Where is the Mystical “Peaceful” Version of Islam Taught?

Reality-CheckUnderstanding the Threat – American and European leaders tell us that Islam is a “wonderful” “religion” which teaches peace and love among all peoples. Officials often quote the Koran in order to demonstrate the truth of this narrative. Yet, the question remains: Where do MUSLIMS teach other MUSLIMS that Islam requires them to love all other people in the world, and “do unto others?”

The answer: Nowhere on the planet except in Muslim homes where parents teach their children these principles, which are entirely contrary to the teachings of Islam.

Islam is Sharia and Sharia is Islam. Sharia (Islamic Law) comes from the Koran (the direct word of Allah) and the example of the prophet Mohammad (Sunnah) – the most perfect man according to Islam. Allah in the Koran said whatever was revealed to Mohammad chronologically last overrules what was revealed before it (Koran 16:101, 2:106). The last chronological verses in the Koran to discuss jihad include Sura (chapter) 9 verse 5 which says, “Fight and slay the unbeliever wherever you find them and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush.”

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Feds Seek Home Visits, Calling Parents “Equal Partners”

wand-my-home-is-my-castle-nr-2The New American – Big Brother wants to be an “equal partner” with American parents in the raising of their own children, starting before they are even born. He wants to send his agents to your house for “home visits,” too. Believe it or not, two powerful arms of Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), explicitly say so themselves.

In a draft policy statement on “family engagement,” the two unconstitutional bureaucracies openly state their joint position: families are “equal partners” in everything from children’s “development” and “education” to their “wellness across all settings.” Virtually no area of family life, including the health and “mental health” of parents, as well as a family’s “attitudes” and even its “housing,” would be free from government intrusion under the government’s Orwellian vision. Even vague notions of “family wellness,” as defined by bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., would be put under a government microscope. “Parenting interventions” will be used to ensure compliance.

“It is the position of the Departments [of HHS and Education] that all early childhood programs and schools recognize families as equal partners in improving children’s development, learning and wellness across all settings, and over the course of their children’s developmental and educational experiences,” reads the draft policy. And it gets even more bizarre: As defined in the document, family means “all the people who play a role in a child’s life and interact with a child’s early childhood program or school.”

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Trump supporters file ‘birther’ lawsuit against Cruz in federal court

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The Hill – Donald Trump supporters have filed a lawsuit challenging the eligibility of one of his primary rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), to run for president.

The lawsuit, filed Feb. 3 at a district court in Alabama, seeks a judgment “declaring that Rafael Edward Cruz is ineligible to qualify/run/seek and be elected to the Office of the President of the United States of America” due to his Canadian birth.

Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada, to an American mother.

Several of the five plaintiffs — Sebastian Green, Shannon Duncan, Kathryn Spears, Kyle Spears and Jerry Parker — are backing Trump in the Republican primary, their attorney, Thomas Drake, told The Hill, although he said others are still undecided.

“The only thing they can agree on is Mr. Cruz is not eligible to be president,” Drake said.

The lawsuit cites Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution, which rules that “no person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of president.”

Under that clause, the plaintiffs claim, “Cruz is not a ‘natural born’ citizen of the United States of America.”

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Food Stamp Beneficiaries Exceed 45 Million for 55 Straight Months

food stampThe Washington Free Beacon – The number of individuals receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps, has exceeded 45 million for 55 straight months, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture.

There were 45,368,265 beneficiaries of the food stamp program in October 2015, the latest month for which data is available. The number increased by over 85,000 from September to October.

Robert Doar, a poverty studies expert at the American Enterprise Institute, said that welfare programs like food stamps are helpful when they supplement the paycheck of working recipients, but they can also discourage recipients from working.

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Marco Rubio’s Shameful Immigration Bill

Keep in mind: Marco Rubio is not a Natural Born Citizen. Neither of his parents were U.S. citizens at the time of Rubio’s birth in 1971. His parents applied for U.S. citizenship and were naturalization in 1975, four years AFTER his birth. He is not eligible to run for President or Vice-President.

Issues That Must Not Be Dodged – By Mike Scruggs

150413105809-01-marco-rubio-file-large-169Marco Rubio was a co-sponsor of Senate Bill S.744, also known as the Schumer-Rubio bill and the Gang-of-Eight Bill, which bore the attractive sounding but dishonest title of “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Bill. In reality, it was a huge amnesty and legal immigration surge bill. His co-sponsor was Chuck Schumer (D) New York. Schumer is a liberal legislator closely connected with Wall Street interests. Schumer has many years of experience both in the House and the Senate. In 1987, he was one of the House members, who succeeded in undermining the enforcement provisions of the 1986 amnesty. He is reputed to be one of the smartest and shrewdest members of the U.S. Senate.

S.744 passed 68 to 32 in the Senate in July 2013 but never made it through the House. Shamefully, Rubio and 13 other Republicans voted for it.

The bill was over 180,000 words on more than 2,000 pages, long enough and confusing enough to deter a thorough reading of it. This article cannot cover the enormous potential for concealment and deception in such massive unread tomes. Whether they cover healthcare, as in Obamacare, or immigration as in the Schumer-Rubio bill, such huge comprehensive bills are prone to be written by and for special interest lawyers and lobbyists and to be contrary to public interests and fiscal discipline. Furthermore, the bill’s economic claims and analytical assumptions are so unwarranted as to be transparent balderdash.

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Senate report: Illegal immigrants benefited from up to $750M in ObamaCare subsidies

hqdefaultFox News – ObamaCare subsidies. Illegal immigrants and individuals with unclear legal status wrongly benefited from up to $750 million in ObamaCare subsidies and the government is struggling to recoup the money, according to a new Senate report obtained by Fox News.

The report, produced by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, examined Affordable Care Act tax credits meant to defray the cost of insurance premiums. It found that as of June 2015, “the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status as a national, or legal presence.”

The review found the credits went to more than 500,000 people – who are illegal immigrants or whose legal status was unclear due to insufficient records.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services confirmed to FoxNews.com on Monday that 471,000 customers with 2015 coverage failed to produce proper documentation on their citizenship or immigration status on time – but stressed that this does not necessarily mean they’re ineligible.

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North Carolina should take steps to encourage direct primary care

dpc careJohn Locke Foundation – North Carolina policymakers should take steps to make the state even friendlier to direct primary care. It’s an “innovative” business model that already generates benefits for patients, doctors, employers, and the state, according to a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.

“DPC restores the incredible value of personalized medicine,” said report author Katherine Restrepo, JLF Health and Human Services Policy Analyst. “North Carolina already ranks as one of the top DPC-friendly states. Unlike other state legislatures, ours does not subject these practices to government price controls, capped patient numbers, limited treatments, or a defined menu of services.”

In exchange for a monthly fee that covers a defined package of services, direct primary care guarantees patients unlimited access to their physicians, Restrepo said. “It’s similar to concierge medicine, but the key difference is that these practices deliver basic health care at an affordable price with no insurance billing whatsoever.”

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The Hill’s Overnight Regulation: House to vote on ObamaCare calorie rule February 11, 2016

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An ObamaCare rule that would require restaurants to list the number of calories in the food they sell is running into resistance on Capitol Hill.

The bipartisan Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act backed by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) would loosen the requirements for restaurants and grocery stores. http://1.usa.gov/1QuRCzL

A companion bill introduced by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) has seen little action so far, but could make progress in the Republican-controlled Senate. http://1.usa.gov/1LjLTeo

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has faced bipartisan blowback since finalizing the menu labeling rules in November 2014. The agency eventually agreed to delay the regulation until after the upcoming presidential election — which would give a Republican president the opportunity to kill the rules altogether. http://bit.ly/1JRLWSa

The legislation would further weaken the rules by extending the delay for two years. Restaurants would also have the “flexibility” to post the calorie information online or on smartphone applications, saving them the expense of printing out endless combinations of foods on their in-store menu boards.

A previous version of the bill would have exempted most grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, and movie theaters that sell food — but that language was struck from the final legislation.

 

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The Hill’s Overnight Regulation: Republicans take on ‘midnight regs’ February 10, 2016

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Republican lawmakers took a preemptive strike Wednesday against the burst of last-minute rulemakings known as “midnight regulations” that they expect the administration to issue before President Obama leaves office.

During a House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing, Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said the president has rushed through a number of costly and burdensome rules over the last seven years, including the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards, the Waters of the U.S. rule and the Clean Power Plan, which the Supreme Court blocked on Tuesday.

“The speed at which these regulations are being finalized provide little certainty that these rules are based on a sound and transparent review of the underlying scientific data and analysis,” Smith said.

“The president’s regulatory overreach will cost billions of dollars, cause financial hardships for American families and diminish the competitiveness of American employers, all with no significant benefit to climate change, public health or the economy.”

Transparency in the rulemaking process took center stage at a Wednesday hearing.

“Even with subpoena power, this committee is having a hard time getting transparency from these agencies, especially the EPA, who fails to respond to our requests for their data, further models for information,” Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, said.

Karen Kerrigan, president and CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, testified that agencies need to be more transparent in how they calculate the economic impact of regulations, as well as the technical information that’s being used to justify the cost.

Sam Batkins, director of regulatory policy at the conservative American Action Forum, pointed to the All Economic Regulations are Transparent, or ALERT Act of 2015 when asked what else can be done to improve the rulemaking process.

That legislation, which passed the House last month, would force federal agencies to post information, including the cost-benefit analysis, of a regulation online for at least six months before the rule can go into effect.

 

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Big Brother Seeking to Get in Your Child’s Head — Literally

TNA-logo-Reflect 2With help and funding from the federal government, Big Brother is about to get inside your child’s mind — literally. Emerging technologies backed by the U.S. Department of Education are already being deployed in “education,” with federal education bureaucrats hoping to eventually use those tools to monitor and track everything from children’s “mindsets” and “attitudes” to their “emotions” and “cognitive processes.” Much of it is being pursued under the guise of improving and individualizing schooling. But the reality is probably not that simple. Experts have been warning about the trends for decades. Even a layman, though, can see the dire potential abuses of such technology.

Aside from official documents, the latest reports to document the troubling trend — albeit while trying to put a smiley face on the developments — come from Education Week. According to an article by Benjamin Herold published last month, under the guise of providing “personalized learning experiences,” new technology is targeting students’ “individual emotions, cognitive processes, ‘mindsets,’ and character and personality traits.” Apparently almost oblivious to the implications of entering into students’ minds under the pretext of “educating” them, the multiple Education Week articles and other reports on the issue come across almost as advertisements for Big Brother and his growing capabilities.

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Really? 6.5 Million active Social Security Accounts for people 112 years old or older

us-socialsecurityadmin-sealAccording to Donald Trumps book “Crippled America” page 158 it is so. But, there are only 35 known people of that age. So, if you were the head of Social Security would you not put a freeze on the 6.5 million accounts? Would you not require the people that claim to be 112 or older prove their age by birth certificate and a visit in person to a Social Security office? Shouldn’t the Social Security Office than confirm the birth certificate with said state before the freeze could be lifted? Think of the savings!

If, 6.5 million are receiving a SS check for $1,000. a month the total per month is $6,500,000,000. Multiply $6,500,000,000 by 12 equals $78,000,000,000 per year.

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Federally Administered Lands: The Original Intent

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The Tenth Amendment Center – Today, the federal government assumes the power to own and regulate about 1 million square miles of land within the United States. Despite this, the writers of the United States intended for the federal government to administer much less land, and only in certain cases.

Certainly, the sheer volume of land that the federal government maintains power over would be a shock to the founders. Being this the case, it is pertinent to point to the original intentions of those who wrote the Constitution and those who considered it as the definitive basis for the federal government’s boundaries.

Realizing that the legislature, executive office, and judiciary instituted by the proposed plan for government would require physical space, the writers of the Constitution sought to create a special administrative district that could facilitate the presence of the general government:

“To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States…”

This region of 100 square miles would be acquired through a deliberate grant of the state(s) it would be located in, and Congress would ultimately have to accept the location.

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House bills would allow concealed carry without a permit

gun-control-is-stupidMichiganradio.org – Gun owners in Michigan would be able to carry a concealed weapon without a permit under a package of bills introduced this week in Lansing.

Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, sponsor of one of the bills, said the permit requirement and related fees put an undue burden on lawful gun owners who want to conceal carry for self defense.

“It’s really just making sure that we’re protecting the rights of law-abiding citizens,” said Runestad. “Criminals will never adhere to any laws.”

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The North Carolina Constitution states in Article 1, Sec. 30: Militia and the right to bear arms – A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; and, as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they shall not be maintained, and the military shall be kept under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power. Nothing herein shall justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons, or prevent the General Assembly from enacting penal statutes against that practice. I ask shouldn’t the last sentence be removed?

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up United States v. Texas

ill imgGovernment Executive – The state of Texas and its traditional enemy, the United States government, both got a small surprise on Tuesday, when the U.S. Supreme Court granted review in the state’s challenge to the Obama administration’s program of “deferred action” for certain categories of undocumented immigrants.

The grant wasn’t surprising. Lower courts had put the new policy—one of President Obama’s major policy moves—on hold since last February. But the Court broadened the questions before it in a way that could, at least in theory, turn the dispute over the immigration order into a constitutional showdown.

Up until now, United States v. Texas hasn’t been a constitutional case; it’s been a much more ordinary disagreement over how to read the Immigration and Nationality Act. Since 2012, the Department of Homeland Security has been granting temporary “lawful presence” to some undocumented non-citizens who came here as children. This program was called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” Under “guidance” documents issued by DHS in November 2014, the DACA program was to be expanded, and matched with a second, even larger program called “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents,” which would grant “lawful presence” to an even larger group of undocumented aliens who have relatives lawfully in the United States. Administration lawyers had concluded that the language of the INA gave the Secretary of Homeland Security the discretion to conduct both programs.

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Undocumented Non-citizen – A person who is in a country in which he or she is not a citizen, without any legal right or permission to be present, and can be removed by that country. (Other terms have been used, including “illegal alien,” “undocumented worker,” “undocumented migrant.”) – umn.edu

Judge Makes Government Pay Legal Fees to Store Owner Whose $107,700 Was Seized by IRS

Civil-Asset-ForefeitureThe Daily Signal – A federal court delivered a victory to a North Carolina convenience store owner from whom the IRS had seized $107,700, directing the government to reimburse him for more than $20,000 in legal fees and expenses.

Lyndon McLellan, who owns a convenience store in Fairmont, N.C., already had won back the $107,700 the Internal Revenue Service took from him in 2014.

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the federal government is required to pay McLellan’s legal fees, his expenses, and interest earned on the money the IRS seized in a case that could set a “powerful precedent” for victims of forfeiture fighting to be made whole.

“When the government takes people’s property without justification and then tries to walk away—what this decision really stands for is the idea that the government doesn’t get to put the cost of its mistake on the person who has done nothing wrong,” Robert Johnson, a lawyer with the Institute for Justice, who represented McLellan, told The Daily Signal. Johnson added:

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Suggested read for research: Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again

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PS: This is not an endorsement of Trump. Just a suggestion for your research.

Trump Campaign Rally

February 10th: Clemson University, T. Ed Garrison Arena
1101 West Queen Street, Pendleton, SC 29670
Rally begins: 7:00 p.m.
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Why Free College Tuition is a Bad Idea

bad ideaCivitas – Calling something free doesn’t make it free. Nothing in life is free. It’s simply a matter of who pays the costs.

If a college education has value, why give it away?

If college becomes free for students, colleges will attract more young people who are not suited for college and more students will major in fields with little or no market value.

Anyone watching the higher education landscape these days can’t help but note the proliferation of articles calling for free tuition. President Obama’s January 2015 proposal to make the first two years of community college free spawned much of this discussion. While the proposal stalled, it did help to ignite a nationwide discussion.

Last month, The Chronicle of Higher Education ran “Nobody Should Have to Pay to Go to College,” by Kenneth W. Warren and Samir Sonti. Earlier this month, The New York Times ran an opinion piece by Stephanie Saul that advocated free tuition at Harvard to help fuel diversity. Political candidates are also entering the discussion. Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have offered proposals for free college and debt-free college respectively.

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Reining in Regulatory Growth

leaves-374246_960_720Carolina Journal – The John Locke Foundation’s First in Freedom Index ranks North Carolina No. 36 in the nation and No. 8 in our region in regulatory freedom. Even with regulatory reforms enacted every legislative session since 2011, there is still work to be done to ensure more freedom and less burden from government regulations.

A legislative committee is taking an in-depth look at rules and rule making in North Carolina and will make recommendations for further reforms. A state-level REINS Act is worth careful consideration.

As of March 2014, North Carolina had 21,751 rules in the Administrative Code, with 5,551 in health and human services, 3,253 covering occupational licensing boards, and 2,980 in environment and natural resources.

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Federal court strikes down NC congressional district maps

WRAL.Com – Three federal judges on Friday threw out the congressional voting maps the Republican-led General Assembly drew five years ago, ruling that two districts were gerrymandered along racial lines.

The ruling throws the March 15 primary into chaos, as the judges ordered state lawmakers to redraw the maps within two weeks and not to hold any elections for U.S. House until the maps are in place. A special session of the legislature would have to be called to approve new maps, and they might have to pass federal muster again.

Mail-in absentee voting started last week, and more than 8,000 ballots have already been requested, according to the State Board of Elections. It was unclear late Friday how many ballots have already been filled out and sent back in.

The three-judge panel ruled that the 1st Congressional District, which spreads like an octopus across northeast North Carolina and has a tentacle that dips into Durham County, and the 12th Congressional District, which snakes along Interstate 85 between Greensboro and Charlotte, were drawn specifically so that the majority of voters in each were black.

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North Carolina-based Voter Integrity Project revealed 149 people who appear to have voted in Florida and North Carolina in the same election.

Voter_Integrity_Project_NCFox13news.com – As you consider whom to pick for president next year, a man from Florida says he voted in three states in 2012. He’s just been prosecuted after a FOX 13 investigation revealed nearly 150 people appearing to vote in Florida and North Carolina in the same election.

When state lawmakers passed new voter laws, and when Governor Scott ordered a voter purge, they said they were trying to snuff out fraud. But FOX 13 chief investigator Craig Patrick collaborated on an investigation with FOX 35 political reporter Mike Synan that revealed a problem those efforts would likely have missed — people voting in multiple states in the same election.

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Supreme Court issues OPINIONS, does NOT MAKE LAW.

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1. The supremacy clause of the federal Constitution (Art. VI, clause 2) says that only the Constitution, laws made pursuant to the Constitution, and Treaties made under the authority of the United States are the supreme law of the land. Supreme Court “opinions” are NOT part of that supreme law.

2. Supreme court opinions are not “law” — they are OPINIONS on the cases [rightly or wrongly] before the Court. The ONLY ONLY ONLY federal law in this land is: The Constitution, Laws made by Congress which are permitted by the Constitution, and Treaties made by the President and the Senate which are permitted by the Constitution.

Supreme Court opinions are NOT LAW.

3. But the statists have managed to convince most Americans that the Supreme Court is THE highest law making body in the entire Country. If people would only read our federal Constitution and use their heads, they would have seen through this absurd claim 100 years ago. – Publius Huldah

COLOGNE: Google, Facebook and Twitter Yield to German Govt Demand to Censor Anti-Migrant ‘Hate Speech’

facebook-germanyBreitbart – The German government’s demand that social media giants Google, Facebook and Twitter remove what it calls anti-migrant ‘hate speech’ is having its first real test in the wake of the sickening sex attacks in Cologne over New Year’s Eve.

Breitbart London first brought news of the attacks to the English speaking world and sparked a global tide of outrage in the process.

Anyone in Germany appalled by the scenes we described, however, will find it difficult to express their disgust online because it might be branded as hate speech by the Berlin political class that shows more concern for the reaction from Germans than for the threat to social order from the migrants themselves.

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The Hill’s Overnight Regulation: Time running out for new Obama regs February 4, 2016

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Obama’s regulatory window is closing.

While there is disagreement among experts about the drop-dead date, most say the administration has only until the spring or early summer to pursue additional environmental, health and labor protections before Obama leaves office.

Sam Batkins, the director of regulatory policy at the conservative American Action Forum, estimated the president has until May 17 to issue regulations without fear that the next Congress or administration will reverse them.

“The administration generally knows this date and is aware of the Congressional Review Act, and members of Congress are aware as well,” he said.

Under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), lawmakers have 60 legislative days to overturn a regulation from the administration.

But if lawmakers are not in session for the 60 days before adjourning their final session, the clock resets, and the new Congress is given another 60 days to act.

That’s the very scenario that took place in 2001, the one time Congress succeeded in using the CRA to overturn a rule.

“It’s been used exactly once at the turn of the administration from Clinton to Bush to overturn [Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s] controversial ergonomics regulation,” said Stuart Shapiro, an associate professor and director of the public policy program at Rutgers University.

But the mere threat of a regulation being reversed is something the administration is eager to avoid, with the White House seeking to craft a legacy for the president that will stand the test of time.

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Legislators Worry About Revival of Common Core

Carolina Journal – Members of a state legislative panel are concerned that a new federal education law could keep in place controversial Common Core educational standards that dictate to states how students are taught and what they must learn.

Lawmakers quizzed state Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson on Tuesday during a meeting of the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee about the Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into law in December by President Obama.Barack-Obama

“I think there is an ongoing concern that there is an effort, perhaps, starting at the federal level to kind of rebrand [Common Core], or continue it,” despite heavy public opposition, said Rep. Bert Jones, R-Rockingham.

The new 1,059-page law, scheduled to take effect in the 2017-18 school year, is an update of the former Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as the No Child Left Behind Act.

The ESSA law provides “tremendous flexibility to the state while maintaining some of the requirements of No Child Left Behind,” Atkinson said.

The U.S. Department of Education has not released final regulations, so writing specific provisions in the state’s plan is difficult. The plan, which must align with the federal law, is scheduled for submission in December.

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