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Louisiana news blog looks at possible assailant of Jindal aide

Allee Bautsch, a Louisiana GOP fundraiser for Gov. Bobby Jindal, was released from the hospital today. She and her boyfriend Joseph Brown endured an April 9 brutal attack by individuals outside of Brennan's, a restaurant in New Orleans' French Quarter. Mr. Jindal's office released a statement today announcing Ms. Bautsch's release from the hospital.

Pataki 2012?

Former Governor of New York Republican George Pataki could be eyeing a run for 2012. A New York GOP insider told me today that Mr. Pataki seems to be considering a presidential run.

Charity, gratitude and the role of government

Voluntary charity is a solid American virtue, but the conditions of who is helped, when and how should not be dictated by government.  If government provides food for a family, which Americans believe is proper if others do not step up, it should come from existing government funds, not from an increase in taxes.  Americans believe government is already encroaching too much on activities best left to individual citizens and voluntary organizations.

Hot issue cool brains

Apparently university administrators are so busy fighting global warming that they can’t take the time to read the Climategate e-mails that show that the science behind the theory is corrupt. 

Video: Washington, D.C. tax day tea party rally

A Washington D.C. tea party rally on April 15 took place in Freedom Plaza. Another tea party protest was held nearby in front of the Washington Memorial. Below are a few videos of activists and curious liberals engaging tea party protesters

AP: Obama mocks tea party protesters

MIAMI (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he's amused by the anti-tax tea party protests that have been taking place around Tax Day. Obama told a fundraiser in Miami on Thursday that he's cut taxes, contrary to claims of protesters. He says he's been a little amused over the past couple of days when people at the rallies complained about taxes. Quoting the president: "You would think they'd be saying thank you."

Iowa young conservatives organize themselves

Young conservatives are using the President Barack Obama's many communication, outreach, and organizing strategies to get young voters on the right fired up and involved. The Iowa Dream Project is a solid example of what conservatives in every state should do to, if they want their voices heard.