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- General Mills apologizes for ‘right to sue’ confusion, reverses policy
- Dealer wanted in U.S. for art fraud nabbed in Spain
- Easter morning delivery for space station
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- Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout
- Obamas head to church on Easter morning
Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
Topic - Tommy G. Thompson
Even with the biggest name in modern Wisconsin politics, the Republican primary in a highly competitive U.S. Senate race appears headed for a fractious four-way battle Tuesday. Many election-weary voters simply haven't made up their minds.
Wisconsin's U.S. Senate primary is less than a month away, and an upstart hedge-fund manager and tea party favorite is making a move to become the latest Republican political newcomer to earn a seat in the upper chamber.
Just as many voters were getting over a record-setting string of state Senate recall elections with the prospect of another against the governor, the parties are gearing up for what many are predicting will be a hard-fought race for the open U.S. Senate seat left by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl, a Democrat.
AMES, Iowa Mitt Romney won yesterday's Iowa Republican Party straw poll, but the best showing went to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, whose strong second-place finish gives him a much-needed boost going forward.
"Beyond NCLB's bold recommendations are becoming more widely supported, and their core principles are at the heart of the new American Recovery and Reinvestment Act requirements. Momentum is building among the states to develop and adopt high-quality common standards and tests, and states have made dramatic progress in developing data systems," said Mr. Thompson. "We no longer have to ask what the essential components of a reform bill are; we have to ask how to get them done. We hope that the new [Elementary and Secondary Education Act] will reflect our forthcoming recommendations and be a catalyst for expanding the kinds of serious reforms called for in the ARRA's Race to the Top Fund, and ultimately, better results for all children."
Co-chair Tommy G. Thompson, former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said he hopes the panel's next recommendations will be a catalyst for serious school reform.