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Best Practices of State Bullying Policies

Secretary Duncan issued a technical assistance memo highlighting key components of strong state bullying laws and policies.

New Board Members for Postsecondary Improvement Fund

Secretary Duncan announced 13 new board members for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

Best Practices of State Bullying Policies

Secretary Duncan issued a technical assistance memo highlighting key components of strong state bullying laws and policies.

New Board Members for Postsecondary Improvement Fund

Secretary Duncan announced 13 new board members for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

Biden backs funding more police to fight crime wave

Amid claims his party is soft on crime, the president backs hiring more police beyond pre-pandemic levels.

Biden: Insurrectionists ‘need nukes’ to take on US government

The president says rebels would need more than guns to take on the nuclear-armed US government.

Biden backs funding more police to fight crime wave

Amid claims his party is soft on crime, the president backs hiring more police beyond pre-pandemic levels.

Biden: Insurrectionists ‘need nukes’ to take on US government

The president says rebels would need more than guns to take on the nuclear-armed US government.

Goretzka’s late equaliser saves German blushes as Hungarians prove a tough test

Almost out of Euro2020, Germany’s late strike secures not only progress but a delicious last-16 tie with old enemies, England.

Ronaldo closes in on goals record as draw with France ensures progress

The Portuguese superstar is now level with the Iranian record-holder with 109 international goals.

How a cute baby elephant sheds light on China’s quest for soft power

In a bid to shape international public opinion about China, President Xi Jinping told senior officials that the country needed to present a more “credible, lovable, and respectable” image of China. This surprising formulation is more than a call to tame the “Wolf Warrior” rhetoric. The key word here is ke ai, translated by the official media as “lovable”. But ke ai literally means “cute”.The idea of cuteness as soft power may seem odd on the face of it. But the rapid spread of what we can term…

How society can help working care providers handle coronavirus pandemic strain

Most of us have seen headlines, and perhaps even research reports, on the impact of Covid-19 on women in the workforce. In various countries, large numbers of women have left the workforce because of the pressures of caring for and home-schooling children. What has received less attention is the impact of the pandemic on people who carry out other types of caring responsibilities. Because of a combination of cultural norms, family values and the limited availability of state support for care,…

How a cute baby elephant sheds light on China’s quest for soft power

In a bid to shape international public opinion about China, President Xi Jinping told senior officials that the country needed to present a more “credible, lovable, and respectable” image of China. This surprising formulation is more than a call to tame the “Wolf Warrior” rhetoric. The key word here is ke ai, translated by the official media as “lovable”. But ke ai literally means “cute”.The idea of cuteness as soft power may seem odd on the face of it. But the rapid spread of what we can term…

How society can help working care providers handle coronavirus pandemic strain

Most of us have seen headlines, and perhaps even research reports, on the impact of Covid-19 on women in the workforce. In various countries, large numbers of women have left the workforce because of the pressures of caring for and home-schooling children. What has received less attention is the impact of the pandemic on people who carry out other types of caring responsibilities. Because of a combination of cultural norms, family values and the limited availability of state support for care,…

How a cute baby elephant sheds light on China’s quest for soft power

In a bid to shape international public opinion about China, President Xi Jinping told senior officials that the country needed to present a more “credible, lovable, and respectable” image of China. This surprising formulation is more than a call to tame the “Wolf Warrior” rhetoric. The key word here is ke ai, translated by the official media as “lovable”. But ke ai literally means “cute”.The idea of cuteness as soft power may seem odd on the face of it. But the rapid spread of what we can term…

How society can help working care providers handle coronavirus pandemic strain

Most of us have seen headlines, and perhaps even research reports, on the impact of Covid-19 on women in the workforce. In various countries, large numbers of women have left the workforce because of the pressures of caring for and home-schooling children. What has received less attention is the impact of the pandemic on people who carry out other types of caring responsibilities. Because of a combination of cultural norms, family values and the limited availability of state support for care,…

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The Hill

North Korea says it won't engage in talks with U.S. that would get nowhere

North Korea said on Wednesday that it would not be engaging in talks with the United States that it believes would not make any progress.”We are not considering even the possibility of any contact with the U.S., let alone having it, which would get…

Iran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed'

Iran claimed on Wednesday that the U.S. would lift oil and shipping sanctions on the country but the State Department said nothing has been agreed to.Iran claimed the concession was made during talks to renegotiate the Iran Nuclear Deal that…

Mariah Carey, fans urge Britney Spears to 'stay strong' following bombshell conservatorship testimony

Fans of Britney Spears and fellow pop stars rallied around the singer on Wednesday, after she delivered scorching remarks in court regarding her more than a decade-long conservatorship.Spears broke her silence on Wednesday, delivering…

Britney Spears asks judge to end 'abusive' conservatorship

Britney Spears eviscerated her more than decadelong conservatorship in scorching remarks to a judge on Wednesday, saying she’s been “traumatized” and left in “shock” by it.The “Toxic” singer was heard via a remote audio feed in an appearance…

Investing in surgical systems supports pandemic preparedness

Making COVID-19 vaccines widely available is a worthy track for U.S. global health leadership. But we need to do more. The coronavirus pandemic has shined a bright spotlight on the underlying problems that hampered the fight against COVID-19,…

Pricing carbon can help solve the infrastructure funding dilemma

When will Congress address our most pressing challenges? Another severe hurricane season is expected, our western states are bracing for more deadly wildfires and currently suffering the worst drought on record, and rising sea levels already…

Pavlich: Congress’s move on DACA

Much is being made of President Trump’s decision to end former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).Those in the New York and D.C. media bubbles are outraged and have classified the move as heartless, unnecessary, immoral…

Mellman: Don’t bet on better numbers

Desperately trying to quell the panic growing in their guts and in their ranks, Republicans are spinning themselves dizzy trying to explain why President Trump’s approval rating will improve before the midterm.Their desperation arises from the…

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Politico

Dems pan proposed Colorado redistricting map

The first publicly released congressional redistricting map could bolster Republicans’ chances to recapture the House majority.

Pelosi and Schumer pilot turbulent Biden agenda behind the scenes

While the White House publicly negotiates with a bipartisan group of senators on infrastructure, the two party leaders are privately strategizing on how to deliver a Democratic win.

Gardner heads downtown

Afghan president lobbies up ahead of U.S. trip — Trump HHS alum launches firm to counter ‘woke capitalists’

Cash advance app builds out D.C. presence

Firehouse adds SEC, Thune alum — Keating out at Boeing

POLITICO Playbook: ’90s throwback edition: Monica talks and Biden takes on crime

And Eric Adams leads in the NYC mayoral primary results.

Blame game

Do you think President Obama and his policies are to blame for the loss Democrats faced on Nov. 4?

Yes : 8427
No : 5794
Not sure : 303
Total Votes: 14524

Working relationship

Do you think Washington works better when one party controls Congress while the other controls the White House?

Yes : 6377
No : 10534
Not sure : 1575
Total Votes: 18486

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All Politics is Local

Local isn’t just what happens on your street. It’s what happens to your street. Congress touches all of our lives.

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Census and Sensibility

Redistricting may play a role in determining which (if any) defeated House members may try to reclaim their seats…

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White House Pushing Dream Act

Just like the recent votes on the Bush tax cuts, many observers are seeing the planned Dream Act vote as a mere formality.  The measure, which has long enjoyed bipartisan support, is likely to fail in the Senate because of opposition from both sides, but especially Republicans who don’t want to give Democrats a victory nor anger anti-immigrant elements within their party.

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Learning How To Be A Lawmaker: Washington Hosts New Members

Description:WASHINGTON – Determined and often wide-eyed newly elected lawmakers learned how to vote, lobbied for committee slots and mingled during “freshman orientation.”
Transcript:I’m Elizabeth Wynne Johnson of Capitol News Connection. This Week in Congress was orientation week for its newly-elected members.  And New York’s newest Republican wasn’t about to miss out. Read More
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The Coming Battle Over Public Lands Policy

Description:WASHINGTON — Utah Republican Congressman Rob Bishop is likely to soon become chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. And he’s determined to insure that the Interior Department’s conservation policy does not bar corporations from exploiting many public land areas.
Transcript:Good morning, I’m Elizabeth Wynne Johnson; this is Power Breakfast from Capitol News Connection. Read More
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Historian Reflects on Immigration Reform

A new ad by ‘Latinos For Reform’ is telling Hispanic and Latino voters to stay away from the polls as a way to punish Democratic leaders for failing to pass an immigration overhaul.  The ad says, “Clearly the Democratic leadership betrayed us.”

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