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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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Gov. Heineman Encourages Participation in Developmental Disabilities Conference

Gov. Heineman Encourages Participation in Developmental Disabilities Conference (Lincoln, Neb.) Today, Gov. Dave Heineman is highlighting the “It’s My Life!” conference scheduled for Sept. 22-24, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The conference is for people with developmental disabilities, their families and those with whom they work. Read the Full Story: Source

Braley’s Bumbled Campaign

Bruce Braley’s Campaign Stumbles Have Exposed How Out-Of-Touch He Is With Iowans IN IOWA’S SENATE RACE, BRUCE BRALEY IS HIS OWN WORST ENEMY “Democrats Never Expected That The 2014 Candidate Most Likely To Put His Foot In His Mouth Would Be Their Own Bruce Braley.” “Democrats never expected that the 2014 candidate most likely to put his foot in his mouth would be their own Bruce Braley. The national Democrats who had long touted the
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ICYMI: Press Conference Call with RNC Chairman Priebus and LA GOP Chairman Roger Villere

Excerpts from remarks as prepared for delivery:   RNC Chairman Priebus:   Mary Landrieu has been on the ropes all year for voting against the wishes of her constituents by being a loyal rubber stamp for President Obama. And while it’s bad enough to vote against your constituents in Washington, it is even worse to betray the public trust, and that’s what Senator Landrieu did by illegally charging taxpayers 43 times for campaign-related private air
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CBS/NYT Poll: Widespread Disappointment And Disapproval Of Obama’s Presidency

According To A New York Times/CBS Poll, Most Americans Are Disappointed In Obama’s Presidency. “Most Americans (57 percent) are disappointed in Mr. Obama’s presidency, including a third who are very disappointed. Much of this discontent comes from Republicans and independents, but a quarter of Democrats express at least some disappointment.” (Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto, and Fred Backus, “Is Obama Tough Enough In Dealing With ISIS?” CBS News, 9/17/14) 57 Percent Of Americans
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RNC Statement on Constitution Day

Today we celebrate Constitution Day. On this day in 1787, 39 patriots signed the U.S. Constitution, a document that not only organized our government but also changed the world. It’s still the law of the land, no matter how often President Obama tries to ignore it or how many ways Democrats try to rewrite it. On this anniversary, let’s commit ourselves to honoring and defending our founding documents and to preserving our rights and freedoms
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The Begich Betrayal

The Last Frontier’s Obama Yes Man Is A Thorn In The Side Of Alaska BEGICH CLAIMS HE’S A THORN IN OBAMA’S SIDE, DESPITE NEAR UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FOR HIS AGENDA Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK): “I’ll Be A Thorn In His [Posterior]. There’s Times When I’m A Total Thorn, You Know, And He Doesn’t Appreciate It.” “When Sen. Mark Begich talks about his role in American politics, he describes himself as a sharp object, sent to Washington
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Suspicious Flight Taken by Mary Landrieu on 5/31/2000

There are still outstanding questions that must be answered by Senator Landrieu, especially since the senator’s investigation did not include flights between 1997 and 2002, which she initially promised to include. What is Senator Landrieu hiding from 1997 to 2002? The audit below shows a suspicious flight taken during her first term in 2000: SUSPICIOUS FLIGHT TAKEN BY MARY LANDRIEU AND CORRESPONDING DONATIONS 5/31/2000 Landrieu Took A Chartered Flight From New Orleans To Alexandria May
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ICYMI: New Hampshire Union Leader — Sharon Day: The Democrats’ claim to be the party for women is just not believable

  Excerpts from the New Hampshire Union Leader     By: RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day September 16, 2014  MY FELLOW Floridian and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz sure has a knack for undercutting her own arguments. This month, she published a column saying Democrats could be trusted to fight for women’s priorities. I was preparing to write a response when she did my job for me.   *** She tried to attack Wisconsin Gov. Scott
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NC Black Engagement To Host ‘Sweet Tea and Politics’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On September 16, 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. The forum will feature a number of prominent Black Republican guest speakers. Details are as follows: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014   Who:            NC Black Engagement Staff                  
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Tar Heel Hypocrisy

Kay Hagan’s Record: Saying One Thing In North Carolina And Doing Another In Washington, D.C. HAGAN CLAIMED VOTING WITH THE PRESIDENT WAS BAD IN 2008, BUT VOTES WITH OBAMA 96 PERCENT OF THE TIME In 2008, Hagan Attacked Sen. Dole For Voting With President Bush 92 Percent Of The Time At The 2008 U.S. Senate Debate With Then-Sen. Elizabeth Dole, Hagan Said That “Voting 92% Of Time With The President, Whether You Support Him Or
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RNC Releases New “Road To Six” Web Video

WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video, “Road to Six,” highlighting efforts the committee has made to win the six seats needed to take back the Senate in 2014. The RNC has invested $100 million toward supporting candidates and supplying them with better data and tools for success. Field staff have been present in key states for over a year promoting Republican principles and emphasizing that a vote for a Democrat is
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Beaver State Blowback For Jeff Merkley And ObamaCare

Jeff Merkley Claimed Oregon’s ObamaCare Exchange Would Be A “Template,” But It Has Been A “Train Wreck” And “Serial Embarrassment” In 2011, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) Claimed That Once Cover Oregon – The State’s ObamaCare Exchange – Was Completed It Would “Provide A Template For Other States To Follow.” “‘Oregon has a reputation for innovation in health care. This grant is a vote of confidence in our state’s leadership in developing the health information technology
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Braley’s Bumbled Campaign

Bruce Braley’s Campaign Stumbles Have Exposed How Out-Of-Touch He Is With Iowans IN IOWA’S SENATE RACE, BRUCE BRALEY IS HIS OWN WORST ENEMY “Democrats Never Expected That The 2014 Candidate Most Likely To Put His Foot In His Mouth Would Be Their Own Bruce Braley.” “Democrats never expected that the 2014 candidate most likely to put his foot in his mouth would be their own Bruce Braley. The national Democrats who had long touted the
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ICYMI: Press Conference Call with RNC Chairman Priebus and LA GOP Chairman Roger Villere

Excerpts from remarks as prepared for delivery:   RNC Chairman Priebus:   Mary Landrieu has been on the ropes all year for voting against the wishes of her constituents by being a loyal rubber stamp for President Obama. And while it’s bad enough to vote against your constituents in Washington, it is even worse to betray the public trust, and that’s what Senator Landrieu did by illegally charging taxpayers 43 times for campaign-related private air
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Smith Supports Action Against ISIS

Smith Supports Action Against ISIS Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today voted to authorize the Department of Defense to arm and train Syrian opposition forces fighting  both the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as well as the regime of Bashar al-Assad. “ISIS clearly poses a threat to American interests and allies, and they must be stopped,” said Congressman Smith.  “While I continue to have concerns about certain aspects of the President’s plan, I believe
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Gov. Heineman Discusses International Trade Efforts, Announces Nebraska will Host Upcoming International Trade Conference

Gov. Heineman Discusses International Trade Efforts, Announces Nebraska will Host Upcoming International Trade Conference (Lincoln, Neb.) Today, Gov. Dave Heineman discussed Nebraska’s efforts to expand international trade efforts specifically in Japan, and announced that Nebraska has been chosen to host the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association’s 50th annual conference in September 2018. The Governor was joined by Dacia Kruse, Department of Economic Development Acting Director; Greg Ibach, Director of the Department of Agriculture; and Melissa Ross, Director
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Gov. Heineman Announces $1.7 Million CDBG Grants to Eight Public Works Projects

Gov. Heineman Announces $1.7 Million CDBG Grants to Eight Public Works Projects (Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman today awarded eight Nebraska communities with $1,779,800 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to pursue projects in the public works category. Funding went to Howells, Newman Grove, Peru, Phillips, Plainview, Scribner, South Sioux City and Wakefield. Read the Full Story: Source

CBS/NYT Poll: Widespread Disappointment And Disapproval Of Obama’s Presidency

According To A New York Times/CBS Poll, Most Americans Are Disappointed In Obama’s Presidency. “Most Americans (57 percent) are disappointed in Mr. Obama’s presidency, including a third who are very disappointed. Much of this discontent comes from Republicans and independents, but a quarter of Democrats express at least some disappointment.” (Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto, and Fred Backus, “Is Obama Tough Enough In Dealing With ISIS?” CBS News, 9/17/14) 57 Percent Of Americans
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RNC Statement on Constitution Day

Today we celebrate Constitution Day. On this day in 1787, 39 patriots signed the U.S. Constitution, a document that not only organized our government but also changed the world. It’s still the law of the land, no matter how often President Obama tries to ignore it or how many ways Democrats try to rewrite it. On this anniversary, let’s commit ourselves to honoring and defending our founding documents and to preserving our rights and freedoms
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The Begich Betrayal

The Last Frontier’s Obama Yes Man Is A Thorn In The Side Of Alaska BEGICH CLAIMS HE’S A THORN IN OBAMA’S SIDE, DESPITE NEAR UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FOR HIS AGENDA Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK): “I’ll Be A Thorn In His [Posterior]. There’s Times When I’m A Total Thorn, You Know, And He Doesn’t Appreciate It.” “When Sen. Mark Begich talks about his role in American politics, he describes himself as a sharp object, sent to Washington
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Suspicious Flight Taken by Mary Landrieu on 5/31/2000

There are still outstanding questions that must be answered by Senator Landrieu, especially since the senator’s investigation did not include flights between 1997 and 2002, which she initially promised to include. What is Senator Landrieu hiding from 1997 to 2002? The audit below shows a suspicious flight taken during her first term in 2000: SUSPICIOUS FLIGHT TAKEN BY MARY LANDRIEU AND CORRESPONDING DONATIONS 5/31/2000 Landrieu Took A Chartered Flight From New Orleans To Alexandria May
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Smith Welcomes ‘Angel in Adoption’ to U.S. Capitol

Smith Welcomes ‘Angel in Adoption’ to U.S. Capitol Today, Congressman Adrian Smith welcomed Gloria Becker of Minden to the U.S. Capitol.  Becker is the 2014 Angels in Adoption honoree for Nebraska’s Third District for helping families work through the challenges of adopting foster children as a Parent2Parent advocate for Right Turn.  Source

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