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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a health care rally at the 2017 Convention of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee on September 22, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed the California Nurses Association about his Medicare for All Act of 2017 bill. (Photo by …

Dr. Kristin Held: ‘Medicare for All’ Completes Government Takeover of Medicine

“Government completes the takeover of the entire health insurance industry in one small paragraph,” she explains. “Government becomes the single payer, and the transformation from free-market, patient-centered medicine to socialized medicine that serves the common good of the state is complete.”

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Homeschoolers Debate Federal Involvement in Cruz Tax Bill Amendment

Homeschoolers in the United States are debating whether an amendment to the GOP tax reform bill that would expand 529 College Savings Plans to allow use of tax-exempt funds to pay for homeschooling expenses will put homeschoolers at risk of federal oversight.

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Rep. Thomas Massie Endorses Judge Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race

Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas Massie is endorsing former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who is running against appointed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary runoff for the seat vacated by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Democrats’ Obsession with PC Agenda Shows Danger of Federal School Choice Program

During Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s appearance before a House subcommittee last week, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) may have thought her question to DeVos would demonstrate her commitment to LGBT students in schools, but what it really did was highlight why school choice should never be a federal program in the states.

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Heritage Panel Warns Trump About Making School Choice a Federal Program

A panel of education policy experts agree the Trump administration appears to be moving toward some form of federal management of school choice, but warns that attempts to influence school choice policy from Washington, D.C. could undermine the president’s stated goals of returning education decisions back to the states and local governments.

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Texas Governor Declares Convention of States a Lege Emergency Item

“For decades, the federal government has grown out of control. It has increasingly abandoned the Constitution, stiff-armed the states and ignored its citizens,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott told legislators and those gathered for his State of the State address on Tuesday. He declared legislation supporting an Article V Convention of States to be an emergency item for the session.

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Politico: Betsy DeVos’ Michigan Charter Schools Get ‘Poor Grades’

President-elect Donald Trump’s education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has contributed both her wealth and influence to the creation of more charter schools in her home state of Michigan, but national test scores show the state has not fared well as a result, says a report in Politico.

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Thankful: Texas Defending the Lone Star State Against Federal Overreach

Texans have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving holiday. The Lone Star State has taken President Barack Obama to court over 45 times since he became president in 2009 and have fought for state sovereignty and against federal overreach when he has issued executive orders and federal policies

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WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Calls Common Core a ‘Political Failure’

WikiLeaks emails revealing remarks from a paid speech Hillary Clinton gave in July of 2014 show the now-Democrat presidential nominee referring to the Common Core standards as simply a “political failure” by a “bipartisan group of governors” who neglected to have a plan for “explaining it and selling it to people.”

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Study: Only ‘Those Who Set Directions For Common Core Have Benefited’

Americans were told that the Common Core standards would close the achievement gap between white and minority students and make U.S. students “college and career ready.” Yet, a new study validates what grassroots parent groups have known all along: the federally funded program, which most states lapped up for a quick infusion of federal cash, has bombed.