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Mo Brooks joins opposition to Common Core, seeks to cut federal incentives
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, joined the opponents of Common Core today, attacking federal incentives for states that adopt the national standards.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
...Ryan: We're Still - Working Hard' for Immigration Reform
Rep. Paul Ryan conceded that GOP leaders currently do not have the votes in the House for amnesty legislation, but he also said that he hoped immigration legislation could be passed this year.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
White House, Democrats Cry Foul Over GOP Push to Enforce Immigration, Other Laws
A House Republican bill aimed at forcing President Barack Obama to enforce immigration and other laws as they are written drew sharp rebukes from the White House and House Democrats Wednesday, who ripped the measure as anti-immigrant.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Don't Act, Don't Tell: Anti-Gay Laws Make Targets of Us All
So declared a prominent casting director to me in my acting days. She was referring to the flat rejection actors face if they "seem gay" at auditions-a professional danger faced by all actors whenever they enter the room regardless of how they identify-gay, straight, or otherwise.
Photo crop: Iowa high schoolers explain where your food comes from
You'll recognize the Lexicon of Sustainability images if you've seen them around .
Mon Mar 10, 2014
St. Cloud Times
Knoblach wins District 14B endorsement in 3rd vote
Jim Knoblach is one step closer to returning to the state House after sealing an endorsement during the Senate District 14 Republican convention Monday night.
LI Lawmakers Seek To Make Radio Frequency Jamming A Criminal Offense
Two Long Island congressmen have reached across the aisle to co-sponsor a bipartisan measure targeting those who interfere with emergency responder radio signals.
States Finding Way Around Food Stamp Cuts
Iowa Rep. Steve King condemned three states that have circumvented cuts in the federal food stamp program, calling their legislative maneuvering, "perverse."
Sat Mar 08, 2014
The Washington Post
36 times when Congress sounded like a hipster
The Pew Research Center released a new survey on millennials this week, which showed that 50 percent of the much maligned generation considers itself politically independent.
MSNBC's Chuck Todd Hypes Liberal 'Rising Star,'...
MSNBC's Chuck Todd on Friday eagerly promoted "rising star" Joaquin Castro, a liberal Congressman from Texas.
States Veto Food Stamp Cuts as $8.6 Billion Deal Fades
Congress last month passed a revamp of agriculture and food policy that was supposed to save the U.S. government $8.6 billion in food-stamp costs over a decade.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Five States Join In Missouri's California Egg Production Lawsuit
FIVE STATES JOIN IN MISSOURI'S CALIFORNIA EGG PRODUCTION LAWSUIT Mar. 7, 2014 Agri-Pulse reports: Five states joined Missouri in a lawsuit against California over its law requiring more space for all egg-laying hens.
Iowa Rep. Steve King Thinks Your Gayness Is "Self-Professed Behavior"
Now that he's not content with just warning people that "gay marriage breeds socialism," actively trying to prohibit same-sex marriages on military bases, and fighting the good fight against gay people raising children in warehouses , he also thinks that you're making this whole gay thing up.
Colbert: Prove you're gay
One backward notion that has been used to differentiate the 1960s Civil Rights movement from today's struggle for LGBT equality in the United States is the idea that gay people are somehow "invisible" and can hide who they are.
CPAC 2014: Have Conservatives Gotten Soft?
The most revealing event on the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference didn't technically happen at CPAC.
Agribusiness Report: March 7th
On the March 7th Agribusiness Report: political turmoil in Ukraine continues to impact farmers in the U.S. U.S. Grains Council directors say 80% of the country's export has already shipped as the currency continues to quickly lose its value.
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Poultry Farmers To Fight Back On California Cage-Free Egg Law
"They can act like chickens, they can run around," says Kesten, who's raising hens in an old wooden shed in the open countryside near Concordia, Mo.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
The Huffington Post
Conservative Political Action Conference 2014 (Mostly) Keeps Out Immigration Hardliners
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Business mogul Donald Trump stood on the main stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday and castigated fellow Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio , for advocating immigration reform that he said boils down to, "let everybody in."
As wildfire season nears, proposal to fund Colorado fleet stalls
File -- A helicopter dumps water over the Galena wildfire in Larimer County on March 16, 2013.
The Des Moines Register
Branstad joins lawsuit opposing California egg production law
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad joined a lawsuit Thursday opposing a California's egg-production law that opponents argue is unconstitutional and discriminates against Iowa and other egg-producing states.