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WASHINGTON — An influential network of some of the country's wealthiest liberal political donors is steering resources to an advocacy group backing President Obama's agenda and to organizations working to pass immigration reform, providing a surge...
WASHINGTON -- For most Americans, Europe is out of sight and out of mind. We figure that the worst of its debt crisis has passed. Italy has a new government. To mute social unrest, some countries are slightly relaxing austerity policies. The European...
Tags: Government, Labor Markets, Germany, Spain, Government Debt
ReutersBy Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The United States might not hit the statutory limit on its debt until October, a policy research group said on Friday, giving Republican lawmakers more time to extract spending cuts from the Obama...
ReutersBy Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) - The popular U.S. tax deduction for mortgage interest is wasteful and does little to spur home ownership, economists from across the political spectrum said at a congressional hearing on Thursday, but many...
WASHINGTON — After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of eight senators is poised to offer a sweeping bill to rewrite the nation's immigration laws this week, taking advantage of a changed political alignment that, for the first time in...
WASHINGTON -- The discouraging March employment report, with a job increase of only 88,000, raises questions well beyond the dreary state of today's labor market. Prolonged high unemployment may be silently shredding the social fabric in ways that last...
MEXICO CITY — The new government of Mexican President Enrique Peņa Nieto has sought to downplay the deadly violence that has long haunted much of Mexico and that he repeatedly pledged to reduce. But the country's killers aren't cooperating....
Last year, carpool lanes on a portion of the 110 Freeway were converted to toll lanes. Preliminary data show average travel speeds have increased in the lanes formerly reserved for carpoolers, but traffic has slowed on the rest of the freeway. So for...
Chicago, Ill. - March 22, 2013, is the 20th anniversary of World Water Day. Although about 70 percent of the earth's surface is covered by water, only 0.001 percent is fresh and available for human consumption. The largest portion of this-70 percent-is...
Come next fall, students in grades two through five in School District 41 in Glen Ellyn will have two teachers: one for literacy and another one for math. It's the first phase of a three-year "Think Tank" implementation plan that was unanimously...
Tags: Government, Science, Teaching and Learning, Students, Culture
WASHINGTON -- The euro crisis is back. Actually, it never left. But there was an extended period, beginning last summer, when Europe's political, business and media elites convinced themselves the worst had passed. The European Central Bank (ECB) --...
Questions lingering after three hours of recent discussion on new methods of teaching in Glen Ellyn School District 41's four elementary schools this fall led officials to urge parents to attend meetings at each school to better understand what's coming....
Tags: Government, Teaching and Learning, Students, Teachers, Politics
May 4, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Apr 26, 2013 |Story| Reuters
Apr 25, 2013 |Story| Reuters
Apr 15, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Apr 15, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Apr 11, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Apr 10, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 22, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
Mar 12, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Feb 28, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Feb 26, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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