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by | February 23, 2017 | 13:13

DeVos's only qualification for this office is her family's huge donations to the GOP and to the Trump campaign in 2016. The study from RAND Corporation and New York University found that OH students with low test scores who enroll in online-only schools tend to fall even further behind.

by | February 21, 2017 | 19:30

But thousands refused to bestow the same honor on President Trump on Monday, as activists in at least two dozen major cities participated in "Not My Presidents Day" rallies in opposition to the 45th president. Monday, joined by others in cities across the United States as the nation celebrated its Presidents Day holiday. Here are some scene from holiday protests around the country.

by | February 18, 2017 | 05:41

Ryan went on the repeat a common line that Obamacare is already failing, citing the recent decision by Humana - one of the country's largest health insurers - to pull all of its business from the individual insurance exchanges created by the law.

by | February 15, 2017 | 06:01

Trump and that the Russians have some compromising personal information about Mr. Trump. The following day, Trump attempted to explain his position on Crimea in a series of tweets . Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was noncommittal about whether his committee would investigate Flynn.

by | February 15, 2017 | 04:36

The Senate and House intelligence committees already are investigating possible connections between Russian Federation and people associated with the 2016 presidential campaigns. law stating that it is illegal for private citizens to conduct diplomacy. He's a candidate to permanently fill the job, along with retired Admiral Robert Harward, a former deputy Centcom commander, and former CIA Director David Petraeus, who will visit the White House later this week.

by | February 14, 2017 | 09:58

In an ideal world, couples would not need to rely on a holiday to be reminded to show some love to one another; couples should be doing it regularly. If you're not one for romance, but still want to do something thoughtful, these short verses could be for you.

by | February 13, 2017 | 14:27

She married wealthy as well, to Dick DeVos, son of Richard DeVos. Since we're having to learn so many new terms under the current administration, I'd like to offer up a new one: Antiqualified. "Jefferson Academy is a public middle school on the rise and a great example of the successful collaborative innovations occurring within the D.C. Public Schools system".

by | February 12, 2017 | 12:58

We don't have to pay for it. "To try to stop this innocent bloodshed and try to intervene on behalf of these children as best we can", Aughenbaugh said. They would have nowhere to turn for reproductive health care without Planned Parenthood. While both sides are passionate about their cause, Harrington says there's more to Planned Parenthood than meets the eye.

by | February 12, 2017 | 12:32

Another protester screamed that DeVos "does not represent" what the 7th St. SW public school "stands for". Another protestor, chasing DeVos and a man who appeared to be her security aide, said , "She's giving money to senators and buying her way into positions - you should be so proud of yourself! ".

by | February 12, 2017 | 10:09

Most of those were at the Newark, New Jersey; Boston; and New York's LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports. Get free real-time news alerts from the Norton Patch. Sunday: Some freezing drizzle or snow. By Thursday morning, heavy snow snarled the morning rush in New York City. Government offices in the Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties surrounding Philadelphia were also shuttered.

by | February 10, 2017 | 14:40

Many Democrats spoke throughout the sit-in Monday night, attempting to convince Republican senators to oppose DeVos. Prior to her bid for the secretary chair, the 59-year-old billionaire heiress was best known for her family's donations to campaigns and super PACs and for serving on the board of several education-related organizations.

by | February 10, 2017 | 14:27

Our incoming winter storm is a shortwave, a compact storm system that will ride along this cold front. Mother Nature is about to give New Jersey a winter wallop. Until then, whether your received rain or Snow seemed highly variable and elevation dependent. 3 to 4 inches of snow is expected for the Lock Haven, Williamsport and Clearfield areas.

by | February 09, 2017 | 15:48

One more factor that's buoying Democrats' hopes: the enthusiasm of the anti-Trump demonstrators who have poured into the streets in recent weeks. They'll simply blame Democrats for filibustering the REINS Act. In this increased politicization, Congress found more reason to push back on the executive branch. I don't think the president owns a bathrobe. But as Trump takes his seat in the oval office, will he stay true to his promise of giving power "back to the people", as he said in his ...

by | February 07, 2017 | 15:35

Some in Wisconsin reported hearing a sonic boom, which is caused when a meteor enters the atmosphere, said NWS meteorologist Sarah Marquardt in Milwaukee. The observers map for the Feb 6, 2017 meteor sighting, showing the locations of the witnesses, and the trajectory deduced from their reports. The video was re-posted on Twitter by the National Weather Service in Chicago .

by | February 07, 2017 | 00:24

Sam Inglot is the deputy communications director at Progress Michigan . His spokesperson, Kevin Smith, said, "we always welcome hearing from our constitutents". But he didn't name school choice-DeVos' signature issue-as the committee's first order of business. An aide for the Democrats on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, on which Murray and chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., sit, said he expects more than 30 Democrats to speak between Monday afternoon and Tuesday ...

by | February 02, 2017 | 06:50

Trump's choice sets up a second straight year of bitter partisanship over the court seat, which was left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year. Flynn pointed to Iranian support for Houthi forces that over the last six months have, with Iranian arming and training, struck Emirati and Saudi ships, as well as recent Iranian ballistic missile tests he says violate a UN Security Council resolution.

by | January 30, 2017 | 08:01

However, on Sunday, Trump announced that the U.S. would be issuing visas to all countries once secure policies have been put in place over the next 90 days. This executive order sends a signal, intended or not, that America does not want Muslims coming into our country. Trump's order, which also suspends refugee admissions for 120 days and indefinitely bars the processing of refugees from Syria, sparked widespread protests and denunciations from Democrats and a handful of Republicans.

by | January 26, 2017 | 05:22

I do believe that my senators will vote against her confirmation, but am concerned about her confirmation by the majority. Mrs. DeVos testified that she opposes Washington , D.C., requiring states to adopt vouchers, unlike her critics who delight in a National School Board imposing their mandates on states, for example, Common Core academic standards.

by | January 24, 2017 | 08:28

She is a great American who, in the tradition of our nation's founders, has the courage of her convictions and continues to make personal and familial sacrifices in order to expand educational freedom and opportunities for others. Teachers unions are the most vocal opponents of school choice. The schools of South Dakota and Minnesota have a national reputation of being very strong and for turning out excellent students and workers.

by | January 24, 2017 | 06:57

Police said the number of protesters was closer to 3,000, as people chanted "women united will never be defeated" and carried anti-Trump signs supporting women's rights. The statement said Trump's administration would free the nation from dependence on foreign oil, and was "committed to clean coal technology, and to reviving America's coal industry, which has been hurting for too long".

by | January 21, 2017 | 07:42

The list includes repealing and replacing Obamacare, cutting business and personal tax rates, reworking trade deals and passing a $1 trillion infrastructure fix program. In effect, they're borrowing a line from the 19th Century Kentucky Sen. Republican Senator Thom Tillis announced that he would host a 30-minute live Q&A session with constituents on Facebook this Wednesday, answering questions submitted by readers online.

by | January 20, 2017 | 05:08

Republicans like Paul Ryan call the program a disaster and claim it's in a death spiral. Community Advocate Tatiana Parker said , "Let's try to put our political ideals aside and really get down to the basis that these are real people that we're dealing with".

by | January 19, 2017 | 06:55

On Saturday, Trump hit back at Lewis - one of the "Big Six" civil rights leaders along with King who helped organise the 1963 March on Washington, when King gave his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. "While I have great respect for the office of the President and I accept the results of the election, I will not attend the Inaugural", he said in a Wednesday email to constituents.

by | January 18, 2017 | 06:45

Beginning Saturday, Trump tweeted, "Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district , which is in awful shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results".

by | January 14, 2017 | 03:18

Aaron Rodgers is the face of the Green Bay Packers. With so much unpredictable it is fortunate that Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders-a leading sports handicapper-has been kind enough to provide his take on the game , plus a pick for an against the spread victor.

by | January 11, 2017 | 03:22

Jeff Sessions of Alabama, President-elect Donald Trump's controversial nominee for attorney general, has found a strong and unlikely ally in Maine's senior US senator. Rex Tillerson, Trump's nominee for secretary of state, appears most in danger of facing dissent from Republican ranks at the Senate hearings over a close relationship he has built during his work as chief executive of the Exxon oil corporation with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president.

by | January 04, 2017 | 05:35

Democrats pounced Monday on the Republicans' move. Trump was far from alone in his criticism of Monday night's closed-door meeting which, if the measure had been adopted, would have given lawmakers the ability to investigate themselves. The Office of Congressional Ethics has been controversial since its inception in 2008 after it was created in the wake of several scandals. On Congress' first day back after a winter break, the GOP conference unanimously accepted a motion by House ...

by | January 04, 2017 | 03:01

A sloppy start didn't bode well for San Francisco, as Kaepernick and Draughn botched a handoff on the second play from scrimmage to hand the ball to Russell Wilson and the Seahawks (10-5-1) at the 49ers' 25-yard-line. The NFC South champion Falcons (11-5), who will face the highest seed to advance from the NFC wild-card round at 4:35 p.m. January 14 at the Georgia Dome, will practice Wednesday and Thursday before getting some time off.

by | January 02, 2017 | 04:45

Sure, the Rose Bowl will always be packed with both schools' fan bases - I mean it is the Granddaddy - but the game is in Pasadena and Southern Cal will not face travel issues and will essentially be playing at home. Penn State QB Trace McSorley has passed for 3,360 yards and 25 touchdowns this season, both school records. Behind him, running back Saquon Barkley's voice is echoing through a microphone, and across the room, several teammates are gathering in front of a green screen, ...

by | December 27, 2016 | 20:28

The City of Waterville Department of Public Works will begin picking up Christmas trees the week of January 2; weather permitting. Westwood: Trash haulers will pick up trees as part of normal yard waste removal through Wednesday, Jan.

by | December 23, 2016 | 07:16

The Seattle Seahawks had four defensive players named to the 2017 Pro Bowl yesterday: cornerback Richard Sherman, linebacker Bobby Wagner and defensive ends Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril. Elliott has rushed for a league-leading 1,551 yards and 13 touchdowns in 14 games. The NFL announced the 2017 Pro Bowl rosters, and surprise, surprise, the San Francisco 49ers were shut out of the roster.

by | December 22, 2016 | 11:27

Brandon Carr has gotten a lot of hate throughout the season, but he's actually played great against some quite good WRs. So, should Prescott be looking over his shoulder? Fans of the Dallas Cowboys are divided on the possibility of a Johnny Manziel contract with the team.

by | December 20, 2016 | 05:36

The effort to rally so-called " Hamilton Electors " faces an uphill battle. Trump won 306 electors from 30 states. The electors are expected to vote as directed by their state's popular ballot, and 24 states have laws requiring them to do so.

by | December 19, 2016 | 14:40

That is how Hillary Clinton, who got more than 2.6 million more votes nationwide, lost the election to Trump. The 538 electors meet Monday in their respective state capitals to vote for president, many of them with their hands tied by state law to cast their votes for the victor of the popular vote in their states.

by | December 10, 2016 | 04:10

It was President Calvin Coolidge who, in 1923, started the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony that is now held every year on the Ellipse between the White House and the Washington Monument. Things could be worse. Given that Legge and his brother Mark's interiors venture is founded on their love for the handmade, it's inevitable that Christmas is a very crafty affair in the Legge household.