Parents kept tens of thousands of students out of Common Core testing in schools throughout the city and state of New York Tuesday in a campaign organizers hope reached the goal of 250,000 students avoiding the tests. Official numbers won’t be available for weeks, the New York Post reported, while observing that the number of third- to eighth-graders statewide not taking Tuesday’s English exam will likely exceed last year’s 60,000. The Math exam will be given next week.
A small family-owned business in Indiana reopened late last week after being closed for eight days due to the uproar over the owners’ statements that they would not cater a same-sex wedding.
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has signed into law a bill banning the seizure and sale of property alleged to have been used for criminal activities where the property owners are not convicted or even charged with a crime.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a candidate-in-waiting for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, was in New Hampshire Thursday promoting the Export-Import Bank.
Saying a successful aerial attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities could be carried out in “several days,” Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) chastised Obama administration efforts to negotiate with Iran over its nuclear ambitions.
One day after announcing his presidential candidacy, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) admitted to being “short-tempered” in media interviews.
Just hours after John McCain announced his intention to run for a sixth term as U.S. senator from Arizona, the Senate Conservatives Fund launched a campaign to defeat him.
The Obama administration lost one and won one Tuesday in federal court decisions on the president’s executive actions regarding the enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws.
Governor Jerry Brown has issued an executive order calling for $500 a day fines for people who water their lawns or take long showers, but former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina calls the four-year-long drought plaguing California residents “a man-made disaster.”