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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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Underwhelming Scrutiny At State

As Part Of His Wife’s Nomination, Bill Clinton “Agreed To Submit His Future Personal Speeches And Business Activities For Review By State Department Ethics Officials And, If Necessary, By The White House Counsel’s Office.”  “Mr. Clinton also agreed to submit his future personal speeches and business activities for review by State Department ethics officials and, if necessary, by the White House counsel’s office. The former president’s web of business and charitable activities raised questions about
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Want Keystone? Fire Reid

In May, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, With The Support Of Nearly All Senate Democrats, Used A Procedural Maneuver To Block A Vote On Keystone Pipeline. “Senate Democrats defeated Republican attempts to bring up amendments to an energy efficiency bill on Wednesday. Republicans filed a motion to table Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) amendments he used to ‘fill the tree’ but it failed on a 45-52 vote.” (Ramsey Cox, “Senate Dems Block GOP Attempt
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Senate Democrats Want To Hold Hostage House Border Bill

Today, Senate Democrats have gone on the record and suggested they will hold the border bill hostage unless they can add the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill. This type of legislative maneuvering shouldn’t come as a shocker. Remember, Harry Reid’s new immigration policy adviser came from the White House, where everything is political and vindictive. If you are reporting on the border crisis bill, please see the following statement from the RNC: “Disappointedly, Senate Democrats
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Johanns Signs Veterans Legislation Conference Report, Votes for Confirmation of New VA Secretary

Johanns Signs Veterans Legislation Conference Report, Votes for Confirmation of New VA Secretary WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R- Neb), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today voted to confirm Robert McDonald as the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Johanns also signed late yesterday a House-Senate Conference Report containing legislation to impr… Read the Full Story: Source

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus To Address National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)

Washington, DC – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus will speak at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention in Boston on July 31st. Priebus will deliver remarks and be interviewed during the NABJ’s opening plenary. The interview will be conducted by CNN’s Michaela Pereira and Kelly Wright of FOX News. Details are as follows: What: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to address the National Association of Black Journalists Who: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
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Want Jobs? Fire Reid

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Has Allowed Dozens Of Bills To Sit “Languishing In The Senate.” “Heller is still hopeful, and has said repeatedly in recent weeks that he’s sympathetic to the House members’ concerns. The chamber has about 40 jobs bills languishing in the Senate and would like to see one or more brought to the floor in exchange for a vote on unemployment insurance.” (Sarah Mimms, “Changing Of The Guard In House Does
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Hillary Clinton’s Flip Flop On Immigration Shows Hispandering

Strange thing happened last week, Hillary Clinton in a matter of 24 hours flip-flopped on the 2008 immigration law for trafficking victims. On NPR with John Harwood, she said she was open to changing the 2008 law. However the next day in front of Univision’s Jorge Ramos, she switched her stance and said she does not support changes to the 2008 law. Hispandering? If you are reporting on this story, please see the following statement
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RNC To Hold Protest On Capitol Steps For #FireReid Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 29, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, U.S. Representatives Diane Black (TN-6), Marsha Blackburn (TN-7), Doug Collins (GA-9), Steve Daines (MT), Renee Ellmers (NC-2), Paul Gosar (AZ-4), Bill Johnson (OH-6), David McKinley (WV-1), David Schweikert (AZ-6), and CWPAC President Penny Nance will hold a rally on the Senate steps of the Capitol to protest against the failed leadership of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and to highlight the 43 jobs bills
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Want To End Gridlock In Washington? Fire Reid

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Senate Is “On Pace For Their Worst Year In More Than Three Decades” On Bringing Bills To The Floor. “Through the end of June, just 41 measures have been reported as being out of committees and gone to the Senate floor, which puts senators on pace for their worst year in more than three decades. Total bills considered are also down, as are roll-call votes on amendments.” (Stephen Dinan and
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100 Democrats Who Won’t Be in Their Seats After Nov 4th

100 Democrats Who Won’t Be in Their Seats After Nov 4th

The post 100 Democrats Who Won’t Be in Their Seats After Nov 4th appeared first on GOP.

Another Week Of Democrat Stumbles

 It’s been another rough week for 2014 Democrats. Whether Democrats like it or not, President Obama is still on the ballot, their firewall is in jeopardy, and a GOP wave looks more and more likely. Meanwhile, political observers poured cold water on Democrats’ chances in three key Senate races, fracking is dividing Democrats in Colorado, and more Cover Oregon headaches are plaguing Kitzhaber in Oregon. Check out this week’s Democrat stumbles below: NATIONAL The Washington
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Obama’s Immigration Flip Flop

President Obama has a long history of saying one thing and doing another, what broken promises will come from today’s meeting with Central American leaders? Just this morning Politico highlighted President Obama’s flip-flop on immigration. If you are reporting on this story, please see the following statement from the RNC: “Endless broken promises and even more dissatisfied Americans: that’s Barack Obama’s record on immigration. His latest flip-flop is evidence that Democrats are using immigration as
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Harry’s PAC Problem

Harry Reid’s Favorite Super PAC Can’t Seem To Tell The Truth _____________________________________________________________________ Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s “Stamp Is On” Senate Majority PAC – A Major Democrat Super PAC Run By His Former Chief Of Staff. “Reid’s stamp is on some of the most successful Democratic outside groups. Susan McCue, his former chief of staff, runs the Senate Majority PAC, and Reid has solicited money on its behalf. The super-PAC raised $26 million through the
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Harry’s Hold-Up

On Issue After Issue, Harry Reid’s Senate Is Standing In The Way Of Jobs And Bipartisan Legislation _____________________________________________________________________ The Wall Street Journal : Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Has “Shut Down The Senate As A Place To Debate And Vote On Policy.” “The U.S. Senate failed to advance another piece of popular bipartisan legislation late Monday, and the reason tells the real story of Washington gridlock in the current Congress. To wit, Harry Reid has
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EPA’s Murky Water Rule

EPA’s Murky Water Rule A far-reaching water proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would open the floodgates to expensive permits and compliance costs for a variety of industries and individual land owners. And as concerned citizens weigh in on the proposal before it is finalized, EPA’s unwillingne… Read the Full Story: Source

100 Democrats Who Won’t Be in Their Seats After Nov 4th

100 Democrats Who Won’t Be in Their Seats After Nov 4th

The post 100 Democrats Who Won’t Be in Their Seats After Nov 4th appeared first on GOP.

American Leadership Needed in the World

American Leadership Needed in the World President Ronald Reagan is known for ending the Cold War without armed conflict with the Soviet Union through a policy of Peace through Strength.  The Reagan Administration deterred the Soviets, terrorists, and others with military resources and a well understood willingness to defend our allies, freedom, and humanity around the globe. The Obama Administration too often has taken the opposite approach: disengaging from the world, appeasing bad actors, and
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Another Week Of Democrat Stumbles

 It’s been another rough week for 2014 Democrats. Whether Democrats like it or not, President Obama is still on the ballot, their firewall is in jeopardy, and a GOP wave looks more and more likely. Meanwhile, political observers poured cold water on Democrats’ chances in three key Senate races, fracking is dividing Democrats in Colorado, and more Cover Oregon headaches are plaguing Kitzhaber in Oregon. Check out this week’s Democrat stumbles below: NATIONAL The Washington
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Water Management Progress

Water Management Progress We are blessed to live in a state with abundant water resources. However, there are times when the state experiences flooding or drought conditions. When our water resources are stressed, Nebraskans have always looked for common sense solutions. In times of drought, we look for ways to conserve our water resources and when flooding occurs neighbors come together and help each other. Read the Full Story: Source

Gov. Heineman Announces Pawnee County Designated Livestock Friendly

Gov. Heineman Announces Pawnee County Designated Livestock Friendly (Pawnee City, Neb.) Today, Gov. Dave Heineman announced the official designation of Pawnee County as Nebraska’s newest county to receive the Livestock Friendly County designation through the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Read the Full Story: Source

Obama’s Immigration Flip Flop

President Obama has a long history of saying one thing and doing another, what broken promises will come from today’s meeting with Central American leaders? Just this morning Politico highlighted President Obama’s flip-flop on immigration. If you are reporting on this story, please see the following statement from the RNC: “Endless broken promises and even more dissatisfied Americans: that’s Barack Obama’s record on immigration. His latest flip-flop is evidence that Democrats are using immigration as
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Harry’s PAC Problem

Harry Reid’s Favorite Super PAC Can’t Seem To Tell The Truth _____________________________________________________________________ Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s “Stamp Is On” Senate Majority PAC – A Major Democrat Super PAC Run By His Former Chief Of Staff. “Reid’s stamp is on some of the most successful Democratic outside groups. Susan McCue, his former chief of staff, runs the Senate Majority PAC, and Reid has solicited money on its behalf. The super-PAC raised $26 million through the
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