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  • House Republican leaders scrap education vote

    In a political embarrassment for Republicans, House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives.
  • White House threatens veto of bill to overhaul education law

    The White House threatened Wednesday to veto a Republican bill to overhaul the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law, calling the effort "a significant step backwards." The veto threat came as lawmakers began debate on the measure in the House. A...

    White House issues veto threat over No Child Left Behind bill

    The White House is threating to veto a Republican bill to fix the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law that is set for debate in the House on Wednesday, calling it "a significant step backwards." Republicans say the bill would restore local control...

    Universities press Congress for fewer rules

    Universities press Congress for fewer rules
    Some of the nation's top university officials, including the chancellor of the University System of Maryland, are calling on Congress to roll back what they see as a byzantine and ever-expanding system of federal regulations that is costing schools...

    A separate peace: GOP governors and the Medicaid expansion

    WASHINGTON When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence agreed to expand eligibility for his state's Medicaid program, he made sure to call it "reform" rather than "expansion." The change reflects both the unique, conservative features of Indiana's Medicaid plan as well...