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Bobby Jindal is suing the feds

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is suing the federal government and reminding voters that he'd like to run for president in 2016.

Jindal on Wednesday announced he was filing suit over the Common Core education standards because, he claims, they represent an unconstitutional encroachment on states' rights. "Common Core is the latest effort by big government disciples to strip away state rights and put Washington, D.C., in control of everything," Jindal said in a statement.

Developed by the states around the turn of the decade, the Common Core standards outline what students should learn in school. The Department of Education has used $4.3 billion in grants to incentivize the adoption of the standards, hence Jindal's claim the feds "hijacked and destroyed" the initiative.