| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:33 PM
In 1981, Tennessee's 41-year-old governor proposed to President Ronald Reagan a swap: Washington would fully fund Medicaid and the states would have complete responsibility for primary and secondary education. Reagan, a former governor, was receptive. But...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON — Insurers aren't required to encrypt consumers' data under a 1990s federal law that remains the foundation for health care privacy in the Internet age — an omission that seems striking in light of the major cyberattack against...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:17 AM
Do students take too many tests?
Given the complaints about a high-stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the quality and quantity of the tests their students take. Congress is getting into the act, too.
On Wednesday, the...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 12:19 PM
The federal mandate to test U.S. school kids annually was at the center of a Senate panel's work on Wednesday to fix the long outdated No Child Left Behind education law.
The President George W. Bush-era education law dictates that states test...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:25 PM
Congressional Republicans renewed their assault Thursday on the Affordable Care Act, as the House passed legislation to redefine the law's definition of full-time work, a key detail that would affect how employers must provide health benefits to workers....
| Jan 15, 2015
| 5:56 PM
President Barack Obama surprised lunchtime diners at a Baltimore cafe Thursday with an unannounced stop to promote a proposal to guarantee paid sick leave for millions more American workers.
After lunch at Charmington's in Remington, the president...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 6:31 PM
Republicans, in control of both houses of Congress for the first time since Democrats passed Obamacare, are taking a new approach against the president's signature domestic policy achievement.
After years of symbolic but unsuccessful votes to repeal the...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The triumphant Republican class of 2014 formally took control of both halves of Congress last week, and here's what it has changed so far: not much.
The new GOP majority didn't vote to repeal President Obama's healthcare law. It didn't undo Obama's...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:58 PM
When President Obama travels to Tennessee on Friday, Air Force One will be carrying some unusual cargo: Republicans.
Obama began a three-state tour this week by highlighting areas where he intends to keep going it alone despite new Republican majorities...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:56 AM
President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce.
| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:21 AM
President Barack Obama's announcement last night that he is using his executive authority to shield millions of immigrants from deportation in order to focus enforcement on dangerous and violent criminals touched off howls from Republicans before he...