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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ends presidential campaign: 'This is not my time'

Jindal quits raceAnother one bites the dust.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday that he is dropping out of the presidential race. A day after joining a list of governors who would close the door to Syrian refugees, Jindal said he was going back to the sidelines.

"I am suspending my campaign for president of the United States," Jindal told Fox News' Bret Baier.


Paris climate deal meeting still on as Republican leaders register opposition

Paris climate talk onThe point person behind Barack Obama’s environmental agenda has declared Americans are fed up with climate change denial and other efforts to wreck a Paris summit to stop global warming.

Despite Friday’s horrific attacks, Obama and other world leaders still plan to travel to Paris on 30 November for the start of two weeks of talks aimed at securing a global agreement to reduce climate pollution.


Judge rules for Clinton on emails

Clinton email ruling in her favorA federal judge on Friday sided with the State Department against a conservative legal advocacy group trying to speed up the government's release of some Hillary Clinton emails.

Judge Amit Mehta said that it would be “unwise and potentially risky” to order the government to quickly release some of the 329 emails specifically related to the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, which it had recently discovered.


Why Is the Media Ignoring Ted Cruz's Embrace of 'Kill the Gays' Pastor?

Kevin SwansonLast weekend Senator Ted Cruz, along with fellow GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, spoke at a conference in Des Moines headed up by a man who advocates the execution of gay people -- per his interpretation of the bible -- and who made his call for mass extermination once again, onstage at the event, the National Religious Liberties Conference.

Pastor Kevin Swanson has said in the past that Christians should attend gay weddings and hold up signs telling the newly married gay and lesbian couples that they "should be put to death." He was an advocate of Uganda's infamous "Kill the Gays" bill, which he saw as a "model."


Prominent GOP backers cited in FEC probe of nonprofit

FECThree notable conservatives, including a top fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, are linked to a now defunct dark money nonprofit group that failed to disclose several million dollars spent on candidate-related TV ads, according to documents released Friday by the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

The three involved with the group, the Commission for the Hope, Growth and Opportunity (CHGO), are William Canfield, the general counsel for super PAC Carly for America, affiliated with Carly Fiorina; Scott Reed, a senior political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Wayne Berman, a senior adviser at the Blackstone Group who serves as presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s national finance chairman.

TVNL Comment:  Break the rules; dodge punishment.  Politics as usual in the US.


Obama Becomes First U.S. President To Pose For An LGBT Magazine Cover

Obama poses for OUTPresident Obama appears on the latest issue of Out magazine, becoming the first sitting U.S. leader to be photographed for the cover of an LGBT title, the publication said.

The president appears on the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the LGBT community.

"This is the first time a sitting president has been photographed for the cover of an LGBT title,” Out’s editor-in-chief, Aaron Hicklin, wrote, “a historic moment in itself, and a statement on how much his administration has done to advance a singularly volatile issue that tarnished the reputations of both President Clinton and President Bush.”


Chris Christie Vetoes Legislation Making It Easier To Vote In New Jersey

Chris Christie vetoes voting billNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) vetoed legislation Monday that would have added 1.6 million new voters to the state’s rolls and made New Jersey the third state in the country to adopt automatic voter registration.

After sitting on the “Democracy Act” for almost five months, the governor and Republican presidential candidate vetoed his second voting rights-related bill in three years, according to the Brennan Center for Justice. Christie has previously said that he does not support making it easier for residents of his state to vote.


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