Politics

‘Common Core’ leads to uncommon political debate

‘Common Core’ leads to uncommon political debate

More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce leads establishment voices — such as possible presidential contender Jeb Bush — who hail the standards as a […]

Will Hillary Clinton run for President? She hasn’t decided

Will Hillary Clinton run for President?  She hasn’t decided

Hillary Rodham Clinton told a group of enthusiastic college students Saturday that she is “very much concerned about the direction of our country” but was still deciding whether to pursue another presidential campaign. During a forum at the Clinton Global Initiative University, Clinton fielded a question from Vrinda Agrawal, a student at the University of […]

Master politician Bob Strauss dead at 95

Master politician Bob Strauss dead at 95

Bob Strauss could work with anybody — Democrats and Republicans, Americans and Soviets, Israelis and Arabs. Playing the game and making the deal made his day. Of Strauss’ many accomplishments — earning a fortune in postwar investments, co-founding an international law firm, leading the Democratic Party, running one successful presidential campaign and surviving the loss […]

GOP leaders meet to try and resolve education discord

GOP leaders meet to try and resolve education discord

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and two top Tennessee Republicans are meeting at an upscale Nashville hotel Wednesday to discuss education policies that have caused divisions within the GOP around the country — including within the Tennessee General Assembly located across the street. Bush, whose potential presidential aspirations have been the subject of intense speculation, […]

Paul Ryan to try and soothe over racist remarks

Paul Ryan to try and soothe over racist remarks

Republican Representative Paul Ryan on Friday agreed to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus after members of the group branded his remarks about inner-city poverty this week “highly offensive”. The controversy began on Wednesday after Ryan said on William Bennett’s talk radio show, “Morning in America,” that there was a “tailspin of culture, in our […]

Republicans credit Obamacare in Florida House election

Republicans credit Obamacare in Florida House election

The Republican Party’s leadership was quick to claim their win in Tuesday’s special congressional election on Florida’s west coast as a landmark victory over President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, according to political analysts. But local Florida analysts say the narrow result was more likely a reflection of the district’s voter make-up, low turnout, and […]