For months, when the Affordable Care Act was still swimming upstream through the legislative process, President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats courted Senator Olympia Snowe, a Republican from Maine, thinking she would respond rationally to enticements and provide Democrats bipartisan cover to reform the U.S. 853 more words
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Welcome back, anti CCSS Warriors, for Part 2 of my “STEM to STEaM: Ties to CCSS” article. In yesterday’s portion, you got the basic foundation of how STEM and Common Core became united. 1,189 more words
There was a time when the positions held by today’s GOP were considered extreme and inhabited the outer right-wing boundaries of the party. Yet with each election cycle what was once considered the Republican right-wing fringe has come to represent the Republican mainstream. 633 more words
ZURICH – FIFA President Sepp Blatter chaired an emergency meeting with continental soccer bodies Thursday while staying out of public view himself.
Blatter called together leaders of FIFA’s regions as world soccer is rocked by an American federal racketeering case. 349 more words
Think for a minute how Congress works. You get elected by raising money from donors large and small. The larger donors expect something in return. Because you want to be re-elected you give those favors by blocking legislation, introducing legislation or pressuring the federal bureaucracy in some manner. 578 more words