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52 min ago | MarketWatch
The Obama administration scored a major coup in its efforts to get more states to embrace the Affordable Care Act Thursday when Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett agreed to adopt the act's Medicaid expansion.
4 hrs ago | Harlan Daily Enterprise
Reduced costs for medical services and labor have trimmed the 10-year projected cost of Medicare and Medicaid by $89 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.
8 hrs ago | The Washington Post
After the Vergara v. California decision in California's state Supreme Court, which held that key job protections for teachers are unconstitutional, anti-union advocates everywhere began spawning copycat lawsuits.
12 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal
First Edition of Voucher Laws Across the States Ranking & Scorecard from The Center for Education Reform Offers Roadmap for Policymakers Out of 14 states and the District of Columbia that have voucher programs, three earn A's, three earn B's, seven earn C's, and two earn D's on a new ranking and analysis from the Center for Education Reform , ... (more)
For the last four years, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has championed the set of learning benchmarks known as the Common Core State Standards -- but a simmering mess of litigation in the state's court system shows that Jindal has moved as far away... The Federal government has violated the Tenth Amendment and over-stepped its authority by coercing ... (more)
Washington public school students are doing about as well on state tests as they have done over the past few years, but many more schools are failing to meet federal standards because the rules have changed, state education officials announced Wednesday.
WeedHire in a new app that connects pot labs, dispensaries and even government regulators to potential employees.
No criminal charges will be filed against the officers who responded nearly a year ago to the Navy Yard shooting, U.S. Attorney Office for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced Wednesday.
The historically unproductive Congress has mostly been a burden on the country but one of the few unlikely benefactors of this dysfunction could be marijuana reform efforts in the District of Columbia.
In the wake of the accidental death of a gun instructor in Arizona, many are likely asking how a nine-year old was allowed to hold and fire an automatic weapon.
Seniors can get car insurance discount for classes Drivers 55 and older who take an approved class get car insurance discounts in 34 states.
"The Winter's Tale" Shakespeare Theatre Company concludes its run of the play, this season's Free for All selection.
Back in July, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down Washington, D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns in public.
The District of Columbia police chief is urging President Barack Obama not to cancel a program enabling local law enforcement agencies to buy surplus military equipment at big discounts.
Continuing its mission to protect American consumers, the Federal Trade Commission has filed suit against unnamed defendants operating as American Bill Pay Organization and American Benefits Foundation in an effort to halt allegedly fraudulent and deceptive debt relief and credit repair practices targeted at financially distressed individuals.
In Silvester v. Harris, No. 1:11-CV-2137 AWI SAB , a federal trial court held that Penal Code sections 26815 and 27540 , which require ten days between purchase and delivery of a firearm, are unconstitutional under the Second Amendment as to those who have already been previously cleared for weapons possession by reason of a previous firearm ... (more)
In his back-to-school speech last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praised several states for their progress in developing new teacher evaluation systems.
Updated: Thu Aug 28, 2014 06:29 pm
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