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President Trump surprises group of students touring the White House

President Donald Trump made a surprise visit with schoolchildren during a White House tour Tuesday morning — this after First Lady Melania Trump announced last month the new administration reversed an Obama-era ban on school tours at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. “You never know what surprises may await you on a @WhiteHouse tour,” tweeted Special Assistant to the President Cliff Sims this morning. The president greeted a group of about 50 students, reports Fox News, after the first lady in February said she is “excited to reopen the White House to the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come each year.” WATCH:

Study: Common Core benefits to students, educators ‘elusive’

Recent analysis released last month of federal funding for Common Core standards shows the only winners of its implementation are not students but those who set the draft the curriculum and set the agenda. The Washington Times has the details: The study, titled “Smart Money? Philanthropic and Federal Funding for the Common Core,” was released in September by the Education Policy Analysis Archives. It concludes, “In essence, those who set directions for the Common Core and those who provided resources for its implementation have benefited, even as potential benefits to schools, educators, and students are elusive, and the entire claim may ...

UnAffordable Care Act – Sticker Shock Stuns Students

Students across the country are cringing as the new medical insurance law’s mandates eliminate the affordable policies they previously enjoyed, imposing a new financial burden. “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free. ” –P.J. O’Rourke, 1993 1903. Is that a year? No, that’s 1,903%, which is how much medical premiums for students have increased at Louisiana’s Nicholls State University this year, thanks to a partial implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In March of 2010, President Obama signed what is now popularly termed “Obamacare” into law. Much of the new health law ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/12/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Tuesday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM, and will be done for the week on Friday, with no votes scheduled later than 3 PM. The Senate will return Monday, with the first vote set to take place at approximately 5:30 PM. The Senate is set to stay in session through Wednesday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Tuesday of last week and immediately took up a bill on the Suspension Calendar. The bill renamed a VA clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa. It passed. On Wednesday, House Democrats tried to play stall ball. On three separate occasions during the course of the day, they ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 2/26/17

CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM, and will be done for the week on Thursday, with no votes scheduled later than 3 PM. The Senate will return Monday, with the first vote set to take place at approximately 7 PM. They’ll stay in session through Thursday. And, of course, the Big Event for the week will take place Tuesday evening at 9 PM, when President Trump addresses a Joint Session of Congress. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was not in session last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return to session on Monday at noon, with no votes held before 6:30 PM. At ...

Forbes: ‘Families struggling to pay their bills’ the ones who have the most to lose if we don’t tackle our national debt

The sheer magnitude of our national debt is mind boggling but something we have to address for the sake of our nation and for the sake of those most vulnerable in the event of a financial crisis. Forbes has the commentary: Since President Obama took office in 2009, the debt has grown by $9 trillion, or 85%. Today, it clocks in at over $19.6 trillion. In the last fiscal year alone, our national debt rose by $1.5 trillion. These numbers may seem difficult to comprehend for many families struggling to pay their bills, but it’s those individuals who could be hurt the most if we keep letting the debt spiral out of control. In 2030, by the time ...

Study: More women, minorities applying for concealed-carry permits


Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 5/15/16

  CALENDAR: The House comes back into session on Monday, May 16, and will be in session through Thursday, with last votes expected no later than 3 PM. The Senate will return to session on Monday, May 16, and will be in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Tuesday, and took up 21 bills under Suspension. But I’m going to skip most of what happened on the House floor last week, because the only thing of great significance that happened was the consideration and passage of a dozen and a half different but related measures, all dealing with various aspects of the nation’s ...

Feds to impose fines on schools that ‘disregard’ Obama administration lunch program

Public schools that don’t comply with the Obama administration’s school lunch program rules are coming under fire from the federal government, which has announced plans to fine schools that “disregard” the program. The Washington Free Beacon has the details: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service issued a proposed rule Monday to codify parts of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was championed by Mrs. Obama. The regulation would punish schools and state departments with fines for “egregious or persistent disregard” for the lunch rules that imposed sodium and calorie limits and banned white grains. ...

Brief: No ‘compelling’ evidence to support efficacy of Common Core assessments

New studies show imposed standards like Common Core, combined with high-stakes testing, have decreased student engagement, produced no apparent uptick in student achievement and actually decrease the likelihood a student graduates. The Washington Post has the details: More than 100 education researchers in California have joined in a call for an end to high-stakes testing, saying that there is no “compelling” evidence to support the idea that the Common Core State Standards will improve the quality of education for children or close the achievement gap, and that Common Core assessments lack “validity, reliability and fairness.” The ...