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Digital Learning Enrollment Triples: U.S. Department of Education

Digital Learning Enrollment Triples: U.S. Department of Education | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Mobile optimized, offering syndicated columnists, blogs and news stories with moderated comments (National Center for Education Statistics' new report says digital learning enrollment has tripled!
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Republicans Weigh Expanding ‘Nuclear Option’ for Supreme Court Nominees

Republicans Weigh Expanding ‘Nuclear Option’ for Supreme Court Nominees | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Some Senate Republicans are considering changing the chamber’s rules to be able to confirm Supreme Court nominees with just a simple majority.

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Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens To Expose Colleagues' Marital Infidelities

Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens To Expose Colleagues' Marital Infidelities | United States Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Alabama's only openly gay legislator is putting her anti-gay colleagues on notice: If they keep espousing family values rhetoric as a reason to oppose marriage equality, she'll start making their marital infidelities public.

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Walker rejects Kenosha casino

Walker rejects Kenosha casino | United States Politics | Scoop.it
BizTimes, 126 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 403, Milwaukee, WI 53202 414.336.7114, editorial@biztimes.com
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Republican Response: Joni Ernst Replies to 2015 State of the Union Speech

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says the new Republican-controlled Congress is working hard to make it function again, in reply to President Obama's SOTU.
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Aldermen approve streetcar but final vote delayed

BizTimes, 126 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 403, Milwaukee, WI 53202 414.336.7114, editorial@biztimes.com
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Menominee Tribe hopes compact amendment leads to approval of Kenosha casino

BizTimes, 126 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 403, Milwaukee, WI 53202 414.336.7114, editorial@biztimes.com
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Scott Walker's shifting position on the Common Core education standards

Scott Walker's shifting position on the Common Core education standards | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Abruptly and unmistakably, Gov. Scott Walker stated a position on what nationally had become a contentious issue among conservatives: the Common Core education standards. His one-sentence announcement on July 17, 2014 read:
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GOP eases criticism of Common Core

GOP eases criticism of Common Core | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Has the zenith of opposition to the Common Core in Wisconsin passed? Or will a Senate bill in production soon bring the Common Core controversy roaring back to life?
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Will Walker take Wisconsin education back to the future?

Will Walker take Wisconsin education back to the future? | United States Politics | Scoop.it
In his “state of the state” speech, Gov. Scott Walker intimated Wisconsin should return to letting parental choice driving school quality. It feels like 1998 all over again.
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The Kiplinger Tax Map: Guide to State Income Taxes, State Sales Taxes, Gas Taxes, Sin Taxes

The Kiplinger Tax Map: Guide to State Income Taxes, State Sales Taxes, Gas Taxes, Sin Taxes | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Compare state tax rates and policies across the U.S.
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Walker: Wisconsin can be model of efficiency

Walker: Wisconsin can be model of efficiency | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivered his State of the State speech Tuesday amid growing speculation about whether he will run for president in 2016
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God, Gays and the Atlanta Fire Department

God, Gays and the Atlanta Fire Department | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The mayor of Atlanta was right to dismiss the chief of the fire department for imposing his virulent anti-gay views on his work force.
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Gov. Scott Walker to propose 13 percent cut, more freedom for UW System

Gov. Scott Walker to propose 13 percent cut, more freedom for UW System | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The System will be given more autonomy while having its state funding slashed over the next two years under the budget Walker will submit to the Legislature next week.
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U.S. court hears states' suit against Obama immigration plan

U.S. court hears states' suit against Obama immigration plan | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A federal judge in Texas heard arguments on Thursday in a lawsuit brought by two dozen states that seeks to block Obama administration efforts to reduce the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants.

The case led by Texas and supported by several other Republican-controlled states said President Barack Obama's executive order in November violated U.S. constitutional limits on presidential powers.

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December unemployment rate holds steady

December unemployment rate holds steady | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Wisconsin's unemployment rate remained at 5.2 percent in December, according to preliminary U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates released by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
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2015 State Of The Union Address

President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress to deliver his State of the Union address, outlining major themes for policies he intends to adv...
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Businesses sound off in streetcar debate

Businesses sound off in streetcar debate | United States Politics | Scoop.it
BizTimes, 126 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 403, Milwaukee, WI 53202 414.336.7114, editorial@biztimes.com
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Phony Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Is Killing U.S. Children

Phony Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Is Killing U.S. Children | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Is it too much to ask Jenny McCarthy to read a simple, well-researched article and properly educate herself about how no legitimate scientific studies have linked vaccines to autism? And then, to announce to the world she was wrong? It would help und...
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Scott Walker makes case for 'fresh face' in Washington

Scott Walker makes case for 'fresh face' in Washington | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Gov. Scott Walker told a national gathering of Republican Party officials Thursday that 2016 offers a “unique opportunity … to find a new fresh leader” to battle Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
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Wisconsin among 9 GOP presidential debate sites

Wisconsin among 9 GOP presidential debate sites | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The debate schedule is part of the GOP’s effort under RNC chairman Reince Priebus of Wisconsin to streamline and shorten the nominating process after a volatile and messy contest in 2011 and 2012.
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Iowa conservatives warn Walker about casino expansion

Iowa conservatives warn Walker about casino expansion | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Six hundred Republicans have signed a petition urging Wisconsin’s Republican governor not to approve the Menominee tribe’s Kenosha casino plans.
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State business leaders optimistic about state, national economy

State business leaders optimistic about state, national economy | United States Politics | Scoop.it
But "labor shortage" is cited as a top concern, with broad support for so-called "Right to Work" legislation.
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