Jindal's appearance is thought to be the first time in modern history that a Louisiana governor has landed a prominent speaking role at either major party convention.According to The Times-Picayune:
"In my lifetime, I don't remember anyone, No. 1, being one of the main players. ... No. 2 having a major role," pollster Bernie Pinsonat said.
The nation's youngest governor at 37, Jindal for weeks has been mentioned as a potential McCain running mate, and if not put on the ticket, a likely choice for the keynote spot or other top billing at the convention.
Buzz on both fronts has centered on Jindal's youth, his self-styled political identity as an agent of change and the diversity he brings to a party whose leadership is dominated by men of European descent. Jindal is the first person of Indian descent elected to lead an American state.
All of the other prominently mentioned vice presidential possibilities are listed as speakers, though it is not clear whether any besides Jindal have slots during the hours slated for network television broadcast.
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
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That would be Congressman John Fleming talking about Sen. David Vitter.
The alleged mastermind behind the bribery scheme that went on for four years under DA Mike Harson’s nose isn’t just schizophrenic, bipolar and recovering from mini strokes; he now says he has cancer.
Louisiana's higher education leaders are trying to work out a financing deal to keep the state's public colleges from running low on state cash to operate their campuses.
With their latest triumph, the Saints left little doubt about how tough they are to beat in the Superdome. Unfortunately, two of their remaining three games are on the road.
The festival is scheduled for March 21-22 in New Orleans.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, December 10, 2013:
For the first time in at least five years, retired teachers, state workers and school system employees could see an increase in their pension checks.
Lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration shared a collective sigh of relief with the news that Louisiana's tax amnesty program brought in the $200 million that they used to help balance this year's budget.
Drew Brees often makes the extraordinary look routine, particularly during night games in the Superdome.
The Cane Fire Film Series will be screening The Savoy King, a feature documentary on Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlems Savoy Ballroom.
The teams were extended invitations Sunday for the New Year's Day matchup played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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