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Nikki Haley launches her re-election campaign

Source: Politics Balla | Aug 27 2013, 3:08am CDT | by IANS

Nikki Haley launches her re-election campaign
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) South Carolina's Indian-American Governor Nikki Haley kicked off her re-election campaign surrounded by three potential Republican presidential contenders, including fellow Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal.
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Republicans Jump To Defense Of Candidate Spurned By Chris Christie

Jul 25 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate spurned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an early sign of pre-primary jockeying. Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, raised eyebrows when he said this week he had no plans to campaign for GOP candidate Rob Astorino, who is runni ...
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State Lawmakers Want Authority over Education Standards

Jul 11 2014 2:07pm CDT | Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

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State lawmakers are attempting to take some of the authority over academic standards from state boards of education, reports Education Week, by enacting laws restricting how state boards may implement, develop or review educational standards. Many lawmakers resent the lack of public input in states' common-core adoptions and are seeking greater authority over standards. In the last 18 months, 10 states have passed laws that restrict or specify how state boards can adopt ...
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Kabul, July 26 (IANS) China would like to see a smooth transition of power in Afghanistan and will give more support for the country's reconciliation and economic development, China's newly-appointed Special Envoy for Afghan Affairs Sun Yuxi said here Friday. | by IANS
 
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Cairo, July 26 (IANS) Egypt, the UN, the Arab League and the US are working together to reach a seven-day "humanitarian ceasefire" for the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza-ruling Hamas movement, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry said Friday. | by IANS
 
China denounces British parliament's inquiry
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) China Friday urged Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs after a British parliamentary committee conducted an inquiry on the implementation of a Hong Kong joint declaration. | by IANS
 
 

Growing Rejection of Common Core

Jun 10 2014 8:24am CDT | Source: Big Government

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The most controversial current issue in education today is clearly Common Core. It's being more hotly debated than bullying, zero tolerance, sex ed, abortion, or even school lunches. Common Core is the title of a new set of standards that the Obama Administration has been trying to force the states to use. Even before the standards were written, 45 states and the District of Columbia signed on, encouraged by inducements of federal funds. The princip ...
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Governor wants end to black biker weekend

Jun 9 2014 10:11pm CDT | Source: WND

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(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. — After a bloody Memorial Day weekend left three dead and seven wounded, Gov. Nikki Haley wants to end the annual Atlantic Beach Bikefest which has drawn black bikers for decades to the tiny beachside community near Myrtle Beach. But Mayor Jake Evans has no plans to end the event in a community that, during the days of segregation, was one of the only places on the South Carolina coast where blac ...
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Three States Are Now Ditching The Common Core

Jun 8 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: State Impact Ohio

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Two additional states have joined Indiana in withdrawing from the Common Core math and English standards. On May 30, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed legislation that calls for new standards, designed independently of the multi-state initiative, to be implemented for the 2015-2016 school year.   And on Thursday, O ...
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South Carolina Drops Education Standards That Had Already Gotten Results

Jun 5 2014 3:37pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

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Abigail Bessler is an intern at ThinkProgress. CREDIT: AP South Carolina became the second state to drop the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) last week after Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill calling for the state to develop its own educational standards. But many schools in the state had already begun implementing Common Core standards — and they were getting positive results. The bill allows schools to continue with ...
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The Last Remaining Ban On Election Day Alcohol Sales Is About To Be Repealed

May 29 2014 11:58am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., May 29 (Reuters) - South Carolina is poised to allow alcohol to be sold on statewide election days after state lawmakers voted to lift the country's last blanket ban on such sales at restaurants, stores and bars. The state Senate voted 41-1 on Wednesday to repeal the ban, which critics considered an antiquated remnant of an era when saloons sometimes served as pollin ...
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Nikki Haley set to kick off re-election campaign

Source: Politics Balla | Aug 14 2013, 5:16am CDT | by IANS

Nikki Haley set to kick off re-election campaign
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) South Carolina's Indian-American Governor Nikki Haley is all set to kick off her re-election campaign with the help of some of the biggest names in the Republican Party, including fellow Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal.
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