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Parents are pushing Common Core backwards…

“There wasn’t a good job of messaging this early on, and I’m not sure those deficits can be addressed,” said Daniel Lautzenheiser, an education analyst at the American Enterprise Institute. Even a fresh approach, he said, might not be enough to “stem the tide of opposition.”

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President Obama is seriously looking to allowing work permits for millions of illegals…

That could mean allowing millions of family members of so-called DREAM-ers to get work permits, or perhaps allowing giving work permits to even broader groups, such as undocumented immigrant parents of U.S. citizens or virtually everyone who’s not considered a high priority to deport.

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China has become Africa’s Biggest trade power surpassing America…

“China has got a massive head start,” Daniel Silke, director of Cape Town-based Political Futures Consultancy, said in a July 23 phone interview. “From both a diplomatic and economic point of view, China has made all the running over the last few years so there is quite a catch-up for the U.S.”

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U.S. Says Russia busted Cruise Missile Treaty….

The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials, a finding that was conveyed by President Obama to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in a letter on Monday.

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Political Roundup for July 28, 2014…Red Racing Horses

National: YouGov has done an online panel of every Senate race in the country and find Republicans doing well, although several races are within 2 points. Nate Cohn has an analysis of YouGov’s methodology and how their online panels work.

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Cook gives the GOP the nod on 2014 Senate for July…But…

Our Take: And what’s our take on where the battle for the Senate is today? As is most often the case, we believe that it is somewhere in between. Neither party is probably in as strong a position as they think they are.

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VA fix it Bill appears to be on the way…..

House and Senate negotiators reached agreement during the weekend on a legislative package intended to stabilize the Department of Veterans Affairs’ sprawling and embattled health care system, according to people briefed on the deal.

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NY Times Upshot raises GOP chances for Senate…

Summing up the possible outcomes, our model gives the Republicans a 60 percent chance of taking control, up from 54 percent on April 1.

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The President is looking for legislation to authorize action outside 9/11 groups…

A top White House official suggested Saturday that Congress pass new legislation to support President Barack Obama’s authority to act against an array of terrorist groups not clearly linked to the September 11 attacks.

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The Taliban is making gains in Afghanistan….

“They are running a series of tests right now at the military level, seeing how people respond,” one Western official said, describing a Taliban effort to gauge how quickly they could advance. “They are trying to figure out: Can they do it now, or will it have to wait” until after the American withdrawal……

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There probably won’t be a Border bill passed anytime soon….

Senate Democratic leaders say they have no interest in adding language that they argue would undermine the due process rights of kids fleeing violence.

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The US Congress…. We Vote FOR these people?

Ah, What do these people ACTUALLY get done for the money we pay them ? Talk about law suits? Can we have someone go after the Congress for ‘theft of services’? The foreign policy crises ongoing in Israel and Ukraine have …

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Some question the NYPD “broken windows” strategy…

The long-term increase in overall arrests reflects the convergence of two striking trends. Felony arrests have dropped off significantly, as violent crime has plummeted. But the soaring number of arrests for misdemeanors and noncriminal violations has more than made up for the drop……

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/25/14… A new Democratic poll has Scott Peters holding his swing seat

CA-52: Freshman Democrat Scott Peters has been facing some ugly poll numbers, but Team Blue has finally produced a good result for him. GBA, on behalf of House Majority PAC, was in the field July 20-22: They find Peters with a 48-43 lead over Republican Carl DeMaio, a former San Diego city councilor and 2012 mayoral runner-up.

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Political Roundup for July 25, 2014…Get out the Vote…Red Racing Horses

DCCC: The DCCC’s attempt to counter the Republican wave that might be developing is a massive get out the vote initiative.

Voter Engagement: More bad news today for the Democrats as Republicans have a substantial voter engagement edge over Democrats going into the midterm elections.

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The White House take Impeachment Talk seriously?

A poll by CNN/ORC International released Friday shows a majority of the U.S. public say Obama should not be impeached.

Two-thirds of the survey’s respondents said they opposed impeachment, while 35 percent endorsed it.

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