Hillary Clinton's campaign arranged an education roundtable at a satellite campus of Kirkwood Community College in Monticello, Iowa. Toward the end one of the participants, Diane Temple, who is a high school teacher and adjunct instructor at the college said, "I think that we are very blessed to live where we do where education, starting very young through high school, this community college, we have all these opportunities and we are so fortunate here. I worry that not all of America gets to experience this treasure that we have. I think Common Core is a wonderful first step in the right direction of improving American education and it is painful to see that attacked.
"And I am just wondering what can you do to bring that heart back to education in the United States? You know what can we do so that parents, communities and businesses believe in American education and that teachers are respected and our colleges are respected and we offer a quality education to all Americans throughout the United States?" Temple asked.
"Wow, that is a powerful, touching comment that I absolutely embrace. You know when I think about the really unfortunate argument going on around Common Core it's very painful because the Common Core started off as a bipartisan effort, it was actually non-partisan, it wasn't politicized, it was trying to come up with a core of learning that we might expect students to achieve across our country no matter what kind of school district they were in, no matter how poor their family was, there wouldn't be two tiers of education. Everybody would be looking at what was to be learned and doing their best to try to achieve that," Clinton responded. more >>
There was very little if not any surprise Sunday when Hillary Clinton threw her name into the race. Almost not as surprising is the medias furry for the days leading up to the announcement or the overwhelming attention her announcement has been given since.
However, what is a surprise is how professional and industrial the Hillary2016 campaign has come off from the beginning. A slick new campaign commercial that touches the majority of demographics of the voting electorate. A logo with a red arrow pointing to the right with some hoping this shows her movement to the center. Even a Twitter account that has gone from dormant to electric overnight with the perfect mix of professional accolades and humorous comments like "hair icon" in the profiles description. Yet, there is just one major problem: the candidate herself.
The good news is, Hillary might just be what the GOP needs in order to be competitive for the Executive office again after suffering losses the last two Presidential elections. With the Republican Party being viewed less favorably then the Democrats according to the latest Pew Research poll (41% to 46%), something or as it turns out someone was going to have to be a common objective to be against for a successful campaign to be built on. more >>
The Democratic Party supports legal abortion until the baby is born, according to Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
When asked if abortion should be legal until the moment of birth, she answered that the decision should be left to the mom and her doctor, adding, "Period. End of story."
Wasserman Schultz's answer came three times. First in response to a question by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and two more times during Tuesday CNN and Fox News interviews. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has announced that he will be traveling in 2016 to all 50 U.S. states in an attempt to rally Christians to vote in political elections and to run for office. The evangelical preacher said that neither Democrats not Republicans will be able to fix the country's problems.
"At 62 years of age, I've lived long enough to learn that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans can turn this country around; no political party or politician is the answer. The only hope for this country is Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ," Graham said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
"Next year I am planning to travel to all 50 states to conduct prayer rallies — we are calling this the Decision America Tour. I want to challenge Christians to boldly live out their faith and to pray for our nation and its leaders. I want to encourage Christians to get out and vote, and to cast their ballots for candidates who uphold biblical principles," he continued. more >>
In a low-key tweet, Hillary Clinton announced she's running for president AGAIN in 2016. This time, because "It's your time," she told Americans in a two-minute video. Time for what exactly? Time for Americans to check the "chick" box and elect the first female president? Americans checked the black box with Obama in 2008, electing him president twice -- largely based on his race.
Now liberals are demanding -- and screaming -- we elect Queen Hillary president, based solely on that fact she is has the body of a female. How about we check the qualification box this time and actually elect a candidate on merit instead of on gender guilt?
Any woman who is "Ready for Hillary " needs her head examined. Hillary Clinton is no champion of women. First, she married a whoremonger, former president Bill Clinton. And she has stayed married to him for over 30 years -- purely for raw political power. Her resounding message to women is stand by your man at any cost because you can only rise to power if you're married to a man (even a low-down dirty scoundrel of a man). more >>
A Louisiana bill seeks to balance gay marriage with the religious freedom of those who oppose it.
The "Marriage and Conscience Act," sponsored by Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, would prevent the state from punishing people for actions they take regarding marriage due to their religious or moral convictions.
The core section of the law states: "Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, this state shall not take any adverse action against a person, wholly or partially, on the basis that such person acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction about the institution of marriage." more >>