Many states taking a stand against Common Core

Many parents in New York State are refusing to allow their children to participate in the nation's first round of tests under the Obama Administration's controversial new standards system.
Correspondent Mike Tobin reports states are already dropping out just as the program is ramping up.

"Homeless" Man Has Shoes and Apartment

You may remember the touching story of a New York police officer who bought a homeless man a pair of shoes and socks last winter. Well, Jeffrey Hillman reportedly has several pairs of shoes and a New York apartment. He also has a very generous pastor who pays his utility bills. Hillman is a veteran who has been "working the streets...for years." Hillman, who has been seen barefoot and wearing a sign that reads "Homeless," says he has never asked for money and that people simply give it to him. 


 We want to know what you think-- does this make you less likely to give money to the homeless?

President Obama on Sandy Relief Bill


Office of the Press Secretary


January 2, 2013


Statement by the President on the Status of the Administration’s Supplemental Request to Congress for Response, Recovery and Mitigation Related to Hurricane Sandy


It has only been two months since Hurricane Sandy devastated communities across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut as well as other eastern states. Our citizens are still trying to put their lives back together. Our states are still trying to rebuild vital infrastructure. And so, last month, working closely with the Governors of the affected states, I sent Congress an urgent request to support their efforts to rebuild and recover. The Senate passed this request with bipartisan support. But the House of Representatives has refused to act, even as there are families and communities who still need our help to rebuild in the months and years ahead, and who also still need immediate support with the bulk of winter still in front of us.

When tragedy strikes, Americans come together to support those in need. I urge Republicans in the House of Representatives to do the same, bring this important request to a vote today, and pass it without delay for our fellow Americans.





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