The Obama administration is offering states a way around provisions of the once-heralded No Child Left Behind law, contending many elements of the Bush-era law have become unintentional barriers to learning and that too many schools, even those showing modest progress, risk being labeled as failing.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article. The 16 children who shared modern America's darkest moment with President George W. Bush are high school seniors now — football players, ROTC members, track athletes, wrestlers and singers.
A federal judge has overturned Daniel Cvijanovich's conviction for threatening former President George W. Bush. The case was based on the testimony of a man who shared a cell with Cvijanovich, while he was serving time for throwing rocks at a federal building to protest the imprisonment of American Indian activist Leonard Peltier.
The Senate overwhelmingly passed a sweeping tax package today that would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes while also reducing their Social Security taxes and extending jobless benefits.
Today, the title “First Lady” comes so freighted with elaboration and expectation that it’s easy to forget that it’s a position without any official or statutory existence. Our notions of how a first lady is supposed to behave or of what her obligations may be are entirely creatures of custom and social convention that have emerged slowly over time.
The Iraqi reporter who threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush in protest was freed from prison on Tuesday and, unrepentant, he harshly condemned the U.S. presence in his country and accused authorities of torturing him.
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