US House

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The era of No Child Left Behind may be over, but the corporate education paradigm it supported still appears to be firmly in place. The Senate voted 85-12 ( roll call here ) on Wednesday to pass an overhaul of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The House approved the legislation last week, and President...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
In a move that civil liberties groups decried as allowing for "blanket...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Forty-seven House Democrats joined with a majority of Republicans to approve a...

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Most cringeworthy moment of a too-often cringeworthy Congress, ever: The pallid churlish leaders of the House and Senate forced by circumstance - a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King - to hold hands and join in an excruciating, swaying, bumbling rendition of "We Shall Overcome." Mitch McConnell wins the Deer In Headlights Award, by a graceless hair. Maybe one day we'll overcome these people. Here's Pete Seeger, doing it right.