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GOP rep: ‘Bullcrap’ to say taxpayers pay my salary

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) faced off with constituents at a town hall this week, telling the members of the audience that they don’t pay his salary. “You say you pay for me to do this? That’s bullcrap,” Mullin said at the town hall in Jay, Okla., according to a video of the incident. “I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got here and continue to through my company to pay my own salary. This is a service. No one here pays me to go,” he added. After…

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Gov. Mike Pence signs bill to ditch Common Core

Less than four years after Indiana became an early adopter of the national Common Core education standards, Gov. Mike Pence signed legislation Monday making Indiana the first state to opt out of the controversial school guidelines. But the law does not prohibit parts of Common Core from being written into new standards that are expected to be voted on by the state Board of Education late next month. Pence said his signing of Senate Bill 91 — one of 20 education-related bills he signed into law Monday — would make…

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