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Planned Parenthood Celebrates FDA’s Expanded Use of Abortion Drug

Planned Parenthood is celebrating the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to authorize expanded use of Mifepristone, also known as RU-486, an abortion pill that can be used to end an unborn baby’s life. The taxpayer-funded abortion business tweeted the

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State Education Officials Fear Federal Withholding of Funds Due to Low Common Core Test Participation

As parents have continued to opt their children out of the testing aligned with the Common Core standards by the thousands in some states, in others, the testing has been halted entirely due to numerous technological glitches, leaving some state education officials worried their federal funding could be at stake as a result of low participation rates in the mandated tests.

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Arizona Gov. Ducey Says Bill To Abolish Common Core Not ‘Necessary’

Though Republican Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona ran as a candidate opposed to the Common Core standards in 2014, he claims a bill that would abolish the controversial initiative in his state is not “necessary” and wants, instead, to “fix” the standards.

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Gov. Scott Walker and the Problem of Common Core

Conservative leaders are frustrated with Gov. Scott Walker’s lack of commitment to full repeal of the Common Core standards. Here’s a full review of his tenure, and the steps he’s taken during those years.

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West Virginia Bans Abortions Past 20 Weeks

On Friday, West Virginia banned abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy when the legislature succeeded in overriding a veto by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

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Battle Lines Drawn Between Anti-Common Core Superintendent and Arizona Governor

The battle in Arizona between newly elected state superintendent Diane Douglas (R) – who won her race on an anti-Common Core platform – and newly elected Gov. Doug Ducey (R) is illuminating the divide between conservatives who want local control of education and establishment politicians who espouse – whether openly or not – the nationalized standards.

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Meet the Mississippi State Lawmaker Every Anti-Common Core Activist Needs

Grassroots activists who oppose the Common Core standards are not only up against many lawmakers happy to have federal dollars flowing into their states’ education programs. They are also dealing with politicians eager to please their local Chamber of Commerce and other business and industry groups who see Common Core as a means for government to assure them of a constant supply of workers for years to come.