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Teacher survey: a schooling in Common Core?

A solid majority of teachers support the new Idaho Core Standards, according to a survey commissioned by a conservative group opposing the standards. In a survey of 402 teachers in December, conducted by the Idaho Freedom Foundation, 59 percent of

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Hoffman: Feds worse than ‘lecherous, drunken,’ panhandling uncle

Idaho Freedom Foundation Executive Director Wayne Hoffman says state policymakers “continue to suck up as much federal money as they can, even when our better judgment tells us we are on a dangerous course.” In an op-ed in Monday’s Twin

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Sen. Cruz’s reading list: Dr. Suess in prime time, Wayne Hoffman at 2 a.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz’s 21 hours of debate in favor of stripping funding for Obamacare featured a good deal of reading material, including a brief quote from Wayne Hoffman, executive director of the Idaho Freedom Forum. At just after 2 a.m.

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Was Lincoln anti-freedom? See free debate Tuesday in Boise

Loyola University Professor Thomas DiLorenzo, who argues martyred President Abraham Lincoln trashed the sovereignty of the Confederate states, will debate former Idaho Attorney General and Lt. Gov. David Leroy at the Morrison Center on Tuesday at 8 p.m. The event

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Former Sali aide Hoffman: Idaho could be the next Detroit

Idaho Freedom Foundation president Wayne Hoffman, former GOP Congressman Bill Sali’s spokesman during his two years in office, says $26 million in annual federal payments in lieu of taxes (PILT) is a “western welfare program” putting Idaho on the road

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Conservative blogger Michelle Malkin to headline Idaho Freedom Foundation July fundraiser

Michelle Malkin, rated No. 41 on Technorati’s list of Top 100 blogs, will keynote the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s annual Freedom Celebration July 26 in Star. Malkin also writes a syndicated column and appears on Fox News. Also speaking is Dr.

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‘Statists’ dominate Legislature 64-41, says Idaho Freedom Foundation

The Idaho Freedom Foundation’s report on the 2013 Legislature says 64 of 105 Idaho lawmakers, including House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, “favored expansion of government or statism” based on an analysis of 149 votes.

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Idaho Legislature will now archive audio and video of its work

The Legislative Council voted unanimously Friday morning to archive the digital records of the 2013 Legislature, reports Betsy Russell in her Eye on Boise blog. The Council, which governs joint decisions of the House and Senate, made the move after

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Here’s what I’m talking about, Wayne Hoffman

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My former Idaho Statesman colleague, Wayne Hoffman, has become a celebrated lobbyist, leading the fight against Gov. Butch Otter’s bill to establish a state-run health insurance exchange. Hoffman’s Idaho Freedom Foundation also operates an online news site, IdahoReporter.com, which has

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