Teachers in the country's third-largest school district have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if the city and their union can't come to terms this summer. The vote is just the latest example of the gulf between teachers, Chicago school officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Some donors willing to write seven-figure checks to superPACs have gotten something they weren't counting on: attention from the political opposition and the media. One donor says he feels like he has a "target strapped on my back."
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will meet Wednesday to consider a report holding Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, a botched gun-trafficking operation. A meeting between the committee's head and Holder on Tuesday failed to resolve differences.
On Capitol Hill Tuesday, Sen. Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican and the Senate minority leader, told reporters he would let the all-but-official Republican presidential nominee first announce a position on Obama's decision before offering his own position publicly.
Advocates for prisoners rights say too many inmates spend years in solitary confinement — in violation of the constitutional bar against cruel and unusual punishment. Today, they persuaded the U.S. Senate to hold the first hearing on the issue, as state and federal prison systems fend off new lawsuits over the practice.
Just one day after Mayor Vincent Gray announced Michael Kelly as his pick to head the D.C. Housing and Community Development agency, reports have emerged alleging a sex scandal at his previous job in Philadelphia.
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