After Keystone failure, Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu faces tougher re-election odds

Monday, 17 November 2014 20:25
BATON ROUGE, La. — A failed effort to push approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress behind her, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu now faces an even greater challenge to win a runoff election next month. After narrowly leading the field on Nov. 4 as her party lost control of the Senate, Landrieu had pinned her bid for re-election on championing approval for the long-delayed Canada-to-Texas pipeline during the lame-duck Congress.
After Keystone, Landrieu faces tougher re-election
Monday, 17 November 2014 20:08
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu (LAN'-droo) faces an even greater challenge to win a runoff election next month after failing to push approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress. After narrowly leading on Election Day, the Louisiana Democrat had pinned her hopes for re-election on championing approval for the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline during the lame-duck Congress.
Strauss: A paradigm shift schools need now — and it’s not Common Core, tech or rigor
Monday, 17 November 2014 20:00
(iStock) Marion Brady is a veteran educator who has long argued that public education needs a paradigm shift, though not the same one that school reformers who push the Common Core State Standards, school choice and vouchers want to see. What Brady and like-minded educators say is needed is an overhaul in what and how students learn. You can see some of his earlier pieces on this here (Why Common Core isn’t the answer), here…
Letter: Build on Common Core
Monday, 17 November 2014 19:13
I just received my son’s SAGE test results; after discussing them with him, I came up with some conclusions regarding Common Core and the SAGE test. On the areas where my son didn't do as well as expected, he said he couldn’t figure out how to put the answers in on the computer. He literally had to guess and hope it was correct.
Hundreds speak out against Common Core in Johnson City
Monday, 17 November 2014 17:32
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The controversy surrounding Common Core in Tennessee continues as hundreds of parents in Johnson City speak out against the education standards. New Elizabethton City Council members sworn inRead the latest StormTrack 5 ForecastLatest 'Top 5 Tuesday' rankings releasedRiley leads ETSU rout of UVa-WiseHolocaust survivor shares her experience with ETSU studentsTwo Tennessee state senators filed a bill on Monday to repeal Common Core.
Keystone Fails in the Senate—for Now
Monday, 17 November 2014 11:23
Mary Landrieu probably wouldn't have won her run-off election in Louisiana even if the Senate had passed her last-ditch bid to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Tuesday evening. But the measure's defeat by just one Democratic vote likely marks a sad final chapter to her three-term tenure. Having secured 59 votes, including all 45 Republicans, Landrieu needed just one more Democrat to meet the filibuster-proof threshold of 60.
Bobby Jindal administration: Midyear budget cuts won't include Louisiana higher education
Monday, 17 November 2014 09:34
Budget cuts are coming but Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration said higher education will be spared when it slashes state spending later this month. "We are going to make sure we sustain our investments in higher education," said Kristy Nichols, Jindal's chief administrator, after a state budget meeting last week. Facing a midyear state budget shortfall of $171 million, the administration is expected to announce its plans for closing the financial gap at a Friday (Nov.
All politics is not local in Louisiana's Senate race: Jeremy Alford
Monday, 17 November 2014 07:46
In an election where the lead candidates have occasionally come off as puppets with strings stretching some 1,200 miles away to Washington, D.C., it was a nice change of pace having the Senate race grounded in Louisiana recently. And by grounded, I mean both U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Congressman Bill Cassidy were not only on our TV screens during the last leg of the primary, but also at our tailgates and community meetings.
Jeb Bush, Common Core and 2016
Monday, 17 November 2014 07:18
By Beth ReinhardFormer Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks on Jan. 29, 2014 in Hollywood, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)Associated Press When Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hosts his educational think tank’s annual conference this week, his support for Common Core national academic standards will be center stage as he weighs a presidential campaign. Conservative activists who view Common Core as a federal incursion into local schools could disrupt Mr.
Senator Landrieu's Hail Mary goes beyond Keystone XL pipeline
Monday, 17 November 2014 06:50
Washington — It’s Hail Mary time for Mary Landrieu. The embattled Louisiana Democrat, facing long odds in her quest to win a fourth term in the Senate, will get her vote Tuesday on the Keystone XL pipeline. After years of delay by the Obama administration over whether to proceed with the controversial project, the Democratic Senate leadership is taking the issue to the Senate floor.

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