By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
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Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Army's flagship hospital where privates to presidents have gone for care, is closing its doors after more than a century.
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell with a stroke of a pen could compel school districts to require that elementary and middle school students receive at least 150 minutes of physical education a week. But the bill is getting increasing pushback, with opponents saying it constitutes an unfunded mandate by the state at a time when school districts are strapped for money.
A massive storm billed as the worst in decades barreled toward the Northeast on Wednesday, paralyzing big cities and small towns alike with deep snow and thick ice, stranding hundreds of motorists and shuttering airports and schools across the Midwest.
Mr. Jones admitted that the VEA did not oppose the bill until Jan. 31 — midway through the legislative session.
Subtract 30 minutes for the teacher planning session and another 30 minutes for physical education, or PE, and districts are left with 22 minutes for non-core subjects, Mr. Jones said.