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No Child Left Behind Waivers Granted To 33 U.S. States, Some With Strings Attached

No Child Left Behind Waivers Granted To 33 U.S. States, Some With Strings Attached

Joy Resmovits  07.19.2012
By Thursday, the Obama administration will have waived 32 states and Washington, D.C. from No Child Left Behind -- sort of. U.S. Secretary...
Senate Refuses to Debate the DISCLOSE Act

Senate Refuses to Debate the DISCLOSE Act

07.18.2012
Voters will not stand by and let our political system be corrupted by unlimited secret money. Tell us where the money is coming from and...

Republicans Filibuster Post-Citizens United Transparency Bill

Paul Blumenthal  07.16.2012
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans blocked a bill Monday evening to increase transparency in campaign spending by independent groups. In...
Sen. Tom Coburn Takes Grover Norquist To Task For Anti-Tax Oath

Sen. Tom Coburn Takes Grover Norquist To Task For Anti-Tax Oath

Patrick Svitek  07.16.2012
Anti-tax zealot Grover Norquist provided a fresh rebuttal to an old critic Monday, accusing Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) of standing "alone"...

The Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus

07.16.2012
The caucus seeks to engage and empower each constituency involved in the anti-bullying movement. We need innovative solutions to combat...
Why This Is The Worst Congress Ever

Why This Is The Worst Congress Ever

07.13.2012
This week, the House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. On its own, such a vote would be unremarkable. Republicans...
Locking Johnny In Seclusion Doesn't Help Violent Students

Locking Johnny In Seclusion Doesn't Help Violent Students

Joy Resmovits  07.12.2012
During Elijah's early years in school, Debbie Jackson, his single mother, routinely came home to hear messages of his screams on her answering...
Small Business Tax Cuts Die In Senate Feud

Small Business Tax Cuts Die In Senate Feud

Michael McAuliff  07.12.2012
WASHINGTON -- The Senate failed Thursday to advance competing small business tax cut bills, killing all three in the ongoing partisan struggle...
The Return of the Nullifiers

The Return of the Nullifiers

07.12.2012
In this era of polarized politics, it is not surprising that some on the right are up in arms about the Supreme Court's recent decision...
College Completion Increasing At Glacial Pace

College Completion Increasing At Glacial Pace

Joy Resmovits  07.12.2012
The number of Americans with college degrees is inching up slowly, with about 100,000 more students holding post-secondary degrees in 2010...

My Member of Congress Just Resigned -- Now What?

07.11.2012
Given the extensive special election process, districts left behind when a Member of Congress calls it quits are inevitably without representation...
A Dangerous Combination of Callousness and Ignorance

A Dangerous Combination of Callousness and Ignorance

07.11.2012
Ending poverty and reversing unemployment may be complex, but feeding a child is not. If policymakers start to listen to the voices of...
Tailhook Whistleblower Demands Congress Investigate Lackland Sexual Assaults

Tailhook Whistleblower Demands Congress Investigate Lackland Sexual Assaults

07.11.2012
The mission of our military is to protect the American way of life and our freedoms, yet this very mission is compromised by leadership...
Senate Rolls Out Tax Cut Bill That Could Lead To 1 Million Jobs

Senate Rolls Out Tax Cut Bill That Could Lead To 1 Million Jobs

Michael McAuliff  07.10.2012
WASHINGTON -- The small business tax cut bill that the Senate is rolling out Tuesday would spark the creation of nearly 1 million jobs,...