Governor Corbett Calls on State Board of Education to Conduct a Public Review of Pennsylvania’s Academic Standards
News for Immediate Release
Sept. 8, 2014
Continued review of Pennsylvania’s English language arts and mathematics content
Harrisburg – Gov. Corbett today announced that he has asked for a continued public review of Pennsylvania-specific academic content in English language arts and mathematics standards from Kindergarten through 12th grade. This is the final phase in his nearly three year effort to permanently roll back the national Common Core plan implemented by his predecessor, Gov. Ed Rendell. Continue reading
The New Hampshire Senate Race Is “In A Dead Heat”
CNN Poll: The New Hampshire Senate Race Between Republican Scott Brown And Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Is “In A Dead Heat.” “Scott Brown, the former senator from Massachusetts who moved to New Hampshire to run in a more friendly environment, appears to be in a dead heat with Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a new poll shows.” (Leigh Ann Caldwell, “New Hampshire Senate Race In Dead Heat,” CNN, 9/15/14)
WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month:
“During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the significant contributions of Americans of Hispanic descent to our great nation. Hispanics, throughout our nation’s history, have influenced and excelled in diverse fields and professions including business, law, politics, education, the arts, and the military,” said Chairman Reince Priebus. “We join Americans across the country to celebrate these accomplishments that help shape our rich American culture.
Midterm Voters Are Unhappy With The Economy, And Most Blame Obama’s Economic Leadership
Politico: “Midterm Voters Remain Frustrated And Unhappy With The State Of The Economy.” “Despite continued signs of a halting but persistent national comeback, midterm voters remain frustrated and unhappy with the state of the economy, according to the latest POLITICO poll of likely voters in 2014 battleground states.” (Alexander Burns, “POLITICO Poll: 2014 Voters Gloomy Over Economy,” Politico, 9/14/14)
After Nearly Two Decades In Washington, Mary Landrieu Is Out Of Touch With Louisiana
FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS, LANDRIEU HAS MADE HER HOME IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AND NOT LOUISIANA
Landrieu Lives In A $2.5 Million Mansion On Capitol Hill But Is Registered To Vote At The New Orleans Home Owned By Her Family. “In Washington, Sen. Mary Landrieu lives in a stately, $2.5 million brick manse she and her husband built on Capitol Hill. Here in Louisiana, however, the Democrat does not have a home of her own. She is registered to vote at a large bungalow in New Orleans that her parents have lived in for many decades, according to a Washington Post review of Landrieu’s federal financial disclosures and local property and voting records.” (Phillip Rucker, “Landrieu Claims Parents’ Home As Her Own, Raising Questions Of Louisiana Residency,” The Washington Post , 8/28/14)
FROM: RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer
NRSC Communications Director Brad Dayspring
TO: News Media
RE: Stop Covering For Mary Landrieu
Earlier this summer, Senator Mary Landrieu, who has represented Louisiana in the Senate since 1997, was caught billing taxpayers for private airplane flights to fundraisers and campaign events. That’s a clear violation of the law.
She promised to conduct a full review, which she released—four days late—in a shameless Friday afternoon news dump. Her report revealed she billed 43 improper flights since 2002. Yes, 43. Now she is paying back over $33,000—approximately 11 percent of the money her official office spent on travel since 2002.