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Gorka to Grassroots: Trump Is the ‘Kryptonite of Political Correctness’

RICHMOND, Virginia–President Donald Trump is the ice-breaker ship that broke through 30 years of thick permafrost, according to former Trump administration official Dr. Sebastian Gorka, who called on 200 grassroots activists to be the flotilla that keeps the ice from reforming behind him.

Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to the president, had been accused of ties to far-right groups and his claimed counter-terrorism knowledge was repeatedly questioned by peers

Gorka Call to Arms: Grassroots, ‘You Have a Job To Do’

National security strategist and former Trump administration official Dr. Sebastian Gorka encouraged 200 grassroots activists this week to trust President Donald J Trump, but also remember “you have a job to do.”

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Silicon Valley Pi Day Fun Hijacked to Protest President Trump

Although geeks have long merrily been celebrating Pi Day by dressing-up as ancient mathematicians, marching around in circles, and eating fruit pies since 1988, this year’s Silicon Valley festivities were hijacked to protest President Trump.

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Parents Groups Urge Trump to Appoint Anti-Common Core Education Secretary

Grassroots parents groups that have been fighting against federal intervention in education for years are urging President-elect Donald Trump to choose an education secretary who has been opposed to the Common Core standards and will scale back the federal education department.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) greets people during a campaign rally at the Century Center on April 28, 2016 in South Bend, Indiana.

If Ted Cruz Wins the Indiana Primary, Thank Grassroots Women

SOUTH BEND, IN – Four days before the Indiana primary, three women from Illinois – two of us Hispanic – drove two-and-a-half hours to South Bend to knock on doors for Ted Cruz to become the 45th President of the US.

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Cruz National Spokesman: California Conservatives ‘Finally Have a Voice’

Organizing early in California and integrating grassroots conservatives into Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign will serve the Texas Senator well at the Republican National Convention in July, Cruz national spokesman Ron Nehring told SiriusXM listeners and guest host Breitbart Washington Political

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Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly: Trump Is ‘Last Hope For America’ After Omnibus ‘Betrayal’

Phyllis Schlafly predicts Trump will win because grassroots voters are outraged over such “betrayals” as the omnibus spending bill, in which Republicans used their historic midterm election victory – under the leadership of a Speaker who made his bones as the math-wizard archenemy of irresponsible government spending – to deliver a trillion-dollar bag of Christmas goodies to Democrats, funding almost the entirety of the Obama agenda without a fight.

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Activists Say Common Core Review Process Restricts Parents

“The Review Portal is too difficult for the average parent without an educator’s assistance since there is so much jargon, redundancy, and education speak,” Louisiana parent activist Caryn Jenkins tells Breitbart News. “Asking a parent to understand what a large percentage of the standards mean is like asking a teacher to understand physician orders in a medical chart. Jenkins said many parents are intimidated by having to review education standards, and the time required to participate in the review process is equally daunting.

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Exclusive — Dr. Ben Carson Tells Washington As Grassroots Fundraising Grows: ‘Here We Come’

The numbers, provided to Breitbart News by Carson campaign spokesman Doug Watts, are nothing short of incredible for a first-time political candidate’s effort. Since March 3, Carson has raised $10.5 million. Some $8.3 million of that is in the quarter that just wrapped Tuesday evening. Since March 3, he’s earned 209,940 separate donations to his presidential effort—and 151,060 unique donors.

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Walker Defunds Smarter Balanced Test, But Replacement Exam Also Aligned With Common Core

Walker, a likely 2016 contender, has recently affirmed what has been true of Wisconsin school districts all along – that they can choose their own standards. To his credit, he has also proposed defunding the Smarter Balanced test, a product of one of the federally funded, interstate Common Core test consortia. Grassroots parents groups, however, say Walker’s proposed new state exam – called the “Badger Exam,” is also aligned with the Common Core standards.

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Jeb Bush Protested by Common Core Opponents in Home State of Florida

It’s been a rough first week on the trail for Jeb Bush. First, protesters — from the left and the right — greeted Bush in New Hampshire. Then, opponents of the Common Core standards protested their state’s former governor in Tampa Friday at the Hillsborough County Republican Lincoln Day dinner.

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Christie’s ‘U-Turn’ on Common Core Draws Doubts From Grassroots

Christie said he signed his state’s Race to the Top application for federal funds in exchange for adopting the Common Core standards because his state needed the money, an admission many other governors are likely hesitant to make in light of the huge outcry from parents across the country against the standards and their associated testing and data collection.

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GOP Presidential Candidates Campaign for Tea Party Support

With Senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, all having announced their run for president, the 2016 presidential primary election is on everyone’s mind. Many, from both sides of the political aisle, are itching to see if grassroots organizations and movements like liberal Moveon.org and the Tea Party will once again factor into the political equation.

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South Carolina Parents: Gov. Nikki Haley ‘MIA’ on Common Core

A grassroots group of parents in South Carolina has organized a campaign to allow children to opt out of Common Core-aligned tests in the wake of a unanimous vote by the state’s Board of Education to replace the standards with “new” standards that are 90 percent aligned with Common Core.

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Politico: Cruz Path to Victory Unites Tea Party, Christian Right

Ted Cruz’s aggressive pursuit of the evangelical vote began with a deliberate choice of venue for his presidential announcement two weeks ago: Liberty University, which bills itself as the largest Christian university in the world.

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Ted Cruz Receiving ‘Breathtaking’ Support in Florida

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his 2016 presidential candidacy on Twitter at midnight Monday morning and then followed up the announcement with an epic speech at Liberty University in Virginia, aiming to inspire future generations of Americans.

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Desperation: Common Core Proponents Run Ads in Iowa to Prop Up Jeb Bush

With conservative grassroots activists having educated parents, teachers, and lawmakers about the nature of the Common Core standards initiative, proponents of the education reform are desperate to bolster a possible presidential run for Jeb Bush, who was recently booed at CPAC by conservatives for being a champion of the now grossly unpopular plan.