learn if they passed the tests.

Gov. Bobby Jindal suspended the education department's testing contract as a back-door way to undermine Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards and stop the purchase of testing material tied to the standards.

Superintendent of Education John White sent a memo to school superintendents Wednesday evening telling them the contract suspension means the summer retests can't be scored currently.

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jindal-angryToday, Gov. Bobby Jindal's office sent out a memorandum debunking statements made by the Louisiana Superintendent of Education and the President of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education that it is illegal for the state not to follow the Common Core Standards and implement the PARCC assessment.

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Jindal-collageWritten by Lamar Parmentel, The Daily Kingfish.

According to the political press, Bobby Jindal launched another one of his embarrassing broadsides against the awful “DC establishment,” calling for a “hostile takeover” of DC by enraged teahaddists.

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Jindal-airWritten by Tom Aswell, publisher of Louisiana Voice.

Gov. Bobby Jindal, with the signing of House Bill 799, has continued his assault on the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E), underscoring the importance and power of special interest money over the welfare of the state.

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Louisiana capitolPaul Dietzel, Garret Graves and the 6th District

The results of a 6th Congressional District Poll, conducted by JMC Analytics and Polling, shows Edwin Edwards leading the race with 27% of the votes in a primary. Paul Dietzel follows with 12% and Dan Claitor with 7%. 43% was undecided.

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