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Congress Begins Conference on No Child Left Behind Rewrite

On Wednesday, a congressional conference committee kicked off the effort to reauthorize No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—the latest version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—amid the concerns of many conservative parents, who would prefer to see education taken out of the hands of the federal government and back into those of the individual states and local school districts.

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GOP Establishment Wages War Against Cruz and Conservative Voters

Republican leaders said they needed the Senate to get anything done, and they got it, in a historic midterm election landslide. They’ve done absolutely nothing with it. Harry Reid is still the effective Senate Majority Leader – in fact, he’s sitting prettier than ever, because he gets to watch Republicans use his grubby tactics to stymie conservative votes, while his hands remain clean.

First In The Nation Republican Leadership Summit Held In New Hampshire

Lamar Alexander’s No Child Left Behind Rewrite Will Not Rein in Federal Control of Education

Senator Lamar Alexander falsely claims his No Child Left Behind Reauthorization bill, labeled the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA), will rein in the federal government. Like its House counterpart, ECAA has superficial “prohibitions” on what the U.S. Secretary of Education may do. Those prohibitions merely replicate existing prohibitions and, in any event, lack any kind of enforcement mechanism for the states.

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Alexander Touts NCLB, Common Core Fix in GOP Weekly Address

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) touted a proposal to report reading, math, and science tests results publicly and make “whether your state adopts Common Core” entirely your state’s decision” during Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address. Transcript (via ABC News Radio) as Follows: “Hello,

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Walker-for-President Effort Hires Another Controversial Anti-Conservative In Brad Dayspring

Dayspring was undoubtedly effective at crushing conservative primary challengers to longtime Republican senators and helping Republicans take over the U.S. Senate. But his tactics throughout his career have been so brutal and personal, he’s become a larger-than-life personality in politics—someone who often overshadows whoever his boss is—and sometimes border on reckless.

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Alexander: ‘Hope’ SC Removes Confederate Flag

A growing number of politicians have weighed in on the propriety of South Carolina flying the Confederate flag on its Statehouse grounds following a racially motivated shooting that claimed the lives of nine people in Charleston last week.

The South Carolina and American flags flying at half-staff behind the Confederate flag erected in front of the State Congress building in Columbia, South Carolina on June 19, 2015. Police captured the white suspect in a gun massacre at one of the oldest black churches in Charleston in the United …

Slate: Tea Party 'Savvy, Smart, Disciplined'

Editors Note: Slate’s Betsy Woodruff drills down on the ongoing impact of the grassroots movement called the Tea Party. At first glance, the 2014 midterms look like a catastrophe for the Tea Party. Sarah Palin’s candidates lost in state after

Slate: Tea Party 'Savvy, Smart, Disciplined'

Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win

It didn’t take long for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to embrace amnesty again.  As soon as he won his Senate primary election against conservative Joe Carr, Alexander said it was “embarrassing” that Republicans have not yet passed a bill.  Never mind

Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win

Lamar Alexander Wins Tennessee Senate Primary

Incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander has won his Tennessee GOP Senate primary race against Tea Party challenger Joe Carr.  The Associated Press called the race early Thursday night for Alexander with just over 20 percent of the vote in.  The final

Lamar Alexander Wins Tennessee Senate Primary

Kansas Senate Primary: Pat Roberts Holds Off Milton Wolf

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) held off primary challenger Milton Wolf on Tuesday, leaving the Tea Party with only one more chance this election cycle to defeat a Senate incumbent. If Joe Carr does not oust Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on Thursday,

Kansas Senate Primary: Pat Roberts Holds Off Milton Wolf

Malkin Blasts 'Double-Talking Weasel' Lamar Alexander

Political commentator and author Michelle Malkin sharply criticized Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) for his attempts to paint himself as an opponent of amnesty and Common Core.  “Of course, [Alexander] is one of the biggest double-talking weasels and beltway barnacles out

Malkin Blasts 'Double-Talking Weasel' Lamar Alexander

Carr Supporters Track Alexander Bus Tour

Incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) won’t debate his primary challenger, state Sen. Joe Carr, so Carr supporters are trying to bring the debate to him. At a series of recent campaign stops, a group of Carr supporters have been showing

Carr Supporters Track Alexander Bus Tour

Why Lamar Alexander is in Trouble

Along with popular conservative radio hosts like Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham coming out against him, the fundamental reasons why Senator Lamar Alexander may lose to Joe Carr in the upcoming primary are detailed in this Weekly Standard item. Not

Laura Ingraham Records Robocall Supporting Joe Carr

Radio show host Laura Ingraham has recorded a robocall in support of Joe Carr in his primary challenge against Republican incumbent Senator Lamar Alexander. Ingraham explains that Carr “needs to be your next Republican senator,” citing the push for amnesty

Laura Ingraham Records Robocall Supporting Joe Carr

Mark Levin: Support Joe Carr Against 'Awful' Lamar Alexander

Conservative scholar and talk radio host Mark Levin said he is rooting for Tennessee state Representative Joe Carr to defeat Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in next week’s August 7th GOP Senate primary. On his Monday radio program, Levin said Alexander,

Mark Levin: Support Joe Carr Against 'Awful' Lamar Alexander

Video: Lamar Alexander: 'I Voted Against Amnesty'

During his bus tour through Tennessee, Sen. Lamar Alexander was approached by someone asking him why he voted to support amnesty. The video was provided to Breitbart News by the “Beat Lamar” effort by the Real Conservatives National Committee Super

Video: Lamar Alexander: 'I Voted Against Amnesty'

Mike Huckabee Fans Revolt After He Endorses Lamar Alexander

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee angered his Facebook fans after endorsing Sen. Lamar Alexander against conservative state Representative Joe Carr last month. Carr has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham for

Mike Huckabee Fans Revolt After He Endorses Lamar Alexander