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
Joni Ernst Is Leading Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) By Six Points Among Likely Voters, According To A New Quinnipiac Poll Released Today. “Neutralizing the traditional Democratic lead among women voters, Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst leads U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat, 50 – 44 percent among likely voters in the race to replace U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin in Iowa, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.” (Press Release, “Republican Up 6 Points In Iowa Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Big Gender Gap As Men Back Ernst By 17 Points,” Quinnipiac University, 9/17/14)
Sept. 16, 2014
Harrisburg– Continuing to advance his JOBS1st PA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett today announced the award of a Discovered in PA – Developed in PA grant to help launch theexpansion of the Proving Grounds Incubator, supporting entrepreneurial growth in the Beaver County region.
“We are building a stronger Pennsylvania by working with our entrepreneurs to ensure the ideas and concepts they develop in Pennsylvania are transformed into thriving, job-sustaining businesses,” Gov. Corbett said. “Beaver County area entrepreneurs will have our support putting their ideas to action.”
The Last Frontier’s Obama Yes Man Is A Thorn In The Side Of Alaska
BEGICH CLAIMS HE’S A THORN IN OBAMA’S SIDE, DESPITE NEAR UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FOR HIS AGENDA
Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK): “I’ll Be A Thorn In His [Posterior]. There’s Times When I’m A Total Thorn, You Know, And He Doesn’t Appreciate It.” “When Sen. Mark Begich talks about his role in American politics, he describes himself as a sharp object, sent to Washington to jab at President Obama. ‘I’ll be a thorn in his [posterior],’ Begich (D-Alaska) said in an interview. ‘There’s times when I’m a total thorn, you know, and he doesn’t appreciate it.’” (David A Farenthold, “Senate Democrat’s Reelection Pitch To Alaskans: I’m A Thorn In Obama’s Side,” The Washington Post , 7/13/14)
Communications • September 16, 2014
At a time when over half the country is struggling to pay for things like gas and groceries, we must act quickly. That is why House Republicans will vote on a single, common-sense energy plan comprised of solutions that focus on production, infrastructure, reliability, and efficiency. This bill includes:
- H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, authored by Representative Lee Terry, which allows construction of the Keystone XL pipeline;
- H.R. 1963, the Bureau of Reclamation Conduit Hydropower Development Equity and Jobs Act, authored by Representative Steve Daines, which streamlines the development of hydropower on federal lands; Continue reading
ICYMI: New Hampshire Union Leader — Sharon Day: The Democrats’ claim to be the party for women is just not believable
Excerpts from the New Hampshire Union Leader
By: RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day
September 16, 2014
MY FELLOW Floridian and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz sure has a knack for undercutting her own arguments. This month, she published a column saying Democrats could be trusted to fight for women’s priorities. I was preparing to write a response when she did my job for me.
Communications • September 16, 2014
Yesterday marked the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month. This celebration dates back to 1988 when President Ronald Reagan expanded National Hispanic Heritage Week to encompass a 30-day period.
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted to highlight five Hispanic Americans who were true innovators and helped positively change the face of their fields.
Science and Medicine: Severo Ochoa
Written by Nick Field, Managing Editor
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is starting off the weekend with some good news.The latest update by the Rothenberg Political Report reveals that the political prognosticating group feels the incumbent holds the clear advantage. As a result, they are changing their designation of PA-8 from “Republican Favored” to “Currently Safe”.
“This race just hasn’t materialized for Democrats in this competitive, suburban Philadelphia district,” Rothenberg’s Nathan L. Gonzalez wrote.