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Louisiana suing MoveOn.org over logo, slogan use

BATON ROUGE, La., March 17 (UPI) -- The state of Louisiana is suing MoveOn.org, accusing the policy group of a trademark violation for using the state's tourism logo and motto.
Scott Brown launches exploratory committee for NH Senate

Scott Brown launches exploratory committee for NH Senate

March 14 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Scott Brown is officially considering a run in New Hampshire.
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CPAC un-invites American Atheists from annual convention

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The non-profit American Atheists won't participate in the Conservative Political Action Conference next month because the group distorted its intent, CPAC said.
Chris Christie approval tanks in NJ

Chris Christie approval tanks in NJ

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The once untouchably popular governor of New Jersey has found himself falling -- and fast.
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Bipartisanship of governors meeting turns into shouting match

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Bipartisanship at the National Governors Association's winter meeting in Washington vanished Monday when several leaders talked smack during a news conference.

Obama to make Keystone decision in coming months

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama told a gathering of U.S. governors he will make a decision on a controversial oil pipeline "in a couple of months," an attendee said.

Governors split with Obama on many issues ahead

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- President Obama should use his executive power "to free the American people from the yoke of excess regulation," Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana said.
GOP governors likely to draw most attention at national gathering

GOP governors likely to draw most attention at national gathering

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Embattled Republican governors may pull the media focus to the GOP this weekend as governors from both parties meet in Washington.

Louisiana rescinds controversial abortion rules

BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has rescinded controversial new abortion regulations put in place in November on an emergency basis.
Bobby Jindal: Immigration 'completely backwards'

Bobby Jindal: Immigration 'completely backwards'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Sunday the United States has a "completely backwards" immigration system.

David Vitter throws hat into GOP ring in bid to succeed Jindal

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Sen. David Vitter announced Tuesday he would seek the Republican nomination to run for governor of Louisiana.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
By United Press International
Duck Dynasty merch back at Cracker Barrel

Duck Dynasty merch back at Cracker Barrel

Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Cracker Barrel has returned 'Duck Dynasty'-branded items to its shelves after customer outrage prompted the restaurant chain to reverse its decision to pull the items in the face of comments made by the reality family's patriarch.
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'Duck Dynasty' won't continue without Phil, says family

'Duck Dynasty' won't continue without Phil, says family

BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Phil Robertson's family says it can't imagine its Louisiana-set reality series "Duck Dynasty" continuing without its patriarch Phil Robertson.
'Duck Dynasty' star gets support from La. governor, fans

'Duck Dynasty' star gets support from La. governor, fans

BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is supporting Phil Robertson after the A&E cable channel suspended the "Duck Dynasty" star for inflammatory remarks about gays.

'Blue Dog' painter George Rodrigue dies of cancer

HOUSTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- George Rodrigue, the Louisiana artist known for his "Blue Dog" paintings, died after a long battle with cancer, his family said. He was 69.
GOP governors try to rebrand party, distance selves from D.C.

GOP governors try to rebrand party, distance selves from D.C.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Republican governors meeting in Arizona not only are trying to distance themselves from Washington pols, but also are urging the GOP to show it cares.

McAllister bests Riser in Louisiana congressional runoff

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Businessman Vance McAllister, making his first foray into politics, defeated state Sen. Neil Riser in a runoff Saturday for a Louisiana congressional seat.

Underdog candidate hopes 'Duck Dynasty' star can goose campaign

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Willie Robertson of A&E's popular "Duck Dynasty" reality series has endorsed Vance McAllister in his congressional bid against Louisiana state Sen. Niel Riser.
President Obama urges action on infrastructure, jobs

President Obama urges action on infrastructure, jobs

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday "there's no question" the government shutdown hurt the economy and urged Congress to pass key economic legislation.
Politics 2013: Two states, two candidates, two philosophies

Politics 2013: Two states, two candidates, two philosophies

Come Tuesday, two men representing the more moderate and more conservative elements of the Republican Party stand for election as their state's gubernatorial races.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal: Healthcare.gov symptomatic of bigger problems

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Sunday technical problems with healthcare.gov are "symptomatic of a bigger problem" with the Affordable Care Act.
Politics 2014: Lee says GOP support grows for defunding Obamacare

Politics 2014: Lee says GOP support grows for defunding Obamacare

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, says his effort to block funding resolutions that include money for implementing the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, is gaining support among Republican colleagues in the upper chamber.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Poll finds most in Ohio don't want Gov. Kasich to be president

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Ohio voters have little enthusiasm for a presidential run by Gov. John Kasich, a poll released Friday indicated.
Christie to GOP: 'If we don't win, we don't govern'

Christie to GOP: 'If we don't win, we don't govern'

BOSTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Gov. Chris Christie told Republican leaders his New Jersey successes were an example of winning GOP support from female and minority voters in a blue state.
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