The U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says if Congress doesn’t reauthorize No Child Left Behind he’ll deal with schools directly, which has ruffled some feathers in Virginia. Policy makers on all sides of the issue argue more flexibility is needed in federal education policy, but how flexibility is defined is another debate all together.
Several lawmakers in the Washington, D.C. region say it’s a good thing embattled Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner has now resigned from Congress. Reporters on Capitol Hill were clamoring for news about the story to the ire of many lawmakers who say the national debt and national security ought to take precedent.
U.S. Park Police temporarily closed down the Jefferson Memorial today after dancers defied a judge’s order declaring dancing at the monument illegal. The demonstrators were upset that five people were arrested the previous weekend for busting their moves at the memorial.
NATO’s bombing of Qaddafi’s compound resumed within hours of the release of fresh video of the Libyan leader. Among the destruction was the façade of a building reserved for hosting VIP guests. Coincidence? In an interview, Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the military alliance wants to help Libya but is not targeting individuals.
The national debt is discussed a lot in the abstract, but to borrow trillions of dollars the U.S. government must physically auction off its debt. The Treasury Department has a bureau devoted to just that. It’s closed to the public, but, as it turns out, not to U.S. senators.
For the second weekend in a row hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, D.C. after a week of watching intense clashes on TV the Egyptian American community came out en masse to show solidarity with their family and friends in Egypt.