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A new Gallup Student Poll shows that most students start elementary school with enthusiasm, but become less and less engaged throughout junior high and high school. Why?
Did President Obama win re-election on false terms? This is the question that must be answered in the wake of a recent bombshell story in The New York Post.
U.S. government job numbers were intentionally skewed to paint a brighter economic picture in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential election, a source told the New York Post.
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that poverty across the nation has stayed stagnant at 16 percent, according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure, released Nov. 6.
The country's recent economic woes are still being felt in the classroom: The number of homeless American elementary and high school students has hit an all-time high, according to a new federal study released Thursday.
Pressures that families face formed a thread running through talks during the 183rd Semiannual General Conference. The issues, from addictions to absent fathers, premarital births to depression, are well known to those who study family challenges.
Four years after the official end of the U.S. recession, the nation's poverty rate and median household income showed little positive movement in 2012, according to new data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
A new U.S. Census Bureau report shows that college enrollment is dropping after six years of steady growth. Factors could include high tuition costs, an improving economy and a dip in the number of college-age people in the United States.
A couple of weeks ago, Bernice King, the Rev. Martin Luther King's youngest daughter, led an impressive 50th anniversary march in honor of her father's famous "I Have A Dream" speech. President Obama, two other former U.S. presidents, and many celebrities and dignitaries were in attendance. While participating in my first-ever march, I was somewhat surprised at how many relevant issues of today were overlooked and not considered by the impressive platform of speakers.
President Obama continues to tell us that the quality of our lives and our economy have improved when all the available evidence shows they have not. In fact, they've grown worse under his policies.
A combination of pressure through social media and poor journalism led to the trial of George Zimmerman, who is accused of second-degree murder in last year's shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Stung by their election defeat, Republicans are eager to try to woo Hispanic voters, arguing that once their party puts immigration reform behind them, the ethnic group will be open to the GOP's conservative message.
Fairfax County is the only county in Virginia history with a federal mandate to provide language assistance to English-deficient Hispanic voters in a presidential election — a development delighting activists, straining election officials and worrying those who argue that voters should know English well enough to participate without help.
Americans visit the doctor less than they did a decade ago, but — as is often the case in the complicated world of health care — it's unclear whether that's good or bad.
Here's a real estate riddle: What do most homeowners want even though they rarely use it?