Jindal Criticizes Obama for Not Delivering More Government Spending on Disaster Relief

By: Tuesday August 28, 2012 8:21 am

The President spoke about an hour ago about the preparations for Hurricane Isaac (it has now graduated to hurricane force), asking residents to listen to their local officials and follow calls for evacuation should they arise. President Obama also signed a state of emergency declaration for Louisiana, which makes federal funding available for emergency efforts [...]

Isaac Pushes Through Gulf of Mexico, Will Drop Massive Rain, Storm Surge on Gulf Coast

By: Monday August 27, 2012 10:20 am

Tampa has been given the all-clear signal for Isaac, the tropical storm expected to grow in strength to a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico. But the problems for the GOP as they try to hold their signature unveiling of Mitt Romney to the nation may have just begun. The tropical storm headed through the [...]

ABC This Week, Terry Moran Stage Worst Talking Heads Show of the Year

By: Sunday July 8, 2012 8:02 am

I turned on ABC’s This Week to see if the host could get anything useful out of Governors Jindal of La. and O’Malley of Maryland. I wasn’t expecting much, but it’s usually interesting to see what each party thinks the most helpful spin is.  What we got is a confirmation that America is now saddled [...]

Demagoguery Will Trump Financial Incentives in the Medicaid Expansion Fight

By: Monday July 2, 2012 11:54 am

So far we have Florida and South Carolina definitively saying they will opt out of the Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act, and a few other Republican governors, like Bobby Jindal in Louisiana, close on their heels. This represents well over a million potential covered residents who would go without Medicaid coverage in the [...]

More on Republican Governors and the Medicaid Expansion

By: Friday June 29, 2012 2:03 pm

Just to update the Republican governors and the Medicaid expansion issue, which I think will be the big fight in the states through 2014 and potentially beyond: • Keep in mind that under the law, any state could start their Medicaid expansion right now if they choose. And this would still be free for the [...]

As Expected, Bobby Jindal’s Vaunted Sand Berms Wilt

By: Tuesday July 13, 2010 2:06 pm

The natural instinct to “do something!” when in danger has run up against the cold hand of reality. Bobby Jindal thought he had this great idea to spend countless amounts of money – all of which he funneled to a wealthy campaign contributor – on building sand berms to stop the oil in the Gulf [...]

Oil Gusher Panel: Forget Deepwater Drilling This Year

By: Monday June 21, 2010 9:55 am

Encouraging news that the panel tasked with investigating the disaster in the Gulf wants to actually get it right: The co-chairman, William K. Reilly, who served as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under the first President Bush, also said it was unlikely that the panel would recommend the lifting of the six-month moratorium on [...]

BP’s Long-Term Game Plan: More PR, and a Flotilla of Lobbyists

By: Thursday June 3, 2010 11:28 am

Tony Hayward, when he’s not sticking his foot in his mouth, has devised a great idea to put BP back on top – an ad campaign. The foreign oil giant BP has launched a new series of advertisements to contain the damage to its reputation and stock price from its uncontrolled disaster in the Gulf [...]

Years of Pain Ahead for Gulf Coast Ecology, Residents

By: Monday May 24, 2010 9:07 am

As the massive oil slick makes landfall, blowing past barrier islands and toward the bays and estuaries along the Louisiana coast, the enormity of the enterprise is dawning on state officials. For those saddened by the scenes of thick oil washing into Louisiana’s coastal wetlands a month after the BP oil disaster began, experts on [...]

BP Mulls Its Next Move As Oil Gusher Persists

By: Monday May 10, 2010 7:40 am

At least 200,000 gallons of oil spurted into the Gulf of Mexico yesterday. Another 200,000-plus will spurt today. BP has yet to find a resolution to this crisis which has lasted three weeks. And the massive slick is on the move. The huge slick from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill threatened Louisiana shores west [...]

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