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Stop the Common Core – Reclaiming Local Control In Education

What Is The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI)? CCSSI is the effort that created and is attempting to impose on states a set of national K-12 standards (Common Core). Common Core was developed primarily by a nonprofit called Achieve, Inc., in Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The Standards cover mathematics and English language arts (although they also claim to cover “literacy” in other subjects such as science, history/social studies, and technical subjects). Currently, two consortia of states have accepted hundreds of millions in federal money to create national tests to align with the Standards. The Common Core State Standards are a set of K-12 school standards being implemented in most states in English language arts and math. Proponents of the Common Core claim that the initiative was state-led; that the states adopted the standards voluntarily; and that the standards are “rigorous” and will prepare our children for college and careers. This video shows why these claims do not ring true – and why parents, teachers, and legislators must demand that their states reconsider their hasty decisions to adopt the Common Core and again reassert
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Stop the Common Core – Reclaiming Local Control In Education

Stop the Common Core – Reclaiming Local Control In Education

What Is The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI)? CCSSI is the effort that created and is attempting to impose on states a set of national K-12 standards (Common Core). Common Core was developed primarily by a nonprofit called Achieve, Inc., in Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The Standards cover mathematics and English language arts (although they also claim to
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Tell Lawmakers What You Think — With One Click

Tell Lawmakers What You Think — With One Click

They heard your complaints. Now, writing Congress is now easier than ever. During the relaunch of Congress.org, they removed the requirement that you register and log in every time you want to write your lawmakers. Now, all you need to do is click on the words “Join the Conversation, Write Your Lawmakers” in the upper-right corner of their site. You can click on the links below to be taken to a form to write all
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RNC Statement on Labor Day

WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following Labor Day statement: “Hard work made America a great nation, and on Labor Day we pay tribute to the American worker and the tireless work ethic that built our economy,” said Chairman Priebus. “Today is about honoring all who labor—on farms and in factories, offices, schools and stores. We should strive to pass the values of hard work on to
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Obama’s Visit Badgers Burke In Wisconsin

For The Second Time, Obama Will Travel To Wisconsin But Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Mary Burke Won’t Appear Beside Him. “Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke won’t take the stage with President Barack Obama when he speaks at the Labor Day rally in Milwaukee, marking the second presidential visit to Wisconsin that will pass without Burke’s involvement.” (Scott Bauer, “Wisconsin: Mary Burke Won’t Appear With Obama At Holiday Rally,” The Associated Press, 8/28/14) Burke Will Attend The
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Back to School Lunches

Back to School Lunches Students across Nebraska returned to classes in recent weeks.  However because of new, overbearing government regulations fewer students are participating in school lunch.   A new national survey by the School Nutrition Association found a five percent decline in daily participation, even as the number of students receiving free and reduced meals increased. The challenges facing school lunch programs are at least in part due to implementation of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids
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The Reviews Are In: Obama’s ISIS Admission Is “Creating A Lot Of Concern,” A “Misfire,” And “A Significant Political Blow”

Yesterday, Obama Admitted He “Does Not Yet Have A Strategy To Combat The Militant Islamic Group ISIS That Has Seized Large Chunks Of Iraq And Syria.” “President Obama admitted today that his administration does not yet have a strategy to combat the militant Islamic group ISIS that has seized large chunks of Iraq and Syria.” (John Parkinson and Erin Dooley, “President Obama Says ‘We Don’t Have A Strategy Yet’ To Bomb ISIS In Syria,” ABC
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Veterans Deserve Flexibility, Accountability

Veterans Deserve Flexibility, Accountability A recent report from the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) confirmed disturbing allegations that rampant mismanagement at some VA healthcare facilities has affected the care of thousands of our military heroes. The agency watchdog’s report revealed that of the 3,4… Read the Full Story: Source

Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare

Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare This spring and summer, three weather disasters caused damage throughout the state. Tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding killed two and left others without homes. Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) coordinated the state’s response for these disasters, but the initial response began when individuals took shelter from tornadoes. The response continued as neighbors helped neighbors and local first responders put their emergency preparedness plans into effect. Read the Full
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Obama’s Unhappy Union

This Labor Day, Even Obama’s Big Labor Allies Have Split With His Policies LABOR UNIONS HAVE BEEN MAJOR BACKERS OF OBAMA’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS Labor Unions Spent “More Than $400 Million” To Re-Elect Obama In 2012. “Unions spent more than $400 million during the 2012 election cycle to support President Barack Obama’s re-election, keep a Democratic majority in the Senate and aid other state and local candidates.” (Sam Hananel, “Unions Suffer Sharp Decline In Membership,” The
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Landrieu’s Gone Washington

Mary Landrieu’s Month Continues To Get Worse LANDRIEU RUNS FOR RE-ELECTION IN LOUISIANA FROM THE CONFINES OF HER WASHINGTON, D.C. MANSION Sen. Mary Landrieu Lives In A $2.5 Million Mansion On Capitol Hill But Is Registered To Vote At The New Orleans Home Owned By Her Family. “In Washington, Sen. Mary Landrieu lives in a stately, $2.5 million brick manse she and her husband built on Capitol Hill. Here in Louisiana, however, the Democrat does
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RNC Invests Another $8 Million into 2014 Senate Races

WASHINGTON – With 68 days left until the midterms, the RNC is announcing its plan to invest another $8 million into Senate races for Get Out The Vote efforts. This is in addition to the $90 million the RNC is already spending, bringing the RNC’s total in the midterms to $100 million. While the RNC is committed to spending $100 million to help candidates win in the midterms, the DNC has failed to offer a figure
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RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day set to visit IN, fire up Republican women volunteers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican National Committee (RNC) Co-Chair Sharon Day will join Indiana’s three statewide candidates to call on women volunteers to mobilize before this year’s election. Day will discuss her nationwide “14 in ’14″ initiative which asks volunteers to commit to 30 minutes a week during the 14 weeks leading up to the election. Party volunteers and media are invited to attend the free event beginning at 1:30 p.m. inside the Indiana Republican Party headquarters
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RNC Blasts Obama Administration for Judicial Cronyism

Liberal legal activist group within the Democracy Alliance packs DC Circuit Court to protect President’s regulatory and executive order agenda  WASHINGTON – RNC Chairman Reince Priebus today blasted the American Constitution Society (ACS), a “dark money” organization that doesn’t disclose its donors, for its part in influencing Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) in deciding to overturn Senate filibuster rules.  In documents only recently uncovered from a secret meeting of the Democracy Alliance, a group of liberal billionaires and
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Six Years Later, Obama And Hagan Owe An Explanation To Veterans

FOR SIX YEARS, OBAMA’S RHETORIC TO THE AMERICAN LEGION HASN’T MATCHED THE REALITY OF HIS PRESIDENCY Barack Obama In 2008: “I Will Build A 21st Century VA.” (Senator Barack Obama, Remarks At The American Legion Convention, Phoenix, AZ 8/28/08) As A Candidate For President, Obama Told The American Legion That Veterans “Shouldn’t Have To Fight To Get” To The “Front Of The Line” For Health Care. OBAMA: “Recovering troops should go to the front of
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HillaryCare: 20 Years Later

Despite HillaryCare’s Failure 20 Years Ago, Hillary Clinton Got What She Wanted In ObamaCare 20 Years Ago Today, The White House Conceded That HillaryCare Was Dead. “Democratic Congressional leaders and White House officials today all but conceded any chance of passing universal health insurance legislation this year.” (Todd S. Purdum, “The Health Care Debate: The Overview; Clinton’s Allies On Health Concede That Broad Plan Is All But Dead This Year,” The New York Times ,
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RNC Co-Chair Statement On John Foust’s Anti-Woman Attack on Barbara Comstock

WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement in response to Democratic House Candidate John Foust’s bizarre and sexist attack on his Republican opponent Barbara Comstock, in which he accused her of not ever having a real job. “As a working mom and grandmother, I am appalled by the comments John Foust made about Barbara Comstock’s career,” said RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day. “It’s outrageous that John Foust is so out-of-touch that
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NC Black Engagement To Host ‘Sweet Tea and Politics’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – TODAY, August 22, 2014, the North Carolina Black Engagement team will host “Sweet Tea and Politics,” a community forum to share the Republican Party’s ideals and principles with members of the public. This Republican Party effort is focused on engaging black voters and building trust well in advance of asking for a vote at election time. Details are as follows: FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014   WHO:                NC
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The Vacationer-In-Chief

After Two Weeks, Obama Wraps Up His “Utter Failure” Of A Vacation “AS THE WORLD BURNS,” OBAMA SET OFF ON HIS TONE DEAF VACATION IN MARTHA’S VINEYARD The Washington Post Headline: “President Obama Did Not Pick A Good Week To Go On Vacation” (Katie Zezima, “President Obama Did Not Pick A Good Week To Go On Vacation,” The Washington Post , 8/17/14) “There May Be No Good Week For The President Of The United States
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The Reviews Are In: Obama’s ISIS Admission Is “Creating A Lot Of Concern,” A “Misfire,” And “A Significant Political Blow”

Yesterday, Obama Admitted He “Does Not Yet Have A Strategy To Combat The Militant Islamic Group ISIS That Has Seized Large Chunks Of Iraq And Syria.” “President Obama admitted today that his administration does not yet have a strategy to combat the militant Islamic group ISIS that has seized large chunks of Iraq and Syria.” (John Parkinson and Erin Dooley, “President Obama Says ‘We Don’t Have A Strategy Yet’ To Bomb ISIS In Syria,” ABC
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Obama’s Unhappy Union

This Labor Day, Even Obama’s Big Labor Allies Have Split With His Policies LABOR UNIONS HAVE BEEN MAJOR BACKERS OF OBAMA’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS Labor Unions Spent “More Than $400 Million” To Re-Elect Obama In 2012. “Unions spent more than $400 million during the 2012 election cycle to support President Barack Obama’s re-election, keep a Democratic majority in the Senate and aid other state and local candidates.” (Sam Hananel, “Unions Suffer Sharp Decline In Membership,” The
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Landrieu’s Gone Washington

Mary Landrieu’s Month Continues To Get Worse LANDRIEU RUNS FOR RE-ELECTION IN LOUISIANA FROM THE CONFINES OF HER WASHINGTON, D.C. MANSION Sen. Mary Landrieu Lives In A $2.5 Million Mansion On Capitol Hill But Is Registered To Vote At The New Orleans Home Owned By Her Family. “In Washington, Sen. Mary Landrieu lives in a stately, $2.5 million brick manse she and her husband built on Capitol Hill. Here in Louisiana, however, the Democrat does
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RNC Invests Another $8 Million into 2014 Senate Races

WASHINGTON – With 68 days left until the midterms, the RNC is announcing its plan to invest another $8 million into Senate races for Get Out The Vote efforts. This is in addition to the $90 million the RNC is already spending, bringing the RNC’s total in the midterms to $100 million. While the RNC is committed to spending $100 million to help candidates win in the midterms, the DNC has failed to offer a figure
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RNC Blasts Obama Administration for Judicial Cronyism

RNC Blasts Obama Administration for Judicial Cronyism Liberal legal activist group within the Democracy Alliance packs DC Circuit Court to protect President’s regulatory and executive order agenda  WASHINGTON – RNC Chairman Reince Priebus today blasted the American Constitution Society (ACS), a “dark money” organization that doesn’t disclose its donors, for its part in influencing Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) in deciding to overturn Senate filibuster rules.  In documents only recently uncovered from a secret meeting of the Democracy
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RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day set to visit IN, fire up Republican women volunteers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican National Committee (RNC) Co-Chair Sharon Day will join Indiana’s three statewide candidates to call on women volunteers to mobilize before this year’s election. Day will discuss her nationwide “14 in ’14″ initiative which asks volunteers to commit to 30 minutes a week during the 14 weeks leading up to the election. Party volunteers and media are invited to attend the free event beginning at 1:30 p.m. inside the Indiana Republican Party headquarters
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