| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:01 PM
President Obama traveled to this Southern city Friday to sell his new proposal for making community college as widely available as high school, the culmination of a tour outside Washington to promote policy initiatives aimed at the middle class.
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Passing legislation on a tight deadline--especially a bogus deadline--is invariably a formula for serious mischief. That's what's happening with a proposal to deal with a supposed crisis in worker pensions by allowing trustees to slash the pensions of...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:49 PM
The two war veterans running in the 8th Congressional District take markedly different views on the prospect of using U.S. ground troops against Islamic State militants
Political newcomer Larry Kaifesh, 47, of Carpentersville, said the U.S. must lead...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Two Republican lawmakers on Wednesday asked a U.S. labor agency for more information about a recent finding that fast-food chain McDonald's Corp could be held liable for the labor practices of franchisees, a view that has alarmed many businesses.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:51 PM
A group of six Republican lawmakers asked a federal labor board to reverse a preliminary ruling that expanded the definition of “employees” to include Northwestern University football players on scholarship, a decision that opened the door for...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:16 AM
The National Retail Federation named Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., as its Legislators of the Year.
The awards presentation was made during the Retail Advocates Summit, according to a news release.
“We thank Sen. Warner...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:14 AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- President Obama began a two-day bus tour here by laying out new proposals to address what he called a “crisis” of college affordability, including a new rating system that would reward universities that provide better value...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 11:35 AM
With a growing number of states rebelling against the No Child Left Behind law and stalled efforts in Congress to reform it, the Obama administration says it will grant waivers to liberate states from a law that it considers dysfunctional.
| Sep 22, 2011
| 7:03 PM
President Barack Obama is prepared to offer states that have embraced his administration's key education reform initiatives — including Maryland — a break from the most rigid requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, senior officials...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:01 PM
The Lehigh Valley's recovery from superstorm Sandy seemed to be proceeding slowly but surely on Wednesday, with streets coming to life and the area's electric utilities saying most power would be restored by the end of the weekend.
But the return to...
| Nov 21, 2011
The Penn State child sex-abuse scandal has prompted calls for a Senate committee hearing on whether stronger laws are needed to protect children from child abuse and neglect....