grassroots

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.

Trump in Raleigh, N.C. AP PhotoTed Richardson 640 480

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.

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

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.

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Attends Sen. Joni Ernst's Inaugural Roast And Ride Event

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.

Common Core

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.

Christie-town-hall-ap

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.

AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Scott Sommerdorf