Government

01/20/2017 - 8:00pm

    A confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, begins in the Senate on Tuesday. DeVos is known as an advocate for "school choice," which means she has pushed for charter schools and voucher programs that use public funds to finance privately run schools.

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01/20/2017 - 12:00pm

    Rep. John Lewis is the son of sharecroppers. As a child, he wanted to be a preacher; he practiced by delivering fiery sermons to the family's chickens. But history had other plans for him: lunch counter sit-ins, Freedom Rides, the March on Washington, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a seat in Congress...

01/20/2017 - 11:45am

    In announcing the appointment of Carl Icahn as his new adviser on regulatory reform, President-elect Donald Trump characterized the Wall Street legend as "one of the world's great businessmen." By Trump standards, it was a minor mischaracterization, one that confused the Main Street world...

01/20/2017 - 11:15am

    That rhetorical firefight between President-elect Donald Trump and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is so utterly predictable.

    The civil rights icon, who paid for first-class rights to challenge authority with blood on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, said...

01/20/2017 - 11:00am

    THE BIG IDEA: The Republican National Committee declared in 2013 that racism was over.

    More precisely, under the leadership of incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and press secretary Sean Spicer, the organization celebrated "Rosa...

01/20/2017 - 10:45am

    At first glance, it sure seems as though President-elect Donald Trump is having his way with big corporations. No sooner does he slam a fist on his desk, demanding that companies add American jobs, than they issue press releases promising to oblige.

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