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Latest Congress Items
Most American school kids have grown up under No Child Left Behind. Youngsters who entered kindergarten in 2001, when the law was passed, are in high school today. They might not know it, but over the years, what happens in their classrooms has become increasingly informed by the demands of bureaucrats in Washington.
The White House trade agenda suffered a new setback last week when the Senate rejected a bill to strengthen the president's ability to conduct trade diplomacy with other countries.
President Obama Wednesday gave students a not-so-subtle plug for his $447 billion jobs package.
Eighteen Republican senators led by the Senate Judiciary Committee's ranking member, Sen. Charles E. Grassley, are questioning the Obama administration's immigration policies, saying they go beyond the scope of the law and allow those who entered the country illegally to remain.
Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government's autism research program going. Though the legislation had broad support, it almost didn't make it out of the Senate.
With federal debt piling up by the trillions and the "recovery" stuck in neutral, policymakers in Washington should focus on two overriding objectives: to shrink the public sector and grow the private sector. Trade legislation working its way through Congress offers an opportunity to advance both goals.
All we see and hear lately is President Obama running around the country telling all who will listen that he wants to reduce the national debt, is concerned about jobs, wants to raise taxes on the rich and that the only thing preventing his achievement of these goals is the Tea Party and those nasty Republicans.
A rattled tone of desperation has taken hold of President Obama's once-self-confident rhetoric as he struggles to rally his party's dispirited political base.
The cost of employer-sponsored health insurance surged this year, snapping a trend toward moderate growth, but experts say these increases may slow again in 2012.