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Rick Perry reveals that Obama threatened governors at recent meeting

Rick Perry reveals that Obama threatened governors at recent meeting

Petulant president. | Comments | Print friendly | Subscribe Hardly a surprise: During a recent meeting with the nation’s governors, President Obama made clear his top priority, which is to make sure that the governors don’t go talking out of turn or criticizing his policies in any way. Texas Gov. Rick Perry saw no reason to keep this a secret, and as you can see here, he didn’t: <p> Seriously, “You’ll hear from me”? [...]

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FEC chair warns of chilling regulations, book ban on conservative publishers | WashingtonExaminer.com

FEC chair warns of chilling regulations, book ban on conservative publishers | WashingtonExaminer.com

  Paul Bedard | Washington Examiner The chairman of the Federal Election Commission today blasted Democratic colleagues opposed to his effort to protect conservative media after they imposed rules on the publisher of Rep. Paul Ryan’s new book, opening the door to future book regulations — or even a ban. “By failing to affirm this […]

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Louisiana Sees Flurry Of Common Core Lawsuits

Louisiana Sees Flurry Of Common Core Lawsuits

Bobby Jindal speaking at CPAC – Daily Caller/Kelsi Thorud Share Louisiana’s education battle has intensified, with a squad of legislators suing to halt the continued implementation of Common Core in the state, followed by Common Core supporters suing Gov. Bobby Jindal over his efforts to block the standards. Seventeen members of the Louisiana state legislature sued the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) in Baton Rouge district court on Monday, alleging that [...]

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Michelle Obama Brings Children To White House To Promote Agenda [VIDEO]

Michelle Obama Brings Children To White House To Promote Agenda [VIDEO]

Politics Share First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed adorable young children to the White House Tuesday afternoon to promote her healthy living campaign, and to thank the sponsors for the Drink Up effort, which encourages people across the country to drink more water. Young boys and girls from the Washington D.C. area YMCA and National Recreation and Park Association gathered on the South Lawn for the event, organized by the First Lady and the Partnership [...]

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Why Common Core Supporters Are Suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

Why Common Core Supporters Are Suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

BATON ROUGE, La. (TheBlaze/AP) — Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards are suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy. The lawsuit filed Tuesday says the Republican governor and his Division of Administration “have sown chaos in the education system” and violated the Louisiana Constitution by issuing a series of executive orders aimed at undermining Common Core. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal delivers the keynote address [...]

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Cosmic justice: Man robs woman, promptly gets hit by bus

Cosmic justice: Man robs woman, promptly gets hit by bus

Inquistr , our source for today’s morality tale, calls its Karmic retribution , but we prefer a coinage used by our headline writers here at LU and dub it cosmic justice . Either way, the story demonstrates that crime doesn’t pay or maybe, alternatively, that it does pay but that the fruits are bitter. The video that follows captures a brazen midday mugging in Colombia. On the side of good, or at least neutrality, is [...]

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Lawsuit Filed to Stop Common Core in Louisiana

Lawsuit Filed to Stop Common Core in Louisiana

Thank you to these Louisiana State Reps! From KATC.com  (in part): “Seventeen state lawmakers asked a judge on Monday to end Louisiana’s use of the Common Core education standards in public schools, saying education leaders didn’t properly enact the multistate benchmarks. Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, who opposes the standards, said the lawsuit was filed in Baton Rouge district court, seeking an immediate suspension of the standards in schools. “Unless an injunction issues herein [...]

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Chicago Way: Obama ‘presidential ambassador’ scores major USDA school lunch contract

Chicago Way: Obama ‘presidential ambassador’ scores major USDA school lunch contract

Tweet Kyle Olson WASHINGTON, D.C. – “There’s a lot of money involved in feeding our kids at school,” Michelle Obama recently told children at the White House. Just ask Hamdi Ulukaya. Schumer Chobani Ulukaya’s company, Chobani Greek yogurt, was the beneficiary of a “very fast” decision from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2013 to use Greek yogurt on a trial basis in four states’ school lunch programs. The USDA normally takes years to consider [...]

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Schools cut employee hours to sidestep costly Obamacare regulations

Schools cut employee hours to sidestep costly Obamacare regulations

Tweet Ben Velderman Ben is a communications specialist for EAG and joined in 2010. He is a former member of the Michigan Education Association. Archive» MONTEVIDEO, Minn. – In the middle of summer, January seems like the distant future to many. But that’s not the case for school superintendents who are already thinking about 2015 – and searching for ways to bring their districts into compliance with the nation’s new health law, commonly known [...]

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Shocker: Pencil And Paper Still Work

Shocker: Pencil And Paper Still Work

My colleague in Common Core Fighting, Gretchen Logue, over at Missouri Education Watchdog has a very interesting article up about technology versus the ‘old fashioned’ way of doing things. Common Core is heavily dependent on technology, while the time-tested and proven methods of rote memorization and flash cards seem to be having more of a positive effect in one area of North Carolina.  Read her article,  Common Core Fallacy: Students Need Expensive Technology to [...]

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John Kerry Supports Israel But Not Much

John Kerry Supports Israel But Not Much

Hamas is riding around with children in ambulances , missiles are stored in UN schools  in Gaza (which were apparently given back), and they put their women and children next to missile launchers  so they can garner sympathetic coverage from the deaf-dumb-blind Western press. Former traitors like our Secretary of State John Kerry willingly succumb to this  PR of human shields  propagated by Hamas. In a front page article on the NY Times  today, the headline reads, ‘Kerry Expresses [...]

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Passionate Farmer Takes On Her Government Harassers

Passionate Farmer Takes On Her Government Harassers

Ginni Thomas Share With her life’s dream of being a small family farmer in Virginia, Martha Boneta obtained 64 acres in Fauquier County, Va in 2006 to raise vegetables, herbs, raw honey, eggs, and host small animals. Little did she know that a birthday party with eight ten-year old girls would trigger zealous county regulators who saw the party as an event needing special exception permits and required a hearing that would impose fees. [...]

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Louisiana Common Core Feud Hurtling Towards Courtroom

Louisiana Common Core Feud Hurtling Towards Courtroom

Daily Caller News Foundation US Republican Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) Share Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s effort to repeal Common Core in his state is almost certainly headed to the courtroom following the failure of last-ditch negotiations between the governor and state Superintendent of Education John White, who [...]

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Two More Governors Turning Against Common Core

Two More Governors Turning Against Common Core

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS) – RTR3J4DY Share Two more state governors have hopped on the anti-Common Core bandwagon, urging either a second look at it or pushing for outright repeal. Gov. Gary Herbert of Utah ordered his attorney general to conduct a review of the [...]

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