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Bobby Jindal says he will get Louisiana out of Common Core test group, if Legislature won't

Bobby Jindal says he will get Louisiana out of Common Core test group, if Legislature won't | Politics | Scoop.it
Gov. Bobby Jindal has said he wants to withdraw Louisiana from a consortium of states developing the assessment associated with the Common Core academic standards if the Louisiana Legislature doesn't choose to do so on its own. Eight state House...
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April 16th, 2014,

 

Bobby Jindal no longer wants Louisiana participating in the Common Core test group, and that he will get Louisiana out of the common core if the legislature would not. The state signed into the common core in 2010. Many parents, officials and other men and women also despise the Common Core education on a numerous amount of levels. Though nothing has passed yet, the lawyers now have a friend they could use instead of relying on themselves.

    Good for Jindal, he is standing for his belief and that is what everyone should do!

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Palestinian bid for closer U.N. ties puts peace talks on hold

Palestinian bid for closer U.N. ties puts peace talks on hold | Politics | Scoop.it
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’s signing of U.N. accords throws peace talks with Israel into limbo.
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April 2nd, 2014

 

     

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas's effort to create peace talks with the United States has recently been stalled because of the the lack of communication between two nations, Israelis and Palestinians. Because the Israelis failed upon an agreement to release captives back to  their home. 

     This is how our world crumbles, when one nations is to stubborn to make an agreement they kind of verbally agreed on! I understand Abbas's efforts were not heard as widely. SO he took a stand and I commend him for such a bold task.

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First on CNN: Christie heading south for Tennessee GOP fundraiser

First on CNN: Christie heading south for Tennessee GOP fundraiser | Politics | Scoop.it
Washington (CNN) -- Chris Christie is southbound.

The New Jersey governor will headline a banquet for the Tennessee Republican Party in May, a GOP source told CNN on Tuesday, a trip that gives Christie a chance to road-test his message in the South as he prepares for a possible 2016 presidential ...
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March 18th, 2014

 

     New Jersey governor Chris Christie attends a banquet for the Tennessee Republican Party in hopes of gaining status for the 2016 presidential election.

      You have to give Christie props for trying, though I am not sure everyone will forget the incident at the bridge. But he is pushing strong and an election could easily be won by him.

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Clinton compares Putin's Ukraine moves to Hitler, later recalibrates

Clinton compares Putin's Ukraine moves to Hitler, later recalibrates | Politics | Scoop.it
Updated 6:45 p.m. ET, 3/5/2014

(CNN) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought on Wednesday to explain her remarks comparing Vladimir Putin's military intervention in Ukraine to Adolf Hitler's European aggression ahead of World War II.
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March 5th, 2014

 

            Hilary Clinton, due to substantial backlash, had another private interview to explain her comments on Putin and the comparison to World War II and Hitler. She verified that she desired everyone to remember the past and what Hitler told everyone and how in the end he invaded Poland and began World War II. She believed, as well as Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio, that people need to know our past, to prevent from repeating the past.

            Oh Hilary, so straightforward and blunt, that you shock the American public into a state of anger disbelief for the comparison to World War II...how brilliant. I loved how she was blunt and straightforward because sometimes we, the American people, need a wake up call to remind us of the past to prevent any future conflicts. I would also support her comment because I personally do not want to act like nothing around me is occurring. I want to know in order to learn from the mistakes that occur.

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Was 'Cuban Twitter' program political or not? - US News

Was 'Cuban Twitter' program political or not? - US News | Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like service in Cuba that the U.S. government secretly funded were overtly political, documents obtained by The Associated Press show, even though the Obama administration has said the program had a more-neutral purpose.
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April 9th, 2014

 

Apparently the Cuban Twitter program is being considered a political program. Now the US is worried about the actions made by users talking bad about the Cuban government and Castro. Most agree that it is not about the program rather the topic remains, whether or not US Aid should be taking steps for human rights, freedom, etc...

     I am not fully sure the difference in having twitter in our country and their country. I feel that whatever underlying messages companies are putting into their adds are expressing their freedom of speech and should be considered like so.

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Obama Renewing U.S. Commitment to NATO Alliance

Obama Renewing U.S. Commitment to NATO Alliance | Politics | Scoop.it
In a sharp rebuke, President Obama, in Brussels, denounced Russia’s takeover of Crimea and described Moscow as an out-of-touch power.
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March 26th, 2014

 

     On Barack Obama's recent visit to Europe he intends to renew the U.S. Nato alliance. All in part of Russia annexing Crimea. He also wanted sanctions set uopon him and some of his closest allies with the win.

     Props to Obama and his continuous success of the 2014. " Him wanting everything to end peacefully, seems possible but at the same time impossible because of alll the drama everywhere. 

 

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Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay

Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay | Politics | Scoop.it
President Obama this week will direct the Labor Department to revamp its regulations to require overtime pay for millions of workers.
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March 11th, 2014

 

     President Obama is seeking to require overtime for "professional jobs." He will be speaking with the Labor Department in hopes of revamping the regulations. Though conservatives oppose the actions sought by Obama, but due to the Fair Labors Act of 1938, he has the power to forcibly change the minimum wage. He seeks to revamp the whole system of minimum wage in order to show the public that they are trying to help the middle class!

     I do agree in some sort of way or another that minimum wage should be increased but to a degree I disagree! I disagree with the sole feeling that if said minimum wage increased than would not everything else around increase in prices? Thus continuing to contribute to today's society but in a grandeur scene. I think minimum wage should be raised in small portions, not one big leap.

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Syria War Stirs New U.S. Debate on Cyberattacks

Syria War Stirs New U.S. Debate on Cyberattacks | Politics | Scoop.it
Considerations that led President Obama to hesitate about using cyberweapons against Syria reflect larger concerns about a new and untested tactic.
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Feb. 25th, 2014

 

            As we can all bare witness to the conflicts in Syria, we can also understand the intense conversations and delicate decisions that are occurring in the Obama Administration. When Syria had turned for the worst in 2011, the idea of cyber attacking came about to defuse the conflict. Though with one slight road block, Obama does not want to intervene in Syria. Rather he feels an intervention with Syria could cause conflicts with other nations as well as could be considered an attack against the humanitarian movement. Though many proponents of the cyber attack have voiced their opinions including Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council, Jason Healey. Further knowledge of this conflict is soon to come and the decisions that are made to deal with the situation at hand.

            Within today's society we have a passion to look past the good outcome and towards the shady and ratchet outcomes. Obama's decision to not intervene with Syria is honorable, but possibly questionable on a numerous amounts of levels. Whether it is right for us to watch people die? Whether the conflict will effect the nations around? Those sort of questions, but nonetheless, his final decision was valiant. He did not succumb to the pressure from the proponents rather he stood his ground.

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