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What Exactly Is Common Core?

Common Core is an abbreviated term used to refer to the “Common Core Initiative”. It is a set of national (Federal) standards for English and Mathematics written and COPYRIGHTED by two left leaning lobbyist groups, “National Governors Association” (NGA) and the “Council of Chief State School Officers” (CCSSO). It is backed and funded by yet another left leaning organization known as the “Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation”. These standards were adopted sight unseen by 46…

Arizona Ditches Common Core Testing Consortium

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Friday that her state is pulling out of a multi-state consortium that is designing a national test that applies new Common Core education standards. Arizona was an early governing member of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, but Brewer’s office announced that effective June 8 the state would be disassociating itself. PARCC is one of two major constortia that is trying to create a…

Obama Administration Orders The DOJ To Cut Off Funds To Firearm Related Businesses

The Obama administration has directed the Department of Justice to pressure the banking industry to stop doing business with firearms dealers. Under direction of the Obama Administration, the DOJ has launched “Operation Choke Point”, a credit card fraud investigation into banks and their payment processors. In an interview by the Washington Times, The American Bankers Association Senior Vice President Richard Riese stated.  “We’re being threatened with a regulatory regime that attempts to foist on us the obligation…

Federal Judge Says U.S. Must Help States Enforce Voter ID Laws

PHOENIX — A federal judge in Kansas on Wednesday ordered federal election authorities to help Kansas and Arizona require their voters to show proof of citizenship in state and local elections, that will hopefully set a trend for other states. The judge, Eric F. Melgren of Federal District Court in Wichita, Kan., ruled that the Election Assistance Commission had no legal authority to deny requests from Kansas and Arizona to add state-specific instructions to a national voter…

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Not To Seek Another Term

Gov. Jan Brewer announced she will not seek another term in office, an effort that would have required a long-shot court challenge to the state’s term limits. “There does come a time to pass the torch of leadership,” Arizona’s Republican governor said. “After completing this year in office, I will do just that.” Read Gov. Brewer’s remarks Brewer made the announcement on her home turf, at Park Meadows Elementary School in Glendale, at an event…

TARGET’s Controversial Ethnic Pricing Model?

While shopping with my sister and beautiful niece at a local TARGET I ran across an interesting and controversial Baby Alive doll. While browsing the toy isle, we came across a line of Baby Alive dolls waiting to be picked by some precious child. My sister glanced over at a few of the Baby Alive dolls on display, looked away then with a slightly puzzled look swung around to examine the dolls more closely. She…

FLASHBACK – Ariz. legislators move to exempt state from federal laws

PHOENIX — Gun control. It’s the debate that is rippling across the country. While lawmakers in Washington were trying to hammer out what should be done, Arizona lawmakers made it very clear, “No thanks” Five state representatives proposed House Bill 2291, appropriately titled “Arizona Firearms:  prohibited enforcement.” Steve Smith (R, District 11) Adam Kwasman (R, District 11) Carl Seel (R, District 20) David W. Stevens (R, District 14) Bob Thorpe (R, District 6) Last year,…

Supreme Court blocks Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban

The Supreme Court on Monday blocked Arizona from enforcing a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, in the latest blow for states that have tried to enact strict abortion laws. The high court declined to hear an appeal from Arizona, leaving in place a prior ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that determined the law was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court decision effectively strikes down the law. Gov. Jan Brewer…

Group of Arizona Republicans to vote to censure Senator John McCain

A group of Arizona Republicans is set to vote this coming weekend on whether to censures frustration with the Senator stems from his “long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats.” “Yes, there is hope today,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Try this out for size. This is going to be voted on by the Maricopa GOP leadership.” Below is the full text of the censure…

Babeu: Highway Funds Need To Be Used For Highway Improvements

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is calling on Arizona lawmakers to stop diverting money from the Highway User Revenue Fund to the Department of Public Safety, so the counties can use the money for its intended purpose. Babeu said Ironwood Road in San Tan Valley is extremely dangerous and needs improvements, after numerous crashes and four fatal rollover accidents, last year alone. “There’s no break-down lane, no place to pull off of the road to…

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