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  • Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

    Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This "opt-out" movement remains scattered but is growing fast in some parts of...
  • Defends Mikulski

    Paul Rossi's short slam of retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (The Capital, April 5) takes on the mantle of the reactionary Republicanism of the John Birch Society as filtered by the moral and political ethos of today's tea party. Rather than bothering...
  • Christine O'Donnell responds to FEC complaint

    Former U.S. Senate candidate and tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell is fighting back against Federal Election Commission allegations that she illegally used at least $20,000 in campaign contributions to pay rent and utility bills at a Delaware town...
  • Marco Rubio better be prepared for a good look at his record

    Marco Rubio better be prepared for a good look at his record
    To those who believe that Marco Rubio lacks the experience to be president, consider that his resume surpasses Barack Obama's when he announced his candidacy eight years ago. Obama had been a state senator for six years, never gaining a leadership...
  • Former Senate candidate gets probation in sex abuse case

    A former state Senate candidate who faced the possibility of life in prison on charges of repeatedly molesting a young, male neighbor more than 25 years ago was sentenced Friday to a year of probation for unlawful sexual contact. Eric Bodenweiser, 56,...
  • The proposed fast-track compromise isn't much of a compromise

    The proposed fast-track compromise isn't much of a compromise
    What's gotten into this Congress? Fresh off of bipartisan deals on two excruciatingly tough political issues -- funding the Department of Homeland Security despite Republicans' fierce opposition to President Obama's executive actions on immigration, and...
  • Bipartisan agreement gives trade pact a boost

    Bipartisan agreement gives trade pact a boost
    Congressional leaders reached agreement Thursday on a bipartisan bill that should ease passage of a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal, giving a boost to one of President Obama's top foreign policy goals but putting him in an unusual alliance with...
  • Marco Rubio: New face -- with old ideas

    You must admit, it is amusing. One of the biggest complaints we've heard from Republicans about Barack Obama is: Boy, were we wrong to elect a first-term senator as president. We'll never make that mistake again! Now look at Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco...
  • How Sen. Corker became Mr. Fix-It and forged deal on Iran

    WASHINGTON Fighting to get Congress a voice on an Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Bob Corker found himself in an increasingly familiar spot in the thick of a difficult situation. And loving it. "I do enjoy it because I enjoy us doing things that are going to...
  • 'Our country has always been about the future,' Rubio says as he launches presidential campaign

    'Our country has always been about the future,' Rubio says as he launches presidential campaign
    MIAMI — Marco Rubio confirmed Monday that he's running for president, formally setting out on a course he's been navigating for months as he assembled a campaign infrastructure. Now he begins a new, much more public endeavor: introducing, and...
  • Rubio bid sets off scrutiny and attacks

    Rubio bid sets off scrutiny and attacks
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio's plunge into presidential politics is a high-stakes political gamble. He gives up a hard-won Senate seat in two years while setting off fierce attacks from Democrats and a host of critics. If Rubio falls short of...