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FreedomWorks Announces 9/12 Summit with Presidential Contenders

FreedomWorks will host a summit in Orlando, Florida on September 12, 2015 for grassroots activists to engage with the GOP presidential contenders. These activists will be the ones on the ground rallying support for their chosen candidates through phone calls, block walking, and social media.

07/06/2015
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ObamaTime: President Obama's Cool New Plan

On June 29 President Obama published a blog on Huffington Post announcing his “plan to extend overtime protections to nearly 5 million workers in 2016, covering all salaried workers making up to about $50,400 next year.”

07/06/2015
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Zombie Bank: Ex-Im Threatens to Rise from the Dead

We’ve barely finished sweeping up the confetti from our celebration of the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s long-overdue demise, and already, Congress is scheming to bring the thing back.

07/06/2015
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How Much Are ObamaCare Premiums Going Up In Oregon

The short answer is a lot.

07/05/2015
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Lawmakers take note: Americans believe a criminal conviction should be required before the government takes someone's property

Civil asset forfeiture is becoming a hot topic in the media. New stories of abuse, where innocent people's property and/or cash is seized by overzealous law enforcement, come out on a regular basis. FreedomWorks has highlighted several of these stories, including Joseph Rivers and Charles Clarke, both of whom lost their life savings of $16,000 and $11,000, respectively, through civil asset forfeiture.

07/02/2015
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Ohio Cuts Funding For Common Core Testing

According to the state of Ohio's two-year budget plan approved by Gov. John Kasich, there will be no more state spending on tests developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a program which has drawn the ire of parents and educators around the country. According to a recent Washington Post article:

07/02/2015
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Supreme Court Takes an Active Legislative Role

The Supreme Court has taken an active role in redefining, rather than simply interpreting, our country’s laws. Two clear examples of this can be seen in the two ObamaCare opinions written by Chief Justice Roberts, NFIB v. Sebelius and King v. Burwell. Whether it is calling a penalty a tax, or saying an exchange established by Kathleen Sebelius was established by the states, the Supreme Court is playing an active role in changing legislation.

07/02/2015
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Empower: Baltimore International Academy

07/01/2015
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Abuse of federal law allowed the government to steal this college student's life savings

Charles Clarke, after a long trip to visit relatives in Cincinnati between late 2013 and early 2014, was preparing to board a flight back to his home in Orlando when he was approached by local law enforcement working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). They claimed a ticket agent said his checked bag smelled like marijuana and began asking him about his travel plans because he had purchased a one-way ticket. They also asked whether he was carrying any cash.

07/01/2015
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Montana Teachers' Union Halts Much Needed Education Reform

While Montana parents are celebrating the new access to education tax credits, there is a giant upset over the still limited school choice in the state. This year, the Montana legislature proposed a whole slew of education bills during its session, ranging from Common Core repeal to greater school choice for parents. Yet, of the numerous bills introduced this year, only two education bills made it to Governor Steve Bullock's desk.

07/01/2015

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