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Dana Liebelson

Republican Presidential Contenders Are All Alone On The Anti-Vaccine Train

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Republican presidential contenders are waffling on the issue of vaccinations, a bipartisan group of senators sought on Tuesday to ...

Rule No. 84: Diane Ravitch's Other Letter to Lamar Alexander

Peter Cunningham | Posted 02.02.2015 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Education historian and reform critic Diane Ravitch recently sent an open letter to Senator Lamar Alexander with recommendations for rewriting No Chil...

Paul Blumenthal

Groups With Liberal Ties Tapped To Re-Elect The GOP Establishment

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) got a boost in the last election from a little-known nonprofit called Citizens for Responsible Energy Sol...

Joy Resmovits

Liberal Advocates Are Aligning With Congressional Republicans On This Education Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

At the end of every school year, Stephen Lazar, a New York City social studies teacher, would stand in front of his students and apologize to them for...

Duncan's Scapegoat Ate His Homework

Michael Beyer | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Michael Beyer

If the theory of action behind NCLB is that better education will lead to less disparity, the data suggest this theory is dead wrong.

An Open Letter to Lamar Alexander: Don't Forget Rule #84 in 'The Little Plaid Book'

Diane Ravitch | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Diane Ravitch

Just say no to annual testing. No high-performing nation does it, and neither should we. We are the most over-tested nation in the world, and it's time to encourage children to sing, dance, play instruments, write poetry, imagine stories, create videos, make science projects, write history papers, and discover the joy of learning.

Joy Resmovits

Democrats and Republicans Agree: It's Time To Rewrite No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

When Sen. Patty Murray's (D-Wash.) children were young and their preschool stood on the brink of closure, she snapped into action. She gathered them i...

Joy Resmovits

The Obama Administration Officially Wants This Major Education Law Rewritten

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

After years of dancing around Congress to help states evade the No Child Left Behind Act, the Obama administration thinks it's time to go back to the ...

Republicans Push To Update No Child Left Behind

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Re...

NSA Debated Phone Tracking Before Edward Snowden Leaks

AP | KEN DILANIAN | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Years before Edward Snowden sparked a public outcry with the disclosure that the National Security Agency had been secretly collec...

The 2014 Elections and the Future of Black America

William Lynch III | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
William Lynch III

No matter where you stand on the issues, you must concede that there will be extreme gridlock for the next two years: Congress will block President Obama's appointments, while in turn the president will use up a lot of ink with a steady stream of vetoes when Congress passes bills to undermine his agenda.

Gordon Ball Loses Midterm Election For Senate In Tennessee

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Gordon Ball was defeated in Tuesday's midterm election for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee, losing to incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander (R). Bal...

Alexander Defeats Ball In Tennessee

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Lamar Alexander, a Republican senator from Tennessee, was re-elected on Tuesday in the midterms. Alexander, who was first elected to the Senate in ...

Alexander Wins Re-Election

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) won re-election to the U.S. Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections, according to the AP. Alexander defeated his Democ...

Hobby-Nobbing: Company Men and Republicans Attack Privacy This Election

Hans Johnson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Less than a century ago, in 1920, Tennessee lawmakers ratified the 19th Amendment that allowed American women the right to vote in federal elections. The current drive by Republicans and corporate allies to uproot safeguards for privacy and women's rights undermines that legacy.

Senator Alexander Needs to Read the NLRA

Larry Cohen | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Sen. ​Lamar Alexander has become the newest worst expert on U.S. labor law. Instead of upholding the law as required by his oath of office, he wants to gut it while claiming to reform it.

Dave Jamieson

The Clever GOP Plan To Create Even More Gridlock

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans say they have a plan to save U.S. labor law from partisanship and dysfunction. But their prescription for reform coul...

Dem Gubernatorial Nominee Wants To Send Governor To Electric Chair

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

Charlie Brown, a retired engineer with no political experience but interesting views, was chosen Thursday as the Democratic nominee for governor of Te...

Sam Levine

Laura Ingraham Criticizes National Conservatives In Wake Of Tea Party Candidate's Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two months after she helped a little-known conservative defeat Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in June, radio host Laura Ingraham on Friday cal...

Lamar Alexander Defeats Tea Party Challenger In Tennessee Senate Primary

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will once again have a shot at representing the state of Tennessee in the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Th...

Republican Faces Two Tea Party Challengers

AP | By ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Lamar Alexander became the latest U.S. senator to fend off a tea party challenge in a primary race Thursday, defe...

Minimum Wage, Minimum Age: Republicans Continue to Fight

Gerry Myers | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

The media, Congress and American workers are talking about raising the minimum wage nationally. So why hasn't an increase been passed? Who opposes raising the minimum wage? Not average Americans. Not even most Republicans. The answer: Republicans in Congress.

Samantha Lachman

7 Primaries You Should Watch This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since Congress has left town for its five-week recess and focus is turning elsewhere, this week's elections across the country will be m...

Talking Points Trump Truth in Message-Driven Washington

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Politicians have misled voters for as long as there have been politicians. At times, though, and not so long ago, it was not a death wish to claim to be a moderate willing to work with members of the other party. That's hardly possible when message makers call the shots.

Sam Levine

Immigration Activists To GOP: You're Dead To Us

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dressed in black and carrying a mock coffin, a coalition of immigration activists paraded through the halls of the Dirksen and Hart Sena...