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Loose borders libertarian Trump advisor Stephen Moore is trying to weaken him on free trade - 09/07/16
Last month, Donald Trump released lists of the members of his Economic Advisory Council. (He did it in two rounds, and therein lies yet another tale about Trump's incompetence.)
Yesterday the Department of Justice sued Alabama over that state's new anti-illegal immigration law, just as it sued Arizona over the law that Alabama's was modeled after.
Challenge for Teaparty: can you justify cuts to literacy programs (including Reading is Fundamental)? - 07/25/11
Earlier this year, spending by the Department of Education was cut by $750 million at least temporarily by ending or cutting back literacy and other programs. One of those affected was the organization Reading Is Fundamental; all the $24.8 million they were getting from the feds was eliminated.
Unpresidential: Whitehouse.gov promotes, misleads about anti-American DREAM Act (Stephanie Valencia) - 12/03/10
The White House blog has a completely unpresidential post called "10 Reasons We Need The DREAM Act"  in which staffer Stephanie Valencia  promotes - and misleads about - the anti-American DREAM Act. That bill would let the illegal aliens covered by it take college educations away from U.S. citizens and, depending on the version, would allow states to give some illegal aliens a better college tuition rate than some U.S.
Federal agencies in effect join boycott over Arizona immigration law (Education, Border Patrol) - 06/24/10
From this: Two federal agencies have joined the "boycott Arizona" trend and nixed conferences there out of concern over the state's immigration law, a Democratic Arizona congresswoman said, calling the development "very troubling." ..."It is very troubling when the federal government becomes involved in a boycott against our state," (Rep. Gabrielle Giffords) said in a written statement. "Although I personally disagree with the immigration law, it came about because of growing frustration over the federal government's unwillingness to secure the border. The federal government's participation...
Lesson plans for Obama schoolkids speech: read books about Obama, post Obama quotes on classroom wall - 09/08/09
From "Administration’s Suggestions for Teachers: Read Books about Obama, Post Obama Quotes on Classroom Walls" (link): The “corrected” lesson plans the U.S. Department of Education is suggesting that schools around the country use to turn President Obama’s speech to students today into a “teachable moment” still call for teachers to read books about Obama and to post quotations from Obama in large print on classroom walls. I've included below some choice quotes from the two lesson plans (for younger and older children) available in PDFs from ed.gov/admins/lead/academic/bts.html. The idea of...
Arne Duncan of the U.S. Department of Education writes (ed.gov/admins/lead/academic/bts.html): ...President Obama announced that on September 8 - the first day of school for many children across America - he will deliver a national address directly to students on the importance of education... This is the first time an American president has spoken directly to the nation's school children about persisting and succeeding in school. We encourage you to use this historic moment to help your students get focused and begin the school year strong. I encourage you, your teachers, and students to...
In this video segment from 2004, Margaret Spellings  described how Bush's original "guest" worker scheme would be open to *everyone*, specifically mentioning nurses, teachers, and high-tech workers. In brief, president Bush wanted to open (most of) the U.S. labor market to the world, including (previously) middle-class occupations. Oddly enough, the Democrats completely failed to highlight Bush's disastrous, anti- and un-American plans during the 2004 elections. If they had, John Kerry would be president today.