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  • Senator Hagan introduces bill to turn around worst schools: Can it work?

    Senator Hagan introduces bill to turn around worst schools: Can it work?

    Sen. Kay Hagan (D) of North Carolina announced the School Turnaround and Rewards (STAR) Act on Thursday. She hopes it will be incorporated into a more comprehensive overhaul of No Child Left Behind.

  • Arizona may not enforce key parts of immigration law, court rules

    Arizona may not enforce key parts of immigration law, court rules

    Arizona officials criticize the appeals court ruling, which found that key sections of the immigration law are preempted by federal law. The ruling is a victory for the Obama administration.

  • Glenn Beck leaving Fox: his 10 most controversial statements (so far)

    Glenn Beck leaving Fox: his 10 most controversial statements (so far)

    With the news of Glenn Beck leaving Fox officially announced, it's time to reflect. The host has packed a lot of wallop in just two-plus years at Fox News. Conspiracy theories, apocalyptic predictions, and just plain eyebrow-raising statements have kept the folks at Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog group, busy. They track his show (along with many others) and take notes. Now that the show “Glenn Beck” is ending later this year, Media Matters has opened its files and shared some of the most noteworthy moments. We’ve whittled the list down to the 10 most controversial things Mr. Beck has said on Fox – so far, at least. It bears noting that Beck has a lot of followers, who admire his populist conservative critique of the Obama era. His Facebook page has more than 1.8 million fans -- coincidentally, the same number of viewers he had as of January (down from 2.9 million in January 2010). Whether those fans believe his every word is hard to tell. But, like any good showman, he knows how to draw a crowd.

  • Are Libya's rebels in disarray? Envoy calls disputes 'normal.'

    Are Libya's rebels in disarray? Envoy calls disputes 'normal.'

    Ali Aujali, Libya's former ambassador and the representative of the rebels in Washington, urges the coalition to 'destroy' Qaddafi's forces. He calls rebels' disputes 'a normal thing in any democracy.'

  • Obama on Libya: The dawn of a foreign policy doctrine?

    Obama on Libya: The dawn of a foreign policy doctrine?

    Libya may have been less a precedent than a case study in the president's blend of pragmatism and idealism.

  • Newt Gingrich's flip-flops

    The Vote Newt Gingrich's flip-flops

    Flip-flopping is an old charge in the rough-and-tumble world of politics. Mitt Romney has some explaining to do about health care, and Newt Gingrich seems to have back-flipped on Libya.

  • Immigration reform: Glimpse of the future in Arizona and Utah?

    Immigration reform: Glimpse of the future in Arizona and Utah?

    The business community was instrumental in defeating an Arizona birthright-citizenship bill and passing a Utah guest-worker program, suggesting it could be a key force on immigration reform.

  • Obama wants Qaddafi out of Libya, but what is he ready to do?

    Obama wants Qaddafi out of Libya, but what is he ready to do?

    Amid calls for a no-fly zone, Obama says a wide range of options are being discussed to deal with Libya. Analysts say he is in no hurry to use force, especially not unilaterally, to oust Qaddafi.

  • As Middle East boils, a debate simmers: Is President Obama doing enough?

    As Middle East boils, a debate simmers: Is President Obama doing enough?

    As President Obama confronts historic turmoil in the Middle East, some in Washington say he should embrace a more idealistic posture. Others says his cautious pragmatism is the best course.

  • Conflict minerals: Genocide in your gadgets?

    Conflict minerals: Genocide in your gadgets?

    Firms try to limit conflict minerals in electronics. It's no easy task.