Jake Johnson, staff writer
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House on Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
"Good riddance, Betsy. You were the worst Secretary of Education ever."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Chicago Teachers Union leadership list their demands and leave a box of coal outside the entrance of City Hall following a car caravan where teachers and supporters demanded a safe and equitable return to in-person learning during the Covid-19 pandemic on December 12, 2020. Select public school teachers are expected to return to classrooms on January 4, 2021. (Photo: Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
"We're afraid for our lives. We don't want to lose our jobs. The fear of losing...
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Students line up in a hallway during the first day back to school on December 7, 2020 at Yung Wing Elementary P.S. 124 in New York City. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
"Trump fought against funding for public education for months, then does this...


In the name of a sometimes questionable transparency - if you don't like something but can't do much about it, does it help to know about it? - the Defense Department publishes daily reports on the contracts they've awarded. On Jan. 14, it authorized spending over $800 million on military equipment and services. That was down to just under $300 million the next day, when the House passed a massive budget bill that includes $572 billion for defense - down from what was requested, but still...

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