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Who should set the education standards for schools - local government, state government or the federal government?

Are you willing to pay more in taxes each year to upgrade and improve America’s infrastructure?

Who should be responsible for setting bathroom policies in elementary and secondary schools – local government, state government or the federal government?

 

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House GOP has high hopes, but not high likelihood, of reviving health-care bill

28-03-2017

House Republicans struck an optimistic note Tuesday that they would be able to salvage their failed health-care bill, but there was little indication of any concrete shift in the political fundamentals that led to its failure. Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) told reporters that “some of those who were in the ‘no’ camp expressed a willingness to work on getting to yes and to making this work.” He did not, however, commit to a particular... Read more

The Daily 202: New momentum for Medicaid expansion, as more Republicans conclude Obamacare won’t get repealed

28-03-2017

The Daily 202: New momentum for Medicaid expansion, as more Republicans conclude Obamacare won’t get repealed

Two Kansas state senators confer during the chamber's debate on a bill expanding the state's Medicaid program yesterday at the Statehouse in Topeka. These two Republicans oppose the measure, but supporters have been buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to pass a bill repealing the 2010 health care law. (John Hanna/AP) With Breanne Deppisch THE BIG IDEA: Paul Ryan promised his donors yesterday that he will keep pushing to overhaul the health care... Read more

In defiant jab at Russia, Senate all but assured to approve Montenegro's NATO bid

28-03-2017

In defiant jab at Russia, Senate all but assured to approve Montenegro's NATO bid

Montenegrin sailors stand at the light frigate “Kotor” in the harbor of Bar, Montenegro, on March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) With the support of the Trump administration, the Senate is taking a swipe at Russia this week by voting to let one of Europe’s smallest countries into NATO. The Senate is all but guaranteed to approve Montenegro’s bid to become a fully-fledged member of the security alliance, after an opening procedural vote passed Monday... Read more

Trump's first 100 days: A big failure, and a new low in the polls

28-03-2017

Trump's first 100 days: A big failure, and a new low in the polls

President Trump listens to a speaker in the Oval Office of the White House on March 21. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press) Here’s where things stand heading into Day 68 of the Trump administration: President Trump is coming off the first big legislative defeat of his presidency, and now he’s got the poll numbers to prove it. The newest Gallup daily tracking poll — the first survey released since the doomed Republican health-care bill was pulled Friday —... Read more

Trump signs bill that kills Obama-era Worker Safety Rule

27-03-2017

Trump signs bill that kills Obama-era Worker Safety Rule

President Trump signs a bill rescinds an Obama administration rule requiring prospective federal contractors to disclose their labor violations in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Monday, March 27, 2017. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)... Read more

Federal employees are suspicious of Trump’s new government efficiency initiative

27-03-2017

Federal employees and their advocates reacted skeptically Monday to the establishment of a new White House campaign to overhaul the federal bureaucracy using private-sector practices, warning that the approach is too simplistic to have long-lasting effects. Government workers and those who have recently left federal jobs said the new White House Office of American Innovation — led by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser — has a worthwhile mission to make a bureaucracy... Read more

Paul Ryan: House Republicans will continue their push for health-care reform this year

27-03-2017

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan told Republican donors Monday that he intends to continue pushing for an overhaul of the nation’s health-care system by working “on two tracks” as he also pursues other elements of President Trump’s agenda. “We are going to keep getting at this thing,” Ryan said three days after intra-party opposition forced him to pull the American Health Care Act after it became clear it did not have enough Republican votes to... Read more

The Daily 202: How Trump’s presidency is succeeding

27-03-2017

The Daily 202: How Trump’s presidency is succeeding

President Donald Trump signs an Executive Order in the Oval Office to reorganize the federal government. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) With Breanne Deppisch  THE BIG IDEA: Reading some of the news coverage this weekend, one might get the impression that Donald Trump’s failure to repeal Obamacare is akin to Woodrow Wilson not getting the League of Nations ratified. In other words, a fatal blow to his presidency. That’s hooey. -- Health care is a siren... Read more

Senate panel plans to interview Trump son-in-law Kushner in Russia probe

27-03-2017

Senate panel plans to interview Trump son-in-law Kushner in Russia probe

President Trump with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, during a meeting Feb. 23 with manufacturing CEOs in the State Dining Room at the White House. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)... Read more

Trump’s First 100 Days: What's next for Trump and Congress

26-03-2017

Trump’s First 100 Days: What's next for Trump and Congress

Here’s where things stand heading into Day 67 of the Trump administration: President Trump will spend this week trying to move forward from Republicans’ failed attempt to replace Obamacare. A few upcoming policy and political tests should give us an indication of how much Trump plans to rely on his own fractured party to get the rest of his agenda done — or whether he’ll test a new strategy of reaching out to Democrats. Trump administration officials and... Read more

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