Our morning look Inside Politics:
7.1 million enrolled: President Obama on Tuesday crowed in the Rose Garden about meeting the health care law’s open enrollment goal for private insurance. And he had a message for Republicans who continue to oppose it.
Here’s the good, long, meaty quote from Obama’s speech:
“This law is doing what it’s supposed to do. It’s working. It’s helping people from coast to coast, all of which makes the lengths to which critics have gone to scare people, or undermine the law, or try to repeal the law without offering any plausible alternative so hard to understand. I’ve got to admit, I don’t get it. Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance? Why are they so mad about the idea of folks having health insurance? Many of the tall tales that have been told about this law have been debunked. There are still no death panels. Armageddon has not arrived. Instead, this law is helping millions of Americans, and in the coming years it will help millions more.”
(CNN) – Conservative heavyweights, some of whom might launch White House campaigns, contend a weak foreign policy under President Barack Obama emboldened Russia to intervene militarily in Ukraine.
The European crisis wasn't at the top of the agenda at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, but a number of speakers put it at the top of theirs.
(CNN) - Red-state/blue-state rancor flared on Monday outside the White House between two governors – one with potential presidential aspirations.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, and his Connecticut Democratic counterpart, Dannel Malloy, squared off over the minimum wage after they and other governors met with President Barack Obama.
(CNN) – CNN’s State of the Union Host Candy Crowley aptly put it at the top of her show Sunday: Four of the last six presidents were governors.
Governors descended upon Washington this week for the annual National Governors Association meeting. They also filled the hot seats on the Sunday talk shows.
That inevitable question was asked. The one about running for president.
(CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will caution Thursday of a "silent war" being waged by political elites on Americans' religious liberty and prescribe state-based laws to combat government overreach.
Jindal is scheduled to speak Thursday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library - the latest potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate to make the trek to Simi Valley, California, to pay homage to the famed conservative leader.
(CNN) - Louisiana Gov. and potential 2016 Republican presidential contender Bobby Jindal is heading to New Hampshire next month.
Jindal is scheduled to give the keynote address to the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference on March 14. CNN has also confirmed that while in the Granite State, he'll speak at The PLUS Company’s Wild Irish breakfast, an event that raises funds for the empowerment of individuals with developmental disabilities, and which brings together political and community leaders for a St.Patrick’s Day thumbed comedy roast.
Washington (CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed support Sunday for his New Jersey counterpart Chris Christie, telling CNN the New Jersey governor should keep his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
"Yes, I don't think he should step down," Jindal told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday morning. "I think he should stay there."
Washington (CNN) – If you tune in to CNN’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, you’ll find plenty of intelligent reporting, insightful analysis, and a robust and thoughtful discussion of the most important issues facing our nation.
You won't find any of that here. But where else will you find the answers to burning questions such as, “What color necktie did Obama wear in 2011?” and “What the heck is that thing in front of John Boehner?”
(CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad have a lot riding on Wednesday's Outback Bowl between college football's University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Louisiana State University Tigers.
The two Republican governors have made a friendly wager aimed at helping feed the hungry in Iowa and Louisiana.
Updated 12/27/2013 at 9:31pm
(CNN) - Like many conservatives, Louisiana’s Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal was happy to find out Friday that “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson’s suspension from the show had been lifted.
“I am glad to hear that the folks at A&E came to their senses and recognized that tolerance of religious views is more important than political correctness,” the possible 2016 presidential candidate said in a statement mere hours after the network announced its decision.