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End Common Core’s “bureaucratic trap of good intentions”

End Common Core’s “bureaucratic trap of good intentions”

We can start crawling out of Oregon’s “bigger is better” trap by prohibiting the Department of Education from imposing any standardized curriculum and testing regime on school districts. This can start by approving HB 2835.

The Oregon Department of …

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Oregon attorney general urges lawmakers to give police power to remove guns from abusers

Oregon attorney general urges lawmakers to give police power to remove guns from abusers

 

By Maxine Bernstein
The Oregonian/OregonLive
Mar 25, 2015

Oregon’s attorney general, along with prosecutors, police and domestic violence advocates, urged state lawmakers Wednesday to give police the power to remove guns from people who face restraining orders or …

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Businesses fight Oregon’s new rule on clean fuels

Businesses fight Oregon’s new rule on clean fuels

By Ilene Aleshire
The Register-Guard

Three manufacturing and energy groups are challenging the constitutionality of Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard.

The standard, part of what’s known as the “clean fuels” program, requires a reduction in the amount of

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FAQ: How does Oregon’s new “motor voter” law work?

FAQ: How does Oregon’s new “motor voter” law work?

By Hannah Hoffman
Statesman Journal
Mar 19, 2015

Gov. Kate Brown signed Oregon’s “motor voter” law on Monday, creating a new system to automatically register people to vote in this state. It has been a pet project for Brown, who …

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National Spotlight

U.S. food stamp dependency continues at unprecedented levels

U.S. food stamp dependency continues at unprecedented levels

It’s time to restore the working class and shrink the dependency class.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its monthly data showing national use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. The …

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Bergdahl charged with desertion

Bergdahl charged with desertion

 

By Kristina Wong
The Hill
Mar 25, 2015

 

The Army has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion, reigniting the debate over whether President Obama paid too high a price to secure his release from the Taliban. (Related story).

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Republicans hint at another short-term ‘doc fix’

Republicans hint at another short-term ‘doc fix’

By Sarah Ferris and Peter Sullivan
The Hill
Mar 24, 2015

 

One of the Senate’s top Republicans said Tuesday that Congress may need to pass one more short-term “doc fix” bill before striking a final deal.

As the House …

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Broken Budget Promises

Broken Budget Promises

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Taxpayers for Common Sense
Mar 20, 2015

Budget battles are never pretty, particularly when the White House is in the hands of one political party and Congress is in the hands of the other. …

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2016 Election

[FULL SPEECH] Ted Cruz announces presidential run to standing ovation at Liberty University

[FULL SPEECH] Ted Cruz announces presidential run to standing ovation at Liberty University

 

By The Right Scoop
Mar 23, 2015

 

Sen. Ted Cruz gave the convocation address at Liberty University this morning where he announced to a standing ovation his candidacy for the president of the United States. You can watch …

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Ted Cruz to Announce Presidential Bid Monday

Ted Cruz to Announce Presidential Bid Monday

 

Newsmax
Mar 22, 2015

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz plans to announce Monday that he will run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican to enter the 2016 contest.

Cruz has hinted openly for months about his intentions to seek …

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Republican Rand Paul to enter 2016 presidential race next month

Republican Rand Paul to enter 2016 presidential race next month

By Anthony Terrell
msnbc

Mar 18, 2015

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is expected to announce plans to join the party’s 2016 presidential field on April 7, multiple sources inside Paul’s camp told msnbc on Tuesday. The announcement, scheduled to

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OK, Fine: Here’s the 2016 Election If It Were an NCAA Bracket

OK, Fine: Here’s the 2016 Election If It Were an NCAA Bracket

Mar 16, 2015

It is March, as you know, which means that media outlets such as ours use interest in the upcoming NCAA college basketball tournament as an excuse to develop imaginary brackets of …

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