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Undocumented Texas A&M students hope to reframe debate over ‘Texas DREAM Act’

By | 10.03.11 | 5:57 pm

The Texas law offering in-state college tuition to undocumented immigrants has drawn instant criticism to Gov. Rick Perry in his presidential bid, even from some in Texas who, till recently, had been quiet about the whole thing.

Americans believe feds waste 51 cents of every dollar, think states waste less

By | 09.19.11 | 6:22 pm

A new Gallup poll finds, on average, Americans believe 51 cents out of every dollar the federal government spends is wasted, a new high since the question was first asked in 1979.

Education to get $55 billion boost in Obama’s jobs plan

By | 09.09.11 | 2:10 pm

Within president Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill he announced Thursday in an address to a joint session of Congress, some $55 billion would go directly to K-12 educators and renovations to nearly 35,000 schools.

The speech has won plaudits from labor groups and most of the Democratic base for its More…

School choice trailblazer currently at odds with fellow reformers awarded for work in voucher movement

By | 05.13.11 | 3:19 pm

Dr. Howard Fuller, a longtime advocate for school choice options in inner cities who recently came out against aggressive voucher expansion in his home state of Wisconsin, was recognized with an award this week for his work in the movement.

The John T. Walton Champions for School Choice Award More…

Majority of Republicans want a third party for the first time

By | 05.10.11 | 11:16 am

For the first time since Gallup began polling the public on the issue, a majority of Republicans back the establishment of a third political party. Although support for a third party among all Americans is actually down from last year, the rise of the tea party may be responsible More…

Poll: Majority of Republicans support rights for same-sex couples

By | 05.06.11 | 9:28 am

A survey of more than 1,000 Republicans by Public Policy Polling shows that self-identified members of the party support legal rights for same-sex couples even if they aren’t backing gay marriage.

Iowa 2012 GOP Presidential Power Rankings: The Hawkeye State is still wide open

By | 04.25.11 | 12:21 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Image by Matt MahurinIn this fourth edition of The Iowa Independent’s 2012 Presidential Power Rankings, the panelists give nods to their widest field of potential candidates thus far, spreading their predictions between 13 individuals. Most also see 2012 shaping up as an outsiders-versus-establishment gambit, with the establishment winning if the grassroots are fractured. More…

GOP debate pushed back because there are (almost) no candidates

By | 03.31.11 | 10:49 am

The first GOP presidential candidate debate of the 2012 election season has been postponed, according to

Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty

In Maine, Republican lawmakers go after unions, labor

By | 03.24.11 | 1:00 pm

As battles between Republican state governments and unions continue to rage in Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado and elsewhere, another state has entered the fray. Maine was among the states that saw seismic change in its government following the 2010 elections. The governor’s office and both houses of the More…

Tim Pawlenty’s vocal migration

By | 03.18.11 | 1:25 pm

Maybe it’s the charges of elitism that have dogged native sons like Al Franken, Bob Dylan and the Coen brothers, but for whatever reason, being from Minnesota doesn’t always telegraph populism or relatability to the American people at large. Or at least that’s what 2012 presidential hopeful (and former Minnesota More…