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Introduced as a bipartisan effort by 44 states and the District of Columbia to set national educational standards, the Common Core program is causing rifts in the Republican Party.
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But no candidate has experienced a change in fortune as dramatic as Sen. Marco Rubio .
Breaux said he will testify Wednesday when state Sen. Ben Nevers brings up legislation that would let Louisiana voters decide the issue.
The ongoing battle over the fate of Common Core is driving another split between Gov. Bobby Jindal and his key allies in education - this time over his claim that he has the power to unilaterally scrap student testing at the heart of the new standards.
Of the 432 members today serving in the House of Representatives , he is 429th in seniority, having won a special election barely five months ago.
School teachers all over the nation are quitting their profession, often due to being forced to abandon what they considered an excellent education system and change to one they consider inferior.
The health care law may be Republicans' favorite weapon against Democrats this year, but there is another issue roiling their party and shaping the establishment-versus-grass-roots divide ahead of the 2016 presidential primaries: the Common Core.
A glaring of lobbyists, a handful of legislators and a couple of reporters gathered to gossip in the halls of the State Capitol late Wednesday night.
Sen. Rand Paul has a slight lead in another New Hampshire poll of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates.
Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns to work appear jettisoned for the legislative session.
According to a press release from Louisiana Democrats, President Obama yesterday called out obstructionist Republican governors - like Bobby Jindal - who, who "continue to stand in their constituents' way and deny millions of people access to affordable health care through Medicaid expansion."
According to the New York Law Journal, high-powered New York attorney Milton Gould was on the board of 20th Century Fox when Monroe chose to go to New York to sing "Happy Birthday" to President Kennedy on May 19, 1962.
Civilian employment hit a new peak for the sixth month in a row in March, as the state's unemployment rate held steady from February at 4.5 percent.
As a testament to Hillary Clinton 's enduring popularity, it didn't take long for some of her supporters to rally in outrage against Thursday's Drudge Report banner headline, "Grandma Hillary."
April 18--A new survey finds that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is the "top dog" in Texas politics, but that Texans also favor expanding Medicaid, raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour, and enacting the Paycheck Fairness Act, a Democrat-backed measure that would make it harder for employers to defend against gender discrimination claims.
Gov. Bobby Jindal has named Shreveport Community leader and arts advocate Waynette Ballengee to the Louisiana State Arts Council.