• Sixers present, and future looks worse after trade deadline debacle
Sixers present, and future looks worse after trade deadline debacle

The Mavericks acquired Noel for Andrew Bogut , Justin Anderson and a protected first-round draft pick. Hopefully Bryan Colangelo has a bigger picture in mind because, for right now, it looks like the Sixers are heading back to the road they've been on for the past few years.

Read more

  • Betsy DeVos Believes Community Colleges Play Important Role In Workforce Development
Betsy DeVos Believes Community Colleges Play Important Role In Workforce Development

It's unfortunate the specter of Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, reduced Ms. Moore to tears. Unless the secretary has the personal charisma and authority within a department - which DeVos does not - the secretary does not have any real power.

Read more

  • Timberwolves' Towns notches double-double in Rising Stars loss
Timberwolves' Towns notches double-double in Rising Stars loss

Davis had four more dunks than any team has had in a game this season. If Westbrook and Durant can find peace, maybe there's hope for Anthony and Phil Jackson, and Charles Oakley and James Dolan. The Bucks star finished with 30 points to lead the East. In a free-flowing offensive game, the Thunder duo of Abrines and Sabonis had fun representin...

Read more

  • U.S. judge says arrested Mexican 'DREAM-er' should get bail hearing
U.S. judge says arrested Mexican 'DREAM-er' should get bail hearing

Trump used that legal mechanism to great fanfare to expand deportation authority and restrict entry to the U.S. We've been following the case of Daniel Ramirez, a DACA recipient who was detained by immigration agents last week. The arrest is being seen as significant given Mr Trump's long-standing promise of an immigration clampdown. "The Trump a...

Read more

  • Protesters Try to Bar US Education Chief From Entering a School
Protesters Try to Bar US Education Chief From Entering a School

I really do love some good snark thrown into a political protest. Armed with facts about the billionaire's disdain for the public education system, lack of experience, and track record of "buying influence", parents of school-age children in particular were (and are) outraged and apprehensive about the future of American education.

Read more

  • Protesters block Betsy DeVos from entering public school in Washington
Protesters block Betsy DeVos from entering public school in Washington

Michael Bennet, a Democrat, voted against DeVos' confirmation. But that didn't stop her from sending out an ill-advised "What, me? You should be so proud of yourself ". They cited her financial interest in organizations pushing for charter schools, though she has said she will divest those interests. Public schools are "the foundation of our soc...

Read more

  • Federal Immigration Officials Arrested 100 People, and Angelenos Aren't Having It
Federal Immigration Officials Arrested 100 People, and Angelenos Aren't Having It

Immigration advocates were up in arms after ICE agents deported an illegal immigrant woman Wednesday who had been in the us for 21 years. This follows Trump's executive order making it clear that any undocumented migrant could be a priority for deportation.

Read more

  • Republican Sen. Lankford Supports Trump's Education Secretary Nominee
Republican Sen. Lankford Supports Trump's Education Secretary Nominee

Tuesday. They said that she is unqualified and cited her lack of personal or professional public education experience. "She has never attended a public school and her children have never attended a public school", Deb Gnuse, a Wasmer Elementary School teacher, said.

Read more

  • Letter to the Editor: Regarding Health Insurance
Letter to the Editor: Regarding Health Insurance

I am a family nurse practitioner who has provided primary care to uninsured individuals both before and after the introduction of the Affordable Care Act. Griffith says there are some aspects of the ACA that he agrees with. One of the key provisions of the ACA, which you supported in your recent letter to me, is that insurers are not permitted to d...

Read more

  • Townships Declare Snow Emergencies Ahead of Storm
Townships Declare Snow Emergencies Ahead of Storm

Authorities say almost 1,700 flights have been canceled at New York City's three major airports because of the powerful winter storm hitting the region . Near whiteout conditions are predicted for some areas, and at the height of the storm, snow could fall at a rate of two to four inches per hour. Schools throughout the region planned to close...

Read more

  • White House says new guidance exempts green card holders from travel ban
White House says new guidance exempts green card holders from travel ban

When a reporter pointed this out, Spicer said , "Well, he's using the word that the media is using". "There's a big difference", he added. However, the New York Times estimates that he drew a crowd about one-third the size of Barack Obama's 2009 record inauguration of 1.8 million.

Read more

  • How do you feel about Pres. Donald Trump's executive order on immigration?
How do you feel about Pres. Donald Trump's executive order on immigration?

The executive order also contains the building blocks of a regulatory budget. It was to be followed by a "listening session" with cybersecurity experts. The Trump administration is looking to introduce reforms in four key areas: USA cybersecurity capabilities and vulnerabilities, incentives to improve private sector cybersecurity infrastructure, i...

Read more

  • Trump's travel ban is ridiculous
Trump's travel ban is ridiculous

Trump signed an executive order barring citizens of Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for at least 90 days, a move he billed as an effort to make America safe from "radical Islamic terrorists". Now there is a plan in place for the Republican majority Congress to amend requirements for the H1-B visa, a non-immigra...

Read more

  • Hundreds of California teachers protest Trump's nominee for secretary of education
Hundreds of California teachers protest Trump's nominee for secretary of education

In recent weeks people have turned out in large numbers to protest DeVos in major cities across the USA, including Los Angeles, the nation's second largest school district, and Holland, MI, her hometown. Connor Boyack, who is President of Libertas Institute, believes DeVos could be a good person to have at the top of education. That irks teach...

Read more

  • Iraqi refugees detained at JFK Airport following Trump executive order
Iraqi refugees detained at JFK Airport following Trump executive order

In Paris Saturday, French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Trump's orders "can only worry us". He said the ban was needed to keep out "radical Islamic terrorists". "I was really surprised", said Hameed Darweesh. KULISH: It feels as though as if there nearly isn't a process, as though the individual people trying to process and deal wit...

Read more

  • Here's how Trump could energize the pro-life movement
Here's how Trump could energize the pro-life movement

And suddenly, Finn realizes, her crowd is being heard. "What you do say is that the press doesn't cover them". The White House confirmed reports that Vice President Mike Pence would be speaking at Friday's event, the New York Times reported .

Read more

  • Republicans look poised for three-part plan to repeal and replace Obamacare
Republicans look poised for three-part plan to repeal and replace Obamacare

But no insurance requirements or financial assistance, she adds, made plans 'just out of reach'. The truth is that states that had such arrangements before the ACA were chronically underfunded with deductibles as high as $10,000 and premiums double those for healthy people.

Read more

  • Governor Abbott Champions School Choice At Annual Education Rally
Governor Abbott Champions School Choice At Annual Education Rally

This year there's a new proposal, creating an education savings account . That's because it is National School Choice Week. Backers of a plan to allow parents to use at least a portion of their school taxes for private education have been pitching the ideal without success to Texas lawmakers for at least 20 years.

Read more

  • Toomey 'pleased' with Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities
Toomey 'pleased' with Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities

Earlier, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said of Trump's executive order , "We're going to strip federal grant money from the sanctuary states and cities that harbor illegal immigrants". But even as he insisted that the executive order has weak legs, de Blasio offered his guess as to where funding could be cut, based on his office's pe...

Read more

  • Vote on Education Secretary Delayed Until Next Tuesday
Vote on Education Secretary Delayed Until Next Tuesday

DeVos has been a champion for school choice, especially in her home state of MI where she helped give poor families some of the same choices available to the rich. "Education is too important an issue, and the Secretary of Education is too important a position for the country and for this Committee, to jam a nominee through without sufficient quest...

Read more

  • The Greatest Show has a lasting effect
The Greatest Show has a lasting effect

The group has a total of 30 stops scheduled on its 2017 tour. While animal rights people celebrated the move, those in Philadelphia's vibrant circus-arts community say the news - while sad - could mark an opening for "contemporary circus to finally thrive".

Read more

  • Jeb Embraces Trump Education Pick
Jeb Embraces Trump Education Pick

DeVos' confirmation hearings are scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday and she faces fierce opposition from union leaders and the Democrats who are beholden to them. Federal data show MI, where DeVos was instrumental in pushing charter schools, has actually failed to keep up with other states in academics; it ranks near the bottom on national standardiz...

Read more

  • Schumer Announces He's Opposing Sessions for AG
Schumer Announces He's Opposing Sessions for AG

I don't doubt he's a good man. Bazelon neglected to mention that the victims of the alleged fraud were other African-Americans who went to the polls to vote and discovered that absentee ballots marked with their names had already been filed.

Read more

  • Will Packers offense succeed without Jordy Nelson?
Will Packers offense succeed without Jordy Nelson?

Packers, Cowboys tied with Giants for most playoff appearances at 32. #3 An Atlanta Falcons victory over the Seattle Seahawks - This one is the least important because I think the victor of Green Bay and Dallas is headed to the Super Bowl.

Read more

  • Steelers-Chiefs start time pushed back
Steelers-Chiefs start time pushed back

Tickets fell to just $26 on websites such as StubHub. This season alone, Roethlisberger has completed multiple passes to 15 different players. Ben Roethlisberger recorded five touchdowns and was nearly flawless on the day, hitting on 22 of 27 passes for 300-yards and throwing completions to nine different receivers.

Read more