Kentucky Bill would Effectively Nullify Common Core

FRANKFORT, KY., November 13, 2014 – A bill introduced in the Kentucky state house would ban the state from continuing its participation in the Common Core educational standards and penalize districts that continue them. House Bill 33 (HB33), originally prefiled by State Rep. Thomas Kerr (R-Taylor Mill), would represent a sharp turnaround for Kentucky should it pass into…

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We told you so: Bad version of USA Freedom is the one moving forward

NEWS: The Imperial Senate has agreed to end debate and hold a vote on a really awful version of the original “USA Freedom Act.” The bill not only doesn’t stop the NSA, it in some ways makes things worse. This is a bill that major privacy organizations and grassroots activists put major amounts of time,…

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Obamacare and the Language of Law

On Sept. 30, Judge Ronald A. White of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma delivered his decision in Pruitt v. Burwell, the third of four related cases to have received a judgment. The four cases challenge the IRS ruling that ObamaCare subsidies will be given to policyholders who’ve purchased health insurance in exchanges established by the federal government. Like the verdict in Halbig v. Burwell, Judge White found for the plaintiffs and against the IRS, and he vacated the IRS regulation pending appeal. The other case to have received a judgment is King v. Burwell, which found for the government. So we have a 2-1 split. The U.S. Supreme Court must eventually weigh in.

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