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With Jindal, 13 Republicans seek White House in 2016 race

(Reuters) - The race for the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nomination now includes 13 official candidates for the White House with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's announcement on Wednesday. For the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll results for all the...

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Bobby Jindal announces US presidential bid

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, pictured on June 2, 2015, announced he is running for president, becoming the 13th Republican to launch a 2016 campaign for the White HouseBobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, announced Wednesday he is running for president, becoming the 13th Republican to launch a 2016 campaign for the White House. Jindal, who would be the first American of Indian descent to make a major run for president, announced his intentions on Twitter, hours before an address before supporters in his home state. Join me," he wrote, adding a link to his website which carried a short video showing Jindal telling his children that he is launching his campaign.


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Bobby Jindal launches US presidential bid

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announces his candidacy for the 2016 Presidential nomination during a rally on June 24, 2015 in Kenner, LouisianaPegging himself as a rebellious outsider Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday he is running for president, becoming the 13th Republican to launch a 2016 campaign for the White House. Jindal is the first American of Indian descent to make a major presidential bid and he joins a packed field of Republican hopefuls, several of whom have higher profiles than him. "My name is Bobby Jindal," he told a crowd of supporters near New Orleans.


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Mississippi’s Wicker wants flag with Confederate emblem replaced

File photo of the Mississippi state flag, which incorporates the Confederate battle flag, hanging with other state flags in the subway system under the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonMississippi Republican Senator Roger Wicker said on Wednesday that his state's flag, which features a Confederate battle emblem in its upper left corner, should be replaced with one that is more unifying. Weighing in on a debate that has swept across the American South since the massacre of nine blacks in a South Carolina church last week, allegedly by a white gunman, Wicker said Mississippi's flag should be put in a museum and replaced. "As the descendant of several brave Americans who fought for the Confederacy, I have not viewed Mississippi's current state flag as offensive," Wicker said in a statement.


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Mississippi’s Wicker wants flag with Confederate emblem replaced

File photo of the Mississippi state flag, which incorporates the Confederate battle flag, hanging with other state flags in the subway system under the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonMississippi Republican Senator Roger Wicker said on Wednesday that his state's flag, which features a Confederate battle emblem in its upper left corner, should be replaced with one that is more unifying. Weighing in on a debate that has swept across the American South since the massacre of nine blacks in a South Carolina church last week, allegedly by a white gunman, Wicker said Mississippi's flag should be put in a museum and replaced. "As the descendant of several brave Americans who fought for the Confederacy, I have not viewed Mississippi's current state flag as offensive," Wicker said in a statement.


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Louisiana’s Jindal joins crowded 2016 presidential race

Republican presidential candidate and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal waves with his wife Supriya Jolly after formally announcing his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in KennerBy Kathy Finn KENNER, La. (Reuters) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Wednesday, starting dead last among a very crowded field of hopeful Republican candidates in at least one poll. "I am tanned, rested and ready for this fight," Jindal said during a campaign launch event held in a suburb of New Orleans, promising supporters he would "rock the boat." Jindal, 44, is the first person of Indian-American heritage to run for U.S. president. A two-term governor, once seen as a rising star in his party, joins 12 other Republicans, including former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, among the hopefuls seeking the nomination for the November 2016 election.


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Sarah Palin ends run as Fox News political contributor

Fox News has ended its relationship with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a political contributor. A Fox News Channel representative on Wednesday confirmed a report on Politico.com that said the cable network had not renewed its contract with the ...

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The Star-Spangled Banner in South Carolina

The Star-Spangled Banner in South CarolinaThe controversy over the flying of the Confederate flag at the South Carolina state capitol begins with secession. While defenders of the Confederate flag exalt it as an emblem of regional “heritage,” it was designed as the ensign of a slaveholders’ republic, revived a century later as the symbol of massive resistance to civil rights and became an iconic code for the Republicans’ Southern strategy. “We stood on the balcony to see our Confederate flag go up.


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The Star-Spangled Banner in South Carolina

The Star-Spangled Banner in South CarolinaThe controversy over the flying of the Confederate flag at the South Carolina state capitol begins with secession. While defenders of the Confederate flag exalt it as an emblem of regional “heritage,” it was designed as the ensign of a slaveholders’ republic, revived a century later as the symbol of massive resistance to civil rights and became an iconic code for the Republicans’ Southern strategy. “We stood on the balcony to see our Confederate flag go up.


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Now Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is in the Republican race

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal waves to the crowd with his wife Supriya Jindal after he announced his candidacy for president in Kenner, La., Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)KENNER, La. (AP) — Pitching himself as a "doer" in a field of talkers, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Wednesday and set about trying to distinguish himself from better known rivals.


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