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Where Obama Is Looking For Allies

AP | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

BY STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Stymied by a divided Congress, President Barack Obama appealed for help from the nation'...

Scott Walker: Emails Released This Week Are 'Old News'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says thousands of internal documents released publicly this week are "old news." Walker also added th...

A Brief Audit of Bill Gates' Common Core Spending

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

Bill Gates likes Common Core. So, he is purchasing it. In doing so, Gates demonstrates (sadly so) that when one has enough money, one can purchase fundamentally democratic institutions.

The Common Core Standards: Truths, Untruths and Ambiguities

Patte Barth | Posted 06.25.2013 | College
Patte Barth

Educators in 46 states and DC are deep in the process of implementing new "common core" standards into their classrooms. But an emerging anti-core backlash may render their efforts moot in several states.

O To Governors: 'We've Got More Work To Do'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling on governors of both parties to work with him. The president, during a White House dinner Sunday...

John Celock

GOP Gov. Blames 'Everybody' For Sequester

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican governor of Oklahoma blames both parties for the partisan gridlock causing the country to speed toward sequestration, the...

Leadership Intelligence: An Interview With Letitia Long of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Tom Fox | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Letitia A. Long is the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), which collects and analyzes geospatial intelligence in support of national security.

John Celock

Jan Brewer Snubs Obama, Declines To Attend White House Governors Dinner

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), in town for the National Governors Association conference, will skip a White House dinner Sunday honoring t...

Jason Cherkis

Children's Health Insurance Program Next On GOP Presidential Hopefuls' List Of Things To Avoid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Jon Huntsman announces his candidacy for the presidency next week, it's unlikely that he'll mention what Utah officials say is one ...

Obama, Biden Meeting With Governors At White House

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Anxious to ease deepening political tensions with the states, President Barack Obama on Monday told governors he wants to speed up ...

Obama Welcomes Governors To White House

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama welcomed the nation's governors to the White House on Sunday night, joking that the black-tie dinner shared ...

You Don't Have to Deny the Arts To Succeed: MS223 in The South Bronx, a 2010 Intel School of Distinction

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Richard Kessler

Ramon Gonzalez and his faculty at MS223 have managed to take time from test prep for reading and math to build in exchange for a quality arts program,...

New NGA Chief Becomes First Woman To Lead Major U.S. Intel Agency

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Letitia A. Long became the first woman director of a major U.S. intelligence agency Monday, taking her post as chief of the ...

The National Governors Association Takes Action to Reform Teaching - With No Teacher Input

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

The National Governors Association (NGA) and its educational arm, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), are writing national educational standards for mathematics and English language arts to be implemented by America's K-12 teachers -- with virtually no input from them.