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Eye On Boise archive for June 2014



Common Core and the role of Bill Gates

The Washington Post has published an extensive story tracing the role of Bill Gates in the Common Core state standards for school student achievement; it’s online here, under the headline, “How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution.” The article, which calls the…

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Hagel defends secrecy of Bergdahl rescue

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress today that officials of Qatar negotiating the release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the U.S. that "time was not on our side" and a leak about the exchange would sabotage the deal, the AP reports. Hagel…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

Labrador: ‘Leave the Bergdahl family alone’ 

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador was asked about the prisoner swap that freed Idaho Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl during his monthly “Conversations with Conservatives” session with reporters and the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. this morning, and about comments from Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe that the focus…

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MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014

Three vie for state GOP chairmanship

Idaho's contentious primary election last month left GOP leaders calling for unity in the state's largest political party, but the AP reports that just who should lead that effort will likely be determined by a three-way race for the party's chairmanship. Hundreds of Idaho Republican…

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From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Steven Thayn, Janie Ward-Engelking, and host Melissa Davlin on Idaho Public TV's "Idaho Reports" on Friday (Idaho Public TV / Seth Ogilvie)

This week on Idaho Reports...

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public TV examines recent political developments, from the Boulder-White Clouds to the impact of the primary election results. I join Jim Weatherby, Sen. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett, Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking, D-Boise, and co-host Melissa Davlin for a discussion of impacts on…

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