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  • Senate committee examines Bush-era education law

    A Senate committee began debating legislation Tuesday that attempts to fix the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law by giving states more control in determining how to hold public schools accountable for student performance.
  • Grassley resistant to criminal justice overhaul, but says he's willing to talk

    WASHINGTON Sixteen senators and representatives accepted an invitation to the White House from President Barack Obama on Feb. 24 to discuss ways the administration and Congress could work together to pass a meaningful criminal justice overhaul....

    White House Brief: Things to know about Lincoln Chafee

    Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee made a surprise announcement Thursday that he was considering a Democratic presidential campaign in 2016. Key things to know about Chafee: ___ THE BRIEF Lincoln Chafee has built a reputation as a contrarian in...

    'No buzz, no whispers': Chafee's presidential bid a surprise

    From his former deputy, to a top aide, to lawmakers with whom he worked, no one knew Lincoln Chafee had presidential ambitions. The former Rhode Island governor shocked many, if not all, of his former colleagues Thursday when he announced he had formed...

    Former RI governor considering 2016 campaign

    Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who has often confounded the political establishment, said Thursday he had formed an exploratory committee to consider a Democratic presidential campaign and quickly labeled Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2002 vote to...