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Democratic groups join forces in $4 million effort to boost top Senate prospects
Nearly all the Senate races are key to Democrats' hopes of regaining the Senate majority.
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California extends most ambitious climate change law in US
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade ago, California vowed to dramatically slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
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California extends most ambitious US climate change law
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown extended the nation's most ambitious climate change law Thursday by another 10 years as California charts a new goal to reduce carbon pollution.
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McGinty, Toomey trade barbs to launch fall campaign season
The Keystone State's candidates for the U.S. Senate fired volleys at each other Tuesday at campaign events on opposite sides of Philadelphia.
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California to extend most ambitious US climate change law
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is set to extend the nation's most ambitious climate change law by another 10 years on Thursday as California charts a new goal to reduce carbon pollution.
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Deal to fund Baltimore schools, pass manufacturing tax break taking shape
A deal is taking shape in Annapolis that would give the Baltimore school system money to help close its $130 million funding shortfall and also create a tax break that Gov. Larry Hogan proposed for manufacturers.Del. Maggie McIntosh, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, predicted Friday...
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Detroit residents to discuss future of closed rec center
Detroit officials are hosting a community meeting about the potential redevelopment of a shuttered recreation center        
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Essential Politics: Gov. Jerry Brown visits Washington, D.C., Schwarzenegger blasts Trump's approval ratings
Essential Politics: Gov. Jerry Brown visits Washington, D.C., Schwarzenegger blasts Trump's approval ratings March 23, 2017, 4:52 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry Brown is in Washington,...
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Revived by rally, Trump turns back to governing
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One day after delighting in a massive campaign-style rally, President Donald Trump is turning back to the business of governing.
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Battle brews on extending T’s Pacheco Law waiver
Gov. Charlie Baker said last week that the MBTA’s Fiscal Management and Control Board should stick around well past its current 2018 expiration date — but another major reform at the T isn’t getting the same latitude.The 2015 budget that created the control board — along with the option of extending it to 2020 — also included a three-year waiver exempting the MBTA from the Pacheco Law, which gave the agency more freedom to explore private contracts for what’s currently public work.
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Andrew Puzder expected to withdraw labor nomination
Doug G. WareFeb. 15 (UPI) -- Restaurant chain CEO Andrew F. Puzder is expected to withdraw his nomination Wednesday as U.S. labor secretary.
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Here’s the presidential order of succession — just in case
For no specific reason, here’s a reminder of the order of succession if President Trump left office.
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Trump denies Russia 'conspiracy theories'
Renewed questions about Trump and Russia after Michael Flynn's resignation       
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Ex-wife of Trump's Labor Secretary pick told Oprah he abused her
The ex-wife of President Trump's pick for Labor Secretary, Andy Puzder, once claimed he "vowed revenge" after she claimed spousal abuse.
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Maryland Senate moves quickly to recoup $4.8 million in lost federal aid
After federal authorities followed through last week on a threat to withhold millions in transit aid from Maryland, the state Senate on Tuesday began fast-tracking a bill to restore the money. Sen. Brian Feldman said lawmakers believed they had a "soft deadline" of Feb. 9 to create a new safety...
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Top GOP-er: Flynn investigation 'highly likely'
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday it's "highly likely" the Senate intelligence committee will investigate former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's discussions with the Russian ambassador.
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House Republicans side with Wall Street against the little guy
With an aging population and a growing number of people nearing retirement, it’s scary to think of how little the typical American family has set aside in savings. According to a report last year by the Economic Policy Institute, half of the families with workers in their prime have amassed $17,000...
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Can Congress swiftly kill the landmark retirement program California spent years designing?
Trump attacks senator after Supreme Court nominee's criticism Feb. 9, 2017, 8:33 a.m. This is a look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump: Senator 'misrepresents' nominee's comments Jeff Sessions will face multiple challenges as attorney general, including his boss...
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Pittsburgh-area students rally against confirmation of Education Secretary DeVos
A crowd of about 200 high school students from Pittsburgh and other school districts are rallying this morning in Downtown Pittsburgh in opposition to the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos.
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The Democratic party has lost its mind — and its soul
History was made Tuesday when Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. But the necessity of Pence’s vote reflected another kind of history, too: The decision by all Senate Democrats to reject DeVos marked a new low for the flailing party. Democrats claim...
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Betsy DeVos sworn-in as education secretary by Pence
Betsy DeVos was sworn in as secretary of the Department of Education Tuesday night by Vice President Mike Pence, who said his tie-breaking vote in the Senate was "the easiest vote" of his career. Hours after the Senate confirmed her nomination by a vote of 51-50, Mrs. DeVos took the ...
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Pa. Senate moves to block state grants to Philly, other Sanctuary Cities

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sworn in after split confirmation
The Senate voted by the barest of margins to confirm Betsy DeVos's nomination as Secretary of Education.
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Gov. Wolf’s leap to a parallel universe

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Rauner’s schools chief tells parents CPS created its own mess
Education Secretary Beth Purvis released an open letter to CPS parents, placing the blame for the financial mess squarely on CPS' " mismanagement."
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Analysis: Why did Betsy DeVos become the Trump Cabinet nominee Democrats most loved to hate?
It took a historic tiebreaking vote cast by Vice President Pence Tuesday to get President Donald Trump's education secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos, confirmed by the Senate. A few months ago, very few people would have predicted DeVos would be confirmed on a 51-50 vote, the narrowest confirmation...
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Philadelphia education community blasts DeVos confirmation
The Philadelphia education community has been quick to condemn school choice activist Betsy DeVos' confirmation as secretary of education.
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Why did Betsy DeVos become the Trump Cabinet nominee Democrats most loved to hate?
Breaking down the four factors that led to a historically troubled confirmation process
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Pence's tie-breaking vote confirms DeVos as Education Secretary
The Senate voted by the barest of margins to confirm Betsy DeVos's nomination as Secretary of Education.
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Mike Pence breaks tie to confirm Betsy DeVos as Education secretary
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote.
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The Latest: Senate confirms Betsy DeVos for Education Dep't
WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest on Senate consideration of President Donald Trump's Cabinet picks: 12:30 p.m. The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. The Senate historian says it was the first time a vice president had ...
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Senate confirms DeVos as Ed. Secretary after VP Mike Pence breaks 50-50 tie
WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie.The Senate historian says it was the first time a vice president had to break a tie on a Cabinet nomination.
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Senate confirms DeVos as education secretary
WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie.The Senate historian says it was the first time a vice president had to break a tie on a Cabinet nomination.Two Republicans joined Democrats Tuesday to vote to derail DeVos' nomination. Democrats cited her lack of public school experience and financial interests in organizations pushing charter schools. DeVos has said she would divest herself from those organizations.
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Betsy DeVos is confirmed as U.S. education secretary
Vice President Mike Pence had to vote as the tiebreaker after senators split 50-to-50 on confirming Betsy DeVos as education secretary. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Senate has confirmed Betsy DeVos, a controversial school-choice proponent, as U.S. education secretary, a win for President Donald Trump as he moves to shake up domestic policy. The vote just squeaked by, with Vice President Mike Pence serving as a tiebreaker for the 50-to-50 vote. Every Senate Democrat voted no, as did two Republicans. "I can't support Betsy Devos because I can't look Ohio parents in the eye and tell them she won't put profits before education," Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, said on the Senate floor in an impassioned speech. Ohio Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, subject of an intensive email and phone campaign from critics, voted for confirmation. Portman said he is convinced DeVos believes in public education and will work to provide opportunities for all students. "She's led the most effective school reform movement in 30 years," said Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican and former education secretary who chairs the Senate education committee. Trump, like DeVos, supports expanding the use of tax money for vouchers and private schools, giving parents and students more choices of where education dollars are spent. Proponents of school choice, including many Republicans, say this creates competition that can spur public school improvement, and puts more power for decisions in parents' hands. Sen. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, said more choice would help students in districts like Detroit's, where he said only 9 percent of African-American children and 13 percent of white children meet standards for English. "We need to make sure the kids of America have a choice," Scott said. Critics, including teachers' unions, public school board members and many Democrats, say it drains public schools of needed tax money and sometimes siphons off higher-achieving students and motivated families. This can leave public schools with a bigger education challenge and an unbalanced student mix -- while also leaving them with less money. Charter schools, some run by corporations, have been controversial in Ohio for a lack of accountability and questionable record-keeping.  DeVos, a billionaire philanthropist whose father-in-law cofounded Amway, has been a figurehead in the for-profit charter school movement. She has chaired groups including All Children Matter, a pro-charter school political group fined by Ohio in 2008 for campaign law violations. DeVos donated to the committee's defense but says the fine, with which fees has now reached $5.3 million, is not her obligation. Democrats, backed by an aggressive call-in and letter-writing campaign from public school teachers and liberal advocacy groups, blocked the nomination as long as they could. After a 24 hour mock filibuster filled with anti-DeVos speeches, Democrats yielded back the floor back at noon Tuesday to Republicans, who even with two "no" votes mustered 50 votes for confirmation. With the nomination one vote shy of a majority in the 100-member Senate, Pence, sitting in as the presiding officer, cast the deciding vote. Two dissenting Republicans, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collin of Maine, agreed with Democrats' criticism. DeVos, the critics said, not only wanted to divert money from public schools but showed a questionable mastery of education policy and law. For example, she said at a confirmation hearing that schooling for children with disabilities "is a matter better left to the state." She later corrected herself in a letter. The federal Individuals With Disabilities Education Act requires schools to provide a free and appropriate education, and following the law is not supposed to be up to states.
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Trump Speak, 'so special,' will be with us for years, get used to it: Garrison Keillor (Opinion)
Bill Murray destroyed this style, so did Ray of Bob & Ray, Ring Lardner, H.L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis, Mark Twain and every satirist who ever lived, and here it is, still walking around, the voice of our government, writes Garrison Keillor. Garrison KeillorCourtesy of Washington Post Writers Group  The Constitution does not allow 13-year-olds to become president and after last week we can see why. The Boy President proudly holding his latest executive order up for the cameras, to show that he knows right-side-up from upside-down. Bringing his Supreme Court nominee onstage. ("So was that a surprise? Was it?") Hanging up on the prime minister of Australia. His homage to Frederick Douglass ("someone who's done an amazing job") for Black History Month. Twittering about the "so-called judge" who stopped the Muslim travel ban. Pictured in full smirk at the National Prayer Breakfast, preening, bloviating ("In towns all across our land, it's plain to see what we easily forget -- so easily we forget this, that the quality of our lives is not defined by our material success, but by our spiritual success") on a scale of bloviation equal to Warren G. Harding and the great gasbags of the 19th century. You think, let the man be president but please don't put him in charge of the Weather Service or Amtrak or the TSA. The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned! -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2017 His homage to the Navy SEAL killed in the botched raid in Yemen showed off his style. He has only one, the Jerry Lewis Telethon style: "Very, very sad, but very, very beautiful. Very, very beautiful. His family was there. Incredible family, loved him so much. So devastated -- he was so devastated. But the ceremony was amazing." Bill Murray destroyed this style, so did Ray of Bob & Ray, Ring Lardner, H.L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis, Mark Twain and every satirist who ever lived, and here it is, still walking around, and it will be the voice of our government for years to come. Senate Republicans have been blessing his Cabinet appointees. They might have balked at Ben Dover for secretary of defense or Hedda Hair for secretary of state, but the nominees were fairly respectable, compared with the man who nominated them. They showed dignity. They didn't sit before a Senate committee and talk about their great TV ratings. They tried to address the subject at hand. They didn't say, "What an honor. So many great senators here this morning. So very very important to all of us. Beautiful people. You do incredible things. So very special." The National Prayer Breakfast is one of those deadly official pieties, like sand burrs that you can't get rid of. Every elected official must now wear a flag pin; more and more public meetings now begin with the Pledge of Allegiance, grown people whose allegiance used to be assumed now required to stand and salute the flag, like obedient grade-school pupils. Why not recite the multiplication tables and the parts of speech? And then there is the official Prayer Breakfast, which shows the reason for separation of Church and State: because politicians corrupt the Church. Jesus was rough on those who pray for show, but there was the Boy President complimenting the Senate chaplain for his fine prayer, as if it were a performance. President Trump jabs at Arnold Schwarzenegger's ratings at National Prayer Breakfast He went on to gas about his agent and his TV show and to say that as long as we have God, we are never alone and to say that he grew up in a "churched home" and that it is faith that keeps us strong. He also announced that we are not only flesh and blood: We each have a soul. I'd like to believe that he does have one and that we just haven't seen it yet. I would've been moved if he had said a prayer at the Prayer Breakfast. A classic Christian prayer, such as "Lord God, You know that I am unworthy to be here as president. You know that I have lied and worked hard to incite fear and intolerance and to capitalize on it politically. I have seduced your believers and made myself their Great White Hope, even though I am not one of them and never was. You know that I am not capable of executing my duties as the American people deserve. Lord, I come to You in my unworthiness and shame and I ask You to take this cup from me. I wish to go to Iowa and join the Trappist monastery there and take vows of silence and poverty and learn carpentry or some other useful trade and draw nearer to You in poverty and prayer. This I pray in Your Name. Amen and Amen." Had he been in the Spirit, he would've said that. But there will be more opportunities to come. Garrison Keillor is an author, entertainer and former host of "A Prairie Home Companion." (Washington Post News Service) (c) Garrison Keillor ******** Have something to say about this topic? Use the comments to share your thoughts, and stay informed when readers reply to your comments by using the Notification Settings (in blue) just below.
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Let's all hope the Boy President has a soul
The Constitution does not allow 13-year-olds to become president and after last week we can see why.  The Boy President proudly holding his latest executive order up for the cameras, to show that he knows right-side-up from upside-down. Bringing his Supreme Court nominee onstage ("So was that a...
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What Mark Twain killed, Donald Trump has revived
Here was the Boy President, proudly holding his latest executive order up for the cameras, to show that he knows right-side-up from upside-down.
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Watch live: Betsy DeVos' final confirmation vote today
Betsy DeVos' final confirmation vote is expected to come Tuesday, with the outcome resting on a razor-thin margin.        
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Watch live: Betsy DeVos' final confirmation vote Tuesday
Betsy DeVos' final confirmation vote is expected to come Tuesday, with the outcome resting on a razor-thin margin.        
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How to watch Betsy DeVos' final confirmation vote
A final vote to confirm Betsy DeVos is expected to come Tuesday, with the outcome resting on a razor-thin margin.        
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DeVos set to be confirmed by Senate around noon
Controversial pick for U.S. education secretary is set to be confirmed by historic vote in Senate        
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Michael Bennet calls Betsy DeVos’s nomination “an insult” in speaking marathon on Senate floor
Prior to the Senate's anticipated vote on President Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary Tuesday, Democrats held an all-night speaking marathon on the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., in a show of opposition to the candidacy of Betsy DeVos.
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#HoldTheFloor: Democrats stage desperate 24hr filibuster against Trump Ed Sec pick DeVos
Democrats have launched a final push against President Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, ahead of Tuesday’s Senate vote for her appointment by ‘holding’ the floor with 24 hours of speeches. Read Full Article at RT.com
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DeVos hangs in balance before vote
President Donald Trump's selection for education secretary, billionaire mega-donor Betsy DeVos, appears to be his most embattled Cabinet pick, but Senate Republicans have largely held tight in their support.
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Illinois Senate returns, promises to push budget deal
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Senate returns to Springfield along with a promise of continued work on a budget compromise. The Senate is in session Tuesday. Democratic Senate President John Cullerton of Chicago and Republican Leader Christine Radogno (ruh-DOHN'-yoh) of Lemont hoped to win endorsement of their negotiated plan ...
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Republicans to bring down DeVos pick?
A Democratic senator from Michigan said Monday public pressure may have swayed enough of her Republican colleagues to bring down the nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary.
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Democrats Talk Through Night to Stop DeVos
Senate Democrats are talking through the night to stop President Trump's pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos. A vote is planned for Tuesday. Senators are currently split 50-50, with Vice President Pence likely to case a tie-breaking vote. (Feb. 8)         
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Peters, Stabenow join Democrats talking against DeVos
Michigan's U.S. senators join other Democrats speaking out against DeVos nomination, set for confirmation Tuesday        
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Kamala Harris spoke against education nominee Betsy DeVos as part of Democrats' 24-hour blitz on Senate floor
Essential Politics: Protesters ask GOP lawmaker to keep Obamacare, Schwarzenegger takes aim at Trump Feb. 6, 2017, 5:40 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Hundreds of protesters urged Palmdale Rep. Steve...
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VP Mike Pence may be needed to break tie on DeVos confirmation
Vice President Mike Pence could be forced to cast a historic, tie-breaking vote Tuesday in the U.S. Senate on the presidential nomination of Betsy DeVos to be education secretary.
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