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Education Editorial: Department of Education accountability

The Washington Post recently ran an editorial by Valerie Strauss that highlighted a remarkable inconsistency in the US Department of Education's call for accountability. Don't do what I do; do what I say! The Fed web site offers teaching materials related to 9/11 but opens with a disclaimer.


Related Topix: Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Washington Post

Shifting his views, Rand Paul seeks broader appeal - but may risk his outsider image

From aid for Israel to abortion to Medicare, Sen. Rand Paul has been shading, changing or dropping some of the positions he espoused as a tea-party-backed candidate and as a new senator. Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Abortion, Washington Post, Publishing, Wedding


Michelle Obama's push to fire up the base

Another big challenge facing President Barack Obama and some new twists on key 2014 dynamics and players surfaced during our weekly trip around the "Inside Politics" table. Michelle -- not Barack -- is the Obama who will be racking up some miles in the seven-week sprint to Election Day.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Washington Post, Publishing, African-American, Iowa

The Washington Post

Officer who shot Navy Yard gunman says it 'needed to be done'

At 9:15 a.m., the near-hour-long search through 600,000 square feet of office space narrowed to a single corridor, six rows of cubicles and a smattering of offices of Building 197. Aaron Alexis was hiding amid the cluttered desks and six-foot partitions.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard, Prison

CNN Panel: Dems Don't Want to Be Seen with Obama, Starting to Be a Drag with Women Voters

Sunday on CNN's "Inside Politics," host John King pointed to President Barack Obama's low poll numbers and said, "Look at his approval rating in the CNN poll, 37 percent approval in Iowa, 56 percent disapprove. That tells you about the president's struggled in this midterm election year and changes the calculation for every Democrat."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Bad Obamacare News for Dems? WashPost Keeps Burying Virginia Republican Senate Contender on Page B-4

The Washington Post knows how to bury the news it doesn't like. On Saturday, they began one this way: "Health-insurance plans of as many as 250,000 Virginians will be canceled in January because the policies do not meet the standards set by the Affordable Care Act, a development that Republican Ed Gillespie hopes will boost his prospects as he tries to unseat Sen. Mark R. Warner."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Virginia Government


Indie-venue investment paying off

Rock fans listen to the band Narcotic Self perform at Slowdown in Omaha, Nebraska, on August 30. Slowdown was built by Saddle Creek Records, a local label of indie rockers led by Conor Oberst, but the city of Omaha invested $1.3 million in tax increment financing for the venueis construction. Illustrates OMAHA-INDIEROCK , by Danielle Paquette © 2014, The Washington Post.


Albany Times Union

MARCH 10: Catherine Rampell, columnist for The Washington Post in Washington, DC on March 10, 2014. A new report finds that employers are increasingly requiring a bachelor's degree for positions that didn't used to require baccalaureate education.


Related Topix: Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

Metro seeking volunteers to test new fare gates

Metro says it is seeking volunteers to test out new high-tech fare collection machines at its turnstiles, beginning in January. Metro seeking volunteers to test new fare gates Metro says it is seeking volunteers to test out new high-tech fare collection machines at its turnstiles, beginning in January.


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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Islamic State Beheads British Aid Worker

The Islamic State group on Saturday released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines in the same grisly manner as the murder of two American journalists in recent weeks, The Washington Post reported. The video, titled "A Message to Allies of America," appears to show Haines clad in an orange jump-suit kneeling beside a man who speaks in the same London-accented English as the apparent executioner in two previous videos.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Ars Technica

Senator demands US courts recover 10 years of online public records

The head of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee is urging the federal bureaucracy to restore a decade's worth of electronic court documents that were deleted last month from online viewing because of an upgrade to a computer database known as PACER. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy said the removal of the thousands of cases from online review is essentially erasing history.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat

The Alternative Press

Summit H.S. Principal Details School's Ranking by Statewide, National Media Outlets

Speaking at the Summit Board of Education meeting September 11, Summit High School Principal Paul Sears summarized the high school's ranking comparisons, as published by New Jersey Monthly Magazine , Newsweek , U.S. News and World Report , and The Washington Post . In their rankings, New Jersey Monthly had Summit High School ranked 38th, compared to first for Chatham, and fourth for Millburn.


Related Topix: Education Etc., New Jersey, Chatham, NJ, Millburn, NJ, Summit, NJ

Deseret News

These are America's 10 poorest congressmen

Not all of Congress has a high net worth. In fact, there are plenty of politicians without much net worth at all.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dana Rohrabacher, California

National Public Radio

Revamped Visitor Center Gives Public A Peek Into The White House

A model of the White House is seen in the renovated White House Visitor Center Matt McClain/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption Just about every day in Washington, rain or shine, tourists stand along Pennsylvania Avenue snapping photographs of the White House or just peering through the iron fence. But getting an inside look can be tricky.


Related Topix: Washington Post, Publishing, Pennsylvania, US News, Liberal Political News

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Concord Monitor

Francis Scott Key has the anthem constantly asking: Have we survived as a nation?

The Library of Congress has a handwritten copy of the lyrics to the "Star-Spangled Banner," which Francis Scott Key wrote in September 1814. Illustrates ANTHEM , by Michael E. Ruane A© 2014, The Washington Post.


Related Topix: Washington Post, Publishing, Georgetown (Washington, DC), Washington, DC

Government Executive

NSA Threatened Yahoo With Daily $250K Fines for Not Forking Over Metadata

Today, court documents were released by Yahoo showing exactly how far the federal government is willing to go to obtain digital information about its citizens. In 2008, Yahoo was threatened with a $250,000 a day fine if they didn't fork over their users' metadata.


Mobile-Payment Battle Brews Between Apple, Wal-Mart

Apple's iPhones will store credit and debit cards and allow customers to pay for goods and services using the device.


Related Topix: Retail, Wal Mart Stores, iPhone

CBS Local

Woman Accused Of Killing Her Kids Now In Psychiatric Facility

Corrections officials say a woman charged with suffocating her two toddlers in her Cheverly home has been moved to a state psychiatric facility. A spokeswoman for the Prince George's County Department of Corrections tells The Washington Post that 24-year-old Sonya Spoon was moved on Thursday.


Related Topix: Cheverly, MD

South China Morning Post

Washington pulls back from Beijing clash over Hong Kong political reform

Washington has spoken out about its desire to see Hong Kong move forward in its democratic development - but also believes that the issue is an internal affair for China, according to several sources. US National Security Adviser Susan Rice raised the issue of Hong Kong during her visit to Beijing earlier this week, sources said.

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Related Topix: Washington Post, Publishing, Xi Jinping

The Washington Post

Poet Mary Szybist coming to Washington

For the first time since winning last year's National Book Award in poetry, Mary Szybist will be making an appearance in Washington. She'll be my guest for "The Life of a Poet," on Wednesday, Sept.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Washington Post, Publishing, US Politics, US News


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