Tag: Senate

Despite Fierce Opposition, Trump’s Pick Betsy DeVos Confirmed As Education Secretary

President Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, a billionaire businesswoman and champion of charter schools and vouchers, faced stiff opposition from Democrats, public school advocates, and even some Republicans. Among their criticism, detractors cited DeVos’s lack of experience in public education—having neither taught, administered, attended, nor enrolled her own children in public school. Supporters framed her lack of experience as one of her strengths, arguing the nation’s education system needed an outsider to fix it.

Skelos Corruption Trial: State Pol’s Reluctance on Reform Aired

"I have to think about the next election," the senator told his son.

Is Snowden Vindicated by USA Freedom Act Vote?

“This is the most important surveillance reform bill since 1978."

Rumsey Punch: How Obama Blew It

When push came to shove, and his party was literally up against the wall, his inability to communicate viscerally will have profound political repercussions in the months to come.