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Joy Resmovits

No Child Left Behind Rewrite Passes

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

A lengthy overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act passed through a Senate education committee Wednesday, with senators voting 10-12 along party lines...

Joy Resmovits

Senators Clash Over No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

As the Senate's education committee began hearings on a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act Tuesday, partisan divides over the role of the federal...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Republicans Divided On Moving Obama's Judicial Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been signaling he may pick a fight on filibuster reform this summer, and a major litmus t...

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Dump Bush Legacy On No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

After Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, introduced his overhaul of the No Child Left Behi...

Senate GOP: Give Governors More School Say

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his successors would be relegated to cheerleaders for the nation's schools, and governors would...

Joy Resmovits

Has The Last Bastion Of Bipartisanship Fallen?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Once upon a time, education was a bipartisan issue, even in Washington. When it came to America's schools -- a point of bombastic rhetoric on the ...

GOP Senator Blasts Obamacare Move As Potentially 'Illegal'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) suggested Saturday that Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius may have broken the law by seeking donation...

Obama Nominee's Confirmation Vote Delayed

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats have delayed a confirmation vote on Labor Secretary-nominee Thomas Perez after Republicans threatened to use a separate...

Dave Jamieson

Jobs Crisis Takes Back Seat To Politics At Labor Confirmation Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmation hearing for labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez sounded a lot like a Justice Department oversight hearing on Th...

Michael McAuliff

Reid Pulls Gun Control Bill From Consideration

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) formally pulled legislation to curb gun violence from consideration Thursday, after the Senat...

Texas Official Retweets Noose Picture With Senators' Names

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

The chief oil and gas regulator in Texas tweeted a photo of a noose along with the names of the 16 Republican United States senators who voted to open...

Obama Plan Talks Sale Of Largest Public Utility

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Obama administration's 2014 budget is calling for a strategic review of the Tennessee Valley Authority, opening the possi...

GOP Lawmaker Pulls Pre-1913 Bill, Delays Vote After Criticism

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

A vote on Tennessee legislation to require U.S. Senate candidates to be nominated by the state legislature was delayed Monday by the bill's own Republ...

GOP Lawmakers Advance Bil Partially Ending Century Old Law

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

A Tennessee state Senate committee voted Tuesday to advance legislation that would partially end the direct election of U.S. senators in the state. ...

Ed Today: Arne Duncan Defends NCLB Waivers, Texas Testing Reduction

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Arne Takes The Stand As we reported yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan faced both praise and skepticism yesterday as he testified befo...

I Am a Gamer

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Dear U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, You are concerned about the effect of violent video games on children, so I wanted to explain.

Republican Seeks Return To 19th Century

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Tennessee is seeking a partial repeal of the direct election of U.S. senators in the state, but not before a fellow Repu...

Republicans Up Pressure On Obama Appointments

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Several Republican lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation to stop a labor board and consumer watchdog from enfo...

Jason Linkins

Lamar Alexander Says Videogames Are 'A Bigger Problem Than Guns' But No, They Aren't

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard several hours of testimony on gun violence, from luminaries up and down the spectrum of opinion on reducin...

Bennet Voted 'No' On Fiscal Cliff

Posted 01.02.2013 | Denver

Colorado's Democratic Senator Michael Bennet was one of eight senators to vote against a plan to skirt the fiscal cliff on Tuesday. Democratic Senator...

Scandal-Ridden Republican Finishes Election Cycle Nearly Broke And Without Allies

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

House Republicans rushed to deliver campaign cash to scandal-tainted Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) in the days leading up to the November elections ...

Joy Resmovits

Little Hope For Rewrite Of Expired Bush Education Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on the promise that his administration would oversee the rewriting of the expired No Child Left Behind Act. But four ...

Disrupting Congress

Charles Kolb | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Today's Congress is a paragon of inefficiency, rent-seeking, crony capitalism, wasted time, and public embarrassment. Coherent and timely legislating focused on the nation's top priorities seems to be an afterthought, at best

Group Left High And Dry

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel & Abby Phillip | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

A new group that hopes to tap into a rising appetite for a third-party presidential challenger has discovered that $30 million in secret cash can buy ...

ESEA Reauthorization: Everyone's Cards Are on the Table. Now Let's Make a Deal

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 03.14.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

Democrats across and beyond the nation's capital are up in arms about the ESEA reauthorization proposals released by House GOP leaders on Friday. Or at least they are pretending to be.