April 14, 2016

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'Huge' education bill leaves Volusia schools scrambling

"This will be a tremendous challenge for school boards and school districts to manage,” said Ruth Melton, director of government relations with the Florida School...

Time to Honor Our April 14, 2004 Commitments to Israel

(blog) (blog)Later, Congress would add its support to the letter's terms by lopsided margins—95 to 3 in the Senate on June 23 and 407...

Jackson airport board expansion gets final nod from Senate

The Mississippi Senate on Thursday passed the final version of a bill to expand the governing board of the state's largest airport, but only after...

Early voting gets underway in county

John Kasich — has the nomination in hand, and supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders look to cut ... Andy Harris faces challenges from former Cecil...

Panama Papers Offer More Evidence That Free Trade Isn't Really Free

The players: President Obama, former President Bill Clinton, their mutual friend, inside-the-Beltway wheeler-dealer Vernon Jordan, and former US Trade Representative Ron Kirk. Start with Clinton.

And the Old Duff shall have his day

Michael Dennis Duffy, who has been facing 31 bribery, fraud and breach of trust charges. Back when the trial was underway last August, the senator's...

Arkansas Senate Blocks Medicaid Funding, Legislature Will Reconvene Tuesday

LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Arkansas Republicans blocked funding for the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion Thursday (April 14). The Senate voted 25-10 in favor of funding...

Senate passes bill to keep genetic test results private

Cowan said there is evidence of Canadians being sidelined at work, forced into early retirement or put under increased surveillance after their employer became aware...

New Bedford gets $5 million to extend Hurricane Barrier walkway

Mitchell said he invited State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack and Highway Administrator Tom Tinlin to the city to view the harborwalk and seek their support...

Trudeau's Senate leader asks for $800K office budget

If you want the government leader's budget abilities, that sort of thing, you have to assume the government leader's responsibilities — things like question period,"...

The Labor Question Hillary Hasn't Answered

Joseph A. McCartin Professor of History, Director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University ... Since 1959 every effort...

2012 voter turnout in Del Norte

Meanwhile, Senate Bill 477, approved by Brown last year, allows voters up to eight days after an election to “cure” their ballot — cure meaning...

Celebrating 56 Years on the Bench and Bar

Combining the doctrinal sensitivity of Felix Frankfurter, the scholarly tradition of John Marshall Harlan II, the artfulness of William Rehnquist, and the pretentiousness of Warren...

'Confirmation' plays it safe on Hill-Thomas story

The HBO film, airing on Saturday, April 16, recounts the story of the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991 and...

Chinese charter school fights for new high school in Hadley

HADLEY — Leaders of a Chinese-language charter school want to build a new high school and more than double the size of the student body,...

Trudeau's new Senate point man wants $800Gs to do job

Peter Harder told a Senate committee Thursday morning that he wasn't asking for anything more or less than what Conservative Sen. Claude Carignan received when...

Local TV Stations Concerned About Trump's Ability To Get Free Airtime

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to an audience at a rally at the David Lawrence Convention Center on April 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Television|After OJ, 'Confirmation' Revisits Another '90s Flashpoint: Anita Hill vs. Clarence Thomas

(With some help from the Kevin Bacon-Elizabeth Perkins movie of the same year.) But for every he and she in such a ... The film...

Local lawmakers react to session; Calvert's pot block request goes nowhere

... state budget does not bring with it any new taxes, but it doesn't include tax relief either, which Gov. Larry Hogan (R) sought. “Once...

Rep. Van Hollen Seeking Black Voters

Washington PostMaryland State Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-District 43) supports Van Hollen and is not happy about the ad that the Edwards' camp has put...

Speaker warns of communists in American government

Other speakers included Rep. Merrill Beyler and his opponent, Dorothy Moon, plus Wayne Hoffman, President of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, and Elizabeth Allan Hodge, Executive...

Honor Roll: Blackhawk High School

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Peter Harder, Liberals' Point Man In Senate, Wants $800K To Set Up Shop

Independent Liberal Sen. Larry Campbell said neither Carignan nor Cowan would have been required to answer the same questions facing Harder. "Planning, how I'm going...

Which N.J. lawmakers actually got the most laws made last year?

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) and Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) hold the top leadership posts in the legislature and control the agendas of their...

Senators head North to study Inuit housing crisis

But, Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson, deputy chair of the committee, says the situation in those communities is far different than in Inuit regions, since the...

The Anita Hill saga was so gripping in 1991. Why is HBO's 'Confirmation' so flat?

“Confirmation,” premiering Saturday on HBO, is a movie rather than a series (sensibly so), taking us back to the queasy and infuriating few days of...

Where sh*t stands in Tampa Bay's 2016 legislative races

(blog) (blog)In a fourth race – the one for Senate District 18 – Tampa Republican Rep. ... The majority-minority seat covers parts of west...

Three senators repay Senate for travel expense claims deemed unjustified

On Wednesday, Conservative senators Jean-Guy Dagenais and David Tkachuk, the former chairman of the Senate committee that oversaw the spending rules, paid back money Binnie...

Ray Thornton of Congress, court dies at 87

Thornton, 87, was hospitalized earlier in the month at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock after falling ill. He was moved...

How Plutocrats Cripple the IRS

(See companion piece by Reuven Avi-Yonah, page 63.) Among the more egregious examples of tax abuses are ... The Senate Permanent Investigations Subcommittee reported in...

Senator Clinton Served New York; In Primary, She Wants Payback

In eight years as New York's U.S. senator, Hillary Clinton was sole sponsor of just three laws: a post office designated for a military hero,...

Human Rights Record of the United States in 2015

"Justice for Freddie" protests were staged in Baltimore, demonstrators in Chicago took to the street to demand justice in the death of Laquan MacDonald, and...

Do we need a White House press corps?

It was a quiet day in the White House press room until Chairman John Stennis of the Senate Armed Services Committee upstaged President Lyndon Johnson.

The Hollywood Actress Who Lost a Senate Seat to Richard Nixon

Her defeat to Nixon marked the end of Douglas' time in public office, thus ending one of the most promising political careers of any woman...

Panama Papers Offer More Evidence That Free Trade Isn't Really Free

And Vernon Jordan? This one-time civil rights leader and champion of poor folks is now one of the richest corporate lobbyists in Washington. As we...

MONICA CROWLEY: The left's long war against Clarence Thomas

Instead of celebrating and honoring a black man who rose from grinding poverty in the segregated South to sit on the nation's highest court, the...

Ray Thornton of Congress, court dies at 87

Thornton, 87, was hospitalized earlier in the month at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock after falling ill. He was moved...

Good Thursday morning to you…

(subscription)The Ottawa International Writers Festival presents a talk and book launch by former senator Hugh Segal, hosted by Policy Options editor Jennifer Ditchburn. Justice...

Good Thursday morning to you…

(subscription)The Ottawa International Writers Festival presents a talk and book launch by former senator Hugh Segal, hosted by Policy Options editor Jennifer Ditchburn. Justice...

We've had enough of tax cheats

The Prince Edward Island senator was on a lonely mission for years, speaking across Canada, in the United States and Europe about offshore tax shelters.

What to do in Wilkes-Barre, April 14-24

FROM THE MAINLINE / A CONTEMPORARY SURVEY OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD, through April 30, Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Michael Froio will present his...

Educators, others file in on first day to run for office

Meredith was one of about 250 people who filed as candidates on the first of a three-day period that continues through Friday. Up for election...

New study: Expanding KidsCare would give Arizona $75 million jolt

That would result in a net cost of $27 million to Arizona, Grand Canyon Institute's David Wells said. But Wells noted that scenario assumes a...

Senate Liberals Invite Independents To Work With Them

Harper appointees Diane Bellemare, Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Jacques Demers, Michel Rivard and John Wallace all now sit as independents. Longtime Conservative Senator David Tkachuk said the...

Garneau takes shot at Tories over Quebec Bridge repair estimates

“The Conservative government – Mr. (Denis) Lebel before – had said (that) it will cost $200 million,” he reminded independent Senator Michel Rivard, who asked...

Bill Clinton: Rewriting the History of His Crime Bill

and a Democratic-controlled Senate run by Majority Leader George Mitchell. The Newt Gingrich Republican ... Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), John Conyers (D-Mich.), John Lewis (D-Ga.), Charlie...