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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.
Gabrielle Levy
'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.
Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a darling of the Republican Party's conservative wing, didn't offer support for party leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, when asked if he would back McConnell over Tea Party-backed challenger Matt Bevin in the primary.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
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Bobby Jindal
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Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (born June 10, 1971) is the 55th and current Governor of Louisiana and formerly a member of the United States House of Representatives. He is a member of the Republican Party.

On October 20, 2007, Jindal was elected governor of Louisiana, winning a four-way race with 54.2% of the vote. At age 36, Jindal became the youngest serving governor in the United States. However, on January 12, 2011, he became the second-youngest current U.S. governor, after Nikki Haley of South Carolina (Haley is seven months younger than Jindal). He is the first Indian-American governor in the country. In 2008, Governor Jindal was ranked one of the nation's most popular governors with an approval rating of 77%.

Before Jindal was elected governor, he was a member of Congress for Louisiana's 1st congressional district, elected in 2004. Jindal was re-elected to the House in the 2006 election with 88% of the vote. He was the second Indian-American elected to Congress.

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