Put education in reach for every child
Around the world, 57 million primary school-aged children are not in school. The majority of these children are girls, the very poor, and children in areas of conflict.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Hal Rogers: Answer to Obama Budget Is 'No'
The House Appropriations Committee chairman said he won't consider President Barack Obama's budget request for $56 billion that exceeds the spending limit Congress outlined in December.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Congress United on Punishing Russia, Divided on How We Got to This Point
Just days after Russia invaded the Crimean Peninsula, Congress is moving full-speed-ahead on a series of symbolic and punitive measures directed at President Vladimir Putin as the Kremlin vows to retaliate against any sanctions.
This Republican has no shot at becoming governor of New York. So why is he running?
As expected, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has finally announced his campaign for governor of New York, making this one of the clearest instances ever of a candidate whose only goal is to "lose well."
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Day kicks off run for Nita Lowey's congressional seat
Chris Day, son of Rockland County Executive Ed Day, told the crowd yesterday, that he has new ideas that will change the "business-as-usual" culture in Washington.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
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Editorial: Slow trains carrying volatile crude to 40 mph
Emergency workers examine the aftermath of a train derailment and fire in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, in July.
House GOP Goes on Anti-Regulatory Voting Spree. Which Democrats Joined Them?
Today, the House voted to pass the anti-regulatory Achieving Less Excess in Regulation and Requiring Transparency Act 236 to 179.
Pelosi backs Eshoo for Energy panel
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will back fellow California Democrat Rep. Anna Eshoo - Pelosi's closest friend in Congress - for the ranking member post on powerful Energy and Commerce Committee.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Ed Day's Son Chris Announces Congressional Bid
The son of Rockland County's new County Executive, Chris Day is seeking the Republican nomination for the 17th Congressional District seat now held by Rep. Nita Lowey Redrawn in 2013, New York's 17th Congressional District now includes all of Rockland County plus central and northwestern Westchester County.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Alan Grayson Doesn't Go For The Gold
Members of Congress file periodic reports on their financial transactions as required by the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Up in arms: Congress considers war powers in Ukraine
An activist from Svoboda, the nationalist party in the Ukrainian Parliament, gathers in the main building of the Ministry of Agriculture after seizing it from Spilna Sprava, or Common Cause, another far-right faction.