Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor’s race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country’s highest concentration of for-profit charter schools. Republican Bill Schuette, a DeVos ally and the state’s attorney general, ultimately lost to Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat and former … Continue reading More Democrat governors, more skepticism of charter schools
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 7:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is blasting the investigation in which his former lawyer pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he pursued for Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. Michael … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Trump blasts probe in which Cohen pleaded guilty
Governors have a wide range of priorities they want to tackle in the coming year, from tax reform to education. Yet it’s a topic that receives less attention on the campaign trail and in their speeches that could determine their success — natural disasters. In the last two years alone, storms and natural disasters have … Continue reading Natural disasters will be a priority for incoming governors
Governors have a wide range of priorities they want to tackle in the coming year, from tax reform to education. Yet it’s a topic that receives less attention on the campaign trail and in their speeches that could determine their success — natural disasters. In the last two years alone, storms and natural disasters have … Continue reading Fires, floods and other disasters await new governors
WASHINGTON — It’s the thorny first question confronting newly elected House Democrats: Will you vote for Nancy Pelosi? Even before they’ve taken office, the freshmen swept in by the midterm elections are caught at the center of an escalating power struggle over Pelosi’s future. The clash intensified Monday as Pelosi’s critics unveiled a letter signed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The big question for new House Dems: Will you back Pelosi?
WASHINGTON — Vilified by Republicans on the campaign trail, Nancy Pelosi emerged Wednesday as President Donald Trump’s preferred choice to become speaker of the House, arriving on Capitol Hill with an air of inevitability after leading her party back to the majority. The Democratic leader is positioned to return to the speaker’s office after Democrats … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi starts bid for speakership with kind words from Trump
WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is blaming the media — without evidence — for politically motivated and hate-based violence. Here’s what he says at the White House: “The fake news is creating violence.” The president says that “if the media would write correctly and fairly, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump, without evidence, sees media-violence tie
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is headed back out on the campaign trail with rallies Friday in West Virginia and Indiana. In Indiana, he’ll have help from Hall of Fame basketball coach Bob Knight, who coached the Indiana University Hoosiers. Trump teased Knight’s appearance in a tweet, saying: “Don’t tell anyone (big secret), but I … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Beginning election sprint, White House says Trumps voted